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Africa’s “Shark Tank” for startups is Rwanda’s new show “Face The Gorillas”

African startups can now score capital commitments real time―so long as they convince a venture capitalist to give...

Zimbabwe begins mass transfer of animals to Mozambique

2017-06-22 21:04 Harare - The animals won't travel two-by-two, but thousands of safari stalwarts will soon begin their...

Egypt extends state of emergency

Cairo - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi extended a state of emergency declared after twin church bombings in...

DRC rights group: Army kills 13 rebels after Beni attacks

Beni -  Democratic Republic of Congo's army fought off attacks in and around the eastern city of Beni...

S Sudan to lift ban on foreign journalists: media official

Juba - South Sudan's media authority will lift a ban on around 20 foreign journalists who had been...

UN urges Egypt to halt execution of 6 men in ‘flawed’ trials

Cairo - UN human rights experts urged Egypt on Thursday to halt the execution of six men, sentenced...

Calls for improved response to drought in east Africa

There have been calls for the international community to step up its response to the ongoing drought in...

Ghana: Decision on Guantanamo detainees ‘unconstitutional’

Accra - Ghana's Supreme Court has declared "unconstitutional" the decision by former President John Mahama to allow two...

7 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

Mogadishu - At least seven people are dead and a dozen wounded after a suicide car bomb blast...

Cameroon’s hopes dented by Australia draw

Cameroon players celebrate Andre Zambo's opening goal against AustraliaCameroon's hopes of progressing to the next stage of the...

Morocco protest leader ‘beaten’ during arrest: NGOs

Tunis  - The leader of a protest movement in northern Morocco was "severely" beaten and verbally abused by...

EU pledges $95m euros to Uganda for S Sudan refugees

Arua  - The EU pledged $95m to Uganda on Thursday, ahead of a summit to raise twenty times...

South Africa: Zuma – No Need for Secret Ballot. You Have Failed Seven Times

Photo: GCIS President Jacob Zuma (file photo). President Jacob Zuma says there is no need to have a...

‘Extended State capture’ seen in SA’s herbal drugs scandal

The battle for the heart and soul of the South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party, and for...

Nigeria: Govt Turns to Renewable Energy for Economic Growth

By Omololu OgunmadeAbuja — The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, tuesday announced federal government's plans to provide renewable power...

Nigeria: Woman, 26, Docked Over Alleged Abduction of Teenage Lover

A 26- year -old woman, Oluchi Paul, was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates' Court over...

South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu in Mpumalanga: OIE | Reuters

PARIS South Africa reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu on a commercial broiler breeder farm...

DRC rights activist says army kills 7 attackers in Beni

Kinshasa - A human rights activist in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo says at least seven assailants have...

Five killed in car bomb at Mogadishu police station: official

Mogadishu - Five people were killed and 10 were wounded on Thursday when a car packed with explosives...

Ankle injury set to end Guerreiro’s Confed Cup – News

Posted: 22 June 2017 Time: 17:18 Portugal left-back Raphael Guerreiro looks set to miss the rest of the...

Buyani Sali admits uncertainty over Chippa United future amid Cape Town City murmurs – News

Posted: 22 June 2017 Time: 17:04 Chippa United midfielder Buyani Sali has removed the cast on his leg...

Bairstow seals England rout of South Africa

Jonny Bairstow made a dashing 60 not out as England thrashed South Africa by nine wickets in the...

Kjell Jonevret eager to change Orlando Pirates fortunes with Nedbank Cup triumph – News

Posted: 22 June 2017 Time: 16:40 Orlando Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret is hoping to rewrite the club's fortunes...

Charting a better future for Africa

Almost 25 percent of the world’s malnourished population lives in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where more than 300 million...

In Africa, city elections are where the action is – The Economist

The EconomistIn Africa, city elections are where the action isThe EconomistThis pattern, in which opposition parties control big...

Crime in South Africa | News24

Late 2013 my colleague got an irresistible offer from a company organised by his brother in Australia. Judging...

Namibia: Call to Rename Ondangwa Airport After Ya Toivo

Photo: The Namibian Naita Hishoono, one of the former 'GDR kids', views photos of Andimba Toivo ya Toivo...

Zimbabweans Hold $1bn in Offshore Accounts

A Parliamentary organ on the national budget has raised concern over a spike in cash held by Zimbabweans...

South Africa: JSE Warns That Gupta-Owned Firm Risks Suspension

Photo: The Presidency President Jacob Zuma and Atul Gupta (file photo). The JSE is considering suspending Gupta-owned Oakbay...

Veteran defender Nasief Morris looks to extend his playing days with the right terms – News

Posted: 22 June 2017 Time: 16:02 Veteran defender Nasief Morris has confirmed that he will be hanging up...

3 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

Mogadishu -  At least three people are dead and several others wounded after a suicide car bomb blast...

Ajax Cape Town coach Stanley Menzo warns club’s academy prospects – News

Posted: 22 June 2017 Time: 15:57 Ajax Cape Town coach Stanley Menzo has warned the club’s youth prospects...

Juventus receive ‘substantial offer’ for Sandro – News

Posted: 22 June 2017 Time: 15:51 Juventus have revealed that a significant transfer bid has been received for...

Africa: Alien Animals and Plants Are On the Rise in Africa, Exacting a Growing Toll

analysis By Brett Hurley, University of Pretoria, Katelyn Faulkner and Mark RobertsonThis article is the first in a...

Suicide blast in Somalia’s capital targets police station

Mogadishu - A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated near the gate of a...

Zimbabwe: Bigwigs Lobby for ZRP Traffic Posts

Photo: The Herald Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo and Police Commissioner Augustine Chihuri (file photo). By Zvamaida MurwiraInfluential...

DA welcomes court judgment on use of secret ballot

Maimane has welcomed the Constitutional Court judgment on the use of a secret ballot in a no confidence...

Watch: President Zuma answers questions in Parliament

President Jacob Zuma says South Africas economy is under severe strain due to the recent downgrade by ratings...

Baroka FC to host trials, plan to raid Acornbush United – News

Posted: 22 June 2017 Time: 14:25 Baroka FC coach Kgoloko Thobejane says in order to steer clear of...

KZN Health MEC denies violating rights of cancer patients

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo has denied the finding that he has violated the rights of cancer patients....