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History of Zimbabwe and how Mugabe came to power

A look at the struggle to maintain white supremacy in what is now Zimbabwe, a hundred years after Cecil Rhodes' pioneers carved out a British colony there. In September 1890 Cecil Rhodes' pioneer column trundled...

Dozen killed in 4 suicide attacks in Maiduguri

Twelve people were killed Wednesday by evening in four separate attacks by suicide bombers in the regional capital of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, rescue workers told AFP. Two men and two women blew themselves up...

Report show Libyans now swap jewelry for medicals

In a square behind Libya’s central bank, black market dealers, some of them armed, carry small plastic bags filled with dollars and larger ones with dinars in and out of one of many informal...

Isabel dos Santos dismissed as Sonangol chair

Angolan President Joao Lourenco dismissed Isabel dos Santos as chair of the state oil company Sonangol on Wednesday in a dramatic move against the family of the former president. The daughter of Jose Eduardo dos...

Military tanks roll into Harare in a possible coup against Mugabe

Four tanks were seen heading towards the Zimbabwe capital Harare on Tuesday, witnesses said, a day after the head of the armed forces said he was prepared to "step in" to end a purge...
South African speed sensation, Caster Semenya

Semenya to attempt 1500m and 800m at Commonwealth Games

South Africa's speed sensation Caster Semenya, will again attempt the 800 metres and 1500m double at next year’s Commonwealth Games before setting her sights on a world record. The 26-year-old won gold in the shorter...
Head of Zimbabwean armed forces, Constantino Chiwenga

Zanu-PF youth wing accuses army chief of subverting constitution

The youth wing of Zimbabwe’s ruling party accused the military chief on Tuesday of subverting the constitution for threatening to intervene after President Robert Mugabe plunged the country into political crisis by sacking his...

Elephant trample 2 tourists to death in southern Zambia

Two international tourists have been trampled to death in Zambia' s southern city of Livingstone, the police said on Sunday. The incident happened on Saturday at a lodge located near a national park, and the...

4 bombs explode in Cameroon’s Anglophone region

At least four makeshift bombs exploded in the main city of Cameroon's English-speaking region overnight, the AFP news agency reports, quoting security sources. "Four home-made bombs exploded in Bamenda, one at 21:00 and the three...

Somaliland votes in 3rd presidential election since 2003

Polling stations have opened in the self-proclaimed republic of Somaliland for the third presidential election since 2003. A VOA Somali reporter in Hargeisa, Barkhad Kariye, says he saw long lines, with some people waiting since...