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    Nigeria troops ‘kill Boko Haram fighters’ in Maiduguri

    Nigeria troops ‘kill Boko Haram fighters’ in Maiduguri

    The Nigerian army says it has killed seven suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in a gun battle in the north of the country. A spokesman said…

    Africa leaders attend Meles Zenawi burial

    African leaders are attending the state funeral in Addis Ababa of Ethiopia’s long-serving Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died last month. Foreign dignitaries joined ordinary Ethiopians in paying their respects…

    South African Marikana miners charged with murder

    South African Marikana miners charged with murder

    Workers arrested at South Africa’s Marikana mine have been charged in court with the murder of 34 of their colleagues shot by police. The 270 workers would be tried under…

    South Africa Lonmin mine killings: Zuma announces inquiry

    South Africa Lonmin mine killings: Zuma announces inquiry

    South African President Jacob Zuma has announced an inquiry into violence at a mine in the north-east of the country, calling the deaths there “tragic”. Thirty-four people were killed when…

    S.Africa growth weak, factory output vulnerable – SARB

    Growth in South Africa’s economy remains “pedestrian”, with the manufacturing sector vulnerable to weak global growth because of its impact on exports, the Reserve Bank said on Monday. While inflation…

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