[This is Africa] South Africa’s youngest legislator ever, 21-year-old Itumeleng Ntsube of the African National Congress, was sworn into office on 23 May as a member of the National Council of Provinces, the country’s upper House of Parliament.
[News24Wire] Election season has come and gone …
[The Herald] All roads lead to the National Sports Stadium today for the country’s 39th Independence Day main celebrations where President Mnangagwa is expected to deliver the keynote independence address.
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government on Tuesday decreed a national emergency, following the devastation caused by cyclone Idai in the centre of the country.
[News24Wire] Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers, says it is on high alert and ready to assist in Mozambique, where Tropical Cyclone Idai is expected to make landfall.
[ANGOP] Luanda -The former Transports minister, Augusto da Silva Tomás, who has been accused by the Public Prosecution Department of mishandling funds of the National Freight Council (CNC), was heard last Wednesday by the Supreme Court, in Luanda, to clarify some issues before the trial.
[VOA] The United Nations refugee agency says a surge of violence in South Sudan’s Yei State has displaced some 8,000 civilians and sent an estimated 5,000 people fleeing to the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.
[The Herald] Zanu-PF Harare Province is holding inter-district meetings today to update its members on the current socio-political and economic developments in the country.
[The Herald] The Hawks have arrested a second suspect believed to be part of a racket stealing vehicles from South Africa and smuggling them to other countries via Zimbabwe.
[Vanguard] Militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group have hoisted their flag in a Nigerian town after seizing control of it, three residents have told the BBC.