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WATCH: Grace Mugabe's son buys R70m limos, reports say

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Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe's son, Russel Goreraza, has reportedly imported two Rolls Royce limousines worth more than R70m, at a time when the southern African country is facing serious cash problems.

Tunisia postpones first post-revolt municipal polls

2017-09-19 14:00

Tunisia's electoral commission has indefinitely postponed the first municipal elections since a 2011 uprising that toppled long-time dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, in a blow to the fledginf democracy.

Kenya's electronic voting system won't be ready, says French firm

2017-09-19 12:47

The electronic voting system due to be used in a re-run of Kenya's presidential poll will not be ready in time, the French biometrics firm behind it says.

Egypt says Sisi met Israel PM at UN for first public talks

2017-09-19 11:26

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office says.

Dozens killed after DRC soldiers open fire on Burundi refugees

2017-09-18 15:45

The Democratic Republic of Congo government has opened an inquiry, after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens. Watch for more.

Uganda police detain 11 protesting 'life presidency'

2017-09-19 08:20

Ugandan police have detained a lawmaker and 10 others who were arrested while protesting against a plan that they charge would enable the country's long-term president to rule for life.

 
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TALKS:  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in New YOrk to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks. (AFP)

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Boko Haram suicide attack kills at least 15 in north Nigeria

2017-09-19 10:22

A Nigerian rescue official says at least 15 people have been killed and 43 others injured in a suicide attack on Mashimari village in Borno state.

Top Africa stories : Mugabe, Tsvangirai, Uganda

2017-09-19 08:20

Zimbabwe is set to recruit at least 102 Cuban doctors amid 'serious shortage' of specialists, and at least 20 women have been found dumped in two areas of Uganda's Wakiso district since May.

'It's time to resign,' Mugabe's VP Mnangagwa told

2017-09-19 06:06

Zimbabwe's former vice president Joice Mujuru has advised under fire Deputy President Emmerson Mnangagwa to quit following recent attacks by President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, a report says.

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Nigeria attacks pro-Biafra propaganda as curfew eased

2017-09-19 06:06

A dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed after clashes between pro-Biafra supporters and Nigerian security services has been relaxed on Monday, as the government blasted social media "quacks and internet trollers" for stoking tensions.

Tunisia offers to mediate in Libya crisis

2017-09-18 21:02

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar has visited neighbouring Tunisia for talks with President Beji Caid Essebsi, who offered to act as a mediator between rival Libyan factions.

UN seeks $10m as Nigeria cholera outbreak worsens

2017-09-18 19:58

At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations gas said, calling for nearly $10m to keep the disease from spreading.

Somalia regional state sides with Saudi Arabia over Qatar

2017-09-18 19:58

A Somali regional state has declared it would side with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties with Qatar, in a new challenge to Somalia's efforts to stay neutral in the dispute

Suicide bombers kill 15 in NE Nigeria: rescue worker, militia

2017-09-18 18:31

At least 15 people were killed when two suicide bombers struck civilians receiving aid in northeast Nigeria, a rescue worker and a member of the civilian militia has said.

Kenya dump dwellers make a living recycling hair extensions

2017-09-18 17:05

In one of Africa's largest dumps, some residents are making a living by collecting and recycling hair from mountains of rubbish.

In Algeria, taboos and law deter organ donors

2017-09-18 15:34

By donating one of her kidneys, Nawel gave her husband Boubaker Ziani a new lease on life after he had undergone 16 years of dialysis.

I'm responding well to treatment - Tsvangirai

2017-09-18 14:00

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he is responding well to what has been described as a routine medical procedure, after being airlifted to SA from Zimbabwe.

Motor accident in Uganda kills 13, including 12 Tanzanians, police say

2017-09-18 12:28

Ugandan police say at least 13 people, including 12 Tanzanian nationals, have been killed in a motor accident on a highway in central Uganda.

Racism is behind outlandish theories about Africa's ancient architecture

2017-09-18 11:05

The belief that ancient Egyptians needed help from supernatural beings to built the Giza pyramids relies, unavoidably, on racism and colonial attitudes, writes The Conversation.

Fear, confusion as Uganda 'serial killer' murders pile up

2017-09-18 06:19

In a gruesome spate of killings the bodies of at least 20 women have been found dumped in two areas of Uganda's Wakiso district since May.

Rival Libya govt seeks international recognition

2017-09-17 18:06

The head of Libya's rival government in the east has called on the international community to recognise his administration which he says controls most of the north African country.

Children flee, fight amid DRC's growing Kasai violence

2017-09-17 14:00

DRC's Kasai region is the latest deadly hotspot in the vast central African country that has had violent rebellions for decades. Once again, children are among the most vulnerable victims.

Instability lingers in Lesotho after deadly shootout

2017-09-17 10:00

For workers leaving a textile factory during a recent lunchtime in Lesotho, assassinations and political intrigue are a kind of background noise in the small southern African kingdom.

Kenya election rerun in doubt as acrimony deepens

2017-09-17 07:00

Doubts are growing over Kenya's ability to hold a rerun of its presidential election in just one month as key players remain unable to agree on how to conduct a credible vote, analysts say.

