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5 days ago
Gunmen free contractors grabbed in Nigeria
Gunmen free contractors grabbed in Nigeria

Seven people - including three Australians and a South African - have been released four days after their abduction in Nigeria.

7 days ago
Zim cops crash anti-Vice President protest
Zim cops crash anti-Vice President protest

Harare police crashed a demonstration by a handful of activists who were protesting against the country’s Second Vice President’s ...

7 days ago
Karim Wade granted presidential pardon, but...
Karim Wade granted presidential pardon, but...

Karim Wade, the son of Senegal's former president, was granted a presidential pardon but he still has to pay his nearly R3.5bn fine.

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7 days ago
Man jailed for cutting off Mugabe motorcade
Man jailed for cutting off Mugabe motorcade

Despite pleading ignorance, Harare motorist is jailed for cutting off Robert Mugabe's motorcade.

8 days ago
SA man taken hostage in Nigeria is identified
SA man taken hostage in Nigeria is identified

A SA man who is among seven people kidnapped in Nigeria has been identified, Dirco spokesman Nelson Kgwete revealed in a tweet.

8 days ago
SA man snatched by Nigerian militants
SA man snatched by Nigerian militants

A South African citizen is reportedly among seven employees of an Australian mining company who were kidnapped in south-east Nigeria.

9 days ago
Kenya to make secondary school education free
Kenya to make secondary school education free

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that the government will make secondary school education in public schools in Kenya free starting from 2019.

9 days ago
Sanef asks Zuma to intervene in journos’ death sentence
Sanef asks Zuma to intervene in journos’ death sentence

The South African National Editors’ Forum has called on President Zuma to request the Egyptian government’s intervention ...

9 days ago
Zambian paper closed down over unpaid taxes
Zambian paper closed down over unpaid taxes

Zambia's biggest independent newspaper has been shut down by the authorities over unpaid taxes, the editor said, calling ...

10 days ago
Who will succeed Dlamini-Zuma?
Who will succeed Dlamini-Zuma?

African countries are battling to find a worthy successor to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as African Union Commission chairperson.

10 days ago
No plan for ceasefire in Nigeria’s Delta
No plan for ceasefire in Nigeria’s Delta

The Niger Delta Avengers said it never agreed a ceasefire with the Nigerian government.

10 days ago
Zimbabwe teachers threaten strike over delayed pay
Zimbabwe teachers threaten strike over delayed pay

The Zimbabwe Teachers Association has threatened industrial action if the cash strapped government goes ahead with plans ...

10 days ago
Khama calls on SADC leaders to tackle water, energy crisis
Khama calls on SADC leaders to tackle water, energy crisis

SADC chairman and Botswana President Lieutenant-General Seretse Khama Ian Khama has called on member states to show political ...

10 days ago
Zim government seizes SA imports from vendors
Zim government seizes SA imports from vendors

The cash-strapped Zimbabwean government is confiscating South African goods from informal traders, in line with a new law.

11 days ago
An unusual Ramadaan tradition: prank shows
An unusual Ramadaan tradition: prank shows

For almost 30 years Egyptians have been settling down to break their fasts with dates, hearty meals and prank shows on their television set.