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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...

Zimbabwe nurses end 3-month long strike over pay

Zimbabwe’s biggest nurses union said on Wednesday it was encouraging its members to end a pay strike which started in June and which forced major hospitals to turn away patients at a time the country is fighting the coronavirus...

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...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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