Zimbabwe's Morgan Tsvangirai: Heroic herald of an epoch foretold

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But for Zanu-PF's coercion, Morgan Tsvangirai could well have ushered in a democratic era in Zimbabwe as the country's second president, writes The Conversation.

Tunisia coastguard rescues 48 migrants from sinking boat

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Tunisia's coastguard has rescued 48 Tunisian migrants whose boat began sinking as they tried to reach Italy by sea, the interior ministry said Saturday.

LATEST: US 'strongly disagrees' with Ethiopian emergency

2018-02-18 10:07

The United States says it "strongly disagrees" with Ethiopia's new state of emergency, saying the answer to the country's sometimes violent unrest is "greater freedom, not less".

Five killed by suspected rebels in eastern DRC

2018-02-17 19:30

Five people have been killed in an ambush by suspected Ugandan Islamist rebels in the Beni region of Democratic Republic of Congo's chronically troubled east, officials said.

Grace Mugabe's PhD: UZ must provide 'paper trail' showing her registration and academic progression

2018-02-17 16:03

Zimbabwe's anti-corruption commission says the University of Zimbabwe must provide the "paper trail" showing Grace Mugabe's registration and academic progression after the vice chancellor of the university was arrested over the former first lady's doctoral degree.


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Hundreds welcome Zimbabwe opposition leader's body

2018-02-18 07:06

Hundreds have thronged Zimbabwe's main airport as the body of opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of cancer in neighbouring South Africa, arrived home for burial.

Tanzania's opposition accuse police of killing student

2018-02-17 18:04

Tanzania's main opposition party has accused police of shooting dead a female university student and seriously injuring at least four other people while trying to disperse a peaceful demonstration in the country's commercial capital Dar es Salaam.

No Ethiopia military takeover, minister says amid emergency

2018-02-17 16:03

Ethiopia's defence minister has ruled out a military takeover a day after the east African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century.

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Zimbabwe, Botswana set to sign diamond deal – report

2018-02-17 12:10

Zimbabwe is reportedly set to sign a diamond processing deal with Botswana within the next three months, after President Emmerson Mnangagwa met with his counterpart, President Ian Khama, this week in Gaborone.

Grace Mugabe's 'fake' PhD: Zim university vice chancellor arrested for ‘abuse of office’

2018-02-17 10:03

Zimbabwean anti-corruption investigators say they had arrested a university professor over the suspected fraudulent awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe.

No hero status for Tsvangirai… Mnangagwa offers state-assisted funeral - reports

2018-02-17 07:10

Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, who died on Wednesday after battling colon cancer, has been accorded a state-assisted funeral, but not the country's highest honour of a national hero, says a report.

DRC says 6 troops killed rebuffing Rwanda incursion

2018-02-16 21:01

Six soldiers died in fighting to repel an incursion by Rwandan troops in eastern Democratic of Republic of Congo this week, the army has announced.

Radical imam's widow jailed over Kenyan attack

2018-02-16 20:13

A Kenyan court has sentenced the widow of a radical imam to 10 years in prison for her role in a failed attack on a police station in the port city Mombasa.

Zimbabwe opposition risks split after leader's death

2018-02-16 17:16

Zimbabwe's main opposition party is facing the threat of damaging splits just months before a historic election, as feuding erupts after the death on Wednesday of its leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

3 teachers killed in extremist attack in northeastern Kenya

2018-02-16 16:00

A Kenyan official says suspected al-Shabaab extremists have killed three teachers in an overnight attack in the northeastern county of Wajir.

Jihadists looking to Egypt's Sinai for new home base: army

2018-02-16 14:17

After crushing blows in Iraq and Syria, global jihadists could be eyeing Egypt's Sinai Peninsula as a new home base, the army has said, as it presses an offensive in the region.

At least 38 police hurt in Tunisia football violence

2018-02-16 12:27

At least 38 police officers were injured when they were pelted by smoke bombs, stones, chairs and pieces of metal at a Tunisian league match between bitter rivals Esperance of Tunis and Etoile Sportive Sahel.

Villagers sue Zim government over Grace Mugabe – report

2018-02-16 06:04

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly been sued by villagers who were evicted from Manzou farm in Mazowe in 2017 to pave way for the then first lady Grace Mugabe.

Libya mired in chaos 7 years since Gaddafi fall

2018-02-15 21:07

Seven years since a revolution that ended four decades of dictatorship under Moammar Gaddafi, Libyans see no end in sight to the North African nation's chaotic transition to democracy.

