VBS Bank Heist Suspects Arrested by the Hawks

Suspects allegedly behind the plundering and collapse of the Venda Building Society (VBS) Mutual Bank have been arrested by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks). Four suspects were arrested when the Hawks descended on 10 properties in Gauteng and Limpopo on Wednesday morning. While the further three will hand themselves over to the investigators. […]

Nigeria: Doctors go on Strike over lack of PPE

Doctors in Nigeria state-runned hospitals have gone on strike over complaints of welfare and inadequate protective equipment. Though they have said medics treating coronavirus patients will keep working. Nigeria has recorded 17,148 cases and 455 deaths since the first documented case of the coronavirus in February. More than 800 health workers have been infected by the […]

Magufuli Dissolves Parliament Ahead of October Elections

Ahead of the elections due in October, Tanzania’s parliament has been dissolved according to constitution. President John Magufuli has also pledged a free and fair in the country. Magufuli, who took office in 2015 urged all political parties to “avoid insults and violence” while campaigning. The constitution requires that the 393-seat legislature be dissolved ahead […]

UN Peacekeeping Mission attacked in Mali

The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali has confirmed that two of its soldiers were killed in an attack on their convoy in the country’s north. A logistical convoy of the UN peacekeeping mission travelling between the towns of Tessalit and Gao was attacked on Saturday evening. According to a statement from the mission also known […]

Moderna to test coronavirus vaccine on 30,000 people

Moderna is set to test the coronavirus vaccine. The Pharmaceutical company announced on Thursday that it is on track to begin the final-stage clinical trial of its vaccine for the novel coronavirus by July. Moderna was the first company to begin human clinical trials of its vaccine candidate in the U.S. The last stage of […]

Vital Kamerhe to get 20-year Jail term in Embezzlement Case

Prosecutors in the DRC are seeking a 20-year prison sentence for Vital Kamerhe, President Felix Tshisekedi’s chief of staff. Kamerhe is currently on trial for his alleged role in the embezzlement of more than $50m of public funds The prosecution on Thursday also asked that Kamerhe be disqualified from holding public office for 10 years after completing his […]