Africa

Low-key Mugabe bash

3 days ago - 22 February 2018 | Africa

Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe is reportedly not going to have his regular extravagant birthday celebrations this year despite the 21st of February being declared a public holiday, the Robert Mugabe National Youth Day, in November...

MDC leadership battle is on

6 days ago - 19 February 2018 | Africa

The family of Zimbabwe's late opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been caught up in the party's succession battle.Family members this week reportedly were divided in their support for Tsvangirai's three...

Tsvangirai welcomed home

6 days ago - 19 February 2018 | Africa

Hundreds thronged Zimbabwe's main airport on Saturday as the body of opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of cancer in neighbouring South Africa, arrived home for burial.Supporters and officials from his Movement for Democratic Change...

Champion of Zimbabwe

1 week ago - 16 February 2018 | Africa

Morgan Tsvangirai, 65, who has died after a battle with cancer, was the face of Zimbabwe's downtrodden opposition for decades.Jail, beatings by pro-regime thugs and perennial disappointment at the ballot box never dented the 65-year-old's...

Maputo sees water rationing

1 week ago - 16 February 2018 | Africa

Mozambique authorities on Wednesday introduced water rationing to more than a million residents in the capital Maputo due to a severe drought.The city is cutting the water supply to consumers to just 40% of normal...

Righting land-grab wrongs

1 week ago - 14 February 2018 | Africa

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly set up a committee that will spearhead the process of compensating white farmers whose farms where seized during the country's...

Catholic crackdown in DRC

2 weeks ago - 05 February 2018 | Africa

Police “kidnapped” a Catholic priest on Saturday after mass in Kinshasa, witnesses said, amid spiralling tensions between the church and the Democratic Republic of Congo's...

Kenyan crackdown continues

2 weeks ago - 05 February 2018 | Africa

Kenyan police on Saturday briefly detained another key government critic over his alleged involvement in the recent mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga as...

Zim white farmers included

3 weeks ago - 02 February 2018 | Africa

Zimbabwe's land ministry has issued a directive that would see an end to the discrimination of white farmers as they have now been included on...

Plea for Boko Haram displaced

3 weeks ago - 02 February 2018 | Africa

The UN refugee agency appealed on Wednesday for US$157 million to help over a quarter of a million people affected by the insurgency led by...

How the world covered the black-out

3 weeks ago - 01 February 2018 | Africa

The Kenyan government's shutdown of television stations for defying a directive not to cover the live swearing-in of the country's opposition leader Raila Odinga, was...

Reaction on social media

3 weeks ago - 01 February 2018 | Africa

Kenyans on social media are reacting to a political situation that has 'blessed' the country with two presidents.The constitutionally recognised president is Uhuru Kenyatta who...

Africa

R6.7m bust at OR Tambo...

3 weeks ago - 30 January 2018 | Africa

A woman, one of two people caught with about R6.7 million of undeclared currency at OR Tambo International Airport last week, appeared in the Johannesburg...

Zim army accused of terrorising...

3 weeks ago - 30 January 2018 | Africa

Zimbabwean opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) part led by Welshman Ncube, has reportedly accused the army of “terrorising villagers” in Matabeleland ahead of...

School reclaims land Grace grabbed

4 weeks ago - 26 January 2018 | Africa

A top private school in Zimbabwe is trying to reclaim prime land allegedly seized from it by former first lady, Grace Mugabe.The 23-hectare plot of...

Land is greatest killer

4 weeks ago - 26 January 2018 | Africa

Boko Haram may dominate headlines about Nigeria, but more than twice as many citizens are being killed in battles over land between farmers and herders...

Museveni hails Trump

1 month - 25 January 2018 | Africa

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday hailed Donald Trump for speaking “frankly” to Africans, after the US president unleashed a storm by reportedly describing African...

DRC activists could be tortured

1 month - 23 January 2018 | Africa

A pro-democracy movement has called for the release of five of its activists detained in the Democratic Republic of Congo, saying it fears they could...

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