Top Boko Haram militants killed: Military

ABUJA – Nigeria’s military claimed yesterday to have seriously injured Boko Haram’s elusive leader Abubakar Shekau and killed other commanders in an air strike on the Islamist group’s forest strongho...
Bongani Ngqulunga

SA presidency denies treasury rift

CAPE TOWN. — The South African Presidency on Sunday denied reports alleging a rift between the Presidency and the National Treasury in relation to providing support to the South African Airways (SAA)...
Southern Africa

‘Southern Africa must brace for floods’

JOHANNESBURG. – UN agencies warned on Thursday that southern African countries were at risk of another year of food shortages as the drought-hit region is expected to be hit by above-average ra...
Kenneth Kaunda

Kaunda congratulates Lungu

LUSAKA. — Zambia’s founding father Dr Kenneth Kaunda has extended his congratulations to President-elect Edgar Lungu on his re-election in the August 11 general elections. Delivering a written messag...

Tension rising in Mozambique

MAPUTO. — Tension is rising in Mozambique. The government and the rebels are locked in negotiations to hammer out a peace deal, but there are conflicting reports as to whether they have succeeded. Wh...
Afonso Dhlakama

6 killed in Moza rebel attack

MAPUTO. – Six people have been killed in an attack by Renamo rebels in Mozambique, police said on Monday, the latest in a string of violent skirmishes between opposition fighters and government...
President Joseph Kabila

DRC declares 3-day national mourning

BENI. — Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government has declared three days of national mourning starting yesterday, following the massacre of 45 people in the eastern part of the country by suspec...
Edgar Lungu

Lungu wins Zambia election

Zambia’s incumbent President Edgar Lungu has been re-elected with more than 50% of the vote, the country’s electoral commission has announced. President Lungu of the ruling Patriotic Front part...
Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius on suicide watch

Johannesburg. – Jailed murderer Oscar Pistorius has been put on suicide watch following mysterious wrist injuries that landed him in hospital earlier this month, media reported yesterday.