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'Chamisa's SA lawyers must apply to me to work in Zim': justice minister

13 minutes ago

Zimbabwe's justice minister has cast doubt on whether two leading South African lawyers can appear in a Harare court next week to support Nelson Chamisa's challenge to the July presidential poll.

Ghana mourns Annan, grandson of tribal chiefs to UN chief

13 minutes ago

The West African nation of Ghana is mourning Kofi Annan, the grandson of tribal chiefs who became the first black African to assume the world's top diplomatic post.

Zim election dispute: Electoral commission trims Mnangagwa's lead

2018-08-18 17:30

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has trimmed down the percentage of votes it awarded President Emmerson Mnangagwa, but the alteration isn’t enough to overturn his victory in last month’s poll, it has emerged.

Across Africa, mourning over Kofi Annan

2018-08-18 17:30

People across Africa are expressing shock and sorrow over the death of Ghanaian-born Kofi Annan, the first black African to become UN secretary-general

Hundreds protest Mali election results marred by fraud claims

2018-08-18 15:33

More than a thousand supporters of Malian opposition leader Soumaila Cisse have gathered in the capital Bamako after he lost a presidential run-off to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita amid accusations of fraud.

 
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PROTEST:  Supporters of Malian oppositon leader Soumaila Cisse take part in a rally to protest the results of a presidential runoff vote in Bamako. (Michele Cattani, AFP)

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Kofi Annan was 'soft spoken but unshakeably firm', says Zim opposition leader

2018-08-18 13:31

Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa says he is "deeply saddened" by the sudden death of "the iconic Kofi Annan" whom he met "a few days go" just before the Zimbabwe elections.

Mali opposition leader rejects presidential runoff result

2018-08-18 10:30

Mali's opposition leader Soumaila Cisse says he rejects results proclaiming incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the winner of a runoff presidential election.

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Cop arrested after $1m gold vanishes from police station – reports

2018-08-18 07:49

An police officer was reportedly arrested in Zimbabwe after gold worth about $1m vanished from a Plumtree police station in Matabeleland south.

Building collapse in Nigerian capital spurs casualty fears

2018-08-17 21:08

A half-finished building has collapsed in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, triggering fears of multiple casualties.

Kabila slams foreign 'blackmail' ahead of DRC vote

2018-08-17 20:08

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, who last week ended speculation by signalling he would not seek re-election has warned outsiders against using "blackmail' in DRC's politics.

Uganda's pop star politician 'framed and beaten'

2018-08-17 19:16

Security forces framed and beat a Ugandan pop star-turned-politician who faces a military trial for weapons possession, his wife and lawyer have said, as protests at his arrest continued.

Nigerian court releases detained journalist on bail

2018-08-17 18:00

A Nigerian court granted bail to a journalist accused of criminal trespass and stealing police documents, his employers have said.

Madagascar president confirms bid for second term

2018-08-17 16:49

President Hery Rajaonarimampianina of Madagascar has officially confirmed he would seek re-election in November, setting the stage for a showdown with his arch-rival, opposition leader and ex-president Andry Rajoelina.

PICS: South Sudan's child soldiers hope for life after war

2018-08-17 14:57

By the time Baba John escaped the tribal militia he had joined as an 11-year-old, he had long stopped counting the number of people he had killed.

In Uganda, a pop star takes on a president, at his peril

2018-08-17 12:13

In his red beret and jumpsuit the Ugandan pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, leads cheering campaigners down a street, punching the air and waving the national flag.

Top Africa stories: Ex-Zim VP fights for pension, croc worshipped as god

2018-08-17 06:54

Zimbabwe's former deputy president Phelekezela Mphoko is still fighting for his pension payout, and a 78-year-old crocodile is reportedly being worshiped as a god by some people living in south-western Nigeria

Save the trees, Niger urges ahead of roast sheep festival

2018-08-16 21:07

Niger has warned it would prevent excessive use of wood for roasting sheep for an upcoming Muslim festival, declaring the problem imperilled the Sahel country's fragile forests.

17 000 displaced by conflict in western Niger: UN

2018-08-16 20:12

More than 17 000 people have been displaced by violence in western Niger's Tillaberi region, which has been hit by jihadist incursions from neighbouring Mali, the United Nations has said .

'No shrinking violet': Mali's re-elected Keita

2018-08-16 19:02

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who notched up a landslide re-election victory, has built a reputation as an uncompromising leader.

Keita re-elected Mali president with landslide

2018-08-16 18:02

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected for a five-year term after winning a landslide in a runoff ballot, according to official figures.

Nigerian police secretly arraign detained journalist

2018-08-16 16:50

Nigerian police at a secret court appearance have accused a detained journalist of criminal trespass and stealing police documents, his news organisation has said.

