Four French soldiers injured by explosion in Burkina Faso – French media

PARIS, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Four French soldiers from the Operation Barkhane taskforce were injured after an improvised explosive device (IED) hit their vehicle in Burkina Faso, reported Le Monde,…

Zim hockey ladies bounce back

By Anashe Murombedzi THE Zimbabwe senior women hockey team secured their first win at the Africa Cup of Nations in Accra, Ghana after beating Uganda 5-nil this Tuesday. Having started…

D-Day for AFCON Group B and C

By ZBC Reporter IT is an action-packed day in the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon as Group B and C will be decided this evening. While dejected Zimbabweans will…

Seven dead in crackdown on anti-coup rallies in Sudan -medics

KHARTOUM, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Protest organisers in Sudan’s capital Khartoum announced two days of strikes and civil disobedience after security forces used gunfire and teargas on Monday to disperse…

Ousted Guinean leader Conde leaves country for medical check

KINSHASA, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Former Guinean President Alpha Conde, ousted in a coup in September, boarded a plane on Monday to go abroad for a medical check-up, two sources…

SADC extends Cabo Delgado mission to allow Mozambique to rebuild

By Josephine Mugiyo The recent announcement by the Southern African Development Community -SADC to extend the mission deployed to Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique to fight terrorism is expected to…

Zondo Commission’s findings, recommendations to help rebuild SA’s institutions: Ramaphosa

PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa needs to protect the Constitution and the democratic state from anyone who wants to weaken it. “We need to protect our Constitution, our democratic…

Mali’s ousted president Keita dies at 76

BAMAKO, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was ousted by the military in 2020 after a turbulent seven-year rule, has died, officials said on Sunday.…

Ethiopia asks WHO to investigate body’s chief

Ethiopia’s government has asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate its own boss, the Ethiopian Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, for what it describes as his “harmful misinformation” and “misconduct”…

No goals as Liverpool duo Mane and Keita become rivals in Africa

LIVERPOOL teammates Sadio Mane and Naby Keita became rivals on Friday, captaining Senegal and Guinea in a drab 0-0 Group B matchday 2 deadlock at the Africa Cup of Nations.…