The tiny country of 11 million people in the African Great Lakes region has still not declared a national emergency.
Boat accidents are common in the vast country, typically caused by overloading of passengers and cargo.
Zimbabwe’s public health services have practically collapsed and those who can afford it seek treatment in South Africa or further abroad.
The Congo outbreak is the first time that a vaccine has been used as a full-scale weapon against the virus.
Gerco van Deventer’s family are struggling to come up with the $1.5 million in ransom money the captors are demanding.
Some Batswana say opposition parties are bringing their A-game but they are all tearing each other down instead of supporting each other.

Batswana are spoiled for choice in elections

Botswana’s democracy is growing stronger, says Dr Zibani Maundeni.

Southern Africa is looking increasingly messed up

Analyst says the more the region collectively looks under pressure on a macro level, it tends to put off foreign investors who have a choice of regions to set up shop or expand their particular interests.

Sudan army and opposition agree to form transitional government

Mohamed Hassan Lebatt, AU mediator for Sudan, says representatives from both sides will continue talks over the technical details of the deal.

Mozambique sets up Ebola screening at Malawi border

Mozambique has yet to report an Ebola case, but DRC’s regional neighbours have been on high alert while the World Health Organization (WHO) has elevated the crisis to a global health emergency.

Namibia inaugurates R4.2bn Chinese-built port terminal

Namibia has inaugurated a new Chinese-built port terminal which doubles its container capacity and is also to give tourism a boost.

Sudan detains nine RSF members over killing of protesters

On Thursday, a doctors’ committee linked to the protest movement said four people were killed in Omdurman.

Four protesters ‘killed by live ammunition’ in Sudan’s Omdurman

Monday’s rally, where two other demonstrators also killed, was held to protest growing bread and fuel shortages.

Thousands protest student killings ahead of Sudan talks

Apart from Khartoum, protesters also rallied in Al-Obeid, the Red Sea coastal city of Port Sudan, in White Nile state and in the central city of Madani.

Mozambique government, opposition Renamo sign historic peace pact

The signing of the peace deal comes just two-and-half months before general elections scheduled for October 15.

Dozens killed in Nigeria fighting between army, jihadists – sources

The military is known to downplay its losses in the fight against the jihadists.

Rwanda shuts border with Ebola-hit DRC – Congolese presidency

The announcement came just hours after a third case of Ebola was recorded in Goma.

DR Congo Ebola epidemic widens on eve of first anniversary

One key challenge will be protecting doctors and nurses trying to contain the virus.

Mozambique leader says will ink formal peace deal with Renamo Thursday

The signing would bring an end to a long peace negotiation process initiated by Renamo’s historic leader, Alfonso Dhlakama, who died in May last year.

Hundreds in Sudan protest killing of students as Bashir trial set

Demonstrators have accused the feared Rapid Support Forces (RSF) of shooting dead the teenagers.

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