Zim polls: 'Charismatic' lawyer and pastor Nelson Chamisa to challenge military-backed Mnangagwa

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Ahead of Zimbabwe's crucial elections this year, the biggest opposition party has selected a charismatic lawyer and pastor to challenge the military-backed president in the first vote without former leader Robert Mugabe in decades.

S Sudanese flee only to find unrest across the border

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Refugees seeking safety from the atrocities of South Sudan's unending conflict cross the border only to find themselves in one of Africa's most war-torn and poorest countries.

Rwandan minister speaks on African governance

2018-03-19 14:00

African ways of governance should be considered when the work of governments on the continent is evaluated, Rwandan foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo has said.

Zim changes empowerment laws, opens up economic participation

2018-03-19 13:56

Zimbabwe has sought to open up participation to the country’s economic sectors by legally making changes to the country’s controversial empowerment laws.

Zim's economic recovery is an urgent priority, says UN as it backs 'free, fair, credible' polls in July

2018-03-19 10:36

The United Nations has voiced its support for a plan to hold elections in Zimbabwe in July. The elections, which have not yet received a specific date, will be the first big test for President Emmerson Mnangagwa.


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UN mission in DRC urged to play stronger role in polls

2018-03-19 13:06

A body linked to the powerful Catholic Church in Democratic Republic of Congo has called on the United nations to strengthen its role during December elections.

Burundi sets May 17 for vote on contested reforms

2018-03-19 10:36

Burundi's president Pierre Nkurunziza has set May 17 as the date for a referendum on a controversial constitutional reform that could keep him in power until 2034, according to a decree signed over the weekend.

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'Go to the courts if you believe Mnangagwa is illegitimate,' Mugabe told

2018-03-19 08:53

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has reportedly been urged to approach the courts of law "if he believes President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration" is not legitimate.

PICS: SA, Zim 'are joined on the hip… we'll find ways to grow our economies', says Ramaphosa

2018-03-19 06:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa met with his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare over the weekend and the two leaders reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries.

Rwandan authority to auction off stock of jailed govt critic

2018-03-19 06:00

Rwanda's Revenue Authority says it will put assets belonging to the family of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame's government up for auction to pay off a debt to the tax body.

At least 3 000 children affected as Senegal closes schools linked to Turkish cleric in exile

2018-03-18 18:36

Senegal's government has closed more than a dozen schools linked to a man the Turkish government considers a terrorist, underlining Turkey's growing influence in predominantly Muslim West Africa.

Officials say 1 body found after Kenya building collapse

2018-03-18 16:15

A Kenyan official says a male body has been recovered from the rubble of a building collapse as search and rescue work was called off.

Ethnic violence in DRC's northeast displaces at least 60 000

2018-03-18 12:59

Ethnic violence in Democratic Republic of Congo's northeast has forced more than 32 000 to flee to Bunia, where humanitarian assistance is strained and the suffering are eager for improved conditions.

UN throws its support behind Zimbabwe elections

2018-03-18 07:40

The United Nations has thrown its support behind new elections in Zimbabwe set for July and urged the government to kickstart the African nation's economy as an "urgent priority".

Zim: Mnangagwa's neck tie fetches R177 768 at auction, reports say

2018-03-17 20:05

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's neck tie reportedly fetched R177 768 at an auction in Victoria Falls this week - during the country's 5th Edition of the Chief Executive Officers Africa Roundtable.

Police given OK to hold suspects in Nairobi courthouse plot

2018-03-17 14:22

A Kenyan court is allowing police to continue detaining five people who allegedly planned to attack a Nairobi courthouse so a Muslim cleric facing terror charges could escape.

Ramaphosa visits Mozambique

2018-03-17 13:56

President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has arrived in Maputo, Mozambique on a working visit.

Egypt sees tourism rebound ahead of vote

2018-03-17 10:12

Egypt is seeing a promising rebound in tourism following devastating jihadist attacks, in welcome news to the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he seeks re-election this month.

15 killed in Kenya floods, scores of families displaced

2018-03-17 07:37

Kenyan officials say that at least 15 people have drowned and scores of families have been displaced across the East African nation during two days of heavy rainfall that caused flooding in both urban and rural areas.

WATCH: 'It's frustrating working in Zim hospitals,' doctors say

2018-03-16 19:10

Doctors in Zimbabwe are striking for a second week over pay, working conditions and drug shortages. It's the first major labour dispute since President Mnangagwa took over.

Mali militia say have US vehicle taken in Niger attack

2018-03-16 11:57

Two Malian militia groups say they have recovered a US military vehicle and weapons that jihadist fighters seized after a deadly ambush of American special forces in neighbouring Niger in October.

