Lesotho ex-PM Thomas Thabane charged with murdering wife

Thomas Thabane denies organising the killing of his estranged wife.

US, China and Russia jostling for influence in Africa

What does the 'scramble', between major powers, for influence in Africa and its resources mean for its people?

Why broken African phones are shipped to Europe

A lack of recycling facilities in Africa has spurred one Dutch company to import broken phones.

Fifa Club World Cup dates ‘disrespectful’ to Africa, says Mido

Holding the Fifa Club World Cup while the Africa Cup of Nations is ongoing is "disrespectful" to Africa, according to ex-Egypt striker Mido.

New Omicron variant: Are low vaccination rates in South Africa a factor?

Has the slow rollout of vaccines in southern Africa allowed coronavirus mutations to develop?

Covid Omicron: No need to panic, South Africa minister says

Joe Phaahla says South Africa is experienced in dealing with Covid variants, despite a surge in cases.

Tanzania: Seven die in Zanzibar after eating poisonous turtle meat

The meat is a delicacy for some in Tanzania but the authorities have now banned its consumption.

Nick Mwendwa: Kenya FA boss bailed after being charged with four counts of fraud

Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa is released on bail after being charged with four counts of fraud totalling approximately $337,200.

Oscar Pistorius: Reeva Steenkamp’s parents to meet her killer

The ex-Paralympian is moved to a prison close to the parents of the woman he killed eight years ago.

Covid leaves UK rugby teams stranded in South Africa

Scarlets have returned but Cardiff have been forced to remain in South Africa after positive Covid-19 cases are confirmed in their squads.