Zimbabwe has legalised production of cannabis for medicinal or scientific use, according to new regulations seen by AFP Saturday.
Zambia’s independence leader and former long-time president Kenneth Kaunda turns 94 on Saturday. Kaunda, one of Africa’s elder statesmen, led Zambia for 27 years until he stepped down peacefully in 1991. Kuanda spearheaded Zambia to independence from British rule in 1964. Zambia was a one-party state for much of that time. His track record includes […]
Malawi's former president, Joyce Banda, is expected to fly home on Saturday after four years of self-imposed exile, despite facing the threat of arrest over corruption allegations.
Five migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean, says the Spanish coastguard after rescuing more than 180 others, while they searched for another two boats with dozens aboard.
Ambassadors and high commissioners representing various governments as well Kenyan government officials and businessmen gathered in Nairobi to mark South Africa's Freedom Day.
At least four people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria late on Thursday, the second such clash in Maiduguri city in a month.
Kenya has banned the first Kenyan film to feature in the prestigious Cannes* Film festival on allegations that it promotes lesbianism.
Heavily armed Boko Haram fighters on Thursday attempted to storm the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, civilian militia said, in a rare urban incursion by the jihadists.
The Lesotho Federation of Women Lawyers, the DPE, and SHE-HIV, came together to honor South African struggle icon and ANC stalwart, 'Me Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
The remains of more than 200 people killed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide have been uncovered in a village on the outskirts of the capital Kigali, the country’s memorial centre said Thursday. The grim find, spread among four mass graves, was made on Sunday in the village of Rusororo by local people who had dug […]
The UN in South Sudan said Thursday a convoy including 10 aid workers had gone missing in the southwest of the war-torn country, presumed kidnapped.
Five migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean, the Spanish coastguard said Thursday after rescuing more than 180 others, while they searched for another two boats with dozens aboard. Rescue boats, helicopters and planes from southern Spain carried out a series of rescue operations late Wednesday and Thursday, a spokeswoman said. Since Wednesday evening, […]
Earlier this year, Cape Town grabbed the world's headlines as it careened towards a water armageddon.
Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore was charged Wednesday over allegations his company helped two African leaders win elections in return for lucrative contracts, his spokesman said. The spokesman did not confirm the precise charges against Bollore, one of France’s most powerful businessmen, who was allowed to leave the courtroom near Paris after being detained on […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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".
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.
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.
The second African women leaders network meeting kicks off in Ethiopia.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Following the demise of its founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change has again split
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 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.
Swaziland's Home Affairs Ministry says the changing of the name of the country to the Kingdom of eSwatini won't happen overnight.
A Zimbabwean parliamentary committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on May the 9th over alleged corruption in the diamond trade.