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Tanzania to relocate 36 lions who attacked humans and cattle

Tanzania will give rehouse 36 lions following a slew of attacks by the big cats on people and...

Document trove shows how ‘Africa’s richest woman’ stole fortune: ICIJ

By AFPMore by this Author An award-winning investigative team published a trove of files Sunday allegedly showing how...

Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 20 January

You’ve come to the right place to get the low-down on the latest news in South Africa. Stay...

Kenya arrests five for suspected terrorism

Kenyan authorities have arrested five people suspected of preparing a terror attack in Nairobi, according to a police...

Peter Mathebula: South Africa’s world champion boxer dies

Image copyright iStock Image caption Peter Mathebula was nicknamed "Terror" (file photo) The first black South African to...

Libya: Nine-month offensive to seize the capital

By AFPMore by this Author A nine-month offensive by Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to seize the capital from...

Lesotho PM confirms resignation after alleged link to wife’s murder

Lesotho's prime minister confirmed on Friday that he would resign after police linked him to the murder of...

Lesotho PM confirms resignation after alleged link to wife’s murder

Lesotho's prime minister confirmed on Friday that he would resign after police linked him to the murder of...

Africa: Prioritizing Action on Air Pollution Will Benefit Health, the Climate and the Economy

Everyone around the world shares the same right to a healthy environment. Indeed, during the United Nations General...

Heavy rain brings Dar to its knees

By THE CITIZENMore by this Author Dar es Salaam. Transport services in some parts of Tanzania's largest city...

The challenges of developing 5G networks in Africa

In South Africa, tech firm Rain is offering 5G technology, with the aim of disrupting internet service providers...

Lesotho PM to resign over alleged links to wife’s murder

Lesotho's prime minister has bowed to pressure to step down over evidence allegedly linking him to the murder...

Grieving Kenyan grandmother calls for better road safety

Kenyan Mary Wambui is still traumatised by the deaths of her daughter and three-year-old grandson after they were...

Ethiopia’s electoral agency sets tentative date for elections

By AMINA WAKOMore by this Author Ethiopia’s upcoming general election will probably be held on August 16, the...

Uganda: Imam’s Fake Bride Charged With Unnatural Offence, Theft

Mr Richard Tumushabe, the man who masqueraded as a woman and was wedded by Imam Mohammed Mutumba in...

‘Too early’ to say Libya ceasefire collapsed: Turkey

Turkey on Wednesday said it was still confident the ceasefire in Libya would hold despite strongman Khalifa Haftar's...

Africa hamstrung by deadly flood of fake medicine

After he was struck down by malaria and typhoid, Togolese tailor Ayawo Hievi thought he was set to...

Akon is building his own city in Africa

GRAMMY-NOMINATED singer Akon is confirmed to be building a futuristic city in Senegal - described as a "real...

Sudan: Clashes in Khartoum between army and mutineers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sudanese troops fired in the air near the HQ of the General Intelligence...

Shock as Ugandan imam discovers his new wife is a man

By DAILY MONITORMore by this Author Two weeks ago, an Imam in Uganda exchanged vows and signed a...

West Africa: France and G5 Sahel Recommit Themselves as U.S. Mulls Drawdown

Washington, DC — President Emmanuel Macron of France hosted a summit in Pau, southwestern France, with the heads...

Libya’s strongman Haftar snubs peace deal in Moscow

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar left Moscow on Tuesday without signing a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending nine months...

Dar es Salaam Mayor locked out of office

By THE CITIZENMore by this Author Dar es Salaam. The fate of ‘ousted’ Dar es Salaam City Mayor...

Malawi to probe bribery attempts in alleged poll fraud case

Malawi's anti-graft body said on Monday it probe alleged attempts to bribe judges tackling a case linked to...

Minute of silence at UN for 89 Niger troops

UN Security Council ambassadors stood for a minute of silence on Monday in memory of 89 soldiers killed...

Top US General Wants to Reduce Presence in Africa

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told reporters on Monday that the US intends...

Military chiefs sacked after deadly Niger jihadist attack

Niger replaced two top military brass on Monday, four days after a jihadist assault on an army base...

France summit: Macron and Sahel partners step up jihadist fight

Image copyright AFP Image caption A French soldier clears mines in Burkina Faso France and nations from Africa's...

Libyan rivals to sign ceasefire deal in Moscow

Both sides in Libya's conflict are expected to convene in Moscow on Monday to sign an agreement on...

Jihadists kill three teachers in attack on Kenya school

Suspected Al-Shabaab Islamists killed three teachers and kidnapped another at a primary school in eastern Kenya on Monday,...

Ghana’s Mining Communities Are Still Not Getting Their Just Dues

Ghana has gold, diamonds, bauxite, manganese, salt, limestone, granite and oil. Its mining and quarrying sector contributes significantly...

Libyan rivals to sign ceasefire deal in Moscow Monday: official

The head of Libya's UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj and his rival, strongman Khalifa Haftar,...

Amisom and US warn of Al-Shabaab resilience, weaponry

By JULIUS BARIGABAMore by this Author Amisom and US Africa Command (Africom), who are security partners in Somalia,...

Both sides in Libya conflict accept ceasefire

Both sides in Libya's conflict agreed to a ceasefire that started early Sunday following weeks of international diplomacy...

Chinese FM in Zimbabwe as he concludes African trip

China’s top Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi arrived in Zimbabwe Saturday evening as he concludes his African trip....

Drought ignites human-wildlife conflict in Zimbabwe

By AFPMore by this Author Zimbabwean villager Dumisani Khumalo appeared to be in pain as he walked gingerly...

Grizelda Grootboom: ‘How my best friend trafficked me for sex’

Grizelda Grootboom was trafficked by a "friend" when she was 18 years old. She was tied in a...

Sierra Leone suspends minister for suspected graft

Sierra Leone's labour minister and three other government officials have been suspended in an alleged corruption case involving...

Senegal’s remote cannabis growers evade crackdown

By AFPMore by this Author Most Senegalese farmers sell peanuts and vegetables, but in one hamlet lost in...

Lesotho PM’s party seeks his ouster over wife’s murder

Lesotho's ruling party on Thursday asked Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to resign over alleged links to the 2017...