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DA seeks to prevent ANC alliance with two smaller parties

DA seeks to prevent ANC alliance with two smaller parties

Updated 1 hour 40 minutes ago South Africa's Democratic Alliance (DA) will do its utmost to prevent a coalition between the African National Congress (ANC) and the Economic... 

Southern African countries fear losing more elephants to drought

Southern African countries fear losing more elephants to drought

Updated 2 hours 10 minutes ago Southern African countries home to the largest elephant population in the world fear a rise in animal deaths in the coming months as food and water... 

ANC on course to lose majority in South Africa's seismic election

ANC on course to lose majority in South Africa's seismic election

Updated 2 hours 42 minutes ago The African National Congress (ANC) looked set on Thursday to lose the parliamentary majority it has held for 30 years, as partial election results... 

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South Africa's rand, stocks and bonds slip as projections show ANC losing majority

South Africa's rand, stocks and bonds slip as projections show ANC losing majority

Updated 7 hours ago South Africa's rand slipped and the country's stocks and bonds came under pressure on Thursday after projections showed the governing African... 

Sudan's army rejects US call to return to peace talks

Updated 7 hours ago Sudan's army on Wednesday rejected a call to return to peace talks with the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) following a conversation... 

Botswana flags synthetic gem threat ahead of $6-billion diamond project launch

Botswana flags synthetic gem threat ahead of $6-billion diamond project launch

Updated 7 hours ago Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Wednesday called synthetic gems a threat to the country's economic lifeblood, as the government readies... 

Early results in South Africa's election show ANC losing majority

Early results in South Africa's election show ANC losing majority

30th May 2024 The African National Congress (ANC) appeared on course to lose the parliamentary majority it has held for 30 years, partial results from South... 

South Africa's ex-leader Zuma back in the spotlight for election

South Africa's ex-leader Zuma back in the spotlight for election

28th May 2024 Six years after South Africa's scandal-plagued former president Jacob Zuma was pushed out of office, he is backing a new party against his longtime... 

South African rand stable, national election looms

South African rand stable, national election looms

28th May 2024 The South African rand was stable in early trading on Tuesday, against a weaker dollar and ahead of a national election on Wednesday which could... 

South Africa's Ramaphosa steers ANC into potentially pivotal election

South Africa's Ramaphosa steers ANC into potentially pivotal election

28th May 2024 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has staked his reputation on cleaning up the image of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), will... 

Egypt has to raise bread prices but will still be largely subsidized, PM says

28th May 2024 Egypt has to increase the prices of bread, an essential commodity that is heavily subsidised in one of the world's biggest wheat importers, but it... 

Post-Covid, China is back in Africa and doubling down on minerals

Post-Covid, China is back in Africa and doubling down on minerals

28th May 2024 China's flagship economic cooperation program is bouncing back after a lull during the global pandemic, with Africa a primary focus, according to a... 

South Africa's divisive Malema could be post-election kingmaker

South Africa's divisive Malema could be post-election kingmaker

27th May 2024 South Africa's Julius Malema, who quit the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to form a radical leftist party, could potentially become a... 

Uncertainty over coal jobs ahead of South Africa elections

Uncertainty over coal jobs ahead of South Africa elections

27th May 2024 Growing up surrounded by the towering smokestacks of coal-fired power stations, 22-year-old Siya Mokoena's life is inextricably linked to the coal... 

South African election could spell the end of ANC dominance

South African election could spell the end of ANC dominance

27th May 2024 South Africans will vote on Wednesday with widespread anger over power cuts, joblessness and corruption threatening to end the dominance of the... 

Comoros President sworn in for fourth term after disputed poll

27th May 2024 Comoros President Azali Assoumani pledged on Sunday to work for peace and rapidly grow the economy as he was sworn in for his fourth term in... 

South Africa's Steenhuisen wages mission to stop 'doomsday coalition'

South Africa's Steenhuisen wages mission to stop 'doomsday coalition'

27th May 2024 On paper, South Africa's election this week should present a golden opportunity for the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) and its leader John... 

Will South Africa have a new government or president after election?

Will South Africa have a new government or president after election?

24th May 2024 South Africans vote in national and provincial elections on May 29 with opinion polls suggesting the governing African National Congress (ANC) will... 

Biden, Kenya's Ruto pledge protect democracy in Africa and beyond

Biden, Kenya's Ruto pledge protect democracy in Africa and beyond

24th May 2024 US President Joe Biden welcomed Kenyan President William Ruto to the White House on Thursday for a State visit, pledging new partnerships on... 

Zuma says he will fight for his rights over South Africa election disqualification

Zuma says he will fight for his rights over South Africa election disqualification

24th May 2024 South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma said on Thursday that he will fight for his rights, after the country's top court ruled that he was not... 

Chad's Deby sworn in as president after three years of military rule

23rd May 2024 Chad's newly elected President Mahamat Idriss Deby was sworn in to succeed his late father on Thursday, after three years as an interim leader... 

