Ethiopia will hold a state funeral on Sunday for Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died two weeks ago of an undisclosed illness in a Belgium hospital. Heads of state from across Africa are expected to attend the funeral. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Addis Ababa.
An Algerian diplomat who was kidnapped several months ago has reportedly been killed in an area of Mali controlled by separatists. Much of the country remains outside government rule after increased attacks by rebel groups. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports.
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There’s been an about-turn in the case of 270 South African miners facing murder charges. Officials now say the charges will be dropped until the investigation into the shooting of their colleagues by police is complete. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Johannesburg.
Thousands of mourners have paid their final respects to Ethiopia’s former leader Meles Zenawi, who died last month after 21 years in power. Meles had overseen strong economic growth in recent years, but was criticised for clamping down on individual freedoms. Al Jazeera’s Mohammad Adow reports from Addis Ababa.
Miners gunned down by police, wildcat strikes as workers demand better treatment, and unions fighting sometimes violent turf wars. Many observers say South Africa’s mining industry is in crisis. It’s one of the world’s most lucrative, with gold, platinum and diamonds among the minerals that bring in some $12bn annually. Our correspondents are standing by: [...]
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Angolan politicians are ending their campaigns ahead of an election that will see the people take to the polls for only the second time since a long and bloody civil war ended in 2002. The People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the party of President Eduardo dos Santos, is expected to handily carry [...]
South African authorities have used a law last used in the apartheid era to bring murder charges against 270 miners involved in unrest at the Marikana mine earlier this month. The 270 workers would be tried under the “common purpose” doctrine because they were in the crowd which confronted police on 16 August, an official [...]
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A little league baseball team from Uganda has captured the attention of the sporting world in the United States. The team is the first from Africa to compete in the Little League World Series, and has met with a number of professional players while touring major league stadiums. Al Jazeera’s Cath Turner reports from New [...]
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A dispute over a television puppet show in Tunisia has turned into a battle for free speech. The nation’s political heavyweights have been the subject of a satire that has sparked a disconnect between the state and the media. Al Jazeera’s Khadija Magardie reports.
Hundreds of defiant miners have regrouped for a protest near the spot where South African police killed 34 of their colleagues, as platinum giant Lonmin said less than a quarter of employees had shown up for work. Meanwhile, the ANC national executive has met over concerns President Jacob Zuma is losing political support over his [...]
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The death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has created fears of a “power vacuum” in the Horn of Africa nation. Analysts warn that stability in the region depends on a peaceful transition in Ethiopia. In recent years Ethiopia which hosts the Head Quarters of the Africa Union has turned into a key player in [...]
Angolans will elect a new government on Friday. Their country is now the third largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa and the second biggest oil exporter. But rapid economic growth has not benefited everyone as Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Phillips reports from Luanda.