Zimbabwe has confirmed eight cases of cholera, including two on the border with South Africa, state media reported on Thursday.
Two children, aged five and 10, had been quarantined with cholera at Beitbridge District Hospital, the official Herald reported.
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Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott has been named acting head of state following the death of President Michael Sata, making him Africa’s first white leader since South Africa’s FW de Klerk.
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Shoprite has backtracked on a decision to fire 3,000 striking workers in Zambia after the government threatened to revoke its licence, Labour and Social Security Minister Fackson Shamenda said on Thursday.
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Zambia recently woke up to a story in state-owned media that a group calling itself Tongas Under Oath had killed two people belonging to President Michael Sata’s ethnic group, and was now in the process of removing settlers from the … Read the rest
It’s not often that Africa sees a visiting American president, much less two. But as President Obama travels across the continent next week, so will his predecessor, George W. Bush.
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The Wall Street Journal has published an article painting a bleak picture of South Africa’s economy, saying labour unrest has caused its economic growth to fall behind other African states.
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