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Desmond Tutu, family unharmed as fire guts home in South Africa

A fire broke out at the residence of retired Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu in Ornus, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa, in the early hours of Wednesday, destroying part of the residence, before it was contained.According to a statement released...

Battle looms in Mozambique over Islamic extremists’ control of port

The stinging success of Mozambique’s Islamic extremist rebels in seizing and holding a northern port city signals to the government, neighboring countries and the world that Africa has yet another insurgency hotspot.A battle looms as the government is expected...

Man who died yrs ago named as beneficiary in the supply of Covid-19 equipment

When you think you have heard and seen it all about the mindless corruptions going on in Africa, then out of the blues something more bizarre and crazier will just pop up out of nowhere.A man who died over...

Three male bodies found near informal settlement in South Africa

Police in South Africa, have discovered the bodies of three men near the New Canada informal settlement in South Africa third largest of Johannesburg.Two of the bodies were said to have sustained bullet wounds, while the third one was...

Mozambique becomes 1st Islamic State outpost in southern Africa

Mozambique has become the latest African stronghold of Islamic State (IS) after well-armed insurgents captured a strategic port in the north of the country.Fighters affiliated to IS overran the port of Mocimboa da Praia after several days of fighting...

Son of Angola’s ex-leader handed 5 yrs jail term in $500m graft case

Angolan Supreme Court sentenced Jose Filomeno Dos Santos, son of former Angolan president Eduardo Dos Santos to five years in prison over a $500 million corruption case, the Portuguese news agency Lusa reported on Friday.Jose Filomeno dos Santos, the...

Jihadists seize key Mozambique LNG port town

Fighters linked to Islamic State seized control of a northern Mozambican port town that’s been a key logistics link for a $23 billion natural-gas project that Total SE is building, according to Risk Advisory Group.It’s the third time this...

Group of Zimbabwe white farmers rejects govt’s $3.5b compensation plan as unfair

An organisation in Zimbabwe, for the White farmers disposed of their land during government's land reform process has dismissed a recent US$3.5B compensation fund offered to them calling it unfair.The group known as SADC Tribunal Rights Watch, said in...

South African police clash with protesters at Zimbabwe embassy

South African police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse dozens of protesters outside the Zimbabwean embassy in Pretoria on Friday, an AFP photographer said.Close to 100 mainly Zimbabwean migrants in South Africa gathered to protest economic hardship...

After arrest, Zimbabwean novelist decries state “chokehold”

Award-winning Zimbabwean novelist and filmmaker arrested at recent protests accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government on Tuesday of holding its people in a repressive “chokehold” as they endured an economic emergency.Tsitsi Dangarembga, whose latest book “This Mournable Body” has been...
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Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants get warm welcome in Israel

Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants on Thursday arrived to a festive ceremony at Israel’s international airport, as the government took...
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Tigray leader to Ethiopia’s PM; stop the madness

The fugitive leader of Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region on Monday called on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to “stop the madness” and withdraw troops from...

Explosions hit 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacks

The cities of Kidal, Gao and Menaka in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps housing international forces, according...

Ethiopia: Leader of Tigray forces says fighting continues near Mekelle

The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious northern forces has said he is still fighting close to the regional capital of Mekelle after it was captured...

Suicide bomber kills at least 7 at Mogadishu ice-cream shop

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing seven people and wounding eight, an...