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3 months ago | March 8, 2020

Malawi legalises cannabis for medical use

ON February 27, 2020, the Malawian parliament passed a Bill into law that legalised the cultivation of cannabis in the ...

Oil prices nosedive over coronavirus concerns

OIL prices plummeted on Friday after major producers failed to reach an agreement to reduce production, as concerns ...

Afghanistan bloodshed continues despite truce

Two gunmen opened fire on a crowded event in Kabul attended by the opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah on Friday, and ...

3 months ago | March 1, 2020

Nigeria confirms first coronavirus case

Nigeria has reported the first confirmed case of coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa, as investor alarm over a potential ...

3 months ago | February 23, 2020

Locusts threaten 25m people in East Africa

Swarms of desert locusts, which have been ravaging crops and grazing land across east Africa, have now crossed the ...

Malawi MPs lose bid to overturn election results

The High Court Lilongwe Registry has dismissed with costs an application by former legislators, who lost that country’s ...

EU summit collapses as leaders haggle over budget

A SUMMIT of EU leaders seeking to fill a €75 billion hole in the bloc’s budget left by Brexit dramatically collapsed ...

3 months ago | February 16, 2020

US strikes deal with the Taliban

American officials said on Friday they had agreed with the Taliban on a seven-day reduction in violence in Afghanistan ...

No quick fix for SA power woes

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plans to overhaul the energy industry have some way to go before they provide ...

Cyclic weather patterns haunt Southern Africa

The Southern African region is facing a recurrent drought and flood challenge due to cyclic weather patterns, made worse ...

4 months ago | February 9, 2020

Mutharika appeals against court ruling

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika and the country’s electoral commission have formally filed an appeal against a court ...

Africa’s capacity to tackle coronavirus improving fast

Africa’s capacity for tackling the coronavirus that emerged in China in January was improving rapidly, the US Centres ...

4 months ago | January 26, 2020

Africa battles to fight off locust invasion

Locusts by the millions are nibbling their way across a large part of Africa in the worst outbreak some places have seen ...

Coronavirus spreads to Europe

China has expanded an unprecedented lockdown during the country’s most important holiday to 13 cities and at least 36 ...