'Very special species': Kenya rushes to protect endangered antelope


The Mountain Bongos came close to extinction, but the country has spent the last 17 years trying to save the rare forest antelopes

Zimbabwe: Mahere Granted $10,000 Bail


[New Zimbabwe] MDC spokesperson Fadzai Mahere has been granted $10 000 bail by Harare magistrate Trynos Utahwashe after spending an entire week behind bars.

Namibia: Labour Ministry Diplomatic On Shoprite Workers


[Namibian] THE Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation seems to be taking a laid-back stance on the ongoing Shoprite strikes, putting its faith in conciliation.

Covid forces Cape Verde out of Handball World Champs

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Cape Verde are forced to withdraw from the Men's Handball World Championship in Egypt after squad is decimated by Covid-19.

Malawi: Covid-19 Claims Life of Prominent Catholic Priest


[Nyasa Times] A prominent Catholic priest has succumbed to coronavirus (Covid-19).

Listen to Sibusile Xaba‘s New Jazz Single 'Umdali'


Sibusile Xaba's single 'Umdali' featuring Naftali and Fakazile Nkosi comes ahead of Brownswood Recording's highly-anticipated contemporary jazz compilation album 'Indaba Is'.

Malawi: Uladi Mussa Files for Bail Pending Appeal


[Nyasa Times] Jailed former politician and cabinet minister in three administrations, Uladi Mussa, has filed in the High Court for bail pending his appeal on corruption cases.

Angola: China Sonangol International Privatisation May Begin This Year


[ANGOP] Luanda -- The selling process of the oil company (Sonangol)'s stake in China International Holding (CSIH) may begin this year, according to the Privatisation Programme (Propriv) underway in the country.

Angola: TAAG Strengthens Repatriation Flights


[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola's TAAG airlines has announced plans to increase from January 19 its daily flights to South Africa, Portugal and Brazil, as part of the repatriation programme of Angolans and foreigners residing in the country.

Zimbabwe: Opposition Leader Mahere Granted Bail


[The Herald] MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere has been granted $10 000 bail by Harare magistrate Mr Trynos Utahwashe.

Ethiopia Tigray crisis: Fear of mass starvation

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Conflict in the Ethiopia region has created a "dire" situation, an official said in leaked notes.

Uganda election: Internet restored but social media blocked

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Online services were restricted ahead of last week's vote, and social media remains blocked.

Uganda: Bobi Wine Calls on the International Community


Uganda's Bobi Wine calls on the International Community to intervene in his house arrest and impose sanctions on President Museveni.

Nigerian Army Regains Control of Marte Military Base Post-ISWAP Attack


The Nigerian army has regained control of its military base in Marte after it was attacked by the jihadist group ISWAP.

Coronavirus: Rwanda and Malawi shut schools as cases surge


Africa has reported over 3.1 million cases and more than 76,000 deaths since the outbreak started,

Cameroon/Zimbabwe: CHAN Off to Explosive Start


[Namibian] The African Nations Championship got off to an explosive start on and off the field in Cameroon over the weekend.

New Year’s Resolutions For (First-Time) Home Buyers In 2021


If 2020 taught us anything it’s that life can be unpredictable and while no one can say for certain how much things will change in the coming year, we can give you some sensible, tried and tested good advice if you’re thinking about purchasing a property for the first time in 2021.

Zimbabwe: Villagers Living in Fear of Landmines


[The Herald] Villagers in Buhera South are living in fear as landmines and other explosives buried by freedom fighters at different former bases during the liberation war, are being picked up by innocent children herding cattle, more than 40 years after independence.

Uganda: E-Commerce Firms Count Losses Over Uganda Internet Shutdown On Polls Day


[East African] In an unprecedented move, the Uganda Communication Commission, the regulator of the telecommunication sector, ordered a countrywide shutdown of the Internet on the eve of the January 14 general election.

Uganda: Museveni Shakes Off Bobi Wine Challenge, but Loses Grip On Parliament


[East African] Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni beat his main challenger Bobi Wine to win a sixth straight term, but lost ground in parliament to opposition National Unity Platform.

South Africa: Price of Water Skyrockets On Supply Deterioration in Eastern Cape


[Daily Maverick] Referring to the collapse of the Amathole District Municipality, a major water services municipality providing water to areas like Butterworth, Peddie, Bedford, Adelaide, Stutterheim and hundreds of smaller villages, Nontando Ngamlana from the East London-based NPO Afesis-Corplan said the price of water delivered to homes has skyrocketed.