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Zimbabwe's first lady announces candidacy to succeed Mugabe
Zimbabwe's first lady announces candidacy to succeed Mugabe Harare - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe on Thursday announced her candidacy to succeed her husband, 90-year-old president Robert Mugabe, when he leaves office.
DNA analysis starts on church collapse victims
DNA analysis starts on church collapse victims Cape Town - DNA samples of the 116 victims of the church building collapse in Nigeria have arrived at a laboratory in South Africa for analysis, Minister in the...
Slegs Nigerië en Senegal Ebola-vry
Slegs Nigerië en Senegal Ebola-vry Kaapstad - Slegs gebiede wat vir 42 dae geen nuwe gevalle van Ebola aangemeld het nie, is vry van die pandemie.
Unknown when SA bodies will be returned
Unknown when SA bodies will be returned Lagos - There was still no news on when the bodies of more than 80 South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria will be returned home, a government spokeswoman...
International military observers to deploy in Mozambique
International military observers to deploy in Mozambique Maputo - Military observers from up to nine countries will be deployed across Mozambique later this month, to ensure post-election tensions do not spell a return to...
Norwegian Ebola patient cured
Norwegian Ebola patient cured Oslo - A Norwegian woman who contracted the Ebola virus while working for Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone was cured and released from an isolation unit Monday.
Zambia president flown abroad for medical 'check'
Zambia president flown abroad for medical 'check' Lusaka - Zambian President Michael Sata, who has not been seen in public in weeks, has left the country for a medical check-up, the presidency said Monday.
Nigeria declared Ebola-free
Nigeria declared Ebola-free Lagos - Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, was declared Ebola-free on Monday as European Union foreign ministers thrashed out measures to help halt the spread of...
Ramaphosa arrives in Lesotho
Ramaphosa arrives in Lesotho Maseru - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Maseru, Lesotho, on Monday as part of the Southern African Development Community's (SADC)efforts to bring stability...
'We're losing the fight against Ebola'
'We're losing the fight against Ebola' Geneva - The World Bank warned on Friday the fight to stop Ebola was being lost, as the UN pleaded for more money to combat the escalating epidemic and global travel...
Lesotho elections 'a throw of the dice'
Lesotho elections "a throw of the dice" Maseru - Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has equated the early elections for his country to a throw of the dice, saying there is no guarantee of being re-elected...
Nigeria says it's reached deal with Boko Haram to secure schoolgirls' release
Nigeria says it's reached deal with Boko Haram to secure schoolgirls' release Abuja - Officials and campaigners on Saturday anxiously awaited further news about the fate of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls after Nigeria claimed to have reached a...
Peace and stability will return to the mountain kingdom: Ramaphosa
Peace and stability will return to the mountain kingdom: Ramaphosa Maseru - South Africa’s Deputy President and SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa says he is confident that the road map agreed to by various Lesotho stakeholders will ensure...
Lesotho's King Letsie thanks SADC for bringing stability to the mountain kingdom
Lesotho's King Letsie thanks SADC for bringing stability to the mountain kingdom Maseru - Despite scepticism from certain sectors, Lesotho’s Parliament was reconvened without a hitch this morning after having been suspended since June.
Lesotho's parliament reopened amid tight security
Lesotho's parliament reopened amid tight security Maseru - Lesotho's King Letsie III re-opened parliament Friday amid tight security, the first step in a peace deal aimed at ending a crisis sparked by an attempted...
Lesotho: Scepticism about whether or not Parliament will open today
Lesotho: Scepticism about whether or not Parliament will open today Maseru - Lesotho’s King Letsie III is expected to reconvene the mountain kingdom’s parliament at 09:00 this morning after it was suspended in June this year.
Ramaphosa to attend Lesotho parliament opening
Ramaphosa to attend Lesotho parliament opening Maseru - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will attend the opening of Lesotho's parliament, his office said on Thursday.
Renamo rejects election results
Renamo rejects election results Maputo - Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo on Thursday claimed victory in the country's election, rejecting official tallies that showed the ruling Frelimo party...
Ebola-verpleegster was op passasiersvliegtuig
Ebola-verpleegster was op passasiersvliegtuig Dallas - Die Amerikaanse Sentrum vir Siektebeheer en Voorkoming (CDC) het bevestig 'n tweede verpleegster, wat positief vir ebola getoets het, het op 'n kommersiële vlug...
Mozambique polls close with opposition parties crying foul
Mozambique polls close with opposition parties crying foul Maputo - Mozambicans voted Wednesday in a closely-fought test for the ruling Frelimo party, which has run the southern African country since independence from Portugal in...
Mozambicans vote in elections seen as test for peace
Mozambicans vote in elections seen as test for peace Maputo - Mozambicans started voting on Wednesday in elections seen as a test for peace following a deal between the government and the armed opposition party Renamo to...
Ebola: Liberian health workers plan strike
Ebola: Liberian health workers plan strike Monrovia - Liberian health officials are appealing to nurses and medical assistants not to go ahead with a national strike, as the Ebola epidemic continues.
Report: West Africans fleeing Ebola, to SA
Report: West Africans fleeing Ebola, to SA Johannesburg - As the world panics over the Ebola outbreak, West Africans are reportedly fleeing their countries in a bid to outrun the virus - some even headed overland...
Mali holds Ebola trials
Mali holds Ebola trials Bamako - Mali's health minister says the west African country has started trials of an Ebola vaccine on scientific researchers.
Africa's richest woman to expand banking empire to Namibia
Africa's richest woman to expand banking empire to Namibia Luanda - Africa's richest woman, Angolan Isabel dos Santos, is set to spread her banking empire into neighbouring Namibia, after a banking licence was approved by the...
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