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08/21/2019

With Her Latest Novel, Petina Gappah Sees an Obsession Through The Zimbabwean writer was inspired by Faulkner, Eliot and Toni Morrison for “Out of Darkness, Shining Light,” a fictional account of the journey David Livingstone’s workers took transporting his body....
18:34, 08/21/2019

| Zimbabwe bans third opposition protest Zimbabwean police have outlawed anti-government protests that had been scheduled to take place on Tuesday in Gweru, the country's third largest city, the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change has said....
17:00, 08/21/2019

| Sudan forms sovereign council to lead transition: spokesperson Sudan's generals and opposition alliance on have formed a sovereign council that will head the country during its three-year transition to civilian rule, a spokesperson has said....
17:00, 08/21/2019

Benin Awakens to the Threat of Terrorism After Safari Ends in a Nightmare A safari guide knew every watering hole in Pendjari National Park in Benin. He did not know that terrorists across the border could reach him in his country....
03:00, 08/21/2019

The ex-Sudanese president's cronies tried to break him out of jail ahead of his trial Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir appeared in a Khartoum court for the first day of his high-profile corruption trial on Monday, against a backdrop of heightened security following a failed attempt to break him out of prison, CNN has learned....
19:34, 08/20/2019

| Cameroon anglophone separatist leader gets life sentence - lawyers A military court in Cameroon has handed down life sentences to the head of the country's anglophone separatist movement, Julius Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, and nine of his followers, lawyers said....
15:00, 08/20/2019

After Safari Ends in a Nightmare, Benin Awakens to the Threat of Terrorism A safari guide knew every watering hole in Pendjari National Park in Benin. He did not know that terrorists across the border could reach him in his country....
13:51, 08/20/2019

| Zimbabwe deploys security forces over banned march Troops and police were out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo on Monday blocking a planned opposition march, three days after brutally dispersing a banned protest in the capital Harare....
11:51, 08/20/2019

| Mugabe VP flees Zimbabwe anti-corruption probe Zimbabwe's former vice president on Monday fled from anti-corruption questioning after he was summoned over alleged criminal abuse of office, officials said....
11:51, 08/20/2019

| Ebola kills boy aged 7 in DR Congo's South Kivu A child has died from Ebola in DR Congo's South Kivu, health authorities have said, the second person to succumb to the virus since the epidemic spread to the eastern province....
11:51, 08/20/2019

| Foreigners arrested with ivory bracelets at Kenyan airport A Spanish woman has become the second foreigner in a week to be arrested at Kenya's international airport for wearing an ivory bangle, the wildlife service said Monday....
11:51, 08/20/2019

Guterres pledges UN support to Sudan after military and civilian opposition reach deal on transitional government UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday congratulated the people of Sudan after the military council and civilian opposition alliance agreed earlier in the day on a power-sharing accord....
22:51, 08/19/2019

Sudan just got a step closer to full democracy. Big obstacles remain After almost nine months of violence and wrangling, Sudan came a step closer to a civilian government on Saturday when opposition leaders and military generals signed a power-sharing agreement in the capital, Khartoum....
21:17, 08/19/2019

Kenyan governor revealed a lawmaker's affair at his funeral. Now he's set up a hotline to out deadbeat politician dads The governor of Nairobi has ignited an explosive debate amongst Kenyans over the issue of children born out of wedlock to powerful politicians and their lovers....
21:17, 08/19/2019

Violence escalates in Zimbabwe over banned protests Tensions between Zimbabwe's main opposition party and President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government escalated into violence in the country's capital on Friday after a court ruled against a planned opposition protest....
21:17, 08/19/2019

| Chad declares emergency in east after dozens die in ethnic violence Chad's President Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces, authorising summary shootings to "save the majority", after violent intercommunal clashes left dozens dead earlier this month....
19:51, 08/19/2019

| Towards a new era: What is in Sudan's landmark pact A 39-month political transition, a civilian-majority ruling council, guarantees of basic rights - Sudan's constitutional declaration seeks to turn the page on decades of authoritarian rule....
19:51, 08/19/2019

| WATCH | Zimbabwe deploys security forces to prevent banned march in Bulawayo Security forces and police are out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo to prevent a planned opposition march, days after brutally dispersing a similar banned protest in Harare....
19:51, 08/19/2019

| Sudan's Bashir 'got $90m from Saudi royals' Omar al-Bashir received $90 million in cash from Saudi royals, an investigator told a court at the opening Monday of the deposed Sudanese strongman's corruption trial....
19:51, 08/19/2019

| Mozambique's Renamo says members attacked after peace deal Mozambique's former rebel group-turned-opposition party Renamo on Friday said its members came under attack just days after the signing of a historic peace deal aimed at ending years of conflict....
17:00, 08/18/2019

A Nigerian woman was arrested after beating a boy and locking him in a dog cage A woman who was videotaped beating a 10-year-old boy before locking him in a dog cage has been arrested in Lagos, a police spokesman told CNN Thursday....
11:34, 08/17/2019

Mother dies of Ebola in Congo A 24-year-old woman has died after contracting Ebola in the South Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the World Health Organization....
11:34, 08/17/2019

Violence escalates in Zimbabwe as court rules against opposition protests Tensions between Zimbabwe's main opposition party and President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government escalated into violence in the country's capital on Friday after a court ruled against a planned opposition protest....
11:34, 08/17/2019

| Sudan to launch historic transition to civilian rule Sudan's military rulers and protest leaders on Saturday are scheduled to sign a landmark deal reached after a bloody uprising which is meant to pave the way for civilian rule....
02:00, 08/17/2019

| Police disperse crowd as Zimbabwe opposition calls off mass protests after court ban Opposition mass protests against deepening economic problems in Zimbabwe were called off after a court upheld an 11th hour ban imposed by the police....
02:00, 08/17/2019

| WATCH | Zimbabwe police fire teargas, beat demonstrators after court bans opposition protest Riot police in Zimbabwe fired teargas and beat demonstrators during a crackdown on opposition supporters who have taken to Harare's streets despite a protest ban....
02:00, 08/17/2019

| First confirmed Ebola cases in DR Congo's South Kivu province The eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu has recorded its first confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's year-old epidemic, one of which was a fatality, the provincial government said....
02:00, 08/17/2019

| Nigerian boy stages own kidnap, demands father pay ransom A 15-year-old Nigerian boy has been arrested for demanding a ransom from his father after staging his own kidnap with his friends in central city of Jos, police said Friday....
02:00, 08/17/2019

| Zimbabwe police beat protesters defying 'rogue' government Riot police in Zimbabwe on Friday fired teargas and beat demonstrators who defied a protest ban, as the opposition accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government of surpassing Robert Mugabe's regime in brutality....
02:00, 08/17/2019

| Activists 'abducted' ahead of Zimbabwe protests: rights groups At least six opposition and rights activists were abducted and tortured by unidentified assailants in Zimbabwe ahead of planned protests against worsening economic problems, rights groups charged Thursday....
01:34, 08/16/2019

| WATCH | The 'gift' of Tunisia's delicate date palm drink As soon as the sun is up, people in southern Tunisia rush out to buy a glass or bottle of legmi, a coveted date palm drink that is too delicate to be sold far from the oasis....
21:00, 08/15/2019

