Zuma backs South Africa finance minister

President will not stop police investigation into Gordhan

South Africa’s treasury needs backing

The reformers in the ANC must step in to defend the finance minister

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Pirate attacks fall to 21-year low

Focus turns to violent kidnappings off Nigerian coast

Kenya banks shares hit after rate cap move

President’s decision to sign legislation surprises industry

Gordhan defies police request

South African power struggle escalates

Africa fails to tackle child poverty

Nigeria claims Boko Haram leader killing

Shekau ‘fatally wounded’ in air strike against militant group

Nigeria’s economic woes hit mass weddings

Doomed bids to set up mass nuptials reflect pressures on nation

US threatens to cut South Sudan aid

Kerry warning after warring parties battle for control of country

Islamist militant admits wrecking shrines

Al Mahdi faces 11 years jail for destroying ancient sites in Mali

Buhari returns to war against indiscipline

Nigeria president seeks to revive fortunes with unpopular scheme

Kenya perfects recipe for local TV success

Appetite for homegrown shows grows after overhaul of media rules

South Sudan opposition leader flees to DRC

Riek Machar escapes after alleged assassination attempt

ANC loses control of Pretoria

Opposition to run capital after rejecting coalition attempt

Tunisia faces battle to win back tourists

2015 attacks scarred country’s reputation and left it struggling

Edgar Lungu wins Zambia presidential race

Rival says vote was rigged and vows to challenge result in court

ANC lets Zuma off hook over vote failure

South Africa ruling party to take ‘collective responsibility’

Nigeria’s Beloxxi lures buyout investment

Consortium led by 8 Miles invests $80m in biscuit maker

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Sarkozy likely to declare candidacy for presidency in coming days

UN approves more troops for South Sudan

Juba to get 4,000 extra peacekeepers

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