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Zimbabwe deploys security forces over banned march

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Troops and police were out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo on Monday blocking a planned opposition march, three days after brutally dispersing a banned protest in the capital Harare.

Sudan's Bashir 'got $90m from Saudi royals'

2019-08-19 19:18

Omar al-Bashir received $90 million in cash from Saudi royals, an investigator told a court at the opening Monday of the deposed Sudanese strongman's corruption trial.

WATCH | Zimbabwe deploys security forces to prevent banned march in Bulawayo

2019-08-19 14:21

Security forces and police are out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo to prevent a planned opposition march, days after brutally dispersing a similar banned protest in Harare.

Towards a new era: What is in Sudan's landmark pact

2019-08-19 11:36

A 39-month political transition, a civilian-majority ruling council, guarantees of basic rights - Sudan's constitutional declaration seeks to turn the page on decades of authoritarian rule.

Chad declares emergency in east after dozens die in ethnic violence

2019-08-19 18:07

Chad's President Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces, authorising summary shootings to "save the majority", after violent intercommunal clashes left dozens dead earlier this month.

 
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ARMED GUARDS:  Troops and police were out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo to prevent a planned opposition march, days after brutally dispersing a similar banned protest in Harare. (Zinyange Auntony, AFP)

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IMF warns Zim against pay boost as living standards crash

2019-08-19 13:16

The International Monetary Fund cautioned Zimbabwe’s government against boosting wages for state workers after the introduction of a new currency pushed up inflation and reduced spending power to a 10th of what it was six months ago.

Volkswagen, Nissan to get tax breaks for plants in Ghana

2019-08-18 11:38

Ghana will offer tax breaks of up to 10 years to automakers that set up local manufacturing plants, as the government seeks to attract international companies such as Volkswagen and Nissan.

Mozambique's Renamo says members attacked after peace deal

2019-08-18 07:08

Mozambique's former rebel group-turned-opposition party Renamo on Friday said its members came under attack just days after the signing of a historic peace deal aimed at ending years of conflict.

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Zimbabwe has a plan to end 20-year standoff with creditors

2019-08-17 13:08

Zimbabwe’s government has said it’s ready to settle with global lenders, sell assets and make the difficult spending decisions needed for financial recovery. But with opposition protests against plunging living standards scheduled in cities nationwide, he’s in a race against time.

Nigerian boy stages own kidnap, demands father pay ransom

2019-08-16 19:34

A 15-year-old Nigerian boy has been arrested for demanding a ransom from his father after staging his own kidnap with his friends in central city of Jos, police said Friday.

Sudan to launch historic transition to civilian rule

2019-08-16 05:38

Sudan's military rulers and protest leaders on Saturday are scheduled to sign a landmark deal reached after a bloody uprising which is meant to pave the way for civilian rule.

WATCH | The 'gift' of Tunisia's delicate date palm drink

2019-08-15 06:08

As soon as the sun is up, people in southern Tunisia rush out to buy a glass or bottle of legmi, a coveted date palm drink that is too delicate to be sold far from the oasis.

Eskom power supply brings relief to Zimbabwe

2019-08-14 20:37

Electricity supply in Zimbabwe has improved significantly following the southern African country's agreement to import power from Eskom.

Mobile phones are replacing bank accounts in Africa

2019-08-13 10:22

Sub-Saharan Africa has more mobile-money accounts than anywhere else in the world with about 396 million registered users at the end of 2018, a 14% increase from a year earlier, according to the GSM Association.

Ethiopian airlines increases connectivity to Mozambique

2019-08-13 10:30

Ethiopian Airlines is set to Launch operation to the City of Beira in central Mozambique.

Eight killed in Nigeria jihadist attacks, say military

2019-08-12 19:31

Eight people, including three soldiers, have killed in jihadist attacks on an army base and village in northeast Nigeria ahead of Monday's Eid al-Adha festival, military sources have said.

