Mugabe’s wife says husband’s corpse will get votes if it contests
Zimbabwe’s first lady says there is no vacancy at the State House.
Six South Africans killed at naval base after sewer gas leak
The dead included three soldiers.
Illegal migrants in Morocco storm Spanish enclave of Ceuta
The police arrested 110 of the migrants.
Sacked Namibian deputy minister calls former boss idiot in parliament
“He is insulting people. He is an idiot.”
Zambian police raid newspaper editor’s home, arrest wife
The Post has been critical of the government of President Edgar Lungu.
South African rand hits 16-month high against U.S. dollar
In August 2016, the rand was at 10 months high.
UN peacekeepers kill four civilians in Central African Republic
The UN said it was launching an investigation into the deaths.
South Africa opposition seeks court order barring military from parliament
The heavy deployment of armed operatives happened during President Jacob Zuma’s state-of-the-nation speech.
Mortar attacks in Mogadishu as Somalia prepares for presidential election
Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility using its radio station, Andalus.
Somalia imposes flight ban ahead of presidential poll
“We inform travel agencies that flights at Aden Adde Airport will be suspended on Wednesday for the presidential election.”
South Sudan soldiers found guilty of rape, murder to be shot
The president says the country will get rid of “bad eleements”.
23 teachers dismissed in Zambia for sexually abusing, impregnating pupils
The figure covers 2016.
AU bars EU from negotiating with individual African country
Member EU countries can negotiate with member African countries.
AU approves Libya peace plan, calls for new unity govt
“We cannot achieve much in Libya without Libya’s neighbours,” an AU official said.
Morocco says citizens among victims in Canada mosque attack
The mosque attack in Quebec left six dead and eight others wounded.
South Africa’s ruling party regrets Morocco’s readmission into AU
The party says readmitting Morocco is tacitly endorsing the occupation of the Western Sahara.
Military helicopters crash in Eastern Congo, 4 missing
The helicopter crashed near the Rwandan and Ugandan border.