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The charred body of a priest has been recovered in the central town of Alindao, where sectarian clashes have claimed at least 37 lives this week, says Catholic Church
In one of the latest innovations in the search for eco-friendly building materials, South African university researchers create bricks using human urine
For generations, cannabis, known in the country as dagga, has been used as a medicinal herb by traditional healers
China is the single largest bilateral financier of infrastructure in Africa, exceeding the combined total of the African Development Bank (ADB), the EU, International Finance Corporation, the WB and the G8 countries
(UPDATED) A police convoy runs into an ambush in Solle town in Burkina Faso, near the border with Mali
The US First Lady attempts to step out of her husband's shadow, this Africa trip has been seen as an attempt for her to carve her own diplomatic path
Scientists hope the technique can be used to save other endangered big cats
An NGO says girls in refugee camps suffer abuse from forced marriage to denial of schooling and are '14 times more likely to die than boys in a conflict'
(UPDATED) The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers -- double the ferry's capacity -- when it capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island
'It’s also evidence of early humans' ability to store information outside of the human brain,' says Professor Christopher Henshilwood
Pro-whaling Japan has voted against the project, backed by commercial whaling states Iceland and Norway, as well as Russia
Xi offers the funding at the start of a two-day China-Africa summit that focused on his cherished Belt and Road initiative. The money – to be spent over the next 3 years – comes on top of $60 billion Beijing offered in 2015.
Some historians consider as genocide the massacre from 1904 to 1908 of modern-day Namibia's indigenous Herero and Nama groups by German imperial troops
(4th UPDATE) World leaders and organizations pay tribute to the former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate
'The basic purpose of the restraining order is to preserve the status quo until the hearing of the application for preliminary injunction. It is a preservative remedy for the protection of substantive rights and interests,' the order reads
(UPDATED) Mayor Meynard Sabili is meted with a year's suspension without pay on June 27, but maintains he has filed a motion for review and is waiting for a temporary restraining order. Meanwhile, the opposition calls for the vice mayor to take Sabili's place.
'It has become patently clear that our people want the constitution to be more explicit about expropriation of land without compensation,' says South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
His record on security has been a dominant theme, with opponents, including several former ministers, accusing him of incompetence
Delivering a speech in Johannesburg marking 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth, Obama makes no direct reference to his successor but warns that the 'politics of fear and resentment' were spreading across the world
The former US president met Mandela only briefly in 2005 but gave a eulogy at his funeral saying Mandela 'makes me want to be a better man'
With a population of 1.2 billion, 60% of which are under 24 years old, Africa represents huge growth opportunities for tech companies like Facebook and Google. The majority welcomes them but some also warn of cyber-colonialism
The candidate vaccine will be tested in 2,600 women in southern Africa to see whether it prevents HIV infection
The drought, which hit Cape Town hard, is easing due to significant rainfall, but people are asked to conserve water due to the 'uncertainty of rainfall'
A portion of the earthen wall of the dam collapsed, sending millions of liters of water coursing down a muddy slope, engulfing nearby settlements and destroying power lines over a stretch of some 10 kilometers
The Nelson Mandela foundation had been seeking someone with 'an Africa heritage' to deliver an address that will 'deal with issues of democracy' facing the world today
Africa is the world's largest producer of cassava, accounting for 57% of a crop that some 800 million people around the world rely on
Winnie Mandela, who was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years, played a high-profile role in the battle to end white-minority rule in South Africa but her place in history was also stained by controversy
There are speculations that the evaluation process in unfair on Morocco's part
'The agreement establishing the CFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area) was signed by 44 countries,' says Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the AU commission
'To discover last November that there were serious and multiple allegations of bullying in our office in Johannesburg left me and the ONE board reeling and furious,' says Bono
Mhlengi Gwala's friend and fellow triathlete Sandile Shange says Gwala told him the attackers failed to cut through the bone because they had used a blunt, rusty saw
Partial tallies are expected within 48 hours and complete results within two weeks
It caps a tumultuous week that saw Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resign, a strike in the country's largest region, and a massive prisoner amnesty
'Issues to do with corruption, issues of how we can straighten out our state-owned enterprises and how we deal with 'state capture' are issues that are on our radar screen,' South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tells lawmakers in parliament
The ruling ANC party finally turns against him after 9 years of corruption scandals, economic slowdown and falling popularity
'We have now asked the chief whip to proceed with the motion of no confidence tomorrow in parliament... so that President Zuma is then removed,' ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile says
Zuma is expected to respond to the ANC party's order later Wednesday, hours after police arrived at the Gupta family's heavily protected house in the upmarket suburb of Saxonwold in the early morning
South Africans are on tenterhooks as their scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma is expected to respond to his party's decision to 'recall' him from office
(UPDATED) The power struggle over Zuma's departure put the president at loggerheads with Cyril Ramaphosa, his expected successor, who is the new head of the African National Congress
'It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions. They ate his body, nearly all of it, and just left his head and some remains,' Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe explains
South Africa's second city is now facing the prospect of having to turn the taps off under a so-called 'Day Zero' scenario to conserve the city's remaining water supplies
Spain is the second most popular point of entry for migrants coming to Europe this year
(3rd UPDATE) 'Everybody's out,' mine spokesman James Wellsted tells Agence France-Presse
The letter was not made public, but Chris Meade, a diplomat with the US delegation to the AU, confirms its existence
Facial fragments, including a jawbone and several teeth, have been found at a site called Misliya Cave in Israel, one of several prehistoric cave sites located on Mount Carmel.
The chair of the Africa Group says US ambassador Nikki Haley did not offer an apology during the closed-door meeting, but she did express regret
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The comments were 'clearly' racist, Ebba Kalondo, the spokewoman for African Union chief Moussa Faki says, but stressed the US was 'much stronger than the sum total of one man'
(UPDATED) African countries at the UN call for a retraction and apology, saying they are 'extremely appalled' at the 'racist and xenophobic remarks'