DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Two staff members of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), who were detained and had their passports confiscated by Tanzania immigration officials, were released on Thursday, South Africa's foreign ministry said on Twitter.
ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Counting of votes from a presidential poll was underway in Madagascar early Thursday with former leader Andry Rajoelina commanding a slim lead in early results from a small number of polling stations.
JOHANNESBURG, Nov 7 (Reuters) - The African Development Bank
(AfDB) is close to approving a $600 million loan package for
Ghana's cocoa regulator, Cocobod, which will allow it to build
warehouses to stockpile beans and protect itself against price
falls, the bank's president said.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is opposed to the government selling a stake in struggling state-run arms firm Denel and will fight attempts to force through salary cuts, the union said on Wednesday.
KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - The leader of Nigeria's minority Shi'ite Muslims was denied bail on Wednesday, days after the group said more than 40 of its members were killed by security forces shooting at protesters calling for his release.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will hold parliamentary elections sometime between May 7 and August 5 next year, the electoral commission said on Wednesday, raising the likelihood of a vote in May which is the preference of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's cash-strapped power firm Eskom has approved a plan to cut executives jobs as it struggles to bring down operating costs, the utility said on Wednesday, the first step in the firm's proposed restructuring.
MAKOMBOKI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lunch at Macharia Mirara's house in the village of Makomboki used to be a cheery occasion as his children chattered about their morning at school. But these days, no one is home.
BAMENDA, Cameroon (Reuters) - All 78 children and a driver kidnapped in west Cameroon were released on Wednesday, but a principal and one teacher are still being held by the armed men that took them, a priest conducting negotiations said.
ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Millions of voters in Madagascar queued in long lines early on Wednesday to cast their ballots in a presidential election as the Indian Ocean island struggles to create jobs, fight poverty and end corruption.
YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some 5,000 people seeking refuge in a hospital in Central African Republic (CAR) risk being attacked by armed groups, a medical charity said on Tuesday, amid ongoing clashes.
ACCRA, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Ghana launched a commodity exchange
for agricultural products, the first in West Africa, on Tuesday
in efforts to guarantee market access for farmers and boost
their income, President Nana Akufo Addo said.