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20 February, 2017
Gambia's new president thanked his nation and promised greater freedom, an improved economy and better education as thousands attended a ceremony Saturday marking his inauguration after a tense political standoff with the country's former longtime leader.
20 February, 2017
The blast by a car bomb parked near a restaurant went off at a busy time when shoppers and traders were gathered inside the market, said district commissioner Ahmed Abdulle. Many of the dead were carried away by their relatives soon after the blast, said Captain Mohamed Hussein.
16 February, 2017
Budget Minister Pierre Kangudia said the cost of organising the poll, which was said to be $1.8bn (£1.5bn), was too expensive. Last year the government and the opposition agreed that new elections would be held by the end of 2017.
16 February, 2017
Groups representing immigrant communities in South Africa said they fear a recent upsurge in anti-foreigner sentiment could spark a recurrence of xenophobic attacks that rocked the country in 2008 and 2015.
16 February, 2017
China is experiencing its deadliest outbreak of the H7N9 bird-flu strain since it first appeared in humans in 2013, killing 79 people in January alone and spurring several cities to suspend live poultry trade.
16 February, 2017
The Competition Commission has referred a case to the tribunal for prosecution for alleged price-fixing against 17 banks, including three of South Africa's largest banks.
16 February, 2017
Mozambican authorities have warned people in provinces of Inhambane and Gaza to brace for the arrival of category 4 tropical cyclone Dineo on Wednesday evening.
16 February, 2017
The promise by South African president Jacob Zuma last week during his State of the Nation Address (SONA 2017) that the government is looking at ways to reduce the cost of data packages adds to a growing number of countries on the continent that have announced their intention to lower data prices
9 February, 2017
Zimbabwe has adopted the biometric voting registration (BVR) system, as part of advancements in information communication technologies (ICTs), in a move anticipated to ensure the security of elections, whose handling has always been a source of contestation.  
9 February, 2017
A 31 year old Chisipite maid appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with fatally stabbing her male workmate, which she said was in self-defence.  
9 February, 2017
Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo was yesterday slapped with costs after his application challenging the constitutionality of his arrest by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) was postponed indefinitely for failing to comply with the Supreme Court rules.
9 February, 2017
A rabies disease outbreak has been detected in Schweizer-Reneke and Bloemhof, in the North West. More than 20 heard of cattle have died. Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in humans and other mammals.
9 February, 2017
Families that were affected by the torrential rains in the Ugu district on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, have called on the government to provide them with temporary shelters.
9 February, 2017
National Spokesperson of the African National Congress (ANC) Zizi Kodwa says 12 urgent tasks have been put up which the President Jacob Zuma needs to reflect in the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday night.
1 February, 2017
Fourteen people have been trapped in a Tanzanian gold mine for more than 40 hours, officials said on Friday as rescuers worked to reach them.

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