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South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has been booed at former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s memorial in Harare.
Different heads of state are expected to pay tribute to Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe.
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 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.
Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has told the SABC 179 Nigerians left South Africa on board a private plane on Wednesday.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu says his government would go ahead with proposed constitutional amendments despite flak from opposition leaders and civil society groups.
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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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Zimbabweans have flocked to Harare's Rufaro Stadium to pay their last respects to former president Robert Mugabe, who is lying in state.
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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.
The body of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe lies in state at the "Blue Roof", his private residence in Harare.
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The committee is a step toward setting a benchmark interest rate and introducing inflation targeting as Zimbabwe’s newly introduced currency plunges.
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.
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.
Nine black rhinos from SA have arrived in the Serengeti as part of efforts to repopulate the park with the critically endangered species, Tanzanian authorities say.
Poor immigrants, documented or undocumented, are occupying the vacuums that arise when urban planning does not decolonise the city properly, writes Nanjala Nyabola.
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.
Human Rights Watch urged Nigeria to release thousands of children detained by the military over suspected links with Boko Haram.
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.
Two journalists held by police after they interviewed a suspended judge in Equatorial Guinea have been released without charge, one of them says.
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.
Sudan has sworn in its first cabinet since the removal of former president Omar al-Bashir in April following nationwide protests against his rule.
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.
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.
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.
"South Africa is a place where people can shoot you, rob you and police won't do anything", says Victor Indiobe who landed in Nigeria after fleeing South Africa.
Several people have been injured during a stampede at the viewing of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe at the Rufaro Stadium according to reports.
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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.
At least 640 Nigerians have signed up to take free flights back home after the latest xenophobic attacks in SA.
A plane carrying the body of Zimbabwe's ex-president, Robert Mugabe, has landed in Harare, an AFP reporter says.
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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.
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.
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.
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