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Africa

Uganda lifts blockade of defeated opposition leader's home
Africa

Uganda lifts blockade of defeated opposition leader's home

  • Ugandan troops have withdrawn from around the home of opposition leader and pop star Bobi Wine, ending his house arrest since the 14th of January.
  • With the vote behind him and fraud claims by Wine failing to gain significant traction, Museveni appears to be calculating that he can mollify pressure from Western allies to free his rival without significant risk to his power base.
Published 26 Jan, 2021 04:18pm
Rwanda's Kagame backs proposed global social protection fund
Africa

Rwanda's Kagame backs proposed global social protection fund

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed glaring inequalities among the world's workers.
  • "This is a bold idea that merits serious consideration by policymakers," the president said.
  • "It will go to the G20 this year," she said of the proposal, which also aims to help the world's poorest nations start to bridge an $80 billion funding gap for social protections.
Published 25 Jan, 2021 05:43pm
Tropical cyclone Eloise makes landfall in Mozambique, loses strength
Africa

Tropical cyclone Eloise makes landfall in Mozambique, loses strength

  • "Eloise made landfall around 2:30 a.m. in the morning with wind speeds of 160 kilometres per hour (kph)(99 miles per hour)," said Mbazhi Maliage.
  • Rains had now subsided and EDM was assessing the damage, the source said, while internet and telephone lines were also down in several coastal and inland districts around Beira.
Published 23 Jan, 2021 05:46pm
Another storm, growing stronger, set to hit central Mozambique
Africa

Another storm, growing stronger, set to hit central Mozambique

  • Tropical storm Eloise is currently over the Mozambique channel and is expected to slam into the country's central region on Saturday.
  • Idai killed more than 1,000 people across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, with Mozambique the worst affected.
Published 22 Jan, 2021 04:31pm