Witness in Thabane murder case pleads for protection

21 February 2020, 9:14 PM
Lesotho's First Lady, Maesaiah Thabane, is expected back in court next week. Thabane faces murder and attempted murder charges following the assassination of her predecessor and her husband's estranged wife, Lipolelo Thabane in 2017.
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Final farewell for Morgan Tsvangirai 20 February 2018, 6:05 PM

Regional opposition leaders, imminent persons, trade unionists and diplomats have bid farewell to Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai in Buhera.

Kenya’s economy expected to recover in 2018 20 February 2018, 1:27 PM

Kenya's economy is expected to rebound to between 5.3 and 5.8% in 2018 up from 4.7% in 2017 due to drought and a prolonged electioneering period, a local investment bank said on Tuesday.

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Zimbabweans shattered by news of Morgan Tsvangarai’s passing 20 February 2018, 12:24 PM

Zimbabwe Exile Forum's Tino Mambeu says when opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangarai announced that he had cancer; the citizens of Zimbabwe were shattered.

16 die in garbage collapse 20 February 2018, 11:56 AM

Mozambican authorities say 16 people have been killed, many others injured and seven houses damaged in the capital Maputo.

Coffin of Morgan Tsvangirai.
Tsvangirai to be laid to rest 20 February 2018, 5:44 AM

Zimbabwe's opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai will be buried Tuesday in his home village of Buhera in east of the country.

Nigeria’s High Commission warns its citizens in SA to abide by the law 19 February 2018, 3:50 PM

The Nigerian High Commission in South Africa has warned its citizens who are involved in acts of crime in the country that the law should take its course.

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Tsvangirai’s son anoints Chamisa 19 February 2018, 6:22 AM

The late Zimbabwean opposition MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s son Morgan Richard Jnr on Sunday anointed Nelson Chamisa as the party’s new leader.

Kenyan anti-poaching dogs are wildlife’s best friends 19 February 2018, 6:09 AM

Five-month-old bloodhound Shakaria gambols through the long savannah grasses of Kenya's Maasai Mara reserve, her playful mood swiftly turning to keen determination as she is ordered to track a human scent.

Mourners attend Tsvangirai’s funeral service 18 February 2018, 7:36 PM

Mourners filled a Harare church for a funeral service on Sunday in memory of Morgan Tsvangirai, the late leader of Zimbabwe's main opposition party.

Zimbabwe’s president hails Tsvangirai, urges unity 18 February 2018, 5:02 PM

Zimbabwe's president on Sunday praised opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai who died last week as an outstanding political figure who had endured political hardship and deserved his place in the country's history.

President Pierre Nkurunziza
Burundians forced to sign up to vote in referendum, opposition says 18 February 2018, 8:28 AM

Burundians are being forced to sign up to vote in a May referendum on extending presidential term limits, Burundian opposition figures and residents say, although the government denies the allegations.

Ethiopia says state of emergency will last six months 18 February 2018, 7:16 AM

A state of emergency imposed in Ethiopia a day after the prime minister resigned will last for six months, the defence minister said on Saturday (February 17), as authorities sought to tamp down unrest in Africa’s second most populous nation. Outbreaks of violence had continued in parts of the country and the government was banning […]

Tsvangirai’s body repatriated to Harare 17 February 2018, 8:19 PM

The late leader of Zimbabwe's opposition MDC-T and former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has been repatriated to Harare.

Lesotho Govt refutes claims of harbouring Ajay Gupta 17 February 2018, 8:13 PM

The Lesotho government has rubbished claims that Ajay Gupta is in the country and that the Prime Minister is hosting him at State House.

Ethiopia’s state of emergency to last 6 months 17 February 2018, 6:18 PM

Ethiopia has announced that a state of emergency in the country will last for six months. It comes after the east African nation's Prime Minister resigned.

Five killed by suspected rebels in eastern DRC 17 February 2018, 5:25 PM

Five people were killed Saturday in an ambush by suspected Ugandan Islamist rebels in the Beni region of Democratic Republic of Congo's chronically troubled east, officials said.

Lesotho investigates claims of Ajay Gupta being in the country 17 February 2018, 11:23 AM

The Lesotho government has alerted its National Security Services to investigate allegations that fugitive Ajay Gupta is in that country.

‘Bandits’ kill dozens in northern Nigeria: police, locals 17 February 2018, 9:31 AM

Dozens of people were killed when an armed gang opened fire on locals in northern Nigeria, police and residents said Friday, in the latest violence to hit West Africa's largest economy. 

Lesotho government denies claims of hosting fugitive Ajay Gupta 17 February 2018, 8:13 AM

The Lesotho government has rubbished claims that Ajay Gupta is in the country and that the Prime Minister is hosting him at State House.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency 16 February 2018, 9:26 PM

Ethiopia announced a state of emergency on Friday after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday announced his intention to step down amid a political crisis in the Horn of Africa country. The ruling EPRDF coalition’s council met on Friday and decided to impose emergency rule, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said. The announcement did not […]

Mitiga airport, Libya’s only fully operating airport in the capital Tripoli.
Tripoli airport to be closed from Midnight to morning 16 February 2018, 7:45 PM

Mitiga airport, Libya’s only fully operating airport in the capital Tripoli, has announced that it will be closing its airspace for six hours, from midnight to 6am, for the next three months, the Libya Herald reported on Friday.

Picture of Morgan Tsvangirai wearing a red cap and blue shirt and holding a microphone.
Tsvangirai to be laid to rest on Monday 16 February 2018, 7:06 PM

Zimbabwe's late MDC-T leader and former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will be laid to rest in his home village of Buhera on Monday.

Mourners visit Tsvangirai’s home 16 February 2018, 2:27 PM

A handful of mourners visited late Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's residence on Friday to console his family members and pay tribute.

Boko Haram suspect convicted for Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping 16 February 2018, 10:40 AM

Nigeria has convicted the first person to be brought to justice for participating in the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from the north-eastern town of Chibok in 2014, Reuters reported.

UN has evacuated a thousand African refugees from Libya 16 February 2018, 10:35 AM

The UN refugee agency has evacuated more than a 1 000 highly vulnerable refugees out of Libya since November and is working on long-term and realistic solutions for them in third countries.

No national hero status for Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai 16 February 2018, 8:20 AM

The late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai will not be accorded national hero status, according to Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Ramaphosa sends condolences to Tsvangirai’s family 16 February 2018, 6:41 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed his condolences to the government and people of Zimbabwe on the passing of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Chamisa to lead MDC after Tsvangirai’s death 15 February 2018, 8:57 PM

Nelson Chamisa is the interim President of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T), following leader Morgan Tsvangirai's death on Wednesday night.

Tsvangirai was committed to bringing change: Mbeki 15 February 2018, 7:46 PM

Former President Thabo Mbeki says the best way Zimbabweans can honour late Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai would be by addressing the country's challenges through the implementation of the 2008 Global Political Agreement.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister resigns 15 February 2018, 5:51 PM

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Thursday that he had submitted his resignation as both premier and the chairperson of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPDRF).