Gunfire in Comoros as opposition forms parallel government
The 12 opposition candidates set up a body called the National Transition Council, chaired by one of them.
Over 16,000 Ethiopians die of HIV/AIDS every year – Study
The government revealed that there were approximately 16,000 new cases of HIV/AIDS annually.
More than 40,000 households facing hunger in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai
The death toll in the country now stands at 179 and is expected to go up as more than 300 people are still missing.
Burundi releases schoolgirls held for scribbling on president’s portrait
The three were the last still being held from a group of seven children arrested.
BREAKING: Algerian Army demands immediate removal of President Bouteflika from office
Chief of Army Staff Gaed Salah says a constitutional provision should be activated to declare the 82-year-old as unfit for office.
Kenyan teacher who donates earnings to poor students wins $1 million prize
Mr Tabichi won the 2019 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize.
We believe in Boeing despite air crash – Ethiopian Airlines
The airline said it would continue to work with aircraft manufacturer, The Boeing Company, and the United States Aviation, despite the incident.
Rescue workers recover 145 bodies in Zimbabwean town after cyclone
The cyclone was so severe that an entire township was buried in huge boulders.
Burundi government detains schoolgirls accused of scribbling over president’s picture
They will await trial in a nearby prison and could face up to five years in jail on conviction, a judge said
Mozambique begins three days of mourning after Cyclone Idai
According to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Idai, a Category IV storm, could be one of the biggest cyclone disasters south of the equator.
Zambian journalists excited about Access to Information Bill
The Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services on Monday announced government’s approval of the bill.
End to power cuts in South Africa not yet known – Minister
Eskom supplies more than 90 per cent of the power in South Africa
UN says 1.7 million people in path of cyclone in Mozambique
President, Filipe Nyusi, said on Monday he had flown over some of the worst-hit zones, seen bodies floating in rivers.
Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, floods could surpass 1,000 – President
Only 84 deaths have been confirmed so far in Mozambique as a result of Cyclone Idai.
At least 89 dead in Zimbabwe as Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction
The UN said over 100 people have died in weeks of heavy rain and flooding in Mozambique and Malawi, where villages were left underwater.
Black boxes from Ethiopia crash to be analysed in Europe
A Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane carrying 157 people crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday morning.
South Africa’s debt too high to weather global crisis – Central Bank
It would take at least a decade to bring the debt-to-GDP ratio down to the 30-40 per cent range.
South African lawmakers oppose VFS monopoly on visas
The committee said it would write a letter to the Minister of Home Affairs, Siyabonga Cwele, to review the contract with the Dubai-based VFS Global.