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Zimbabwe applies to re-join Commonwealth, invites poll observers

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially applied for Zimbabwe to re-join the Commonwealth it left in 2003 and has invited the grouping of former British colonies to send observers to its general elections set for...

Zimbabwe parliament summons Mugabe

A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on Wednesday about diamond corruption alleged to have cost billions of dollars during his rule. Mugabe, who was ousted from office in...

At least 11 killed by suspected Ugandan rebels in eastern DRC

Ten civilians were killed overnight in a flash point area in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in an attack by suspected Ugandan rebels. according to local security sources The attack was carried out by the...

Drought, armyworms cut Malawi maize crop by 19 percent: minister

Malawi’s maize output declined by 19.4 percent in the 2017/18 farming year to 2.8 million tons due to damage caused by drought and crop-eating armyworms. According to the Agriculture Minister Joseph Mwanavekha, the decline is...

Comoros ex-president Ahmed Abdallah Sambi under house arrest

Former president of Comoros and a critic of president Azali Assoumani has been placed under house arrest in order to “preserve” public order, according to the Interior Ministry. A statement from the Interior ministry said,...

Kenyan investigators to question more than 40 people over ‘massive theft’

Kenyan investigators have summoned more than 40 people for questioning after a “massive theft of public funds” at the country’s National Youth Service (NYS), the head of the directorate of criminal investigations said on...

Five army soldiers killed by landmines in eastern Libya

Five soldiers of the eastern-based Libyan army were killed on Sunday by landmine explosions in eastern city of Darna, according to military and medical sources. "Five soldiers of the (army's) battalion 212 infantry were killed...

Zim government shelves plans to licence cannabis growers: report

The Zimbabwe government has put on hold plans to issue licences to farmers to grow marijuana for medical and research purposes, citing the need to first carry out feasibility studies. Deputy Finance Minister Terence Mukupe says...

Tropical cyclone hits Somaliland killing at least 15 people

At least 15 people have died in Somaliland after heavy rains caused by tropical cyclone Sagar which landed in the Horn of Africa over the weekend. Situated at the northern tip of east Africa on...

Boat adrift with two dozen African migrants rescued off Brazil coast

A boat with two dozen migrants from West Africa was rescued off the coast of northern Brazil, officials from the state of Maranhão said on Sunday. A fishing boat came upon the drifting vessel with...