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Illegal immigrant who ripped up working railway line gets six years’ jail

A Zimbabwean who was in the country illegally and caught red-handed with pieces of railway track that he had stripped and stolen has been sentenced to six years behind bars ...

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Mozambique detects first case of polio in 30 years

Mozambique on Wednesday declared a polio outbreak after the virus was detected in a child living in the northeastern Tete region, the first case of ...

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Zim cops ban use of hand-held spikes to stop vehicles after ...

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) have banned the use of hand-held spikes by traffic officers to stop vehicles believed to be breaking road ...

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Attack on Sinai checkpoint kills 11 Egyptian ...

One officer and 10 Egyptian soldiers were killed on Saturday in Egypt's Sinai peninsula when militants attacked a checkpoint at a water pumping station, an army spokesman and security sources said.
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‘Goat grab’ by Zanu-PF youth foiled by Zimbabwean ...

Zanu-PF youth leader Taurai Kandishaya mobilised the ruling party’s supporters to go to Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono’s rural village in Murehwa on Sunday, threatening to invade and forcibly take possession of his Boer goat breed project.
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Drones to data: Africans turn to healthtech to tackle HIV, malaria, maternal deaths

In KwaZulu-Natal, the number of virally suppressed people rose from 42% to 92% thanks to the insights artificial ...

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Guinea’s coup leader proposes 3-year transition back to civilian rule

The military junta in Guinea said its transition back to civilian rule will probably take more than three years, a ...

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Second Ebola patient dies in northwestern Congo, WHO says

A second Ebola patient has died in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on ...

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Botswana and South Africa must work together to fight cross-border crime: Masisi

Botswana’s president Mokgweetsi Masisi has called on SA law enforcement agencies to work with their Botswana ...

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More than two-thirds of Africans infected by Covid-19 since pandemic began — WHO

With routine diagnostic testing in Africa focused on travellers and people who present at hospitals with symptoms, ...

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Zimbabwe and Botswana to set up prisoner exchange

Botswana and Zimbabwe are set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see prisoner exchanges between the ...

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Zimbabwe’s largest baker robbed of millions in various currencies

Zimbabwe’s largest bread and confectionery manufacturer, Lobels Biscuits, has been robbed of more than R16m in Bulawayo.

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Zim court dismisses bid to acquit New York Times freelancer Jeffrey Moyo

A court in Bulawayo this week dismissed an application by New York Times freelance journalist Jeffrey Moyo to be ...

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Tropical storm Gombe hits Mozambique, poses no threat to South Africa

While Mozambique braces as tropical storm Gombe hits, the SA Weather Service on Friday said there was no immediate ...

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Zimbabwe hikes fuel price again as international oil prices surge

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority has increased fuel prices for the second time barely a week after an upward ...

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New Zimbabwe law threatens to criminalise and ban NGOs

Zimbabwe wants to criminalise and ban non-governmental organisations through the proposed Private Voluntary ...

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Gay couple scores partial victory on Namibia residency in top court

In Namibia, permanent residency is automatically granted to foreigners married to local spouses, but same-sex marriages ...

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One dead, 22 hurt in Citizens Coalition for Change rally in Zimbabwe

One person was killed and 22 others seriously injured at a Citizens Coalition for Change rally in the Zimbabwean ...

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Malawi detects polio, first wild case in Africa in over 5 years

Malawi has declared a polio outbreak after a case was detected in a young child in the capital Lilongwe, the first case ...

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DRC sentences 51 people to death for murder of UN officials

Swede Zaida Catalan and American Michael Sharp were killed as they investigated violence in the Kasai region in 2017