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  • Kofi Annan to get Ghana state burial

    Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan will receive a state funeral and burial in Ghana on September 13, the Ghanaian

  • Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa

    Zimbabwe court dismisses opposition bid to annul election

    Zimbabwe's top court dismisses an opposition bid to have presidential election results annulled over alleged rigging in favour of Robert Mugabe's successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

  • Several trapped in Nigeria construction site collapse

    Nigerian rescue officials say they are working to pull out a number of people trapped under the rubble of a collapsed shopping complex that was under construction in the capital, Abuja.

  • 9 dead in Congo's Ebola outbreak

    Nine confirmed Ebola victims have died since the virus resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo this month, the country's health

  • Rivals on collision course

    President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday called for Zimbabwe to unite behind him after he was declared winner of national elections, but the opposition leader insisted he had won and said he would use all means necessary to challenge the result.

  • Tense calm grips Harare

    Soldiers and police cleared the streets of central Harare yesterday a day after a deadly crackdown on protestors as the Zimbabwean authorities begged for patience over the release of the results from landmark presidential elections.

  • 12 killed in attack on Mali election convoy

    Gunmen attacked a convoy carrying election materials in central Mali, triggering a shootout in which four soldiers and eight attackers were killed, a Defence Ministry spokesman said yesterday. The attack occurred late on Tuesday on the road between Nampala and Coura in Segou.

  • Ruling party retains power

    European Union observers yesterday listed several problems in Zimbabwe's presidential and parliamentary election, including voter intimidation and mistrust in the electoral commission, as the main opposition leader accused the ruling party of trying to rig the result.

  • Tense count as opposition claims victory

    Zimbabwe's opposition MDC party yesterday claimed victory in the country's historic elections, setting the scene for a showdown with the ruling ZANU-PF that has held power since independence in 1980.

  • Zimbabwe votes in first post-Mugabe election

    Zimbabweans yesterday voted in the first election since former president Robert Mugabe was ousted in a de facto coup, with allegations of voter suppression raising fears of a disputed result.