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Sat, 04 Dec 2021 11:22:34 +0000 | MTN falls short of target, raising only R2.4bn in initial public offering of Ugandan unit
The MTN Group said the initial public offering of its Ugandan unit raised 535.94 billion shillings (about R2.4 billion), less than two-thirds of its target.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 18:17:01 +0000 | Zimbabwe's Covid-19 cases spike despite strict measures
Zimbabwe reported a sharp rise in coronavirus infections Friday despite measures to stem the spread of the virus, a day after it identified its first case of the new Omicron variant.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:25:49 +0000 | South Africa, Nigeria seal agreement aimed at changing Africa's narrative on world stage
South Africa and Nigeria, the two biggest economies in Africa, should take charge in changing the African narrative to the world through their youth.

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 12:14:47 +0000 | WATCH | All the latest news videos from around Africa
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Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:23:16 +0000 | 'Very dangerous': Zimbabwe's main airport operating without radar to guide air traffic
Planes are landing at Zimbabwe's main international airport without any radar systems to guide air traffic controllers, a lawmaker said in a video released Friday.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 21:24:17 +0000 | African indigenous knowledge systems relevant in addressing the continent's problems
For Africa to successfully solve conflicts, progress economically, achieve academic excellence and champion its rich culture and scientific breakthroughs there is an urgent need to promote indigenous knowledge systems.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 16:21:21 +0000 | Covid-19: Nigeria recruits churches, mosques to speed up mass vaccinations
Prayers and hymns filled the Ikoyi Baptist Church at a recent Sunday sermon before the pastor delivered a message from the pulpit: Do the right thing and get the jab.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 15:50:10 +0000 | Global warming not responsible for Madagascar famine, study finds
Global warming played only a minimal role in the famine that has hit Madagascar, according to a new study published on Thursday which contradicts a UN description of the crisis as a "climate change famine".

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 18:31:12 +0000 | Omicron: Concerns that fresh lockdowns will further plunge Lesotho into poverty
Lesotho is ranked as one of the 30 poorest countries in the world, with a Gross National Income of US$2 740 per capita.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 15:03:05 +0000 | Want a Christmas bonus? Get vaccine first, Malawi bank tells staff
First Capital Bank Malawi is offering Christmas bonuses to fully vaccinated staff and warned those still holding out against Covid-19 inoculations risk missing out on annual bonuses next year, according to a circular seen by Bloomberg.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 14:35:06 +0000 | Two top Lesotho govt officials face treason, murder charges over failed 2014 coup
A sitting Cabinet minister in Lesotho and a former deputy prime minister will be charged with treason and murder.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 12:51:53 +0000 | WATCH | Ramaphosa intervenes in hurdles faced by SA business in Nigeria during high-level talks
President Cyril Ramaphosa said he could not run away from the "maze of challenges and difficulties" of doing business in Nigeria in his high-level talks with his counterpart President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 05:34:15 +0000 | West Africa tour: Ramaphosa wants deals signed, intra-Africa trade
"We want those countries investing in South Africa so it is not a one-way process where South African companies invest in their countries," said President Cyril Ramaphosa ahead of his West Africa tour.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:35:31 +0000 | Ghana's anti-gay movements want homosexuality outlawed, say it is 'a mental issue'
If Parliament fails to outlaw homosexuality in Ghana, it "will be a pandemic", with far-reaching effects, claimed anti-LGBTQI+ proponents during the ongoing public hearings in the country.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 16:44:40 +0000 | Lesotho ex-PM Thomas Thabane charged over murder of estranged wife
Lesotho's former prime minister, Thomas Thabane, was charged on Tuesday over the murder of his estranged wife in a case that has shocked the southern African highland kingdom.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 14:24:48 +0000 | African countries no longer want vaccine donations on short notice after China pledges billion doses
China has offered to deliver another billion Covid-19 vaccines to Africa, but AU member states say they no longer want ad hoc donations "with little notice and short shelf lives".

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 12:53:05 +0000 | Ethiopia PM claims war gains, urges rebels to 'surrender'
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday urged Tigrayan rebels to surrender, claiming government forces were nearing victory just one week after he vowed to lead military operations at the front.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 09:04:27 +0000 | One in eight children found at risk of becoming child soldiers
One in eight of the world's children - more than 300 million - live in conflict zones where they are at risk of becoming child soldiers, a charity warned on Tuesday, saying boosting school access was vital in fighting forced recruitment.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 18:14:44 +0000 | Covid-19: UN chief 'deeply concerned' by southern Africa's isolation over Omicron variant
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday he was "deeply concerned" as countries around the world imposed travel restrictions on southern Africa in an attempt to stop the spread of a worrying new Covid-19 variant discovered there.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 16:30:34 +0000 | Court dismisses Botswana government's appeal to overturn 2019 ruling that decriminalised gay sex
Judges in Botswana's court of appeal dismissed an appeal by the government to overturn a landmark ruling of 2019 that decriminalised gay sex.