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22 February, 2018
Gambian President Adama Barrow has announced a moratorium on the death penalty as the West African country rebuilds its international standing following the removal last year of its long-time authoritarian ruler Yahya Jammeh, Reuters reported Monday.
22 February, 2018
Thousands of Zimbabweans gathered Tuesday to bid a final farewell to opposition veteran Morgan Tsvangirai who was one of Africa's most globally admired politicians and lived to see the fall of his political nemesis Robert Mugabe.
22 February, 2018
With Cape Town facing the possibility of Day Zero - the day the City will turn off most taps - a UCT civil engineering graduate has won a prestigious award for a project on waterless urinals.
22 February, 2018
Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe has reportedly told the visiting African Union commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat that he stepped down from his post for the sake of "peace and development" following a military intervention in November.
21 February, 2018
About 200 employees of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) are demanding higher salaries and other improvements.
21 February, 2018
Water purification company H2O International has suspended walk-in water refills to prevent water wastage and stockpiling in drought-stricken Cape Town.
15 February, 2018
At least 17 people are dead after a 19-year-old man opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida. The suspect was Nikolas Cruz, a former student at the school who had been expelled. He escaped with fleeing students but is now in police custody.
15 February, 2018
A door of a Nigerian Dana Air plane, that was taxing down the runway after landing from a flight from Lagos to Abuja, fell off with the airline blaming a passenger, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Friday.
15 February, 2018
The rand raced to R11.67 against the US dollar in early trade today as the markets cheered Jacob Zuma’s resignation as head of state and Cyril Ramaphosa’s impending election.
15 February, 2018
Speaker Baleka Mbete has confirmed the new president will be sworn in on Thursday at 2pm after the resignation of former president Jacob Zuma. It is expected that ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa will be sworn in as the head of state.
15 February, 2018
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai died on Wednesday, according to party officials. The leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) had been in a critical condition in a South African hospital.
15 February, 2018
Police swooped the on an alleged intricate drug lab operating from a home in the heart of Sandton this morning. About 10 police vehicles lined outside the house while forensics officers combed the scene.
15 February, 2018
President Jacob Zuma has resigned as president of South Africa on Wednesday night. Statement of the president of the Republic of South Africa, JG Zuma on the decision of the African National Congress to recall him
7 February, 2018
The South African State of the Nation Address that was set to take place on Thursday has been postponed, it was announced on Tuesday. A new date will be announced, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete said. 
6 February, 2018
European markets have followed Asian markets lower on Tuesday as investors continued to dump shares. London, Frankfurt and Paris all fell sharply when they opened on Tuesday with losses of up to 3%. In the US overnight the Dow lost 4.6%. Japan's Nikkei 225 closed down 4.7%.

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