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Paynesville, Liberia, April 30, 2016 (AFP) – Two days after announcing a fresh bid to become president of Liberia, ex-football star George Weah sits munching a donut on the concrete steps of a suburban football pitch, barefoot and joking...

Harare, March 23, 2016 (AFP) – Zimbabwe on Wednesday gave foreign businesses until April 1 to comply with controversial equity laws that compel them to cede majority stakes to locals or risk closure. “The law is the law. The law...

By Newstime News on Mar 23rd, 2016

Abuja, March 8, 2016 (AFP) – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma begins a two-day state visit to Nigeria on Tuesday, which observers see as an attempt to mend fences between the continent’s largest economic powers. Key events...

By Newstime News on Mar 8th, 2016

Lagos, March 3, 2016 (AFP) – It would be easy to believe that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is winning the war against corruption since his landmark election victory nearly a year ago. Hardly a week goes by without the country’s...

Cape Town, March 1, 2016 (AFP) – Beleaguered South African President Jacob Zuma easily survived a no-confidence motion in parliament Tuesday after a heated attack on his “reckless” handling of the economy. Zuma’s African...

Monrovia, Feb 29, 2016 (AFP) – Omnipresent on the chaotic streets of Mumbai, Jakarta and Bangkok, Asia’s three-wheeled “tuk-tuk” has now come to Africa — and with a two-fold bonus: providing much-needed jobs and...

Bujumbura, Burundi, Feb 23, 2016 (AFP) – Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and opposition politicians have agreed to hold talks to end a 10-month-old crisis, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday. After meeting with Nkurunziza...

By Newstime News on Feb 23rd, 2016

Harare, Feb 22, 2016 (AFP) – Zimbabwe on Monday said it was seizing diamond companies that were operating without licences and had spurned an offer to join a state conglomerate. “Today the government is taking over mines in Chiadzwa...

By Newstime News on Feb 22nd, 2016

Kampala, Feb 22, 2016 (AFP) – Uganda’s main opposition leader was held by police on Monday at a police station outside the capital after being taken from his home where he had been under house arrest. Kizza Besigye has rejected...

By Amy FALLON on Feb 22nd, 2016

Kampala, Feb 17, 2016 (AFP) – Labyrinthine and cacophonous, Kampala’s sprawling Owino Market is private enterprise unchained, a place where Ugandans struggle daily to survive and thrive. And after three decades of President Yoweri...

By Tristan MCCONNELL on Feb 17th, 2016