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Mobs in Mozambique block border post with South Africa over xenophobia violence

A group of mobs in Mozambique on Friday blocked a border post with South Africa - a "retaliation" they said for the ongoing xenophobia...
Xenophobic

No Batswana national affected by xenophobic attack in South Africa – official

No Batswana nationals has been affected so far by xenophobic attacks in South Africa, an official has said. Spokesperson for Botswana's...
ECOWAS

ECOWAS to send election observer team to Togo

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will send a 100 member observation team to monitor Togo's April 25 presidential election. The team,...
Benin

Benin to launch distribution of voter’s cards

Beninese nationals will this Friday start receiving voter's cards in readiness for the April 26 legislative elections, an official source said Thursday. The announcement...

900 Burundian refugees arrive in Rwanda

A dozen of overloaded buses carrying 900 Burundian nationals fleeing fear violence in their villages have arrived in Busegera, a district located in the...

AU to observe elections in Togo and Benin

The African Union (AU) said Thursday it would observe the elections in Togo on April 25 and in Benin on April 26. As Togo and...

Zimbabwe telecoms industry revenue dips 18 percent in 2014

Zimbabwe's three mobile network operators recorded an 18 percent drop in revenue to 907.3 million U.S. dollars in 2014, according to statistics from the...
European Union

Zimbabwe trade surplus with EU rises to $313 million in 2014

Bilateral trade between Zimbabwe and the European Union (EU) more than doubled between 2009 and 2014 with Zimbabwe recording a trade surplus of 289.286...
Xenophobia

Mozambican president expresses concerns over xenophobia in South Africa

Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi, on Thursday expressed his "distress" at the "suffering" of Mozambicans who are victims of the anti-foreigner violence in South Africa,...

Spain injects fund for social development in Mozambique

The Mozambique deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nyelety Brooke Mondlane signed in Maputo with the Spanish Secretary for State International Cooperation, Jesus Garcia Aldaz,...
Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan official appointed as new deputy AMISOM commander

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has appointed a new deputy commander of the African Union peacekeeping troops in Somalia. Uganda People's Defense...

Six killed in western Kenya road accidents

Six people were killed in two road accidents in western Kenya on Thursday, police said. In one accident, four people died...
Paul Kagame

Rwandan president visits Ethiopia

Rwandan President Paul Kagame arrived in Addis Ababa on Thursday for a 24-hour visit that coincided with the signing, in the Ehiopian capital, of...
President John Dramani Mahama

Ghana’s economic prospects bright – President Mahama

Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama said on Wednesday his country had the opportunity for an economic renaissance despite a recent slump in the economy....
railway

Tanzania’s top railway firm officials suspended over defective wagons

Tanzanian authorities on Thursday suspended five top officials with Tanzania Railway Limited (TRL) to pave way for investigations over purchase of 274 defective passenger...

Global report ranks Rwanda high in ICT growth

Rwanda has been ranked among top ten countries in Africa that are most dynamic performers when it comes to Information Communication Technology (ICT) development....
floods

At least 15 missing after bus swept away by floods in Kenya

At least 15 people were missing after a commuter bus was swept by flash floods in Mandera county in northern Kenya, humanitarian agency confirmed...
An exhibitor from Amiran Kenya sets his fresh produce during the Annual Naivasha Horticulture Trade Fair held in Naivasha, Nakuru County recently. Kenyan fruits and vegetables face ban in the EU market due to failure to meet set regulations. Photo: Antony Gitonga/Standard

WFP appeals for $10 million food aid for Zimbabwe

The World Food Program (WFP) said Thursday it requires 10.7 million U.S. dollars for the coming eight months to help vulnerable people in Zimbabwe...
Chibok girls BringBackOurGirls

Zambian NGO expects Nigeria’s new leader to find abducted girls

A civil society organization in Zambia has urged Nigeria's newly-elected President Muhammadu Buhari to do everything within his powers to find over 200 girls...
Wpid Mining

Mwana Africa subsidiary records 0.42 percent jump in production

Mwana Africa's gold mining unit in Zimbabwe recorded a 0.42 percent increase in gold production to 14, 358 ounces in the quarter ending March...

Benin to distribute voting cards for legislative election

Xinhua, Voting cards distribution for the legislative elections in Benin will start on Friday, the National Processing Center said on Thursday. ...

Happiness and bitterness of a taxi driver in Cameroon

Keumoe has been working as a taxi driver in Cameroon's capital Yaounde for 15 years. The work is very hard for Keumoe, but he...
United Nations

UN body records 198 cases of human rights violations in DR Congo

The United Nations Joint Human Rights Office has said it recorded 198 cases of human rights violations across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR...
Bird Flu

Bird flu kills over 200,000 chicken in Burkina Faso

By April 13, 2015, over 202, 000 deaths of chicken and estimated losses of over 3 billion CFA Francs (about 5 million U.S. dollars)...
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso to honour martyrs of 2014 uprising

A day to honour the martyrs of October 2014 uprising that overthrew the regime of ex-Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore, will be organized on...
Benin

Benin’s opposition to protest over lack of voter’s cards

Several opposition parties in Benin will this Friday organize large protest marches to demand for the distribution of voter's cards and strict respect for...
Malawian President, Joyce Banda

Malawi evacuates nationals from South Africa amid xenophobic violence

Malawi is deploying six buses to repatriate its nationals from South Africa following reports of xenophobic violence in the coastal city of Durban, its...
South Africa Flag

No Zambian attacked in South Africa’s xenophobic violence – Chishimba Kambwili

No Zambians living in South Africa have been attacked amid the xenophobic violence, the government said on Wednesday. Zambia's chief government spokesperson, Chishimba Kambwili,...

Uganda government halts ban on polythene bags

The Ugandan government on Wednesday suspended the ban on the manufacture and use of polythene bags, commonly known as kaveera or buveera in...
Inflation

Namibia inflation drops to four-year low

Namibia's annual rate of inflation slowed down to a four-year low of 3.4 percent in March from 3.6 percent a month earlier, the Namibia...