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The Zimbabwean government has denied reports that it is targeting white-owned farms in land seizures.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 5:10 pm
Armed men have killed at least 30 villagers in Mali in simultaneous attacks on several villages in the centre of the country, local officials have said.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 4:11 pm
Hit by runaway hyperinflation and a rapidly devaluing currency, Zimbabweans are watching their earnings evaporate.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:53 pm
Healthcare workers take action over unpaid bonuses, misuse of funds and lack of resources.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:54 am
Two people were shot dead and seven others injured when soldiers opened fire on mourners seeking to attend the funeral of a popular Ethiopian singer, whose assassination sparked violence.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 5:39 pm
Hundreds of elephants have died mysteriously in Botswana's famed Okavango Delta, the head of the wildlife department has said.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 2:46 pm
The share price of one of Africa’s oldest insurers is taking center stage in Zimbabwe’s battle to bring order to its chaotic foreign-exchange system.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 7:09 am
Refusing to accept Zim dollar and bond notes as payment for goods has landed 102 Zimbabwean business owners and retail employees in trouble.
Posted: July 1, 2020, 5:55 pm
Sasol has agreed to sell its indirect stake in Nigerian plant to US oil giant, Chevron, as it seeks to rightsize the business and deal with debt crisis that has seen its shares fall some 57% this year alone.
Posted: July 1, 2020, 4:38 pm
Several media publications reported in late June that Nigerian scientists had unveiled a vaccine for the new coronavirus. But the researchers said what they had was a potential vaccine candidate, and it would be months before it could be said to be effective.
Posted: July 1, 2020, 11:34 am
Zimbabwe's largest nurses’ union says its members are now incapacitated and would be unable to attend work.
Posted: July 1, 2020, 8:42 am
Ethiopia has confirmed the arrest of leading opposition politician Jawar Mohammed, a move that risks inflaming ethnic tensions that have led to multiple deaths.
Posted: July 1, 2020, 8:38 am
The Democratic Republic of Congo's justice minister Celestin Tunda has been released from custody just hours after his arrest in the capital, Kinshasa.
Posted: June 30, 2020, 8:01 pm
At least four people were killed as protests spread across several Ethiopian cities after a prominent singer from the country's largest ethnic group was shot dead, according to medical sources and a relative.
Posted: June 30, 2020, 7:02 pm
Zimbabwe’s security force leaders reportedly sidelined the nation’s economic chiefs and forced the government to close the stock exchange and halt most mobile-money transactions.
Posted: June 30, 2020, 6:04 pm
A Zimbabwean rights group has accused Chinese-run mining companies of "rampant abuse" after two workers were shot and wounded, allegedly by their Chinese boss, after they complained about outstanding wages.
Posted: June 30, 2020, 5:38 pm
The branches on trees around Kenya's northern town of Lodwar have been stripped bare of leaves, bending downward under the weight of voracious young locusts.
Posted: June 30, 2020, 1:25 pm
President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent Intelligence Minister Ayanda Dlodlo as his envoy to Botswana amid the controversy surrounding businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe.
Posted: June 30, 2020, 12:14 pm
Stockbrokers in Zimbabwe are struggling to explain to investors what’s happened to their money.
Posted: June 29, 2020, 12:27 pm
Malawi's opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has been sworn in as the southern African country's new president after winning the re-run of a hotly disputed election.
Posted: June 29, 2020, 6:32 am