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System collapse plunges Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, into darkness

Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria said in a statement

Africa

Nigeria buries 43 farmers killed by militants, dozens missing

Villagers in northeast Nigeria's Borno state on Sunday buried 43 farmers killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants, while security forces ...

Africa

Zimbabwe businessman takes on Sars over R600m in confiscated ...

Zimbabwean businessman Frank Buyanga Sadiqi is taking the SA Revenue Service (Sars) to court, claiming it confiscated Kruger gold coins worth an ...

Africa

Allies of Burkina Faso's Kabore retain control of ...

The ruling coalition of Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore, who was re-elected to a second term last week, has retained its majority in parliament, the electoral commission said on Sunday.
Africa

Ethiopia says military operation in Tigray region ...

The Ethiopian government launched a manhunt on Sunday for leaders of a rebellious faction in the northern region of Tigray after announcing federal troops had taken over the regional capital and military operations were complete.
Africa

Zimbabwe tables US$5bn budget, with focus on post-Covid tourism, mining, agriculture

Zimbabwe has hinged its budget on good agriculture season, increased mining revenue and a stable currency.

Africa

Sixty km queues as Covid turns Kenyan border crossing into lorry park

The queue of lorries snakes down the narrow tarmac road, stretching back as far as the eye can see on both sides of a ...

Africa

Ethiopia to begin ‘final phase’ of offensive in Tigray region, says PM

The Ethiopian military will begin the "final phase" of an offensive in the rebellious northern Tigray region, Prime ...

Africa

Sudan’s former PM Sadiq al-Mahdi dies from coronavirus in UAE

Leading Sudanese politician and former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi died from a coronavirus infection three weeks ...

Africa

Ethiopia commission says Tigray youth group killed 600 civilians in Nov 9 attack

A Tigrayan youth group stabbed, strangled, and bludgeoned to death at least 600 civilians with the collusion of local ...

Africa

Kenya’s finance minister lowers 2020 economic growth projection

Kenya's economy is expected to grow by 0.6% this year

Africa

Tigray forces say they ‘completely destroyed’ Ethiopia’s 21st mechanized division

Tigrayan forces battling Ethiopia's federal government said on Tuesday they 'completely destroyed' the army's 21st ...

Africa

Ethiopia accuses Tigrayan forces of destroying Axum airport

Forces of Ethiopia's Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) have destroyed an airport in the ancient town of Axum, ...

Africa

Nigeria slips back into recession after Covid-19 and oil price double blow

Nigeria has slipped into a recession after its GDP contracted for the second consecutive quarter, according to data ...

Africa

Cheeky quip lands three in jail for blocking Zimbabwe presidential motorcade

Three men refused to give way to Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s motorcade on Friday, after claiming they too ...

News

Mozambique police say northern village, site of reported beheadings, retaken from ...

Mozambique police say northern village, site of reported beheadings, retaken from insurgents

Africa

Ethiopia denies talks on conflict after African Union names envoys

Ethiopia denied on Saturday that talks on the growing conflict in its northern Tigray region were imminent, just hours ...

Africa

At least 37 killed in Uganda protests after presidential candidate Wine’s arrest

At least 37 people have died and hundreds have been detained in unrest in Uganda triggered by the arrest of ...

Africa

16 people killed as Uganda's security personnel battle protests over Bobi Wine arrest

Sixteen people have been killed in Uganda over two days in operations by security personnel trying to quell protests ...

Opinion

Africa welcomes US back after being shunned by Trump

Biden has to repair damage caused by president’s wrecking ball strategy on world trade

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