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6 days ago | September 14, 2018

Former UN chief Kofi Annan buried

Kofi Annan has been laid to rest in his native Ghana as world leaders paid tributes to the former UN secretary-general ...

7 days ago | September 13, 2018

Steve Biko remembered 41 years after his death

JOHANNESBURG. - On this day, September 12, 1977, 41 years ago, Steve Bantu Biko died.

EU wants “new alliance” with Africa

BRUSSELS. – European Commission head Jean Claude Juncker yesterday called for a “new alliance” with ...

Libyan officials say unknown missiles hit Tripoli airport

TRIPOLI. - Missiles were fired at Libya's capital Tripoli, including the city's only functioning airport, forcing ...

1 week ago | September 12, 2018

Ramaphosa to appear before state capture commission

JOHANNESBURG. – President Cyril Ramaphosa said he would appear before the state capture commission of inquiry with ...

ANC secretary general says Top 6 is ‘fine’ with his ...

JOHANNESBURG. – African National Congress secretary general Ace Magashule says the ANC’s top six is content ...

Ghanaians say farewell to Kofi Annan

ACCRA. – Hundreds of Ghanaians from all walks of life were filing past yesterday to pay their last respects  to ...

1 week ago | September 11, 2018

JUST IN: US threatens “illegitimate” International Criminal Court ...

I am here to make a major announcement on US policy toward the International Criminal Court, or ICC.

Several reported killed in Libya as gunmen storm National Oil Company

TRIPOLI. – Gunmen stormed the headquarters of Libya’s national oil company in Tripoli on Monday, setting off ...

ANC denies holding ‘secret meeting’ aimed at plotting ...

JOHANNESBURG. – Former president Jacob Zuma, ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule and others who are alleged to ...

CIA to expand its armed drone programme in Africa: NYT

WASHINGTON. – The CIA is reportedly expanding its armed drone programme in Africa and will start using a military ...

Dos Santos quits as MPLA party chief, Lourenco takes reins

LUANDA. – Angolan President Joao Lourenco was voted in as leader of the ruling MPLA party on Saturday, as former ...

2 weeks ago | September 8, 2018

Equatorial Guinea to crack down on oil services companies over ...

CAPE TOWN. - Oil and gas services firms Schlumberger , Subsea 7 and FMC face being banned from working in Equatorial ...

White unionised workers strike at Sasol plant over black share scheme

JOHANNESBURG. - Thousands of workers from South Africa’s mainly white Solidarity union staged a strike at Sasol’s ...

Nigeria takes on Africa’s mobile phone giant MTN

ABUJA. – MTN, Africa’s largest mobile phone company, might be forgiven for feeling picked on in Nigeria. In ...