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Lesotho PM says deserve praise for early resignation

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Tuesday lauded himself for "voluntarily" agreeing to resign after he was accused of having a hand in the 2017 murder of his estranged wife.The premier has bowed to pressure to step down and...

Malawi parliament sets new date for fresh elections after annulment

Malawi parliament passed a law that sets 19 May 2020 as the date for fresh presidential elections, this follows the order of the court annulling the last election.May 2019 polls, which handed victory to the incumbent, President Peter Mutharika,...

Court issues arrest warrant for Julius Malema for no appearance

A warrant of arrest has been issued for EFF leader Julius Malema for not appearing in court on five charges related to him allegedly discharging a firearm at an Eastern Cape rally in 2018.The arrest warrant has been stayed...

Lesotho PM in court to hear charges of murdering wife

Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane appeared in court on Monday, sitting by side with 1st Lady also accused to hear charges of murdering his estranged wife.Thabane, 80, is suspected of involvement in the murder of his then wife Lipolelo,...

Former South African president Jacob Zuma returns after medical trip to Cuba

Former South African president Jacob Zuma touched down at OR Tambo International Airport, following a medical vacation to Cuba for an undisclosed illness.The former South African leader's return turned the Tambo International airport into a mini-carnival with several flights...

Biden attempt to play victim of South African apartheid regime backfires

US Democratic Presidential contender and former vice president, Joe Biden has controversially claimed that he was arrested in South Africa during apartheid, while trying to see former president Nelson Mandela, The New York Times reported.Biden made the claim as...

Lesotho PM leaves country as murder charges loom

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has failed to appear in court to face charges of murdering his estranged wife, Lipolelo Thabane in 2017.An aide and Mr Thabane's son say the 80-year-old leader is receiving treatment in neighbouring South Africa.His...

Malawi MPs reject bill to amend presidential election law

Malawi lawmakers on Thursday rejected a bill that would have meant a president could only be re-elected after securing at least 50 percent of votes cast, dismissing a landmark order by the country's top court.In its historic ruling, earlier...

ANC parliamentarian Boy Mamabolo apologises to Malema over domestic violence claim

ANC parliamentarian Boy Mamabolo has apologised to EFF leader Julius Malema and his wife Mantoa for his claim that Malema had beaten his spouse.Mamabolo made the claim during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) sitting past Thursday.Earlier, a...

Angola’s Dos Santos says seized assets block her from repaying debt

Angolan billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos said on Thursday that her companies in Portugal, where prosecutors seized her bank accounts last week, still owed local banks €180 million ($194m) after repaying the bulk of the loans."The inexplicable...
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Togo opposition leader heads to court to challenge vote results

Togolese opposition leader Agbeyome Kodjo said on Wednesday he has filed a suit to overturn the result of presidential...
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China Lied, Coronavirus did not originate in Meat Market – sceintists

USA based online news Breitbart reports that Chinese scientists have concluded that the Wuhan coronavirus did not originate at a wild meat market as...

Burundi says it killed at least 22 in pre-election violence

The Burundi government said on Tuesday it had killed at least 22 “wrongdoers” in the hills overlooking the main city Bujumbura since last week,...

Military funeral to be held for Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak

Egypt will hold a military funeral in the capital Cairo on Wednesday bury its former president Hosni Mubarak, who died on Tuesday at the...

Ethiopia pulls out of talks on Nile dam row

Ethiopia's Water Minister Seleshi Bekele has said the country will not participate in fresh talks on the future of a giant hydropower project on...