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Three French nationals, 3 Malagasy held in plot to kill Madagascar president

Three persons with French citizenship are among six people arrested on suspicion of involvement in a plot to kill Madagascar’s president, the Indian Ocean island’s public security minister said, and a second official said the president’s security had been...

Rwandan forces fighting jihadists in Mozambique kill scores

Rwandan forces deployed to help contain an Islamist insurgency have killed at least 30 jihadists, security officials in Mozambique say.They said the troops were patrolling a forest near the northern port town of Palma when they encountered the militants.About...

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma given leave from jail to attend brother’s funeral

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will be allowed to leave prison Thursday to attend his brother’s funeral.Zuma will be permitted to wear civilian clothes at the funeral and afterwards will return to the Estcourt prison in eastern South...

Zuma appears in virtual corruption trial from jail

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma has appeared on a video link from prison to attend a corruption trial.Mr Zuma faces charges of fraud and racketeering dating back to the 1990s.This is the first time he’s been seen since...

Ramaphosa says South Africa violent protest was instigated

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday his government would not allow “anarchy and mayhem” to prevail in South Africa after violence this week which he suggested had been deliberately provoked.Ramaphosa made the remarks when he visited Ethekwini Municipality, which...

Why I threw my baby to strangers – South African mother explains

Baby Melokuhle was filmed being thrown down a building set ablaze by a mob of looters by her mother Ms Naledi Manyoni in Durban South Africa.  The baby was rescued by complete strangers who later reunited her with her mother. Narrating...

Death toll mounts in South Africa rioting after Zuma jailing

The death toll from rioting in South Africa rose to 45 on Tuesday, including 10 people trampled to death during looting at a mall, as police and the military fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to try to halt...

Six killed in S/Africa as Zuma supporters continue to riot even as he challenges sentence

Six people have been killed and 219 arrested amid escalating violence during rioting that broke out following the imprisonment of South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma, police said Monday.Footage showed people looting shops and buildings set on fire.Unrest began...

Rwanda deploys 1,000 soldiers to Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado

Rwanda has started deploying 1,000-strong forces to Mozambique to help it combat worsening violence in the gas-rich northern Cabo Delgado province reports Al jazeera.The announcement came on Friday after the 16-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) approved last month...

South Africa’s ex-president Zuma turns self in for the 15 months sentence

South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma has handed himself in to police to begin serving a 15-month jail sentence for contempt of court.He was admitted to Estcourt Correctional Centre in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday.Police had warned...
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Nearly a score killed in road ambush by Islamist militants in east DR Congo

At least 16 people, including six women and two children, have been killed in a suspected Islamist militant attack...
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