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Zimbabwe sanctions: Sadc calls on US and EU to drop policy

A group of 16 African countries has called on the US and EU to "immediately lift" economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. More..

South Africa's Jacob Zumah and Morocco likely to resume diplomatic ties media report says

South Africa and Morocco will resume diplomatic ties more than a decade after Morocco withdrew its ambassador from Pretoria, South African President Jacob Zuma said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday. More..

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa drops education minister after public outcry

Mnangagwa made other changes to the cabinet that his chief secretary Misheck Sibanda called “adjustments to ensure compliance with the Constitution and considerations of gender, demography and special needs”. More..

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa gives key cabinet jobs to military figures

Zimbabwe's new president Emmerson Mnangagwa has named his cabinet, appointing senior military figures to high-profile positions. More..

Seven missing off Tanzanian coast

At least seven people are missing after their boat carrying construction material capsized on the route from the northern Tanzanian port of Tanga to Pemba Island on Tuesday morning. More..

Activist behind Mandela helicopter rescue plot dies

One of Nelson Mandela's "greatest friends" from his prison days has died aged 89, the former president's foundation announced. More..

Nigerian singer protests against Libyan slave trade

The singer Charly Boy led Nigerian protesters to the Libyan embassy in Abuja earlier today in protest against slavery in Libya: More..

Last of the strongmen?

Since Robert Mugabe's fall from power media across the continent have been taking their guess as to which of the so called strong men might be next to go. More..

Every adult in Malawi gets biometric ID card

Malawi has completed a mass registration programme of more than nine million citizens over the age of 16. More..

Libya migrants: Emergency evacuation operation agreed

An urgent evacuation plan has been devised for migrants facing abuse in Libyan detention camps. More..