Zim police fire teargas at Harare's vendors

The country's 80 percent unemployment rate has left people surviving by selling food, mobile phone credit, trinkets and clothes on pavements.

Gabon's strongman Ali Bongo sworn in

The president's wafer re-election last month was controversially validated by the Constitutional Court, extending his family's rule over the oil-rich nation into a fifth decade.

UNESCO hails 'landmark' Mali shrines attack verdict

UNESCO said the nine-year sentence for Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi was a "major step towards peace and reconciliation in Mali".

Egypt recovers more migrant bodies after shipwreck

Authorities have pulled 179 bodies from the Mediterranean but only 163 have been rescued and about 450 were said to be on board.

Chaos will erupt if Robert Mugabe dies: concerned Zimbabweans

Concerned Zimbabweans have proposed a National Transitional Authority at Monday's public forum held in Johannesburg on Monday.

Soldier, civilian killed in Mali

Three people, including an army officer accused of sharing the movements of jihadist in Timbuktu with Mali's army and its allies, have been killed in recent weeks.

Ali Bongo to be sworn in as President of Gabon

On Tuesday, September 27, Gabon President Ali Bongo will be sworn as president in for a second seven-year term.

Yemen deports 220 African migrants

Authorities in Yemen have deported at least 220 illegal African migrants.


Algeria plans bank privatisations as oil money dries up

The plan will open the door for foreign investors to acquire controlling stakes in the six government controlled banks.


African elephant population declines due to poaching

Elephant poaching has risen to meet high demand among fast-growing consumer markets in Asian economies where ivory is a coveted commodity.


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