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Mnangagwa officially sworn in as Zimbabwe’s President

Emmerson Mnangagwa was on Friday sworn in as President of Zimbabwe amidst loud cheering by supporters at a packed Harare’s national stadium. While taking his oath of office, Mnangagwa vowed to uphold the constitution of...

South African court doubles Pistorius’ prison sentence for killing girlfriend

Olympics athlete Oscar Pistorius' jail sentence for killing his girlfriend has been more than doubled to 13 years and five months by a South African court. According to prosecutors, the six-year term he had been...

Ethiopia rejects Egyptian warnings over Nile river

Ethiopia on Thursday rejected warnings from Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi over a mega hydroelectric dam Ethiopia is building that Egypt fears could reduce its share of water from the Nile river basin. Speaking to journalists...

Libyan government investigating migrant ‘slave market’ reports

The Libyan government is investigating reports of African migrants being sold as slaves and promised to bring the perpetrators to justice. Footage broadcast by CNN appearing to show African migrants being traded in Libya sparked...

Mnangagwa assures Mugabe he will be safe in Zimbabwe: state media

Incoming president of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa has assured former president Robert Mugabe he and his family would be safe in the country. Mnangagwa said this when the two men spoke for the first time since...

Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president

Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president on Friday, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa will cap a stunning political comeback after Mugabe...

Zimbabwe opposition urges incoming president to destroy Mugabe’s pillars of oppression

Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on Thursday urged the new Zimbabwean government to dismantle all pillars of repression and oppression that had been put in place by former President Robert Mugabe. "We remain...

Chad’s President Deby sacks finance minister and his deputy

Chad’s President Idriss Deby has sacked Finance Minister Christian Georges Diguimbaye, a government decree dated Nov. 21 showed. The decree which gave no reason for the sackings also dismissed Diguimabye’s deputy, Banata Tchalet Sow, Reuters...

Zimbabweans also celebrate bribe-free roads after Mugabe’s fall

As Robert Mugabe's regime tottered and fell, one immediate benefit that Zimbabweans celebrated with glee was the sudden absence of bribe-extracting police who were a symbol of life under his rule. Endless police roadblocks were...

Fighting between rebel, army leaves 27 dead in South Sudan

Twenty-seven people were killed when rebels attacked government forces in South Sudan, a local government official said on Thursday. Three government soldiers and 24 fighters loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar were killed in the...