Terrorism survivors: Forced to farm, fish, fight, ‘they slaughtered three of my friends’ To mark next week’s International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, UN News travelled to Chad and the Far North region of Cameroon in West Africa earlier in the year, to interview people who have personal stories to tell about how terrorism has shattered their lives....
18:34, 08/15/2019

Tanzania governor to create a database for married men to curb infidelity The governor of Tanzania's largest city has announced a plan to create and publish a national database of married men to protect women from "heart breaks."...
03:34, 08/15/2019

Nigeria's president moves to stop funding for food imports Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the country's central bank to stop providing foreign currency for food imports, according to a statement from his spokesman....
03:34, 08/15/2019

| Zimbabwe's opposition vows anti-govt protests despite warnings Zimbabwe's main opposition party vowed Wednesday to go ahead with protests this week against the worsening economy, dismissing government threats to stop the demonstrations....
02:34, 08/15/2019

| Lesotho officials’ cannabis ‘conflict’ Two senior Lesotho health ministry officials, who oversee cannabis industry licensing, are linked to a company that plans to manufacture medicinal cannabis in the kingdom....
11:18, 08/14/2019

YouTube is helping African music acts go global, here's how Joseph Akinfenwa, aka Joeboy, is one of Nigeria's fast-rising music artists. The 22-year-old went from singing in his bathroom to topping music charts in Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria in the space of a few months....
07:51, 08/14/2019

Tanzania governor wants to create a national database for married men to curb infidelity The governor of Tanzania's largest city has announced a plan to create and publish a national database of married men to protect women from "heart breaks."...
07:51, 08/14/2019

| Tanzania mourns 64 killed in fuel tanker blast Tanzania is in mourning, preparing to bury the dead after 64 people perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol....
12:18, 08/13/2019

| Rocket fire hits Libya airport, breaking Eid truce Rocket fire hit the Libyan capital's sole functioning airport Sunday, violating a temporary truce between the unity government and forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, airport authorities said....
12:18, 08/13/2019

| Red carpet for Botswana investors Botswana has promised to roll out the red carpet for investors, urging them not to be discouraged by its small population from doing business in the country because decent returns are part of the package....
12:18, 08/13/2019

| Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship 'not allowed' to refuel in Malta Maltese authorities have refused the Ocean Viking rescue ship to refuel in their harbours while on its search and rescue mission off the coast of Libya....
12:18, 08/13/2019

| Eight killed in Nigeria jihadist attacks, say military Eight people, including three soldiers, have killed in jihadist attacks on an army base and village in northeast Nigeria ahead of Monday's Eid al-Adha festival, military sources have said....
12:18, 08/13/2019

| WATCH | Scientists hail promise of first effective Ebola treatments Scientists have said they are a step closer to finding the first effective treatments for the Ebola virus after two potential drugs showed survival rates of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo. WATCH NOW....
12:18, 08/13/2019

Millions in Zimbabwe facing starvation, UN says More than two million people in Zimbabwe are facing starvation after a severe drought that affected food harvests, the World Food Programme said in a report....
23:17, 08/12/2019

Police in South Africa arrest 560 foreigners in raid Nearly 600 foreigners were arrested in a police raid on a business district in Johannesburg, South Africa, police and government officials said Thursday....
23:17, 08/12/2019

Tanzanian Police Say 62 Killed When Siphoned Tanker Explodes A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it Saturday, killing at least 62 in one of the worst incidents of its kind in the East African country....
05:51, 08/11/2019

| Elephant Path: A Story of Hope and War in CAR In the rainforests of the Central African Republic is Dzanga Bai, a remote clearing where a tall canopy of trees - full of the hum of insects and calls of wildlife - gives way to soft mud and pools of water....
00:51, 08/11/2019

| Libyan government agrees to UN-backed Eid al-Adha ceasefire The internationally recognised Libyan government has accepted an offer by the United Nations for a ceasefire during the Eid al-Adha religious holiday....
00:51, 08/11/2019

| Tanzania fuel tanker blast: Death toll stands at 60 At least 62 people died and about 70 others injured in Tanzania on Saturday when a crashed tanker exploded while a crowd was trying to siphon off fuel, the police said....
00:51, 08/11/2019

| WATCH | 'I came back alive': Escaping modern slavery August marks 400 years since the first African slave arrived in the Americas, but in reality the slave trade hasn't stopped: The UN estimates 40 million are trapped in it across the world. Claudia was one of them....
04:00, 08/09/2019

| Zimbabwean tourism minister sacked President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira on Thursday, a statement from Zimbabwe's presidency said, after she was detained over the disappearance of millions of dollars during her time as welfare minister....
04:00, 08/09/2019

Police in South Africa arrest 560 'undocumented' foreigners in raid  Nearly 600 foreigners were arrested in a police raid on a business district in Johannesburg, South Africa, police and government officials said Thursday....
03:34, 08/09/2019

| Madagascar says remains of UK student who fell from plane now found Police in Madagascar said villagers had found the remains of a British student who apparently jumped from a plane after opening the aircraft door in mid-air....
11:34, 08/08/2019

| Mozambique rivals hail 'new era' as they sign landmark peace deal Mozambique's government and the ex-rebel group Renamo have completed a long-awaited peace pact, inking a final deal aimed at ending years of conflict....
22:00, 08/07/2019

Ugandan activist jailed over poem about a vagina A Ugandan feminist and activist reacted with fury and defiance after being sentenced to nine months in prison for publishing a metaphorical poem about the birth of President Yoweri Museveni and his mother's vagina....
19:00, 08/07/2019

The body of teenager who fell from a plane in Madagascar found The body of a British teenager who died after mysteriously falling from a plane over Madagascar has been found, authorities in the country have confirmed, as police investigate whether she intentionally threw herself from the aircraft....
19:00, 08/07/2019

Millions in Zimbabwe facing starvation after severe droughts, UN agency says More than two million people in Zimbabwe are facing starvation after a severe drought that affected food harvests, the World Food Programme said in a report....
19:00, 08/07/2019

UN boosts humanitarian appeal to help tackle Zimbabwe’s ‘worst-ever’ hunger crisis With Zimbabwe now experiencing its “worst-ever hunger crisis”, the UN food relief agency has revised its humanitarian appeal to step up food assistance to people most affected by drought, flooding, and economic stagnation. ...
19:00, 08/07/2019

| UN launches new Zimbabwe appeal as millions face food crisis The UN food agency has launched a $331-million appeal for aid donations to feed millions of people in crisis-hit Zimbabwe, which is reeling from a drought and the high cost of food....
19:00, 08/07/2019

This 9-year-old has built more than 30 mobile games Seated in a stylish living room of a home in a suburb of Nigeria's commercial center, Lagos, Basil Okpara Jr. is tapping away on his laptop keyboard....
14:00, 08/07/2019

