Zimbabwe plane crash

Plane crash kills six people in eastern Zimbabwe

The Mozambican-registered eight-seater plane crashed into the Vumba mountains near the Mozambican border.

Aisha Gaddafi

EU court lifts travel ban on Gaddafi’s daughter

The ban was challenged by Mr. Gaddafi’s daughter, Aisha, who currently lives in Oman with her family.

Ahmed Kathrada

Veteran anti-apartheid activist, Kathrada, dies after brain surgery

Kathrada was arrested alongside Nelson Mandela.

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AU condemns killing of six aid workers in South Sudan

The UN said Sunday that six aid workers were ambushed and killed over the weekend.


Namibian woman awarded for saving husband from crocodile’s jaws

The deadly beast attacked the man thrice.

South Africa President, Jacob Zuma. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

Zuma recalls minister from trip abroad for not taking permission

Finance minister was ordered back from UK and the U.S.

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AU Set On Making African Businesses More Responsive To Human Rights

The consideration and validation of the draft of the Policy Framework was the subject of a gathering of over 50 participants.

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Former Egyptian leader, Mubarak, walks free for first time in six years

A top appeals court cleared Mr. Mubarak on charges of killing protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his 30 year rule.

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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.”

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Zambia threatens to deal with fake, mushrooming churches

“There has to be a minimum standard for churches in the country,” an official said.

Customs officials at the Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg [Photo Credit: Raw Story]

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 on map

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.”

Rwandan Genocide 

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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.

Fulani Herdsmen [Credit:]

10 killed as herdsmen clash in Kenya

The government is deploying security forces as herders fight among themselves.

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika [Photo Credit: The New York Times]

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.

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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 [Photo: ABC News]

Pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in Sierra Leone

The stone is yet to be valued but could be worth millions of dollars.

Helen Zille [Photo:]

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.

Uganda map

After initial denial, Uganda admits killing over 100 in palace assault

The government initially claimed 62 people died.

Ethiopian dump site

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.

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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 on map

South Sudan hikes work permit fees by 9,900 per cent

The increase ranged from 900 per cent to 9,900 per cent.


Al-Shabaab leader surrenders

The African Union Mission in Somalia confirmed the surrender to Somali forces.