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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:38:23 GMT
Zimbabwe: Ramaphosa Calls for End to Zimbabwe Sanctions
[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Ramaphosa, who is in Geneva, Switzerland for the release of a report by the International Labour Organisation, urged the EU to lift whatever sanctions it may still have on the southern African nation because the natio...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:56:02 GMT
Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Must Act, But Don't Give Up on Zimbabwe – Former Envoy Tells U.S.
[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Zimbabwe, a land of unparalleled beauty and infinite potential, is again under democratic and economic siege. Armed men are removing residents from their homes. Unknown assailants have burnt the headquarters of the leading...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:32:32 GMT
Ghana: MP Hauled in for Questioning Over Killing of Investigative Journalist
[RFI] Police have questioned Ghanaian MP Kennedy Agyapong over Wednesday's murder of investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a member of Tiger Eye Private Investigations led by renowned journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:05:33 GMT
Burkina Faso: President Chooses New Prime Minister
[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has appointed Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré as Prime Minister.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:59:16 GMT
Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Calls for Dialogue
[263Chat] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has succumbed to pressure from ordinary Zimbabweans and has called for a national dialogue with opposition parties, religious leaders as well as civic leaders.

Africa News

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 10:39:33 GMT
Disney has come under fire for having trademarked the phrase "hakuna matata".
There are growing calls for Disney to drop its "hakuna matata" trademark ahead of the release of the new Lion King film. The campaign is being spearheaded by activists who say the catchphrase - which is the name of one of the songs in the classic 199...

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 02:07:36 GMT
Rallies banned in Congo's capital before presidential vote
The governor of Congo's capital banned campaign rallies in the city Wednesday, citing security concerns ahead of the election to pick a president to replace the leader who has been in office since 2001. Gov. Andre Kimbuta cancelled all rallies in...

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 21:51:45 GMT
UN: South Sudan still fragile but there's a chance for peace
The U.N. peacekeeping chief said Tuesday there is a chance for peace in South Sudan, with more progress since the warring sides signed a new peace deal in September than at any time since the conflict erupted five years ago. But Jean-Pierre Lacroix t...

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 17:26:41 GMT
Johnny Clegg, musician and cancer survivor, awaits hard road
In this file photo dated Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, musician Johnny Clegg performs on stage during his own farewell concert in Johannesburg. The 65-year old Clegg who has survived pancreatic cancer for the last few years, says in an interview broadcast...

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:13:08 GMT
South Sudan Security Strip Peace Deal Monitors, Says Group
A South Sudanese soldier stands next to a machine gun mounted on a truck in Malakal town, northeast of Juba, South Sudan. A regional group assessing South Sudan's peace agreement says members of the National Security Service forced several of its...

Africa News24

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:10:47 +0200 | Zimbabwe troops assaulting people in capital
Witnesses say Zimbabwean soldiers are still roaming the streets of the capital and assaulting people, even after the president denounced violence by security forces as "unacceptable."

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:10:47 +0200 | Liberia's footballer president Weah marks year in office
Star footballer-turned-politician George Weah marks a year as Liberia's president on Tuesday as many in the impoverished country debate whether he has begun to deliver on dramatic campaign promises.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:10:47 +0200 | Ethiopia says 13 000 granted amnesty
Ethiopia said it had granted more than 13 000 people amnesty as part of a broad reform agenda pushed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, state media has said.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:04:53 +0200 | Millions of Zimbabweans living in SA 'must help resolve conflict back home' – ANC
The ANC has called upon the millions of Zimbabweans who had made South Africa their home to get involved in turning around their country.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:46:56 +0200 | What needs to be done to stop Zimbabwe’s violent meltdown
To stem the tide of the current crisis before it totally overwhelms President Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu-PF, he needs to immediately cease the brutal onslaught on civilians, writes The Conversation.

Central Africa

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:55:17 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa: Presidential Inauguration Ceremony Postponed
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The inauguration of Felix Tshisekedi as president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been postponed.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:40:05 GMT
Rwanda: 14 Miners Die in Rwamagana Quarry
[New Times] Fourteen people were confirmed dead Monday at a mining quarry in Ntunga Cell, Mwulire Sector in Rwamagana District.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 04:57:08 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa: How Realpolitik Will Dictate Election Winner
[Deutsche Welle] Doubts persist on Felix Tshisekedi victory at the polls. But the national and international consensus seems to be that stability is more important than democratic ideals.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:43:07 GMT
Burundi: Burundi Capital Move Designed to Dodge Dissent - Critics
[RFI] Burundi's ditching of Bujumbura as its capital city has critics accusing President Pierre Nkurunziza of seeking to avoid opposition dissent and deflecting attention from the country's dire economic crisis.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:52:44 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Protagonists Must Find Working Solution to Manage Perilous Situation
[The Conversation Africa] The Constitutional Court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has ruled that Felix Tshisekedi won the recent poll. But the runner-up Martin Fayulu has rejected the court's decision. He claims that he has been robbed...