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South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South Africans to continue the "long walk" Nelson Mandela began in a State of the Nation Address which touched on corruption, poverty, gender equality and racial divides. Mr Ramaphosa, who was sworn in as president yesterday, told those gathered in Cape Town to...
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the news of the continuing and deepening crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is leading to the massive displacement of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, is very depressing. According to President Akufo-Addo, it brings into sharp relief...
Cyril Ramaphosa has become South Africa's president a day after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned.   He was the only candidate nominated by parliament, which is dominated by his African National Congress. MPs broke into song at the announcement. In his first presidential speech, Mr Ramaphosa, 65, said he would tackle the...
South Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned after intense pressure from his own party. In a televised statement he said he was quitting with immediate effect but said he disagreed with his ANC party's decision. The ANC had told him to step down or face a vote of no confidence...
Morgan Tsvangirai took part in a long political battle against Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died in South Africa, a senior official in his MDC party has said. Mr Tsvangirai, 65, a former prime minister, had reportedly been suffering from colon cancer. "He died this evening. The family...
A Nigerian sales clerk has been suspended after she told auditors that a snake had eaten 36m naira. That’s the equivalent of $100,000 or £72,250. The clerk, Philomena Chieshe, was working at an office for the Nigerian examination board which collects exam fees. The exam board, the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board,...
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has described the realization of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as an investment in the future of the youth and children of the African continent. According to President Akufo-Addo, the 17 UN SDGs “present our generation with the great...
Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, is critically ill in a South African hospital and his supporters should “brace for the worst”, a party source with knowledge of his condition said on Tuesday. Tsvangirai has been in and out of hospital since disclosing in June...
At least 40 people have been tested HIV positive in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh, where an unqualified doctor had allegedly used a single syringe to treat all of his patients in the area, according to local media reports. The news broke on Tuesday, months after the victims, including children, were diagnosed...
All 955 workers from a gold mine in South Africa have been safely brought back to the surface. They had been trapped underground since a power cut struck on Wednesday night. "Everybody's out," said James Wellsted, a spokesman for the operating firm Sibanye-Stillwater. He said there were "cases of dehydration and...
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