NAIROBI- Kenya’s high court on Friday upheld a law banning gay sex, keeping same sex relations punishable by 14 years in jail in the East African nation and drawing strong criticism from the United Nations and rights activists.
KAMPALA - Uganda on Saturday protested an incursion by Rwandan soldiers on its territory that it said resulted in two deaths, a development that could inflame already tense relations between the neighbours.
GABORNE - Former Botswana President Ian Khama quit the ruling party on Saturday as a policy feud with his hand-picked successor deepened, threatening to split the party that has ruled the country since independence in 1966.
Johannesburg- Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veteran Carl Niehaus says former president Jacob Zuma's legal battle has been littered with political interference as the trial continues in the KwaZuluNatal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.
PRETORIA - Trade unionist-turned-businessman Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as South Africa’s president on Saturday, vowing to create jobs and tackle deep-rooted corruption that has strangled economic growth.
Maputo - Mozambique?s minister of justice, Joaquim Veríssimo, has said that the public has every interest in seeing Manuel Chang, a former minister of finance, face justice in his own country for alleged corruption in the ?hidden debts? case, rather than being sent to the US to face prosecution there.
PARIS - Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, speaking on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron, ruled out a ceasefire and said he wanted to rid the capital of militias that had “infested” the U.N.-backed government, a French presidential official said.
GENEVA - The United Nations named an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator on Thursday to help improve efforts to contain a 10-month epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people.
ABUJA - Islamic State’s West Africa branch claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a raid in Nigeria two days earlier in which it said 20 soldiers had been killed, and released a video purporting to show the execution of nine other Nigerian soldiers.