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Botswana ex-president slams successor

Botswanan former president Ian Khama has accused his chosen successor of becoming an autocrat and threatening the country's reputation as a beacon of stability in Africa.
Nelson Chamisa of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change at a Sunday church service in Harare, Zimbabwe, before polling day. Jerome Delay-AP

Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC backs Nelson Chamisa

Zimbabwe's main opposition party has elected Nelson Chamisa unopposed to remain as leader at its first congress since the death of its founder, Morgan Tsvangirai, the party announced Monday.

Grace Mugabe faces new assault charge

Former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe is facing a new charge of assault, which stems from an incident involving her housekeeper.
Zimbabwe

Prices skyrocket in Zimbabwe, citizens weep

Some Zimbabweans are even weeping, according to the chief of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Japhet Moyo. Moyo told the story of a man he met, who saw the price of medicine for his chronic illness rise so much in two months that it now costs almost his entire salary.

The people’s revolt in Algeria and Sudan

Young people are leading a people’s revolution in Algeria and Sudan, both developments remind us forcefully of the wages of mis-governance, the power of the people to seize control of their own destiny, and the role that the youth can play in a country’s development process.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles in the garden of The State House in Harare on August 3, 2018, at the end of a press conference. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Zimbabwe to start paying white farmers compensation by April ending

Zimbabwe is to start paying compensation to thousands of white farmers who lost land under former president, Robert Mugabe’s land reform nearly two decades ago by the April ending.

Fury as Zimbabwean government pays thousands of US dollars for colonial era judicial wigs

Zimbabweans are furious that their government spent thousands on judicial wigs while the country struggles under the weight of a financial crisis.

Zimbabwe: US renewal of sanctions ‘regrettable’

Zimbabwe on Wednesday slammed as a travesty of justice the "regrettable" year-long extension of sanctions targeted against selected government officials and institutions by the United States.
South African President Ramaphosa (R) asked for sanctions to be lifted to give Zimbabwe a chance to recover from its economic crisis [John Cassim-Anadolu]

US President Donald Trump extends Zimbabwe sanctions by one year

US President Donald Trump has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe by a year, saying that the new government's policies continue to pose an "unusual and extraordinary" threat to the American foreign policy.

Botswana offers Zimbabwe $600 million of loans

Botswana has offered to lend Zimbabwe $600 million to support its diamond industry and local private firms, a state-owned newspaper reported on Tuesday, amid a severe dollar crunch in the southern African nation.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 31, 2018 Former Zimbabwean Finance Minister and MDC Alliance member Tendai Biti (C) greets supporters outside the MDC Alliance's headquarters in Harare. Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti was arrested as he tried to flee to neighbouring Zambia to seek asylum, his lawyer said on August 8, 2018. Biti allegedly faces charges for inciting violence over the disputed result of last week's elections. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Zimbabwe opposition official Tendai Biti convicted of false declaration

A Zimbabwean court has convicted prominent opposition politician Tendai Biti for announcing that his party's leader won disputed elections held in July.
Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga

Report: Zimbabwe’s VP airlifted to SA for emergency medical treatment

Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has again been airlifted to a South African hospital for emergency medical treatment after his health had deteriorated over the weekend.
Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa Constantino Chiwenga

Zimbabwe’s vice-president Constantino Chiwenga seriously ill

Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is receiving treatment in South Africa, the second time in four months, after falling ill last week, a privately owned newspaper reported on Monday.

South Africa’s ruling ANC pledges to assist Zimbabwe

The South African government and the ANC are singing from different hymn books when it comes to the current crisis in Zimbabwe, whose citizens have taken to the streets over the past few weeks in protest against massive fuel price hikes recently imposed by the government.
Activist Pastor Evan Mawarire is taken into a vehicle by police outside his home in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 16, 2019. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe pastor freed on bail says hundreds in jail need aid

A Zimbabwe pastor and activist charged with subversion was released on bail after more than a week on Wednesday and said he needs a doctor - as do hundreds of people still in jail with wounds from beatings by security forces.

Zimbabwe leader angered by video of security forces’ abuse

Zimbabwe's president on Monday said he was "appalled" by a televised report showing abuses by security forces in a continuing crackdown.
Sibusisiwe Gumbo, a 46-year-old female fire-fighter, poses for a photograph on January 26, 2019 at the main fire station in Famona district, in Zimbabwe’s second city Bulawayo. – The city’s fire brigade usually tackles house fires and traffic accidents, but it has been thrust into the frontline by demonstrations that turned into violent looting and arson. (Photo by Zinyange Auntony / AFP)

Zimbabwe fire brigade on frontline after protests

Zimbabwe’s widely respected fire brigade usually tackles house fires and traffic accidents, but it became a symbol of the regime during anti-government demonstrations that turned into violent looting and arson.
Oliver Mtukudzi

Zimbabwean Afro-jazz legend Oliver Mtukudzi laid to rest in Harare

Mourners have travelled across Zimbabwe to attend the burial on Sunday of one of the country's most renowned musicians Oliver Mtukudzi.

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Brazil’s Neymar gestures during a friendly football match against Qatar at the Mane Garrincha stadium in Brasilia on June 5, 2019, ahead of Brazil 2019 Copa America. (Photo by EVARISTO SA - AFP)

Neymar rape accusations overshadow Copa America kick-off

Brazil should have been gearing up for another major home sporting spectacle with renewed optimism that star forward Neymar would help bring to an end a 12-year trophy drought.
Kenneth Omeruo

Leganes not given up on Kenneth Omeruo despite Chelsea’s €6 million demand

Leganes have not given up on Kenneth Omeruo despite seeing their offer turned down by premier league side, Chelsea who are demanding for six million euros to release the Nigerian side ahead of next season.

Court fixes July 3 for ruling in suit challenging NAU ASUU election

A High Court sitting in Awka on Thursday fixed July 3 for ruling in a suit seeking the removal of the Executive of the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian (ASUU), Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU) branch held in 2018.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been jailed for 50 weeks for violating his U.K. bail conditions in 2012 at a sentencing hearing at Southwark Crown Court today.

WikiLeaks: UK minister signs US bid to extradite Julian Assange

Britain’s interior minister said Thursday he had certified the US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage grounds in a procedural move that opens the way for a court battle.
The Institut Francais du Nigéria says it will mount a public viewing of the 8th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on June 17.

WWC: French Institute to mount public viewing of France-Nigeria group match

The Institut Francais du Nigéria says it will mount a public viewing of the 8th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on June 17.