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Opposition says Congo politicians agree Kabila transition deal
Opposition says Congo politicians agree Kabila transition deal

Congolese politicians have agreed in principle to a deal under which President Joseph Kabila leaves office by the end of ...

22 December 2016, 7:03pm
Christmas cheer returns to Nigeria's Boko Haram heartland
Christmas cheer returns to Nigeria's Boko Haram heartland

Night markets, carol singers and even Santa Claus hats have returned to Nigeria's Maiduguri, in a sign that the threat from Boko Haram has ebbed.

22 December 2016, 6:57pm
Zimbabwe, Mozambique experience border tensions
Zimbabwe, Mozambique experience border tensions

According to Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa security services are on alert after a man was abducted from his village and later killed in Mozambique.

22 December 2016, 10:40am
275 arrested, 22 killed in DRC protests
275 arrested, 22 killed in DRC protests

Police said they had arrested 275 people across the DRC as two days of protests against President Joseph Kabila appeared to subside.

21 December 2016, 09:59am
20 dead in Congo unrest as Kabila clings on to power
20 dead in Congo unrest as Kabila clings on to power

More than 20 people have been killed during clashes in Kinshasa following President Joseph Kabila’s failure to step down ...

21 December 2016, 07:04am
I will not step down, says Gambia's Jammeh
I will not step down, says Gambia's Jammeh

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said he would not step down and condemned Ecowas mediation that aims to get him to leave power ...

20 December 2016, 7:45pm
Several killed in protests calling for Kabila to step down
Several killed in protests calling for Kabila to step down

Security forces shot dead several protesters who had gathered in the streets of Kinshasa to demand that DRC President Joseph Kabila step down.

20 December 2016, 11:18am
Zim unions want pensioners to get their cash
Zim unions want pensioners to get their cash
Economy

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions wants the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to create special withdrawal platforms for pensioners.

19 December 2016, 3:52pm
South African soldier killed in battle in DRC
South African soldier killed in battle in DRC

A South African soldier has been killed in a gunbattle in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the SANDF has said.

19 December 2016, 12:20pm
Grace Mugabe on R100m spending spree
Grace Mugabe on R100m spending spree

Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe has spent millions on new properties, a spectacular diamond and the building of the country's ...

19 December 2016, 11:28am
Sudan activists launch national disobedience campaign
Sudan activists launch national disobedience campaign

Sudanese political activists launched a civil disobedience campaign to protest Khartoum's recent austerity measures and its ...

18 December 2016, 11:05am
SA birdwatchers escape deadly Mozambique ambush
SA birdwatchers escape deadly Mozambique ambush
Kwazulu Natal

AK-47-wielding gunmen tried to ambush a group of KZN friends on a birdwatching trip in Mozambique by firing on their vehicles.

18 December 2016, 08:33am
Dlamini-Zuma to hold 'state of continent' address
Dlamini-Zuma to hold 'state of continent' address
News

AU Commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will address her first and only “state of the continent” media briefing in Durban this week.

18 December 2016, 07:24am
Mugabe confirmed as presidential candidate for 2018
Mugabe confirmed as presidential candidate for 2018

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been confirmed as his party's sole candidate for the next presidential election in 2018, when he will be 94.

17 December 2016, 12:02pm
Congo President Kabila digs in
Congo President Kabila digs in
Economy

Together, the Kabilas have built a network of businesses that reaches into every corner of Congo’s economy.