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Mugabe: Mnangagwa 'never invited me to attend Independence celebrations'

31 minutes ago

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, 94, has reportedly denied reports that he rejected an invitation from President Emmerson Mnangagwa to attend this year’s Independence celebrations.

At least 21 dead in NE Nigeria Boko Haram attacks

31 minutes ago

Suspected Boko Haram militantshave killed at least 21 people in separate attacks in a remote northeastern region of Nigeria, security officials and a witness say.

Nepalese peacekeepers accused of child rape in South Sudan

31 minutes ago

The United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal are facing allegations of child rape in South Sudan, the UN spokesperson says, describing the case as "especially heinous".

At least 16 000 'fired' nurses return to work in Zimbabwe

2018-04-24 06:52

Thousands of Zimbabwean nurses have returned to work after ending a major strike, according to their union, which said that renewed negotiations with the government were expected to begin.

Attacks on South Sudan health facilities, workers increasing

2018-04-23 21:37

Everyone and everything is a target in South Sudan's civil war, as attacks against health facilities and aid workers increase, a new report says.

Madagascans return to protest after clashes

2018-04-23 20:29

Thousands of Madagascan opposition supporters have returned to the streets to protest against the president and a deadly crackdown by security forces on demonstrations.

 
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UNREST:   A child stands guard in front of metal pieces as a few hundred people gather in the centre of Antananarivo to erect a roadblock, during a rally to protest against the new electoral laws. ( File, AFP)

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Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Swaziland, SADC

2018-04-24 06:52

A video has emerged of former Robert Mugabe's nephew trying to joke about a military "coup" that resulted in his uncle stepping down, and Swaziland says the changing of the country's name 'won't happen overnight and won't be costly'.

Visiting the Tunisian desert where 'Star Wars' was filmed

2018-04-23 21:37

There's a reason the original 'Star Wars' movie has been filmed in the deserts of southern Tunisia: This stark remote landscape looks like another planet.

Angolan army chief sacked in latest anti-graft move

2018-04-23 20:29

Angolan President Joao Lourenco has sacked his army forces' chief of staff over corruption allegations in a deepening purge of senior figures linked with graft.

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Kenyan rugby sevens duo face gang rape charges

2018-04-23 19:31

Two Kenyan rugby sevens players, Frank Wanyama and Alex Olaba, have appeared in a Nairobi court charged with the February gang rape of a female singer.

Fearing Ethiopian dam, Egypt bans water-intensive crops

2018-04-23 19:31

Egypt's parliament has passed a law banning the cultivation of crops that require a large amount of water, amid fears that a massive Ethiopian dam being built upstream could cut into the country's share of the Nile.

Angola loses first satellite, plans successor

2018-04-23 18:30

Angola has confirmed the premature death of its first national telecoms satellite, Angosat-1, which was launched in December and was expected to have a working life of 15 years.

Nigerians demand air quality data over pollution fears

2018-04-23 17:16

Bolatito Joseph has strong suspicions about what is causing her breathing problems and a mucus build up: a building site near her home and noxious fumes from a rubbish dump close to her church.

SA is costliest G20 country to send money from

2018-04-23 17:45

South Africa is the most expensive G20 country to send remittances from while Russia is the least expensive, according to the latest World Bank report on remittance prices.

'Rigging fears grip' Zim opposition as Mnangagwa 'fails to campaign' - reports

2018-04-23 13:30

Zimbabwe's first post Mugabe elections are set to be held in four months time, but President Emmerson Mnangagwa and and his deputy Constantino Chiwenga are not on the ground campaigning for polls

'Mugabes don't have anything to do with Zimbabwe Airways deal,' says son-in-law

2018-04-23 12:14

Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law Simba Chikore, whose name has been at the centre of a raging debate over a Zimbabwe Airways deal, has reportedly said that he is "only doing a service to his country and is not on a self-enrichment exercise".

Nigeria: Chibok schoolgirl parent dies in convoy road accident

2018-04-23 08:36

A parent of one of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls was killed in a road accident on Sunday as they travelled in convoy to visit the students, a report says.

UPDATE: Madagascar leaders condemn deadly protests as 'coup'

2018-04-23 06:01

The president of Madagascar has condemned as a "coup" deadly opposition-led protests against new electoral laws and warned "troublemakers" against further action.

Archaeologists find bust of Roman emperor in Egypt

2018-04-22 18:12

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the southern city of Aswan

Mauritanian opposition to contest upcoming polls

2018-04-22 12:01

The National Forum for Democracy and Unity (FNDU), seen as a radical opposition grouping, has declined to participate in a number of votes against President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and his government, but has said it would take part in the elections slat

15 militants killed in anti-jihadist operation in Mali: army

2018-04-22 08:13

Fifteen militants have been killed in an anti-jihadist operation in central Mali, the Malian army has said, adding that one soldier died and two others were injured.

Clashes at Madagascar opposition protest leave one dead, 16 injured: medic

2018-04-21 19:00

One person has died and 16 others were injured in clashes between Madagascar's security forces and thousands of opposition activists protesting against new election laws ahead of a vote later this year in the politically-volatile island nation.

