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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...

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...
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ICC hands fmr Ugandan child soldier 25 years for war crime

The International Criminal Court sentenced Ugandan former child soldier Dominic Ongwen,  who turned into a brutal rebel commander to 25...
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