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Botswana court orders govt to recognise transgender woman as female

A transgender woman has won a legal battle against Botswana’s government to be recognized as female in a landmark victory for the rights of the lesbian, gay and transgender community.

CAF Champions League: Nigeria put faith in MFM FC, Plateau United

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Football Club from Nigeria are unlikely to win the 2018 CAF Champions League, but they boast the most eye-catching name among the 58 contenders.

Wizkid, Davido, Joshua winners at The Future Awards

Wizkid, Davido, the undefeated heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, Kenny Blaq and Nancy Isime, emeged some of the winners at The Future Awards Africa 2017 held in Lagos on Saturday.

UNWTO promotes the role of media as advocates of wildlife tourism

International and local journalists from renowned media outlets have completed a media-training workshop in Kasane, Botswana, to enhance their knowledge on sustainable tourism and wildlife and analyze the impact of their work and their contribution to the topic.

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa criticised over cabinet appointments

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has faced criticism over his Cabinet appointments.

Zimbabwe’s former VP Phelekezela Mphoko returns home after Robert Mugabe ouster

Zimbabwe's former vice president, who was on a trip abroad during last month's military takeover that led to Robert Mugabe's resignation, has returned home, local media reported Saturday.

Uhuru Kenya’s inauguration: Israel’s Benjamin Natanyahu to hold meetings with VP Yemi Osinbajo, 9...

Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to hold meetings with leaders of 10 African nations during a one-day visit to Kenya to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa promises financial stability, elections in 2018

Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, promised on Friday that elections would be held in 2016 as scheduled and outlined a broad vision for restoring economic and financial stability.

Emmerson Mnangagwa set to take over ZANU-PF party reins

Incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to chair his first politburo meeting as leader of the ruling ZANU-PF on Thursday following the dismissal of President Robert Mugabe on Sunday.

Robert Mugabe: Southern African leaders visit Harare

The political situation in Zimbabwe is attracting regional leaders as Angolan President Joao Lourenco and his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma visits Harare on Wednesday.

Governance: Nigeria ranks 35th out of 54 African countries

Nigeria has emerged 35th out of 54 African countries in overall governance ranking, according to a report released on Sunday in Dakar, Senegal by The Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Emmerson Mnangagwa takes over from Robert Mugabe as Zanu-PF party leader

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has been sacked as leader of the ruling ZANU-PF party and replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy he sacked this month, sources at a special ZANU-PF meeting to decide Mugabe’s fate told Reuters on Sunday.

Robert Mugabe fired as ruling party leader

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe was fired as leader of the ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday and replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy he sacked this month, sources at a special ZANU-PF meeting to decide Mugabe’s fate told Reuters.

Africa committed to supporting Zimbabweans – Jacob Zuma

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa said on Saturday the African region was committed to supporting “the people of Zimbabwe” after a military takeover.

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Pensioners endorse Governor Tambuwal for second term as he settles N4 billion arrears

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Mauricio Pochettino spies good omens for Manchester City trip

Mauricio Pochettino reflected with satisfaction on Tottenham Hotspur's 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion despite the slightly fortunate nature of his side's goals.

2018 Budget accommodates increased number of police personnel – President Buhari

President Mohammadu Buhari has disclosed that the 2018 budget captured a budgetary allocation that accommodates increase in number of Police personnel, adding that another round of recruitment of police officers and men was envisaged.