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Zimbabwe’s President questions US democratic credentials after riots

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has questioned the democratic credentials of the US following the violent protests which killed at least four people. The riots occurred after supporters...

Zambians angry over supply of faulty condoms and gloves

Zambians have expressed outrage over the supply of defective condoms and sterile gloves. A parliamentary committee has heard how a local company Honey Bee supplied...

South Africa: Covid-19 vaccinations to begin in February

South Africa, which has been hard hit by a second wave of Covid-19 cases, hopes to obtain its first vaccine doses for the disease...

Covid-19: Zimbabwe reimposes nationwide lockdown

The government of Zimbabwe has reimposed a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. There has been a surge in cases in the...

Zambia: Two police officers sacked for killing demonstrators

Two police officers in Zambia have been dismissed for killing some demonstrators. They have been sacked on the orders of Zambian President Edgar Lungu following...

South Africa Covid-19 cases hit 1 million mark

South Africa has recorded more than one million Covid-19 infections following the discovery of new variant of the virus. The country has now confirmed 1,004,413 Covid-19...

Flights from South Africa banned over Covid-19 variant

Flights from South Africa have been banned by five countries following news of the discovery of a new variant of coronavirus which has sparked...

South African scientists probe new variant of Covid-19

South African scientists are getting support from the World Health Organization in investigating a new variant of coronavirus. Scientists have detected the new variant of...

Prime Minister of Eswatini dies after testing positive for Covid-19

The Prime Minister of Eswatini, Ambrose Dlamini has died after testing positive for coronavirus four weeks ago. In a statement the government announced the death...

Zambian woman ‘sues partner for not marrying her’

A Zambian woman who sued her partner for reconciliation on the grounds that she'd been waiting eight years for them to marry has now...

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Somalia: Lawmakers vote to extend President’s term by two years

Somalia’s Lower House of Parliament has voted to approve a bill to extend President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s term in office by two years. The controversial...

Why Twitter picked Ghana as its head quarters in Africa

Social media giant, Twitter has announced that Ghana will host its Africa head quarters. The company's co-founder Jack Dorsey made the announcement on Twitter on...

Zambian athletes fight stigma against albinos, disabled persons

Lassam Katongo, a Zambian athlete based in the capital, Lusaka, shows off his trophies and medals earned from some of the international athletic games...

Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn deal with global oil firms

The governments of Tanzania and Uganda on Sunday signed a long awaited oil deal with international oil firms—French Total E&P, and China’s Cnooc. The deal...

Man with snails, ‘prekese’ in luggage from Ghana detained at JFK Airport

A man was detained briefly last week after arriving at JFK Airport with luggage full of snails, dried beef, turkey berry, carrot, oxtail, medicinal...
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