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General accused of coup bid leaves Lesotho
General accused of coup bid leaves Lesotho Maseru - The renegade general accused of leading a failed coup attempt in Lesotho has left the kingdom along with two of his rivals as part of a deal to restore security,...
Ramaphosa hails Lesotho officers' departure
Ramaphosa hails Lesotho officers' departure Maseru - The departure of three senior Lesotho police and army officers from the country was welcomed by SA Development Community (SADC) facilitator and Deputy President...
Eleven killed in Zimbabwe stampede
Eleven killed in Zimbabwe stampede Kwekwe - Eleven people were killed in a stampede at a crusade held by a popular prophet in Kwekwe, central Zimbabwe, on Friday, police and a religious organisation said...
'Mystery aircraft' above stricken Lagos building was military plane: Police
'Mystery aircraft' above stricken Lagos building was military plane: Police Lagos - A mysterious aircraft that a popular Nigerian preacher linked to the collapse of a guesthouse at his Lagos megachurch was an air force plane, a coroner's inquest...
Tsvangirai slams SA govt
Tsvangirai slams SA govt Harare - Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is "deeply appalled" by a damning report on Zimbabwe's 2002 elections that has only just been released in South...
Lesotho demands removal of two SAPS officials
Lesotho demands removal of two SAPS officials Maseru - Lesotho has demanded the expulsion of two senior officers from a SADC police mission, accusing them of sabotaging the security of Prime Minister Tom Thabane and...
Ebola outbreak: R63m pledged for blood plasma trials
Ebola outbreak: R63m pledged for blood plasma trials New York - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged R63m towards a programme to increase production of experimental Ebola treatments in Guinea and other affected...
Zambia to vote for new president on January 20
Zambia to vote for new president on January 20 Lusaka - Zambia's acting president on Tuesday announced that a special election to replace the country's late leader will be held on January 20 next year.
Ramaphosa back in Lesotho ahead of security agreement deadline
Ramaphosa back in Lesotho ahead of security agreement deadline Maseru - With Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving for his eighth visit to Lesotho today, locals are still wondering whether controversial army head Tlali Kamoli...
Namibia dehorns rhino to fight poaching
Namibia dehorns rhino to fight poaching Windhoek - Namibian environmental authorities embarking on a de-horning exercise for black rhino have already spotted three carcasses left behind by poachers, an official...
Mujuru denies Mugabe assassination plot
Mujuru denies Mugabe assassination plot Harare - Zimbabwe's beleaguered Vice President Joice Mujuru defended herself on Monday against allegations that she masterminded a plot to assassinate President...
Congo declares itself free of Ebola
Congo declares itself free of Ebola Kigali - The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo is free of the Ebola virus, which killed at least 49 people there during a three-month outbreak.
Ebola: Senegal reopens air and sea borders
Ebola: Senegal reopens air and sea borders Dakar - Senegal has reopened air and sea borders with Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the countries worst hit by the Ebola virus.
Pray for successful repatriation: Archbishop
Pray for successful repatriation: Archbishop Cape Town - South Africans should pray for the successful repatriation of the remains of the 85 people who died when a church building collapsed in Nigeria, Anglican...
Ebola virus continues to pop up in new places: WHO
Ebola virus continues to pop up in new places: WHO Bamako - More than 5 000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak that is ravaging West Africa, the World Health Organisation reported on Wednesday, marking another grisly...
Zambia holds requiem for late president
Zambia holds requiem for late president Lusaka - Zambia Monday held a final requiem service for president Michael Sata ahead of his burial on Tuesday, after a week of lying in state in the capital city.
Ebola outbreak slowing in Liberia: WHO
Ebola outbreak slowing in Liberia: WHO Freetown - The deadliest Ebola outbreak ever is finally slowing in Liberia, the worst-hit country, but still wreaking havoc in two neighbouring west African states amid...
'Prophet' fails to appear before Lagos building collapse inquest
"Prophet" fails to appear before Lagos building collapse inquest Lagos - One of Nigeria's most popular preachers failed to appear at a coroner's inquest on Wednesday to explain how 116 people died in a building collapse at his Lagos...
Cyril Ramaphosa back in Lesotho
Cyril Ramaphosa back in Lesotho Maseru - Deputy President and SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Lesotho on Wednesday to consolidate agreements reached during his last visit, his office said.
Zambian acting president Scott backs down
Zambian acting president Scott backs down Zambia's acting president Guy Scott backed down today after his attempt to sack the ruling party chief sparked riots and a rejection of his authority as a white leader in...
Zambia's white leader backs down
Zambia's white leader backs down Lusaka - Zambia's acting president Guy Scott backed down today after his attempt to sack the ruling party chief sparked riots and a rejection of his authority as a white...
MSF likely to continue Ebola relief efforts into 2015
MSF likely to continue Ebola relief efforts into 2015 Bloemfontein - Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says although there has been a slight increase in deployment of international aid to Ebola stricken West Africa in recent...
Acting Zambian president sacks rival
Acting Zambian president sacks rival Lusaka - Zambia's acting president Guy Scott on Monday fired the governing party's secretary general, who had been at the centre of a succession battle following the...
Burkina Faso army told to hand over power
Burkina Faso army told to hand over power Addis Ababa - The African Union (AU) has given Burkina Faso's military a two-week deadline to hand power to a civilian ruler or face sanctions.
Thousands of Zambians receive president's body at airport
Thousands of Zambians receive president's body at airport Lusaka - Thousands of Zambians on Saturday gathered at Lusaka airport to receive the body of president Michael Sata, who passed away in London earlier this week.
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