Robert Mugabe under observation in Singapore hospital  Ex-Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is still under observation after a four-month stay in a Singapore hospital, Zimbabwe's President has announced....
14:00, 08/07/2019

Tributes pour in for Zimbabwean playwright Stephen Chifunyise Stephen Chifunyise, the prolific Zimbabwean playwright and cultural connoisseur, has died of complications from cancer, his nephew Dennis Chifunyise told CNN. He was 70....
14:00, 08/07/2019

| Mozambique government, rebels seal final peace deal Mozambique's government and the ex-rebel group Renamo have completed a long-awaited peace pact, inking a final deal aimed at ending years of conflict....
02:34, 08/07/2019

Help African farmers cope with climate change threats, UN food agency urges African farmers need help to cope with the threats of climate change, with national policies that protect them and make them resilient, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, has declared, following a major conference on food security in the continent....
19:34, 08/06/2019

| Mugabe still in Singapore hospital where he has been since April Zimbabwe's ex-leader Robert Mugabe remains hopsitalised in Singapore where he has been receiving medical care for four months, his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa says....
16:00, 08/06/2019

| What does Sudan's constitutional declaration say? Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Sudan's capital, Khartoum, chanting revolutionary songs and waving national flags after the country's military rulers and opposition coalition signed a hard-won constitutional declaration....
16:00, 08/06/2019

| Ceasefire accords signed by armed ethnic groups in central Mali - officials Armed groups of the rival Fulani and Dogan ethnic communities in central Mali have signed accords to "cease hostilities", during a visit by the country's prime minister, official sources said....
16:00, 08/06/2019

| 1 800 dead as malaria 'epidemic' rages in Burundi - UN Malaria has killed more than 1 800 people in Burundi this year, the UN's humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo....
16:00, 08/06/2019

Mogadishu mayor dies after suicide bombing Abdirahman Omar Osman, the mayor of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, succumbed to wounds sustained in a suicide bombing in the city, the government said on Thursday....
07:34, 08/06/2019

Ugandan activist jailed for a poem about a vagina A Ugandan feminist and activist reacted with fury and defiance after being sentenced to nine months in prison for publishing a metaphorical poem about the birth of President Yoweri Museveni and his mother's vagina....
07:34, 08/06/2019

Imprisoned Nigeria's Shiite leader granted medical leave Nigeria's imprisoned Shiite leader Ibrahim Zakzaky has been granted permission to travel to India for medical treatment, a spokesman confirmed to CNN on Monday....
07:34, 08/06/2019

19 killed in blast and fire after Cairo traffic collision At least 19 people were killed and 30 people were injured in multiple car explosion outside Egypt's National Cancer Institute, the Ministry of Health said, according to state-run Al-Ahram on Monday....
07:34, 08/06/2019

| WATCH | Mozambique sets up Ebola screening at Malawi border Mozambique on Saturday set up disease checkpoints along its border with Malawi as a precaution against any spreading of a deadly Ebola outbreak, a senior health ministry official said....
17:34, 08/05/2019

| Drone strike kills dozens at wedding in Libya - reports At least 40 people have been reported killed and dozens injured after an air strike hit a wedding ceremony in southwestern Libya, according to media reports....
17:34, 08/05/2019

Islamic Movement in Nigeria: The Iranian-inspired Shia group The Islamic Movement in Nigeria is challenging the ban, arguing that it is a peaceful movement which has borne the brunt of state-orchestrated violence....
05:51, 08/05/2019

In Hammarskjold’s Native Sweden, Hint of State Secrets Linked to His 1961 Death A prominent Swedish researcher examining the mystery of the United Nations Secretary General’s 1961 plane crash has been denied access to some government archives....
02:51, 08/05/2019

| Sudan generals, protest leaders agree on constitutional declaration Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders reached a "full agreement" on the constitutional declaration, the African Union said on paving the way for transitioning to civilian rule....
18:17, 08/04/2019

| WATCH: Mozambique sets up Ebola screening at Malawi border Mozambique on Saturday set up disease checkpoints along its border with Malawi as a precaution against any spreading of a deadly Ebola outbreak, a senior health ministry official said....
18:17, 08/04/2019

| DR Congo tests 12 more patients for Ebola Twelve people were ordered to undergo testing for possible Ebola infection in Goma in DR Congo on Saturday, only days after three patients in the densely populated city tested positive for the disease, the country's presidency said....
18:17, 08/04/2019

Ugandan Academic Jailed for Insulting President on Facebook Stella Nyanzi, a researcher and activist, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for a post including sexually explicit criticism of President Yoweri Museveni....
15:51, 08/03/2019

| Zimbabwe summons US envoy in protest over sanctions on diplomat Zimbabwe has summoned the US ambassador to Harare to protest US travel sanctions imposed on its envoy to Tanzania over his alleged role in a military crackdown that left six civilians dead last year....
11:51, 08/03/2019

| Mozambique urges opposition fighters to hand in weapons or risk being 'hunted down' More than 5 200 Renamo fighters are expected to surrender their weapons to the government as one of the conditions for upholding a landmark peace deal....
09:51, 08/03/2019

| ANALYSIS: Turmoil in Africa’s ‘model democracy’ Everywhere you look, there is back-stabbing, defections, grandstanding and chaos. Joel Konopo looks at the disjointed state of politics in Botswana as the election nears....
12:51, 08/02/2019

| Nigerian women struggle to raise children born of Libya rape She was only just 18 when she gave birth without a doctor in a Tripoli apartment, gripping the hand of her best friend who had come on a journey they hoped would lead from Nigeria to Europe....
12:51, 08/02/2019

| Rwanda reopens border with Ebola-hit DR Congo: Kinshasa Rwanda reopened its frontier with DR Congo after closing it for eight hours following a new case of Ebola in the Congolese border city of Goma, Kinshasa said....
22:17, 08/01/2019

| Mozambique govt, opposition Renamo sign historic peace pact Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo opposition leader Ossufo Momade on Thursday signed a landmark agreement aimed at formally ending decades of military hostilities, state TV said....
22:17, 08/01/2019

