Tag Archives: Africa

20Aug/17

South Africa grants immunity to Grace Mugabe despite assault claim

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe returned home from South Africa early on Sunday (20 August), state media reported, pursued by demands she face prosecution over an alleged assault of a 20-year-old model in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel room. Pascale Davies reports. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Nigeria’s Buhari returns home after three-month sick leave in Britain

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AUGUST 19, 2017) (REUTERS) – Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country Saturday (August 19) after three months of medical leave in Britain where he received treatment for an unspecified ailment. Continue reading

15Aug/17

More than 200 killed in Sierra Leone as mudslide sweeps away homes

REGENT VILLAGE, OUTSIDE FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE (AUGUST 14, 2017) (REUTERS) – A mudslide killed more than 200 people on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown on Monday (August 14), sweeping away homes and leaving residents desperate for news of missing family members. Continue reading

14Aug/17

More NGOs follow MSF in suspending Mediterranean migrant rescues

AT SEA, MEDITERRANEAN (SEA-EYE) – Two more aid groups have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean, joining Doctors Without Borders, because they said they felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard. Continue reading

12Aug/17

Britain’s Tullow launches oil, gas exploration in Zambia

LUSAKA, Aug 11 (Reuters) – British company Tullow Oil on Friday started exploring for oil and gas in Zambia, Africa’s No.2 copper producer, as the country pushes to diversify its economy and reduce its reliance on the industrial metal.
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29Jul/17

‘I am not dying’: Zimbabwe’s Mugabe reassures supporters

During a rally in the town of Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe reassured his supporters that he was not dying and he was not stepping down. The 93-year-old’s health has been closely watched by Zimbabweans, who fear the country could face chaos if he dies without anointing a successor. Continue reading

28Jul/17

Mugabe’s wife urges him to name successor for Zimbabwe

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (JULY 28, 2017) (REUTERS) – Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe challenged her president husband Robert on Thursday (July 27) to name his preferred successor over the future leadership of the ruling ZANU-PF party.
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