Man arrested for rescuing Zim's official bird – report

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A Zimbabwean man has reportedly been dragged to court after he tried to rescue the country’s official bird, which he had found at his home unable to fly.

WATCH: ‘Skulls of My People’ documentary explores why Namibia is a “time bomb”

2017-05-23 17:02

Germany is in negotiations with Namibia about the phrasing of the first official apology for General von Trotha’s extermination orders that led to the murder of around 100 000 Ovaherero and Nama people between 1904 and 1908 in the German colony of then South West Africa.

New WFP leader calls South Sudan's famine 'deplorable'

2017-05-23 17:02

New American head of World Food Program has called the suffering in South Sudan's famine "deplorable" as he visited the country and called on the government to allow aid groups safe access.

Zim opposition, unions scoff at VP’s 2.2 million jobs claim – report

2017-05-23 15:29

Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly rubbished claims by Deputy President Emmerson Mnangagwa that the government had created more than 2.2 million jobs.

Three killed in I Coast clashes between ex-rebels and police: AFP

2017-05-23 13:56

Three people were killed when police clashed with former rebels who had been blocking the road into Bouake, Ivory Coast's second biggest city, to demand government compensation payments, an AFP reporter has said.

'Massive' load-shedding looms in Zim as Zesa fails to settle $80m debt to Eskom

2017-05-23 10:50

"Massive" load-shedding could begin as early as next week in Zimbabwe - because the cash-strapped authorities still haven't settled an $80 million debt to Eskom, a report says.


MIGRANTS :  Illegal migrants from Africa receive food from Libyan authorities after being rescued by Libyan coast guards at sea, off the coastal town of Tajoura, 15km east of the capital Tripoli. (AFP)

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Ethiopia carries out mass doping tests

2017-05-23 15:29

Ethiopia has conducted doping tests on more than 350 athletes, the vast majority of them track and field competitors.

Success of post-conflict peace studies rests with teaching teachers

2017-05-23 12:29

The impact of peace education or human rights courses ultimately depends on how teachers - who may not be neutral - implement them, write Line Kuppens and Arnim Langer.

Deutsche Welle says Burundi reporter freed by DRC

2017-05-23 10:36

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has announced that its Burundian correspondent, arrested on accusations of spying in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week, has been freed.

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Tunisia protester death raises fears of more unrest

2017-05-23 09:14

A young protester has been killed after a national guard vehicle "accidentally" ran him over in south Tunisia, raising fears of more social unrest in a region already rocked by weeks of protest.

Kiir opens S Sudan dialogue with unilateral ceasefire

2017-05-22 21:59

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has declared a unilateral ceasefire as he launched a national dialogue, a controversial bid to end a civil war that excludes his rival Riek Machar.

Gambia's Jammeh 'stole $50m', assets frozen: minister

2017-05-22 21:02

The Gambia's justice minister has said that ex-leader Yahya Jammeh stole around $50m via a state telecoms company, while a court froze his assets in the small west African nation.

Tunisian protester 'accidentally' killed in south: ministry

2017-05-22 21:02

A young protester was killed after a police vehicle "accidentally" ran him over outside an oil and gas installation in south Tunisia after weeks of social unrest, a ministry has said.

3 dead in Algeria military helicopter crash

2017-05-22 18:59

Three Algerian naval officers were killed when their helicopter crashed after striking power lines during a night patrol southwest of Algiers, the defence ministry says.

Tunisia police fire tear gas at protesters at pumping station

2017-05-22 18:03

Security forces fired tear gas at protesters as they tried to storm a gas and oil installation in southern Tunisia, local radio stations have reported.

Mugabe University would be a 'monument of Zimbabwean injustice' - activists

2017-05-22 17:00

Activists in Zimbabwe have ridiculed plans to build a Robert Mugabe University, adding that naming an education institution after the veteran leader would be "palpably unfair and a monument of Zimbabwean injustice".

Mugabe's 'undiplomatic angry outbursts against other world leaders killed Zim', says Mujuru

2017-05-22 08:02

Former Zimbabwean vice president Joice Mujuru has reportedly taken a swipe at her former boss President Robert Mugabe, saying that he was responsible for all the problems currently faced by Zimbabwe.

Angolan apartheid troops battle to survive in SA

2017-05-22 06:23

Angolan soldiers recruited by South Africa's apartheid government to fight against their homeland now live in squalor, forgotten and unwanted.

Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram, at least 13 killed

2017-05-21 17:32

Nigerian troops fought Boko Haram militants this weekend, killing 13 of the Islamic extremists and arresting 10 others, including 6 women believed to have helped smuggle supplies to the insurgents, an army spokesperson says.

Trump announces plans to soon visit Egypt

2017-05-21 10:13

US President Donald Trump has announced that he would visit Egypt soon during talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the Saudi capital.

Middle class in Africa is a nebulous concept

2017-05-21 07:37

A new estimate of sub-Saharan Africa’s urban “middle class” this week put the number at 100 million people commanding spending power of at least $400 million (R5.3 billion) a day.

At least 5 000 migrants rescued in 48 hours off Libya

2017-05-20 20:00

At least 5 000 migrants bound for Italy were rescued in waters off the coast of Libya this week by Italian and Libyan coastguards, statements from both countries say.

2 suspects face trial soon in deaths of UN experts in DRC

2017-05-20 18:00

Authorities in in the Democratic republic of Congo say two suspects soon will face trial in the gruesome killings of two United Nations experts and their interpreter.

Election season offers a reminder that Kenya remains deeply sexist

2017-05-23 09:14

Kenya's progressive 2010 Constitution brought improved women's representation in Parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections, writes Beatrice Akala.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Angola, Nigeria

2017-05-23 08:08

Joice Mujuru says President Mugabe's undiplomatic angry outbursts against other world leaders killed Zimbabwe, and Angolan apartheid troops are battling to survive in SA

Angry Ivory Coast ex-rebels block access to cities

2017-05-23 06:11

Disgruntled former rebels demanding government compensation payments have blocked roads into Ivory Coast's second biggest city, Bouake, as well as into the key northern city of Korhogo, reports say.

Ivory Coast rebels stage fresh street protest

2017-05-22 21:02

Hundreds of demobilised rebels took to the streets of this central Ivory Coast city to demand government funds after disrupting a funeral attended by a cabinet minister.

German broadcaster says Burundi reporter held in DRC

2017-05-22 20:02

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has demanded the immediate release of its Burundian correspondent who was arrested last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

2017-05-22 18:59

West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities.

Election season offers a reminder that Kenya remains deeply sexist

2017-05-22 18:03

Kenya's progressive 2010 Constitution brought improved women's representation in Parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections, writes Beatrice Akala.

Tunisian army fires shots to warn off protesters

2017-05-22 12:29

Tunisian soldiers fired warning shots into the air to stop demonstrators from storming a gas and oil pumping station in the south of the country, official media has said.

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists kill vigilantes in Nigeria

2017-05-22 09:49

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists have killed six people fighting alongside the military in two separate incidents in northeast Nigeria, vigilantes say.

UN refugee chief urges Libya to free refugees and asylum seekers

2017-05-22 08:02

The head of the United Nations refugee agency has urged Libyan authorities to free all asylum seekers and refugees from its detention centres as he visited Tripoli.

Egypt refers 48 to trial over ISIS church bombings

2017-05-21 20:00

Egyptian authorities have referred 48 suspected Islamic State group members to military trial over three deadly church bombings, the public prosecutor's office says.

No money to gamble at Zimbabwe's fading racecourse

2017-05-21 15:32

Once the preserve of the ruling white minority, horse racing in Zimbabwe adapted to survive independence in 1980 by attracting a loyal following of local fans who enjoyed a bet.

SA hunter 'trampled to death by elephants in Zimbabwe': Report

2017-05-21 12:17

Zimbabwe's national wildlife authority has confirmed the death of a South African hunter killed by elephants near Hwange in the west of the country this weekend, a report says.

Hunter dies after elephant falls on him

2017-05-21 15:26

A professional big game hunter from Tzaneen has died during a hunt in Gwai, in Zimbabwe, when a member of his group fired at a storming elephant cow and the animal fell on him.

Ben Ali nephew apologises to Tunisia for corruption

2017-05-21 07:31

Imed Trabelsi, a nephew of toppled Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, has apologised to the Tunisian people on national television for the endemic corruption during the regime.

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls to meet families after 3 years

2017-05-20 20:00

The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity are reuniting with their families for the first time, officials say.

Body of girl, 5, found with private parts, tongue missing

2017-05-20 23:00

The body of a 5-year-old girl who went missing in April in Kasibo village under chief Hwange, Zimbabwe, was reportedly found with her private parts and tongue missing.

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