Video Shows Missing Chibok Girls

Video Shows Missing Chibok Girls

The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video showing some of the schoolgirls they abducted from the northern town of Chibok. Some 50 girls are shown with a gunman who demands the release of fighters in return for the girls, and says some girls died in air strikes. The government says it is […]

Don’t Blame Me For Zimbabwe’s Poverty – Mugabe

Don’t Blame Me For Zimbabwe’s Poverty – Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe on Monday rebuked hungry Zimbabweans, telling them not to blame the government for the current economic crisis and hunger that has rocked the country. Addressing thousands gathered to commemorate the country’s National Heroes Day in Harare, Mugabe said sanctions and the El Niño-induced drought had caused havoc for the Southern African country. […]

São Tomé President Boycotts Runoff

VOTERS in the tiny west African archipelago of São Tomé and Principe went to the polls yesterday to elect a new president, but only one candidate is standing in a runoff the incumbent boycotted as fraudulent. Held up as a model of democracy in the region, the country is mired in a political crisis unprecedented […]

ANC Faces Rejection From Urbanites Angry Over Poor Services

South Africa’s ruling ANC faces rejection from urbanites angry over poor services South Africa’s ruling party was on track for its worst electoral performance since coming to power two decades ago, poised to lose control of a key metropolitan area in a reflection of rising anger over a stubbornly high jobless rate and a lack […]

Zimbabwe War Veterans End Backing For Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe War Veterans End Backing For Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s war veterans’ association, which has played a key and sometimes violent role in supporting President Robert Mugabe, has released a statement withdrawing its backing for him. It accuses Mr Mugabe of dictatorial tendencies, egocentrism and misrule. It was not immediately clear if all of the war veterans agreed with the text. Pressure on Mr […]

Zuma: I Never Went To School And Thats Why i Fail to Count Numbers

Zuma: I Never Went To School And Thats Why i Fail to Count Numbers

Johannesburg- President Jacob Zuma has told a group of Tembisa primary school pupils about the importance of education, and how he had to educate himself. “I never went to school, but I educated myself. I’m proud of that,” he told pupils at Marhulana Primary School, one of the oldest schools in the country. “I took […]

Morocco Seeks To Rejoin African Union After Western Sahara Row

Morocco Seeks To Rejoin African Union After Western Sahara Row

Morocco has sent a special envoy to lobby African leaders to rejoin the African Union 32 years after it left in a row over Western Sahara. Taib Fassi Fihri met Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi and said Morocco wants to re-join the AU without any preconditions. Morocco claims Western Sahara as part of its […]

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