Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo on Thursday claimed victory in the country's election, rejecting official tallies that appeared to show the ruling Frelimo party on course for a landslide victory.
Mozambicans voted Wednesday in a closely-fought test for the ruling Frelimo party, which has run the southern African country since independence from Portugal in 1975, with opposition parties crying foul.
Mozambican rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama came out of hiding Thursday, returning to Maputo in a symbolic end to a two-year conflict that has rekindled memories of a brutal civil war and spooked investors.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is on his first visit to Africa, on Sunday pledged to boost ties with resource-rich Mozambique, signing a raft of agreements on key sectors including energy.
Parental catfish of Lake Malawi feed and care for their young in a way similar to birds. Both parents defend the nest and the female sheds unfertilized eggs which are eaten by the catfish young. Another fish species takes advantage of this unusual trait.
There is a real danger that George Santayana’s famous aphorism about those forgetting the past being doomed to repeat it could be seen at work again in Africa, with the increase in the gap between rich and poor and strident revolutionary voices.
The directors of the Limpopo National Park (PNL) in Mozambique have announced that poachers have wiped out all the rhinos in the park. Poachers traffic in rhino horns to meet the Asian market demand for preparations believed to have medicinal properties.
Malawian President Joyce Banda announced that Malawi would renounce the mediation efforts with Tanzania currently conducted by the Forum of Former African Heads of State and Government and would appeal to the courts to solve the re-activated dispute.
The killing of the world's endangered rhinoceros has increased at a rate of 50% in only 5 years. It takes only 48 hours for smuggling syndicates to get rhino horn from the time of the kill, out of South Africa and into Asian markets.
A security police force in Swaziland has begun a clampdown on pro-democracy protests in the Swaziland capital, Mbabane. Leaders of one of the main trade union movements in the southern African nation have been arrested and detained.
The naval leadership of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) says although international efforts in fighting piracy are important, it can take care of its own waters, as long as the region can develop its shipbuilding capacity.
Kariba dam, on the Zambezi river between Zimbabwe and Zambia, was built in the late 1950's to provide hydro-electric power. Now it seems the dam wall on the Zimbabwean side is cracking and is in danger of collapsing.
South Africa's Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says there has been "an increase in conflict on the African continent" and defence ministers of the Southern African Development Community are debating ways of dealing with this.