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Mozambican businesman kidnapped ‘outside his front door’ in Maputo

Mozambican high-profile businessman, Moniz Carsane, better known as Manish Cantilal has been abducted in the second such incidence in only a fortnight.Kidnappers seized Manish Cantilal, at around 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the victim had just parked his vehicle, when...

Lesotho’s prime minister to be charged with murdering wife

Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is to be charged with the murder of his former wife, Lipolelo Thabane, the deputy police commissioner said on Thursday.Thabane, 80, announced on Thursday that he would be stepping down at the end of...

Lesotho ruling party gives PM resignation deadline after wife charged

Lesotho's ruling party gave its embattled prime minister an ultimatum to resign by Thursday after his wife was charged in connection with the murder of her rival.Thomas Thabane's current wife Maesaiah Thabane, 42, appeared in court on Tuesday over...

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...
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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...