SA envoys to Zimbabwe accused of snubbing the opposition

10 August 2020, 10:40 PM
Zimbabwean opposition party, the MDC Alliance, claims they've been snubbed by President Cyril Ramaphosa's Special Envoys to that country.
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More than 700 protest against government in Nigerian capital 10 February 2017, 6:45 AM

More than 700 people took to the streets in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Thursday to protest against the government's economic policy

Court blocks Dadaab refugee camp closure 9 February 2017, 3:57 PM

The High Court in Kenya has blocked the decision by the government to close the Dadaab refugee camp which is home to at least 260 000 refugees, most of them Somalis.

Regional force’s mission in Gambia extended by three months 9 February 2017, 1:54 PM

A West African military operation that pressured Gambia's long-time leader, Yahya Jammeh, to step down and flee into exile has had its mandate extended by three months.

Forced evictions fuel African land disputes 9 February 2017, 11:20 AM

Pushing people off their land drives more conflict over land rights on the continent than any other factor - such as damage to the environment and a lack of compensation.

Ivory Coast moving towards stability 9 February 2017, 10:39 AM

Côte d’Ivoire is on the path to durable stability, the United Nations envoy for the country has told the Security Council.

Exiled Lesotho opposition leaders set to return home 8 February 2017, 9:18 PM

Exiled Lesotho party leaders, Tom Thabane, Thesele Maseribane and Keketso Rantso are returning home this Sunday since they last fled in May 2015.

Former prime minister Farmajo wins Somalia’s presidential vote 8 February 2017, 8:08 PM

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, a U.S.-educated former prime minister, was sworn in as Somalia's new president on Wednesday after lawmakers gave him an unassailable lead.

Somali nationals hope the new president will bring stability 8 February 2017, 7:38 PM

Somali lawmakers are gathered at an airport in Mogadishu to elect the war-ravaged nation's seventh president.

Human rights groups say Kenya must end media crackdown 8 February 2017, 2:41 PM

The Kenyan government must halt its crackdown on media freedom and allow Jerome Starkey to return to the country, said nine human rights organisations.

Zimbabwe’s court dismisses application declaring Mugabe unfit 8 February 2017, 2:00 PM

Zimbabwe's constitutional court has dismissed an application to declare President Robert Mugabe unfit to hold office on a technicality.

Rebel taxes and seizures drive hungry children out of Somalia 8 February 2017, 7:20 AM

Thousands of malnourished Somali women and children are fleeing into Ethiopia to escape Islamist militants who are taxing them and seizing their food, animals and land.

African leaders continue to seek medical care in foreign countries 7 February 2017, 9:14 PM

The phenomenon of African leaders leaving their country to seek medical help from other countries appears to be on the rise.

Uganda growth to rise in 2017/18: World Bank 7 February 2017, 5:04 PM

Uganda's economy will expand by 5.2% in the fiscal year 2017/2018 after slipping to 5% in 2016/17, helped by infrastructure spending and foreign investment in the oil industry, the World Bank said .

Nigeria’s president doing well, says deputy 7 February 2017, 8:30 AM

Nigeria's absentee President is in good health and is expected to return home soon, his deputy said on Monday, after mounting unease about the leader's well-being spilled over into street protests.

Fight continues against female genital mutilation 6 February 2017, 7:23 PM

Female Genital Mutilation remains prevalent despite being outlawed in Kenya but one women is trying to change this.

Tanzania says needs $46 billion in power investment by 2040 6 February 2017, 12:02 PM

Investors have long complained that a lack of reliable power is an obstacle to doing business in east Africa's second biggest economy.

Somalia’s al Shabaab executes four men accused of spying 6 February 2017, 8:14 AM

The al Qaeda-linked group confirmed the executions, which took place on in Jamame district of lower Jubba region, Somalia.

Nigeria’s president requests extended medical leave 5 February 2017, 6:29 PM

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday asked parliament to extend his medical leave, his office said in a statement, after he took two weeks off for medical checks in Britain.

South Sudan rebels accuse Egypt of bombing raid 5 February 2017, 8:54 AM

South Sudan rebels accused Egypt of carrying out bombing raids against their positions, drawing an immediate denial from Cairo, and warned of the risk of a regional war.

Nigeria calls in power expert to turn around electricity group 4 February 2017, 4:13 PM

Nigeria has picked an African Development Bank power expert to run its electricity transmission company.

Windhoek to drill more boreholes, to address water crisis 4 February 2017, 7:49 AM

The Namibia capital Windhoek is still drilling more boreholes, to address the water crisis in the capital.

Angolan President to hand over reigns 3 February 2017, 5:11 PM

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has confirmed that he will not run in 2017 presidential elections.

AU launches public health agency for Africa 3 February 2017, 3:45 PM

The AU has launched an Africa-wide public health agency, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

Zimbabwe activist pastor charged with anti-government plot 3 February 2017, 10:44 AM

A Zimbabwean pastor at the centre of a protest movement against President Robert Mugabe was charged on Thursday with plotting to overthrow the government and insulting the national flag.

UN court says it can rule on Somalia-Kenya boundary case 3 February 2017, 8:18 AM

The United Nations' highest court ruled on Thursday it has the authority to adjudicate in a maritime boundary dispute between Kenya and Somalia over stretches of the Indian Ocean.

Suspected Al-Shabaab militants attack police camp, 1 dead 2 February 2017, 8:59 PM

Suspected Al-Shabaab militants have attacked a police camp in the Mandera area on the border with Somalia.

In Congo, Tshisekedi’s death undermines chances of 2017 transition 2 February 2017, 7:14 PM

The death on Wednesday of Congo's opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi leaves opponents of President Joseph Kabila seriously weakened in their bid to force Kabila to quit power.

Gambia swears in new cabinet as EU pledges to release funds 2 February 2017, 4:44 PM

The Gambia has sworn in a new government.

Sudan to demolish 25 churches in Khartoum 2 February 2017, 1:59 PM

A pastor from the Evangelical Church in Sudan has lashed out at the Sudanese government, accusing Khartoum of violating religious freedom and targeting churches.

Congo’s main opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, dies at 84 2 February 2017, 7:16 AM

Democratic Republic of Congo's veteran opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, has died in Brussels aged 84.