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Court dismisses ex-President Zuma’s bid to appeal

Former South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has failed in his legal bid to get a decision on whether or not he should face trial for corruption taken to the Supreme Court.Reports say that Pietermaritzburg High Court dismissed Zuma’s leave...

Trains service disrupted after fire incident in Cape Town station

A number of motor coaches and passenger coaches were destroyed in a fire at the Cape Town Railway Station in the early hours of Thursday morning.According to Jermaine Carelse, spokesperson of Cape Town Fire and Rescue, the City's Fire...

Namibia heads to polls to test ruling party’s grip on power

Namibians head to the polls on Wednesday for a general election in which resentment stoked by economic hardship and a corruption scandal could challenge the ruling party's majority.The sparsely populated nation -- where the Namib desert stretches along 1,500...

Botswana opposition challenges election result in court

Botswana’s main opposition party is challenging in court the results of 16 parliamentary constituencies won by the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in last month’s election, party spokesperson Moeti Mohwasa told Reuters.The BDP was re-elected with 38 seats, but...

Botswana teenager charged for likening First lady to a comedian

A Botswana teenager has been charged with likening the First Lady, Neo Masisi to a local comedian called William Motsetserepa in a Facebook post, reports Mmegi Online.According to the news site, 19 year old, Moniwe Nicholas Kamwi was charged...

Refugees removed from UNHCR office in S/Africa arraigned – no lawyers and no bail

189 refugees and asylum seekers were arraigned in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday after they entered the premises of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) last week. They face charges of trespassing, a case of public...

Mugabe’s estate to be officially registered early December

Zimbabweans might finally get to know late president Robert Mugabe's net worth when his estate is registered on 5th December.In details shared by government through its Government Gazette Friday, Mugabe's family is yet to register his estate, estimated to...

South African police forcefully remove refugees from UNHCR building in Pretoria

South African Police on Friday started removing refugees who have been camping at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria.The latest development came after a group of refugees scaled the UNHCR fence on Thursday to...

Zimbabwe to distribute new currency notes to curb shortages

Zimbabwe's central bank is due to begin circulating new banknotes on Monday, which it says will help to ease a severe cash shortage as the country suffers a deepening economic crisis.The bank has played down fears that the move...

Zimbabwe government sacks 211 striking public sector doctors

Zimbabwe on Friday fired more than 200 public sector doctors who have been on strike for more than two months demanding better pay to protect them from soaring inflation.The doctors were dismissed after disciplinary hearings held in their absence,...
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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...