African leaders urge 'Marshall Plan' for Ebola recovery

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The leaders of the west African countries worst hit by Ebola have called for more aid to eradicate the disease and rebuild their shattered economies at an international conference in Brussels.

Mozambican reform lawyer gunned down

2015-03-03 18:19

Mozambican lawyer Gilles Cistac, who has said opposition calls for decentralisation of power were backed by law, has been shot dead in the capital.

Fuel shortages hit Nigeria

2015-03-03 18:06

Nigeria's main cities are facing acute gasoline shortages as importers feel the pinch of a plummeting currency, tighter credit lines and unpaid government subsidies.

Mujuru wanted to use Nigerian witches to topple me – Mugabe

2015-03-03 14:01

Former Zimbabwean vice president Joice Mujuru has rubbished President Robert Mugabe's claim that she hired the services of Nigerian witchdoctors to try and topple him from power.

Boko Haram releases beheading video echoing ISIS

2015-03-03 12:44

Nigeria’s Islamic sect Boko Haram has released a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques reminiscent of footage from ISIS.


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Grace Mugabe in chocolate, ice cream venture

2015-03-03 17:22

Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe is to start making chocolate and ice cream at her state-of-the-art dairy this month, a report says.

Egypt court ruling halts parliamentary polls

2015-03-03 14:02

Egypt’s administrative court has issued a ruling that effectively halts the March/April parliamentary election process, judicial sources say.

Man on terror most-wanted list detained in Somalia

2015-03-03 12:44

A former taxi driver from Virginia who was recently placed on the FBI’s list of most-wanted terrorists has been captured in Somalia, a US law enforcement official says.

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Nigeria aims to beat Boko Haram before election

2015-03-03 11:25

Nigeria is keen to press ahead with its own military campaign against Boko Haram, aiming to push the group out of major towns before the 28 March elections.

Albinos 'hunted like animals' for body parts in Malawi

2015-03-03 08:55

Albinos are living in fear of being killed in Malawi, where their body parts are increasingly being sold for use in traditional rituals that promise to deliver wealth and power.

Rhino mother and calf poisoned

2015-03-03 08:54

Two black rhino, a mother and her calf, have been poisoned by poachers in south-eastern Zimbabwe, it has emerged.

Ebola survivor returns to Africa after recovery

2015-03-03 08:54

An American missionary who survived the Ebola virus is returning to the West African country of Liberia where she was infected last year.

Tunisia tax suspension, teacher strike test reform agenda

2015-03-03 05:00

Tunisia has cancelled a new tax imposed on travellers crossing Libya’s border after the measure triggered rioting, highlighting the problems facing the government as it seeks to bolster shaky state accounts.

Lesotho elections free and fair

2015-03-02 22:03

The elections in Lesotho were transparent and fair, the Southern African Development Community Electoral Observation Mission says.

MDC slams Mugabe racism

2015-03-02 20:05

Zimbabwe's MDC has criticised President Robert Mugabe's 'crude and racist remarks' against white farmers.

Lesotho vote: Tom Thabane leading

2015-03-02 18:34

Lesotho’s PM Tom Thabane appears to be heading for victory in parliamentary elections, winning 38 out of 60 constituencies where all the votes have been counted.

Activists condemn Bulawayo cull

2015-03-02 17:23

Animal rights activists in Zimbabwe have condemned a decision by the city council of Bulawayo to shoot stray dogs to curb incidences of rabies.

Namibian president wins $5m Africa leadership prize

2015-03-02 13:56

Namibia's outgoing president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's $5m African leadership prize, an award meant to recognise good governance.

Rockets kill 2, wound 30 in Libya's Benghazi

2015-03-02 10:19

Rockets have hit residential areas in Libya's Benghazi, killing at least two people and wounding more than 30 others in continued fighting over the city, officials say.

Mob stones, burns girl they thought was bomber

2015-03-01 21:56

A crowd has beaten to death a teenage girl suspected of being a suicide bomber at a Nigerian market and also set her body on fire.

Lesotho prime minister takes early lead

2015-03-01 20:20

The results of Lesotho's snap election following an alleged coup attempt last year are trickling in with the prime minister's party taking an early lead.

Egypt court ruling threatens election timetable

2015-03-01 18:22

Egypt's constitutional court has ruled that parts of the law organising parliamentary elections violate the charter, in a decision that may force a delay.

Results trickle in after Lesotho election

2015-03-01 14:24

Vote results are trickling in after a snap election held in Lesotho to resolve a political crisis triggered by an alleged coup bid last year.

UN-AU mission in Darfur cuts 770 jobs

2015-03-01 13:38

The UN-AU mission in Sudan's Darfur says it will cut 770 civilian jobs, as it faces pressure from Khartoum to withdraw from the war-torn western region.

Rwanda urged to take action over BBC genocide documentary

2015-03-01 10:33

Rwandan investigators on Saturday urged the government to take action against the BBC and ban its radio programmes from the country's airwaves over a controversial documentary questioning official versions of the 1994 genocide.

Cameroonians demonstrate against Boko Haram attacks

2015-02-28 22:23

Thousands of Cameroonian youths say they have marched through the capital to show support for the military's battle against Nigeria's Islamic extremists in the country's north.

Lesotho poll calm despite fears of violence

2015-02-28 20:19

The people of Lesotho have voted in early parliamentary elections aimed at restoring stability after the prime minister accused the army of a coup attempt in August.

Prominent Burundi dissident escapes from prison

2015-03-03 09:59

A former head of Burundi’s ruling party and leading dissident has escaped from prison where he was serving a 13 year sentence for plotting against state security, police say.

Bomb blast near Egypt court kills 2, wounds 9

2015-03-03 08:55

Two people have been killed and nine wounded, including seven policemen, in a bomb explosion outside the Egyptian court in Cairo, the health ministry says.

Ebola conference seeks end to West Africa outbreak

2015-03-03 07:43

Leaders of Ebola-hit countries in West Africa will attend an international conference in Brussels to mobilise a final push to end the outbreak and ensure the delivery of nearly $5bn in aid pledges.

Scam Alert! 100s in Ghana think they're police recruits

2015-03-03 07:43

Hundreds of Ghanaians reported to police stations around the country over the weekend thinking they were new police recruits, only to find out they were victims of a scam, police say.

Zambia drops charges against top prosecutor

2015-03-02 22:03

A court in Zambia has dropped corruption charges against the country’s chief prosecutor after he asked the magistrate to dismiss the case.

Fake SAPS denied bail in Botswana

2015-03-02 19:16

A Botswana court has denied bail to two people charged with impersonating SA Police Service officials.

DRC announces gains in offensive against rebels

2015-03-02 17:23

The Congolese army has killed rebels and captured 102 in its offensive in the east of the country, a government spokesperson says, announcing territorial gains.

Lesotho polls free, fair and credible – SADC

2015-03-02 15:56

SADC has declared parliamentary elections held in Lesotho over the weekend as free, fair and credible, with the head of mission calling the police to maintain law and order "without bias".

Cholera epidemic kills 41 in Mozambique

2015-03-02 13:56

The death toll from a cholera epidemic in Mozambique that broke out after widespread flooding has risen by almost 50% in two weeks to 41, health officials say.

Algeria: 40 police injured in gas protest

2015-03-02 05:58

Forty police officers have been wounded in clashes with demonstrators opposed to shale gas exploration in the Algerian Sahara.

Namibia's RDP party faces leadership crisis

2015-03-02 05:00

Namibia's main opposition party will not accommodate the sudden mind change of their president Hidipo Hamutenya, who now wants to cling to power, a report says.

Hundreds of children feared snatched in South Sudan

2015-03-01 20:20

The UN children's agency says it fears that hundreds of boys have been kidnapped in the northeast of South Sudan.

35 000 Namibians apply for urban land

2015-03-01 16:28

Organisers say about 35 000 young Namibians have peacefully submitted their written applications countrywide for urban land at municipal offices.

Zim media praises 'steadfast' Mugabe

2015-03-01 14:24

Zimbabwe's state media has praised President Robert Mugabe's "intellectual clarity" and "ideological steadfastness" after he celebrated his 91st birthday.

Mugabe threatens to take over safari operations

2015-03-01 11:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has threatened to take over local white-owned safari operations, saying "we are now going to invade these forests".

Sierra Leone vice president in Ebola quarantine

2015-03-01 07:46

Sierra Leone's Vice President Sam Sumana has placed himself in quarantine after one of his bodyguards died from Ebola, as the number of new cases in the country rises again.

Mugabe vows to expel more white farmers

2015-02-28 22:23

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has marked his 91st birthday with lavish celebrations, defying criticism of his policies by vowing to expel the country's last remaining white farmers from their land.

Egypt court declares Hamas a terrorist group

2015-02-28 20:19

An Egyptian court has declared Hamas a "terrorist" organisation, a judicial source said, weeks after the Palestinian Islamist movement's armed wing was given the same designation.


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