Chad orders illegal gold miners out of troubled area

2018-08-16 15:36

The Chadian government has said it would assert control over part of the country's far north which has been troubled by a gold rush and a rebel incursion from neighbouring Libya.

Zanu-PF 'using army to carry out its political objectives', claims MDC's Chamisa

2018-08-16 10:30

Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, has reportedly applauded the country's military but has also criticised the ruling Zanu-PF party for using it to kill civilians after the country's crunch elections last month.

Top Africa stories: Ex-Zim first lady's grave, Zanu-PF files court papers

2018-08-16 08:05

Former Zimbabwean first lady's grave was reportedly 'abandoned' as ex-president Robert Mugabe 'snubbed heroes day celebrations', and Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has filed a counter-petition challenging the opposition's court bid to overturn election results.

Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa not worried about US sanctions, Uganda

2018-08-18 07:49

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he is not worried about the continued US sanctions against his country, and a controversial Zimbabwean MP has proposed an age limit for presidential aspirants.

Media watchdog demands police action after Tanzania beating

2018-08-17 21:08

Media watchdog Reporters without Borders (RSF) has called on the Tanzanian authorities to prosecute police filmed beating a reporter who had been covering a football match.

Substance in dug up Egyptian jar 'most ancient' cheese

2018-08-17 20:08

Scientists have discovered that a solidified whitish substance in an ancient jar dug up in Egypt is "probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found."

MSF launches emergency aid after dozens of children die in NE Nigeria camp

2018-08-17 19:16

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said it was providing emergency help after 33 children died in a camp housing people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria.

One dead as Tunisia security forces arrest migrants

2018-08-17 18:00

A migrant died as Tunisian security forces clashed with a group of Tunisians and Africans embarking on a clandestine sea crossing to Italy, a security official has said.

Angola court acquits 13 Cabinda separatists

2018-08-17 14:57

Thirteen separatists in an oil-rich enclave on Africa's west coast ruled by Angola have been acquitted of charges of crimes against state security, local media has said.

WATCH: Incumbent Keita wins Mali run-off election

2018-08-17 13:20

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected for a five-year term after winning in a runoff ballot by 67%.

Controversial Zim MP proposes raising age limit for president from 40 to 55

2018-08-17 10:58

A controversial Zimbabwean MP has told a ruling party rally that he will propose amending the constitution to disqualify presidential candidates below the age of 55, a move seen as targeting MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa.

Zim leader Mnangagwa beefs up security after 'assassination attempt' - report

2018-08-17 06:54

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly increased his security aides after he escaped with his life when a bomb exploded at a political rally in an apparent assassination bid in June.

UN chief urges Mali's leaders 'not to go backwards' in election row

2018-08-16 21:07

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has spoken by phone with Mali's leaders to urge them "not to go backwards" following contentious elections in the strife-torn West African country, a spokesperson has said.

DRC: International arrest warrant for opposition's Katumbi

2018-08-16 20:12

Democratic Republic of Congo's government says it has issued an international arrest warrant for opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who has been in exile since 2016.

Tanzania to arrest entire village over broken water pipe

2018-08-16 19:02

Tanzanian police has said it planned to arrest all the residents of a village in the country's south after water pipes were destroyed by a mob.

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DRC

2018-08-16 18:02

First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them. Now Ebola, a name almost as dreaded as death itself, has come.

Ugandan pop star, government critic, to face military court

2018-08-16 15:36

A pop singer and prominent critic of Uganda's government has been due to face a military court for his alleged role in clashes in which the longtime president's motorcade was attacked by people throwing stones.

Zimbabwe court to hear opposition election challenge August 22

2018-08-16 14:26

Zimbabwe's ruling party and opposition say the Constitutional Court will hear the opposition's challenge to the presidential election results on August 22.

WATCH: Tunisians push for equal inheritance rights for women

2018-08-16 13:26

Thousands of people have rallied in Tunis in support of the announcement made by Tunisia's president Beji Caid Essebsi to submit a draft bill to parliament equalising inheritance rights between men and women.

Darfur rebels strengthen foothold in Libya: UN report

2018-08-16 11:50

Rebel groups from Sudan's Darfur region are strengthening their foothold in Libya, building up their military strength in a bid to return to Sudan and fight on, according to a confidential report seen by AFP.

Egypt razes historical Cairo district, angering residents

2018-08-16 10:30

Egyptian authorities are demolishing a historical 19th century neighbourhood in Cairo to make way for high-end housing and business development a stone's throw from the Nile, angering residents who say they have not been properly compensated.

WATCH: Tunisian migrant boat turns down Aquarius rescue attempt

2018-08-16 08:05

A group of Tunisian migrants onboard a small dingy in the Mediterranean ocean has told rescuers from the Aquarius charity ship "we don't want to be rescued".

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