The ‘fainting’ dance craze taking over South Africa is now infecting Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania – and has already hit China

2018-11-12 17:57

Others in Africa already Idibala, and it looks like the fad may have the legs to go further still.

Wandile Sihlobo: Predicting the El Niño effect

2018-10-30 12:16

The most important crop to help predict how the African region will weather the forecast El Niño is maize – a starchy staple for many countries, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Threats to media freedom in Africa: some old methods and some new

2018-10-05 11:51

Internet taxes could stifle Africa's free and vibrant social media, writes the Conversation.

Top Africa stories: Zim cholera, Moz, Tanzania

2018-09-24 10:33

Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly expressed outrage over the cholera screening process introduced by Zambian authorities, and at least people have been 12 killed and 14 others have been wounded in Mozambique jihadist attacks, says a source.

Zambia orders arrest of DRC rhumba star Koffi Olomide

2018-09-21 18:30

A court in Zambia has ordered the arrest of rhumba star Koffi Olomide, who is from Democratic Republic of Congo, for allegedly assaulting a photographer six years ago.

Zambia sacks minister over graft scandal

2018-09-19 18:12

Zambia has sacked its development minister a day after Britain suspended aid payments to the country over a mounting row about alleged corruption in President Edgar Lungu's government.

Gugulethu's story and how it gives hope for Africa's wildlife

2018-08-22 08:35

For three days Gugulethu took us around the game reserve and out on the Zambezi river. His passion for the animals was infectious as was his wide smile and deep laugh, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Top Africa stories: Zim opposition leader deported, Tsvangirai and Mugabe

2018-08-10 08:07

Zimbabwean opposition official Tendai Biti has been deported from Zambia after he was denied asylum and has been deported, and the late MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai 'tried to get Robert Mugabe's backing', says a Mugabe ally.

Zambia court finds men guilty of gay relationship

2018-08-03 16:01

A Zambian court has convicted two men for homosexuality, the latest such ruling in the conservative African nation which has resisted international pressure to lift its tough anti-gay laws.

Clinging to power in Africa via constitutional reforms

2018-07-28 10:09

Monday's controversial referendum in the Comoros could allow its president, Azali Assoumani, to seek re-election and retain power beyond 2021, when his currently non-renewable term would otherwise end.


Zambia blames opposition for anti-China attacks

2018-11-09 16:48

The Zambian government has accused the opposition of fuelling "xenophobic" attacks on Chinese nationals after a spate of violent incidents targeting the community and its business.

Zambian granny, 73, earns master's degree - reports

2018-10-07 15:15

A Zambian woman, 73, has reportedly obtained a Master of Business Administration in leadership and wealth creation degree from the University of Lusaka.

Zambia refuses entry to Kenyan law professor for 'security' reasons

2018-09-30 07:32

A Kenyan law professor and former director of his country's anti-corruption commission was has been refused entry to Zambia due to "security considerations", authorities say.

'Say no to China': Anger mounts in Zambia over Beijing's presence

2018-09-23 08:43

"China equals Hitler" says the sign held up in the Zambian capital Lusaka by a protester opposed to Beijing's tightening grip on the economy of the southern African nation.

Cholera: 'Outrage' as Zambia forces Zimbabweans to go through 'inhuman' screening process

2018-09-21 07:19

Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly expressed outrage over the cholera screening process introduced by Zambian authorities at Chirundu border post, which involves making people take laxatives.

Britain freezes aid to Zambia over graft fears

2018-09-18 20:12

Britain has suspended aid payments to Zambia over concerns of alleged fraud and corruption by the government of President Edgar Lungu who has faced graft allegations from within his own party.

Anger as Zambia announces tax on internet calls

2018-08-20 18:03

Zambia will tax phone calls made over the internet to protect traditional telecoms companies, the government has said, a move activists warned would stifle freedom of expression.

DRC opposition leader barred from return

2018-08-03 18:22

The Democratic Republic of Congo has barred an opposition leader from returning home to file a bid to run in the volatile country's presidential elections.

Barred DRC opposition leader to try entry via Zambia

2018-08-03 13:14

Exiled opposition leader Moise Katumbi will not attempt to land in DRC after being barred from entering the country, but will instead try to enter via Zambia, his party has said.

Africa's iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate

2018-07-12 13:00

Africa's ancient baobab, with its distinctive swollen trunk and known as the "tree of life", is under a new and mysterious threat, with some of the largest and oldest dying abruptly in recent years.

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