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Pistorius moves to appeal murder conviction in S. Africa’s top cour

Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius on Monday made a last-ditch attempt with South Africa's top court to overturn his murder conviction for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. He has been on bail awaiting a new sentence since...

11 die from Heat stroke in South Africa

Eleven people have died as a result of heat stroke in South Africa, authorities said on Sunday. All the deaths were reported in the North West Province, the provincial health department said. The deceased were aged between 22 and...

Madagascar’s rulling party record a landslide victory in senatorial vote

The party of Madagascar's president has won an overwhelming victory in last month's senatorial elections, held six years after the upper house of parliament was dissolved because of a coup, the electoral commission said. According to preliminary results published...

Zambia president Lungu signs law setting Aug. 11 for election

Zambian President Edgar Lungu signed Tuesday a constitutional amendment bill that set the next general election for August 11, as the country endures economic turmoil due to falling copper prices. Lungu, who won narrowly elections in 2015 after the...

South Africa vow not to lower trade standards in negotiations with U.S

South Africa has not lowered its trade standards by any means in the process of negotiating with the United States, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana said on Monday. The minister was speaking after South Africa missed...

Malema blames Mandela era compromises and mistakes for hobbled South Africa’s economy

Addressing the Oxford Union recently, Julius Malema, leader of South Africa’s opposition party the Economic Freedom Fighters, did something few South Africans have dared: he challenged Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid legacy. Malema accused Mandela of “turning against himself” in abandoning elements...
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Mali authorities free detained protest leaders

Authorities in Mali have released a number of opposition leaders in a move to appease a protest movement calling...
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Rwandan UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

A Rwandan United Nations peacekeeper was killed and two others injured in a militia ambush on a convoy in northwest Central African Republic on...

Two Madagascar lawmakers dies from COVID-19

Two Madagascar lawmakers have died of COVID-19 and at least 25 members of parliament and of the senate have been infected with the virus...

Ivory Coast vice president quits, days after PM’s death

Ivory Coast Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan has resigned, the presidency said on Monday, further unsettling the political outlook days after the sudden death...

Man City European football ban overturned

Manchester City’s two-year ban from European football has been overturned by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), the Lausanne based court said on...