Desert Locust spreads to Uganda

There is panic amongst the farmers, pastoralists and leaders in the Karamoja region as swarms of deadly desert locusts Sunday entered Uganda through Amudat District. Government officials are currently meeting to prepare how to prevent the locusts that have ravaged several parts of Kenya, from spreading to other parts of Uganda. The Prime Minister Dr […]

Botswana auctions 6 licenses to Kill 60 Elephants

Botswana, home to the world’s largest elephant population, has held its first major auction for trophy elephant hunting quotas since scrapping a hunting ban last year.  Six licences to hunt a total of 60 elephants were auctioned on Friday. The license to hunt is the first since President Mokgweetsi Masisi revoked a five-year moratorium in […]

Cameroon goes to the Poll amidst Opposition Boycott

Polls closed in Cameroon on Sunday in an election overshadowed by a partial opposition boycott and separatist violence that has displaced hundreds of thousands in the region. The elections were the first in seven years after two postponements. The polls witnessed a low turnout of voters in the English-speaking Northwest and Southwest Regions. An opposition […]

Maesaiah Thabane charged with the Murder of Lipolelo Thabane

Lesotho’s First Lady Maesaiah Thabane is finally in police custody after a month on the run. Maesaiah Thabane was on Wednesday served with charges over the killing of her predecessor, former First Lady Lipolelo Thabane. The late Mrs. Thabane was shot dead in the capital, Maseru, just two days before Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s inauguration […]

Okada Ban: Lagos Residents unhappy with the New Ban

Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria has been experiencing a widespread disruption due to the ban on motorbikes and tricycles otherwise known as okada ban. There are long queues at bus stations even though extra transport was laid on, while some walked for miles. Commercial motorbikes (okada) are the most common form of public transport […]

Court issues Arrest Warrant for Jacob Zuma

A South African court has issued an arrest warrant for former President Jacob Zuma after he did not appear at a pre-trial hearing on grounds of needing medical treatment. The judge has however stayed the warrant until the case resumes on May 6. Jacob Zuma’s lawyer presented the judge with a sick note from what […]