Africa

Listeriosis outbreak claims 172 in South Africa

Listeriosis is a serious, but treatable and preventable disease caused by the bacterium, listeria monocytogenes, which can be found in soil, water and vegetation.

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South Africa court finds finance minister violated constitution

Handed down in December, the judgment only came to public light on Tuesday.

Switzerland imposes sanctions on allies of Kabila

Kabila’s mandate ended in 2016, but he sits tight.

Ugandan military says rebel group operations commander killed in DRC

The ADF attacked the UN peacekeepers in eastern DRC’s North Kivu province on December 7, killing at least 15 Tanzanian blue helmets, five DRC soldiers and wounded 53 others.

No lavish birthday celebration as Zimbabwe’s Mugabe turns 94

This is Robert Mugabe’s first birthday since he was ousted from power in a military coup last November

Chad, Qatar restore ties in wake of Arab states rift

Chad closed Qatar’s embassy and expelled its diplomats last August.

Gunmen kill six in attack on South African police station

The attackers also stole weapons.

Garbage hill kills 17 in Mozambique

The 15-metre pile collapsed due to heavy rain, officials said.

Ethiopia says state of emergency will last 6 months

The emergency came after the surprise resignation of the prime minister.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency

The announcement does not say how long the rule will be in place

UNICEF says 76 people killed in ethnic strife in northeast DR Congo

In early 2018, more than five million Congolese were forced to leave their homes.

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South African stocks in demand after Zuma quits, rand soars

Zuma quit late on Wednesday, reluctantly heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to a nine-year tenure

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Ramaphosa to work hard ‘not to disappoint people of South Africa’

Ramaphosa, who will be president until elections 2019, faces an uphill battle to earn back public and investor support

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister resigns

Hundreds of people have died in violence in Ethiopia.

Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as South Africa’s president

Former president Jacob Zuka resigned Wednesday.

South Africa opposition EFF says will boycott election of new president

EFF leader Malema says his party will not legitimise ANC choice.

South Africa parliament set to elect new president

Ramaphosa, the interim head of state after Zuma’s resignation, is widely expected to be appointed.

Zimbabwe offers to pay for Tsvangirai funeral expenses

The veteran politician died on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, dies

The opposition had battled colon cancer for years

AU team in Somalia to assess peacekeeping operations

The delegation is scheduled to hold talks with senior government, UN and AU mission officials

Zuma vows not to resign; faces another no-confidence vote in parliament

Mr. Zuma refuses to step down, but the South African ruling party is determined to remove him from office by Thursday.

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2018 Election: 5.3m Zimbabweans registered to vote

The electoral body says the figure is provisional as it has yet to undergo verification and de-duplication

Zuma enters last days in office as South African President

The party wants its new leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, to deliver the annual “State of the Nation” address.

South African aide to South Sudan rebels could face death penalty

William Endley served as an advisor to rebel leader Riek Machar.

South Africa’s Zuma agrees in principle to resign in 3 to 6 months

The decision by the ANC national executive followed 13 hours of tense deliberations.