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Mozambique to appeal S/African court ruling setting aside extradition of ex-finance minister

Mozambique’s government plans to appeal a South African court’s decision to revoke the planned extradition of former finance minister Manuel Chang, wanted in both his home country and the United States, a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed.Chang,...

Refugees camping outside UNHCR offices in Pretoria to authorities you have to come with coffins

"We have nowhere to go, let them bring the coffins, the only thing that remains is death because we know, if we go to the community, we will die like dogs."These are words of refugees, who are staging a...

Seventy-seven striking Zimbabwean medical doctors suspended

Zimbabwean government has suspended 77 striking Zimbabwean doctors for their part in a two-months old strike that has paralyzed the country's public hospitals, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa announced on Tuesday.Public sector practitioners have stopped work since the beginning of...

French arms firm Thales to appeal Zuma corruption charge ruling

French defense firm Thales said on Tuesday it would ask South Africa’s highest court for permission to appeal an October ruling dismissing its request to have charges that it bribed former President Jacob Zuma permanently dropped.Thales is accused of...

Court in Malawi drops wigs and gowns as temperatures soar

Malawi’s constitutional court has suspended its requirement that lawyers and judges wear traditional white wigs and black robes in the courtroom as an early season heatwave sweeps the southern African nation.Temperatures in some parts of the country have hit...

Xenophobia: S. African police arrest 100 protesting refugees

Around 100 people were arrested on Wednesday as part of an operation to disperse a group of refugees and asylum seekers who had staged a prolonged sit-in near the United Nations refugee agency in Cape Town, South African police...

Zimbabweans troop to the street against Western sanctions

Supporters of the Zimbabwe government marched in the capital on Friday denouncing Western sanctions that President Emmerson Mnangagwa says have sapped the economy, but his opponents stayed away, accusing him of trying to distract attention from his failings.Mnangagwa has...

Resignations dent South Africa opposition push for black votes

The effort by South Africa’s biggest opposition party to appeal to black voters is in tatters following the resignation of its first black leader and other top officials, highlighting deep racial divisions that remain in the country a quarter-century...

Botswana president, Masisi declared winner of election

Botwana's Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane has declared Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) presidential candidate, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi, the winner of the country's October 23 election, local newspaper the Botswana Daily News is reporting. Masisi is the country's current president. The paper says the...

Vote counting under way in Botswana’s nail-biting election

Vote counting was under way Thursday in Botswana in a tight election seen as the first real political test for a country ruled by the same party since independence.Pre-election polling showed the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), battered by an...
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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...
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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...

Nairobi governor arraigned, pleads not guilty to graft charges

Nairobi’s governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko pleaded not guilty to corruption and other economic crimes involving millions of dollars in a Kenyan court on Monday.The...