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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Southern Africa

Riek Machar’s return not positive at this stage – UN

The new Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan says a return of opposition leader Riek Machar to the country would not...

Zambian court refuses to throw out opposition leader’s treason charge

A Zambian court refused on Wednesday to throw out treason charges against opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, a case that has stoked political tensions months...

U.S. criticises president Salva Kiir, urges truce in South Sudan

The United States is not happy with the "man-made" famine and ongoing conflict in South Sudan. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley is...

Zambian opposition denies arson, says government plotting against it

Zambia's main opposition party, whose leader has been arrested and charged with treason, accused the government on Monday of trying to frame it...

South Sudanese govt offensive forces 100,000 civilians to flee -U.N.

The United nations says an offensive by the South Sudanese government in the Jonglei region has displaced roughly 100 000 civilians. The offensive has also...

Zambia court to rule on opposition leader’s treason case next week

A Zambian court will rule next week on whether to throw out a treason case against the leader of the main opposition party whose...

Zambian opposition leader’s lawyers ask court to throw out treason case

Lawyers for a Zambian opposition party leader accused of trying to overthrow the government asked a court on Wednesday to throw out the case,...

Zimbabwean opposition leaders ally to challenge Mugabe

Two of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's chief rivals said on Wednesday they were allying to deny the 93-year-old another term in office. Morgan Tsvangirai, 65,...

Mugabe announces holding of 2018 presidential election

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has announced holding Zimbabwe's 7th presidential election in 2018. He made the announcement during the country's Independence Day celebration held in...

South African inflation slows as food price rises ease

South Africa's consumer inflation eased in March as the return of rainfall following a severe drought cut into food price inflation. The slide -- to...
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