Zimbabwean rescuers pulled the bodies of at least 22 illegal gold miners out of shafts west of Harare that were flooded earlier in the week, and rescued eight more alive, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.
The son of Mozambique's former president Armando Guebuza was arrested on Saturday in a legal crackdown on suspects linked to a $2-billion government debt scandal, local media and judiciary sources said.
A team of water experts from the United Nations, which are in Lesotho, have called on the country to prioritise water, sanitation and hygiene.
A parliamentary committee tasked with amending Sudan's constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term said on Saturday it would indefinitely postpone a meeting to draft these changes, state news agency SUNA said.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm following a decision by the country's electoral commission to postpone Saturday's presidential election.
Nigeria's electoral watchdog on Saturday postponed presidential and parliamentary elections for one week, just hours before polls were due to open.
Last minute preparations continue in Nigeria ahead of Saturday's Presidential elections
Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang was denied bail by a South African court on Friday, meaning he will remain in custody for now pending an extradition hearing over charges relating to $2billion in fraudulent loans.
Nigeria's ruling party hit back at the United States and other foreign allies for making "unguarded" public statements ahead of presidential polls this weekend.
At least 11 people have been wounded in an attack on the convoy of the governor of the English-speaking region of south-western Cameroon, sources said on Tuesday.
Eastern Libyan military forces have full control of Libya's biggest oilfield, El Sharara, a spokesperson said, in a challenge to the internationally recognised government in Tripoli.
The southern African nation has been working to regulate thousands of people who illegally dig for gold everywhere, including on farms and abandoned mines, mostly under the cover of darkness.
More than 150 people have been charged with "hostility to the homeland" and "insurrection" for their role in anti-government protests in Cameroon, the vice-president of the country's main opposition party said.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has held talks with diplomats accredited to his country. Mnangagwa has come under pressure for failing to address the challenges facing Zimbabwe.
Rescue teams, fishermen, navy and police experts were searching Thursday for 43 people, most from Benin, missing after an overloaded boat bringing them to a market capsized in the Niger River, authorities said. The vessel foundered as it was battered by powerful winds in Sambera district, southwestern Niger early Wednesday morning, sinking just 200 metres […]
At least 23 illegal miners are trapped and feared dead in Zimbabwe after shafts and underground tunnels they were working in were flooded by water from a burst dam, a state-owned daily newspaper reported on Thursday.
International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says lifting sanctions against Zimbabwe would boost the country's economic growth.
Islamic State said in a statement on its Amaq news agency that 42 people were killed in Tuesday’s attack on Borno state’s governor.
Former President Thabo Mbeki says former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo will be key to the country's healing and reconciliation process.
Kenya has a vibrant airline industry, with national airline Kenya Airways operating internationally and locally alongside successful low-cost airlines and charter companies.
The United States (US) has called on Zimbabwe to end its security forces' excessive use of force and embrace national dialogue.
The United States Tuesday slammed police repression in Zimbabwe, weeks after security forces crushed protests there.
The minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, says that the Ministry of Communications has been mandated to spearhead and lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution, working with other stakeholders within and outside government. Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams participated in a meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services earlier on Tuesday. This was the first engagement between […]
Four Nigerian women on Tuesday launched a court case in the Netherlands against oil giant Shell for alleged complicity in the execution of their husbands by the military regime in the 1990s.
Egyptian billionaire businessman, Naguib Sawiris, said on Tuesday he sees opportunities for mining, telecoms and hotels in North Korea if a summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and United States (US) President Donald Trump later in February is successful.
Eastern Libyan military forces have full control of Libya's biggest oilfield, El Sharara, a spokesman said, in a challenge to the internationally recognised government in Tripoli.
Africa is on track to meet its own target of ending conflict by 2020, that’s according to South Africa's International Relations and cooperation minister Lindiwe Sisulu.
Nigeria had more than 70 candidates for president when campaigning began for Saturday's elections.
Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is being treated in India for a minor ailment, a government deputy minister has said.
The African Union's peace and security chief Smail Chergui called Monday for member states to tackle the root causes of extremism, as he deplored the spread of "terrorism" in the Sahel.