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US elections: Social media mocks TB Joshua over inaccurate prediction

09 November 2016, 13:58

Social media users have mocked Nigerian prophet TB Joseph following his inaccurate prophecy regarding the winner of the just ended US elections.

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Ugandan opposition leader travels to SA despite police blockage

09 November 2016, 13:58

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has left the east African country to attend an International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) Conference in South Africa, despite an alleged police ban.

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Ugandan opposition leader 'blocked from travelling to SA'

08 November 2016, 16:01

Ugandan police have been accused of blocking opposition party leader Kizza Besigye from travelling to South Africa where he was expected to speak at the International Commission of Jurists conference.

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Switzerland pledges to help Tanzania recover illegal wealth

08 November 2016, 16:01

Switzerland has agreed to help Tanzanian government recover money illegally kept in Swiss banks by Tanzanian nationals.

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32 relatives of Ethiopia’s Somali Regional State protesters arrested –HRW

08 November 2016, 11:06

At least 32 relatives of those who were recently protesting against the recent visit of an Ethiopian regional government delegation that included Abdi Mohamoud Omar, the president of Ethiopia’s Somali Regional State to Australia.

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Morocco still lacks government a month after election

08 November 2016, 07:28

A month since winning Morocco's parliamentary elections, Islamist Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane is still haggling over his future governing coalition.

Grace Mugabe dinner gets $4.2m: Five stories you might have missed from Zim

07 November 2016, 14:19

The Zimbabwe authorities are about to dye fuel do they can check if importers paid tax on it. Can you imagine the country's rapacious police officers checking on that at roadblocks?

WATCH: US Republican candidate Trump blast Somali refugees

07 November 2016, 14:19

US Republican presidential candidate Donal Trump has blasted Somali refugees, saying that they are bringing extremist views to the US.

Mugabe says he won't allow 'dirty money' to fund his Zanu-PF party

07 November 2016, 09:16

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly said that he will not all “dirty money” to fund his ruling Zanu-PF party.

Nigerian judges facing graft probe asked to step down

04 November 2016, 13:45

Nigeria's National Judicial Council watchdog has asked a group of judges facing corruption investigations to step down pending resolution of their cases.

Sudan hikes fuel prices amid foreign currency shortage

04 November 2016, 11:21

Sudan has hiked prices of petrol and diesel by about 30% as months of fuel shortages caused by a foreign currency shortage have put pressure on the country's already sanctions-hit economy.

Top Africa News: Zim, Kenya, I Coast

04 November 2016, 02:58

Nigeria's Nobel literature laureate Wolo Soyinka threatens to destroy his US green card if Trump wins election and Mugabe tells embattled SA President Zuma 'We are happy you are still in one piece'.

'We are happy you are still in one piece,' Mugabe tells Zuma

03 November 2016, 14:38

A clearly-shaky President Robert Mugabe has told President Jacob Zuma: "We are happy you are still in one piece in spite of what the papers are writing every day."

Fresh from #StateCaptureReport, Zuma steps out on red carpet in Zim

03 November 2016, 12:42

President Jacob Zuma has stepped out onto red carpet in Harare on an official visit that cash-strapped Zimbabwe hopes will bring it desperately-needed investment.

UN reforms: Africa is becoming impatient, says SA's Nkoana-Mashabane

03 November 2016, 10:46

South Africa has reportedly added its voice to the United Nations Security Council reform calls, saying that it was time for Africa to “raise its voice louder and push for key reforms” in the council.

3 Cameroon men jailed for 10 years over Boko Haram joke

03 November 2016, 10:46

Amnesty International says three young men in Cameroon have been jailed for 10 years for sharing a text message that joked about the Boko Haram extremist group.

South Sudan says 17 accused in attack targeting Americans

03 November 2016, 08:56

Eight people have been accused of rape, eight others accused of looting and one accused of injuring a victim during a July rampage that targeted Americans at a South Sudan hotel popular with foreigners, the government says.

Uganda university shut down after student protests

03 November 2016, 07:16

A day after Uganda's president ordered the closure of one of Africa's oldest universities, 23-year old Gabriel Deng was hurriedly stuffing his belongings into rucksacks in a rundown student hostel.

WATCH: Gambian leader 'torturing' opponents, says HRW

02 November 2016, 13:21

A rights group has expressed concern over the upcoming Gambia election, saying that the vote might not be free and fair, as the west African country's government was "brutally cracking down on opposition parties".

AU 'is nothing but a union of African heads of state who cover for each other'

02 November 2016, 14:56

Jacqueline Moudeina, the Chadian prosecutor who represented 4 445 victims in the case against Hissene Habre "the AU is nothing but a union of African heads of state who cover for each other".

Ethiopia's state of emergency: both sides are determined to fight to the finish

01 November 2016, 15:01

The current state of emergency in Ethiopia is the last attempt by the Tigrayan-led regime to stop the Oromo and Amhara protests and maintain political power, writes Asafa Jalata.

Nigerian governor accuses UN, NGOs of misusing aid money

01 November 2016, 12:38

The governor of the Nigerian state most devastated by Boko Haram's Islamic uprising is accusing some UN and international aid agencies of misusing funds meant for refugees.

Tanzania’s social media policing increases the risks of government abuse

01 November 2016, 10:08

The biggest cyber security concern for many Tanzanians is the risk of inadvertently becoming a perpetrator of politically-defined cybercrime, rather than becoming a victim, writes Charlotte Cross.

Millions of women and girls from the world's poorest countries denied contraception

01 November 2016, 10:08

Millions of women and girls in developing countries risk unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions, campaigners said, as a global initiative to reach the world's poorest women with contraception is on track to miss its target.

Tanzanian president tells security forces to pursue wildlife poachers

31 October 2016, 14:16

Tanzania's president on Saturday ordered the security forces to go after top criminals financing organised networks behind elephant poaching, saying no one was "untouchable".

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