Ten years on, crisis in Nigeria ‘far from over’; UN and humanitarian partners urge support for millions still affected Ten years after the start of a violent insurgency in north-east Nigeria plunged the country into a humanitarian crisis that is “still far from over”, the United Nations and its aid partners have underscored the need to “collectively redouble efforts” to help the most vulnerable....
19:17, 08/01/2019

| Corruption trial of Sudan's Bashir to begin August 17: lawyer The trial of ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges will begin on August 17, his lawyer has said, after the ex-president failed to appear in court for the first session....
13:17, 08/01/2019

| Rwanda shuts border with Ebola-hit DRC - Congolese presidency Rwanda has shut its frontier with Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo after a third case of the deadly virus was detected in the border city of Goma, the Congolese presidency said....
13:17, 08/01/2019

| Third Ebola case detected in DR Congo's Goma - medical source A one-year-old girl has become the third patient to test positive for Ebola in the densely populated DR Congo city of Goma, local officials have said, adding that she was the daughter of the second patient who died earlier in the week....
13:17, 08/01/2019

| Nigeria insists Boko Haram 'defeated' after 10-year insurgency Nigeria's presidency claimed Boko Haram's 10-year-old insurgency had been "defeated" but admitted that international jihadists posed a growing threat....
04:17, 08/01/2019

| One year on - What has changed for Zimbabwe post Mugabe? A year ago, with Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe out of the picture, the troubled African country seemed to have taken a turn for the better....
04:17, 08/01/2019

| DR Congo Ebola epidemic widens on eve of first anniversary An epidemic of Ebola in eastern DR Congo sharply widened on Wednesday, the eve of the first anniversary of the outbreak, with the announcement of a death in a major city and the quarantining of 15 people in a province that had previously escaped the...
04:17, 08/01/2019

| Mozambique leader vows to hunt down jihadist attackers Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi vowed Wednesday to hunt down and unmask attackers involved in a string of deadly assaults that have battered the country's northern region and killed least 250 people....
04:17, 08/01/2019

UN working ‘intensively’ to stop Ebola in eastern DR Congo, following second case in major border town Senior UN officials tasked with controlling the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have responded to Tuesday’s confirmation of a second case of Ebola in Goma, a major trading town in the vast country’s restive east, near the border with neighbouring Rwanda, which resulted in th...
02:17, 08/01/2019

Killing of Student Protesters in Sudan Sets Off New Unrest, and Worry Four teenagers and an adult were killed in one of the deadliest episodes in months of unrest. The killings threaten talks to form a new civilian government....
13:17, 07/31/2019

Congo Officials Say Second Ebola Case Confirmed in City of Goma Goma is on Congo’s heavily traveled border with Rwanda and has an international airport. For months health officials had feared that an Ebola case would be confirmed there....
13:17, 07/31/2019

| Renamo fighters start disarming as part of Mozambique peace deal Mozambique's main opposition party and former rebel movement Renamo began disarming members of its armed wing as part of a prospective peace deal that will see the fighters re-integrated into the country's armed forces....
09:17, 07/31/2019

| Sudan talks cancelled as teenagers' killing triggers outrage Sudanese protest leaders cancelled planned talks with the country's ruling generals as hundreds of schoolchildren demonstrated in Khartoum against the shooting dead of five pupils at a rally....
03:51, 07/31/2019

| Two Somali refugees charged with plans to join Islamic State group The US Justice Department announced the arrest of two refugees from Somalia who were allegedly planning to travel to Egypt to join the Islamic State group....
03:51, 07/31/2019

| Sudan shuts schools as pupils' killing sparks outrage Sudanese authorities Tuesday ordered all schools nationwide to suspend classes indefinitely after crowds of students launched demonstrations against the killing of five pupils at a rally in a central town....
03:51, 07/31/2019

| South African kidnapped in DR Congo - army A South African and a Zimbabwean working for Canadian gold mining firm Banro have been kidnapped in DR Congo's restive east, an army spokesperson says....
14:17, 07/30/2019

| School students shot dead at Sudan rally ahead of talks Four Sudanese school students are among five demonstrators shot dead during a rally against shortages of bread and fuel, a day before protest leaders and ruling generals are set to hold new talks on the country's transition....
07:17, 07/30/2019

Snake chases Nigerian lawmakers out of chamber Lawmakers in Nigeria's Ondo state have postponed sessions indefinitely after a snake was found in their chamber, a spokesman for the legislators said....
21:17, 07/29/2019

| Libya buries bodies of 46 migrants after deadly shipwreck Libyan authorities have buried the bodies of 46 migrants after they were plucked from the sea following one of deadliest shipwrecks in the Mediterranean so far this year....
20:17, 07/29/2019

| Death toll in Boko Haram funeral attack rises to 65 - Nigeria An attack this weekend by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral in the northeastern state of Borno in Nigeria has left 65 people dead, almost three times the initial toll, a local official said....
20:17, 07/29/2019

Suspected Boko Haram Attack on Funeral in Nigeria Leaves at Least 65 Dead The Nigerian president directed the military to hunt down the perpetrators of the attack, which local officials tied to the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram....
14:17, 07/29/2019

| Tunisians bid farewell to late President Beji Caid Essebsi Thousands of people have gathered in the streets of Tunisia's capital, Tunis, to bid farewell to their first democratically elected president, Beji Caid Essebsi, at a state funeral that will be attended by foreign leaders....
18:51, 07/28/2019

| Missing or murdered: the grim fate of Tanzania dissidents Some turn up dead or injured. Others are never heard of again: A wave of kidnappings in Tanzania that appears to target critics of the government has set the nation on edge....
18:51, 07/28/2019

| DR Congo rivals forge government pact 7 months after polls The two rival political camps in DR Congo Friday forged a pact on forming a government, six months after President Felix Tshisekedi took power from veteran ruler Joseph Kabila, officials said....
21:17, 07/27/2019

Libya detention centre airstrike could amount to a war crime says UN, as Guterres calls for independent investigation An airstrike on a detention centre in Tripoli that killed scores of migrants and refugees “deserves more than condemnation”, UN agencies said on Wednesday, as both the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the head of the UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL), insisted that it may amount to a war crime. ...
15:17, 07/27/2019

Six children among 53 confirmed fatalities after Libya detention centre airstrikes: Security Council condemns attack The toll from Tuesday’s reported airstrikes on a detention centre in the suburbs of Tripoli has risen to 53 dead and more than 130 injured among the “severely traumatized” surviving migrants and refugees, UN aid agencies said on Friday, reiterating their appeal to close all such facilities in the em...
15:17, 07/27/2019

DR Congo Ebola outbreak now an international Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared an international Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with the head of the World Health Organization calling for countries to ‘take notice and redouble our ef...
15:17, 07/27/2019

Turkish sailors kidnapped off Nigeria's coast Ten Turkish sailors were abducted from their ship by armed men off the coast of Nigeria on Monday, the co-partner of the shipping company, Ahmet Paksoy, told CNN on Tuesday....
14:51, 07/27/2019

At least 6 killed in suicide bombing in Somalia The mayor of the Somali capital of Mogadishu was wounded and at least six others killed in a suicide bomb attack Wednesday on a government building, the country's information minister said....
14:51, 07/27/2019

| Under siege, Somalia moves to reform its army, pay troops Deployed in one of the world's most dangerous conflicts, Somali soldiers risking their lives daily against Al-Shabaab insurgents were growing weary of being paid months late and shortchanged by their superiors....
02:00, 07/27/2019

| More than 100 migrants missing off Libyan coast: IOM More than 100 migrants were missing after their boat sank off the coast of Libya in what might be the worst tragedy in the Mediterranean this year, aid agencies said Thursday....
08:34, 07/26/2019

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi dies at 92 Tunisia's 92-year-old President Beji Caïd Essebsi died Thursday morning after being transferred to a hospital "under direct recommendation by his doctors," the state news agency (TAP) announced on Thursday....
22:00, 07/25/2019

