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Jacob Zuma's last-minute appeal will delay the case over bribery allegations dating back to a 1990s arms deal. He dismisses the charges as a conspiracy.
(UPDATED) High Court Judge Willie Seriti agrees with the prosecution that parts of Jacob Zuma's arguments to have the case thrown out are 'scandalous and or vexatious'
Facebook's fact checking program expands to Ethiopia, Zambia, Somalia, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Ghana, and the Democratic Republic of Congo
The president of both countries agree to set up 'early warning systems' to prevent attacks on foreign nationals
South Africa has the largest number of HIV-positive people in the world, says The Lancet HIV Journal
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan walk into the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation carrying a smiley Archie in blue dungarees
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex join campaigners in Cape Town fighting South Africa's stratospheric rates of violence against women on the first stage of a 10-day swing through southern Africa
South Africa, the continent's second largest economy, is a major destination for other African migrants. But they are often targeted by some locals who blame them for a lack of jobs.
Authorities say the cause of the accident is still unknown
The fund would help reinforce the military operations of the West African countries in their fight against jihadist attacks in the region
Award-winning poet Jim Pascual Agustin read some of his works at Poetry in McGregor, now on its 7th edition
An aide of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says, 'we will work with South Africa to find solutions to their problems which have become our own problem. We will work as brothers'
PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine team wins a total of 35 awards at the 2019 South Africa International Mathematics Competition
Lipa City Mayor Eric Africa orders a city hall-wide austerity measure
The International Monetary Fund projects 2019 economic growth for the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan would be 1%, its worst since the IMF put them in one group in 2009
There is a need for massive investment in infrastructure and job creation in the coming years just to keep pace with Africa's growing population
Zuma confirms meeting the Gupta brothers to discuss the 'New Age,' the newspaper that he had encouraged them to set up in 2010, but denies knowing about alleged harassment of civil servants by Gupta executives
Jacob Zuma is accused of overseeing mass looting of state assets during his 9-year tenure before being ousted by the ruling ANC party in 2018 and replaced by his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa
The 'million-man' march comes at a time when Ethiopia and the African Union are mediating between the protesters and generals
Huawei's presence in Africa goes far beyond selling smartphones and building mobile networks – it provides training at top universities, and offers 'smart city' services
Calls for the African Union to take action have mounted after the crackdown on June 3 on protesters who had camped outside army headquarters in Khartoum
Foreign heads of state from more than 40 countries are among 36,000 people who witnessed the event replete with pomp, military honors and an air force flyover at a rugby stadium in Pretoria
(UPDATED) Ramaphosa will be sworn in on Saturday, May 25, and is expected to name a deputy president and cabinet at the weekend
'Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about,' says the actor and former politician
'We identified a number of reform issues that we needed to address, we are now going to do that with greater speed,' says South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
Seats in parliament are allocated based on vote share and the party with the most representatives selects the president, who will be sworn in on May 25
With more than two-fifths of voting districts tallied, the Electoral Commission puts the ANC well ahead, with its closest rival the Democratic Alliance trailing with a distant 25%
'We are very worried because, according to the forecasts, heavy rain is expected for the next 4 days,' says a spokeswoman for the UN World Food Program
President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa 'cannot be a nation of free people when so many still live in poverty'
African leaders at an emergency summit in Cairo agree on 'the need for more time' for Sudanese authorities and political actors 'to implement peaceful, organized and democratic transition measures'
(UPDATED) On Twitter, Ibon Foundation executive director Sonny Africa says they are working on resurrecting the site
'When you're young your first million is important, but after, the numbers don't mean much,' says Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote
(UPDATED) 'We won't leave this area until he steps down," a protester says, referring to President Omar al-Bashir
According to an in-depth Buzzfeed investigation into anti-poaching practices across 6 countries, the World Wide Fund for Nature funds 'vicious paramilitary forces' who have killed and tortured people in national parks in Asia and Africa
Protesters accuse the government of mismanaging their economy and call on President Omar al-Bashir to step down
The Basketball Africa League, the first NBA collaboration on a league outside North America, will be launched in 2020
"This regime has to go immediately," opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi Mahdi tells hundreds of worshippers at a mosque in Omdurman, after nearly daily anti-government protests.
The crackdown has underlined fears of a return to the violent repression of Robert Mugabe, who was ousted from power by the military 14 months ago
Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the UN's special representative for Mali, says the 'cowardly' attack 'demands a robust, immediate and concerted response from all forces'
(2nd UPDATE) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno sign defense and security cooperation agreements
It is known that zebras get bitten far less than animals with a single fur color, so a team of researchers decided to see if the light stripes painted on humans would have a similar deterrent effect
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah bags the African Player of the Year title anew as Egypt wins the Cup of Nations hosting rights
Fighters from the ISIS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province overrun the posts in Borno state on Tuesday, January 1, military and militia sources tell Agence France-Presse
'Millions of South African workers will benefit. This is the result of many decades of tireless struggle and is a powerful demonstration of the shared resolve of all social partners to tackle poverty and inequality,' says South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa
Taste Holdings, the local licensee of Starbucks in South Africa, struggles to control operational costs and debt
Problems pile up ahead of the Congolese vote, with violence at electoral rallies, inter-ethnic conflict, militia attacks in the east and an Ebola outbreak
More and more meth labs are sprouting in Nigeria, stoking fears that the country will follow in the footsteps of Mexico
In addition to the number of local residents fleeing, 53,000 other refugees from Mali continue to suffer from violence in the area
The findings suggest that the ancestors of modern people were present in north Africa at least 600,000 years earlier than scientists thought