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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...

Shocking! Almost 2,000 killed on S. Africa roads during holidays

During the six-week holiday season, nearly 1,800 South Africans were killed in 1,400 crashes on the country's roads. Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said Tuesday the 1,755 deaths recorded from December 1 to January 11 was a 14 percent increase...

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...
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Ethiopia officials say at least 10 died in protests over autonomy

At least 10 people died in clashes between protesters and security forces in Ethiopia’s southern region on Monday, health...
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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...

Gunmen on motorbike kill 6 French aid workers, their driver and guide in Niger

Gunmen ridding on motorcycles intercepted and killed six French aid workers, their Nigerien guide and driver in a wildlife park in Niger on Sunday,...

Military base in Somali capital rocked by bomb blast, at least 8 dead

A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14,...

Ivory Coast opposition says Ouattara 3rd term quest would destabilise country

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in office violates the constitution and will destabilise a country still recovering...