Monday, November 29, 2021
Lusaka – Business tycoon and opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was on Monday declared winner of the hotly contested presidential election in debt-burdened Zambia. With 155 of 156 constituencies reporting, official results showed Hichilema had captured a landslide of 2,810,757 votes...
BY MAHA EL DAHAN A maize plant is seen among other dried maize at a field in Hoopstad, a maize-producing district in the Free State province, South Africa, on January 13, 2016. REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO  South Africa will not declare a national disaster...
Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera has declared a state of disaster in an address to the nation delivered hours after two cabinet ministers died from COVID-19 amid a spike in coronavirus infections. Transport Minister Sidik Mia and Local Government Minister Lingson...
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday condemned ongoing attacks and vandalism targeting the road freight industry, days after protesters demanded that companies stop hiring foreign nationals as truck drivers. Several trucks suspected to be driven by foreign nationals have...
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday condemned ongoing attacks and vandalism targeting the road freight industry, days after protesters demanded that companies stop hiring foreign nationals as truck drivers. Several trucks suspected to be driven by foreign nationals have...
South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced 54 more COVID-19 related deaths and 772 new infections on Monday night, which take the death toll in South Africa to over 19 465. This makes South Africa’s COVID-19 death toll to...
The Zimbabwe government has announced that it will offer land back to two categories of farmers who were dispossessed under land reform. As is the case with all things land, the announcement was met with outrage. “Mugabe turning in his grave,”...
President Emmerson Mnangagwa said in a televised address on Tuesday that “dark forces” were attempting to derail his presidency and vision for Zimbabwe. He called them “destructive terrorist opposition groupings” and “dark forces both inside and outside the borders”. Opposition and...
Zindzi Mandela was born in 1960, just a year-and-a-half before her father was first incarcerated for anti-government activities. Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid leaders Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela, died Monday morning in the hospital at the...
With a handshake and a hug, Mozambique’s leaders hoped Tuesday to close the book on a decades-long conflict. But an election in October and new causes of violence mean lasting peace is far from assured. After fighting on opposite sides...

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