Africa

DRC unrest heightens concerns

1 day - 18 June 2018 | Africa

One of the world's most unstable countries was already struggling with a political crisis and nail-biting uncertainty.A decision by a war crimes tribunal has now added to the Democratic Republic of Congo's explosive mix.By acquitting...

Mugabe off the hook for diamond loot

6 days ago - 13 June 2018 | Africa

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe will not appear before a Mines and Energy Parliamentary Committee investigating the looting and loss of diamond revenue amounting to US$15 billion, the head of the committee, Temba Mliswa has...

DRC crisis stirs concerns

1 week ago - 07 June 2018 | Africa

Across central Africa, a belt of countries is casting a wary eye at the political crisis brewing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), fearing the impact on their security and economy if the situation...

Zim opposition marches for reform ahead of polls

1 week ago - 07 June 2018 | Africa

Thousands of Zimbabwean opposition supporters took to the streets on Tuesday to call for electoral reforms to prevent fraud and voter intimidation ahead of presidential elections on July 30.Brandishing placards, singing and dancing, noisy activists...

Nine Moz 'insurgents' shot

2 weeks ago - 05 June 2018 | Africa

Police in Mozambique said on Sunday that they killed nine “insurgents” in the country's far north after ten people were decapitated by suspected jihadists in the region last weekend.Cabo Delgado province, which is expected to...

20 kidnapped in eastern DR Congo

2 weeks ago - 01 June 2018 | Africa

Around 20 civilians have been kidnapped since the weekend in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a stronghold of multiple armed groups, officials said Wednesday.The kidnappings...

Student who received R14m NSFAS payout in error appears...

2 weeks ago - 31 May 2018 | Africa

Sibongile Mani, the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student who accidentally received more than R14m from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and went on...

SA teachers not vetted for sex offences

3 weeks ago - 29 May 2018 | Africa

The SA Council of Educators (SACE) conceded on Sunday that it had not used the Sex Offenders Register to vet teachers in the past as...

100 migrants flee Libyan camp

3 weeks ago - 28 May 2018 | Africa

More than 100 east African migrants escaped from a camp in the Libyan town of Bani Walid where they were being held hostage and tortured,...

Ebola toll climbs

3 weeks ago - 24 May 2018 | Africa

The death toll from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 27, the health ministry said on Tuesday, after a fatality...

UK pensioner guilty of child rape in Kenya

3 weeks ago - 24 May 2018 | Africa

A 72-year-old British man was convicted on Tuesday of raping two children in Kenya after a trial in Britain in which one of his victims...

Burundi holds referendum

1 month - 18 May 2018 | Africa

Burundians began voting yesterday in a referendum on constitutional reforms that, if passed, will shore up the power of President Pierre Nkurunziza and enable him...

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Gambia ex-president accused of ordering...

1 month - 17 May 2018 | Africa

A paramilitary unit controlled by former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh was accused yesterday by rights groups of being behind the killings of more than 50...

Grace Mugabe demands prime land...

1 month - 15 May 2018 | Africa

Zimbabwe's ex-first lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly filed a court application to “force” a local company to hand over at least five hectares of “prime...

Six dead in Boko Haram...

1 month - 08 May 2018 | Africa

Six people were killed, including four government officials and a soldier, in an attack by Boko Haram jihadists on a Chadian army checkpoint on an...

Ugandan cops raid mosque

1 month - 02 May 2018 | Africa

Ugandan police said they had stumbled upon a “radicalisation centre” at a Kampala mosque, shooting dead two people, arresting dozens and releasing over 100 women...

The Guptas and the VAT...

1 month - 02 May 2018 | Africa

The controversial Guptas have been implicated in a R100-million VAT scandal which has been running for years – but it appears the State will not...

Tough laws on dagga in...

1 month - 30 April 2018 | Africa

Zimbabwe has legalised production of cannabis for medicinal or scientific use, according to new regulations seen by AFP on Saturday.A statutory instrument entitled Production of...

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