November 28th @ 9:42 AM GMT
Yahoo! At least three South African ministers have called for President Jacob Zuma to resign, local media reported Monday, in the most serious challenge to his leadership since he took power in 2009. The News24 news agency, citing sources in the ruling ANC party, said that Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi had called on Zuma to step down. The clash came at a weekend meeting of the African National Congress (ANC) party, which was... (World)
November 27th @ 7:06 PM GMT
Yahoo! Volkswagen on Sunday signed a deal with its Algerian sales partner Sovac for the construction of a vehicle assembly plant in the North African country, officials told a news conference. ''The Volkswagen Group opted for participation in Sovac. as we have cooperated successfully with our sales partner for many years,'' said Volkswagen executive Josef Baumert. ''For us, this is a logical step towards increasing vehicle sales in Algeria in the long term,'' he said at the signing ceremon... (Politics)
November 27th @ 10:51 PM GMT
Yahoo! Ivory Coast says Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, who played two friendlies for England, has decided to switch international football allegiance to the west African nation. (World)
November 26th @ 5:54 PM GMT
Yahoo! Thousands of Burundians protested Saturday against a UN probe into alleged rights violations, the latest show of anger against what authorities see as foreign interference in the central African nation. Mounting international criticism of abuses since President Pierre Nkurunziza ran for a third term in April 2015 saw Burundi quit the International Criminal Court. The country also cut ties with the UN's main human rights body after a damning September report detailed atrocities, and warned ... (Politics)
November 26th @ 12:55 PM GMT
Yahoo! In a corner of the British Museum's new South African exhibition, near an ancient golden rhino and a collection of apartheid-era campaign badges, sits a glass case holding a pitted, reddish-brown stone. It is the Makapansgat pebble, on display for the first time in its three-million-year history, curators reckon - an object that, in its own way, outshines the other treasures in the museum's halls. Experts theorise a very early ancestor of humans, Australopithecus africanus, picked up the ... (Top Stories)
November 25th @ 2:25 PM GMT
Yahoo! Malawi will hold public consultations to assess whether to reform colonial-era laws that ban homosexuality, the government said Friday. The southern African nation was the focus of controversy in 2010 when it jailed a gay couple for gross indecency after they held the country's first same-sex public ''wedding''. Then president Bingu wa Mutharika said the pair had committed a crime against Malawi's culture, religion and laws but later pardoned them on ''humanitarian grounds'' after... (World)
November 27th @ 9:56 AM GMT
Yahoo! Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Sunday it would not take part in any OPEC production cuts for the ''foreseeable future'' as the North African country tries to bring crude output back towards pre-conflict levels. ''Libya is in such a dangerous economic situation, there is no way it can participate in OPEC production cuts for the foreseeable future,'' NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla told delegates at the Arab-Austrian Economic Forum in Vienna on Friday, according to an NO... (Top Stories)
November 25th @ 6:04 PM GMT
Yahoo! South African President Jacob Zuma will meet with the ruling ANC party's ''integrity commission'' next week, party officials said, after a year of political scandals and poor local election results. Zuma has deep support within the African National Congress and its lawmakers, but has faced growing criticism from some senior party activists as well as anti-apartheid veterans and trade unions. ''The Integrity Commission will meet with the President on the 3rd of December to discuss the... (World)
November 28th @ 11:21 AM GMT
Yahoo! Zimbabwe on Monday started issuing ''bond notes'', its own currency equivalent to the US dollar, in a bid to ease critical cash shortages, but the move sparked fears of a return to hyperinflation. The crisis-hit southern African country has used multiple foreign currencies, including the greenback, since 2009 after a rate of inflation that peaked at 500 billion percent rendered the Zimbabwe dollar unusable. The country has experienced a severe shortage of US dollar banknotes in recent m... (Top Stories)