HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader said his party backed down from a planned anti-government protest on Friday to avoid bloodshed and signalled the MDC would change tactics in confronting what it called a "fascist" government.
LAMPEDUSA, Italy (Reuters) - A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, waited off the coast of Italy on Friday as a battle between former political allies in Rome stopped it docking at the southern island of Lampedusa.
LAGOS (Reuters) - A judge in London said on Friday he would grant a firm called Process and Industrial Developments Ltd (P&ID) the right to seek to seize some $9 billion in assets from the Nigerian government over an aborted gas project.
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - A number of seamen have been kidnapped after an attack on their vessel off the coast of Cameroon in West Africa's piracy-plagued Gulf of Guinea, a source in the Cameroonian army and a source at the major port of Douala said on Friday.
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe police fired tear gas and beat scores of opposition supporters gathered in central Harare on Friday, as authorities moved to enforce a ban on an anti-government protest that the country's high court had upheld.
GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - Two Ebola cases were confirmed in Congo's South Kivu region for the first time this week, health officials said on Friday, more than 700 km (430 miles) south of where the outbreak was first detected.
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's main opposition MDC party succumbed to government pressure, calling off a street protest planned for Friday after losing a court challenge, as police set up roadblocks and barred access to its Harare offices.
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's main opposition MDC has gone to court to lift a police ban on its demonstrations, an official said on Friday, as armed police and soldiers set up checkpoints on major roads and blocked access to the party's offices in central Harare.
DAKAR, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Ghana will not make a decision on
a cocoa farmgate price until an industry committee meets to
discuss it in September, a spokesman for the Ghana Cocoa Board
(Cocobod) said on Thursday.
HARARE (Reuters) - Six Zimbabwean political activists were abducted from their homes at night and beaten by armed men this week, ahead of planned street demonstrations by the main opposition party, a coalition of rights groups said on Thursday.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South Africa court on Thursday awarded a second punitive costs order against the country's top anti-corruption official, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, after finding an investigation conducted by her office showed "gross negligence".
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundi has started vaccinating its health workers against Ebola, beginning with those near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.
ROME/MADRID (Reuters) - An administrative court in Rome ruled on Wednesday that a Spanish rescue ship carrying around 150 migrants should be allowed to enter Italian territorial waters in defiance of a ban imposed by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.
DOUALA, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Cocoa processing output in
Cameroon, Africa's third biggest cocoa grower, is expected to
double this season to 120,000 tonnes from 58,000 tonnes last
season, the trade minister said while opening the new season.