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Southern Africa

Fall in Mining and Manufacturing shrinks South Africa’s Economic Growth

South Africa’s economy contracted to 0.3 percent in the last quarter of 2016, due to a fall in mining and manufacturing production . According to...

Lesotho dissolves parliament, faces elections

Lesotho's king has dissolved parliament and will shortly set an election date, the deputy prime minister said on Tuesday, days after Prime Minister Pakalitha...

Zimbabwe appeals for aid after floods kill over 240 in 3...

Zimbabwe is appealing for foreign aid after floods affected many of the country's provinces killing more than 240 people in three months. Among the worst...

At least eight killed, 28 injured in Lusaka stampede

At least eight people have been killed and 28 others injured in a stampede as thousands of desperate Zambians scrambled for food handouts. The incident...

U.N. accuses S/Sudan’s govt of blocking food aid, peacekeepers

The UN says South Sudan's government is blocking food aid and restricting peacekeepers. According to UN humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien, who was in the country...

Ex-South Sudan general forms rebel group, vows to topple president Kiir

A disaffected South Sudanese army general who quit his position last month announced on Monday that he had formed a new anti-government rebel group,...

Zimbabwean doctors call off strike ahead of civil service walk-out

Zimbabwean junior doctors called off a three-week strike on Sunday, saying the government had partially met their demands. This comes a day before a one-day...

Sudan rebel group SPLM frees 125 prisoners

Freedom at last! This is the new story for 125 Sudanese prisoners of war who have been released and are back home. The prisoners were...

Commonwealth Games head visits South Africa to discuss 2022

Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martins has travelled to South Africa for crisis meetings as Durban faces the possibility of losing out on hosting...

Four South Sudanese soldiers arrested for rape

Four South Sudanese soldiers have been arrested over the mass rape of at least a dozen women and girls in one village in February...
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