Zim President Mnangagwa sacks dozens of Mugabe workers: report

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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.

15 killed in Kenya floods, scores of families displaced

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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.

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.

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.


FLOODED:   Pedestrians use a metal fence to cross, as they wade through the flooded road on their way to work,following heavy rainfall in Nairobi. (AFP)

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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.

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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.

Emirates air hostess 'falls off' from plane in Uganda - reports

2018-03-15 15:15

An air hostess reportedly sustained serious injuries after falling from an Emirates aircraft at the Entebbe International Airport in Kampala, Uganda.

Guinea teachers call off month-long strike

2018-03-15 15:15

Guinea's powerful teachers' union has called off a month-long strike after reaching an agreement with the government on pay.

Two soldiers killed in Nigeria communal violence: army

2018-03-15 14:00

At least two soldiers have been killed in renewed violence between herders and farmers in central Nigeria's Plateau state days after similar violence killed 25 in unrest linked to land, water and grazing rights.

Mid-air scare on Air Zim flight: 'People were crying and praying,' says passenger

2018-03-15 11:30

An Air Zimbabwe flight from Harare to Dar-es-Salaam was rocked by severe turbulence, creating scenes of panic among passengers who thought the plane was about to break up mid-air, a report says.

'Stop harassing Mugabe,' new Zim party warns Mnangagwa

2018-03-15 06:00

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government must stop harassing Robert Mugabe and accord him his constitutional rights to association and other reforms, the newly formed political outfit, the NPF, has reportedly said.

Nigeria's president meets with families of missing girls

2018-03-14 20:00

Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari has met for the first time with the parents of 110 school girls who were abducted from their school three weeks ago.

Tuaregs celebrate culture in Niger Sahara festival

2018-03-14 14:36

Tuaregs in northern Niger are hoping to draw tourists back to the region by putting their traditional dances, music poetry and camel races on display.

Robbers raid new Mugabe mansion: report

2018-03-14 11:51

Three men have appeared in a Harare court for overpowering an armed policeman and stealing materials worth nearly $5 000 from the building site of Bona Mugabe's mansion.

Zim land grab disaster serves as stark warning to SA - analyst

2018-03-14 11:09

SA's current land ownership structure as well as sustainable funding models should be put in place to prop up new black farmers if land reform is to be a success story, says Memory Mataranyika.

Sierra Leone's two main parties in March 27 presidential runoff: election commission

2018-03-14 10:30

Sierra Leone will hold a run-off vote for president on March 27, the election commission says, after the country's main opposition finished slightly ahead of the ruling party in the first round of voting.

Three Tanzanian NGOs file suit at regional court over press law

2018-03-14 07:30

Three Tanzanian NGOs have filed a complaint at the East Africa Court of Justice over a 2016 law that they argue violates press freedom.

Three Niger police killed in suspected jihadist attack

2018-03-14 06:00

Three police have been killed in western Niger in a border region that has come under repeated attack from jihadists, local media says.

War compensation: Zim govt 'demands' $1bn from DRC, says report

2018-03-13 17:44

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly made an appeal to Democratic Republic of Congo to assist his country in the forthcoming general elections.

WATCH: Outrage as MP says men should 'beat' their wives as 'a form of discipline'

2018-03-13 15:23

A Ugandan member of parliament has reportedly found himself at the centre of controversy after he suggested that men should "beat" their wives as a form of punishment within a marriage.

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.

Egypt's president ready to join fight against militants

2018-03-15 17:17

With less than two weeks before elections, Egypt's president says he is prepared to personally join the army and police battling Islamic militants in Sinai, vowing he and his security forces would prosecute the fight until the end.

Ramaphosa to visit Mozambique, Zimbabwe as SADC chair

2018-03-15 14:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to undertake a working visit to Mozambique and Zimbabwe on March 17 as the chair of the Southern African Development Community, the presidency has said in a statement.

Sierra Leone third parties complain after election setback

2018-03-15 13:06

Two upstart Sierra Leone political parties said Wednesday they had filed complaints over this month's elections after failing to make the cut for the second round of the presidential ballot.

UAE offers $1.4bn in aid to Sudan: state media

2018-03-15 11:30

The United Arab Emirates has offered $1.4 billion to Sudan's central bank to help Khartoum tackle an acute foreign exchange crisis, the official Sudanese news agency says.

Kenya Red Cross says 8 500 asylum-seekers flee Ethiopia

2018-03-15 10:02

The Kenya Red Cross says more than 8 500 Ethiopians have crossed the border into Kenyan territory seeking asylum from conflict after government troops mistakenly killed civilians.

Two killed as Guinea teachers call off month-long strike

2018-03-15 08:00

Two men have reportedly been shot dead during protests in the Guinean capital as the powerful teachers' union called off a month-long strike after reaching agreement with the government on pay.

Six dead, 14 hurt in Senegal military helicopter crash

2018-03-15 06:00

Six people have been killed and 14 others injured after a Senegalese military helicopter crashed, according to a government statement giving an updated toll from the incident in the south of the country.

At least 25 killed in fresh clashes in central Nigeria: police

2018-03-14 13:12

Herders are believed to have killed 25 villagers in central Nigeria's Plateau state, police say, in the latest violence linked to land, water and grazing rights.

Mauritius president refuses to resign over financial scandal

2018-03-14 11:51

Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has refused to resign, vowing to fight allegations that saw her embroiled in a financial scandal, the presidency said in a statement Wednesday.

'Zimbabwe's new opposition leader Robert Mugabe': is this really a possibility?

2018-03-14 07:30

Harare - Here's a scenario suggested recently by Zimbabwe's popular commentator Prophet Cynic: "You wake up from a long coma only to find Mugabe now an opposition leader… and Zanu-PF is now a puppet of the West."

At least 5 000 Ethiopians flee to Kenya after weekend shooting

2018-03-14 06:00

At least 5 000 people have fled to Kenya from the Ethiopian border town of Moyale after the weekend shooting of nine civilians by troops, the Kenyan Red Cross says.

At least 41 new deaths reported in latest violence in northeast DRC

2018-03-13 20:09

Authorities in northeastern DRC say more than 40 new deaths have been reported in an area where fighting has taken place between two communities in recent weeks.

Nigeria struggles to contain dramatic spread of deadly Lassa fever

2018-03-13 17:44

Nigeria is battling on two fronts against an unprecedented outbreak of Lassa fever, a cousin of Ebola, that had already killed 110 people this year.

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