U.S. urges EU to recognise Guaido as Venezuela’s president
Mr Guaido, the Head of Venezuela’s National Assembly, declared himself president of the crisis-wracked country in January, piling pressure on the president, Nicolas Maduro.
Egyptian parliament votes to extend president’s term limits
If the proposed amendments is finally adopted, Mr al-Sissi can run for two more terms – six years each, potentially staying in power until 2034.
Egypt executes three over police officer’s killing
At least five others are serving a 10-year sentence in the same case.
Dubai, Chinese firm battle in Hong Kong for Djibouti Ports
China Merchants Port Holdings controls the controversial 1,150-hectare Port of Hambantota, which Sri Lanka handed over to China on a 99-year lease.
13 quarantined in Uganda after contacting dead body suspected of Ebola
The people travelled to DRC’s Bunia hospital to repatriate the body of the deceased 46 year old male for burial in the eastern district of Tororo.
UK’s May seeks more time to find Brexit deal, tells lawmakers
Parliament is to hold a debate on Brexit on February 14.
Soyinka, Falana, Femi Kuti, others petition against Uganda’s censorship law
The government is proposing regulations that include vetting new songs, videos and film scripts, prior to their release.
Alabama executes inmate without imam following Supreme Court ruling
Ray was sentenced to death for the murder of 15-year-old Tiffany Harville in 1995.
Zimbabwe: 15 killed in ruthless crackdown on protesters – Amnesty International
“The Zimbabwean authorities will never be able to convince anyone that the country is open for business if they continue to crack down on anyone who dares to criticize them.”
10 separatists killed, six soldiers wounded in Cameroon clash – Official
The Cameroonian army regularly refers to armed separatists as “secessionist terrorists.”
22 die in measles outbreak in the Philippine’s regions
An official blamed the high number of cases on low vaccination rates among children.
Ugandan minister lists ‘sexy, curvy women’ as tourist attraction
Tourism is a top foreign exchange earner for Uganda.
Ethiopian parliament passes ‘Africa’s strongest’ tobacco control legislation
The law will save lives and protect over 105 million people in Africa’s second most populous nation, experts say.
ECOWAS, AfDB to build six-lane Accra-Abidjan-Lagos highway
The cities to be connected include Lagos, Accra, Lomé and Cotonou.
Trump to focus on immigration in State of the Union
The U.S. Constitution requires that the president provide updates on the state of the union from time to time.
1,200-year-old Bible found in South-eastern Turkey
Three suspects were nabbed while trying to sell the ancient book
Zambia orders suspension of DSTV show over homosexuality
The show was launched in January.