Malema tried to show that by inviting him to the SONA, the ANC had endorsed his views about apartheid, writes Adriaan Basson.
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A Mauritanian court has jailed eight men for two years for "committing indecent acts" after a video showed them at a gay birthday party, their lawyer and Human Rights Watch say.
Prosecutors in the Mauritania, where homosexuality is outlawed, have detained and charged 10 young men after a video presented as a "gay marriage" surfaced, a legal source says.
At least 58 migrants drowned as their boat sank near the Mauritanian coast after a week at sea, the International Organization for Migration said Thursday.
Western donors have pledged nearly $2.3 billion in funding aimed at preventing terrorism and lawlessness along the southern rim of the Sahara, the head of the G5 Sahel grouping has said.
The sleepy Mauritanian village of Ouad Initi is about to get a makeover: a bigger school, a health centre, and more running water. All part of internationally-backed efforts to win over hearts and minds and stop the spread of jihadism.
Botswana's government says more than 400 buffaloes believed to have been chased by lions drowned in a river, and at least 10 men have been arrested for allegedly conducting a same-sex marriage ceremony in Zanzibar.
Mauritania has reacted furiously after the United States pulled its status as a preferential trade partner, accusing the West African state of tolerating forced labour and hereditary slavery.
Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario Front have accepted a UN invitation to hold talks in December on ending the decades-old conflict in Western Sahara, according to UN officials.
The headquarters of a five-nation anti-terror force in Mali has been transferred to the capital Bamako from the central town of Sevare following a deadly bomb attack, a source has said.
Mauritania's ruling Union for the Republic party has scored a meagre victory in municipal elections in the capital Nouakchott while sweeping legislative polls, according to official results.
Measures have been introduced in two African states aimed at stopping the spread of the new coronavirus, joining countries worldwide who have imposed restrictions since the disease surfaced in central China last month.
In less than six months after he was elected, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani has consolidated his grip on power, leaving on the sidelines his predecessor and one-time mentor, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.
Five nations waging a battle against jihadi fighters in the Sahel has asked the UN for money and other aid to help tackle a scourge which claimed more lives even as officials met.
Here are key dates in the history of the Western Sahara, as the United Nations prepares to convene talks in Geneva on the disputed territory's future status.
A fledgling African regional force fighting jihadists in Sahel countries is more effective - with fewer resources - than a UN mission with a similar remit in Mali, the Mauritanian president has said.
At least 11 people were killed and 44 injured when two buses collided on a road between Mauritania's capital Nouakchott and the central city of Aleg, doctors and police say.
A two-day African security forum has opened in Dakar amid concerns about funding for a much-trumpeted initiative to bind five Sahel countries into an anti-terror force.
Mauritanian police have clashed with anti-slavery activists demanding the release of an imprisoned legislator as the country's newly-elected National Assembly held its maiden session.
Mauritania's election commission says the west African nation's ruling party has won a majority of seats in a second round of legislative, municipal and regional elections.
Voters in Mauritania are going to the polls for a second round of legislative, municipal and regional elections under tight security as the ruling party seeks to strengthen its majority in Parliament.
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