The number of bodies retrieved from Zim mine rises to 24

17 February 2019, 9:28 AM
The bodies of 24 illegal miners have now been recovered from a gold mine in Zimbabwe that was flooded following heavy rains. Authorities say at least 70 people were trapped when the disaster struck on Tuesday night.
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Zimbabwe teachers’ suspend national strike 11 February 2019, 11:30 AM

Zimbabwean teachers have suspended a national strike seeking better pay, unions said on Sunday, but warned that they could walk out from their jobs again if the government did not meet their demands.

Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, arrives to attend an international conference.
East Libyan force stops plane in campaign for south 11 February 2019, 5:25 AM

A jet from Khalifa Haftar’s east Libyan military forces intercepted a civilian plane on Sunday as part of its push to control the oil-rich south of the riven nation, the faction said. Libya has been in turmoil since the NATO-backed toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with parallel administrations and armed groups carving the nation […]

SA complies with AfCFTA requirements 10 February 2019, 10:08 PM

South Africa has fully complied with the requirements of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) after it deposited its instruments of ratification at the African Union.

In a rare success story, Zimbabwe’s only commuter train is packed 10 February 2019, 9:31 PM

Chugging through townships, maize fields and scrubland as the sun rises, Zimbabwe's only commuter train is cheap and reliable...

Algeria’s Bouteflika confirms run for 5th term 10 February 2019, 9:07 PM

Ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika declared he will seek a fifth term in April elections in a message published by state media Sunday, after he was endorsed by his party and the ruling coalition.

South Africa to take over the helm of African Union in 2020 10 February 2019, 5:53 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa will take over the helm of the African Union in 2020.

Poverty not an obstacle to excellent healthcare in Africa: Gates 10 February 2019, 5:43 PM

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said Sunday that excellent basic healthcare that would prevent easily treatable but deadly conditions was achievable even in Africa's poorest nations.

UNSG urges African approach to dealing with refugees 10 February 2019, 2:04 PM

Leaders meeting to discuss how to boost finance for the sector say private investors should be encouraged to commit more funding.

Healthcare workers carry a coffin with a baby, suspected of dying from Ebola, in Beni, North Kivu Province.
DRC Ebola death toll passes 500 10 February 2019, 8:54 AM

More than 500 people have died from the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but a vaccination programme has prevented thousands more deaths.

Egypt takes over AU for two years 10 February 2019, 6:54 AM

Egypt will take over the leadership of the African Union (AU) for a two-year term when African Heads of State and Government convene for this year's summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ramaphosa arrives in Ethiopia for AU summit 9 February 2019, 6:52 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to attend the 2019 African Union heads of state summit which is scheduled for Sunday and Monday.

Algeria ruling party backs Bouteflika for fifth term 9 February 2019, 5:48 PM

Algeria's ruling National Liberation Front said Saturday it had picked ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as its candidate for April's election.

Morocco recalls envoy to Saudi Arabia for consultations 9 February 2019, 2:32 PM

Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Saudi Arabia for consultations, indicating apparent cracks in relations between the traditional Sunni Muslim allies over Yemen, Qatar and Western Sahara, Moroccan media said on Friday.

Nigeria’s opposition party cancels campaign, blames Buhari 9 February 2019, 2:07 PM

Nigeria's main political opposition on Saturday said it had been forced to cancel a key presidential campaign rally in the capital Abuja and blamed President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party.

Jihadists get life for 2015 attacks on Tunisia tourists 9 February 2019, 1:03 PM

A Tunisian court has sentenced seven jihadists to life in prison over attacks at a museum and on a beach in 2015 that killed 60 people, many of them British tourists, prosecutors said on Saturday.

AU summit to focus on regional conflict 9 February 2019, 9:08 AM

The African Union summit gets underway in Addis Ababa on Saturday. The summit will focus on conflicts in the region to stem the influx of refugees.

audi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the opening of the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires.
Morocco recalls envoy to Saudi Arabia for consultations 9 February 2019, 8:35 AM

Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Saudi Arabia for consultations, indicating apparent cracks in relations between the traditional Sunni Muslim allies over Yemen, Qatar and Western Sahara.

The race continues for Nigeria’s presidency 8 February 2019, 3:09 PM

Nigerians will on February 16 choose between two septuagenarians to lead Africa's largest democracy: President Muhammadu Buhari and former vice president Atiku Abubakar.

African Union Summit
Great improvement in issues of good governance in Africa: APRM 8 February 2019, 12:56 PM

CEO of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Professor Eddy Maloka says there has been great improvement in issues of good governance in Africa.

Nelson Chamisa
Zimbabwe churches intervene as opposition snub Mnangagwa talks 8 February 2019, 6:27 AM

Zimbabwe's churches on Thursday sought to broker talks between the government and its opponents over a political and economic crisis they said had left the country "angry and traumatised", after the main opposition snubbed a meeting with the president.

Ghana police arrest six over journalist’s death 7 February 2019, 9:25 PM

Six suspects have been arrested over the killing of an investigative journalist in Ghana who helped to expose corruption in African football, police said on Thursday.

Lam Akpol
South Sudan critic to return to Juba for implementation of peace deal 7 February 2019, 6:45 PM

A long-time critic of South Sudan President Salva Kiir returned to Juba on Thursday to help speed up implementation of a peace deal that is running several months behind schedule.

Inside African Union
AU leaders to discuss refugee crisis 7 February 2019, 3:31 PM

Heads of state and government representatives are gathering in Ethiopia this week for a meeting of the African Union.

US halts military assistance to Cameroon over human rights concerns: Official 7 February 2019, 9:32 AM

The United States said on Wednesday it was halting some military assistance to Cameroon over allegations of gross human rights violations by its security forces in the northwest, southwest and far north regions.

Emmerson Mnangagwa
Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC snubs Mnangagwa talks, wants outside mediator 7 February 2019, 6:12 AM

Zimbabwe's main opposition on Wednesday snubbed talks with President Emmerson Mnangagwa meant to try resolve a political and economic crisis, saying any dialogue with the president must be brokered by an independent outside mediator.

Kenya, DRC discuss ways to strengthen bilateral ties 6 February 2019, 8:53 PM

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has held talks with the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC),

Central African Republic peace deal signed in Bangui 6 February 2019, 8:19 PM

The government of Central African Republic and armed groups in control of most of the country signed a deal in Bangui Wednesday aimed at ending a bloody, years-long conflict.

More than 16 000 migrants repatriated from Libya in 2018: IOM 6 February 2019, 6:47 PM

More than 16 000 migrants returned home from conflict-wracked Libya in 2018 under a "voluntary return" programme run by the International Organization for Migration, the agency said Wednesday.

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane
Lesotho Prime Minister reshuffles cabinet 6 February 2019, 6:04 PM

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane has made a number of changes to his cabinet involving four ministers and six principal secretaries.

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Nelson Chamisa
Zimbabwe opposition leader snubs Mnangagwa dialogue call 6 February 2019, 4:11 PM

Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa snubbed an invitation by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to join a national summit on Wednesday, just weeks after security forces crushed protests over the worsening economy.