Biden and Kenya's Ruto to announce new investments as they seek deeper ties

Biden and Kenya's Ruto to announce new investments as they seek deeper ties

23rd May 2024 US President Joe Biden and Kenyan President William Ruto will announce on Thursday investments in green energy and health manufacturing in the east... 

In rural South Africa, voters weigh frustration and ANC loyalty

In rural South Africa, voters weigh frustration and ANC loyalty

23rd May 2024 In Nelson Mandela's hometown of Qunu there has been no running water since 2016, jobs are scarce and crime is on the rise as unemployed young men... 

Biden plans to visit Africa in February if he is re-elected

Biden plans to visit Africa in February if he is re-elected

23rd May 2024 US President Joe Biden said he plans to make an official visit to Africa in February after the US presidential election, an announcement that... 

DRC parliament elects speaker in delayed vote days after foiled coup

23rd May 2024 The Democratic Republic of Congo's national assembly elected Vital Kamerhe, whose home was violently attacked on Sunday, as speaker in a delayed... 

Boosted by Gaza war, South African Muslim party open to deal with ANC

Boosted by Gaza war, South African Muslim party open to deal with ANC

23rd May 2024 South Africa's small Muslim political party Al Jama-ah is gaining support due to the conflict in Gaza and sees itself as a potential coalition... 

Thirty years after end of apartheid, equality eludes South Africa

Thirty years after end of apartheid, equality eludes South Africa

22nd May 2024 Nelson Mandela's African National Congress (ANC) promised South Africans "A Better Life For All" when it swept to power in the country's first... 

Vivo Energy to invest over R10bn in South Africa, Patel says

Vivo Energy to invest over R10bn in South Africa, Patel says

22nd May 2024 Vivo Energy, owned by global commodities trader Vitol, will invest an initial R10-billion in its South African operations following its merger with... 

South Africa's inflation slows but no rate cut seen in election week

South Africa's inflation slows but no rate cut seen in election week

22nd May 2024 South Africa's headline inflation slowed slightly in April, but analysts said an interest rate cut was unlikely next week when the central bank's... 

Chad's PM Masra resigns after disputed election, Deby confirmed winner

22nd May 2024 Chad's prime minister and opposition leader Succes Masra has tendered his resignation after interim President Mahamat Idriss Deby was confirmed as... 

Egypt's foreign minister makes first trip to Iran to attend president's funeral

22nd May 2024 Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry headed on Wednesday to Tehran to participate in the funeral of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi who died in... 

South Africa welcomes ICC prosecutor seeking warrants for Israel, Hamas leaders

South Africa welcomes ICC prosecutor seeking warrants for Israel, Hamas leaders

21st May 2024 South Africa's presidency said on Monday it welcomed an announcement by the International Criminal Court's prosecutor saying he had requested... 

Biden, Kenya's Ruto to discuss Kenyan debt relief this week

Biden, Kenya's Ruto to discuss Kenyan debt relief this week

21st May 2024 US President Joe Biden will play host this week to Kenyan President William Ruto for wide-ranging talks expected to include debt relief for Kenya... 

South Africa's top court: ex-president Zuma not eligible to run for parliament

South Africa's top court: ex-president Zuma not eligible to run for parliament

20th May 2024 South Africa's constitutional court ruled on Monday that former president Jacob Zuma was not eligible to run for parliament in this month's... 

S.Africa's top poultry producer flags bird flu risk amid vaccine delays

S.Africa's top poultry producer flags bird flu risk amid vaccine delays

20th May 2024 South Africa remains at risk of bird flu owing to delays in the roll-out of a broad vaccination programme, the country's largest chicken producer,... 

UN rights chief warns of catastrophe in Sudan's al-Fashir

17th May 2024 The United Nations human rights chief said on Friday he was "horrified" by escalating violence near Sudan's al-Fashir and held discussions this... 

Israel tells World Court South Africa case makes a mockery of genocide

Israel tells World Court South Africa case makes a mockery of genocide

17th May 2024 Israel defended the military necessity of its Gaza offensive on Friday at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) after South Africa asked judges... 

'Israel must be stopped' in Gaza, South Africa tells World Court

'Israel must be stopped' in Gaza, South Africa tells World Court

17th May 2024 South Africa urged the UN's top court on Thursday to order a halt to Israel's offensive on Rafah, saying attacks on the southern Gaza city "must be... 

Kenyan lawyers seek contempt ruling over govt plan to deploy police to Haiti

17th May 2024 Kenyan lawyers and their opposition party have asked a court to hold the government in contempt over plans to deploy police to Haiti, their filing... 

Senegalese prime minister criticises French military bases on territory

17th May 2024 Senegal's prime minister Ousmane Sonko raised the possibility of closing French military bases in the West African country on Thursday in a... 

Russia plans big dairy export push in North Africa, Middle East and Asia

16th May 2024 Russia plans to grow its presence in the global dairy products market by increasing supplies by 15-20% annually with a big push into Arab countries... 

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