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10 Apr 2015
At least three people described as foreign nationals have been killed in a wave of xenophobic violence in the South African city of Durban, local media reported on Friday.
10 Apr 2015
Togo officially began its presidential election campaign on Friday with President Faure Gnassingbe's challenger Jean-Pierre Fabre seeking to end nearly 50 years of rule by the Gnassingbe family. The first day of campaigning was low-key, with posters put up in the capital Lome of Gnassingbe and Fabre, leader of the main opposition Combat for Political…
10 Apr 2015
South Africa's University of Cape Town (UCT) has removed a statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes that had become the focus of protests. The monument, taken down in front of cheering protesters, will be stored for "safe keeping", UCT's council said. Students have been campaigning for the removal of the statue of the 19th Century…
10 Apr 2015
LEADING international investment and communications group, Africa Investor (Ai), has announced that African pension and sovereign wealth fund leaders will discuss co-investment opportunities and receive presentations from a series of vetted infrastructure project developers at the Ai CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit to be held in Cape Town, before the official opening of the World Economic Forum on Africa.
9 Apr 2015
Algerian troops killed four armed Islamists and recovered weapons and ammunition during an operation not far from the capital on Thursday, the defence ministry said.
9 Apr 2015
Residents of Somalia's capital on Thursday condemned as "collective punishment" Kenya's shutting down of money transfer services over suspected links to the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab.
9 Apr 2015
Zimbabwean former vice president Joice Mujuru on Thursday said she would fight her expulsion from the ruling ZANU-PF party after falling out with President Robert Mugabe.
8 Apr 2015
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday launched a wide-ranging attack on Western colonisation in Africa and recent intervention in the Arab world, as he made his first state visit to South Africa in 21 years. The veteran leader, 91, seized the opportunity of a televised press conference with President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria to lambast…
8 Apr 2015
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe visited South Africa on Wednesday in his first state trip to the country since 1994 as he seeks to drum up foreign investment to revive his nation's moribund economy.
8 Apr 2015
Rwanda's justice minister on Wednesday welcomed France's declassification of documents relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which Kigali accuses Paris of having an indirect role.
7 Apr 2015
Hundreds of Kenyans took to the streets Tuesday demanding greater security following last week's massacre by Somalia's Shebab Islamists, on the final day of mourning for the 148 people killed by the militants. The demonstrators waved placards and chanted slogans as they marched on the streets of the Kenyan capital and the northeastern town of…
7 Apr 2015
Libya's internationally recognised government has moved to divert revenues from the long-established state oil company and Central Bank to its own coffers -- in an effort experts warn is "risky" and likely to fail.

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