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Africa

Mozambique elections 2019: Final rallies held before vote

Final campaign rallies have been held in Mozambique in the run-up to Tuesday's general election.

Middle East

Mistrust of elites fuels rise of Tunisia's presidential hopefuls

Political newcomers Kais Saied and Nabil Karoui offer vision of employment, education and improved infrastructure.

Mistrust of elites fuels rise of Tunisia's presidential hopefuls

Africa

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali wins Nobel Peace Prize

Abiy Ahmed gets the award amid cautions over 'far from done' reforms and unfinished diplomatic efforts.

Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia's Abiy wins Nobel award: How the world reacted

Ethiopian PM gains global peace prize amid cautions over 'far from done' reforms and unfinished diplomatic efforts.

South Africa

Former South Africa President Zuma must face trial, judges rule

Zuma expected to return to court next week on corruption charges as court dismissed his application to halt case.

Former South Africa President Zuma must face trial, judges rule

AJ Impact

Ebola tests resilience of Uganda's cross-border trade

Uganda has heeded WHO's warning to keep its border with DRC open during the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.

Ebola tests resilience of Uganda's cross-border trade

Tunisia

Tunisia's Kais Saied: 'He's just not interested in power'

Without a party or much funding, Saied has emerged as a frontrunner to lead Tunisia thanks to his 'utopist' programme.

Tunisia's Kais Saied: 'He's just not interested in power'

Opinion

The problem with SADC's 'brotherly' stance on Zimbabwe sanctions

By supporting Zimbabwe's oppressive government, SADC risks setting a very low bar for democracy in southern Africa.

Tafi Mhaka

by Tafi Mhaka

Tafi Mhaka

AJ Impact

Panel finds US aviation regulator failed in 737 MAX reviews

International panel says Federal Aviation Administration lacked 'unified' development of key flight control system.

Panel finds US aviation regulator failed in 737 MAX reviews

Africa

Global Fund conference: $14bn pledged to fight AIDS

Medical group warns of AIDS' spread in Africa as international donors raise funds to combat top infectious diseases.

AJ Impact

South Africa graft: US sanctions the brothers at heart of scandal

Washington says Gupta family is responsible for misappropriating state assets, in win for current president, Ramaphosa.

South Africa graft: US sanctions the brothers at heart of scandal

Ebola

Ebola virus now squeezed into 'corner' of DR Congo: WHO

UN health agency says transmission rates in deadly epidemic have been slashed but warns danger is not over yet.

Ebola virus now squeezed into 'corner' of DR Congo: WHO

AJ Impact

Nigeria has a mental health problem

One in four Nigerians suffers from mental illness, but help is hampered by tight budgets and a lack of skilled staff.

Nigeria has a mental health problem

Uganda

Ugandan pop star-turned-politician escapes arrest on motorbike

Bobi Wine said that his escape was meant to prove to the authorities that 'we can do that'.

Ugandan pop star-turned-politician escapes arrest on motorbike

Middle East

Tunisia election: Preliminary results show Ennahda in the lead

Ennahda wins 52 seats in the 217-member parliament and will have to negotiate with other parties to form a government.

Tunisia election: Preliminary results show Ennahda in the lead