Africa

1 week ago | November 13, 2018

Tshisekedi withdraws from opposition coalition

KINSHASA. – Following pressure from the supporters of the biggest opposition party in the Democratic Republic of ...

Gabon opposition raises questions on Bongo’s health

LIBREVILLE. – A Gabonese opposition party on Tuesday accused the government of peddling a “lie” over ...

“We soon won’t be able to pay salaries at SABC”, Parly hears

JOHANNESBURG. – SABC board member Mathatha Tsedu told Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications on ...

JUST IN: SA home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba resigns

JOHANNESBURG. – South Africa’s home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned “for the sake of the country and the ...

DR Congo Ebola outbreak ‘worst’ in country’s history

KINSHASA. – The latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the worst in the ...

Kidnapped Cameroon teachers and students released

YAOUNDE. – The final four hostages of the 81 people kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon have been ...

Magufuli fires two ministers over cashew nut price row

DAR ES SALAAM. – Tanzania’s President John Magufuli said the government could buy up the country’s cashew nut ...

175 dead, over 10 000 affected with cholera in Nigeria

LAGOS. – Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of ...

At least 11 boys die in Uganda boarding school fire

KAMPALA. – Eleven boys perished and another 20 suffered severe burns in a fire that gutted their dormitories in ...

2 weeks ago | November 9, 2018

SABC threatened with shutdown over retrenchment notice

JOHANNESBURG. – The Communications Workers Union (CWU) has threatened that its members will down tools should the ...

Gabon suspends newspaper for saying country is on ‘autopilot’

LIBREVILLE. - Gabon’s official media watchdog on Friday said it had suspended a newspaper for three months for an ...

Madagascar presidential vote anomalies marginal, says EU

ANTANANARIVO. – The head of the European Union’s observer mission to Madagascar’s presidential election said on ...

Mutharika criticised for “illegally” sacking VP Chilima

LILONGWE. – Malawi’s government is headed for a constitutional crisis following president Peter Mutharika decision ...

Madagascar – former president alleges vote fraud

ANTANANARIVO. – Former Madagascan president Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Thursday alleged that “many voting ...

Mozambique optimistic about economic recovery

MAPUTO. — Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario said Wednesday at the parliament that the national ...