South African Minister of International Relations Naledi Pandor said her country is “as surprised as its Iranian friends” after learning about the American news website Politico’s report of a “plot” by Tehran to kill the US envoy to the African nation.
South Africa says ‘surprised’ by ‘bizarre’ report of Iran plot to kill US envoy
Iran on Monday denied a report that it has planned to kill the US ambassador to South Africa, and the government in Pretoria said it’s unaware of any such plan.
Iran dismisses ‘baseless’ report US envoy is target; South Africa unaware of such plan
With three of the eight candidates to become the next leader of the World Trade Organization (WTO) coming from Africa, BBC Africa business editor Zawadi Mudibo looks at what difference having one of them at the helm would make for the continent.
World Trade Organization: How an African head could make a difference
Mali's junta, which seized power two weeks ago, will hold transition talks with political parties and civil society groups this weekend following mounting pressure for a quick handover to civilian rule.
Mali junta to hold transition talks as pressure mounts
Mali’s military junta and regional mediators on Monday discussed the make-up and goals of an interim administration following an Aug. 18 coup, rather than the possibility of reinstating the ousted president, sources familiar with the talks said.
Mali junta, regional negotiators hammer out transition details: Sources
A small diamond miner that has dug some of the world's most valuable gems from a mountainous African kingdom has found another huge stone.
Miner finds 442-carat diamond that may be worth $18 million
The United Nations has welcomed the calls for a cease-fire and an end to hostilities in Libya, an official from the world body said.
UN welcomes truce announcement in Libya
Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), which is internationally recognized but controls only the western part of the country, announced a cease-fire on Friday, a statement from its leadership said.
Libya's Tripoli-based government declares cease-fire
Daesh-affiliated terrorists have taken hundreds of hostages in a town in northeast Nigeria, locals and militia sources said Wednesday.
Terrorists take hundreds hostage in Nigerian town: Sources
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement enables the continent to better meet its trade and economic development challenges, secretary-general of the AfCFTA Secretariat said.
AfCFTA helps Africa better confront economic development challenges: Official

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