The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Nelson Chamisa on Saturday "installed" the 40-year-old lawyer as president of Zimbabwe, two months after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared by the Constitutional Court as winner of the country's July 30 presidential election. MDC vice president Morgen Komichi declared Chamisa "duly...
Zimbabwe's main opposition party will this week hold a mock inauguration to name its leader Nelson Chamisa as the country's president, highlighting its claims the July 30 election was rigged. Chamisa, who heads the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), narrowly lost to Emmerson Mnangagwa in Zimbabwe's first election since the...
Zimbabwe's newly-inaugurated President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday named respected economist Mthuli Ncube as finance minister in a new cabinet while dropping several faces that had dominated government for decades. Ncube, an Oxford University professor who is a former vice president of the African Development Bank, has the tough task of...
Nineteen people were injured when a vintage plane crashed on Tuesday after it took off on a test flight from a small airport in the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services said. The Convair plane — built in 1954 — was due to soon be flown to the Aviodrome air...
Kiswahili will be taught as an optional language in South African schools from 2020 as part of efforts "to bring Africans together", Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has said. It will be the first African language, from outside South Africa, to be offered at schools. French, German and Mandarin are among...
Twelve villagers were killed and 14 injured in an attack by suspected jihadists on a village in a gas-rich region of northern Mozambique, a local source told AFP on Friday. Since October, government plans to exploit the country's gas reserves have been thrown into doubt by an explosion of bloodthirsty...
South Africa‘s Constitutional Court ruled on Monday the appointment of the chief prosecutor, who was given his job after former president Jacob Zuma removed his predecessor, is invalid and ordered that his replacement be made within 90 days. Shaun Abrahams was appealing against an earlier High Court judgment that ruled that...
A South African man was arrested and will be charged in court for posting a video on social media in which he hurled racial abuse at President Cyril Ramaphosa, police said on Thursday. It was the latest such incident to cause a public outcry in South Africa and shows the...
An explosion at a South African munitions depot in Somerset West, near Cape Town, has left at least eight people dead, but authorities are still investigating the cause. The blast on Monday occurred at the Somerset West-based Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) depot, a joint venture between Germany's Rheinmetall Defence and South Africa's state-owned arms maker...
Southern Africa country Botswana has refuted media reports that nearly 100 elephants had been killed in the country for ivory. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Thato Y. Raphaka, said “at no point in the last months or recently were 87 or 90...