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1 Aug
The African National Congress gathers this weekend to decide on its policies for the next five years. Top of the list is how to deal with corruption. Meanwhile, ANC workers were out protesting as some have not been paid in two months. Also in this edition: we take a closer look at the conflict between the M23 militia group and DR Congo. Finally, we kick off the weekend with South Africa's latest export, Amapiano music.
31 Jul
The African National Congress gathers this weekend to decide on its policies for the next five years, and top of the list: how to deal with corruption. Meanwhile ANC workers were out protesting as some have not been paid in two months. Also in this edition: we take a closer look at the conflict between M23 militants and DR Congo. And finally: kick off the weekend with South Africa's trendy export, Amapiano music.
24 Jul
Headline consumer inflation in South Africa surged to 7.4% in June, higher than analysts' predictions and ahead of a central bank interest rate announcement. Rhiannon Oliver has more.
13 Jul
People in Soweto accuse authorities of not doing enough to protect them after 15 people are gunned down in an attack on a bar in the South African township. In Nigeria, the presidential candidate for the ruling party picks a Muslim senator as his running mate. Lastly, faced with surging global energy prices because of the war in Ukraine, more Tunisian entrepreneurs are looking for green energy alternatives.
12 Jul
Authorities say they are still searching for five attackers who killed several people in a bar in Soweto on Sunday. South Africans are angry at authorities for failing to protect them against increasing crime.
2 Jul
Small business owners in South Africa's Soweto say power outages - some of the worst to hit South Africa - have forced them to cut hours and staff.
2 Jul
South Africa's small businesses, still reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and squeezed by inflation at a five-year peak, are now taking further strain during the worst power cuts in over two years.
1 Jul
In South Africa, a xenophobic movement called Operation Dudula is accusing illegal immigrants of taking jobs from South Africans. Operation Dudula vigilantes are known to raid small businesses owned by foreigners. With an unemployment rate close to 35 percent, the situation is tense and the populist rhetoric of Operation Dudula supporters is raising fears of new xenophobic riots in South Africa, like in 2008, 2015 and 2019. Our correspondents report.
29 Jun
South African authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 22 young people found inside a popular tavern in the coastal town of East London, provincial health officials and the presidency said on Sunday.
27 Jun
A new judicial report claims Jacob Zuma is "a critical player" in a massive theft from state enterprises in South Africa. But the ex-president pledged to challenge the findings.
23 Jun
A new deal paves the way for the development of the first African-owned Covid-19 vaccines. Cape Town-based Afrigen is working with a Belgian biotech company to develop mRNA shots. Also, Kenya has no reproductive health legislation but the public is going to give its input on a regional bill that could make a big difference to sexual health services. Finally, in football news, Senegal's Sadio Mané is moving from Liverpool to Bayern Munich.
22 Jun
A new deal paves the way for the development of the first African-owned Covid-19 vaccines. Cape Town-based Afrigen is working with a Belgian biotech company to develop mRNA shots. Also, Kenya has no reproductive health legislation but the public is going to give its input on a regional bill that could make a big difference to sexual health services. Finally, in football news, Senegal's Sadio Mané moves to Bayern Munich.

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