Tanzania U-turns on latest sugar imports ban
The Minister for Agriculture, Mr Japhet Hasunga, told journalists on Wednesday that the government was now content with the plans by local manufacturers to produce more sugar.
Party leaders sign loyalty pledge to Kabila
Democratic Republic of Congo ex-president Joseph Kabila, who yielded power to Felix Tshisekedi after December elections, moved Wednesday to assert his political clout, making the leaders of his FCC coalition sign a loyalty pledge.
No more ads for Rwanda's herbalists
Rwanda has threatened sanctions on media houses that offer advertising services to traditional healers or “any other prohibited health or medical related programmes”.
2 camps differ on measures to curb trafficking in ivory
One camp, led by Kenya and made up of Benin, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Niger and Togo, wants tighter controls to curb illicit killing of the mammal for tusks while the other — comprised of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia – wants ...
ANC under pressure to repay ‘kickbacks’
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been challenged to repay the millions of rands it received from controversial management company, Bosasa.
Nairobi attack reveals 'new breed' of Shabaab recruits
Police are hunting Ali Salim Gichunge, the suspected mastermind of the January 15 attack on the Dusit hotel and office complex that left 21 dead, and Violet Kemunto Omwoyo, described as a Christian convert to Islam.
Murder of driver in South Sudan stalls Uganda exports
According to a truck driver who spoke to Daily Monitor on condition of anonymity, Mr Yako was shot dead by armed men in South Sudanese military and police fatigues, who had staged a roadblock and demanded money from him.
Why do zebras have stripes?
It appears stripes make terrible landing strips, bamboozling the fierce blood-sucking flies that try to feast on zebras and carry deadly diseases.