The former South African ambassador to Nigerian and Switzerland George Nene has died.
A peacekeeper from Niger was shot dead by militants in northern Mali on Friday, the UN's mission to the country said, the latest in a spate of deadly attacks on "Blue Helmets" in the conflict-torn country.
International Relations Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu paid a courtesy visit to His Majesty King Letsie III of Lesotho on Friday. Minister Sisulu also offered a cow as an apology and a gesture of good will to the King. She visited the country to discuss among other things, the challenges at the Maseru Bridge, a border between […]
Fifteen people were killed on Thursday when a gang of armed men attacked two banks and a police station in the Nigerian town of Offa, police told AFP Friday. The brazen assault happened in part of Nigeria’s volatile central region, where criminal gangs and cattle rustlers regularly attack security forces. “They attacked the police station […]
Zimbabwe's former first lady, Grace Mugabe's farm in Mazowe forty kilometers north of the capital Harare has been invaded by hundreds of illegal artisanal miners and panners commonly referred to as makorokoza.
Kidnappers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have freed a priest in exchange for a ransom but three other people abducted in the troubled region have been killed, sources said Friday. Father Celestin Ngango was taken away by armed men on Sunday shortly after he had celebrated Easter mass in his parish, in the dioceses […]
Nigerian former President Goodluck Jonathan "wasn't aware" of any use of Cambridge Analytica in his 2015 bid for re-election, says his spokesperson.
The African Union (AU) commission visited the South African embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to express its condolence to the family of Winnie Madikizela Mandela and the country as a whole.
The losing candidate in Sierra Leone's presidential election, Samura Kamara, said on Wednesday (April 4) the voting was marred by fraud and he plans to launch a legal challenge to the result.
Lesotho's BNP and it's leader Thesele Maseribane have also paid tribute to late struggle stalwart, Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
European law enforcement officials say they are tracking at least 65 000 migrant smugglers, twice as many as at the height of the migration crisis three years ago, as the illegal trade booms.
University lecturers in Kenya's public universities held street protests in Nairobi on Wednesday.
Boko Haram killed at least 20 people and wounded scores of others in coordinated attacks on a military camp and villages around the flashpoint northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, which they also tried to infiltrate across a defensive trench, says officials.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and the African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat have paid tribute to late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, terming the news of her death as saddening. Kenyatta described Mama Winnie as a heroine and a liberator. In a written tribute, President Kenyatta described Winnie Mandela as an icon who dedicated her […]
Amnesty International on Tuesday called on authorities in Mali to investigate extrajudicial killings following the discovery last week of a mass grave containing six bodies.
A Boko Haram attack in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri killed at least 15 people and wounded 83, a military spokesman said on Monday.
A group calling itself Free Basotho Movement is organising mass action following what they consider an embarrassing ill-treatment of the Lesotho King recently and unfair handling of Basotho whose passports have been declared 'unwanted person' refused entry into South Africa for a five year period.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the government and people of South Africa, congratulated the President of the Republic of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi on his Inauguration.
Islamist insurgents battled for hours on Sunday with African Union troops after exploding a car bomb outside their base, Somali police, military and the militants said. Al Shabaab militants attacked the African Union (AU) peacekeepers’ base in the town Bulamarer, 130 kilometres southwest of the capital Mogadishu, around 9 a.m. local time, residents from the […]
Botswana's new president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, used his inauguration speech on Sunday to vow to tackle youth unemployment.
Corrupt practices in higher education residences draw resources and attention away from the genuine grievances of students who often do not have proper accommodation, and an urgent forensic investigation into the matter is required, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday.
The suspect, identified by the ICC as Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud, was indicted for crimes allegedly committed as de-facto chief of Islamic police in Timbuktu in 2012.
Ian Khama, a retired army general, stepped down as president of Botswana on Saturday, handing the diamond-rich country to his deputy after a decade at the helm.
The handpicked successor of Sierra Leone’s outgoing president and a former coup leader faced off in the final round of a delayed run-off presidential election Saturday after a campaign marked by verbal sparring, sporadic violence and a last-minute legal battle. Challenger Julius Maada Bio of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) held a narrow […]
Sitembiso Mutukura has faced discrimination all her life.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition party on Saturday chose the son of its founder, a historic opposition figure, as its leader and presidential candidate in long delayed polls due at the end of the year.
President Ian Khama of Botswana this week wrapped up a national "farewell tour" before he stands down on Saturday in a power transfer designed to stress .his statesmanship and the country's stability.
Leading Senegalese politician Khalifa Sall was handed a five-year jail term for fraud on Friday, a sentence that will rule him out of presidential elections due next February. Sall, 62, who is mayor of Dakar, had denied the charges against him as politically motivated. He had been accused of fraudulent use of public funds, for […]
A Kenyan opposition politician who government authorities deported despite a court order now says he was assaulted, drugged and then forcefully dragged onto a Dubai bound flight on Wednesday evening.
Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says 30 additional staff will be deployed at the Maseru border post between Lesotho and South Africa for the Easter holidays.