Power-starved Ethiopia rallies around Nile dam as Egypt dispute simmers

Cell phone batteries constantly dying, health centres bereft of modern equipment, a dependence on flashlights after sundown — Kafule Yigzaw experienced all these struggles and more growing up without electricity…

South Africa steps up its game to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV

By Ute Feucht & Jeannette Wessels SOUTH Africa’s prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme has achieved remarkable successes in recent years. It has improved the health and life expectancy for pregnant…

Nigeria allows terrorism to flourish, says Bishop

A NIGERIAN Bishop has accused the government of creating the conditions for terror groups to flourish in the aftermath of a string of attacks on Christians by Islamist groups. On…

SA business icon Richard Maponya dies

By ZBC Reporter PROMINENT South African businessman Richard Maponya has died at the age of 99 after a short illness. The prominent businessman dubbed as the father of black retail…

28 killed in attack on military camp in Libya

TRIPOLI: At least 28 people were killed in an attack on a military academy in the Libyan capital late on Saturday, the health minister of the Tripoli-based government said. Tripoli,…

Chad troops leave Nigeria after Boko Haram mission

CHAD has ended a months-long mission fighting Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria and withdrawn its 1,200-strong force across their common border, an army spokesman said on Saturday. “It’s our troops…

African Union concerned with deteriorating Libyan situation

By ZBC Reporter THE Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has said he is deeply concerned at the deterioration of the situation in Libya and the continuing…

Angola hits ‘Princess’ dos Santos with asset freeze

By Staff Reporter ANGOLA has frozen the assets of Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of the country’s previous leader, in a sign that President João Lourenço is taking a…

Judges dismiss opposition challenges to Botswana elections

By Associated Press GABORONE: Judges in Botswana have dismissed more than a dozen opposition challenges to the recent parliamentary elections, saying they failed to prove allegations of fraud. Just one…

Second deadly attack in Burkina Faso as global condemnation grows

At least 11 soldiers were killed in Burkina Faso on Wednesday, as Burkinabes were mourning dozens of victims who had died in double attacks targeting the country’s north a day…