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Africa

Zim land grabs: At least 163 white farmers to be evicted

05 March 2015, 12:45

Zimbabwe’s lands and resettlement minister Douglas Mombeshore had moved to evict at least 163 white commercial farmers as government intensifies its war against white farmers.

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Egypt warns women against marrying IS fighters online

05 March 2015, 11:38

Egypt's state-sponsored Islamic authority warned women against marrying fighters from the Islamic State group online, saying such unions would push them into a "circle of terrorism".

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Libya asks UN to approve arms contracts

05 March 2015, 10:20

Libya has urged the UN Security Council to approve a request for military purchases as it struggles to combat Islamic State extremists and protect its oil fields.

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Rwanda's Kagame looks set to join Africa's stay-put leaders

05 March 2015, 09:13

As the second and final mandate of Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame draws to a close, there are increasing indications he may join other African leaders in bending the rules and staying put.

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Ramaphosa back in Lesotho

05 March 2015, 08:58

Deputy President and SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa is back in Lesotho following general elections that were held in the country.

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Dogs kill Botswana boy

05 March 2015, 07:07

Botswana police are investigating the killing of a young boy by dogs.

Zambia cops grill opposition leader over spy claims

05 March 2015, 07:08

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been questioned by police over his claims that he receives intelligence reports before they reach President Edgar Lungu.

Italy rescue nearly 1,000 migrants; 10 drown

04 March 2015, 17:59

Italy rescues nearly 1,000 migrants from several boats in the Mediterranean; 10 die.

Lesotho opposition forms coalition after election

04 March 2015, 16:30

Lesotho's opposition parties have formed a coalition government after a close election failed to provide an outright winner, the leader of the Democratic Congress (DC) party said.

Smoker son loses out on inheritance

04 March 2015, 13:38

The son of a Pretoria businessman has been left out of his father's will because he refused to quit smoking, The Star reports.

Alleged satanic pastor gets bail

04 March 2015, 10:09

The grandparents of a nine-year-old boy, his uncle, and a pastor have been granted bail after a suspected satanic ritual that led to the boy's alleged rape and molestation.

UN Security Council OKs sanctions for South Sudan

04 March 2015, 08:30

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution creating a system to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan.

Joice says Mugabe lewd, rejects witchcraft

04 March 2015, 07:03

Zimbabwe's ousted vice president Joice Mujuru has accused President Robert Mugabe of making 'sexually lewd' claims about her.

Nigeria aims to beat Boko Haram before election

03 March 2015, 13:43

Nigeria is keen to press ahead with its own military campaign against Boko Haram, aiming to push the group out of major towns before the 28 March elections.

Bomb blast near Egypt court kills 2, wounds 9

03 March 2015, 13:30

Two people have been killed and nine wounded, including seven policemen, in a bomb explosion outside the Egyptian court in Cairo, the health ministry says.

Three withdoctors gang rape girl for three days, attempt to sacrifice her

03 March 2015, 21:02

Police in Uganda are holding three suspected witchdoctors who gang-raped a 17-year-old girl for three days before attempting to kill her for sacrifice.

Albinos 'hunted like animals' for body parts in Malawi

03 March 2015, 12:24

Albinos are living in fear of being killed in Malawi, where their body parts are increasingly being sold for use in traditional rituals that promise to deliver wealth and power.

Man on terror most-wanted list detained in Somalia

03 March 2015, 10:48

A former taxi driver from Virginia who was recently placed on the FBI’s list of most-wanted terrorists has been captured in Somalia, a US law enforcement official says.

Lesotho elections free and fair

03 March 2015, 09:33

The elections in Lesotho were transparent and fair, the Southern African Development Community Electoral Observation Mission says.

Zambia drops charges against top prosecutor

03 March 2015, 08:28

A court in Zambia has dropped corruption charges against the country’s chief prosecutor after he asked the magistrate to dismiss the case.

Boko Haram videos 2 beheaded spies

03 March 2015, 07:20

A Boko Haram video shows 2 beheaded men, 1 confessing to spying for the police.

Cholera epidemic kills 41 in Mozambique

02 March 2015, 13:02

The death toll from a cholera epidemic in Mozambique that broke out after widespread flooding has risen by almost 50 percent in two weeks to 41, health officials said.

Bomb kills 2 near Egypt police station

02 March 2015, 11:53

An Egyptian security official says a bomb went off near a police station and mosque in the southern city of Aswan, killing two civilians and wounding a soldier and four others.

Rockets kill 2, wound 30 in Libya's Benghazi

02 March 2015, 10:35

Rockets have hit residential areas in Libya's Benghazi, killing at least two people and wounding more than 30 others in continued fighting over the city, officials say.

Algeria: 40 police injured in gas protest

02 March 2015, 09:31

Forty police officers have been wounded in clashes with demonstrators opposed to shale gas exploration in the Algerian Sahara.

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