About 150 Migrants Drown off Libya in Largest Loss of Life in Mediterranean This Year The United Nations High Commission for Refugees said those who drowned were probably trying to reach Italy, whose anti-immigrant government has sought to seal its coastline....
21:51, 07/25/2019

UN chief condemns deadly Somalia attacks on offices visited earlier by UN envoy UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Wednesday’s deadly terror attacks in Somalia, that targeted the offices of the mayor of Mogadishu, reportedly killing six Government officials and injured several others....
19:34, 07/25/2019

Despite ‘considerable progress,’ Somalia needs help tackling political, economic and rights challenges, says UN expert Although Somalia has made “considerable progress” in its political, economic, social and human rights situation over the past six years, “there is much more to do,” a United Nations expert said on Thursday, urging the international community to assist....
19:17, 07/25/2019

At least 6 killed, mayor wounded in suicide bombing in Somalia's capital The mayor of the Somali capital of Mogadishu was wounded and at least six others killed in a suicide bomb attack Wednesday on a government building, the country's information minister said....
13:17, 07/25/2019

| Six dead and Mogadishu mayor wounded in blast at his office Six people have been killed and the mayor of Mogadishu wounded in a bombing at the mayoral offices in the Somali capital, the government says, in an attack claimed by Al-Shabaab jihadists....
08:34, 07/25/2019

China is slowly expanding its power in Africa, one TV set at a time In China, few people have heard of StarTimes. But in Africa, the Chinese company is helping villages switch from analog to digital television and exerting China's power along the way....
00:34, 07/25/2019

Suicide Bomber Kills Officials in Mayor’s Office in Somalia’s Capital The mayor of Mogadishu was holding a high-level security meeting when a suicide bomber entered, killing several top officials and leaving the mayor seriously injured....
23:34, 07/24/2019

Successful elections and ‘political dialogues’ push democracy forward in West Africa and the Sahel Progress has been made in consolidating democracy in West Africa and the Sahel, according to the United Nation’s Special Representative in the region on Wednesday, who cited successful elections and “political dialogues” as part of the advances made....
23:34, 07/24/2019

| Cameroon forces quash prison riot posted on Facebook Cameroon's security forces put down a riot by prisoners who ransacked and burnt a jail in the capital Yaounde overnight, witnesses told AFP on Tuesday....
08:17, 07/24/2019

| Six Shi'ites dead in Nigeria clashes over imprisoned leader At least six Shi'ite Muslim protesters were killed in clashes with Nigerian police in the capital Abuja, witnesses said, the latest deadly violence over the detention of a pro-Iranian religious leader....
02:17, 07/24/2019

Algeria wins Africa Cup of Nations champion Algeria was crowned Africa Cup of Nations champion for only the second time in its history, edging past Senegal thanks to Baghdad Bounedjah's early deflected goal....
15:00, 07/23/2019

Turkish workers kidnapped at gunpoint in Nigeria bar Four Turkish construction workers were seized by gunmen in a bar as they relaxed over drinks in a remote village in Nigeria's middle belt, authorities told CNN....
15:00, 07/23/2019

Kenyan finance minister arrested in corruption case Kenya's finance minister has turned himself over to authorities to face corruption charges, just months after taking out a newspaper ad to defend himself....
15:00, 07/23/2019

Protests turn deadly as Nigerian police clash with Shiite protesters Several people including a police officer were killed in clashes between Shiite protesters and the police in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Monday, police and a Shiite cleric told CNN....
15:00, 07/23/2019

| Ethiopia says army to take over security in troubled south Ethiopia has announced that soldiers and federal police will take over security in a restive southern region following days of violence that has left at least 18 people dead....
12:34, 07/23/2019

| At least five dead in Somalia car bomb attack At least five people have been killed and several wounded when a car bomb was detonated outside a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a security officer and witnesses have said....
14:51, 07/22/2019

| One-stop clinics, a rare lifesaver for Zimbabwe's sick Blessing Chingwaru could barely walk without support when he arrived at the specialist Rutsanana clinic in Harare complaining of chest pains and fatigue....
11:00, 07/22/2019

| DR Congo authorities ban Kinshasa rallies over tensions DR Congo authorities have banned political rallies this week in the capital Kinshasa because of tensions between supporters of President Felix Tshisekedi and those of former leader Joseph Kabila, police have said....
11:00, 07/22/2019

| Nigerian president condemns killing of 37 villagers by cattle thieves Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday "strongly" condemned recent attacks by cattle raiders on three villages in the country's northwest that officials said killed 37 people....
04:34, 07/22/2019

| Ethiopia: At least 17 killed during violence over Sidama autonomy At least 17 people have been killed in clashes between Ethiopian security forces and activists seeking a new autonomous region for their Sidama ethnic group....
11:00, 07/21/2019

| British Airways, Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo British Airways and Lufthansa have suspended flights to Egypt's capital, Cairo, over unspecified security concerns, giving no details about what may have prompted the move....
11:00, 07/21/2019

| Zambians march against graft in government Hundreds of people wearing yellow T-shirts rallied in Zambia's capital Lusaka - to kick start a campaign against corruption in President Edgar Lungu's government....
06:34, 07/21/2019

| Kenya opens Africa's largest wind power project Kenya has unveiled Africa's largest wind power plant, a project aimed at reducing electricity costs and dependence on fossil fuels and moving the nation to meet its ambitious goal of 100% green energy next year....
10:51, 07/20/2019

Don’t panic, support DR Congo in fight against deadly Ebola virus, UN health agency urges Ebola virus is just one challenge among many facing communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, reiterating an appeal for the international community to show support and solidarity for its people. ...
22:00, 07/19/2019

Zimbabwe: Droughts leave millions food insecure, UN food agency scales up assistance  Severe drought has rendered more than a third of rural households in Zimbabwe – or around 3.5 million people – dangerously food insecure, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) revealed on Friday. ...
22:00, 07/19/2019

| WATCH: This 14-year-old's miniature football stadiums from around the world is incredible A 14-year-old student from Kinshasa is making a name for himself as a budding architect by building miniature models of football stadiums from all over the world and also from his home country....
21:17, 07/19/2019

Wydad Casablanca: Moroccan club appoints Manojlovic as head coach Moroccan champions Wydad Casablanca appoint Serbian Zoran Manojlovic as head coach for the next two seasons, to replace Tunisian veteran Faouzi Benzarti....
13:34, 07/19/2019

| Morocco court condemns three to death for killing Scandinavian hikers A Moroccan court on Thursday condemned three Islamic State group supporters to death for the murder of two Scandinavian women beheaded while on a hiking trip in the High Atlas mountains....
06:51, 07/19/2019

| SA not co-operating in arrest of genocide suspect - UN court The chief prosecutor of a UN tribunal accused South Africa of failing to co-operate in the arrest of a fugitive sought over his role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide....
17:34, 07/18/2019

| WATCH | WHO sounds international Ebola alarm as risks intensify The World Health Organisation has declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighboring countries. WATCH NOW....
17:34, 07/18/2019

