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Congo mudslide death toll 'to rise to 200'
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:54

Households were buried after heavy rains caused parts of a nearby mountain to collapse. BBC News - Africa

South Africa minister Mduduzi Manana resigns over assault claim
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:22

Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana is accused of assaulting a woman in a nightclub. BBC News - Africa

Burundi: Ecobank Employees Denounce Unfair Dismissal
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:19

[Iwacu] At least 70 employees of Ecobank Burundi have been dismissed due to poor economic performance. They say that the dismissal process contains ma...

Sudan: Education Sector Threatens With Strike
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:30

[Radio Dabanga] Babanusa / El Fasher -Workers in West Kordofan and North Darfur demand the payment of grants which the Sudanese government promised to...

Zimbabwe: SA Grounds Mugabe Plane, Demands Foreign Operators Permit
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:20

[New Zimbabwe] South Africa's aviation authority on Friday stopped an Air Zimbabwe aircraft from taking off, sparking a furious protest from the airli...

Namibia: Local Bank Invests in Students Education
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:19

[Namibia Economist] As part of its commitment to develop the academic potential of young Namibians, Standard Bank is investing a total of close to N$ ...

History of Africa: The Senegalese healer who talks to trees
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:21

Senegalese people come from far and wide to see Malik Sow, seeking advice, wisdom and traditional healing. BBC News - Africa

Tanzania: Cellphones Generate More Tax than Beer - Report
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:20

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -It is official: mobile phones are now leading generators of excise tax, overtaking beer. AllAfrica News: Economy, Business a...

Rwanda President Paul Kagame critical of foreign meddling
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:19

The president, sworn in for a third term, says foreigners are trying to vilify Rwanda. BBC News - Africa

UN: Over one million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:19

The number of South Sudanese who have fled to Uganda has hit one million. BBC News - Africa

Gabriella Engels: Grace Mugabe 'beat the hell out of me'
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:20

South African model Gabriella Engels says she was attacked in a hotel by the wife of Zimbabwe's president. BBC News - Africa

Bottling the sea's 'healing qualities'
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:25

To satisfy a growing demand, a company in South Africa is extracting, bottling and selling sea water. BBC News - Africa

Kenya election: Raila Odinga to challenge result in court
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:26

The opposition leader had previously refused to take legal action over the result. BBC News - Africa

Uganda receives one million South Sudan refugees
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:30

The UN refugee agency says "urgent additional support" is needed from the international community. BBC News - Africa

ICC Timbuktu case: Mali Islamist liable for €3m in damages
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:21

The ICC says Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi caused €3m of damage when he led attacks on Timbuktu shrines. BBC News - Africa

Mali: ICC Orders Ex-Islamic Radical to Pay Damages for Destruction of Shrines
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:35

[VOA] The International Criminal Court has ordered an Islamic extremist to pay $ 3.2 million in restitution for destroying centuries-old religious sh...

South Sudan: Parliament Suspends Debate on Budget
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:25

[VOA] South Sudan's parliament have suspended debate on a $ 451 million budget as questions linger over how government agencies will be financed and ...

Uganda: Government Duped in U.S.$42 Billion Investment 'Deal'
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:26

[Monitor] Kampala -A shadowy investor from the Philippines and a South Sudanese national working with a Burundian associate duped the President and hi...

Burials for Sierra Leone mudslide victims
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:27

About 150 bodies that have been identified or have decomposed have been interred, officials say. BBC News - Africa

Nigeria: Firm Accused of Illegal Mining Speaks - Blames Nigerian Govt
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:19

[Premium Times] The company whose owner the Nigerian government declared wanted on Monday for alleged illegal mining in Wase local government area of ...

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