Ethnic tensions fracture Nigeria

2017-09-17 06:33

In addition to fundamentalist group Boko Haram’s escalating acts of terrorism, the west African powerhouse has to contend with hostility between the Hausa and Igbo ethnic groups, which some fear could lead to civil war.

Nigeria declares Biafra separatist movement terrorist group

2017-09-16 21:21

Nigeria's military has named the Indigenous People of Biafra a terrorist organisation, targeting a movement that 50 years ago tried to create a state for the Igbo people.

Egypt court upholds life sentence against Morsi

2017-09-16 19:30

A top Egyptian court has upheld a life sentence for ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in a case revolving around state documents leaked to Qatar, a judicial official says.

Police in Zanzibar arrest at least 20 for 'homosexuality'

2017-09-16 14:00

Twenty people have been arrested on Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar for alleged homosexuality, a police official says, in the latest crackdown on the country's gay community.

Togo ruling party calls rally to drown out opposition

2017-09-18 21:02

Togo's ruling presidential party has urged supporters to take to the streets to coincide with planned opposition demonstrations against the slow pace of political reform.

Egypt plans to plug budget gaps with more foreign debt

2017-09-18 21:02

Egypt's Finance Minister says the country will face a $10 to $12 billion budget shortfall for the current 2017-18 fiscal year, and plans expanded foreign debt issuance to overcome it

Egypt acquits Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in detention

2017-09-18 19:58

A lawyer says an Egyptian criminal court has acquitted an Irish-Egyptian who has been detained for four years on a slew of charges, including murder, arson and illegal possession of weapons

In DRC's wounded heart, voting drive offers hope for peace

2017-09-18 18:31

After more than a year of bloodshed, faint hopes of peace are starting to stir in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

British policy towards Zimbabwe during Matabeleland massacre: licence to kill

2017-09-18 17:05

The effects of President Mugabe's post-independence security clampdown that led to the murder of between 10 000 and 20 000 Zimbabweans, known as the Matabeleland massacre, continue to be felt, writes The Conversation.

UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiator

2017-09-18 15:34

A Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram has been awarded one of the United Nations' top prizes.

Zim mulls weekday alcohol sales ban

2017-09-18 15:28

Zimbabwean beverage companies Delta Corporation and African Distillers are set to either ready for a fight with the government or face a sales drop amid plans to bar alcohol sales during the week.

Libya, Italy net 5 000 migrants in a week

2017-09-18 14:00

Libya's coastguard has rescued over 3 000 migrants aiming to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in the past week, while Italy picked up another 2 000 in recent days, officials and reports say.

Libya trafficker's militia in deadly clash with security forces

2017-09-18 12:28

A Libyan militia led by a former people trafficker has clashed with security forces at a checkpoint in the western city of Sabratha, leaving one dead, a security official says.

Mugabe arrives in NY 'with bloated delegation of over 70' – report

2017-09-18 09:43

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly arrived in New York for the United Nations General Assembly amid reports that he travelled with a bloated entourage of over 70 people, including his family.

Mali mayor becomes first 2018 presidential candidate

2017-09-18 08:23

The mayor of Mali's second city, Sikasso, has became the first candidate to throw his hat into the ring for 2018 presidential elections in the troubled west African state.

DRC opens inquiry into killing of dozens of Burundian refugees

2017-09-17 20:12

The Democratic Republic of Congo says it has opened an inquiry after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens.

Kenya's opposition urges reform of electoral commission

2017-09-17 16:00

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga says the coalition he leads will hold nationwide campaigns to push for reforms of the electoral commission before the fresh presidential elections next month.

At least 4 killed in inter-community violence in SE Nigeria

2017-09-17 12:12

At least four people have been killed by gunmen in southeast Nigeria, police say, after a week of clashes with security forces as inter-community tensions rise in the former Biafra region.

Ethiopia sending troops to region of deadly ethnic clashes

2017-09-17 10:00

Ethiopia's government says it is sending troops to a region where deadly clashes have broken out between Oromo and Somali ethnic groups.

UN seeks more peacekeepers for Central African Republic

2017-09-17 07:00

The UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is requesting about 750 more troops to help fill a "security vacuum" worsened by the withdrawal of US special forces as violence surges again.

Lesotho’s political strife to cost SADC millions

2017-09-17 06:33

Lesotho’s political troubles will cost the Southern African Development Community more than R89.1m in the next few months as the region prepares to send in a standby force of military, security, intelligence and civilian experts to support the government.

Brain harvested from murdered Mozambique albino boy

2017-09-16 19:30

A 17-year-old albino boy was killed and his brain removed for what is believed to be use in witchcraft in Mozambique, reports say.

At least 34 Burundian refugees killed by DRC forces, official says

2017-09-16 17:59

An official says Congolese forces have allegedly shot and killed at least 34 Burundian refugees in an area near Burundi's border.

Tsvangirai stable, urges Zimbabweans to register to vote

2017-09-16 15:15

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader and former prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, is in a stable condition at an undisclosed South African hospital after being airlifted from Harare in the early hours of Friday morning.

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