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Top lawyer and four officials from Prime Minister Tsvangirai's party were detained one day after Zimbabwe's constitutional referendum.
The country's main political parties, including Mugabe's ZANU-PF, are in favor of the proposed law changes, making the majority needed for a "yes" vote a near certainty.
The voting in Zimbabwe's constitutional referendum has closed.
Several hundred fighters from the Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 rebel group have reportedly fled to Rwanda after faction fighting.
Outgoing Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga lodged a petition with the country's top court to challenge the outcome of the recent presidential election
Zimbabweans voted on a new constitution Saturday that would pave the way for crucial elections in a country plagued by political violence.
The first phase of a giant housing project in Lagos, Nigeria is finally underway.
Zimbabwe citizens will vote for the country’s new constitution, possibly heralding an end of Robert Mugabe’s rule.
The group claims they were recruited into an anti-rhino poaching project in Limpopo.
Many Zimbabweans believe the army and police, not voters, may ultimately decide the fate of the country.
The party of Kenya's outgoing Prime Minister Raila Odinga, defeated in presidential polls, will file a petition challenging the election result on Saturday.
The United States has called for the "broadest possible monitoring" of Zimbabwe's upcoming referendum on a new constitution.
Zambian lawmakers loyal to President Michael Sata will attempt to strip his predecessor of presidential immunity.
Millions of Zimbabweans living abroad will not be allowed to vote in the upcoming referendum.
After four years of debate Zimbabwe finally has a draft constitution that will be put to citizens on Saturday in a referendum.
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Nigeria has pardoned the former political benefactor of the nation's president, convicted of stealing millions of dollars while serving as a state governor.
Zimbabweans go to the polls on Saturday to adopt or reject a new supreme law, but face several obstacles including a serious cash crunch after years of economic stasis.
An official statement encouraging Egyptian civilians to arrest lawbreakers and hand them over to police has set off a new political storm
A Greek-owned tanker captured by Somali pirates in May has been released and all crew members are safe.
With Raila Odinga threatening a protracted legal fight and Uhuru Kenyatta facing crimes against humanity charges by a UN tribunal, peace in Kenya is precarious.
Post-mortem set to determine cause of death of gang-rape accused Ram Singh.
Wildlife officials have renewed a lion alert at the northern tourism and fishing resort town of Kariba after the reported sighting of two more lions.
Seven foreign nationals were abducted on 16 February 2013. would like to send you push notifications.
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