JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Silas Ramaite as the country's acting chief prosecutor on Tuesday, after a court ruling which declared the appointment of the previous chief prosecutor invalid.
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has won a second-round election runoff "comfortably", according to a provisional vote count by his own camp, his spokesman Bocary Treta told reporters on Tuesday.
BAMAKO (Reuters) - European Union observers said on Tuesday they saw irregularities but not fraud during Mali's presidential run-off, despite opposition accusations that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's camp cheated.
ACCRA, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Ghana's central bank plans to
prosecute executives of failed local lenders suspected of
dissipating depositors' funds and insider dealing, the regulator
told Reuters on Tuesday.
BERLIN, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Nigeria and Ghana could face international football bans this month over political interference with their football associations, world soccer's governing body FIFA said on Tuesday in a final warning to the two African nations.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - An Ethiopian court has freed 11 police officers on bail after they were detained on suspicion of negligence in a grenade attack on a rally in June attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, state-affiliated media said on Tuesday.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will probe allegations that state attorneys defrauded government of billions of dollars by deliberately losing cases, the justice minister said on Tuesday, the latest crackdown on corruption under President Cyril Ramaphosa.
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment on patients in the east of the country, the health ministry said on Tuesday, the first time it has been deployed against an active outbreak.
VALLETTA (Reuters) - Maltese police on Monday evicted scores of migrants from a converted cowshed on a farm outside Valletta, shutting down accommodation condemned as inhumane but leaving most of them homeless.
(Reuters) - Former world number one Serena Williams looked sharp in her return to the hardcourts after a week-long break, soundly defeating Daria Gavrilova 6-1 6-2 on Monday to advance to the second round of the Cincinnati Masters.
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Voters stayed away in droves from Mali's run-off presidential election due to fears over security and simple apathy, but the voting process was generally fair despite a number of incidents, election monitors said on Monday.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - At least 40 people were killed by paramilitary forces in eastern Ethiopia over the weekend, in the latest spate of violence driven by ethnic divisions, a senior regional official said on Monday.
MAPUTO (Reuters) - Mozambique's security forces have identified six men they regard as the ringleaders of a nascent Islamist insurgency that has killed over 100 people in the north, and called on local people to help capture them, news agency Lusa reported on Monday.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Workers at South Africa's high-speed train service that mainly caters for business commuters ended a two-week strike over pay on Monday after reaching a 12-month agreement with their employer, and promised to resume work by Tuesday.
ABIDJAN, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Sunny spells last week in most
of Ivory Coast's cocoa growing regions boosted the development
of the forthcoming cocoa main crop even as rains remained below
average, farmers and agronomists said on Monday.
Agronomists in Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa producer,
told Reuters that plantations needed regular sunshine and
occasional rains in the coming weeks to help tree roots to
breathe and allow small pods to mature.