Botswana lady set to be completed in Bangladesh; One killed in Sudan anti-coup protests

From a Botswana woman set to be executed in Bangladesh after reportedly trying to smuggle heroin; to one person being killed in a Sudan anti-coup protest… Read these and other stories making the headlines from around the African continent.

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Botswana woman set to be executed in Bangladesh after reportedly trying to smuggle heroin


A woman from Botswana, Lesedi Molapisi, was detained after being caught with over 3kg of heroin-like granular at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in January this year. Read more…

One killed in Sudan anti-coup protests: medics


Sudanese security forces on Thursday shot dead a protester during renewed demonstrations against last year’s military coup led by army general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, pro-democracy medics said. Read more…

Kimberly ‘doctor’ accused of raping two patients is allegedly an illegal immigrant


A Kimberly “doctor” who allegedly raped a 17-year-old patient earlier this year is reportedly an illegal immigrant and not registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), investigations reveal have revealed. Read more…

Libya expels over 200 migrants across land borders


Libya on Thursday sent more than 200 illegal migrants back across its land borders, in a rare display of cooperation from the country’s divided political institutions. Read more…

UK archbishop decries cruelty of Mozambique insurgency


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby on Thursday said the brutality of the extremist violence in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado region was overwhelming, after a visit to the jihadist-hit region. Read more…

Civilians flee as jihadists advance in northeast Mali


Jihadists aligned with the Islamic State group are advancing in northeastern Mali, prompting terrified citizens to flee their homes, sources there say. Read more…

UN experts to contribute in Zambian lead poisoning case


A top South African court on Friday granted UN experts a role in proceedings against mining giant Anglo American, which is being sued for alleged lead poisoning in Zambia. Read more…

Uganda closes schools to fight Ebola, new cases fall


Uganda closed schools nationwide on Friday to curb the spread of Ebola, despite the health minister insisting to AFP that new cases had declined. Read more…

Sonia Mbele confirms her son Donell is in rehab

Sonia Mbele

After being a trending topic on social media and releasing a statement about abuse allegations levelled against her son, Donell Sedibe, for abusing his now ex-girlfriend Reokeditswe Makete, Sonia Mbele confirmed that her son is in rehab. Read more…

Hosts Qatar knocked out of World Cup as England made to wait

World Cup

Host nation Qatar crashed out of the World Cup on Friday after a second straight defeat before an uninspired England missed the chance to wrap up qualification for the last 16 following a 0-0 draw with the United States. Read more…

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