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13 January 2016, 10:04pm
Plan to expand Addis Ababa scrapped
Plan to expand Addis Ababa scrapped
Africa

The government has reportedly scrapped a contentious plan to extend Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa into the surrounding territory of the Oromo people.

13 January 2016, 9:03pm
‘Mugabe dead? Cops would have told us’
‘Mugabe dead? Cops would have told us’
Africa

This was the response from a guard at the veteran Zimbabwean president's mansion when asked about rumours of his demise.

13 January 2016, 11:40am
Car buff on last leg of long road to Dargle
Car buff on last leg of long road to Dargle
News

Jethro Bronner has been driving from Dargle in KwaZulu-Natal to Dargle in Ireland

13 January 2016, 11:31am
Ebola - are we ready for next outbreak?
Ebola - are we ready for next outbreak?
Africa

The world will heave a collective sigh of relief when west Africa's Ebola epidemic is finally declared at an end.

13 January 2016, 11:30am
‘10 killed’ in Cameroon mosque attack
‘10 killed’ in Cameroon mosque attack
Africa

A suicide bomber killed at least 10 people in an attack on a mosque in northern Cameroon, officials in the Far North region said.

12 January 2016, 1:42pm
Mali hostages: Gift of Givers meets go-between
Mali hostages: Gift of Givers meets go-between
News

Critical meeting with a contact passing messages to those holding South African, Stephen McGown, and Swede, Johan Gustafson, in Mali takes place

23 December 2015, 7:54pm
Somalia bans Christmas celebrations
Somalia bans Christmas celebrations
Africa

The government of Somalia has issued a ban on Christmas and New Year's celebrations in the Muslim country.

21 December 2015, 5:16pm
SANDF moms won’t be home for Christmas
SANDF moms won’t be home for Christmas
Africa

It has been six months since Mahlodi Bopape saw her daughter, and she could not wait to hold her in her arms.

21 December 2015, 4:48pm
KZN takes on cross border syndicates
KZN takes on cross border syndicates
Africa

The KZN provincial government has tasked a team to tackle cross-border crime syndicates as hjacked cars often end up in Mozambique.

21 December 2015, 1:27pm
Burundi MPs debate proposed AU troops
Burundi MPs debate proposed AU troops
Africa

Burundi's parliament was debating a proposed AU peacekeeping mission that Bujumbura rejected as an “invasion force”.

17 December 2015, 11:04am
Stranded Zimbabweans sleep outside banks
Stranded Zimbabweans sleep outside banks
Africa

Thousands are sleeping outside banks in Bulawayo hoping they will be paid their November pension cheques.

17 December 2015, 11:02am
Kagame - A president for life?
Kagame - A president for life?
Africa

Frank Habineza, leader of the sole party opposing President Kagame's attempt to extend his term, has good reason to be cautious.

17 December 2015, 11:00am
UN chief sends envoy to Burundi
UN chief sends envoy to Burundi
Africa

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for urgent talks to avert civil war in Burundi.

17 December 2015, 10:22am
Ethiopian Airlines takes off in Durban
Ethiopian Airlines takes off in Durban
News

Direct flights between King Shaka International and Addis Ababa Economic Airports take off

9 December 2015, 12:39pm
Burundi risks civil war, warns UN
Burundi risks civil war, warns UN
Africa

There is a serious risk that if violence in Burundi isn’t stopped there could be a civil war, the UN genocide adviser said.