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Lesotho PM no-show in court as murder charges New! 2020-02-21 17:02:17Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane was meant to face murder charges for the 2017 killing of his ex-wife Lipolelo Thabane... but he skippe

Warming up? Rwanda and Uganda try to overcome New! 2020-02-21 10:24:44For several months, Rwanda and Uganda have been accusing each other of destabilisation efforts. But relations seem to be on the mend. Amid m

Algerians gather in capital to mark anniversary of 2020-02-21 08:51:14Algeria this weekend marks a year since the birth of an unprecedented protest movement known as "Hirak" -- one that quickly forced an ailing preside

Lesotho PM to be charged with murder of 2020-02-21 04:36:56Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down ahead of his inauguration in 2017

DR Congo: Kinshasa's 'sheep jump' overpasses fall flat 2020-02-20 18:43:47In DR Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi's promised "sheep jump" overpasses in Kinshasa get off to an underwhelming start. Their construction i

South Sudan's president, opposition leader agree to form 2020-02-20 11:29:51South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former rebel leader Riek Machar agreed on Thursday to form a unity government, a long-delayed step towards ending

Tunisia names new coalition government, bringing an end 2020-02-19 19:00:32Tunisia’s designated Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh on Wednesday named a new coalition government after reaching an agreement with Ennahda modera

Kenya's Safaricom to consider Huawei for 5G 2020-02-19 17:09:42In tonight's edition: Kenya's biggest telecoms operator Safaricom will consider giving a contract to China's Huawei as it rolls out its 5G&nbs

UN-backed govt in Libya suspends talks after Haftar 2020-02-18 18:25:43Libya's internationally recognised government on Tuesday halted talks hosted by the United Nations to halt war over the capital after eastern forces

Desert locust plague spreads across East Africa 2020-02-18 17:25:28An ongoing plague of desert locusts is devastating crops in East Africa. The insects pose a serious threat to food security in a region where up to 25

UN calls on Cameroon to investigate anglophone village 2020-02-18 12:43:39The UN called on Cameroon Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into the "shocking" killing of 23 villagers in a troubled English-speaking

At least 20 killed in stampede at handout 2020-02-17 22:09:29Fifteen women and five children were trampled to death on Monday in a stampede for food and money for refugees in southeast Niger, a regional governor

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Smuggling pushes Ivory Coast cashew output down 17% 2020-02-07 11:30:02ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Production of cashew in Ivory Coast, one of the world's top producers, fell 17% to 634,641 tonnes in 2019 after as much as 200,00

Malawi President Mutharika appeals ruling overturning his election 2020-02-07 11:28:14BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Malawi's President Peter Mutharika and the country's electoral commission have formally filed an appeal against a court ruling

South African government calls for review of SAA 2020-02-07 11:24:54JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday that his government did not agree with plans to cut some of struggling

Tightrope Thiam: comeback CEO stung by a spying 2020-02-07 10:09:58LONDON/ZURICH (Reuters) - Tidjane Thiam is unlikely to quietly retire after his abrupt exit as chief executive of Credit Suisse, some of those who hav

Fighters step up attacks in Mozambique gas region, 2020-02-07 08:56:31GENEVA (Reuters) - People are fleeing a surge of attacks in northern Mozambique where witnesses have described beheadings, mass kidnappings and villag

Cape Town restaurant wins Guiness world milkshake record 2020-02-07 08:12:05CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Guiness World Records has named a South African restaurant as the official titleholder for 'Most Varieties of Milkshakes Commer

Botswana auctions permits to hunt elephants to ease 2020-02-07 05:51:39GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana will auction licences on Friday to hunt a total of 70 elephants in seven districts, the first such hunting to take place

Kenyan sculptor turns scrap metal into art with 2020-02-07 05:43:48KAJIADO, Kenya (Reuters) - Two life-size lions crafted from scrap metal guard the entrance to the studio of Kenyan metal sculptor Kioko Mwitiki. Nearb

Eight-year-old rapper strikes chord in Uganda with songs 2020-02-07 05:34:58KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan rapper "Fresh Kid" has racked up hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube, won a U.S. music award and emerged victorious

Two die in Zimbabwe gold mine collapse 2020-02-07 05:30:12HARARE (Reuters) - Two illegal Zimbabwean miners died and another was injured after the gold mine they were working in collapsed, the disaster managem

Ex-Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo wants unconditional release 2020-02-06 10:27:09THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Lawyers for Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo argued on Thursday that he should be released without conditions whil

Two illegal Zimbabwe miners die in gold mine 2020-02-06 10:19:59HARARE (Reuters) - Two illegal Zimbabwean miners have died after the gold mine they were working in collapsed, while 20 others remained trapped underg

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Sudan: Protests in North Darfur and Kassala Against 2020-02-21 09:09:46[Radio Dabanga] Saraf Umra / Kassala -The Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and the resistance committees of Saraf Umra in the southwest of North Da

South Africa: Cosatu Demands Safer Transport and Better 2020-02-21 08:52:45[Daily Maverick] The debilitating state of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa and workers struggling to reach an agreement with management at h

Seychelles: State of the Nation - Seychelles to 2020-02-21 08:52:04[Seychelles News Agency] The government of Seychelles plans to remove the Value Added Tax (VAT) from all food commodities as part of measures to reduc

Nigeria: Police to Spend N400 Million Annually On 2020-02-21 08:48:19[Premium Times] The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Pensions Ltd has set aside N400 million annually to cushion the effects of delayed payment of pension b

Zimbabwe: Finance Minister Ncube Denies Messing Up the 2020-02-21 08:44:38[New Zimbabwe] Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has rubbished claims he was behind Zimbabwe's mounting economic problems dramatised by continued prices

Zimbabwe: Regional Power Shortages Form of Punishment for 2020-02-21 08:43:56[New Zimbabwe] Victoria Falls -Energy and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi Wednesday told energy regulators from the region that power challen

Zimbabwe: Biti, Ncube Parliament Showdown Over Currency 2020-02-21 08:39:23[New Zimbabwe] MDC vice president and ex-finance minister Tendai Biti Wednesday had a showdown with incumbent Treasury boss Mthuli Ncube over the scra

Zimbabwe: Youths Express Mixed Views Over Mugabe Day 2020-02-21 08:37:55[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwean youths have expressed different views over the celebration of the Robert Gabriel Mugabe Day with some saying it was improper

South Africa: South Africa's Resilient Web Overcomes Twin 2020-02-21 08:33:30[CAJ News] Johannesburg -SOUTH Africa has a remarkable ability to bounce back from events that seem insurmountable at the time.

Liberia: Firestone Liberia Suspends the Purchase of Rubber 2020-02-21 08:32:22[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Firestone Liberia is suspending the purchase of external rubber beginning March 1, 2020.

Liberia: The Weah-Led Government Has Lied Again About 2020-02-21 08:29:43[FrontPageAfrica] Before you can even begin to read, I plead with you to just click this link (https://vimeo.com/128848315) and watch this very intere

South Africa: State Capture Inquiry - SAA Awarded 2020-02-21 08:24:10[News24Wire] The cash-strapped SAA awarded tenders but failed to follow up with signed contracts for the winning bidders, the state capture commission

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