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Massive explosion rocks South African oil refinery in Durban

A massive fire rages at South Africa's second largest refinery Engen in south of Durban, after an explosion rocked the facility at about 7am on Friday, it was not yet clear whether there had been injuries or deaths.South African's...

Police use tear gas on protest over race in South Africa

Associated PressSouth African police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons on hundreds of mainly Black protesters who gathered again Friday outside a high school in a predominantly white neighborhood that’s become a flashpoint for racial tensions.The opposition...

Controversial prophet Bushiri turns self over to Malawi police

A self-proclaimed "prophet" and controversial millionaire has surrendered himself to the police in Malawi following his mysterious return from South Africa, where he was on trial for fraud and money laundering charges.The incident last week has threatened a diplomatic...

Zuma says graft inquiry judge biased, seeks his recusal

Lawyers for South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma, who was compelled to appear before a judicial inquiry into corruption, accused the judge of being biased and said he should recuse himself.Zuma, who was removed as president in 2018, a...

Islamic extremists in Mozambique behead over 50

Associated PressReports of more than 50 beheadings by Mozambique’s Islamic extremist rebels have raised international alarm over the new level of violence in the country’s north.The killings mark a bloody turn in the three-year insurgency in Cabo Delgado province,...

Suicides rise in Malawi as Covid-19 induced debts compound misery

AFPLoud sobs echoed through a suburb of Malawi's capital Lilongwe in the middle of the night, jolting resident Paul Kaonga from his sleep.The cries came from a nearby house. Kaonga hastily pulled on some clothes and rushed over.Distraught family...

No foul play in Isabel dos Santos’ husband death – Dubai police

AljazeeraPolice in Dubai say they do not suspect foul play in the death of Sindika Dokolo, husband of Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, after his death while free-diving off the emirate.Dokolo, a 48-year-old Congolese art dealer who married dos...

Isabel dos Santos’ husband, Sindika Dokolo, dies at 48

AFPSindika Dokolo, the husband of Isabel dos Santos, billionaire daughter of Angola's former president, Eduardo dos Santos, has died, his family announced on Friday.Dokolo, a business tycoon and leading arts collector, became entangled along with his wife in a...

South Africa white farmers, Black protesters face off over farm murder case

ReutersWhite South African farmers and rival Black protesters hurled abuse and threats at each other on Friday ahead of a court hearing in a murder case that has exposed still simmering racial tensions 26 years after the end of...

Zimbabwe govt reverses decision to allow mining in national parks

The Zimbabwean government has set aside it's decision to allow two Chinese companies to mine in Hwange National park in what will come as a welcome relief to environmentalists.The decision according to The Citizen news was announced in a...
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U.S envoy arrives Sudan to mediate in Ethiopia’s dam dispute

The U.S envoy for the Horn of Africa was in Sudan on Friday with the aim of resolving the...
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