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South Africa:Five years in jail for Oscar Pistorius PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:51

Five years in jail for Oscar Pistorius

By Staff reporter

PRETORIA - Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, and a three year suspended sentence for negligently firing a gun.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:53
Mozambique:Vote counting stopped in province PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 October 2014 21:32

Vote counting stopped in Mozambican province

By Agencies
Vote counting in Mozambique's north-western province has been stopped over fraud allegations.

Tanzania:South Sudan rivals in for talks PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 October 2014 21:27

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 file photo, rebel soldiers guard the village of Majieng, about 6km from the town of Bentiu, in South Sudan. Sudan's government plans to increase military assistance to rebels in South Sudan, which could prolong the south's civil war and return the region to a wider conflict, according to leaked documents that a top American expert on Sudan has concluded are real. (AP Photo/Matthew Abbott, File)

By Africafrique and agencies

Warring South Sudanese factions were meeting Monday in Tanzania in the latest bid to end a 10-month civil war in which thousands have been killed, a presidential aide said.

Zambia:Sata flown out for medical check PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 October 2014 21:17

By Staff reporter
LUSAKA - Zambian President Michael Sata, who has not been seen in public in weeks, has left the country for a medical check-up, the presidency said Monday.

Egypt: 7 soldiers Killed by bombs in Sinai PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 October 2014 21:07

This file photo shows Egyptian military forces in the restive Sinai Peninsula.

By Staff reporter
Seven Egyptian army troopers have lost their lives and six other were critically injured when an explosion ripped through their car in the Sinai Peninsula of the North African country.

DR Congo:UN blasts Kinshasa for expelling top envoy PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 October 2014 06:59

UN flag

By Staff reporter
Geneva - The UN rights chief on Sunday condemned Kinshasa for expelling his top envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and accused the authorities of intimidating other members of his staff.

Algeria-Morocco tensions flare over border shooting PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 October 2014 06:49

By Agencies
Tensions flared Sunday between Algeria and Morocco after Rabat accused an Algerian soldier of firing on Moroccan civilians across their shared border and seriously wounding one of them.

Kenya:Soldiers kill five suspected Islamist terrorists PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 October 2014 06:43

By Staff reporter
NAIROBI - A Kenyan military spokesman says Kenyan soldiers stopped a terror attack by killing five suspected Islamic extremist bombers attempting to cross into Kenya from Ethiopia in a car carrying explosives and six suicide vests.

Libya:75 people killed in five days of fighting in Benghazi PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 October 2014 06:37

By Staff reporter
BENGHAZI - Nine people were killed Sunday in new violence in Benghazi where pro-government forces have launched an offensive against Islamist militias, raising the death toll to 75 in five days, medics said.

Nigeria:Doubts about Boko Haram truce after raids PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 October 2014 06:28

By Staff reporter
Reports of fresh fighting in Nigeria’s northeast have raised doubts about the validity of a ceasefire reached between the Nigerian army and Boko Haram Islamist militants.

Liberia:Calls on all nations to help in Ebola fight PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 October 2014 06:22

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

By Africafrique and agencies

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on all countries to commit to the battle against the deadly Ebola virus, which has spread across West African countries.

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