Mozambique admits to unsustainable debts

2016-10-26 21:01

Mozambique has said its debt levels are unsustainable and that it must restructure repayments if the impoverished country is to receive further International Monetary Fund aid.

#BondNoteFears: Some shops in Zimbabwe 'refuse to accept plastic money'

2016-10-26 16:31

Some shops in Zimbabwe are already refusing to accept plastic money ahead of the introduction of bond notes, according to state media.

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.

Power battles keep Malawians guessing why their president disappeared

2016-10-25 14:21

One needs to understand Malawian politics to appreciate the bizarre episode in which a state president was unaccounted for a month, leaving a nation rudderless and puzzled, writes Jimmy Kainja.

Castration of rapists would be 'a step too far', says Zim VP

2016-10-24 14:00

Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly said that adopting castration as a means to punish those found guilty of rape would not solve the problem.

'Key lessons have been learnt': Shock as Zim ruling party candidate loses by-election

2016-10-24 10:01

Just what are the "key lessons" that President Robert Mugabe's party has learnt from its shock loss of a by-election this weekend?

Zim turns to SA after Germany refuses to print bond notes - report

2016-10-22 18:02

A Germany company, Giesecke and Dverient has reportedly rejected a request by Zimbabwe to print bond notes for the country's cash-strapped treasury.

Top Africa Stories: S Sudan, DRC, Moz, Somalia

2016-10-21 20:33

More African countries 'likely to pull out of ICC after SA', says expert, South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he could return to his country as early as next month, and peace talks continue in Mozambique.

Malawi leader Mutharika says he is in 'excellent health'

2016-10-21 18:00

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has boasted of enjoying excellent health despite suffering from rheumatism which attacked his right shoulder as he returned from the United States last weekend.

More African countries 'likely to pull out of ICC after SA'

2016-10-21 13:50

SA's decision to pull out from the ICC is likely to lead "more African countries into wanting to follow in its footsteps", a researcher at the Institute of Security Studies says.


Peace talks with Mozambique's opposition leader called off

2016-10-26 18:13

Peace talks between Mozambique's opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama and mediators were called off at the weekend after fighting broke out between the military and ex-rebel fighters, a report says.

WATCH: AU Commission has no standing in ICC, says Dlamini-Zuma

2016-10-26 14:18

Chairperson of the AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has said that the AU "has no standing in the ICC" and therefore, it is "purely" the decision of African countries to join or to withdraw from the Hague-based tribunal.

Angolan lawyers pose landmark challenge to president

2016-10-26 10:28

A group of Angolan lawyers has filed a landmark petition challenging veteran leader Eduardo dos Santos's nomination of his daughter, Africa's richest woman, as the head of the national oil company.

Zim prosecutes Chinese man for selling national flags

2016-10-25 13:04

A Chinese has reportedly become the first person to be fined for selling the Zimbabwean flag without official consent.

Zambia opposition: Lungu has created 'artificial crisis'

2016-10-24 12:59

Zambian opposition party, The United Party for National Development has reportedly urged its supporters to boycott the country's independence day celebrations

Under whites, Zim wasn't dirty, minister says as cholera hits Harare

2016-10-22 22:00

Zimbabwe's environment minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has reportedly said that the southern African country has become one of the "dirtiest countries in the region".

Dinner with Grace: Five stories from Zimbabwe

2016-10-22 12:00

As Zimbabwe sinks deeper into economic crisis, Zimbabwe corporates are being asked to fork out as much as $100 000 for a top table at a Zanu-PF fundraising dinner - where Grace Mugabe will be the guest of honour.

Zimbabwe pays IMF arrears, first step to restoring lending

2016-10-21 20:30

Zimbabwe has paid off 15 years of arrears with the International Monetary Fund, taking the first key step towards restoring its access to international loans.

Mozambique army destroys Renamo bases as talks continue

2016-10-21 15:15

Security forces in Mozambique have revealed that they have devised a strategy to “knock out” opposition National Resistance Movement rebels from their bases.

Top Africa stories : Nigeria, I Coast, Zim, DRC

2016-10-20 21:05

Opponents of Mugabe ready for fresh demonstrations after police ban, I coast detains opposition leaders after mass protest and Nigerian president Buhari meets 21 Chibok schoolgirls.

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