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New Schengen visa changes to benefit South Africans who frequent Europe

Major changes are coming for the popular Schengen Visa - a 104 countries' passport to visiting Europe, including South Africa. From 2 February 2020, new revisions will come into effect that were...

Somalia ranked world’s most corrupt nation

Somalia is still ranked the world's most corrupt country, according to the just released 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). The index is published annually by Transparency International (TI) and assesses...

Four killed in Mozambique health centre assault

Four people were killed in central Mozambique after assailants targeted a health centre, witnesses said Wednesday, the first attack since President Filipe Nyusi began his second term last week. Mozambique's...

Billionaire pays Zimbabwe doctors to return to work

Zimbabwe's junior doctors have agreed to return to work, ending a strike that has lasted for over four months, after they accepted an offer from a Zimbabwean telecoms billionaire. The...

Africa must find novel path to address infrastructure deficit

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says Africa’s future is dependent on the continent “thinking outside the box” to address and finance its infrastructural deficits. He said given the projection...

Lesotho police summon PM for questioning over wife’s murder

Lesotho police on Monday summoned Prime Minister Thomas Thabane for questioning over alleged links to the 2017 murder of his estranged wife. The brutal assassination of Lipolelo Thabane sent shock...

Female suicide bomber kills nine civilians in Chad

Nine civilians died in western Chad after a female suicide bomber detonated explosives in an area targeted in the past by the Boko Haram armed group. Officials said the attack...

Tanzania to switch off unregistered Sim cards

Long queues have formed in several centres across Tanzania as people try to beat Monday's deadline to register their Sim cards. The measure is part of the government's order for...

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari ‘floors’ Anthony Joshua

British boxer Anthony Joshua has been pictured prostrating before Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in London. Joshua, who is of Nigerian descent, also told the gathering he would "stand up for...

Jailed Ugandan academic Stella Nyanzi wins PEN prize

Ugandan academic, writer and feminist activist Stella Nyanzi has won the Oxfam Novib/PEN International Award for Freedom of Expression 2020. Ms Nyanzi is a controversial academic, who campaigns on a...

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Africa

Africa’s richest woman plans to sue Angolan government

Africa's richest woman, Isabel Dos Santos, has denied fraud and plans to sue the Angolan government. Ms Dos Santos in a statement on Thursday said...

Nigerians ask for selfies instead of money – Dangote says

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has disclosed that, people only ask for selfies with him instead of money when they see him. Mr Dangote, speaking...

World

EU presidents sign UK withdrawal deal ahead of Brexit day

The presidents of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, and the European Council Charles Michel, have signed the Brexit deal agreed in October and...

US imposes visa restrictions for pregnant women to limit ‘birth tourism’

The US Government is introducing a new rule to try to stop pregnant women travelling to the country to give birth for purposes of...