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Africa

Poachers poison 5 elephants in Zim forest

29 May 2016, 10:26

Five elephants have been poisoned with cyanide in a protected forest area in western Zimbabwe, the first reports of poisonings in months, according to reports.

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Scores missing in new shipwreck off Libya

28 May 2016, 10:53

Scores of migrants are missing after an overloaded fishing boat sank off the coast of Libya, the third major tragedy in the Mediterranean in as many days, Italian rescuers say.

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S Sudan soldier held over ivory, pangolin meat

27 May 2016, 20:36

South Sudan authorities have arrested an army major and a Chinese oil worker for allegedly trafficking ivory and endangered pangolin meat through the country's Paloich oil fields.

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Botswana lawmakers divided over $90 000 Zim debt

27 May 2016, 18:38

Lawmakers in Botswana are divided over whether to collect a $90 000 debts by northern neighbours Zimbabwe that was incurred at least 5 years ago, reports said on Friday.

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Zambia rescues four girls trafficked from Malawi

27 May 2016, 16:28

Immigration officers in Zambia have reportedly rescued four Malawian girls believed to have been trafficked into that country.

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Malawi bans foreign witchdoctors over albino murders

27 May 2016, 14:11

Malawi has banned foreign witch-doctors from plying their trade in the southern African nation in a bid to curb a rising wave of abductions, attacks and killings of albinos.

WATCH: Man with giant python performs ritual at court

27 May 2016, 12:57

Footage of a man prowling outside the Magistrate's Court in Ga-Rankuwa has caught the attention of thousands of people on Facebook.

Tunisia mulls women soldiers

27 May 2016, 06:59

Tunisia's defence minister says his country must examine the possibility of allowing women to serve in its armed forces to face down 'new challenges' including jihadist attacks.

Zuma corruption charges still with NPA for decision - Nhleko

26 May 2016, 20:44

The NPA is still deciding whether to proceed with corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma over upgrades to his Nkandla homestead, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says.

Uganda 2010 bombing mastermind found guilty

26 May 2016, 18:31

The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab that killed 76 people in Kampala has been found guilty.

African Union insurance arm to boost disaster cover to $1.5 bln

26 May 2016, 17:26

The African Union's insurance arm will increase its disaster cover to $1.5 billion by 2020 from $179 million currently following one of the continent's worst droughts in decades, a senior executive said on Thursday.

Malawi man held for ridiculing person with albinism

26 May 2016, 16:00

A Malawian national found himself in hot water after being arrested for ridiculing a man living with albinism, a report says.

I'm not responsible for PF's declining support, Scott tells Lungu

26 May 2016, 15:01

Former Zambian president Guy Scott has reportedly said that he cannot be held responsible for the Patriotic Front’s waning political support.

Trafficking: Ghana NGO rescues at least 41 children

26 May 2016, 13:51

Challenging Heights, a non-governmental organisation based in Winneba, Ghana says it rescued at least 41 children from trafficking on Lake Volta in 2015, a report says.

PICS: The dramatic moment a refugee boat carrying hundreds capsizes off Libya coast

26 May 2016, 12:38

Images released by the Italian navy have captured the moment a heavily overcrowded boat overturned in a shipwreck off Libya which left at least five people dead.

Mbeki to rewrite history

26 May 2016, 10:02

Former SA president Thabo Mbeki is going to write a book on Africa’s history to ensure its people are no longer depicted as victims.

UN ends sanctions on Liberia

26 May 2016, 07:12

The last remaining United Nations sanctions on Liberia have been lifted in a decision the United States said was a tangible sign of how far the West African country had come.

DRCongo opposition group vows to defy protest bans

25 May 2016, 18:15

A Democratic Republic of Congo opposition group, angered by a court decision to let President Joseph Kabila remain in office beyond his term, on Wednesday vowed to hold nationwide protests in defiance of bans imposed in some regions.

Liberia charges politicians, mining firm in corruption case

25 May 2016, 20:10

Three top politicians and a British mining firm at the centre of a massive corruption scandal have been charged with "economic crimes," Liberia's Information Minister Eugene Nagbe said Wednesday.

Seven migrants dead in shipwreck off Libya: navy

25 May 2016, 20:10

At least seven migrants have drowned off the Libyan coast after the heavily overcrowded boat they were sailing on overturned, the Italian navy said Wednesday.

Thousands stage pro-Mugabe march in Zimbabwe capital

25 May 2016, 17:10

Several thousand Zimbabweans joined a march through Harare in support of veteran President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday after the main opposition party staged its own rally last month.

More Africans are accessing health care – but states still have work to do

25 May 2016, 14:43

People across Africa rank health as the second most important national problem they believe that governments should address. Only unemployment outranks it as an issue among ordinary citizens, and only education outstrips it as a funding priority.

29-year-old man commits suicide after being dumped by his 69-year-old lover

25 May 2016, 12:20

They have been lovers for over three years.

Major opposition rally banned in Congo after Kabila ruling

25 May 2016, 10:27

Public demonstrations have been banned in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Tuesday, ahead of a planned opposition rally to denounce a controversial court ruling allowing President Joseph Kabila to remain in power beyond his mandate.

Forensic expert suggests explosion downed EgyptAir jet

25 May 2016, 07:30

Parts of bodies recovered from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 show signs of burns and are so small that they suggest the jet was brought down by an explosion.

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