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Cyril Ramaphosa | The solutions to Africa’s problems reside within Africa itself

2020-05-25 09:07

This Africa Day we are reminded once again that the solutions to Africa’s problems, be they overcoming disease or eradicating poverty and underdevelopment, reside within Africa itself, writes President Cyril Ramaphosa.

DR Congo officials deny virus figures manipulated

2020-05-24 21:39

Government officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have denied any manipulation of its figures for coronavirus cases and deaths.

Covid-19 wrap: 1 127 new US deaths, Wuhan lab had '3 live bat coronaviruses' and DRC denies manipulation

2020-05-24 14:19

The United States has recorded a further 1 127 deaths from Covid-19, bringing its total to 97 048 since the global pandemic began, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

Africans should unite in their diversity

2020-05-22 01:00

Africa month this year is celebrated in the midst of the global Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. This will also be the case for Africa Day on May 25, which is the commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity, now known as the

Libya's GNA says it is targeting retreating Haftar forces

2020-05-22 11:03

Libya's internationally recognised government has launched air strikes against forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar.

 
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Libya's UN-recognised government says seizes 3 barracks

2020-05-23 23:21

Forces loyal to Libya's UN-recognised government said Saturday they seized three barracks from fighters aligned with strongman Khalifa Haftar south of the capital, in an apparent new victory against their rival.

Thandiswa Mazwai’s essential performance to mark Africa Day

2020-05-22 11:34

Around this time of the year we would ordinarily be gathering to celebrate all things African, but the Covid-19 coronavirus had other plans. Perhaps while you were all cooped up it slipped your mind that the month of May is Africa Month, however, one person who certainly didn’t forget is Thandiswa Mazwai.

WATCH | To open economies, to vote, to feed the hungry: Africa's coronavirus conundrums

2020-05-22 06:00

African countries are facing multiple dilemmas during the coronavirus pandemic, including whether to allow voting and whether to continue restraining economies, all while battling stigma surrounding the virus.

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Zimbabwe leader sacks deputy information minister

2020-05-21 12:58

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired outspoken deputy information minister Energy Mutodi hours after he insulted three "abducted" opposition officials in a tweet.

Lesotho PM Thomas Thabane officially resigns in TV address

2020-05-19 11:37

Lesotho's beleaguered prime minister, Thomas Thabane, finally resigned on Tuesday, ending a months-long crisis that engulfed the kingdom after he was accused of having a part in his ex-wife's murder.

Developed world must work with Africa on Covid-19 – Ramaphosa

2020-05-18 15:27

South African president and African Union chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa says the deadly coronavirus outbreak has affected both developed and developing countries, but it's the latter who are expected to suffer the most.

Burundi to vote in tense poll amid virus outbreak

2020-05-18 09:29

Burundians will vote in a tense general election, despite a largely-ignored outbreak of coronavirus which is set to be the first major challenge for the new president.

Zimbabwe to maintain virus lockdown: president

2020-05-16 20:40

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Saturday the lockdown imposed to control the spread of coronavirus would stay in place for the moment, but would be reviewed every two weeks.

Six people held in Cameroon for distributing face masks

2020-05-16 09:14

Six opposition activists have been arrested in Cameroon for distributing face masks and disinfectant gel, their lawyers and Human Rights Watch said on Friday.

Deadly corridor: Ethiopian migrants head home after brush with death in truck in Mozambique

2020-05-15 16:59

As the truck travelled south, Yosef Moliso and the other Ethiopian migrants trapped inside its sealed cargo container pounded on the walls for help while struggling to breathe.

First virus death in South Sudan, alarm over cases in camps

2020-05-14 22:02

South Sudan has recorded its first coronavirus death, as aid agencies raise the alarm over a sharp rise in cases that have also reached vast, crowded camps of displaced people.

Namibia bans car perks for politicians for virus spending

2020-05-14 20:35

Namibia's president has slapped a five-year ban on buying new cars for top politicians and government officials in order to channel funds into fighting coronavirus, his office says.

Burundi expels, declares 'persona non grata' top WHO team steering coronavirus response

2020-05-14 12:08

Burundi has ordered the expulsion of the World Health Organisation's expert team coordinating the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic, just days before a presidential election.

Lagos doctors strike over 'harassment' during virus curfew

2020-05-21 13:59

Doctors in Nigeria's economic capital Lagos have gone on strike to protest alleged police harassment of health workers during a dusk-to-dawn curfew aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19.

Lesotho's new PM sworn in after ex-leader accused of murder

2020-05-20 13:50

Lesotho's former finance minister Moeketsi Majoro has been sworn in as Prime Minister following the resignation of Thomas Thabane who is accused of conspiring in the murder of his wife.

'We can get it done here': Africa's tech scene tackles coronavirus

2020-05-19 10:39

Watching from afar as much of the world was brought to its knees by the coronavirus, African scientists, engineers and innovators have turned to homegrown solutions to prepare for the worst case scenario.

Lesotho's embattled PM Thomas Thabane is stepping down

2020-05-18 16:24

Lesotho's embattled Prime Minister Thomas Thabane says he is stepping down, ending months of political uncertainty gripping the kingdom since he was accused of having a role in his ex-wife's murder.

OPINION: Six urgent things to do for the new Lesotho PM

2020-05-18 13:13

It would be ideal to reconsider and re-arrange diplomatic missions according to what Lesotho can economically benefit in a post-Covid19 era while also exploring more free-trade areas, writes Mpho Tsedu.

Defiant Lesotho PM shows no sign of resigning

2020-05-16 20:40

Lesotho's embattled prime minister appeared far from quitting after the attorney general advised him that he could not be forced to resign despite a scandal over his former wife's murder.

Kenya to close borders with Tanzania, Somalia over virus fears

2020-05-16 20:40

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Saturday that the country's coronavirus measures would be extended and its borders with Tanzania and Somalia closed.

UN prosecutor hails arrest of Rwanda genocide suspect

2020-05-16 12:45

A top UN prosecutor said on Saturday that the arrest of a key Rwanda genocide fugitive in France showed that suspects would be brought to justice for crimes in the 1994 bloodshed.

Stigma, fears of quarantine hinder Kenya's Covid-19 fight

2020-05-15 13:28

Mass testing for the novel coronavirus is under way in the worst affected areas of Kenya. But many are reluctant to be checked, for fear of being forced into quarantine.

Mozambique soldiers killed another 50 jihadists this week : govt

2020-05-15 06:38

Mozambique's army says it has killed 50 suspected jihadists in the northern Cabo Delgado province after another spate of insurgent attacks in the gas-rich region this week.

Ivory Coast to ease virus restrictions in Abidjan on Friday

2020-05-14 22:02

Ivory Coast is set to lift an almost two-month curfew in its main city Abidjan but nightclubs, cinemas and bars will remain closed to fight the coronavirus epidemic.

Zim court declares conversion of US dollar bank balances to local currency invalid, 'offensive'

2020-05-14 20:24

Old Mutual-owned CABS bank must cough up after the Harare High Court found it "offensive to justice" that customers could find their savings have been converted to a fraction of their original worth from one day to the next.

Massive undersea cable project set to give Africa internet boost

2020-05-14 17:22

Telecoms and internet giants have unveiled a mammoth project to lay a subsea cable around Africa to boost internet access to the underserved continent.

'I don't kill people' - Lesotho PM Thomas Thabane ready to step down, but denies killing wife

2020-05-13 16:07

On the cusp of stepping down, Lesotho's embattled prime minister has denied in an interview with AFP any role in the murder of his estranged wife, a drama that has gripped the tiny kingdom for months.

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