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Pistorius prosecutor sets sights on South Africa’s Zuma

The former South African state prosecutor who led the case against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius is prepared to take legal action against Jacob Zuma, the ex-president who left office last week following a series...

Somali traders boycott business over new government tax

Traders in Somalia's largest market, Bakara, on Sunday boycotted business over what they termed as punitive tax measures imposed by the government. Traders said that they will keep off from the Mogadishu-based market until the...

Somali returnees recount torture at the hands of smugglers in Libya

Eleven Somali migrants have arrived home after being held captive in Libya for years. The North African nation has been criticised for its treatment of African migrants in recent month. CGTN's Abdulaziz Billow shares the story...

Nigerian court releases 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation

A court in Nigeria has released 475 people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram for rehabilitation, the justice ministry said on Sunday. Some of those whose cases were heard last week in a detention centre in...

Ethiopia bans protests, publications that incite violence during emergency rule

Ethiopia has banned protests and publications that incite violence following a state of emergency imposed on Friday, Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa said on Saturday. The state of emergency came a day after the Prime Minister...

6 lions, 74 vultures poisoned to death in southern Tanzania

Six lions and 74 vultures were found dead near a national park in southern Tanzania this week after they were poisoned to death, authorities said on Friday. The country’s Permanent Secretary for Natural Resources and...

NBA’s Africa Game returns to South Africa

National Basketball Association (NBA) players will return to South Africa in August to participate in the third NBA Africa Game, officials said on Saturday. The game, scheduled for Aug. 4, will match Team Africa against...

ICGLR to investigate Rwanda, DR Congo armies’ clashes

The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) is expected to investigate recent clashes between the armies of Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. The ICGLR represents regional governments in resolving border conflict. Tuesday’s fighting...

Burundians forced to sign up to vote in referendum, opposition says

Burundians are being forced to sign up to vote in a May referendum on extending presidential term limits, Burundian opposition figures and residents say, although the government denies the allegations. The constitutional amendment would extend...

UN launches campaign to expose challenges migrants crossing to Yemen face

The UN Refugee Agency has launched a regional campaign themed, "Dangerous Crossings”, to expose the challenges refugees and migrants face when they cross to and through Yemen. The campaign hopes to discourage many more from...