Hunters shoot dead second collared bull elephant outside Zim park

2018-04-21 16:15

Hunters in Zimbabwe have shot dead a bull elephant collared by scientists for research purposes, the second such killing in a month, a conservation group says.

Mine blast kills two Cameroon soldiers

2018-04-21 07:31

Two Cameroonian soldiers have died and four were seriously injured after a mine exploded in an anglophone region hit by violence between separatists and the government.

At least 27 killed in gang violence in northern Nigeria

2018-04-20 21:09

A fresh outbreak of gang violence in northern Nigeria has left at least 27 people dead, have locals told AFP, highlighting the volatile security situation in West Africa's largest economy.

Surprise and concern as king changes Swaziland's name

2018-04-20 20:00

Residents of the tiny African kingdom of Swaziland have weighed up their country's new official name after the king unexpectedly announced it would now be known as "eSwatini".

US builds drone base in Niger, crossroads of extremism fight

2018-04-23 19:31

On the scorching edge of the Sahara Desert, the US Air Force is building a base for armed drones, the newest front in America's battle against the growing extremist threat in Africa's vast Sahel region.

Zimbabwe's 'sacked' nurses return to work

2018-04-23 18:30

Thousands of Zimbabwean nurses returned to work after ending a strike, their union has said, adding that fresh negotiations were expected in their stand-off with the government.

SA is costliest G20 country to send money from

2018-04-23 17:45

South Africa is the most expensive G20 country to send remittances from while Russia is the least expensive, according to the latest World Bank report on remittance prices.

Watchdog warns of humanitarian crisis in Egypt's Sinai

2018-04-23 15:11

A leading international rights group is warning of a humanitarian crisis in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula amid severe restrictions on the movement of people and goods due to a massive security operation against Islamic militants.

Jailed Egyptian photographer wins UN press freedom prize

2018-04-23 13:30

Detained Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, will be awarded Unesco's World Press Freedom Prize, the United Nations' cultural body says.

Egypt fight against ISIS threatens humanitarian crisis: HRW

2018-04-23 12:14

Egypt's military operations against an affiliate of the Islamic State group in North Sinai is threatening to spark a humanitarian crisis, Human Rights Watch says.

Changing Swaziland's name 'won't happen overnight and won't be costly', says govt

2018-04-23 10:06

Swaziland's ministry of home affairs has reportedly said that the changing of the country's name to the Kingdom of eSwatini "won't happen overnight".

11 migrants dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast: navy

2018-04-23 08:28

At least 11 migrants died at sea and another 263 were rescued in two separate operations off the coast of Libya, the country's navy says.

Calm in Madagascar as troops deployed to quell violent protests

2018-04-22 18:12

Dozens of soldiers have temporarily thrown a cordon around a public square in Madagascar's capital where opposition protests against new electoral laws have left two people dead in the restive island nation.

Zim 'celebrates' as President Mnangagwa named among the world's most influential people

2018-04-22 16:07

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been listed among the world's top 100 most influential people by the Time magazine, and the government says his inclusion should be celebrated, according to report.

Thousands of Zimbabwe nurses call off strike

2018-04-22 14:06

Thousands of Zimbabwe nurses who were sacked after they went on strike for better wages have been told to return to work by their union, in a bid to allow fresh negotiations with the government.

Malawi under-20 player dies in Portugal of suspected malaria

2018-04-22 10:22

Malawi under-20 striker Abel Mwakilama has died of suspected cerebral malaria in Portugal, where he had only recently joined a lower-league side

Striking Zim nurses tell VP Chiwenga to 'go hang' - report

2018-04-22 06:00

A Zimbabwean nurses' union has reportedly told Vice President Constantino Chiwenga to "go hang" after he had summarily fired more than 15 000 striking health workers this week over what he called a "politically motivated" industrial action.

Security challenges loom over Buhari's re-election bid

2018-04-21 19:00

With elections approaching next year and Buhari,75, having declared his intention to seek a second, four-year term, the extent to which he has done that is coming under increasing scrutiny.

Minister's ouster unlikely to slow Sudan's push to get off US 'terror' list

2018-04-21 14:02

President Omar al-Bashir's dismissal of Sudan's foreign minister, Khartoum's top negotiator with Washington, is unlikely to affect efforts to have Khartoum removed from a US "terrorism" blacklist, experts say.

$15bn diamond looting: Will 'frail' Mugabe agree to appear before parliament?

2018-04-21 09:50

A report says it's not clear whether former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, who is in frail health, would agree to appear before a parliament committee to give evidence over diamond corruption costing billions of dollars.

Al-Qaeda claims deadly attack on French, UN forces in Mali

2018-04-21 07:31

Al-Qaeda extremists have claimed responsibility for an attack in northern Mali that killed a UN peacekeeper and wounded seven French soldiers.

Eight arrested in Burundi for planning to disrupt key vote

2018-04-20 21:09

Police spokesperson Pierre Nkurikiye has said security forces morning discovered two automatic weapons and ammunition during a "search and seizure" operation at the home of a suspect in western Burundi.

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