Cameroon Massacre: At least 14 Children Killed

The United Nations has reported as many as 22 villagers, including 14 children dead in a massacre in the anglophone area of Cameroon. An opposition party is blaming the killings on the army. Armed men carried out the massacre on Friday in the village of Ntumbo in the Northwest Region, James Nunan, a local official […]

Queen of Katwe star dies at 15

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, a Ugandan child actress who starred in Disney’s movie, Queen of Katwe has died at the age of 15. The teenage star of Queen of Katwe died of brain tumour, according to Gayaza High School, which she had reportedly attended since 2018. Waligwa, who played the role of Gloria, a younger friend of the […]

Mass Graves: More than 6,000 Bodies Found in Burundi

Authorities in Burundi have announced the discovery of more than 6,000 bodies in six mass graves in the Karusi province. The findings in Karusi province are the largest since the government launched a nationwide excavation in January. Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, chairman of the country’s truth and reconciliation commission, told journalists on Friday that the remains of 6,032 victims, as […]

Coronavirus: The latest Updates

The coronavirus named COVID-19 continues to be a major cause for concern for people all over the world. As at the time of this report, at least 1,655 people have died while 68,500 infections have been confirmed. Here are the latest updates. First Case of Coronavirus in Africa. Africa has recorded its first case of […]

Malawi Court rejects Election Results

Malawi’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday threw out an application by President Peter Mutharika and the country’s electoral commission to suspend a landmark judgement that annulled last May’s presidential elections. The court last week overturned the results that saw President Mutharika narrowly re-elected citing widespread irregularities – especially the enormous use of correction fluid on tally sheets. A […]

Hate Speech: Ethiopia passes New Bill into Law

A few months to elections, Ethiopia’s parliament has passed a law punishing hate speech and misinformation with hefty fines and long jail terms. The bill was passed despite rights groups saying it undermines free speech months before a major election. Nearly 300 legislators voted in favour of the bill on Thursday, with 23 votes against […]