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Details of Zimbabwe vice president’s nasty divorce exposes luxurious life of elites

Zimbabwe is gripped by the explosive details of charges being made in the divorce of First Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and his wife Marry Chiwenga, née Mubaiwa.A glimpse of the luxurious lives of Zimbabwe’s ruling elite, as the rest...

Lesotho PM bows to pressure, set to resign over ex-wife’s murder

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has bowed to pressure to step down over evidence allegedly linking him to the murder of his estranged wife, according to the ruling party.The announcement on Thursday followed accusation by senior members of the All Basotho...

Angola ex-president’s daughter Isabel dos Santos moots presidency run despite charges

Africa’s richest woman and Angola’s ex-first daughter Isabel dos Santos expressed interest on Thursday in running for the presidency despite an asset freeze and accusations of diverting more than a billion dollars of state money.It was the first time...

South Africa new law to strip refugees’ status for any political act

South Africa can now strip refugees of their asylum status if they engage in any political activity related to their home countries, according to a new law that critics call illegal and deeply ironic after the ruling party fought...

Police declares Lesotho first Lady wanted

Police in Lesotho are looking for First Lady Maesaiah Thabane for questioning in connection to the killing of the Prime Minister's former wife two years ago. Mystery surrounds the First Lady's whereabouts since Friday when a court issued a warrant...

China accuses West of ‘cold war’ against Zimbabwe

China’s foreign minister has accused Western powers of waging a "Cold War" against Zimbabwe, as he condemned the sanctions imposed on the economically embattled southern African state reports BBC.Wang Yi held talks with President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Zimbabwe's capital,...

Court issues arrest warrant for Lesotho PM’s new wife after failed appearance

A court has issued an arrest warrant for the prime minister's wife after she failed to turn up for questioning over the 2017 murder of his previous wife, police said Saturday.The announcement came just days after senior officials in...

Coffin traders sacked from Zambia hospital

Coffin sellers at Zambia University Teaching Hospital have been given up to March 2020 to find an alternative place for their business, failure to which they will be relocated to graveyards, reports Zambia Daily Mail.Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa said...

Lesotho ruling party asks the PM to resign over link to wife’s murder

Lesotho's ruling party has asked Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to resign over alleged links to the 2017 murder of his wife, calling him a "threat to the nation."In court documents seen this week, the country's police chief accused Thabane...

Engine failure leave train passengers stranded for more than a day

South Africa’s state-owned passenger rail operator has apologized for stranding riders on a train from Johannesburg to Cape Town for more than a day as food reportedly dwindled and carriages began to stink.A statement by the Shosholoza Meyl division...
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Two killed, 20 wounded as suicide bomber detonates near Somali capital

At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a...
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South African man shoots his wife, son and mother then himself

The Secunda community in South Africa is reeling in shock after a man Carel Naude, shot his wife, their disabled child, his own mother...

Museum in Benin rep. celebrates return of stolen artifacts from France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking...

Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours...

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country’s oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude...