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Zimbabwe's biggest teachers' union says its members would not return to work for the first time since March unless demands are met.
Posted: September 21, 2020, 2:55 pm
Officials say toxins produced by cyanobacteria in water were behind the death of more than 300 mammals.
Posted: September 21, 2020, 1:40 pm
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced the return of professional football as part of a loosening of restrictions following a fall in the number of coronavirus cases.
Posted: September 21, 2020, 12:55 pm
Nigerian health workers have suspended a week-long strike over pay, Covid-19 bonuses and inadequate facilities, unions officials said on Monday.
Posted: September 21, 2020, 11:36 am
Egypt's antiquities ministry has announced the discovery of 14 sarcophagi in the Saqqara necropolis, south of Cairo, that had lain buried for 2 500 years.
Posted: September 21, 2020, 11:15 am
Ethiopia has filed terrorism charges against a prominent media mogul and opposition politician from the Oromo ethnic group, Jawar Mohammed, the attorney general's office has said.
Posted: September 21, 2020, 7:46 am
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Nigeria's main opposition party has won re-election in southern Edo state.
Posted: September 21, 2020, 7:25 am
Continued militarisation of Africa jeopardises the aspirations for peace included in Agenda 2063, leaving the continent nowhere close to silencing the guns, writes Craig Bailie.
Posted: September 21, 2020, 6:55 am
Since July, at least 115 people have been killed after days of torrential rains brought record-breaking floods. ??United Nations has been working on scaling up emergency food assistance, with hundreds of thousands of people still living in desperate conditions in makeshift camps.
Posted: September 19, 2020, 8:00 pm
President appoints newcomer Mohamed Hussein Roble to replace former Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire.
Posted: September 19, 2020, 7:00 pm
Paul Rusesabagina, the polarising hero of the "Hotel Rwanda" film who was arrested last month in Kigali, was duped into boarding a jet he thought was flying to Burundi, a report said.
Posted: September 19, 2020, 6:00 pm
Ethiopia has filed terrorism charges against a prominent media mogul and opposition politician from the Oromo ethnic group, Jawar Mohammed, the attorney general's office said on Saturday.
Posted: September 19, 2020, 5:35 pm
A wife in Botswana can now own land alongside her husband, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said, in a boost for women that rights groups called long overdue.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 10:41 am
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has picked political newcomer Mohamed Hussein Roble as prime minister, his office has said, cementing power around the presidency ahead of elections due next year.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 9:33 am
The Namibian government said it will open up the country for international travel from 18 September as it ends a six-month long state of emergency with the average number of daily coronavirus cases trending downwards.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 6:24 pm
A Kigali court on Thursday denied bail to Paul Rusesabagina, whose actions during the 1994 Rwandan genocide inspired the Oscar-nominated film "Hotel Rwanda", ahead of his trial on numerous charges including terrorism.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 4:46 pm
Nigeria plans to form an agency to manage hundreds of millions of dollars in assets seized domestically or returned from abroad following anti-corruption probes, the justice minister has said.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 10:56 am
Prisoners in a Ugandan jail have overpowered their guards and 219 of them escaped with at least 15 guns, but two were killed after security forces launched an operation to recapture them, a military spokesperson has said.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 7:36 am
Algerian winemaker Dahmane Hamamouche used to rise early and rush to work each morning, but he no longer bothers, as his firm chokes on a cocktail of woes.
Posted: September 16, 2020, 3:01 pm
Tanzania announced it was lifting a ban on several Kenyan airlines after Nairobi announced it would no longer impose a coronavirus quarantine on travellers from the country.
Posted: September 16, 2020, 2:09 pm