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25 Aug 2015
Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe was booed and heckled by opposition lawmakers over the deteriorating economy as he gave his state of the nation address to parliament Tuesday. Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) lawmakers questioned his economic policies, jeering as the 91-year-old delivered a policy speech which lasted less than half an hour. When Mugabe…
25 Aug 2015
A South African court on Tuesday granted bail to one of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela's grandsons who is facing charges of raping an under-age girl. The 24-year-old is alleged to have raped the 15-year-old at a popular pub in a suburb north of Johannesburg on August 7. He spent 10 days in custody before a…
25 Aug 2015
Eight South African policemen were on Tuesday found guilty of murdering a Mozambican man who died after being dragged behind a moving police van two years ago. The 27-year-old taxi driver, Mido Macia, died in police custody in February 2013 after being arrested for parking his car on the wrong side of the road. Bystanders…
25 Aug 2015
A lion mauled to death a guide leading tourists on a walking safari in the Zimbabwean national park where Cecil the lion lived before he was shot, police said Tuesday. The guide was attacked on Monday after the group left their vehicle to inspect a pride of lions with cubs under a tree in the…
23 Aug 2015
FORTY-TWO out of the last 60 years in South Sudan have been spent in one conflict or the other. Peace agreements have been routinely broken.
22 Aug 2015
At least 14 Somali soldiers were killed and more than 20 others wounded Saturday in suicide attack by Shebab rebels in southern Somalia, officials and witnesses said.
21 Aug 2015
Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, on has proposed a two-month ceasefire with rebels fighting to overthrow his government and set a date for a new national reconciliation process which collapsed in January.
21 Aug 2015
Guinea Bissau President, Mario Vaz, has named Baciro Dja as the new Prime Minister to replace Domingos Pereira who was sacked last week, an official has said.
18 Aug 2015
Gabon's President Ali Bongo has pledged to give his share of the inheritance from his father to charity and said his family was also handing over properties including a villa in the capital and two homes in Paris to the state. Reuters reports that Bongo has led the central African oil producer since winning a…
18 Aug 2015
A 24-year old man, Mbuso Mandela,  believed to the grandson of former South African president Nelson Mandela has been arrested for raping a 15-year old girl at a restaurant in Greenside, South Africa. The accused was arrested on August 14th. Reports in South African media quoting the victim's family spokesperson claimed that the girl was raped…
18 Aug 2015
The Yobe Government said it had rehabilitated over 300 classrooms and provided infrastructure in schools destroyed by insurgents across the state “to avoid gaps in the system". The Director of Press to the State Governor, Mr Abdullahi Bego, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Damaturu. Bego…
17 Aug 2015
At least 15 people were killed on Monday when a mini-bus plunged off a bridge, landed on rail tracks and collided with a train in eastern South Africa, an official said.

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Stakeholders in the digital ecosystem, on Tuesday, set the stage for a synergy between the public and private sectors, to facilitate digital inclusion and set Nigeria on the path to sustainable economic development. Held in Abuja, the formative dialogue was the first run of the Policy Innovation Centre’s (PIC) ‘Inclusive Digital Transformation Programme’, sponsored by…
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