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Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, S Leone, Kenya

2017-08-18 19:28

Ex-AU commission's chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has hinted that Grace Mugabe must face the law over assault charges, and UN says more than 400 bodies have been pulled from the debris of Sierra Leone's mudslides.

Top Africa stories: Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe

2017-08-11 06:09

Ex-president Thabo Mbeki has commended Kenyans for the peaceful and orderly way the country conducted their elections, and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ally says a coup is likely in Zim if Mugabe fails to carefully choose his successor.

Kenya opposition demands Odinga be 'declared president'

2017-08-10 17:25

Kenya's main opposition coalition has demanded that its candidate Raila Odinga be declared president, claiming it had evidence he had won an election that has already led to angry protests over fraud claims.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Mbeki

2017-08-05 07:09

President Robert Mugabe has flown out of Zimbabwe to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and ex- president Thabo Mbeki has called on the AU observers to intervene "should things go wrong in Kenya’s polls".

Ex-warlord, footballer begin Liberia presidential campaign

2017-07-31 20:27

Liberia's 20 presidential candidates have kicked off campaigning for an October election, among them a former warlord, a footballer and a fashion model, as Africa's first woman head of state Ellen Johnson Sirleaf steps down.

MDC appeals to SADC, AU and UN over violence in Zim

2017-07-26 17:30

Zimbabwe’s main opposition, the MDC party has appealed to regional and internationals bodies to rein in President Robert Mugabe over an upsurge in politically motivated violence in the southern African country.

'Less fighting' in Darfur led to troops cut: UN official

2017-07-21 15:22

A reduction in fighting in Sudan's Darfur, where a brutal conflict has killed thousands, prompted the UN to downsize the number of peacekeepers deployed there, a top UN official says.

Eritrea says Qatar silent over mediation of Djibouti spat

2017-07-05 22:38

Eritrea's ambassador to the African Union says Qatar, embroiled in a diplomatic spat of its own, has not indicated whether it will continue to mediate his country's border dispute with Djibouti.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Ghana

2017-07-05 08:30

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa says he was "ejected out" of a South African hotel by "angry" Zimbabweans, and Zambia's biggest market has reportedly burnt down in Lusaka.

AU sends delegation to Eritrea amid Djibouti border tensions

2017-07-04 17:29

The African Union says it will send a delegation to Eritrea as tensions grow between that country and neighboring Djibouti after the abrupt withdrawal of Qatar peacekeeping troops from a disputed border area.

 

Dlamini-Zuma on Grace Mugabe incident: The law must take its course

2017-08-18 11:06

The AU Commission's former chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has reportedly said that women are capable leaders, adding that the bahaviour of one woman should not be allowed to taint all women.

Foreign observers urge patience as Kenya awaits poll results

2017-08-10 20:21

Foreign observers deployed to oversee Kenya's general elections have called for patience while votes are counted as accusations by the opposition of rigging sparked angry protests.

The Latest: Kenya vote commission defends system as secure

2017-08-09 21:03

Kenya's election commission is defending the country's electronic voting system as secure, saying there were "no interferences before, during and after" Tuesday's election.

Mbeki calls on AU observers to 'intervene' should 'things go wrong in Kenya polls'

2017-08-04 10:30

Former president Thabo Mbeki was in a jovial mood on Friday morning as he called on African Union election observers to intervene should things go wrong in Kenya’s polls next week.

Al-Shabaab attack on AU convoy kills 8 in Somalia

2017-07-31 12:03

Fighters with the al-Shabaab extremist group have ambushed an African Union convoy in southern Somalia, killing at least eight soldiers, a Somali military officer says.

EXCLUSIVE: 'Africa's process of integration is slow but the future looks bright,' says PAP

2017-07-22 09:30

Pan-African Parliament clerk, Vipya Harawa has said that Africa's process of integration is slow but the future looks bright for the continent.

ICC launches scathing attack on South Africa for failing to arrest Omar al-Bashir

2017-07-06 21:53

The International Criminal Court says it is not necessary to refer the Omar al-Bashir matter to the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome of Statute or the United Nations Security Council.

Zambian leader Lungu warns of 'sabotage' after fire razes biggest market

2017-07-05 16:06

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has vowed to take "stringent action" against those he suspected of having caused an inferno that razed the biggest market place in the capital Lusaka, reports say.

Eritrea says Qatar must mediate border dispute

2017-07-04 20:01

Eritrea's ambassador to the African Union has said that Qatar must mediate with neighbouring Djibouti over the two countries' disputed border.

Zambian President Lungu 'laughs off claims' he is a dictator

2017-07-04 15:33

Zambian President Edgar Lungu says his opponents are in the "habit of insulting" and "criticising" him so as to "ride" on his name and title, and "gain some media coverage", according to a report.

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