Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa, Boko Haram, Mugabe

2018-03-24 07:33

Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly questioned the authenticity of the number of new political parties to contest this year's elections, and one Nigerian schoolgirl is still held by Boko Haram.

WHO says tainted food outbreak threatens 16 African nations

2018-03-20 21:00

WHO says deadly tainted food outbreak in South Africa now threatens 16 African nations

Zambia crackdown on sex dolls provokes fierce rights debate

2018-03-12 12:01

No one sells them openly, no one admits to owning one, and no one has been arrested - but Zambia is waging a fierce campaign against sex dolls.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Kenya, Mujuru

2018-02-01 08:37

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says his predecessor Robert Mugabe "never made mistakes" during his 37 years in power, and the home of Kenya's ex-vice president Kalonzo Musyoka has been attacked in "an assassination attempt".

Date My Family Zambia exposed for having fake contestants

2018-01-29 18:00

M-Net’s spin-off version of Date My Family Zambia has been hit by scandal following revelations over fake participants.

Stability in southern Africa hinges on how leaders gain and lose power

2018-01-23 10:27

Too often developments in one country are seen in isolation. In southern Africa events in one affect others in the region, writes The Conversation.

Top Africa stories: Zim Army, Mnangagwa, Grace Mugabe

2018-01-19 08:45

Zimbabwean soldiers have reportedly been deployed across the country's rural areas ahead of this year's crunch elections, and students have given vice chancellor of the UZ 48 hours to step down over Grace Mugabe's fake degree.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Mnangagwa, Zambia

2018-01-16 08:30

Robert Mugabe's ex-spokesperson has revealed how the former president was told hat he could face the same fate as the late Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken to social media.

More than 60 killed in Zambia cholera outbreak since October

A cholera outbreak has shaken Southern Africa with Zambia now among the countries most affected. The outbreak in Zambia began in October last year with over 1000 cases reported. Watch.

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Zambia's army moves in as slum riots amid cholera outbreak

2018-01-13 11:20

Zambia's army has stepped in after some residents in the capital rioted over the removal of market vendors amid a deadly cholera outbreak.


Zambia opposition seeks to impeach president

2018-03-23 17:06

Zambia's main opposition party has filed a motion to impeach President Edgar Lungu for violating the constitution, the presidency has said, in the latest development following a disputed 2016 election.

Botswana's Ian Khama accuses Trump of 'encouraging' elephant poaching

2018-03-17 18:01

Botswana's president Ian Khama has accused the US government of encouraging elephant poaching following its recent decision to reverse a ban on imports of sport-hunted trophies.

Listeria outbreak: Zim tightens food surveillance at border posts, as it bans imports of cold meat from SA

2018-03-06 08:30

Zimbabwe has banned the importation of cold meat from South Africa following the outbreak of Listeria, a report says, adding that the government has since activated its surveillance teams to monitor importation of such products into the country.

Zambian anti-gay law hounds two women

2018-01-31 16:05

Zambian police are searching for two young women suspected of breaking the conservative country's tough anti-homosexuality laws after images of them in intimate poses surfaced on social media, officers have said.

Critic of Zambia President Lungu to face fraud trial

2018-01-29 15:00

A former Zambian minister and fierce critic of President Edgar Lungu is set to face trial after pleading not guilty to fraud charges following his arrest last week.

Trump's vulgar Africa comment morphs into tourism campaigns

2018-01-19 18:30

First, there was outrage in Africa at President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent. Now some governments and tourism operators are humorously exploiting it to promote Africa's many attractions.

Zambia says new cases dropping in deadly cholera outbreak

2018-01-18 17:38

Zambia has struggled to contain one of its deadliest cholera outbreaks in years, sending soldiers into a slum last week to keep order, collaborating with the World Health Organisation on a vaccination program and even declaring a week of prayer.

Zambia police tear gas traders angered by anti-cholera ban

2018-01-15 21:16

Police in Zambia's capital Lusaka have fired tear gas at angry traders marching to the president's office in protest over a ban on street commerce aimed at curbing a deadly cholera outbreak.

Zambia fighting back on cholera

2018-01-14 15:59

Zambia says it would open its international school and some retail centres in the capital after making sufficient progress in its fight to stem a cholera outbreak.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Trump, Zambia

2018-01-13 09:29

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly said that the "military coup" claims by Grace Mugabe's ally are "rantings of a bitter professor", and Africa has been startled by US president Donald Trump's sudden and vulgar attention.

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