Officials count ballots after Ethiopia’s election, new fighting reported in Tigray

Officials in Ethiopia counted ballots on Tuesday after a parliamentary election billed as the first free vote in the country’s history but marred by an opposition boycott, war and reports…

Counting under way in ‘historic’ Ethiopia election

Vote-counting was underway Tuesday following elections in Ethiopia that went ahead without polling in the war-torn northern Tigray region and other restive parts of Africa’s second-most populous nation. Some 38…

Taliban insurgents take key Afghan district amid US troop withdrawal

Taliban fighters took control of a key district in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province Monday and encircled the provincial capital, police said, as the insurgent group added to its recent battlefield…

SADC council of ministers extraordinary summit on tomorrow

Prof Amon Murwira in his capacity as the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade is leading Zimbabwe’s delegation to the Extraordinary SADC Council of Ministers to be held…

Ethiopians vote in elections overshadowed by crisis and conflict

Ethiopians began voting Monday in a closely-watched election taking place as famine grips the war-torn Tigray region and doubts linger about the credibility of the twice-delayed vote. It is the…

Record-low turnout as France votes in first round of regional elections

French voters went to the polls on Sunday for the first round of regional elections that saw record-low turnout, with an abstention rate estimated at between 66 and 68 percent.…

Iran elections: Hardline candidate takes an unassailable lead

Iran’s hardline candidate Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative head of the judiciary, has taken an unassailable lead in the presidential election after 90 percent of the votes were counted, the interior…

Kim Jong-un prepares for ‘dialogue and confrontation’ with the US

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said his country needs to prepare for both “dialogue and confrontation” with the US, and “especially to get fully prepared for confrontation”. This marks…

Botswana declares seven day mourning period in honour of Kaunda

By ZBC Reporter The President of Botswana Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi has declared a seven (7) day mourning period in Botswana following the death of the founding President of…

Police fire teargas as crowds mass to welcome back Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo

POLICE fired teargas to disperse hundreds of supporters of Ivory Coast’s ousted president Laurent Gbagbo as crowds massed to welcome him home on Thursday from 10 years of exile. One…