Malawi’s Vice President arrested for corruption

For the first time in Malawi’s history, a sitting Vice-President is facing six corruption charges. After months of investigation, the country’s Vice President, Saulos Chilima, was today arrested by the Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau over graft allegations. Trouble started for Chilima in June when the watchdog first accused him of receiving $280,000 from a British businessman, … Read more

Ebola cases reduce in Uganda

On 20 September 2022, Uganda was forced to declare the invasion of Ebola disease in its Western Region and Central Region. The over two months war against the virus is said to have been sparked by a Sudan ebolavirus species. According to reports, there are currently seven Ugandan districts affected by the virus. They are … Read more

France ends aid to Mali

  Mali is facing more woes, with the halt of development assistance from France becoming the latest. French media reports and Foreign Ministry officials cited the presence of Wagner mercenaries from Russia as reason for the halt. This is coming three months after French troops finalized its pullout due to Bamako’s alleged hiring of paramilitaries … Read more

UNESCO celebrates 50th anniversary; aims to increase African presence

There are 147 World Heritage Sites in Africa recognized and designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO. These sites are located in 46 countries, also known as “state parties.” They include Mbanza Kongo, Vestiges in Angola; Royal Palaces of Abomey and W-Arly-Pendjari Complex in Benin Republic; Okavango Delta and Tsodilo in … Read more

Liberia census boss sacked

Liberia’s President, George Weah, has sacked the Acting Director of the country’s census body, Wilmot Smith, and one of his deputies, Alex Williams, with immediate effect. The dismal, announced in a statement, comes amid confusion over the country’s much-postponed population count, which is expected to end on November 22. The statement based the decision “on … Read more