LAGOS -- Nigeria's Women Affairs Minister Pauline Tallen on Wednesday called for stricter penalties for sexual offenders with an aim to curb rape and all forms of abuse against women and children.
JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa's Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi said on Tuesday he welcomed the adoption of the Border Management Authority Bill by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).
HARARE -- The World Food Program (WFP) said Wednesday it plans to double the number of people it will give food aid in Zimbabwe to 4.1 million by January next year.
CAPE TOWN-- South African Airways (SAA) announced on Thursday that its Board of Directors has adopted a resolution to place the company into business rescue at the earliest opportunity.
NAIROBI-- At least 280 people have been killed and more than 2.8 million others affected by unusually heavy rainfall and flooding in eastern Africa, the UN humanitarian agency said on Thursday.
JOHANNESBURG- Activity in South Africa’s private sector shrank for the seventh consecutive month in November as output tanked, new orders slipped and employment contracted, a survey showed on Wednesday, a day after headline growth economic figure again disappointed.
ATHENS - Greek authorities on Wednesday rescued the crew of a Liberia-flagged cargo vessel adrift in the Aegean Sea, coast guard officials said.
LUSAKA -- Economic growth has proved to be vital in reducing extreme poverty and improving lives of many poor people around the world and Africa would do well to focus on fostering relations that bring about such growth on the continent, experts said on Wednesday.
CHINGOLA -- Lawmakers in Zambia's Chingola district on the Copperbelt Province on Wednesday hailed the construction of modern housing units for police officers by a Chinese construction company, Avic International, saying there have improved living standards among the security personnel.