It was delirium as Zambia delighted in winning their first Africa Cup of Nations title by beating tournament favourites Ivory Coast on penalties.
Rwanda joined the rest of the world to mourn one of the world’s greatest songbirds, Whitney Houston, who was found dead in her hotel room after a long battle with drug and alcohol abuse that blighted her career. She was 48.
Rwanda, a former colony of Belgium, joined the English club of nations, the Commonwealth, in 2009 but did not withdraw its membership from the French speaking nations’ grouping, ‘Francophonie’.
DAR ES SALAAM – African countries continue to be the leading mineral exporters but have little to show for the continent’s vast resources, with the industry condemned to mainly extractive and unprocessed mineral exports.