President Ramaphosa pays tribute to Samora Machel

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa will continue to remember the contributions made by the people of Mozambique in the fight for freedom.
Gambia minister defects amid political impasse 10 January 2017, 10:48 AM

Gambia's communication minister, Sheriff Bojang, said on Monday he had left his post in the first high-profile Cabinet defection since President Yahya Jammeh refused to accept losing.

Ghali appeals for UN, AU support 9 January 2017, 8:15 PM

President of the Sahrawi, Brahim Ghali, is appealing for the full independence of his country to be prioritised.

Zimbabwe’s largest bank CBZ suspends local use of Visa cards 9 January 2017, 5:06 PM

Zimbabwe's biggest banking group CBZ Holdings has suspended the use of Visa cards for local transactions due to high costs and cash shortages.

Boko Haram attacks Nigerian army base, five soldiers killed 9 January 2017, 6:27 AM

Five Nigerian soldiers and more than 15 Boko Haram fighters were killed when the jihadists attacked an army base in the remote northeast.

Ghana’s new president to name investment banker as finance minister 8 January 2017, 8:28 PM

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo is likely to name investment banker Ken Ofori-Atta as finance minister, three sources close to the presidency told Reuters on Sunday.

Streets of Ivory Coast cities calm after soldier mutiny 8 January 2017, 3:09 PM

The streets of Ivory Coast's second-largest city Bouake were calm and the military presence was gone, residents said on Sunday.

West Africa leaders to continue Gambia mediation: Liberia president 8 January 2017, 9:00 AM

West African leaders are still pursuing mediation to ensure a peaceful transfer of power in Gambia where President Yahya Jammeh refused to accept defeat in an election last month.

Unrest hits Ivory Coast’s main city as army revolt spreads 7 January 2017, 8:28 PM

Mutinying soldiers entered Ivory Coast's military headquarters and fired into the air inside the compound housing the defence ministry on Saturday.

Akufo-Addo sworn in as Ghana’s president 7 January 2017, 3:46 PM

Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn in as Ghana’s president on Saturday in a ceremony attended by dozens of African leaders, sealing a rare peaceful transfer of power in region plagued by political crises.

Gunfire erupts across Ivory Coast as unrest hits main city 7 January 2017, 3:18 PM

Gunfire broke out in several Ivory Coast cities, including the commercial capital Abidjan, overnight and early on Saturday, residents and soldiers said.

West African leaders to take ‘major decision’ on Gambia: Nigeria 7 January 2017, 7:05 AM

West African leaders will take a"major decision" on the political impasse in Gambia at a meeting in Ghana on Saturday, a spokesman for the Nigerian presidency said on Friday.

‘Parents must play role in care of Nigeria’s freed Chibok girls’ 6 January 2017, 9:11 PM

The parents of the 21 Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram in October must be involved in the Nigerian government's efforts to care for the girls and reintegrate them into society.

SA hopeful of UN granting Sahrawi self-determination 6 January 2017, 7:50 PM

South Africa says it is hopeful the new UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, will implement a resolution on a referendum for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara.

Nigerian soldiers find Chibok girl kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 6 January 2017, 10:23 AM

Nigerian soldiers have found a schoolgirl who was one of more than 200 pupils kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in April 2014.

Half of Liberians fear country could plunge back into war – charity 5 January 2017, 5:28 PM

Half of all Liberians think their West African nation could plunge back into conflict more than a decade after civil war ended.

Ugandan lawmakers petition ICC for investigation into “genocide” by ar 5 January 2017, 12:45 PM

A group of Ugandan lawmakers have sent a petition to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to ask for an investigation into possible atrocities by security forces.

Gambia army chief stands by embattled President Jammeh 5 January 2017, 6:30 AM

Gambia's army chief pledged his loyalty on Wednesday to President Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to accept defeat in last month's election.

Lesotho political crisis continues to threaten its democracy 4 January 2017, 5:29 PM

Will a motion of no confidence unseat Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili or will he call for elections.

Deadly violence flares up in the Great Lakes region 4 January 2017, 12:38 PM

Over the weekend news broke of the killing of the Environment minister in Burundi Emmanuel Niyonkuru sparking fears of deepening violence and conflict in that country.

Gambia’s electoral commissioner flees country after threats 4 January 2017, 8:27 AM

The head of Gambia's electoral commission has fled to Senegal due to threats to his safety after declaring that President Yahya Jammeh lost last month's election.

Mozambique ceasefire extended till March 3 January 2017, 3:36 PM

Mozambique's Renamo opposition party said on Tuesday it had extended a ceasefire by two months to allow talks with President Filipe Nyusi's government, raising hopes for a nascent peace process.

Nigerian citizen’s death in SA sparks rage, SAPS slated 3 January 2017, 2:33 PM

Nigeria has urged "urgent" diplomatic action after one of its citizens died in a violent confrontation with South African police.

Former Gambian National Assembly speaker urges Jammeh to step down 3 January 2017, 12:29 PM

A former speaker of the Gambia’s National Assembly has appealed to President Yahya Jammeh to hand over power to President-elect Adama Barrow.

France tries Equatorial Guinea leader’s son in absentia in corruption 3 January 2017, 7:03 AM

The son of Equatorial Guinea's president was put on trial in his absence on Monday in France, accused of buying palatial Parisian properties and exotic cars with money plundered from his country.

Lesotho taxi operators continue to block border post 2 January 2017, 6:23 PM

Lesotho taxi operators are accusing South African police officials of having financial interests in the taxi industry.

Weather good for Ivory Coast mid crop, despite price worries 2 January 2017, 1:57 PM

Favourable weather in Ivory Coast’s main cocoa regions bode well for the April-September mid-crop harvest.

Jammeh accuses ECOWAS of declaring war 2 January 2017, 6:35 AM

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh accused ECOWAS of declaring war, after it said it was putting forces on alert in case he refused to step down at the end of his mandate this month.

Nigerian ex-militants lose confidence in Buhari over restive Delta 1 January 2017, 4:23 PM

A group of former Nigerian militants said on Sunday it had lost confidence in the president's efforts to end attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta.

Burundi Environment Minister shot dead 1 January 2017, 7:37 AM

Burundi's Environment Minister was shot dead in the capital Bujumbura early Sunday, the first assassination of its kind since the country was plunged into political turmoil in 2015.

Nigeria’s Buhari says will pursue peace in restive Niger Delta in 2017 31 December 2016, 7:35 PM

Nigeria's government will seek a lasting peace settlement with militants in the oil-producing southern Niger Delta region in 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday.