The Africa Report

Mozambique's Renamo opposition party extends ceasefire to aid peace talks


Mozambique's Renamo opposition party said on Tuesday it had extended a ceasefire by two months to allow talks with President Filipe Nyusi's government, raising hopes for a nascent peace process. Both sides have clashed sporadically since Renamo challenged the results of the southern African nation's 2014 elections.   Nigeria's government rolls out new scheme to give monthly payments to one million of the poorest The Federal Government has announced that it has started payment of N5,000 monthly stipend to one million of the poorest and most vulnerable in the country through the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) of its Social Investment Programmes (SIP). This was disclosed in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande on Monday.   Morocco's central bank has approved five requests to open Islamic banks in the country Morocco's central bank has approved five requests to open Islamic banks in the country and allowed three French banks to sell Islamic products, it said on Monday. Islamic banks and insurers are setting up in Morocco after new legislation allowed them into the market, and the central bank has set up a central sharia board with a body of Islamic scholars to oversee the new sector.

Ugandan MP's petition the ICC for investigation into 'genocide' by the army and the police

Ugandan MP's petition the ICC for investigation into 'genocide' by the army and the police

6 January 2017 9:19 AM

DRC: Fears that new political agreement could fall through

DRC: Fears that new political agreement could fall through

5 January 2017 8:54 AM

Will Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh step down?

Will Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh step down?

3 January 2017 9:21 AM

Will Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh step down?

Will Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh step down?

2 January 2017 11:09 AM

Mozambique's escalating violence forces thousands to flee

Mozambique's escalating violence forces thousands to flee

30 December 2016 8:33 AM

Gambia's president-elect urges regional bloc to speed up negotiations on Jammeh's departure

Gambia's president-elect urges regional bloc to speed up negotiations on Jammeh's departure

29 December 2016 8:39 AM

DRC political instability persists

DRC political instability persists

28 December 2016 10:35 AM

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23 December 2016 8:26 AM

Congo forces kill 26 protesters against leader Kabila

Congo forces kill 26 protesters against leader Kabila

21 December 2016 11:28 AM