Nigeria's Amaju Pinnick is dismissed as Caf vice-president Nigeria's Amaju Pinnick is dismissed from his role as a vice-president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) and replaced by South Africa's Danny Jordaan....
16:51, 07/18/2019

Caf Ex-Co 'almost unanimous' in backing move to bring in Samoura - Pinnick Caf's Ex-Co was 'almost unanimous' in backing the move to bring in Fifa's Fatma Samoura to work with the African football body, according to the head of Nigeria's FA, Amaju Pinnick....
10:34, 07/18/2019

How The Times Analyzed the Migrant Center Airstrike It seemed too outrageous that such a place would be bombed, but if it were true it might be a war crime. It was the middle of the night in Libya. How could we verify the claim?...
05:00, 07/18/2019

| DRC Ebola outbreak an 'emergency of international concern': WHO The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern," a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics....
21:00, 07/17/2019

| Tanzanian press champion hopes prize 'lifts veil' on abuses A Tanzanian journalist awarded a prestigious prize for press freedom said he hoped the recognition will "lift the corner of the veil" on the plight of reporters in his homeland....
19:00, 07/17/2019

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: LeRoy criticises new timing of tournament Frenchman Claude LeRoy criticises the new timing of the Africa Cup of Nations, saying that top players arrive exhausted after a long European season....
18:34, 07/17/2019

| Sudan: 'Political declaration' after 7 months of crisis The inking of a power-sharing deal between Sudan's protesters and ruling generals Wednesday comes after seven months of major upheaval, including the ouster of long-time president Omar al-Bashir....
14:34, 07/17/2019

Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria's coast Ten Turkish sailors were abducted from their ship by armed men off the coast of Nigeria on Monday, the co-partner of the shipping company, Ahmet Paksoy, told CNN on Tuesday....
01:17, 07/17/2019

Blatter labels Samoura's Caf move 'colonialist' Former president Sepp Blatter says the decision to appoint secretary general Fatma Samoura as the 'Fifa General Delegate for Africa' is a throwback to colonialism while also flouting Fifa rules....
23:34, 07/16/2019

Ebola emergency meeting to go ahead as UNICEF warns of higher risk to very youngest children Ahead of a key expert meeting convened by the United Nations to decide whether to declare the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) an international health emergency, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF warned that the epidemic “is infecting more children” than earlier outbr...
19:34, 07/16/2019

French media giant acquires Nollywood film studio As part of its plan to strengthen its position in Africa's movie market, French media giant, Canal+ Group, has acquired Nigerian production studio, ROK film studios from VOD company IROKO TV....
11:34, 07/16/2019

‘We won’t get to zero cases of Ebola without a big scale-up in funding,’ UN relief chief warns Deadly, attacks on health workers in Ebola-hit areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including one at the weekend that left two dead, are an indication that combating the disease outbreak will require far greater international support, UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said on Monday...
02:34, 07/16/2019

Esperance and Wydad lodge Champions League appeals Tunisia's Esperance and Morocco's Wydad Casablanca both lodge appeals at the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the decision to replay the second leg of the African Champions League final....
17:00, 07/15/2019

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Nigeria coach Rohr in no hurry to decide future Gernot Rohr says there is 'no hurry' for him to decide on his future as Nigeria coach after the team's defeat to Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final....
17:00, 07/15/2019

Caf boss Ahmad paid expenses for same days but different countries Confederation of African Football president Ahmad received at least two sets of expenses, claiming to be in different countries, for the same nine-day period during the 2018 World Cup....
17:00, 07/15/2019

In Nigeria, your genetic makeup can decide if you get a second date First date questions in many parts of the world usually revolve around hobbies or favorite TV shows. But in Nigeria, the first date conversation is more likely to be about your DNA than if you watch 'Grey's Anatomy' or where you like to vacation....
15:17, 07/15/2019

South African set to be first black African man in space dies in crash Mandla Maseko, the South African DJ who won a chance to become the first black African in space has died in a motorbike crash, his family said in a statement....
15:17, 07/15/2019

Congolese warlord convicted of war crimes A Congolese general and rebel leader known as "the Terminator" was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court on Monday....
15:17, 07/15/2019

| Pastor confirmed with Ebola as disease spreads in Democratic Republic of Congo The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last August, the health ministry has said....
12:17, 07/15/2019

| 'What protests?': Sudan's desert nomads untouched by Bashir's downfall Not far from Sudan's capital Khartoum, the epicentre of an uprising that toppled autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir, dozens of camel traders are oblivious to the country's biggest political upheaval in decades....
17:34, 07/14/2019

| Eritrean cleared of being trafficking kingpin in mistaken identity case An Italian court ruled Friday that an Eritrean accused of being a human trafficking kingpin known as "the General" was telling the truth when he claimed it was a case of mistaken identity....
13:17, 07/14/2019

Malawi win, Zimbabwe lose - Netball World Cup round-up Australia record a huge win over Zimbabwe to go top of Group A and qualify for the second stage of preliminaries on day two of the World Cup in Liverpool....
13:17, 07/14/2019

| WATCH: Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo, officials say....
05:00, 07/14/2019

| Sudanese protesters demand justice for army crackdown victims Thousands of Sudanese protesters have poured onto the streets of Khartoum and other cities to mark the 40th day since the deadly dispersal of a sit-in outside the army headquarters that killed more than 100 people....
05:00, 07/14/2019

With half of Somaliland children not in school, UNICEF and partners launch education access programme Access to education in Somaliland is extremely limited, with more than 50 per cent of children in Somaliland out of school. In an effort to address the problem, the UN children’s fund, UNICEF, has partnered with the government, and the global fund Education Cannot Wait, to launch a programme designe...
00:00, 07/14/2019

| Former Mozambique finance minister's extradition from SA halted The extradition of former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang has been halted, after it emerged that Chang enjoys double immunity under Mozambican law....
20:00, 07/13/2019

| Aid pledges to cyclone-ravaged Mozambique inadequate - UN chief UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said funds pledged to help Mozambique recover the devastation of two successive cyclones "is far below what is needed"....
20:00, 07/13/2019

| Media freedom groups seek answers over missing Tanzanian reporter Press freedom groups have demanded answers from the Tanzanian government following contradicting statements by the country's foreign minister about the fate of a journalist who vanished two years ago....
11:17, 07/13/2019

| LATEST: Foreigners among 26 killed, 56 injured in Al-Shabaab attack on Somali hotel At least 26 people, including many foreigners, have been killed and 56 were injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia....
11:17, 07/13/2019

Somalia Attack Claimed by Shabab Kills 10, Including Canadian Journalist At least 10 people, including a Canadian journalist, were killed by militant Islamists in an attack on a hotel in the port city of Kismayo, a Somali official said....
03:51, 07/13/2019

| Europe's ties with Africa must change - Ghana president Africa must change its relationship with Europe if it wants to become self-reliant and exploit rich resources that could transform the continent, Ghana's president said....
02:00, 07/13/2019

| Suicide attack at Somalia hotel followed by gunfire A car bomb went off in a hotel in Somalia's port city of Kismayuo where legislators and local elders were meeting, followed by gunfire, a police officer says....
02:00, 07/13/2019