Red carpet for Botswana investors

2019-08-11 14:53

Botswana has promised to roll out the red carpet for investors, urging them not to be discouraged by its small population from doing business in the country because decent returns are part of the package.

Tanzania lays to rest dozens killed in fuel tanker blast

2019-08-11 22:24

Tanzania laid to rest most of the 71 people who died while trying to collect leaking petrol from an overturned fuel tanker that exploded.

Tanzania mourns 64 killed in fuel tanker blast

2019-08-11 11:52

Tanzania is in mourning, preparing to bury the dead after 64 people perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol.

Mozambique indicts 20 people over $2bn hidden-debt scandal

2019-08-10 15:14

Mozambique charged 20 people, including the son of former President Armando Guebuza, over a fraud scam in which state-owned companies contracted $2bn in debt for dubious projects.

Libyan government agrees to UN-backed Eid al-Adha ceasefire

2019-08-10 11:30

The internationally recognised Libyan government has accepted an offer by the United Nations for a ceasefire during the Eid al-Adha religious holiday.

Elephant Path: A Story of Hope and War in CAR

2019-08-09 20:24

In the rainforests of the Central African Republic is Dzanga Bai, a remote clearing where a tall canopy of trees - full of the hum of insects and calls of wildlife - gives way to soft mud and pools of water.

Zimbabwean tourism minister sacked

2019-08-08 21:51

President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira on Thursday, a statement from Zimbabwe's presidency said, after she was detained over the disappearance of millions of dollars during her time as welfare minister.

Zimbabwe police beat protesters defying 'rogue' government

2019-08-16 21:40

Riot police in Zimbabwe on Friday fired teargas and beat demonstrators who defied a protest ban, as the opposition accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government of surpassing Robert Mugabe's regime in brutality.

First confirmed Ebola cases in DR Congo's South Kivu province

2019-08-16 15:57

The eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu has recorded its first confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's year-old epidemic, one of which was a fatality, the provincial government said.

Activists 'abducted' ahead of Zimbabwe protests: rights groups

2019-08-15 20:58

At least six opposition and rights activists were abducted and tortured by unidentified assailants in Zimbabwe ahead of planned protests against worsening economic problems, rights groups charged Thursday.

Zimbabwe's opposition vows anti-govt protests despite warnings

2019-08-14 20:01

Zimbabwe's main opposition party vowed Wednesday to go ahead with protests this week against the worsening economy, dismissing government threats to stop the demonstrations.

Lesotho officials’ cannabis ‘conflict’

2019-08-14 06:46

Two senior Lesotho health ministry officials, who oversee cannabis industry licensing, are linked to a company that plans to manufacture medicinal cannabis in the kingdom.

WATCH | Scientists hail promise of first effective Ebola treatments

2019-08-13 06:25

Scientists have said they are a step closer to finding the first effective treatments for the Ebola virus after two potential drugs showed survival rates of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo. WATCH NOW.

Rocket fire hits Libya airport, breaking Eid truce

2019-08-12 05:42

Rocket fire hit the Libyan capital's sole functioning airport Sunday, violating a temporary truce between the unity government and forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, airport authorities said.

Tanzania fuel tanker blast: Death toll stands at 60

2019-08-10 15:43

At least 62 people died and about 70 others injured in Tanzania on Saturday when a crashed tanker exploded while a crowd was trying to siphon off fuel, the police said.

Tanzania fuel tanker blast kills 57

2019-08-10 12:34

Fifty-seven people have died in Tanzania when a fuel tanker exploded after overturning on a road west of the capital Dar Es Salaam, police said.

Eskom begins 400MW power supply to Zimbabwe

2019-08-09 12:34

Eskom began exports of 400 megawatts into Zimbabwe on Friday, easing a protracted power crisis characterised by daily outages lasting up to 18 hours.

WATCH | 'I came back alive': Escaping modern slavery

2019-08-08 13:17

August marks 400 years since the first African slave arrived in the Americas, but in reality the slave trade hasn't stopped: The UN estimates 40 million are trapped in it across the world. Claudia was one of them.

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