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Zimbabwean President visits South Africa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is reportedly set to “address a high profile business conference” in Pretoria on Thursday, as his new administration strives “to revitalise the economy through attracting investment”. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, a statement by Zimbabwe’s embassy in South Africa on Tuesday said that all Zimbabwean business people based in South Africa and all those interested in investing in Zimbabwe were invited to the high-level meeting.

Mnangagwa talks to Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa delivers first state-of-the-nation address. He came to power last month after Robert Mugabe was ousted.

Gambian President in China

President Adama Barrow, in the People’s Republic of China on a state visit at the invitation of the Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Somalian refugees in a dilemma in Kenya

Somali refugees in Kenya are caught between ration cuts and war at home, they are left with choosing whether to go home despite many families saying debts accumulated to feed their children after cuts in rations are forcing them to return to a war zone.

Pistorius to appeal sentence

Oscar Pistorius will appeal against his increased prison sentence of 13 years and five months at South Africa’s constitutional court. South Africa’s Supreme Court of appeal (SCA) more than doubled his murder sentence last month for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was “shockingly lenient”.

DR Congo rights report

The International Federation of Human Rights unveils report on massacres in the Kasai region, an opposition stronghold in the southern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Uganda age limit debate

Uganda parliament continues the debate on the controversial presidential age limit.

AU official in Russia

Algeria’s Smail Chergui, the African Union’s Commissioner for Peace and Security, meets Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow for security talks.

Zambia Withdraws Chinese Police Reservists

Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has cancelled the induction of eight Chinese nationals as Zambia Police reservists. The induction was conducted on Monday at a ceremony characterized by fanfare.


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