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Burundi, Lesotho eye first AFCON appearances

Lowly ranked Burundi and Lesotho are among 23 countries chasing 11 places at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament during the final qualifying round in March.
Riyad Mahrez Algeria

AFCON: Riyad Mahrez brace helps Algeria qualify for Nations Cup

Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria won 4-1 away to Togo on Sunday to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations from Group D.
Zimbabweans took to the streets to celebrate when Robert Mugabe stepped down as president after 37 years in the power seat (AFP Photo-Marco LONGARI)

A year after Robert Mugabe’s fall, Zimbabwe yearns for upswing

Zimbabwean businessman Munya Chihota's face lights up when he recalls taking part in a march last year with tens of thousands of people calling for then-president Robert Mugabe to step down.
Zimbabwe Bus

Gas tank explosion kills 42 passengers

At least 42 passengers have been confirmed dead, Zimbabwe police said on Friday, after a suspected gas tank exploded on a bus, with pictures showing the burnt-out wreckage of the vehicle.

African leaders meet for ‘last push’ on AU reforms

African leaders are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to their pan-continental body.

Robert Mugabe ‘was forewarned about the coup that toppled him from power’ – ex-aide

Zimbabwean former president Robert Mugabe trusted his then deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa and ex-defence force chief Constantino Chiwenga more than those who "warned" him that the two were plotting a coup against him, his former aide has said.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference at State House in Harare, on August 3, 2018. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. MARCO LONGARI / AFP

Zimbabwean generals deny troops shot and killed 6 protesters

Zimbabweans have reacted with stunned disbelief to the testimony by two generals who denied troops killed six people in August when the military was called in to crush protests following the country's disputed elections.

Bill to prohibit killing, export of donkey passes second reading

A bill to prohibit the killing and exportation of donkeys or its carcasses out of Nigeria on Tuesday passed a second reading at the House of Representatives.

Zimbabwe invites bids for struggling national airline

Zimbabwe has invited bids for the state-owned airline as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government pushes ahead with a drive to privatise and end state funding to loss-making firms, Air Zimbabwe’s administrator said on Monday.
Bus crashes are common in Zimbabwe but the highway where the accident took place has recently been resurfaced. Alexander Joe-AFP

Zimbabwe to declare deadly road accident national disaster

Zimbabwean authorities Thursday said a road accident that claimed at least 46 lives would be declared a national disaster.
Aisha Muhammadu Buhari

Aisha Buhari: Education will end early marriages

Education has been identified as a solution to the problem of early marriages in Africa. This position was made known by wife of the President of Nigeria, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, while receiving female delegates of the Africa Parliamentary Union, at the State House, Abuja on Wednesday 7th November, 2018.

Aisha Buhari advocates education to end child marriage

President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari, has called for the education of the girl child to end the menace of child marriage in parts of Nigeria.
Tresor Mabi Mputu

DR Congo recall Tresor Mabi after five-year absence

DR Congo coach Florent Ibenge has recalled striker Tresor Mputu Mabi after a five-year absence for their next Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Armed robber loses manhood during shoot-out with police

“The accused are a flight risk. They do not have permanent addresses. They sometimes reside in neighbouring countries like South Africa hence if granted bail they will be difficult to locate,” said Mutizirwa.
President of Cameroon Paul Biya

Cameroon to inaugurate president-elect Paul Biya on Tuesday

Cameroon president-elect Paul Biya, 85, is scheduled to take the oath of office on Tuesday, an official statement released by the National Assembly said on Monday.
Shuvai Gumbochuma

Report: Zimbabwean court relaxes Grace Mugabe sister’s bail conditions

Former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe's sister, who was arrested on fraud charges for allegedly reselling state-allocated land for a massive profit four years ago, has successfully applied to have her bail conditions relaxed, a report says.
Walter Magaya

Prophet who claims to have found cure for HIV considers leaving Zimbabwe

Police in Zimbabwe have reportedly raided offices of a prominent prophet, Walter Magaya, who made headlines this week after he claimed that he had discovered the cure for HIV and Aids.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference at State House in Harare, on August 3, 2018. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. MARCO LONGARI / AFP

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa says study points to oil in country

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Thursday that an Australian firm would explore for oil and gas in the nation after a study indicated deposits.

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Police vows to track down killers of DELSU student

The Police in Delta State has vowed to track down killers of the Delta State University (DELSU) student, Elizino Joshualia Ogege who was gruesomely murdered by persons suspected to be ritual killers.

Farouk Lawan demanded $500,000 bribe – Femi Otedola tells court

Businessman, Femi Otedola, on Wednesday, revealed that a former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, demanded a $500,000 bribe from him to remove his company, Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited from the list of oil companies allegedly involved in fuel subsidy fraud.

Yahaya Bello promises N100 million reward for information on aide’s killers

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has promised a N100 million reward to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of those that killed Malam Yusuf Adabenege, his Special Adviser on Culture and Tourism.

Kogi: Why we shut telecoms facilities

The Kogi state government on Wednesday countered the claims of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTON) over the shutting down of facilities in the State, saying the action was based on court orders.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s provincial chairmen meeting at the party headquarters in Ankara on March 30, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - ADEM ALTAN

Recep Erdogan takes aim at George Soros over jailed Turkish philanthropist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused George Soros of aiding a jailed Turkish philanthropist facing hugely controversial charges of seeking the overthrow of the government, describing the Hungary-born American billionaire as a "famous Hungarian Jew".