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Chad's Faki assumes African Union leadership, pledges reform

2017-03-14 22:02

Chad's former foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has assumed office as head of the African Union Commission, pledging to reform the institution and tackle the continent's many crises.

Top Africa stories: Cyclone Enawo, Zim

2017-03-08 20:06

Tropical cyclone Enawo has killed three people and displacing hundreds as it buffeted Madagascar, and a crocodile shot dead by rangers in central Zimbabwe has been found with human remains.

Cyclone Dineo: At least 55 injured, over 100 000 displaced in Mozambique

2017-02-18 11:30

Cyclone Dineo injured 55 and displaced more than 100 000 as it battered southern Mozambique, according to natural disasters agencies.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Botswana, Nigeria

2017-02-06 20:00

Muhammadu Buhari has extended his stay in the UK on health reasons, and opposition groups have reportedly come together to form a coalition to challenge Ian Khama's ruling party in 2019 elections.

ANC says AU's decision to re-admit Morocco is 'regrettable'

2017-01-31 11:04

The ANC has described as "regrettable" the African Union 's decision to re-admit Morocco into the regional bloc.

Is South Africa ditching Botswana?

2017-01-30 10:01

SA might have ditched its support for Botswana's candidate to become AU Commission chair, as hinted by International Relations Minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane during an interview over the weekend.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, Botswana

2017-01-17 20:32

A prophet held for predicting Mugabe's death says he has "no regrets" for making the prophecy, and 8-year-old son of Gambia's Barrow has died after being bitten by dogs.

Rosamund Pike SA interview: Love is a powerful weapon

2016-12-07 07:01

Channel24 interviews British actress, Rosamund Pike, about her new film, A United Kingdom.

Botswana still betting on its diamonds

2016-11-13 06:00

Renewal of agreement with De Beers could see the country bring home more of the diamond trade

Five countries, 21 days... Here's how to have an epic African Road Trip

2016-11-01 06:57

Just finished varsity and in need of an epic road trip before you settle behind a desk? Or perhaps your family deserves a holiday. Here is a road trip through five African countries you won’t soon forget!

 

Botswana journos investigating Khama's holiday home 'detained, threatened'

2017-03-12 08:00

Three journalists who tried to get a closer look at Botswana President Ian Khama's holiday home last week were allegedly detained and threatened by plain clothes security agents, according to a local NGO.

Botswana shoots at least 22 cattle 'stolen from Zimbabwe'

2017-03-08 17:08

Botswana authorities have reportedly shot at least 22 cattle that were allegedly stolen from Zimbabwe's Bulilima district.

Jealousy made them do it

2017-02-12 06:01

Malawian businessman Simbi Phiri says an investigation into his undeclared money reeks of pettiness and spite.

Botswana: Opposition forms coalition to challenge Ian Khama's party in 2019 polls

2017-02-06 10:17

Opposition groups have reportedly come together to form a coalition to challenge President Ian Khama's Botswana Democratic Party in 2019 elections.

Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat, a career politician at AU helm

2017-01-30 20:45

As Chad's foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has been at the forefront of the fight against Islamists in Nigeria, Mali and the Sahel, raising his profile at home and abroad.

Senegal: Troops enter Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to go

2017-01-20 09:00

Senegalese troops have charged into neighboring Gambia in a show of force to oust longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh after he failed to step aside when his mandate ended at midnight

Botswana cops launch manhunt after 15 Zimbabweans escape jail

2017-01-17 10:04

Police in Botswana have launched a manhunt for 15 Zimbabwean fugitives who escaped from a prison in Francistown over the weekend after destroying the prison fence with manhole cover.

Training can help Botswana's teachers manage multiculturalism

2016-12-01 11:43

Primary school children who belong to ethnic minorities are especially vulnerable to dropping out of school early. If teachers were better equipped to deal with multiculturalism, this could change, writes Annah Anikie Molosiwa.

More African countries pledge support for ICC - HRW

2016-11-07 15:14

As three African countries, Burundi, Gambia, South Africa, are preparing to leave the International Criminal Court, many others on the continent have pledged their support towards it, according to Human Rights Watch

Botswana reaffirms support for ICC, 'regrets' SA decision

2016-10-26 12:09

The government of Botswana has become the first African country to "regret" the decision taken by South Africa to leave the International Criminal Court. It also affirmed its support for the court.

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