Ivory Coast former leader Guillaume Soro gets life sentence for plotting coup

Former rebel chief, in exile in Europe, sentenced in absentia for plot against President Alassane Ouattara

AU observers say Ethiopia’s elections ‘credible’ despite challenges

Olusegun Obasanjo says in Addis Ababa the polls  were conducted in ‘an orderly, peaceful and credible manner’

Sadc leaders agree to deploy standby force to Mozambique

Standby force  to be deployed to combat terrorism and  extremism in Cabo Delgado

Zimbabwe tightens lockdown in resort and farming towns

The country is battling to prevent a third wave of the coronavirus, with about 2,000 cases recorded in the past week

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed appears set for victory as polls open amid tight security

Some of the main opposition groups are either boycotting the vote or banned from competing, while the more than 40 others that remain in the running will ...

DRC locks horns with Dan Gertler over ‘expired oil permits’

Israeli investor’s companies have not entered into production in two blocks, ministry says

Ugandan tests positive for Covid-19 in Japan as Museveni imposes new restrictions

Lockdown measures to last 42 days and include a ban on all motor vehicle movement except for essential workers as   second wave grips the country

Liberian rebel leader convicted of atrocities in landmark Swiss judgment

Alieu Kosiah was found guilty of murder and rape during Liberia's civil war a quarter century ago and sentenced to 20 years in prison

Boycotts and delays as Ethiopia prepares for tense elections

AU launches a commission of inquiry into alleged human rights violations in Tigray

IMF forecasts Zimbabwe’s economy to grow 6%

Bumper agricultural output lifts outlook but IMF mission says uncertainty remains high in country

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Covid-19 cases surge in Africa with fewer than 1% fully vaccinated

SA, Tunisia, Zambia, Uganda and Namibia account for most of the new cases, says WHO regional director

Former president Laurent Gbagbo returns to Ivory Coast after decade of exile

Ivory Coast's former leader returns for the  first time since  ICC acquittal, but faces 20-year prison sentence at home

IMF says Nigeria’s renewed use of fuel subsidies is a concern

Resurfacing of the costly subsidies is a worry as additional spending for Covid-19 vaccines and security challenges put pressure on the government's fiscal ...

Zambia’s founding president, Kenneth Kaunda, dies aged 97

Preacher’s son will be remembered more for standing up to white minority-ruled South Africa

Millions slide into poverty as inflation thwarts Nigeria’s recovery

Criminality increases as rising prices deplete already meagre incomes, World Bank says

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