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Zimbabwe appeals for $1.5 bln to prevent starvation

Zimbabwe on Tuesday appealed to local businesses and charities for $1.5 billion aid to save more than a quarter of the population from starvation...

Watchdog group says Nigeria government is expanding use of $670M ‘slush...

Anti-corruption group Transparency International said on Monday Nigeria’s government has in the run-up to elections expanded the use of opaque $670 million-a-year funds that...

Locals in Harare mull cremation as land for traditional burials is...

Harare is planning to open a new cemetery following the decommissioning of its main burial ground. With land rapidly running out, there have been suggestions...

Zimbabweans angered by $500,000 cost for Mugabe’s private jet hire

Zimbabwe's public is mad and has taken to social media to express their displeasure after President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government reportedly chartered a plane for...

Burundi peace talks begin in Tanzania

Burundi factions have opened dialogue in Tanzania to end the year-long political crisis that has dodged the country since President Pierre Nkurunziza declared his...

South Sudan army, rebels clash hours after ceasefire

South Sudan’s army clashed with rebels in an oil-producing region early on Sunday, both sides said, shattering a ceasefire hours after it came into...

Tanzania’s President Magufuli fires 10,000 for possessing fake academic certificates

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked around 10,000 civil servants for being in possession of fake academic certificates. The president ordered that those affected leave...

South Africa refutes FIFA bribery claims

South Africa’s sports minister has refuted claims that his country paid a bribe in order to host the 2010 World Cup. Fikile Mbalula said that...

Protests against US arms embargo in South Sudan turn violent

Demonstrations turned violent in South Sudan’s capital as people took to the streets to protest U.S. president Donald Trump's new ban on the supply...

Nigerian power grid shut-down goes unnoticed in parts of country

Nigeria’s electricity grid has been shut down by a fire on a gas pipeline, the ministry of power said on Wednesday, as the country’s...

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One dead as two car bombs explode in Somali capital

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One person died and another was injured in two car bombs that exploded in the heart of the Somali capital on Saturday and the...

Eritrea – Ethiopia hailed by Nobel laureate on 2018 World Peace day

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Leymah Gbowee, a Nobel Peace laureate said on Friday that the 2018 edition of World Peace Day had to be dedicated to Ethiopia and...

Cholera outbreak persists in Nigeria Yobe state

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A cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria's Yobe State has claimed at least 61 lives, according to a governmnet official The local Commissioner for Health, Dr...

Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

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Tanzania's State broadcaster says burials have started of those who died when a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria as the death toll rose to...

Opinion

Deji Badmus

NIGERIA: BUHARI’S ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR

There is something about corruption in Nigeria that is, for me, a huge contradiction. Everyone in the country knows it is about the biggest...

How did Zimbabwe get here?

In 2013 a resounding electoral victory handed back full control of Zimbabwe’s Government to ZANU- PF, ending an uncomfortable coalition with the opposition. The four-year...
Robert Kagiri

What China’s ‘New Era’ means for Africa

The curtain finally came down on the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) 19th Congress held between October 18-24, 2017 at the Great Hall of...
CGTN Africa