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8 gunned down at SA theatre

JOHANNESBURG. — One person was killed when a man jumped on stage and began shooting at the crowd during a concert at the Hillbrow Theatre in the early hours of yesterday, Gauteng police said. “The su...
Joao Lourenco

MPLA wins parliamentary vote

LUANDA. – Angola’s ruling MPLA party has won the country’s parliamentary elections, but lost ground to the opposition, the electoral commission said citing provisional results.
Joao Lourenco

Victory inescapable, says MPLA

LUANDA. – Angola’s ruling MPLA party was confident that it would get an unequivocal victory in the August 23 parliamentary election, as votes were tallied ahead of the expected release of parti...
Eduardo dos Santos

Angola to elect new president

LUANDA. – Angola goes to the polls today in a historic election, marking the end of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ 38-year reign, with his party set to retain power despite the country’s ec...
Michael Makuei

S. Sudan threatens to suspend UN planes

JUBA. – South Sudan has threatened to stop all planes operated by United Nations peacekeeping mission (UNMISS) from taking to the skies following a dispute over security clearance. Government s...
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Zambia drops mandatory HIV testing bid

LUSAKA. – The Zambian government yesterday backed down on its earlier decision to introduce mandatory HIV testing, saying testing will not be forced on citizens. Last week, President Edgar Lung...
Mohammed VI

Morocco on Africa

RABAT. – Morocco’s king Mohammed VI said on Sunday that Africa “was and always will be a top priority for us.” “Morocco’s commitment to and interest in Africa are by no means a coincidence; nor...
Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari returns to Abuja

ABUJA. — A jubilant crowd welcomed Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari to the nation’s capital Abuja on Saturday, after his medical vacation in London for more than three months. President Buhari was of...