TWO DIE AFTER ZIMBABWE CAMPAIGN BLAST

Two people injured in Saturday’s explosion at a campaign rally in Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo have died, a medical official has said. Solwayo Ngwenya, clinical director of the city’s Mpilo hospital in the city, told AFP other victims had life-threatening injuries. At least 49 people, including President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s two deputies, were injured in […]

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BANDA IN SECOND BID FOR MALAWI’S PRESIDENCY

Malawi’s former President Joyce Banda, who returned home in April after four years of self-imposed exile, says she intends to contest next year’s election if chosen by the opposition People’s Party. In 2012, Mrs Banda became Malawi’s first female president and only the second woman to lead a country in Africa. She was voted out […]

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ANTI-ERITREA DEAL PROTESTS CONTINUE

Protesters have been out for a second day in northern Ethiopia to express their opposition to last week’s surprise announcement that the government would hand over disputed border territories to Eritrea. Reports say they were chanting slogans and carrying twigs to express their opposition to the decision. They say implementing it would be disrespectful to […]

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BURUNDI’S LEADER VOWS TO STEP DOWN IN 2020

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has said he will not seek another term in office after the end of his current mandate in 2020. He made the announcement in Bugendana, in Gitega province, where the country’s new constitution was signed into law, reports BBC’s Cyriaque Muhawenayo from the ceremony. Last month, Burundians voted overwhelmingly in a […]

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FUNERAL HELD FOR TANZANIA’S CONJOINED TWINS

The funeral of Tanzania’s conjoined twins, Maria and consolata Mwakikuti, who died on Saturday aged 21, has taken place at Ruaha Catholic University in the southern highlands. The women had been studying education at the university and teaching staff and students were among those who paid tribute to them. They had been joined from the […]

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SOUTH AFRICAN MAN SENTENCED TO TWO LIFE SENTENCES FOR RAPING AND KILLING 14-MONTH-OLD BABY

A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to two life sentences by the Johannesburg high court for raping and murdering a 14-month-old baby girl. ENCA reports that the man kidnapped the child and its mother then raped and killed the baby in September 2015 in Tembisa. He was also sentenced to an additional 10 years imprisonment, which will […]

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