Egypt says 53 militants killed in massive security operation

2018-02-15 18:39

Egypt says its security forces have killed 53 militants since the beginning of a massive security operation mainly in northern restive Sinai Peninsula

Grief as Zimbabwe opposition icon Tsvangirai dies

2018-02-15 17:28

Zimbabwe has been plunged into grief following the death of veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, roundly praised as a hero, champion of democracy and symbol of resistance who will be hard to replace.

Ethiopian prime minister resigns following mass protests

2018-02-15 16:47

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has submitted a letter of resignation, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate station has reported.

Mnangagwa mourns Tsvangirai, pledges to hold 'free, fair polls' in his honour

2018-02-15 15:30

imbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has conveyed his condolences to the family of the late opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, who died on Wednesday after a battle with cancer.

Morgan Tsvangirai 'represented courage and determination in the face of oppression', says UK's Boris

2018-02-15 12:30

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson says Zimbabwe’s late Morgan Tsvangirai represented courage and determination in the face of oppression, adding that he gave ordinary Zimbabweans faith to believe in the future.

Inquest opens on death of baby in Kenya poll violence

2018-02-17 14:00

An inquest has started in Kenya's western town of Kisumu into the death of a six-month-old baby who was allegedly hit on the head by police during opposition protests last year against President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election.

Trio of suicide bombers kill at least 19 at crowded market in Nigeria

2018-02-17 12:10

Three suicide bombers have killed at least 19 people at a fish market in northeast Nigeria, civilian militia leaders say, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency: state media

2018-02-17 10:03

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency one day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his resignation, state media reported.

Top Africa stories: Ramaphosa, Tsvangirai, Nigeria

2018-02-17 07:10

The body of Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai awaits repatriation home for burial, and President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent his condolences to Zimbabwe.

Tunisia intercepts ship with undeclared military cargo

2018-02-16 21:01

Tunisian authorities intercepted and boarded a ship carrying undeclared armoured vehicles and other military equipment off the port of Sfax, customs officials have said.

Burundi opposition slams 'enforced' referendum enrollment

2018-02-16 18:58

Burundi's opposition parties have denounced the "enforced enrolment" of voters ahead of a referendum on changes to the constitution which would allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in office until 2034.

Ethiopian PM departure brings no change, opposition says

2018-02-16 17:16

Ethiopia's opposition has reacted cautiously a day after the surprise resignation of the prime minister, warning it did not herald real change since the ruling party remains in power.

Tsvangirai's body awaits repatriation home for burial... as his MDC party faces nasty power struggles

2018-02-16 12:57

As the body of Zimbabwe's main opposition leader awaits repatriation home for burial, his party already faces nasty power struggles to replace a man praised by both allies and rivals for his tenacious fight for democracy.

UN envoy hopes for some agreement at South Sudan peace talks

2018-02-16 10:30

The UN envoy for South Sudan says he hopes "some of agreement" will be signed in Ethiopia's capital where talks are taking place aimed at ending the country's five-year civil war.

Top Africa stories: Tsvangirai, Mnangagwa, Ethiopia

2018-02-16 08:30

Zimbabwe has been plunged into grief following the death of veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, and Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has conveyed his condolences to the family of the late Tsvangirai.

Sudan holding activists in 'inhumane' conditions: US

2018-02-16 06:05

The US embassy says that Sudanese authorities have rounded up hundreds of opposition leaders and activists, holding many of them in "inhumane conditions".

200 000 more S Sudan refugees expected in Sudan: UN

2018-02-15 21:07

About another 200 000 South Sudanese refugees are expected to arrive in Sudan this year, fleeing fighting and food insecurity in their country, the United Nations has said.

US says 'deeply concerned' over political arrests in Sudan

2018-02-15 19:57

The United States Embassy in Sudan says it is "deeply concerned by the continued arrests and detentions of hundreds of political leaders, activists and ordinary citizens" in the country.

Zanzibaris challenge union with Tanzania in regional court

2018-02-15 17:28

Separatist campaigners on the East African island of Zanzibar have appealed to a regional court to challenge the legality of its union with mainland Tanzania, they have said.

Egypt arrests ex-presidential candidate Abul Fotouh: officials

2018-02-15 16:47

Egyptian police arrested a leading government critic and party leader Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, security officials have said, while prosecutors remanded into custody another leading dissident.

Kenyan judge revokes orders to deport opposition leader

2018-02-15 13:36

A Kenyan judge has rescinded the orders used to deport to Canada an opposition politician over his alleged role in a mock inauguration by opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Tunisia's central bank head resigns amid pressure

2018-02-15 12:30

The governor of Tunisia's central bank has decided to resign, days after Prime Minister Youssef Chahed set in motion a process to remove him from his post.

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