Monthly Archives: April 2015

It’s showtime! NBA announces its first game in Africa

The NBA announced Wednesday that it will play its first ever exhibition game in Africa on August 1 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa. Team Africa will tip-off against Team World and will feature two-time NBA All-Star Luol Deng, born in South Sudan, as its captain. The Miami Heat star will lead a […]

South Africa: Uneasy Calm in Johannesburg After Anti-Immigrant Riots

An uneasy calm prevails in South Africa’s financial hub, Johannesburg, on the third day since violence against foreigners erupted in the city. People were on alert on Sunday for further incidents after the city saw an outbreak of anti-immigrant attacks in certain neighbourhoods. At least six people have been killed and more than 1,000 people […]

South Africa arrests hundreds over xenophobic violence

Police arrest more than 300 for crimes against migrants, after violence kills eight and displaces more than 1,000.   South Africa’s government has vowed to crack down on xenophobic violence, after arresting more than 300 people for a range of crimes against migrants. Authorities said on Sunday in Johannesburg that 307 suspects had been arrested […]

South Africa: President Mugabe Arrives in SA for State Visit

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has this evening arrived on South African soil ahead of his two-day State Visit. President Mugabe – wearing a smart grey suit – was accompanied by his wife, Grace Mugabe, when he touched down at Waterkloof Air Force Base just after 5pm and disembarked one of Air Zimbabwe’s 767-200Rs. The two […]

Zimbabwe’s expelled Zanu-PF members to form new party

An expelled member of Zimbabwe’s ruling party says a new party will be formed to challenge President Robert Mugabe. Didymus Mutasa told the BBC the new party would also be called Zanu but the initials PF would stand for “People First” not “Patriotic Front”. Zanu-PF expelled Mr Mutasa and other senior members after accusing them […]

Nigeria: Kerry On Nigerian Election Results

The United States congratulates the people of Nigeria and the Nigerian Government on historic and largely peaceful elections the weekend of March 28. We especially applaud all voters who showed patience and demonstrated their commitment to participate in the democratic process. The United States commends Nigeria’s Independent National Election Commission (INEC) and its Chairman, Attahiru […]

Kenya: Garissa Attack Death Toll Rises to 70, Police Announce Curfew in Garissa, Mandera, Tana River and Wajir Counties

Garissa attack death toll rises to 70, police announce curfew in Garissa, Mandera, Tana River and Wajir counties Police have announced a curfew in four counties with the death toll in the Garissa University attack rising to 70. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett announced that Garissa, Tana River, Mandera and Wajir counties will be […]