The Africa Report: 10 April

EWN's Africa Correspondent, Jean-Jacques Cornish, reports on the day's top African news

Former Central African Republic President Francois Bozize. Picture: AFP

US PROSECUTORS TERMINATE DRUGS-FOR-WEAPONS SWAP IN WEST AFRICA

The United States' Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) had recently arrested Guinea-Bissau's navy chief, Admiral Jose Americo Bubo Na Tchuto.

This arrest occurred after the DEA enforced a travel ban against Na Tchuto for his integral role in a drugs-for-weapons trade between the West African nation and Colombia.

Na Tchuto faces an indictment of narco-terrorism.

The DEA describes narco-terrorism as "the participation of groups or associated individuals in taxing, providing security for, otherwise aiding or abetting drug trafficking endeavours in an effort to further, or fund, terrorist activities".

Na Tchuto allegedly planned to smuggle $400 million worth of drugs, and then smuggle back arms that would go back to South American paramilitary terrorist group, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

The armament would include surface-to-air missiles.

The DEA said during negotiations they were going to discuss the matter with Guinea-Bissau's interim President Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo.

Nhamadjo has denied this as he is currently undergoing medical treatment.

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KENYAN COOKING GOES GREEN

An innovative stove in Kenya is set to save Kenyans money on cooking whilst reducing deforestation and household air pollution, as well as saving families money on fuel.

The cooking process entails taking ordinary household trash and putting it in the stove.

The stove cooks and warms up the food at no cost to the family, and burns the rubbish too.

Thus, any suggestion that Uhuru Kenyatta's inaugural speech would make enough to light the house for a week is absolutely untrue.

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LOOTERS CLAIM THEY FOUND SKELETONS IN BOZIZE'S HOME IN THE CAR

In some sort of poetic justice, looters looking for gold and diamonds in the home of former Central African Republic (CAR) President have apparently stumbled upon two bodies.

Looters in the Central African Republic (CAR) have claimed to have found skeletons under the garage floor of ousted President Francois Bozize's home.

Although the looters credibility is in doubt, the claim is that there are two skeletons of which the connection with Bozize is not yet known.

Bozize remains in Cameroon after fleeing his home state when Seleka rebels, led by current CAR president, Michel Djotodia, succeeded in a coup d'├ętat in March.