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Nigeria will ignore favourites tag, says Iwobi Nigeria will 'ignore' the fact many view the Super Eagles as favourites for the Africa Cup of Nations ahead of the semi-finals, says Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi....
01:17, 07/13/2019

| Nigeria sharia police arrest four over 'Facebook' wedding Four men have been arrested in the northern Nigerian city of Kano for allegedly carrying out a false marriage on Facebook, which the Islamic enforcement agency said had mocked Islam....
11:34, 07/11/2019

| No further Ebola cases in Uganda after June deaths - DR Congo Uganda says there have been no further cases of Ebola on its territory resulting from the deaths of two Ugandans who had travelled to DR Congo, the Congolese authorities said....
11:34, 07/11/2019

| eSwatini bans 'witchcraft and magic' competition A competition pitting witchdoctors against each other in a battle of skills this weekend in eSwatini -- formerly known as Swaziland -- has been banned, according to a government statement....
11:34, 07/11/2019

‘Nothing left to go back for’: UN News hears extraordinary stories of loss, and survival as Mozambique rebuilds from deadly cyclones As UN Secretary-General António Guterres arrives in the southern African nation of Mozambique on Thursday for a two-day visit, he will be surveying the damage wrought by the deadly back-to-back cyclones earlier this year. UN News reports from the ground, on some of the extraordinary stories of loss,...
22:34, 07/10/2019

| Ethiopia jails critics in crackdown after killings: activists Ethiopia is using last month's assassination of high-ranking officials as a pretext to arrest critics with no apparent links to the attacks, international and domestic rights activists said Wednesday....
19:00, 07/10/2019

| Tanzania continues clampdown with new restrictive laws that undermine development Tanzania's human rights comes in the form of sweeping new legislation, rushed through its parliament last week, that places new punitive restrictions on civil society organisations and tourism, writes Paul Mulindwa....
13:51, 07/10/2019

| Internet on mobile services restored in Sudan, MTN subscribers confirm Mobile internet services were restored across Sudan Tuesday following a court order, weeks after the ruling generals imposed a blockade in the wake of a brutal crackdown on protesters....
13:51, 07/10/2019

| Grief-struck families of Sudan's revolution seek justice Amidst mounds of sand capped by handwritten signs naming the dead, Khadom embraces the tomb of her son, one of the more than 200 killed in Sudan's months-long turmoil....
13:51, 07/10/2019

| West Africa wealth inequalities reaching extreme levels - report West Africa suffers the most inequalities on the continent but many governments prefer to ignore problems despite economic growth, a report by Oxfam and Development Finance International said....
06:51, 07/10/2019

| 'No to dictatorship!': Algerians rally on independence day Tens of thousands of Algerians have taken to the streets to celebrate their country's independence from France and continue calls for a new democratic leadership in the wake of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation in April....
17:00, 07/09/2019

| Zimbabwean opposition MP charged with treason Zimbabwean MP Job Sikhala, vice-chairman of the opposition MDC party, has been charged with treason for allegedly saying he wanted to overthrow the president....
17:00, 07/09/2019

Zoos Called It a ‘Rescue.’ But Are the Elephants Really Safe? Despite mounting evidence that elephants find captivity torturous, some American zoos still acquire them from Africa — aided by a tall tale about why they needed to leave home....
16:51, 07/09/2019

| 13 Nigeria civilians killed in air raid targeting jihadists - sources At least 13 civilians were killed in an air raid as the military repulsed a jihadist assault in northeast Borno state, residents and a security source said....
17:17, 07/08/2019

| Long after Angola's civil war, its veterans are destitute "I was defending this area during the war," Domingo Seiala explains hunched over his rusted crutches - a constant reminder of the injuries he sustained during the Angolan civil war....
00:00, 07/08/2019

| 'Game changer for Africa' as leaders launch 'historic' free trade deal African nations officially launched a landmark trade agreement at the African Union summit in Niger on Sunday, with the long sought-after agreement hailed as a historic step towards "peace and prosperity" across the continent....
00:00, 07/08/2019

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Mikel Obi admits this will be his last tournament Captain John Mikel Obi confirms that Egypt 2019 will be his last Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria and vows to help the team 'finish with the trophy.'...
23:51, 07/07/2019

Desabre leaves post as Uganda coach by mutual consent Sebastien Desabre leaves his post as Uganda coach by mutual consent after the team's Africa Cup of Nations exit, the country's football federation announces....
15:17, 07/07/2019

| Niqab banned in Tunisian government offices Prime Minister Youssef Chahed decided to ban the niqab Muslim face covering for women in Tunisian government offices "for security reasons", his office said....
13:17, 07/06/2019

| UN calls for Libya ceasefire as death toll climbs to 1 000 The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire in Libya as the death toll from a three-month offensive on Tripoli reached 1 000, including scores killed in an air strike that hit a detention centre for migrants....
13:17, 07/06/2019

| Will Khama return to active politics in new party colours? It was expected to be known tomorrow whether or not Botswana’s former president Ian Khama will lead the charge in a bid to seize power from the governing party co-founded by his father almost six decades ago....
21:34, 07/05/2019

| Algeria's ex-police chief detained in corruption probe - state TV Algeria's former police chief Abdelghani Hamel has been placed in provisional detention over alleged "diversion of funds and illicit enrichment", state television said....
21:34, 07/05/2019

Afcon 2019: Why the heat is a hot topic High temperatures have been a big talking point at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt - but will the knock-out stages feature more goals now that the afternoon kicks-offs have gone?...
20:17, 07/05/2019

Six children among 53 confirmed fatalities after Libya detention centre airstrikes The toll from Tuesday’s reported airstrikes on a detention centre in the suburbs of Tripoli has risen to 53 dead and more than 130 injured among the “severely traumatized” surviving migrants and refugees, UN aid agencies said on Friday, reiterating their appeal to close all such facilities in the em...
17:00, 07/05/2019

| Fresh protests over disputed elections in Malawi Thousands of people gathered in the Malawian capital Lilongwe on Thursday to demonstrate against the re-election of President Peter Mutharika, which protestors say was due to fraud....
15:34, 07/05/2019

| 300 migrants 'still held in Libya centre' hit by deadly raid Around 300 migrants are still being held in the detention centre in Libya where more than 44 people were killed in an air strike, the International Organization for Migration said....
15:34, 07/05/2019

Sudan celebrates end of stand-off between military leaders and opposition Sudanese citizens took to the streets of the capital, Khartoum, Friday to celebrate a power-sharing agreement that could bring an end to a weeks-long standoff between the ruling Transitional Military Council and the opposition alliance....
15:00, 07/05/2019

| Sudan talks enter day two as key issue still unresolved Talks between Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders, held after weeks of standoff following a deadly crackdown on protesters, enter a second day Thursday with the key issue of forming a new governing body still unresolved....
21:34, 07/04/2019

