Top Africa stories: Zim elections, Africa Day, Mugabe

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A South African firm will provide paper for the ballots in this year’s election in Zimbabwe, and Africans are becoming more aware of the importance of Africa Day, as they are slowly taking an interest in continental affairs, says ISS.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Ebola, Mozambique

2018-05-25 08:09

Zimbabwe's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has reportedly said that he "feels sorry" for "principled" ex-president Robert Mugabe, and Democratic Republic of Congo says Ebola cases have reached 30 and warns against rumours.

WATCH: Teenage Nigerian female boxers fighting out of poverty

2018-05-24 08:30

A group of female teenage boxers from a "poor part of Lagos" are reportedly hoping to win gold for Nigeria at the 2020 Olympics.

LISTEN AND WATCH: Young Nigerian, lynched, burnt for snatching a bag

2018-05-23 08:01

A young Nigerian has been lynched for snatching a bag. A taxi driver who witnessed the lynching describes what happened.

Nigeria economy grows with bump in oil production

2018-05-21 19:59

Nigeria's economy grew slower than expected in the first quarter, official statistics have showed, with an expansion in oil production offset by a sputtering non-oil sector.

Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa, Lungu's mansion, Ebola

2018-05-18 08:00

An ex-zimbabwean minister fingers President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a fraud case, and Swaziland says the issue involving Zambian President Edgar Lungu's plans to build a mansion in that country is a "private matter"

PICS: In Lagos, the 'Venice of Africa' fights for survival

2018-05-17 16:15

Its nickname is the "Venice of Africa" but, other than its maze of narrow waterways where wooden boats glide, Makoko offers little similarity with the fabled canal city of Europe.

Jailed Shiite leader makes rare appearance in Nigeria court

2018-05-16 05:58

A pro-Iranian cleric who has been in Nigerian custody since 2015 after clashes between troops and his followers made a rare public appearance in court to face criminal charges.

Ailing Buhari returns to Nigeria

2018-05-12 15:41

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria, his office says, after a three-day absence on medical grounds.

Female ban during Nigerian festival causes uproar

2018-05-11 13:02

An order from a Nigerian traditional ruler forbidding women from being in public during a festival this week has sparked a lively debate over gender in the economic capital Lagos.


Africans 'slowly taking interest in continental affairs'

2018-05-25 10:48

Africans are becoming more aware of the importance of Africa Day, as they are slowly taking an interest in continental affairs, the Institute for Security Studies has said.

Amnesty highlights sex-for-food claims in Boko Haram-hit Nigeria

2018-05-24 14:17

Amnesty International has urged Nigeria to act on claims soldiers and members of the civilian militia have raped women and girls in remote camps for people displaced by Boko Haram.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Ebola, Kagame

2018-05-24 06:40

Ex-President Robert Mugabe has failed to show up before a parliamentary committee investigating a missing $15 billion of diamond revenue, and superstition is stopping Ebola victims from seeking medical care.

Church attack victims laid to rest in central Nigeria

2018-05-22 20:30

Two Nigerian priests and 17 worshippers have been buried, nearly a month after an attack on their church, as Catholics took to the streets calling for an end to a spiral of violence.

African nations vow to recover stolen assets

2018-05-20 08:12

Former British prime minister David Cameron two years ago was caught talking about an anti-corruption summit and calling Nigeria "fantastically corrupt".

At least four killed in NE Nigeria suicide bombing

2018-05-17 20:23

At least four people were killed in northeast Nigeria in a suicide blast at an open-air mosque, militia and refugee camp officials have said.

Residents say scores kidnapped in northern Nigeria

2018-05-16 20:24

Scores of people were kidnapped in two days on a dangerous road in northern Nigeria, according to residents, in an outbreak of crime unconnected to the Boko Haram insurgency.

Woman held in Sudan for Nigerian diplomat's murder

2018-05-14 18:28

A Sudanese woman of Nigerian origin has been arrested for killing a Nigerian diplomat in Khartoum and stealing his money, the foreign ministry in Abuja says.

Nigerian diplomat found dead in Sudan capital

2018-05-11 15:08

A Nigerian diplomat has been found dead at his home in Khartoum, Nigeria's government and Sudanese police say, with the latter investigating what it called a "criminal act".

Nigeria and health epidemics: acting quickly for a reason

2018-05-10 21:01

A new outbreak of Ebola that has killed 17 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo is thousands of kilometres from Nigeria.

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