General Muhoonzi: Uganda’s Museveni apologizes to Kenya for son’s invasion tweets

CNN — President Yoweri Museveni has apologized to Kenyans over tweets posted by his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba that had repeatedly threatened to invade Uganda’s East African neighbor. In a series of tweets on Monday and Tuesday, Kainerugaba posted provocative messages, including proposing the unification of Kenya and Uganda. “It wouldn’t take us, my army and … Read more

India-made cough syrups may be tied to 66 deaths in Gambia: WHO | Business and Economy News

The WHO regulator also issued a medical product alert asking to remove Maiden Pharma goods from the market. The deaths of dozens of children in The Gambia from kidney injuries may be linked to contaminated cough and cold syrups made by an Indian drug manufacturer, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. WHO Director-General Tedros … Read more

Maiden Pharma: Gambia child deaths linked to cough syrups made in India, says WHO

The deaths of dozens of young children in Gambia from acute kidney injuries may be linked to contaminated cough and cold syrups made by an Indian drug manufacturer, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The findings, announced by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, followed tests on several medicinal syrups that were suspected of causing … Read more

Ethiopian government, Tigray rebels accept peace talks invitation | Abiy Ahmed News

The African Union invited the rival parties to negotiations in South Africa aimed at ending a two-year conflict. Ethiopia’s government and rebels from the country’s Tigray region say they have accepted an invitation by the African Union to participate in peace talks in South Africa. The African Union (AU) invited the rival parties to negotiations … Read more

‘So many children dying’: Somalia drought brings famine near

By CARA ANNA October 5, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-world-news-droughts-animals-africa-1c16ab8f57268ee2043861326a65d09d DOLLOW, Somalia (AP) — A man in a donkey cart comes wheeling through the dust, carrying two small, silent boys. The sky is overcast. It could rain. It won’t. It hasn’t for a very long time. Mohamed Ahmed Diriye is 60 years old, and he’s completing the … Read more

Uganda’s president fires military son after offensive tweets

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired his son as commander of the nation’s infantry forces Tuesday after the son tweeted an unprovoked threat to capture the capital of neighboring Kenya, drawing widespread concern in East Africa. Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, dubbed ‘the tweeting general’ of Uganda, in recent months had sparked anger … Read more

Ibrahim Traore: Who is the soldier behind Burkina Faso’s latest coup?

Reuters — As a heavily armed convoy drove through a cheering crowd in Burkina Faso’s capital on Sunday morning, the boyish face of the country’s latest military ruler, Captain Ibrahim Traore, emerged from the turret of an armored personnel carrier. Sporting fatigues and a red beret, the 34-year-old smiled and raised his thumb as onlookers … Read more

Mediator: Ousted Burkina Faso leader offers resignation

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s bold coup leader has offered his resignation as long as his security and other conditions were met, and the new junta leader who overthrew him has accepted the deal, religious leaders mediating the West African nation’s latest political crisis said Sunday. A joint spokesman later announced on state … Read more

Burkina Faso: Military official declares dissolution of government and removal of leader

A new military takeover has been declared in Burkina Faso, after a day marked by gunfire and confusion in the capital city of Ouagadougou. The country’s land and aerial borders have been closed, and its constitution suspended. In an announcement on state television late Friday, the Burkina Faso military official announced the dissolution of the … Read more

Army officers appear on Burkina Faso TV, declare new coup

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — More than a dozen members of Burkina Faso’s army seized control of state television late Friday, declaring that the country’s coup leader-turned-president, Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, had been overthrown after only nine months in power. A statement read by a joint spokesman said Capt. Ibrahim Traore is the … Read more