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Lesotho PM to resign – report

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane announced his intention to resign, the SA Broadcasting Corporation reported. The alert on its TV news channel gave no...

Nyusi sworn in as Mozambique president

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi was sworn in on Wednesday at a ceremony attended by cheering supporters and dignitaries but boycotted by opposition politicians disputing...

Former Sudan spy revolt quelled

Armed ex-security agents linked to Sudan’s toppled ruler Omar al-Bashir fought soldiers in Khartoum for hours until government forces quelled the revolt, residents and...

Niger army chief replaced

Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou replaced the head of the army after two of the country’s deadliest attacks killed at least 160 soldiers and prompted...

Gun control law passed in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s parliament passed legislation aimed at curbing gun ownership after a surge in regional ethnic violence blamed on the proliferation of small arms in...

Social media and political ads

Online platforms face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads with false or misleading claims ahead of the US presidential election. In the US,...

Resolution stops Trump from further military action against Iran

The US House of Representatives passed a resolution stopping President Donald Trump from further military action against Iran, rebuking the president after he ordered...

Panel named to amend Algerian constitution

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune formed a panel to amend Algeria’s constitution to give parliament and the judiciary a greater role aimed at helping end a...

Bashir assets seized

Sudan seized the assets of ousted President Omar al-Bashir’s now dissolved party, a senior member of the country’s ruling sovereign council said. The National...

Guinea-Bissau election result disputed

Former prime minister and ex-army general Umaro Cissoko Embalo won Guinea-Bissau’s presidential vote, the electoral commission said while his opponent complained of fraud and...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...