Africa today at a glance

President Robert Mugabe. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

Mugabe turns 94

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe turns 94.

FAO meets in Sudan

UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Africa region conference continues in Sudanese capital Khartoum.

Nigeria airport mishap

Scare as Nigerian carrier Dana Airlines plane overshoots runway at the Port Harcourt airport.

Drugs peddler seized

Zambian authorities arrest a Bolivian national for allegedly trafficking in 2kg cocaine wrapped in condoms and concealed in 55 bottles of deodorant.

Ethiopia on the defence

Ethiopia’s Foreign minister Workneh Gebeyehu defends the state of emergency declared last week, saying it was necessary to restore calm following months of violent protests which had threatened the country’s stability and economy.

SA national budget

South African Finance minister Malusi Gigaba delivers the national budget — the first since Cyril Ramaphosa became president.

Can Kiir deliver on his promise of peace and stability in South Sudan?

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