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Africa

As it happened: Zim's anti-Mugabe protest

26 August 2016, 20:54

Get the latest details as Zimbabwe opposition parties go ahead with the planned grand demonstration to press for the implementation of electoral reforms.

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Converting tweets into feet: Can Zimbabwe’s social media activism oust Robert Mugabe?

26 August 2016, 19:24

Protests against the rule of Zimbabwe’s ageing president, Robert Mugabe, have become commonplace in recent months. In one of the latest incidents on August 24, police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse a “Mugabe Must Go” protest in the capital Harare.

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Group says Burundians don't want presidential term limits

26 August 2016, 18:24

A government-backed commission in Burundi says the majority of Burundians want presidential term limits removed from the country's constitution.

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GALLERY: #ZimGrandDemo met with State retaliation

26 August 2016, 15:54

The grand anti-Mugabe demonstration in Harare had been met with the State violent reaction, as police teargassed and beat protesters despite the protest being cleared by the High Court.

Poverty, hardship emboldens protesting Zimbabweans

26 August 2016, 14:22

A failing economy and deepening poverty have spawned a wave of sporadic anti-government protests in Zimbabwe, the likes of which have not been seen in years.

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Seven killed in Mogadishu beach restaurant attack

26 August 2016, 12:14

Seven people were killed in an attack by Shabaab jihadists on a popular beachfront restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, city authorities said on Friday.

PHOTOS: As Zim reaches tipping point, Mugabe checks potatoes

26 August 2016, 10:29

Crisis-hit Zimbabwe may be reaching a tipping point, but the First Family wants to prove it’s carrying on as if everything is normal.

Central bank teller on the run after taking KES 53M

26 August 2016, 08:51

He deposited fake notes and swapped them with US dollars worth KES 53 million.

Gunmen storm beach restaurant in Mogadishu

26 August 2016, 08:51

The incident began when a nearby car exploded, after which the gunmen ran into the restaurant, a popular eatery near the beach.

Women, children 'tainted' by Boko Haram become outcasts in Nigeria

26 August 2016, 07:03

Starving and alone, five-year-old Umar was left for dead in a camp for internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria.

The link between uranium from the DRC and Hiroshima: a story of twin tragedies

25 August 2016, 19:37

The mine that produced the uranium that made the Hiroshima bomb has since been closed. But its troubling legacy continues to haunt the Democratic Republic of Congo and the local community, writes Susan Williams.

Tensions rise as Zim anti-riot police deploy ahead of national protest

25 August 2016, 18:33

Residents of the Zimbabwean town of Masvingo have been left dismayed by the deployment of anti-riot police ahead of a planned national protest, the Zimbabwe Mail reports.

'Agents provocateurs' could be behind Harare riots, says Zim former minister

25 August 2016, 17:23

A senior Zimbabwe opposition official has raised the possibility that "agents provocateurs" are behind looting and violence this week.

State Zim radio plays 'Talking 'Bout a Revolution as Harare riots rage

25 August 2016, 16:33

As riot police fired teargas and water cannon at protesters in central Harare, a DJ on Zimbabwe’s state radio agreed to play a rather daring choice of song: Tracy Chapman’s Talking 'Bout a Revolution.

Fake healer arrested for sleeping with married women

25 August 2016, 15:18

He will be charged for committing adultery and fraudulently getting money from the women.

#IfAfricaWasASchool: Africa laughs at itself with hilarious hashtag

25 August 2016, 14:20

Africans have always been known for their humour in the face of hardship and adversity. Social media users across the continent have taken to the internet to once again show why they are the leaders in satire.

Son-in-law 'knew it was mom and not wife in bed'

25 August 2016, 13:07

Charges have been withdrawn against a man who was caught with his pants down in bed with his mother-in-law because both were too inebriated to remember exactly what happened.

Gabon's old guard hopes to unseat Bongo dynasty scion

25 August 2016, 09:58

The increasingly disgruntled people of Gabon go to the polls in a presidential election in which a last-minute opposition pact has robbed incumbent Ali Bongo of a clear run at a second term.

Mozambique: Renamo leader rejects VP position

24 August 2016, 19:48

Leader of the opposition Mozambique National Resistance, Alfonso Dhlakama has rebuffed a proposal to offer him the position of a deputy president.

Manhunt launched after brutal killing of woman, 88, and domestic worker

24 August 2016, 18:30

Police have launched a widespread manhunt following the brutal killing of an elderly woman and her domestic worker in Makotopong village outside of Polokwane, Limpopo.

Pro-Mugabe columnist attacks Kofi Annan

24 August 2016, 17:14

Kofi Annan and his co-Elders are “Western puppets” and “busybodies”, a pro-Robert Mugabe columnist has charged after the internationally respected statesmen asked SADC to support a smooth transition in crisis-hit Zimbabwe.

Zim conservationists looking for elephant with trunk snare injury

24 August 2016, 16:16

Conservationists in northern Zimbabwe - looking for an elephant with a deep wound high up on its trunk, likely due to a snare - say they're worried the animal could already have lost up to 80% its trunk.

Zim supermarket at centre of storm over ex-newscaster's arrest

24 August 2016, 15:10

A leading supermarket in Zimbabwe has found itself at the centre of a social media storm over the way it handled the arrest of a former news anchor who was caught shoplifting, but later found to have a mild form of dementia.

Zambia regulator suspends three private broadcasters

24 August 2016, 14:09

Authorities in Zambia have suspended the licenses of three private broadcasters, saying they had posed a risk to peace and stability during this month's presidential election.

Nicaraguan teacher arrested for helping Congolese immigrant

24 August 2016, 13:00

Police in Nicaragua have arrested a schoolteacher for allegedly aiding a migrant from the African nation of Congo to cross the border along with her baby.

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