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Zimbabwe:Tsvangirai's Mother Threatens Suicide Over Chamisa, Elizabeth


There was drama Saturday when Morgan Tsvangirai's body arrived home as the late MDC-T leader's mother threatened to commit suicide.

Nigeria:Nigeria, Global Agencies Agree to Fight Illicit Financial Flows in Africa


With current estimated loss by Africa through illicit financial flows put at over $80 billion annually, Nigeria on Thursday agreed to collaborate with some global anti-graft groups to combat the menace in the continent.

Africa:China 'Blackface' Skit Raises Racism Storm


Kenyan officials and the Chinese embassy remained tight-lipped on Saturday as a racism controversy brewed over a skit aired by China's State broadcaster on Thursday.

Nigeria:Nigerian Army Not Aware of Shekau's Whereabouts - Spokesperson


The Nigerian Army on Friday dismissed as "misleading" reports indicating that the Boko Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, escaped to Cameroon.

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Africa:Fall of African Leaders Not a Guarantee to 'People Power'


South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia will be having new leaders this year in an unexpected turn of events where office holders have either resigned or forced from office.


South Africa:Hunt for Ajay Gupta Heats Up As More Rewards Offered


The hunt for Ajay Gupta, who has officially been declared a fugitive from justice, is heating up, with more rewards for his arrest being offered.


Kenya:Lake Victoria to Be Extinct in 50 Years If Urgent Action Not Taken - Governor


Kenya -Kisumu Governor, Anyang Nyong'o, has urged East African countries to urgently address environmental concerns that threaten the existence of Lake Victoria.

Uganda:Boda Boda Riders Block Off Road As They Share Donated Money


Boda Boda cyclists have this afternoon closed off Tufnell Drive in Kamwokya for almost 30 minutes as they shared money supposedly given to them by music promoter Sipapa (Charles Oryem).


Africa:Oxfam's Sexual Abuse Episode Must Inspire a Culture Shift


Nairobi -Sexual abuse allegations against Oxfam staff, and failings in the charity's response to them, delivered a body blow to an organisation renowned for years of humanitarian and development work. At the very least the accusations will…

Africa:Airbnb Looks for Tourism Growth Across Africa


Airbnb is an international shared economy start-up that has built its presence in Africa without a lot of hoopla. At the end of last year, it released a progress report on where it had got to so far and set itself some ambitious targets…

South Africa:Officials Could Face Homicide Charges After Mental Patients' Deaths


Those who oversaw the removal of mental health patients could face the full wrath of the law as could those standing by as KZN's cancer care fails.


South Africa:Ramaphosa Delivers Message of Hope


South Africa's new president has delivered a rousing state of the nation address promising to clamp down on corruption. Jacob Zuma was scheduled to deliver the speech, but resigned in disgrace two days ago.


Ethiopia:Ethiopia Rules Out Transitional Govt


A senior government official told Addis Standard that there will be no need for a transitional government, an idea widely entertained by many to steam growing fears of rupture within the ruling EPRDF.

Nigeria:18 Killed in Borno Suicide Bomb Attacks


At least 18 persons were killed and 22 others injured as three suicide bombers staged attacked a Borno community Friday night, police said.


Nigeria:25 States Okay 35-Yrs Minimum Age for President


Abuja -As part of the ongoing amendments to the 1999 constitution, 25 out of the 36 state houses of assembly in the country have passed the 'Not-too-young-to-run' bill, LEADERSHIP Weekend can report.

Somalia:Migrants in Libya Don't Want to Go Home


Somali government efforts to evacuate a large number of Somali migrants from Libya hit a snag after the delegation sent there was unable to persuade migrants to abandon the dangerous sea journey to Europe and instead return to Somalia.

Saturday, Feb 17

Ethiopia:Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency After PM Resignation


Ethiopia's Council of Ministers has declared a three-month state of emergency for the country, effective immediately.

Zimbabwe:Divisions Threaten to Split Zimbabwe's MDC Party


As the country mourns the loss of the longtime opposition leader, his party colleagues are already caught in a power struggle which will likely diminish their chances in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election.

Libya:A Crisis Deepens in Libya but Where Are the Cameras?


United Nations -Perhaps no major political or humanitarian disaster is as overlooked as the ongoing crisis in Libya. For example, although the New York Times in September 2017 published a total of seven articles mentioning Libya, only one…

Friday, Feb 16

Africa:World Leaders Join New Drive to Beat Noncommunicable Diseases


Geneva -WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelerate prevention and…

Ethiopia:3-Month State of Emergency 'Starts Today'


The Council of ministers is set to declare a state of emergency for three months as of this morning, a source close to the government told Addis Standard. The military will be in charge via a command post, which will be "reporting to the…

Zimbabwe:Opposition Leader Tsvangirai 'Has Left Big Shoes to Fill'


The Zimbabwean opposition leader and former prime minister, who died on Wednesday, leaves behind a legacy of political activism during the Mugabe era. A personal recollection by DW correspondent Privilege Musvanhiri.

Nigeria:Army Places New Bounty On Boko Haram Leader


The Nigeria Nigeria Army has promised a N3 million cash reward for credible information on the hideout of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, whom it declared a fugitive.

Thursday, Feb 15

South Africa:Parliament Elects Cyril Ramaphosa As President


The National Assembly elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the new president of the Republic of South Africa on Thursday.

Kenya:Lawyer Miguna's Deportation Illegal - High Court


The High Court has declared the deportation of fiery lawyer Miguna Miguna to Canada illegal.

Nigeria:London Court Rules Nigerians Cannot Pursue Shell Spill Claim in England


Court of Appeal in London ruled on Wednesday that two Nigerian communities could not pursue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts over oil spills in the Niger Delta region.

South Africa: From 'Rejoicing' to 'Good Riddance', Opposition Parties React to Zexit


The Democratic Alliance says it is "rejoicing" at the news that Jacob Zuma has resigned as president, while the United Democratic Movement says "good riddance". Zuma announced on Wednesday evening that, although he does not agree with his…

Wednesday, Feb 14

Zimbabwe:Morgan Tsvangirai Dies


Former MDC-T Leader , Morgan Tsvangirai has died following a long battle with cancer.

South Africa:I Need to Be Furnished With What I Have Done - Zuma


President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday said the ANC has not provided him with reasons why he should resign as the president of the country.

Ethiopia:Families and Well-Wishers Await Aragie and Nega's Prison Release


Upbeat and hopeful to see their loved one, Andualem Aragie, family members and friends were patiently waiting for Aragie's release for hours. Before he was sentenced to life in prison, Andualem Aragie was vice president and press secretary…

Nigeria:Five Injured As Atlanta-Bound Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Lagos


Lagos -An Atlanta-bound plane made an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria after one of the engines had an issue on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, Feb 13

Nigeria:Nigeria's Kehinde Wiley Paints Obama's Official Portrait


The official portrait of former American President Barack Obama painted by a Nigerian, Kehinde Wiley, was unveiled on Monday at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

Kenya:Lecturers in Fresh Talks to End Row on Salaries


University lecturers have resumed talks on the 2017-2021 collective bargaining agreement with the government expected to table its counter offer.

Tanzania:China to Establish U.S.$62 Million Transport University in Tanzania


Dar es Salaam -China will build a university that will specifically cater for transport needs in the country, State House said yesterday.

South Africa:President Zuma to Be Recalled After Refusing to Resign - Sources


The ANC national executive committee (NEC) has decided to recall President Jacob Zuma at its marathon meeting in Irene on Monday.