Museveni secures controversial sixth term

Uganda’s longtime President Yoweri Museveni has secured a sixth term in office that will take his reign into a fourth decade following a poll in which the electoral commission says he secured 58.6 percent of the vote, but his rivals say was marred by irregularities....

Namibia’s agriculture sector not ‘out the woods’ yet

The second quarter of 2020 saw Namibia’s agricultural sector pick up by about 50%, though those levels could not be maintained and the third quarter experienced a decline of 3.5%. According to Agribank of Namibia, recent floods and the outbreak of Foot and Mouth...

Dutch government resigns over scandal

The Dutch government resigned on Friday over a child benefits scandal that saw thousands falsely accused of child benefit fraud over a six year period. FSN’s Lucy Hough reports that the move threatens political turmoil as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.

UN troops recapture CAR town

United Nations peacekeeping troops said they have retaken control of a city in the Central African Republic captured two weeks ago by armed groups waging an offensive against the government. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb, reporting from Bangui, said: “Rwandan peacekeeping...

Multichoice says it’s not the problem

African broadcast giant MultiChoice says that attempts by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa to level the playing fields among local broadcasters will have unintended consequences.The Daily Maverick reports that the regulatory authority believes...

Kunene police concerned about rise in cases

Regional police commander for the Kunene Region, Commissioner James Nderura Kunene and health director Thomas Shapumba expressed concern over the sudden skyrocketing COVID-19 cases in the region, citing negligence from residents as one of the main causes. Nderura...

At least 34 killed in Indonesian earthquake

At least 34 people have been killed and more than 600 injured after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck and toppled buildings in Indonesia’s Sulawesi island in the early hours of Friday morning. Al Jazeera reports that the epicentre of the quake, which has also...

Dozens of civilians killed in eastern DRC

Forty-six civilians are reported to have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a senior provincial official said on Thursday, blaming the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces armed group believed to...

SUN calls for Ministry official to be investigated

The Student Union of Namibia has expressed dismay over pornographic images circulating online, alleged to be those of a senior official at the Ministry of Sport, Youth, and National Service taken in an office setting. With the SUN having said in a press release that...

US/China trade war cost hundreds of thousands of jobs

United States President Donald Trump’s trade war with China has caused a peak loss of 245,000 US jobs, but a gradual scaling back of tariffs on both sides would boost growth and lead to an additional 145,000 jobs by 2025, a study commissioned by the US-China Business...