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Four dies at South African gold mine after rock collapse

Four mine workers were killed and one was seriously injured after a rock fall at a South African gold mine on Friday trapped five workers underground, the company and a mining union said on Sunday.The collapse at the Village...

New twist in Mugabe estate as ZANU-PF challenge listing of 3 properties

Zimbabwe hero and former president, late Robert Mugabe may not be as rich as many believed, as a ZANU-PF commercial enterprise, has contested the registration of 3 out of 4 properties as part of his estate.Zimbabwe based newspaper The...

Botswana opposition to challenge president Masisi party victory in court

The main opposition party in Botswana, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), says it has proof that October's general election was rigged.Party leader Duma Boko told a press conference in Johannesburg that the High Court in Botswana has been...

South Africa’s ruling ANC regains power in Johannesburg

South Africa's ruling African National Congress has taken back control of Johannesburg, after its candidate, Geoff Makhubo was elected mayor by a comfortable margin.The ANC's nominee for the position - which was formerly held by Herman Mashaba of the...

UN to deliver food aid to 4.1m Zimbabweans

The United Nations said on Tuesday it was procuring food assistance for 4.1 million Zimbabweans, a quarter of the population in a country where shortages are being exacerbated by runaway inflation and climate-induced drought.Zimbabwe, once the breadbasket of southern...

Robert Mugabe’s estate declared , left $10m in bank

An inheritance will for the distribution late Zimbabwe's founding President, Robert Mugabe's estate has not been found by his family, a development that has prompted the Master of High Court to call for an edict meeting this week to...

US diplomat claim ‘threatened’ in Zambia gay rights row

The US ambassador to Zambia has said he has been threatened over his comments on the sentencing of a gay couple, deepening a diplomatic row.Daniel Foote said he was "horrified" by the jailing of Japhet Chataba and Steven Samba.A...

Namibia president, Geingob re-elected with 56.3% of the vote

Namibia’s incumbent President Hage Geingob has won the 2019 presidential election with 56.3% of the vote, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) said on Saturday, surviving the country’s biggest corruption scandal, an economic recession and a fractured ruling party.Geingob,...

President Geingob takes early lead in Namibia vote count

Partial results from Wednesday's election in Namibia suggest that incumbent President Hage Geingob is on course to win, but with a significant drop in support compared to the previous election.With the votes in half of the constituencies in Namibia...

Fired Zimbabwe state doctors reject government offer to return to work

Zimbabwe state doctors who were fired recently for strike action have rejected a government offer to return to work in 48 hours, their union said on Friday.The doctors went on strike on Sept.3 to protest against poor wages, in...
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Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan set new meetings to resolve Nile dam crisis

Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have agreed to hold two technical meetings in coming weeks in...
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Cameroon shuts down hundreds of schools opened to absorb displaced pupils

The Cameroon government has shut down more than 260 schools that had been operating informally in the country’s francophone regions.The schools had been opened...

Qatar Airways to take 60% stake in new Rwandan international airport

Qatar Airways has agreed to take a 60% stake in a new $1.3 billion international airport in Rwanda, the state-run Rwanda Development Board said...

Scores killed as torrential rains barter Uganda

At least 26 people have been killed in floods unleashed by heavy rains in different parts of Uganda, the Red Cross said on Monday...

Rwanda’s Kagame calls on Africa to work together to achieve progress

President Paul Kagame on Sunday told participants gathered at the inaugural 'Kusi Ideas Festival' that it was important for Africa to work together as...