SA expects decisive leadership from the president, including the fight against Covid-19 and holding his Cabinet to account, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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US President Donald Trump has extended emergency novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions for the United States where his top scientist warned up to 200 000 people could die.
Police in Benin say they have arrested the alleged instigator of clashes between the opposition and security forces that left two dead in the restive bastion of the country's ex-leader.
Nigeria, Niger and Benin on Thursday agreed to set up a monitoring and patrol bodies to tackle smuggling, after months of border closure and dispute between the West African countries.
A new ruler of the former military kingdom of Dahomey in modern-day Benin has been designated, after the death of the previous monarch, last year.
Leaders of countries in the Lake Chad region met in Nigeria to give fresh impetus to their fight against Boko Haram, the Nigerian presidency has said.
The head of France's greatest collection of African art has hit back at a report urging the return of thousands of artworks to the countries from which they were taken.
Children from at least six west and central African countries recently took to the the stage of the Africa Dialogues conference in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to tell the world about the future they envisioned on their continent.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting with the heads of 11 African nations, international organisations and corporate leaders to promote a program launched under the German Group of 20 presidency last year designed to encourage private investment in Africa.
Internet taxes could stifle Africa's free and vibrant social media, writes the Conversation.
Nigeria's two main political parties are asking election hopefuls to pay huge fees for the chance to stand at next year's general election, in a move criticised as favouring the rich and well-connected.
West Africa's Benin has announced its first confirmed coronavirus case as the continent scrambles to stop the spread of the global pandemic.
Former leader Thomas Boni Yayi has left Benin without meeting President Patrice Talon, after briefly returning from exile for talks aimed at easing a political crisis, sources said Thursday.
Machetes in hand and wearing a straw hat against the sun, the participants of an "agro-bootcamp" in the farmlands of the West African nation of Benin harvest maize, cowpeas and rice.
Ivory Coast says it had drawn up a list of 148 works of art taken during the colonial period that it wants France to return.
Jacques wanted to start working when he was 10. His father refused so he left his home in Tema, Ghana, to live in nearby Benin, like many young children in search of a better life.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday agreed to return "without delay" 26 disputed artworks to Benin, the president's office said.
Ten Benin youth team players have been jailed for lying about their age after they were kicked out of qualifying for next year's under 17-Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Benin tycoon and opposition politician Sebastien Ajavon will not be in court on Thursday to face drugs charges, his lawyer has said.
Benin's former leader on Tuesday accused President Patrice Talon of "declaring war" on the nation through the adoption of a new law demanding exorbitant fees from anyone running for election.
Garbage has never smelled so sweet for a small village in southern Benin since it opened a pilot waste treatment centre to turn household rubbish into gas and cash.
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