Zimbabwe sharply curtails public service operations after death of Sibusiso Moyo

The foreign affairs minister — and close ally of President Emmerson Mnangagwa — died from Covid-19 on Wednesday

Mozambique ‘needs global help’ with humanitarian crisis

UN estimates more than 1-million people require assistance as security situation deteriorates

Mozambique in humanitarian crisis as Islamic State causes half a million to flee

The UN says the displaced people are in a dire situation, with overcrowding, malnutrition and a lack of essentials, including food and water

Bid to boost buying price of cocoa beans backfires on Ivory Coast and Ghana

The two countries expanded output just as Covid-19 locked down cities, and growers now cannot sell their crop and do not have a way to store it

Tunisia has another night of protests amid economic malaise

The prime minister has acknowledged ‘legitimate’ anger by the protesters but says chaos and violence is not acceptable

Zimbabwe’s foreign affairs minister dies from Covid-19

Sibusiso Moyo was touted as the strongest candidate to succeed President Emmerson Mnangagwa

US announces visa restrictions on Tanzanian officials over vote

Restrictions target officials allegedly involved in undermining the country's general elections held in October

Africa private-equity investors have a R30bn cash pile after pandemic

Businesses in the education, health care and retail sectors operating online are among the top picks for investors

Rwanda reimposes strict lockdown in Kigali as Covid-19 surges

Government reintroduces tough lockdown measures after positive test returns triple since January 1

US ambassador is meddling in politics, Uganda says

Natalie Brown was stopped from visiting main opposition candidate Bobi Wine at his home in Kampala, the US embassy says

Tunisian police arrest 630 in protests over struggling economy

Hundreds of youths protest over chronic joblessness and poor state services

Central African Republic constitutional court upholds Touadéra’s re-election

The opposition had urged the court to order a rerun of  voting over insecurity and alleged irregularities

Kenya seeks China debt relief after Paris Club deal

China says talks are under way on the suspension of debts in a bid to ease pressure on the economy

Bobi Wine under house arrest after challenging Uganda poll results

President Yoweri Museveni dismisses allegations of electoral fraud as opposition party members go on the run

Youths clash with police in several Tunisian cities

Violent demonstrations linked to the 10-year anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution grip Tunisia

Yoweri Museveni declared winner of Uganda’s presidential poll, rival alleges fraud

Opposition leader Bobi Wine cries foul and urges public to reject election outcome

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