Cameroon to pursue crackdown on anglophone separatists

2018-03-16 10:21

Cameroon's long-ruling President Paul Biya has convoked a rare cabinet meeting and vowed to push ahead with a military crackdown on English-speaking separatists in the francophone country.

S Sudan appoints new finance minister to revive economy

2018-03-16 07:30

South Sudan this week got yet another finance minister as it struggles to halt the free fall of a war-ravaged economy, but analysts warn prospects are bleak as long as conflict and corruption go unaddressed.

Egyptians abroad vote in presidential elections

2018-03-19 08:53

Thousands of Egyptian expatriates have headed to polling stations across the world to cast their ballots in the presidential elections.

Top civil servant abducted, four hurt in Cameroon

2018-03-18 20:43

Suspected separatists have abducted a top civil servant in an English-speaking region of Cameroon while security sources say four people were hurt in an attack on a ministerial convoy, adding to months of recent unrest.

'It was me who urged Mugabe to resign,' says wife Grace

2018-03-18 16:15

Former first lady Grace Mugabe says she convinced her husband to stand down after last year’s military takeover when he was determined not to, it has emerged.

PICS: Zimbabwe holds Miss Albinism beauty pageant to fight stigma

2018-03-18 14:01

Oozing charm and confidence, 22-year-old Sithembiso Mutukura beat 12 other contestants in Zimbabwe's first Miss Albinism beauty contest aimed at reducing stigma and increasing awareness about the condition.

Violence fears ahead of Sierra Leone run-off vote

2018-03-18 07:27

Sierra Leone's electoral commission has sounded the alarm over a wave of violence between rival groups ahead of a run-off presidential vote later this month.

Botswana's Ian Khama accuses Trump of 'encouraging' elephant poaching

2018-03-17 18:01

Botswana's president Ian Khama has accused the US government of encouraging elephant poaching following its recent decision to reverse a ban on imports of sport-hunted trophies.

Canada to send peacekeepers to Mali: official

2018-03-17 15:30

Canada will send peacekeepers backed by helicopters to the troubled west African nation of Mali before autumn, a government source says.

57 000 flee DRC province to Uganda: UN

2018-03-17 12:30

More than 57 000 refugees have crossed into Uganda this year after fleeing ethnic strife in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern Ituri province, the United Nations refugee agency says.

Angola's ex-leader Eduardo dos Santos to quit as ruling party boss

2018-03-17 10:12

Former Angolan leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos says he will quit as head of the governing party by 2019 after the ruling MPLA denied tensions with his successor, President Joao Lourenco.

Zim President Mnangagwa sacks dozens of Mugabe workers: report

2018-03-17 07:37

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has sacked dozens of workers paid by the government to work on Robert Mugabe's private properties in another setback for the former Zimbabwean president, a report says.

African, EU ministers discuss tackling migrant traffic

2018-03-16 21:43

Ministers from 13 African and European countries have held talks along with the EU on cracking down on migrant traffickers, with France calling for firmer action on smuggling networks in African countries.

Trump should be the trigger for Africa to find common cause with Americans

2018-03-16 17:40

Relations between the US and Africa are unlikely to improve while Trump remains president. But that doesn't mean the continent should remain passive, writes The Conversation.

Egypt orders release of 2 detained journalists

2018-03-16 15:12

Egypt has ordered the release of two freelance journalists who were arrested while preparing a report on a historic tramway in Alexandria.

Ethiopian immigration on hold after Israeli budget passes

2018-03-16 13:31

Reunification of hundreds of families split between Israel and Ethiopia is on hold after Israel failed to include funding for their immigration in next year's budget.

WATCH: Zimbabwe doesn't deserve this disgrace, says Mugabe in first interview

2018-03-16 11:57

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has called for a meeting with his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa, saying that Zimbabwe must return to "constitutionalism", following his ouster in November.

WATCH: Why are there so many pythons in Harare?

2018-03-16 10:21

Snake expert Ben Vermeulen of Harare-based Reptile Rescue says he has been called in to remove nine pythons since January, and that python sightings are now much more frequent.

Mugabe: 'I don't hate Mnangagwa… and of course I don't want to be president'

2018-03-16 07:30

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has said that at 94, he doesn’t want to be president. He added that he doesn’t hate his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa, but alleged that he "betrayed the whole nation".

Senegal helicopter crash toll rises to 8

2018-03-15 20:22

The death toll in a Senegalese military helicopter crash rose to eight on Thursday after two more people succumbed to their injuries, the army said.

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