Facing low cocoa prices, Ivory Coast stops helping farmers boost yields 25 April 2018, 5:56 PM

Ivory Coast will stop distributing hybrid seedlings and other advanced technologies that help cocoa farmers improve yields to cut overproduction that has weighed on cocoa prices, according to a letter by the regulator sent to exporters. “We inform you of our decision to suspend the distribution of improved plant material — seeds, plant cutting and […]

SA donates millions for humanitarian relief in Somalia 25 April 2018, 5:48 PM

The South African government on Tuesday announced it has donated 7 Million Rands to the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) humanitarian response for Somalia following a prolonged drought.

French tycoon held for second day in Africa corruption probe 25 April 2018, 2:43 PM

Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore was held for a second day of questioning by anti-corruption police on Wednesday over allegations his company helped two African leaders win elections in return for lucrative contracts. The 66-year-old head of the Bollore Group was taken into custody Tuesday in the Paris suburb of Nanterre as part of an […]

Eighteen killed in Nigerian church by suspected herdsmen 25 April 2018, 6:52 AM

Two priests were among at least 18 people killed in a dawn attack on a church in central Nigeria, police said Tuesday, in violence condemned by President Muhammadu Buhari as "satanic".

SADC urges Lesotho, DRC to start reform process 24 April 2018, 8:21 PM

Southern African Development Community  (SADC) Chairperson and President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa has urged the governments of Lesotho and Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as opposition parties, to start the reform process in earnest.

No MDC-T faction can claim legitimacy: Zim court 24 April 2018, 8:15 PM

Zimbabwe opposition MDC-T Leader Nelson Chamisa has lost a court bid to bar expelled deputy leader Dr Thokozani Khupe from using the party's symbols.

African women leaders network kicks off in Ethiopia 24 April 2018, 6:17 PM

The second African women leaders network meeting kicks off in Ethiopia.

21 dead in North East Nigeria Boko Haram attacks 24 April 2018, 8:26 AM

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 21 people in separate attacks in a remote northeastern region of Nigeria, security officials and a witness told AFP on Monday.

Thousands march in Madagascar to protest at election laws 23 April 2018, 5:11 PM

Madagascar, Antananarivo, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, Protest, Electoral laws, Marc Ravalomanana, Andy Rajoelina, March Thousands marched in protest against the government in Madagascar’s capital on Monday after the president denounced unrest in which two people were killed as a “coup” intended to divide the country’s people. On Saturday, police fired teargas at an opposition demonstration held in […]

Nigerians demand air quality data over pollution fears 23 April 2018, 3:48 PM

Bolatito Joseph has strong suspicions about what is causing her breathing problems and a mucus build up: a building site near her home and noxious fumes from a rubbish dump close to her church. “I inhale a lot of dust as a result of the construction work going in my area,” said Joseph, a cleaner […]

Fire on pipeline operated by Libya’s Waha Oil Co extinguished – port engineer 23 April 2018, 7:06 AM

A fire that broke out on a pipeline operated by Libya’s Waha Oil Co that feeds Es Sider port has been brought under control, an engineer at the port said on Sunday.

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MDC suffers another ‘split’ 22 April 2018, 6:14 PM

Following the demise of its founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change has again split

Talks to restore rule of law in Zambia have not materialised 22 April 2018, 10:49 AM

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema says talks to restore the rule of law in his country have not materialised and this has left citizens in despair.

Madagascar police fire teargas at opposition protests 21 April 2018, 12:49 PM

Madagascar police fired teargas at opposition demonstrators protesting against new electoral laws they say are designed to lock out their candidate from a presidential election due later this year.

Changing Swaziland’s name will be done without high costs 21 April 2018, 9:49 AM

Swaziland's Home Affairs Ministry says the changing of the name of the country to the Kingdom of eSwatini won't happen overnight.

Mugabe summoned over alleged diamond trade corruption 21 April 2018, 8:44 AM

A Zimbabwean parliamentary committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on May the 9th over alleged corruption in the diamond trade.

Botswana president urges Congo’s Kabila not to stand again 20 April 2018, 9:24 PM

Botswana’s new leader has urged President Joseph Kabila not to stand for re-election in Congo’s long delayed presidential poll, saying he had already been in power longer than expected. Botswana, one of Africa’s most stable democracies, is so far the only country in Africa to have directly criticized Kabila. Earlier this year, the government issued […]

Zimbabwe nurses stage public protest after being sacked 20 April 2018, 7:43 PM

Scores of Zimbabwe nurses on Friday protested in Harare’s central city park after the government dismissed them for striking over low salaries and poor working conditions. The nurses, who wore their white uniforms, demanded the government reverse its decision to fire the majority of the 15,000 nurses after they took industrial action on Monday. Their […]

Botswana closes border due to Mahikeng violence 20 April 2018, 2:28 PM

International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has confirmed that Botswana has closed its border with the North West following the chaos that has erupted in Mahikeng. Violence in the North West has escalated, as community members call for the removal of their Premier Supra Mahumapelo. Sisulu says President Cyril Ramaphosa was forced to return back to […]

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Oil theft ‘costing Libya over $750 million annually’ 20 April 2018, 6:32 AM

Fuel smuggling is costing Libya more than $750 million each year and harming its economy and society, the head of the National Oil Company(NOC) in the conflict-riddled country said.

Nigeria’s Buhari under fire for saying youths want everything free 19 April 2018, 3:03 PM

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari came under fire on Thursday for criticising youths who he said "do nothing" and want everything for "free" in the oil-rich country.

AU Commissioner meets with Sweden foreign minister 19 April 2018, 11:56 AM

The Commissioner for Political Affairs of the African Union Commission, Amb. Minata Samate Cessouma has met with Sweden Foreign Affairs Minister Margot Wallström, on the sideline of the 2018 Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality.

Zimbabwe fires 16, 000 nurses on strike 19 April 2018, 11:47 AM

Zimbabwe said it had sacked 16,000 striking nurses as the new government seeks to keep a lid on labour unrest in the build-up to the first elections since the fall of Robert Mugabe.

Cloud innovation in Africa in need of improvement 19 April 2018, 9:00 AM

Africa may be the mother of innovation, but the continent is still not innovating on the Cloud.

Fired striking Zimbabwean nurses defiant 19 April 2018, 7:18 AM

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US urges Nigeria to change tactics against Boko Haram 19 April 2018, 6:42 AM

Nigerian forces battling Boko Haram jihadists need a change of mindset to overcome an evolving guerrilla threat, US military officials said this week on the sidelines of an African security summit.

Zimbabwe marks 38th independence day 18 April 2018, 8:24 PM

Zimbabwe on Wednesday marked its 38th independence anniversary from colonial rule, but for the first time former leader Robert Gabriel Mugabe, was absent at the country's national celebrations in the capital, Harare.

Zimbabwe marks first independence day without Mugabe 18 April 2018, 5:58 PM

Zimbabwe on Wednesday marked its first independence day without Robert Mugabe in power.

Ethiopia’s new PM meets opposition leaders 17 April 2018, 2:56 PM

Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has held talks with officials from opposition groups and civil society, state-affiliated media said, in the latest sign he is willing to push through political reforms announced in the wake of protests.

AU condemns use of chemical weapons in Syria 17 April 2018, 2:24 PM

The African Union (AU) has strongly condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria and cautioned against responding without evidence and compliance with international law.