British journalist detained without charge in Kenya

Starkey has reported extensively on terrorism, security, miscarriages of justice, conservation and drug trafficking while based in East Africa.

Grace Mugabe splurges $1,3m on diamond ring

Grace Mugabe allegedly refused to accept the ring when it was sent to her in Harare and demanded a full refund into her bank account in Dubai.

Bomb kills six Egypt policemen

The bloodied bodies of several policemen could be seen at the blast site next to police vehicles that had been stationed there.

Botswana lifts ban on cattle movement as FMD threat fades

Since 2000, Botswana has suffered from recurrent outbreaks of FMD, which threatened the local beef and dairy industry.

Tensions rise over delay of Ghana's election results

Ghana opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo is running against incumbent John Mahama in a nail-biting election seen as a test for a country generally viewed as a beacon of stability.

Somalia sets yet another date for presidential vote

The new timetable was laid out in a joint statement issued late Thursday by the government, the leaders of Somalia's federal states and the election body.

AU leadership debate to be broadcast live

The five candidates contesting to replace Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will have a live television debate on Friday night.

Angola awaits successor to long-ruling leader Dos Santos

Angola does not directly elect a president, but rather the leader of the winning party automatically becomes head of state.


INTERVIEW: The re-emergence of Zimbabwe's Joice Mujuru

Many believed Mujuru would be the natural choice to succeed the aging Robert Mugabe after being made the youngest cabinet minister in the first post-independence administration.


Zimbabwean high school the quiz champ

Twenty-three SADC schools competed for the Thabo Mbeki National School Quiz Championship Legacy Trophy and scholarships

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