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Police in eSwatini on Saturday clashed with a rural demonstration demanding democratic reforms in Africa's last absolute monarchy, an AFP reporter said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Zimbabwe’s new 10 dollar note started circulating on Tuesday as the Southern African country battles high inflation and cash shortages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, yesterday said the federal government was considering greater security measures to ensure that cases of abduction are...
Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor has met with retired senior military officers in the South-West to discuss ways out of the current security challenges in the country.
Last week, an incredible development occurred wherein 75 organisations from northern Nigeria placed a N100m bounty on fugitive leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has stated that the National Assembly will work with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in its bid to properly delineate electoral constituencies across the country ahead of the 2023 general election.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has applauded the efforts of troops of 3 Brigade of the Nigerian Army for securing Falgore forest and other notorious forests in the state.
A German emergency doctor has described how he dashed from the stands to help Christian Eriksen after the Denmark midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark match against Finland at the ongoing Euro 2020 Championship.
Emil Forsberg scored Sweden’s first goal of the Euro 2020 from the penalty spot as they edged out Slovakia 1-0 to boost their qualification hopes in Group E on Friday.
Iran and world powers can still clinch a deal to revive their 2015 nuclear accord after the election victory of a hardline Iranian president but time is running out, the European Union's foreign policy chief said on Sunday.
Nigeria currently has a deficit of about 43,456 classrooms indicating a limited capacity for access across the states of the Federation, the Universal Basic Education Commission’s report said.
Tokyo will cancel all public Olympics viewing events in an effort to reduce the risk of coronavirus infections, the city governor said Saturday.