Zuma's AU summit absence raises eyebrows
South Africa will not be complying with AU rules determining that either the head of state or the deputy must attend this continental meeting.
SA advised to take wider view in dealing with migration at UN forum
Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says delegates have suggested South Africa might be too conservative, strongly emphasising the security aspect of migration.
Intermediaries continue negotiating release of South African held in Mali
They're concerned for the safety of the man abducted in Timbuktu in 2011 while on a trans-Africa motorcycle trip, now that his two fellow captees have been freed.
Zuma, Kabila satisfied with DRC’s pre-election process
After deadly protests against his clinging to power, President Joseph Kabila agreed to hold elections this year.
Zuma urges Kabila’s DRC to engage in dialogue rather than conflict
President Jacob Zuma says the people of the DRC need to determine and decide their internal political future.
Security tight at presidential guest house ahead of Kabila’s state visit
Presidents Jacob Zuma and Joseph Kabila are meeting for the 10th bi-national commission between the two countries.
World Refugee Day: 65.6m people forced from their homes
In that past 12 months, Uganda has taken in more refugees than any other country in the world.
Call for new Lesotho govt to comply with human rights obligations
New Prime Minister Tom Thabane will begin his duties on Saturday after being inaugurated following the defeat of former prime minister Pakalitha Mosisidi in this month’s polls.
Ivory smugglers bust by African task team
In 2015 alone 32 tonnes of ivory were seized in south-east Asia coming from East and West African ports.
UN calls for probe of mass killings, war crimes in DRC’s Kasai region
UN Humanitarian Chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein says Congolese authorities are not treating the conflict in Kasai with the necessary seriousness.
Former Liberian president's ex-wife faces torture charges
Agnes Reeves Taylor will be in the dock at London’s Old Bailey at the end of this month.
Early tallying sees Thabane taking lead in Lesotho election
If elected, Thabane says he’ll disband the army because the mountain kingdom has no prospect of invading anyone.
Polls have opened in Lesotho, Thabane seen as favourite
Frontrunners are Pakalitha Mosisili, who’s party collapsed last March and Thomas Thabane who was forced to flee a coup attempt in 2014.
SA govt calls on Trump to reconsider Paris accord decision
The carefully worded statement on behalf to the Department of Environmental Affairs expresses its profound regret at Trump’s decision.
[OPINION] The question of future aid and Africa
Jean-Jacques Cornish looks at the looming changes to the way development aid is provided to African countries.
Tanzania's Magufuli urges SA to help construct railway
President John Magufuli has asked Jacob Zuma to help Tanzania to secure soft development loans from the New Development Bank, which South Africa co-owns with other BRICS countries, Brazil, Russia, China and India.
Trade and investment tops agenda as Zuma visits Tanzania
President Jacob Zuma is arriving with six Cabinet colleagues and a business delegation of 80.
Zuma extends deployment of SANDF troops in DRC
South Africa’s commitment to the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been extended for a year.