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King Mswati III, Head of State of the Kingdom of Swaziland, known as eSwatini. Timothy A Clary-AFP

eSwatini youth stage rare rural protest against monarchy

Police in eSwatini on Saturday clashed with a rural demonstration demanding democratic reforms in Africa's last absolute monarchy, an AFP reporter said.

Dozens dead after Islamic State attack near Total’s Mozambique project

Dozens of people were said to have been killed in a raid by Islamist militants in Mozambique, as an upsurge of violence threatens billions of dollars worth of energy projects in one of Africa’s poorest nations.
Zimbabwe is facing a hunger crisis under lockdown. Getty Images

UN: Coronavirus lockdown curbs fuel urban hunger in Zimbabwe

Coronavirus restrictions have exacerbated hunger in urban Zimbabwe, where at least 2.4 million people are now struggling to meet basic food needs, the United Nations said Monday.
Zimbabwe on Tuesday lifted a ban on inter-city travel and extended working hours as the government gradually re-opens the economy by easing Covid-19 restrictions.

Zimbabwe eases virus restrictions as exam classes start

Zimbabwe on Tuesday lifted a ban on inter-city travel and extended working hours as the government gradually re-opens the economy by easing Covid-19 restrictions.
Kudakwashe Tagwirei, whose business interests range from gold mining, financial services to fuel, becomes the third ally of President Mnangagwa to be added to the US sanctions list this year.

US slaps sanctions on Zimbabwean tycoon

The US on Wednesday imposed sanctions against a business tycoon with close links to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and former leader Robert Mugabe for allegedly abetting corruption.
Public Works and Transport minister Ndlaluhlaza Ndwandwe was found to be infected after a routine test on Tuesday.

Eswatini cabinet in isolation as minister contracts coronavirus

The 20-member cabinet in Africa’s last absolute kingdom of Eswatini has been ordered into isolation after one minister contracted coronavirus, the government said on Saturday.
Education MEC Debbie Schafer, however, said the cases had not spiked due to the reopening of schools.

Nearly 100 teachers, 1,800 students test positive for coronavirus in South Africa

At least 98 teachers and 1,800 learners in South Africa’s Covid-19 epicentre province, the Western Cape, have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus, forcing 20 schools to close.
Electricity pylons carrying power from Koeberg nuclear power plant are seen in Cape Town, South Africa, on July 11, 2018. REUTERS-Sumaya Hisham-File Photo

South Africa consults with industry on nuclear power plans

South Africa’s energy ministry on Sunday began consultations with industry on preparations for a proposed 2,500 megawatt (MW) nuclear power plant building programme, which has faced opposition from environmental campaigners.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks during his meeting with Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko (not pictured) in Minsk, Belarus January 17, 2019. Natalia Fedosenko-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

Zimbabwe summons US ambassador over George Floyd comments

Zimbabwe summoned its US ambassador on Monday over remarks by a senior American official accusing the southern African country of stirring anti-racism protests over the death of George Floyd, the government said.
A man shows a wad of the new Zimbabwe two-dollar notes he received from a bank in Harare on November 12, 2019. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA - AFP)

Zimbabwe’s new higher denomination notes start circulating amid soaring inflation

Zimbabwe’s new 10 dollar note started circulating on Tuesday as the Southern African country battles high inflation and cash shortages.
Lesotho troops deployed by Prime Minister Thomas Thabane withdrew from the capital's streets on Sunday in a showdown between the octogenerian leader and opponents demanding his resignation.

Defiant Lesotho premier shows no sign of resigning

Lesotho's embattled prime minister appeared far from quitting after the attorney general advised him that he could not be forced to resign despite a scandal over his former wife's murder.
The herbal medicine developed by Malagasy Institute of Applied Research and branded COVID-Organics, contains Artemisia - a plant on the Island used in the fight against malaria.

Madagascar starts COVID-Organics clinical trials, factory to be built

Madagascan president Andry Rajoelina has announced that clinical trials will start today (May 4) with COVID-Organics. A factory will also be built within a month to boost its production.
Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has appeared in court for a rescheduled hearing where he is expected to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife.

Lesotho party rules out immunity for embattled leader Thomas Thabane

The head of Lesotho's ruling party on Wednesday rejected Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's demands for immunity from prosecution in a murder case that has gripped the southern African mountain kingdom.
Zimbabwe’s central bank said on Wednesday it would cut its main lending rate to 15% from 25% effective May 1 as part of measures to help the economy deal with the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

Zimbabwe central bank to cut main lending rate to 15% from May 1

Zimbabwe’s central bank said on Wednesday it would cut its main lending rate to 15% from 25% effective May 1 as part of measures to help the economy deal with the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

Zimbabwe, Lesotho begin three weeks virus lockdown

The Southern African nations of Lesotho and Zimbabwe on Monday began a 21-day lockdown, to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Fifa president Gianni Infantino has praised Zambia following their maiden Women's Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020 on Tuesday.

Fifa supremo congratulates Zambia on historic Olympic qualification

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has praised Zambia following their maiden Women's Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020 on Tuesday.
Indomitable Lions of Cameroon head coach Antonio Conceicao has named Nigeria-born forward John Mary Uzuegbunam in his 33-man squad for this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures again Mozambique.

AFCONQ: Nigerian-born John Mary Uzuegbunam named in Cameroon squad vs Mozambique

Indomitable Lions of Cameroon head coach Antonio Conceicao has named Nigeria-born forward John Mary Uzuegbunam in his 33-man squad for this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures again Mozambique.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFSC South Africa chapter seeks early notification of matches

Osita Okeke, Chairman, Nigeria Football Supporters Club, South Africa chapter, has appealed to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to give it early notice of matches in the South African region.
Zimbabwean police on patrol in Harare - AFP-File - DESMOND KWANDE

Zimbabwe police beat up opposition groups

Zimbabwe’s police beat up and dispersed supporters of the main opposition party in the capital, Harare, Wednesday, even after their leader expressed willingness to dialogue with the president.
President Muhammadu Buhari with President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa during the visit of President Buhari to Pretoria

President Buhari advocates strong Nigeria, South Africa relationship for African development

President Muhammadu Buhari says a strong strategic relationship between Nigeria and South Africa can become the engine for the rapid economic, political, social, cultural development of Africa, thereby delivering ‘the Africa we want’.
Dr Peter Magombeyi, a doctors' association leader, had been organizing pay strikes when he disappeared. JEKESAI NJIKIZANA- AFP

Zimbabwean doctor who survived suspected kidnapping leaves for South Africa

A Zimbabwe doctor who survived a suspected kidnapping by state authorities last week has left the country for medical treatment in South Africa, a rights group said on Thursday.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa pleaded with the West to remove economic sanctions on the Southern African country.

Zimbabwean leader begs for sanctions removal at UN

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa pleaded with the West to remove economic sanctions on the Southern African country.

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