IMF sees Namibia growing in 2020 after three-year contraction

2019-09-14 10:00

Namibia’s economy will return to growth in 2020 after contracting for three straight years, but a failure to implement structural reforms could keep the southwest African nation stuck in a low-growth trap, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Algerians take to the streets to oppose presidential poll

2019-09-13 21:33

Algerians returned to the streets Friday, protesting proposed presidential elections after parliament passed bills that could pave the way for the announcement of a vote to take place in December.

Zambia's president pushes contested constitutional reforms

2019-09-13 16:45

Zambian President Edgar Lungu says his government would go ahead with proposed constitutional amendments despite flak from opposition leaders and civil society groups.


LYING IN WAKE:  Mourners walk past a portrait of late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe during a funeral wake as his casket arrives at his former Blue Roof residence in Harare. (Zinyange Auntony, AFP)

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WATCH | Mugabe to be buried in 30 days

2019-09-13 18:54

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe will be buried at Heroes’ Acre in 30 days, this is according to his nephew Leo Mugabe.

Zimbabwe's farmers look back at 'hell' under Mugabe

2019-09-13 15:05

At its zenith, the Mount Carmel farm in northern Zimbabwe boasted 500 livestock and shipped its mangoes and lemons to Europe, a continent away.

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WHO investigating possible unknown illness in Tanzania

2019-09-12 21:56

The World Health Organisation is sending a team to Tanzania to urgently investigate a "rumour" linked to the death of a person over an unknown illness.

50 dead after train derails in DR Congo

2019-09-12 19:22

At least 50 stowaways were killed when a freight train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the latest rail tragedy to strike the vast central African nation.

Mugabe's nephew slams Mnangagwa and Zanu-PF: 'They tormented him'

2019-09-12 17:00

The family of late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe have accused current head of state Emmerson Mnangagwa of attempting to force it to betray his wishes for his burial.

What must happen for Mozambique to have lasting peace after accord

2019-09-12 06:50

The Mozambican government recently signed a peace deal with the Renamo opposition party, in time for elections in October. This is the most decisive step so far towards ending a low-intensity yet persistent conflict that began in 2013.

Zimbabwe establishes monetary policy committee in stability bid

2019-09-11 16:17

The committee is a step toward setting a benchmark interest rate and introducing inflation targeting as Zimbabwe’s newly introduced currency plunges.

Mugabe became a 'broken soul' in final years

2019-09-11 15:34

Once feared for the all-encompassing power he wielded in Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe died a "broken soul", bereft at his downfall, his allies and relatives say.

Now Zimbabwe considers repatriation plan for affected citizens in SA - reports

2019-09-11 13:19

The Zimbabwean government has become the second to announce the voluntary evacuation of some citizens from South Africa after two of their nationals died during xenophobic violence, according to media reports.

In Zimbabwe, hospitals battle with Mugabe's legacy

2019-09-10 15:46

For Zimbabwe's doctors, few institutions reflect their country's decay under Robert Mugabe than their public hospitals, once vaunted but now under-equipped and crumbling.

South Sudan rebel leader in Juba in bid to salvage peace deal

2019-09-10 06:09

South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar has arrived in Juba for the first time in a year and held rare talks with President Salva Kiir as the rivals try to salvage a stalled peace agreement.

Equatorial Guinea frees journalists held after judge interview

2019-09-09 22:00

Two journalists held by police after they interviewed a suspended judge in Equatorial Guinea have been released without charge, one of them says.

Niger, Nigeria border governors meet to tackle border violence

2019-09-09 20:20

Four governors of neighbouring states of Niger and Nigeria have ended two days of talks to address the security situation along their shared border which is plagued by armed groups.

First Sudan cabinet since Omar al-Bashir sworn in

2019-09-09 18:54

Sudan has sworn in its first cabinet since the removal of former president Omar al-Bashir in April following nationwide protests against his rule.

Xenophobic attacks: Nigeria to repatriate 600 citizens from SA

2019-09-09 15:22

Nigeria will repatriate about 600 citizens from South Africa this week following a wave of xenophobic violence that caused tensions between the countries, a Nigerian diplomat says.

Mugabe's body may return to Zimbabwe as burial tensions emerge

2019-09-09 11:59

Robert Mugabe's nephew says that a delegation is expected to leave Zimbabwe to collect the hero-turned-despot's body from Singapore where he died two days ago.

Mugabe to be buried in 'heroes' monument

2019-09-13 10:19

The family of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him in the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare, a family spokesperson says.

Zimbabwe's farmers look back at 'hell' under Mugabe

2019-09-12 21:45

At its zenith, the Mount Carmel farm in northern Zimbabwe boasted 500 livestock and shipped its mangoes and lemons to Europe, a continent away.

WATCH | Stampede at Mugabe viewing causes several injuries - reports

2019-09-12 18:26

Several people have been injured during a stampede at the viewing of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe at the Rufaro Stadium according to reports.

Bumpy ride for Mali as protests persist over bad roads

2019-09-13 13:18

Like many of his fellow Malians, Ousmane Maiga used to drive regularly between Gao, in the north of the country, and the capital Bamako.

Mugabe to be buried in his village next week - family

2019-09-12 09:50

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe will be buried early next week in his village and not at a national monument for liberation heroes, his family says.

WATCH | Mugabe has returned home

2019-09-11 15:48

A plane carrying the body of Zimbabwe's ex-president, Robert Mugabe, has landed in Harare, an AFP reporter says.

Zimbabwe holds diamond auction for 316 000 carats

2019-09-11 11:38

Zimbabwe’s state-owned Minerals Marketing Corporation will close the auction at the end of the week, an official has said.

Nearly 300 000 flee jihadist violence in Burkina Faso - UN

2019-09-10 10:54

Jihadist violence in Burkina Faso has forced nearly 300 000 people to flee their homes and stopped half a million getting access to health care, the UN and the Red Cross said.

Videos accusing Egypt's Sisi, military of graft go viral

2019-09-09 22:00

Videos posted online by an Egyptian construction contractor accusing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the military of corruption have gone viral, sparking a rare debate about the army's growing economic empire.

Africa's freedom fighters: Liberators or oppressors?

2019-09-09 20:20

How the recently deceased Zimbabwean ruler, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, should be remembered is a question that has split opinion across Africa. Read more

Relatives fly to Singapore to bring Mugabe home

2019-09-09 18:54

Close relatives and government officials have flown out of Zimbabwe to collect the body of ex-president Robert Mugabe from Singapore where he died last week, his nephew says.

Kevin Malunga: Lessons from Robert Mugabe's misrule and how not to run a country

2019-09-09 17:15

Those that have experienced the misrule and tyranny of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe have a duty to correct the false eulogies and hagiographies now being peddled about that country's former president. And the only lesson to learn form Mugabe is how not to run a country, writes Kevin Malunga.

OPINION | There is just so much Nigeria can do for its citizens in SA

2019-09-09 12:57

Anger in Nigeria boiled over and young Nigerians took to the streets protesting South African aggression and unleashing some of their own on South African-owned businesses, writes Gimba Kakanda.

Pope Francis wraps up Africa tour with Mauritius visit

2019-09-09 07:38

Pope Francis arrives in Mauritius on the final stop of a three-nation Africa tour where he is expected to celebrate the island nation's tolerance and diversity.

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