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Thuli Madonsela to question Zuma in Gupta state capture inquiry

The public protector will question the president this week over allegations he was influenced by the wealthy family in making government appointments.

Failed tuna venture debt could sink Mozambique

The country has everything going for it yet is plagued by debts and mismanaged budgets, as the disastrous $850mn fishing scheme clearly illustrates.

Killing of former Lesotho army chief deepens instability

Former Lesotho Defence Force commander Maaparankoe Mahao was shot dead by soldiers last week, and there are fears it could spark a security crisis.

Zambian elections on Tuesday could determine pivotal issues in its major copper industry

Zambia's copper industry has been at the heart of campaigning for Tuesday's presidential election and poses a big headache for the next leader.

Nigerian police rescue Indian crew kidnapped by pirates

Police have rescued three sailors taken from a cargo ship off the coast of Equatorial Guinea - a rare success story in Nigeria's fight against piracy.

Nigeria’s Boko Haram seize slave ‘brides’

Boko Haram is abducting Christian women whom it converts to Islam on pain of death and then forces into "marriage" with fighters.

Nigeria’s property boom is only for the brave

There are huge returns to be had in Nigeria where around 16-million homes are needed just to meet current demand.

Stick, then carrot for Nigeria’s Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan took a gamble when he launched an offensive on Boko Haram's attempt to establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria.

Jonathan cuts fuel prices, Nigeria protests suspended

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan has cut petrol prices and mass protests were suspended in an effort to continue talks over suspended fuel subsidies.

Talks on hold as Nigeria oil workers continue strike

Nigeria's oil workers have continued their strike against the shelving of its fuel subsidies after talks with trade unions broke down.

Eton’s ancient game thrives in Nigeria

In a dusty Nigerian park, youth play the ancient game of Eton fives.

Riots mar Goodluck Jonathan’s Nigerian election victory

Deadly riots erupted across Nigeria's north on Monday as youths torched churches and homes in anger at President Goodluck Jonathan's election victory.

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