Botswana investigates mystery deaths of at least 275 elephants

3 July 2020, 7:45 AM
Botswana is investigating a growing number of unexplained deaths of elephants, having confirmed 275 had died, up from 154 two weeks ago, the government said on Thursday.
Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president 26 August 2018, 8:13 AM

Zimbabwe's newly elected President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, will be sworn in at an elaborate ceremony in the capital, Harare on Sunday.    

MDC leader Nelson Chimasa
Zimbabwe opposition leader insists he won elections 25 August 2018, 4:54 PM

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on Saturday refused to accept a Constitutional Court ruling that upheld Emmerson Mnangagwa's win in presidential elections in July.

Nelson Chamisa
MDC alliance rejects Zimbabwe election ruling 25 August 2018, 1:09 PM

Zimbabwe's opposition MDC alliance and its leader, Nelson Chamisa, has rejected the Constitutional Court's ruling on the country's recent elections.

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa urges Zimbabweans to accept election ruling 25 August 2018, 6:27 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged Zimbabweans and their leaders to accept the judgment by their country's Constitutional Court which upheld President Emmerson Mnangagwa's recent election victory.

Annan to receive state burial in Ghana on Sept 13 24 August 2018, 8:15 PM

Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan will receive a state funeral and burial in Ghana on September 13, the Ghanaian president said on Friday, calling it "a major event for our country".

President Weah presents honours to former coaches Wenger and LeRoy 24 August 2018, 7:29 PM

Liberian President George Weah gave his country's top honour to Arsene Wenger and Claude LeRoy, the two French coaches who gave his football career an early boost, on Friday.

Luke Malaba
Zim ConCourt dismisses MDC’s challenge, confirms Mnangagwa winner 24 August 2018, 4:11 PM

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court has dismissed MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa's challenge to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's victory in the July the 30th elections has been delayed.

Emmerson Mnangagwa and Nelson Chamisa
Zimbabwe’s ConCourt judgment delayed 24 August 2018, 2:43 PM

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court judgment on MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa's challenge to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's victory in the July the 30th elections has been delayed.

[Watch] UN Kofi Annan Memorial Service 24 August 2018, 1:10 PM

The United Nations in South Africa is holding  a memorial service for the late former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan of Ghana at Unisa in Pretoria, South Africa.

Russian ship detained in SA over ‘weapons’ cargo 24 August 2018, 9:32 AM

South African police said Thursday that they had boarded a Russian-registered cargo ship allegedly carrying illegal weapons and explosives en route to Lagos, Nigeria.

President Joseph Kabila smiling
Outside help not wanted, says DR Congo as key elections loom 24 August 2018, 5:56 AM

Mountainous hurdles face the Democratic Republic of Congo as it prepares for elections, just four months away, that will shape the future of one of the world's powder-keg countries.

Robert Kyagulanyi
Ugandans living in Kenya hold demonstrations for Kyagulanyi’s release 23 August 2018, 8:58 PM

Civil Society Organisations and Ugandans living in Kenya held demonstrations in Nairobi.

Emmerson Mnangagwa and Nelson Chamisa
Zimbabwe ConCourt expected to rule on MDC challenge 23 August 2018, 7:52 PM

Zimbabwe Constitutional Court is expected to make a ruling on the opposition party's challenge, to the results of last month's historic presidential election.

Tom Tabane
We have wronged the nation: Tom Tabane 23 August 2018, 6:52 PM

Lesotho's first National Leadership Forum took place on Thursday.

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa
Zimbabwe arrests Mnangagwa critic over Facebook post 23 August 2018, 3:36 PM

Zimbabwean police have arrested a critic of Emmerson Mnangagwa on charges of insulting the president in a Facebook post, lawyers said Thursday, highlighting allegations of a crackdown on government opponents.

Uganda’s pop star MP charged with treason 23 August 2018, 12:46 PM

Uganda on Thursday filed treason charges against pop star-turned-MP Robert Kyagulanyi shortly after prosecutors dropped accusations of illegal weapons possession against him.

UNHCR urges Italy to allow migrants trapped on boat to land 23 August 2018, 8:25 AM

The United Nations refugee agency called Wednesday on the Italian government to allow 177 migrants trapped on a coastguard vessel near the Sicilian port of Catania to disembark "for humanitarian and medical reasons".

UN pushes Burundi to reach deal on 2020 elections 23 August 2018, 8:19 AM

The UN Security Council on Wednesday criticised slow progress in talks between Burundi's government and the opposition despite President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision not to seek re-election in 2020.

Lawyers include SA advocates
Zim ConCourt judgment expected on Friday 22 August 2018, 8:31 PM

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court will on Friday rule on whether to uphold or overturn President Emmerson Mnangagwa's July 30 election victory, following a challenge by his main rival's MDC Party.

Looking back on success of Kenya’s ban on plastic bags 22 August 2018, 4:47 PM

Close to a year ago, Kenya introduced one of the toughest laws on the use of one-time plastic carrier bags. Punishment for carrying, using or selling the bags can include a fine ranging from between 19-thousand to 39-thousand dollars – or four years in jail. In markets across the country, it is clear that Kenyans […]

Emmerson Mnangagwa and Chief Justice Luke Malaba.
Other presidential candidates not allowed to agree with Chamisa in court submissions 22 August 2018, 2:47 PM

Presidential candidates who are cited in opposition MDC Alliance Leader Nelson Chamisa's Constitutional Court application are not allowed to agree with him that the outcome was flawed.

SA lawyers allowed back in Zimbabwe Constitutional Court 22 August 2018, 10:35 AM

South African advocates, Dali Mpofu and Tembeka Ngcukaitobi have been allowed back in the Constitutional Court in Zimbabwe after they were kicked out earlier Wednesday.

Zimbabwe police on high alert ahead of election court bid 22 August 2018, 8:22 AM

All Zimbabwe police have been recalled from leave to be deployed outside the constitutional court and around the country.

Rights group slams detention of journalists in Nigeria 22 August 2018, 8:19 AM

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) campaign group has denounced the growing harassment of the media and a "climate of fear" created by security agencies in Nigeria as two journalists face court.

Advocates Mpofu, Ngcukaitobi granted permits to represent MDC in Zim 21 August 2018, 9:53 PM

South African Advocates, Dali Mpofu and Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, are set to represent Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC Alliance and its leader, Nelson Chamisa, in their election court challenge on Wednesday.

Festus Mogae
Festus Mogae steps down as South Sudan Peace Chair 21 August 2018, 5:16 PM

Former Botswana President, Festus Mogae, is stepping down as the chair of the peace watch team in South Sudan. 

Zimbabwe says “hostility of the West” holds off investment 21 August 2018, 4:49 PM

Western hostility towards Zimbabwe is deterring investment, the presidency spokesman said on Tuesday, comments in sharp contrast with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s previous efforts to woo Western governments.

MDC Alliance leader- Nelson Chamisa
MISA demands live streaming access to MDC’s Zim elections challenge in court 21 August 2018, 2:07 PM

The Zimbabwe chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa has gone to court to demand live streaming access to the elections challenge court proceedings.

Stern test for SA legal team in Zimbabwe 21 August 2018, 6:30 AM

A statement reported to be from the Zimbabwe Minister of Justice has cast doubt on whether Advocates Dali Mpofu and Tembeka Ngcukaitobi will be able to represent the MDC Alliance's Nelson Chamisa.

Lesotho has until mid-2019 to comply with Troika’s decisions 20 August 2018, 9:24 PM

Southern African Development Community (SADC) has sent a strong warning to anyone derailing Lesotho's reform process