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24 February 2018 5:02 PM Ethiopia ruling party to pick new PM next week

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's ruling coalition will meet to choose a new prime minister next week, a party official said on Saturday. Hailemariam Desalegn resigned as prime minister last week after ordering a mass prisoner amnesty and days of protest in Africa's second most-populous country. A state of emergency was declared the following day. The 180-member 17

21 February 2018 4:06 AM NSFAS workers on strike for higher wages

Cape Town - About 200 employees of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) are demanding higher salaries and other improvements. The workers, who claimed management had failed to meet demands submitted by their union, the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) in September 2017, protested outside NSFAS's offices in Wynberg 29

16 February 2018 6:30 AM Top Africa stories: Tsvangirai, Mnangagwa, Ethiopia

Harare - Zimbabwe was plunged into grief on Thursday following the death of veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, roundly praised as a hero, champion of democracy and symbol of resistance who will be hard to replace. The former trade union stalwart who posed the most formidable challenge to the ruling Zanu PF party's nearly four-decade hold on power 30

16 February 2018 4:05 AM Sudan holding activists in 'inhumane' conditions: US

Khartoum - The US embassy said on Thursday that Sudanese authorities have rounded up hundreds of opposition leaders and activists, holding many of them in "inhumane conditions". Since early January, authorities have cracked down on the opposition and activists after they called for anti-government demonstrations to protest a surge in food prices, notably 27

15 February 2018 2:05 PM WATCH: EFF resorts to old tricks in Parliament as Ramaphosa is elected President

Cape Town - The EFF once again walked out of the National Assembly on Thursday - this time it wasn't to protest against now former president Jacob Zuma, but rather against the election of his successor, Cyril Ramaphosa. The political party was adamant that Parliament had made a mistake electing Ramaphosa as head of state and that it should have been debating 45

13 February 2018 7:00 PM Tunisian legislator rips Israeli flag to protest formal ties

Tunis - A Tunisian legislator has ripped up an Israeli flag during a parliament session to push his demands for a law criminalizing relations with Israel. A left-wing opposition coalition proposed a bill making it a crime to "normalize" relations with Israel, but the debate has been indefinitely delayed because parliament officials did not see it as a priority 32

13 February 2018 6:00 AM Striking trainee doctors brave ban to protest in Algeria

Algiers - Some 1 000 striking trainee doctors took to the streets of Algeria's capital on Monday to demand the scrapping of compulsory public service in defiance of a ban on protests in the city. The demonstrators - wearing black armbands or surgical masks emblazoned with "angry doctors" - managed to gather for a sit-in in the heart of Algiers despite 28

13 February 2018 5:45 AM Afrikaans-speaking parents threaten to close Eastern Cape school

Port Elizabeth - About 80 disgruntled parents, pupils and community members attempted to close Sandisulwazi Secondary School in Paterson, in the Eastern Cape, on Monday. The protesters are demanding a teacher to teach Afrikaans as a subject, according to a GroundUp report. Sandisulwazi has nine teachers, eight of whom are Xhosa-speaking and one who is English-speaking 32

12 February 2018 7:22 PM Opposition, church set Feb 25 march in DRC

Kinshasa - Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition party said on Monday it would join a march backed by the country's powerful Catholic Church on February 25 to demand President Joseph Kabila's resignation. In a statement, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) said a party congress scheduled for February 26-27 "is being postponed 26

10 February 2018 6:37 PM Italy: City where extremist shot Africans braces for protest

Rome — The Italian city where a man with a neo-Nazi background shot and wounded six Africans is bracing for the possibility of violence around an anti-fascist protest march. Schools in the city of Macerata were ordered closed on Saturday, while public transportation was halted for the afternoon protest. City officials took the actions because of fears 32