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Zambia makes a U-turn on compulsory HIV & Aids testing

2017-08-23 19:09

The Zambian government has reportedly backed down on its mandatory HIV and Aids testing policy following a country wide uproar.

MDC to SADC: 'Ensure free and fair elections in Zim's 2018 polls

2017-08-23 13:31

The opposition Movement for Democratic Change party led by Morgan Tsvangirai, has called on the Southern African Development Community to ensure free and fair elections in Zimbabwe next year.

Angola heads to polls as Dos Santos ends 38-year rule

2017-08-23 08:32

Angolans are voting in an election marking the end of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos's 38-year reign, with his MPLA party set to retain power despite the economic crisis.

As vote looms, Angolans chafe over Dos Santos era

2017-08-22 19:03

After nearly 40 years under the rule of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, millions of Angolans are angry and frustrated - and many seem determined to use Wednesday's elections to express their hunger for change.

Angola: The Dos Santos regime's key moments

2017-08-22 11:04

President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has ruled Angola since 1979, will not contest the August 23 election, marking a historic change in the oil-rich country. Take a look at some of his regime's key moments.

Just how powerful is Grace Mugabe?

2017-08-22 09:05

Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assault in SA, is back home in Zimbabwe. Who really is Grace and why did Zimbabwean officials remain mum as her saga unfolded last week?

Dos Santos: Angola's secretive leader heads towards exit

2017-08-21 20:36

When Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos steps down and his successor is chosen in Wednesday's elections, it will bring to an end a 38-year reign dominated by his unrelenting authoritarian style.

Latest on Zim VP Mnangagwa: SA doctors 'detected traces of palladium poison'

2017-08-21 10:24

SA doctors who performed a minor surgery on Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa reportedly said that they "detected traces of palladium poison which had partly damaged part of his liver".

Mugabe's deputy returns from SA 'after food poisoning treatment'

2017-08-21 06:11

Zimbabwe's vice president has returned home from South Africa where he was flown for emergency medical care for suspected food poisoning, a privately-owned newspaper says.

A look at Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assault

2017-08-20 16:00

A South African model's claims of assault have drawn attention to Zimbabwe's increasingly outspoken first lady Grace Mugabe, who has been viewed as a possible successor to her 93-year-old husband.

 

Angolan vote heralds new leader after president's long rule

2017-08-23 18:10

Angolans are voting in an election in which the defense minister is the front-runner to succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who will relinquish the post after 38 years in power

Zim's evicted white farmers to launch fresh bid for justice, compensation

2017-08-23 10:39

Zimbabwean white farmers, who were kicked out of their properties at the height of the country’s chaotic land reforms, have launched a fresh bid for “justice and compensation” amid violent invasions of the few remaining white-owned farms.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, S Leone, Nigeria

2017-08-23 06:20

News24 takes a look at how powerful Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe is, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home after rodents damaged his official office.

Angola's dos Santos to quit after 38 years in power

2017-08-22 12:30

Angolans are set to vote in an election that will see President Jose Eduardo do Santos quit after nearly four decades in power.

Help me market 'tainted' Zimbabwe, minister says to media

2017-08-22 11:04

Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi has reportedly called on the media to help him market the country to the international community, as Zimbabwe continues to have a tainted image due to its history of bad governance.

Top Africa stories: SADC, Zim, Nigeria

2017-08-22 06:32

Zimbabwe's vice president has returned home from SA after "food poisoning treatment" , and Nigerians have celebrated the return of President Muhammadu Buhari with thanksgiving services.

Angola vote marks new era as Dos Santos ends 38-year reign

2017-08-21 16:02

Angola goes to the polls Wednesday in a historic election marking the end of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos's 38-year reign, with his party set to retain power despite the country's economic crisis.

SADC sending special envoy to DRC as Zuma assumes chairmanship

2017-08-21 08:14

The Southern African Development Community will be sending a former head of state to the Democratic Republic of Congo as a special envoy amidst increasing tensions in that country due to overdue elections.

Grace Mugabe’s day will come, says Gabriella's mother

2017-08-20 21:09

The fact that Grace Mugabe received diplomatic immunity 'is proof that our government’s political ties are more important than their own citizens', says Debbie Engels, mother of Gabriella, who was allegedly assaulted by the Zimbabwean first lady.

LATEST: Zim President Mugabe, wife Grace snub state funeral

2017-08-20 14:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are not attending a state funeral in Harare after their return from Johannesburg, where the first lady faced calls for prosecution for allegedly assaulting a woman

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