The EFF that comes out of the elective conference will most likely no longer have a place for Godrich Gardee and Dali Mpofu, writes Ralph Mathekga.
Suicide bombers have killed more than 60 people at a mosque and a market in northeast Nigeria, in a twin attack bearing the hallmarks of Boko Haram and a day after US President Donald Trump pledged greater support to fight the Islamist militants.
A Boko Haram attack on a girls school in northeast Nigeria has revived fears of another Chibok-style mass kidnapping, even as the government claims the jihadists are on the verge of defeat.
Typhoid has claimed another victim in Harare, bringing to 10 the number of deaths from the disease in Zimbabwe, and three foreign petroleum engineers abducted by South Sudanese rebels have been released.
Tropical cyclone Enawo has killed three people and displacing hundreds as it buffeted Madagascar, and a crocodile shot dead by rangers in central Zimbabwe has been found with human remains.
A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists has mistakenly bombed refugees and aid workers, killing and wounding an unknown number of people, the commander for counterinsurgency operations in the country's northeast has said.
The governor of Nigeria's embattled Borno state has apologised to the United Nations, saying his accusations that aid agencies are profiting from funds for people fleeing Boko Haram were aimed at local charities.
Zimbabwe has denied reports that it exported a variety of wild animals to China to settle a debt, and Abubakar Shekau has refuted claims that Boko Haram militants have been defeated.
TB Joshua has spoken out after failed prediction on the US presidential election, and gays and lesbians in Zim have "given up" on their fight for same sex marriages.
Nigerian troops have rescued one of the remaining kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls with a baby born to Boko Haram extremist.
One of the remaining missing Chibok schoolgirls has been rescued near the border with Cameroon, says the army.
Experts have gathered in Nigeria's capital to discuss ways to stop Africa's Lake Chad from drying up, after years of environmental decline that has hit livelihoods and security.
At least 69 people are known to have died in a Boko Haram ambush of an oil exploration team in northeast Nigeria, as three men kidnapped by the jihadists made a video appeal.
There's an explanation for President Robert Mugabe's "scruffy" white shirt in Mauritius this week, and the ICC has jailed ex-DRC VP Jean-Pierre Bemba for a year for bribing witnesses.
A United Nations official says more than half a million children in the west African area wracked by Boko Haram are so malnourished their lives could be endangered if they don't get aid.
President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe, and fearful of a looming political violence, Gambians are fleeing their tiny west African nation.
Nigeria's military says soldiers have found one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram nearly three years ago wandering in the bush near the Islamic extremist group's forest stronghold.
A deposed spiritual leader of Africa's most populous group of Muslims, former Sultan of Sokoto Ibrahim Dasuki, has died at age 93 while his son languishes in detention.
Nigerian authorities have deployed at least 100 female police officers to camps for people who have fled Boko Haram's insurgency, following a sexual abuse report by HRW, a report says.
Nigerian military have thwarted attempted suicide attacks in the restive northeast, the epicentre of the seven-year Boko Haram insurgency, says the army.
President Robert Mugabe uses presidential powers to sign dreaded bond notes into official currency and "shocked" Nigerian president orders probe into sexual abuses by government officials.
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