Five corpses found, hundreds feared dead as migrant boats sink off Libya
“We brought on board five corpses recovered from the sea, but no lives.”
Zambia threatens to deal with fake, mushrooming churches
“There has to be a minimum standard for churches in the country,” an official said.
South Africa customs confiscate sex drugs worth $1.6 million
Customs officers found 80,000 tablets and 126,000 oral jellies in transit sheds at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport.
South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea begin collaboration on Oil and Gas
“South Sudan is proud to share its experiences with Equatorial Guinea, and to learn from the great work of our fellow African producer.”
Pope seeks forgiveness for Catholic Church’s role in Rwanda genocide
Some massacres took place in churches where people who had sought refuge were killed by militias.
Algerian president, Bouteflika, makes first video appearance after month of health rumours
Since a stroke in 2013, Mr. Bouteflika, 80, has appeared rarely in public.
Tanzania to send 500 doctors to Kenya to help overcome effects of doctors’ strike
Tanzanian Health Minister, Ummy Mwalimu, said Tanzania had many qualified, unemployed doctors.
Pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in Sierra Leone
The stone is yet to be valued but could be worth millions of dollars.
South African opposition figure to face disciplinary process for colonialism tweet
South Africa was colonised by the Dutch and the British for about 300 years.
After initial denial, Uganda admits killing over 100 in palace assault
The government initially claimed 62 people died.
Garbage dump landslide kills 35 in Ethiopian capital
Hundreds of people rely on the 50-year-old dump to survive.
Troubled South Africa’s ANC releases new policy document
The party pledged to end corruption and infighting.
South African taxi drivers protest against app-based taxi service, Uber
Uber has faced protests from other taxi drivers in Europe, Latin America and Asia.
36 people infected with anthrax in Tanzania after eating cow
Authorities are battling to contain the spread of the deadly infection.
South Sudan hikes work permit fees by 9,900 per cent
The increase ranged from 900 per cent to 9,900 per cent.
22 people killed in fight between rival smuggling gangs on Libya’s coast
Majority of the victims were sub-Saharan Africans.
Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak acquitted over protesters’ killings in 2011 uprising
He arrived the court on Thursday on a stretcher.
Botswana’s Central Bank keeps lending rate at 5.5 per cent
Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Rate, MPR, is 14 per cent.
Sub-Saharan Africa third on global corruption ranking — Report
The report says people in lower employment cadre in the region are the most common perpetrators of fraud.
Famine-hit South Sudanese eat weeds, water lilies to survive- reports
Many families have gone for days without food.
Xenophobia: No fewer than 100 ransacked shops overnight in Johannesburg — Police
Police said they were expecting victims to come forward.
South African police use rubber bullets, stun grenades to disperse anti-migrant rally
“It is wrong to brandish all non-nationals as drug dealers or human traffickers,” President Zuma said.