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Mandela’s daughter heartbroken that ANC defended FW de Klerk’s presence at SONA

The daughter of former South African president Nelson Mandela has tweeted that she is heartbroken following Thursday's State of the Nation Address (SONA).Zindzi Mandela wrote that, as a loyal and dedicated member of the ANC, she is heartbroken. She...

Malawi protesters padlock offices of election commission

Malawi protesters padlocked electoral commission offices on Thursday in a new bid to force the panel's chief to quit after a top court overturned last May's presidential elections.The Constitutional Court on February 3 annulled results that declared President Peter...

Key witness in Lesotho First Lady murder trial Ms Sibolla fears for her life

A key witness in the murder case against Lesotho's first lady has told the BBC she has fled to neighbouring South Africa because she fears for her life, and is seeking refugee status.First Lady Maesaiah Thabane has been charged...

Nigerian man dies after being hit in the face with a brick in full view of police

A Nigerian man has died after he was hit with a brick in the face during a fight in full view of police in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa on Monday.According to police, an officer on duty spotted two...

Malawi’s president loses bid to challenge election annulment

The Constitutional Court in Malawi has rejected an appeal, brought by President Peter Mutharika and Malawi’s electoral commission, to suspend the judgement it made last week annulling May's presidential election.The court also dismissed the electoral body's claim that another...

Gunmen kidnap Mozambique businessman

Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped a wealthy businessman, Issufo Satar in the city of Chimoio in central Mozambique.An eyewitness told reporters that Issufo Satar, who owns a network of commercial establishments, was leaving one of the stores he owns on...

Malawi President appeals ruling overturning his election victory

Malawi’s president and electoral commission on Friday filed appeals against this week’s court ruling that nullified last year’s presidential election and ordered a new vote within 150 days because of widespread irregularities.President Peter Mutharika earlier this week indicated he...

Two gold miners dead, 20 trapped in Zimbabwe mine collapse

Some 20 miners are trapped underground after a mine shaft collapsed in Zimbabwe, state media reported Thursday, and a police spokesman said at least two bodies had been recovered.Spokesman Paul Nyathi said the miners have been trapped since Wednesday...

Botswana set to auction elephant hunting licences

Botswana will on Friday hold its first major auction for trophy elephant hunting quotas since controversially scrapping a hunting ban last year, a wildlife official said.President Mokgweetsi Masisi's government in May revoked a moratorium, just a year after he...

Lesotho’s First Lady in court charged with murder of PM’s ex-wife

The wife of Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane appeared in court on Wednesday charged with murdering his previous wife two days before he took office in 2017.The handwritten charge sheet said Maesaiah “did unlawfully and with intent to kill...
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UN calls for independent investigation into Cameroon anglophone village massacre

The UN called on Cameroon Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into the "shocking" killing of 23 villagers in...
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Nigeria military invade community burns homes after sea pirates attack

Nigerian soldiers torched more than 20 homes in a community in the oil-rich Niger Delta after "suspected pirates" killed six people, security sources and...

Police in South Africa hunt for female guard who stole $267k in cash

South African Police are still on the hunt for a female security official who allegedly stole R4m(about $267,000) in cash from her employer, SBV...

Spain searching for over 100 aboard 3 missing migrant boats

Spanish authorities are searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, maritime...

Lesotho 1st lady set for trial in PM’s ex-wife murder March 27

The wife of Lesotho’s prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday...