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Desmond Tutu warns of ‘Nazi’ parallel to Uganda anti-gay law

Posted by admin on February 23, 2014

Desmond Tutu warns of ‘Nazi’ parallel to Uganda anti-gay law

South African peace icon Desmond Tutu warned Sunday that Uganda’s controversial anti-gay law recalled sinister attempts by the Nazi and apartheid regimes to “legislate against love”.

Mugabe wants Nyerere honoured for his role in freedom struggle

Posted by admin on February 23, 2014

Mugabe wants Nyerere honoured for his role in freedom struggle

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe says failure by African leaders to honour Tanzania’s president Julius Nyerere for his role in liberating the continent is embarrassing.  

Algeria’s ailing Bouteflika to seek 4th term

Posted by admin on February 23, 2014

Algeria’s ailing Bouteflika to seek 4th term

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, will run for a fourth term in April in response to demands from his supporters, officials said on Sunday.

Ghana’s Komla Dumor finally laid to rest

Posted by admin on February 23, 2014

Ghana’s Komla Dumor finally laid to rest

The late Ghanaian British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) presenter, Komla Dumor, who died in his home in London on January 18, has been laid to rest in Accra after a requiem mass at the forecourt of the State House, a honour reserved to important personalities.

Africa should be grateful to Julius Nyerere, says Robert Mugabe

Posted by admin on February 23, 2014

Africa should be grateful to Julius Nyerere, says Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has described the failure by African leaders to honour Julius Nyerere, Tanzania’s first president, for his role in liberating the continent as embarrassing.

I’ll work with Russians, Yoweri Museveni tells Barack Obama

Posted by admin on February 23, 2014

I’ll work with Russians, Yoweri Museveni tells Barack Obama

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has said he will work with the Russian government because they don’t meddle in the internal affairs of other countries.

Tanzania takes lead in minting millionaires

Posted by admin on February 23, 2014

Tanzania takes lead in minting millionaires

Tanzania is creating dollar millionaires faster than any other East African country, a new report says.

UN reports mass killings in South Sudan

Posted by admin on February 23, 2014

UN reports mass killings in South Sudan

Kenyan women were subjected to sexual violence in the South Sudan towns of Rubkona and Bentiu in the second half of December, the United Nations Mission has said.

South Africa’s Malema demands ‘real freedom’ for blacks

Posted by admin on February 22, 2014

South Africa’s Malema demands ‘real freedom’ for blacks

Populist South African leader Julius Malema presented a typically fiery manifesto for upcoming elections to a stadium packed with supporters on Saturday, calling for “real freedom” for the black majority.

Sudanese court sends raped woman to jail

Posted by admin on February 22, 2014

Sudanese court sends raped woman to jail

An Ethiopian woman who says she was gang-raped in Sudan has been convicted of “indecent acts”.