Former US congressman Reynolds arrested for porn in Zimbabwe

Once a Rhodes Scholar, former US Rep Melvin Jay Reynolds (Democrat) has been arrested in Zimbabwe on suspicion of possessing pornography and an immigration offence.

Nigerian businesses urge parliament to pass key oil reform bill

Nigerian businesses called on the country's parliament to urgently pass a landmark energy bill, saying the legislation holds the key to solving corruption and other forms of fiscal problems in Africa's biggest oil producer

Piracy epicentre shifts to West Africa

The oil-rich West African Gulf of Guinea is ominously emerging as the epicentre of armed piracy, confirms the half-yearly report released by piracy watchdog International Maritime Bureau (IMB) of the International Chamber of Commerce.

What REALLY happened: Behind Obama’s “Africa Trip”

China is Africa's number 1 trading partner. To counter Chinese influence and reinforce US presence, President Barack Obama set out on a week long Africa Trip 2013. However, Obama's propaganda tour which cost a hundred million dollars of American taxpayers monies did not go so well. It started out fine in Senegal, but when he came to South Africa, it went downhill which was not really highlighted in the Western mainstream media. It was total fiasco: He was confronted by thousands of workers and students who called him a "slave-trader," and accused him of war crimes and the betrayal of his electoral promises. Obama couldn’t even organise a photo-op at Nelson Mandela’s bedside, a symbolic image he had counted on as Italian geographer and geopolitical scientist reports.

Madagascar gets hit by “Uncontrolled locust plague”, threatening food security

In Madagascar, "a largely uncontrolled locust plague" is in development, which by September is expected to infest two-thirds of the large island. If not checked, the locusts will finish off the entire crops of more than half of the population.

Wave of executions resume in Nigeria after 7-year break

Four hangings have already been executed and a fifth is in preparation in Nigeria. The country had imposed a moratorium on state executions in 2006, but governors are now rushed to sign death warrants as President Goodluck Jonathan lifted the ban.

Change looms for Ethiopia’s ancient salt trade

The Ethiopian salt blocks, which were once used as a unit of money, are sold across Ethiopia, many of them to farmers to provide their animals with essential minerals. Ethiopia has the largest livestock population on the African continent. However, the tradition of hacking salt slabs from the earth’s crust and transporting them by camel is changing as a paved road is built across the northern Afar region.

Sudan’s Bashir threatens South Sudan to close oil pipelines forever

Sudanese President Omar al- Bashir threatened with a final warning to cut South Sudan's oil exports for the international market through Sudan's pipelines if South Sudan continued supporting the rebels of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in South Kordofan, Sudan. Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) rebels fighting in war-torn South Kordofan and Blue Nile states -- former comrades of the South who fought together in Sudan's 1983-2005 civil war -- as well as in Darfur.

ICC targets Africans on race basis: African Union chair

The International Criminal Court is targeting Africans on a racial basis, the African Union chairman said Monday, as the continental bloc urged crimes against humanity trials for Kenya's leaders be moved to their home country.

Uganda’s Museveni claims ICC insincere, alleges plot to lock up Kenyatta

May 26, 2013 (TSR) - Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has sensationally claimed that there is a plot to detain President Uhuru Kenyatta at The Hague when his trial begins...

Sudan Hosts Arab Food Security Conference, Aims to be “Food Basket’ to Arab World

by Staff Reporter May 20, 2013 (TSR) - An Investment and Arab Food Security Conference, organized by the Sudanese Businessmen and Employers Federation (SBOEF), in collaboration with the Arab Chambers...

Uganda’s President Museveni Reaffirms Support to President Assad and Syrian People

Rejecting of any attempt to violate the principles of the international law and the non-intervention in the internal affairs of sovereign countries, Uganda reaffirms their unwaivering support for reaching a peaceful political solution by dialogue to the crisis in a way that guarantees the respect for Syria's sovereignty.