Africa today at a glance

Zanzibar players celebrate their 1-0 win against Uganda during the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup semi-final at Moi Stadium, Kisumu on December 15, 2017. VINCENT OPIYO | NATION MEDIA GROUP  

ANC elective conference

South Africa's ruling ANC party begins its elective conference to pick a new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma.

Foreign ministers meet

A tripartite meeting of the Tunisian, Algerian and Egyptian Foreign ministers takes place in in Tunis on Libya.

Samakuva at the helm

Angolan main opposition party Unita resolves to retain Mr Isaías Samakuva as its president for one more term.

Angolan rights crackdown

Angolan police in Cabinda Province arrest 29 human rights activists in a crackdown.

Dane stabbed in Gabon

Two Danish nationals stabbed in the Gabonese capital Libreville in apparent politically-motivated attack.

Ex-Ivorian minister's trial

The trial of former Cote d'Ivoire minister Hubert Oulaye opens in Abidjan. He is accused of complicity in death of soldiers and civilians in 2012.

Cecafa soccer final

Kenya and Zanzibar meet in the final ofthe regional Cecafa soccer tournament in Machakos, about 35km east of Nairobi

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