The Budget presents a dilemma to the unions. Mboweni himself grappled with the conflicting demands, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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The African Union says it is recalling a team to observe a constitutional referendum and legislative elections in Guinea on Sunday that have been overshadowed by fears of violence.
The first detected case of coronavirus in Africa highlights the vulnerability of the world's poorest continent to outbreaks of contagious diseases.
Togo's security forces have surrounded the home of a main opposition challenger, after he called for protests against the reelection of President Faure Gnassingbe.
President Paul Biya's party has retained an absolute majority in Cameroon's parliament, the constitutional council has announced after the controversial February 9 vote.
Angola's former first son Jose Filomeno dos Santos has spent hours contemplating the marble floor and wood-panelled walls of Luanda's Supreme Court where he has been on trial since December.
Nigeria on Friday announced the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Eighty-year-old Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is accused of having acted "in common purpose" in the June 2017 killing by unknown assailants of Lilopelo Thabane, 58, then his wife. (Felix Dlangamandla/Gallo Images)
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Kenya's high court has ordered the suspension of flights from China after an uproar over the government allowing travellers into the country without compulsory quarantine for the new coronavirus.
Residents of Nigeria's economic hub Lagos are scrambling for hygiene products, after the chaotic megacity of 20 million announced the first confirmed case of new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa.
The fund has revised its 2020 growth projection for Zimbabwe from 2.7% to just 0.8%.
The United States has warned that extremists may be plotting an attack against a major hotel in Nairobi, urging its citizens to be cautious.
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Umaro Sissoco Embalo swore himself in as the new president of Guinea-Bissau on Thursday, defying a bitter ongoing row about the outcome of the December 29 elections.
Tunisia's new government has been sworn in after winning a parliamentary confidence vote that broke four months of post-election deadlock.
Malawi has become the latest African country to legalise the growing of cannabis, a crop that could supplement the tobacco industry, which has been the country's economic mainstay.
The son of Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has been acquitted in a high-profile corruption case in which a prominent businessman was sentenced to prison, the national radio reports.
One of two candidates in Guinea-Bissau's presidential elections said he would be sworn in on Thursday, even though a bitter row over the vote remains unresolved after nearly two months.
More than 100 IMF members have pledged to provide $334 million in debt relief for Somalia, which then will unlock fresh funds to help the country, the International Monetary Fund has announced.
Togolese opposition leader Agbeyome Kodjo says he has filed a suit to overturn the result of presidential elections in which he placed a distant second to incumbent Faure Gnassingbe.
At least 22 "armed criminals" and two police officers were killed in clashes between Burundi security forces and an unnamed armed group at the weekend, police say.
A West African political activist who set fire to a banknote in an "anti-colonialist" protest has been expelled from Senegal, his lawyer has said.
Ethiopia has announced it would release dozens of high-profile prisoners from jail, including opposition activists held over an alleged coup and other high-ranking government critics.
The UN's Libya mission insisted on Tuesday that planned peace talks in Geneva would go ahead the following day, after rival sides separately said they would not take part.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who died on Tuesday aged 91, for his commitment to peace, while Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas hailed his support for the "Palestinian cause".
The route is a notorious bottle neck for transport, with delays that can take up to 8 days to cross the mighty Zambezi river.
An Algerian prosecutor is seeking a year's prison sentence for Fodil Boumala, a leading figure in the country's protest movement, an advocacy group said Monday.
At least 46 rhino have been slaughtered in Botswana in 10 months, a government official says, as the southern African wildlife haven reports a surge in poaching of the endangered species.
Nigeria's environment ministry has ordered an investigation into a video showing an endangered manatee being dragged along a street after the images of the captured sea mammal sparked outrage from conservationists.
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has appeared in court over the murder of his estranged wife after a weekend in which he was said to be receiving emergency medical care in South Africa.
Two sides have claimed victory in Togo's presidential election as the main challenger to incumbent Faure Gnassingbe cried foul, citing "revelations of fraud".
Togo tallied ballots after a key challenger insisted he could cause a shock upset despite what he claimed was "fraud" in an election President Faure Gnassingbe was widely expected to win.
The debt alarm being set off by international debt management organisations is exaggerated, says Misheck Mutize.
The African Union says that it expects to send a temporary deployment of 3 000 troops to West Africa's Sahel region, where regional forces are struggling to respond to a nearly eight-year-old insurgency by armed Islamists.
Nigerian police have rescued at least 24 babies and four expectant mothers from an illegal maternity home in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt, a spokesperson says.
Zimbabwe faces a grim economic outlook this year and is also at risk of an extreme humanitarian crisis, the International Monetary Fund has warned.
Entrepreneur Antonio Almeida has learned to navigate around the potholes of doing business in Angola.
The IMF has voiced concern over the Democratic Republic of Congo's 2020 budget and urged its central bank to stop drawing down foreign currency reserves and advancing money to the government.
Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has paid his respects at the military funeral of former leader Hosni Mubarak, whose three decades of strong-arm rule ended in the Arab Spring protests of 2011.
Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak ruled with an iron fist for 30 years before being deposed amid street protests, defending his chequered reign to the end.
Algerian authorities have announced the country's first case of the novel coronavirus, in an Italian citizen who arrived in the country on February 17.
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has lauded himself for "voluntarily" agreeing to resign after he was accused of having a hand in the 2017 murder of his estranged wife.
A key South Sudan oil export pipeline suffered at least two massive spills last year, an NGO reports, urging the government to shut it down before it causes more environmental damage.
A Lebanese construction company boss has been detained as part of a vast embezzlement investigation launched by President Felix Tshisekedi, a judicial source says.
Egypt's former long-time president Hosni Mubarak died on Tuesday at the age of 91 at Cairo's Galaa military hospital, his brother-in-law General Mounir Thabet told AFP.
An ambush on a police patrol in northern Burkina Faso on Monday left four people dead, three of them officers, police said.
Libya's warring sides have proposed a draft ceasefire agreement that would see the United Nations monitor the safe return of civilians to their homes, the UN says.
Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera, who was held in jail for seven months in a case that prompted international concern, has been freed after pleading guilty to economic crimes.
Togo's president Faure Gnassingbe has hailed a crushing election victory that gave him a fourth term in office, as his main rival insisted he had won and called on people to "defend" their votes.
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, who at the weekend was receiving "emergency" medical treatment in South Africa, on Monday appeared in court where he is expected to be charged with murdering his estranged wife, an AFP correspondent reported.
A "bomb attack" on a rally in support of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed injured nearly 30 people Sunday, a police official said, in the latest sign of instability ahead of elections in August.
Lesotho’s embattled prime minister, Tom Thabane, has once again left the tiny kingdom in suspense.
The World Health Organization has warned that the African health systems is ill-equipped to respond to the deadly coronavirus outbreak should cases start to proliferate on the continent.
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