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South Africa’s Zuma set eyes on foreign investors as opposition disrupts speech

South African opposition members interrupted the annual state-of-the-nation speech by President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, repeatedly jeering a leader they accuse of mismanaging the flagging economy. Zuma's speech highlighted policies to revive the economy, at a time when the...

South Africa’s Zuma set eyes on foreign investors as opposition disrupts speech

South African opposition members interrupted the annual state-of-the-nation speech by President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, repeatedly jeering a leader they accuse of mismanaging the flagging economy. Zuma's speech highlighted policies to revive the economy, at a time when the...

Jonas Savimbi’s children appeared in court in Paris to sue ‘Call of Duty’ maker

The children of slain Angolan rebel chief Jonas Savimbi urged a French court on Wednesday to punish the makers of the wildly popular video game "Call of Duty" for representing their father as a "barbarian". Savimbi's son Cheya, 42,...

2 South Africans get 17 years term for killing Mozambican in Xenophobic violence

The two South African men who beat and stabbed a Mozambican man to death during a wave xenophobic violence in April last year were sentenced to 17 and 10 years in prison on Monday, local media reported. Mthinta Bhengu...

Zimbabwe’s Chinese-built Victoria Falls airport set for commissioning May

The Zimbabwe government expects to commission the new Victoria Falls International Airport, funded and built by Chinese, by May this year, a cabinet minister said on Friday. The airport expansion project funded by China Export Import Bank to the...

South Africa revise 2016 economic growth down by 0.6%

South Africa's economic growth is expected to moderate to 0.9 percent in 2016, comparing with the previous forecast of 1.5 percent for the year, the country's central bank said on Thursday. The domestic economic growth is projected to accelerate...

South African opposition DA in disarray over member’s ‘monkey’ post

A racist Facebook post by a member of South Africa's main opposition party has caused a national furor and left it scrambling to shake off its image of an organization that chiefly serves the interests of the minority white...

Zimbabwe constitutional court outlaws child marriage

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court outlawed child marriage on Wednesday, in an effort to end a practice that a rights group says is common in this southern African nation. The Constitutional Court struck down provisions in the country's marriage laws that...

Over 14 millions at the risk of hunger in Southern Africa

Around 14 million people across southern Africa face going hungry after a prolonged drought wrecked harvests, with Malawi among the worst hit countries, the UN's World Food Programme said Monday. A poor harvest last year has been followed by...

Family of Angolan rebel Savimbi sue over ‘Call of Duty’ character

The family of slain Angolan rebel chief Jonas Savimbi are suing the makers of the popular video game "Call of Duty" for representing his character as a "barbarian", their lawyer said Thursday.Three of Savimbi's children, who live in the...
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Six killed in rebel attack on eastern DR Congo

Rebels again attacked a city at the center of the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, killing at least six...
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Court jails Sudan’s Omar al Bashir for corruption

A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in a rehabilitation...

Twins who married same man for 9 years now divorced, waiting for one man to love them both

Meet Owami and Olwethu Siko, the twins from Gauteng, South Africa who were once married to the same man, TV director Mzukiseni Mzazi when...

Bosnia to release table tennis players to Nigeria

Bosnian authorities have told the BBC that two Nigerian students who were wrongfully deported to Bosnia from Croatia will soon be sent home, but...

UN expert report unmasks Libya arms embargo violations

From buying an Irish navy boat re-registered as a "pleasure yacht" to enlisting a Canadian firm to recruit Sudanese fighters -- Libya's warring parties...