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Anti Kabila Demonstrator Killed By DRC Police

By APN &Agencies Kinshasa Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa shot dead an anti-government protester and wounded two others during church-led demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila on Sunday. Catholic and evangelical churchgoers across Congo had been meant to take to the streets following Sunday services. However, armed security forces surrounded Kinshasa’s […]

International

Passenger plane crashes in Iran mountains

BY AGENCIES A passenger plane carrying at least 60 people has crashed in a mountainous area of central Iran. The plane came down in the Zagros Mountains near the city of Semirom in Isfahan province while flying between Tehran and the south-western city of Yasuj. “All emergency forces are on alert,” an emergency services spokesman […]

International Politics

Jacob Zuma Resigns as South African President

South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned his office with immediate effect. He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Earlier, Mr Zuma’s governing ANC party told him to resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday. The 75-year-old has been under increasing pressure […]

National

U.S. and UK Governments Announce Support for Off-Grid Energy Solutions

By APN Reporter Kampala Power Africa, a U.S. Government-led initiative, today announced the launch of the Power Africa Uganda Electricity Supply Accelerator, an $11 million activity that will support the Government of Uganda’s electrification goals. The Accelerator will facilitate the addition of 1,000 megawatts of generation capacity and 1,000,000 new electricity connections by 2020. The […]

Business

Africa Energy Forum to be hosted in Mauritius for 20th anniversary celebrations

By APN & Agencies The annual Africa Energy Forum will celebrate its 20th birthday by inviting the international energy community to Mauritius for the four day conference and private exhibition. Two hotels will be reserved for the duration of the conference with the AEF Village to be purposely built on the grounds of a football […]

International

Fidel Castro’s Son Commits Suicide

By NBC News The eldest son of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro took his own life Thursday while living on the island his father ruled as president for more than 40 years. Two Cuban government sources confirmed to NBC News that Fidel Angel Castro Diaz-Balart, 68, died on Friday morning following months-long treatment “for a […]

Sports

Chelsea face Barcelona after Champions League round of 16 draw

APN Agencies Chelsea have been drawn against Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Tottenham will face Italian champions Juventus. Premier League leaders Manchester City will play Switzerland’s Basel, Manchester United face La Liga side Sevilla and Liverpool take on Portugal’s Porto. Holders Real Madrid will face Paris St-Germain. A record five […]

Sports

Zimbabwe Pull out of Cecafa

APN Reporter The Zimbabwe Warriors have pulled out of the 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup slated to run from 3rd December 17th in Kenya. Council for East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) has confirmed the development. The Cosafa Champions were slated to open their campaign in the regional tournament against Uganda Cranes on 4th […]

East Africa

Rwanda Police Asks Miners to Priotize Safety

By Jean Ndahimana Kigali Mining companies operating in Gakenke District have been reminded to prioritise safety of their employees and security of their concessions to prevent disasters and loss of lives that arise out of recklessness and illegal mining activities. The call was made on November 27 during a meeting that brought together miners, Police […]

Sports

Mbarara City Settles for a Draw against KCCA

By APN Reporter Mbarara The Ankole lions today evening settled for a goalless draw against football giants Kampala Capital city authority in match played at Kakyeka stadium. The well attended match saw Mbarara city football club wasting several chances in front of the goal but the team was also good at denying Kampala Capital city […]