Eto'o calls for restructuring of women's football in Cameroon Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o says a competitive domestic league must be established in his country for the national women's team to progress at major events....
18:51, 07/04/2019

Fin24.com | WATCH: Small farmers put Zimbabwe's coffee back on the map With companies like Nestle's Nespresso arm willing to pay a premium for Zimbabwe's Arabica coffee, small-scale farmers are returning to a sector that was all-but destroyed under former President Robert Mugabe....
13:00, 07/04/2019

| WATCH: Burkina Faso - African dolls challenge barbie stereotype In Burkina Faso, the creators of African dolls hope that their toys will resonate more with the children of the continent than the typical blue-eyed Barbie dolls....
13:00, 07/04/2019

West African countries choose new 'ECO' single trade currency As part of its plans to make Africa a more integrated continent, leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have adopted the name 'ECO' for a planned single currency to be used in the region....
05:51, 07/04/2019

At least 40 killed after airstrike targets migrant center in Libya At least 40 people have been killed and another 80 injured after an airstrike hit a migrant center east of the Libyan capital of Tripoli early Wednesday, according to the Health Ministry's emergency service Field Medicine and Support Center....
05:51, 07/04/2019

| DRC president calls Ituri violence 'attempted genocide' President Felix Tshisekedi described inter-ethnic bloodshed in DRC's northeast as "attempted genocide" after scores of people were killed and tens of thousands displaced....
21:17, 07/03/2019

Africa Cup of Nations: Tanzania must learn from exit, says Amuneke Tanzania's head coach Emmanuel Amuneke says the Africa Cup of Nations has been a real 'eye-opener' for the Taifa Stars following an early exit in Egypt....
20:17, 07/03/2019

| Nearly 40 killed in air strike on Libya migrant centre Nearly 40 migrants were killed in an air strike in their detention centre in a Tripoli suburb blamed on Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who has been trying for three months to seize the capital....
13:00, 07/03/2019

| Police rescue Nigerian president's in-law from kidnappers Police in the Nigerian city of Kano have said they had rescued an in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari from kidnappers, freeing him after a gunfight with his abductors....
13:00, 07/03/2019

| At least 10 killed in Nigeria fuel tanker blast At least 10 people were killed and more than 50 injured in central Nigeria when a petrol tanker crashed off the road and exploded as people gathered fuel, the emergency services said....
22:51, 07/02/2019

Nigeria oil tanker explosion kills at least 50 people At least 50 people died, and 101 people were injured after they rushed to scoop fuel from an overturned tanker and the vehicle exploded in central Nigeria, officials said Tuesday....
19:34, 07/02/2019

DR Congo: UN food agency triples aid in strife-hit Ituri province Food aid is being tripled for troubled Ituri province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to respond to what the World Food Programme (WFP) has described as the world’s second largest hunger crisis in the world, after Yemen....
17:51, 07/02/2019

| Tunisians seek 'transparency' on president's health Tunisian politicians and social media users called Monday for transparency on President Beji Caid Essebsi's health after he was hospitalised last week with a "serious illness"....
16:51, 07/02/2019

| Sudan protesters call for civil disobedience on July 14 Sudanese protest leaders called for a one-day nationwide "civil disobedience" campaign on July 14, in an announcement a day after they organised mass protests against the ruling generals that rocked the country....
16:51, 07/02/2019

| Somalia lodges protest after Kenya calls Somaliland a country Somalia protested formally to Kenya, the foreign ministry in Mogadishu said Monday, after Nairobi referred to the self-proclaimed Republic of Somaliland as a country....
08:51, 07/02/2019

| WATCH: Sudan protesters flood capital to defend 'revolution' 'Just fall, just fall,' Hadia chanted, her voice cutting through the din as a convoy of paramilitaries rolled past a mass of flag-waving protesters in downtown Khartoum....
00:17, 07/02/2019

| Algeria arrests prominent war veteran Algerian authorities have arrested a well-known veteran of the war of independence against France, his grandson and media outlets said, after he reportedly criticised military chief Ahmed Gaid Saleh....
00:17, 07/02/2019

| As economy flounders, now passports run short in Zimbabwe Zimbabwe's passport-issuing service has ground to a halt, officials said Monday, leaving many citizens trapped in the country as its economic crisis worsens....
00:17, 07/02/2019

| Mohamed Ould Ghazouani declared winner of Mauritania presidential election Ex-general Mohamed Ould Ghazouani was declared the official winner Monday of presidential elections in Mauritania that opposition candidates claim were unfair....
00:17, 07/02/2019

| Tutankhamun sculpture's London auction sparks Egyptian outcry A 3 000-year-old head sculpture of an eternally-young Tutankhamun - the Egyptian pharaoh known as King Tut - goes under the hammer this week in London despite an outcry from Cairo....
00:17, 07/02/2019

| 23 civilians killed in central Mali villages: mayor, security source At least 23 civilians have been killed in attacks on villages in troubled central Mali by armed men, a local mayor and a Malian security source said on Monday....
00:17, 07/02/2019

| Huge fire razes more than 150 homes, kills girl in DR Congo A massive fire sparked in a house where a woman fried donuts near cans of petrol, has razed more than 150 homes in the eastern DR Congo, killing a seven-year-old girl, officials and residents said Monday....
00:17, 07/02/2019

Wilfried Zaha: Arsenal submit opening bid for Crystal Palace forward Arsenal submit an opening bid of about £40m for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, which will be rejected because the Eagles value him at up to £80m....
23:51, 07/01/2019

Tanzania 0-3 Algeria: Adam Ounas shines as Algeria top Group C Napoli midfielder Adam Ounas shines as Algeria finish top of Group C with victory in their final group game against Tanzania at the Africa Cup of Nations....
23:51, 07/01/2019

At least 36 killed in Congo mine collapse At least 36 illegal miners were killed Thursday after part of a copper mine collapsed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official told CNN. The mine is owned by Anglo-Swiss mining giant Glencore....
13:00, 07/01/2019

Thousands protest in Sudan, demanding civilian rule Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Sudan's capital Khartoum on Sunday in the largest mass demonstration since the deadly crackdown on a pro-democracy sit-in earlier in June....
13:00, 07/01/2019

Kenya telecoms giant Bob Collymore dies of cancer at 61 Bob Collymore, Chief Executive Officer of Safaricom, Kenya's largest mobile service provider, died of cancer on Monday, the company announced on Monday. He was 61....
13:00, 07/01/2019

| Five protesters killed as mass demos rock Sudan Five Sudanese demonstrators were killed Sunday as tens of thousands took to the streets to demand civilian rule in the first mass rally since a bloody crackdown on protesters -- a show of people power despite heavy troop deployments by the ruling gen...
01:51, 07/01/2019

Africa Cup of Nations: Madagascar 2-0 Nigeria Madagascar produce the biggest shock so far at the Africa Cup of Nations as they beat three-time winners Nigeria to go into the last 16 as group winners....
23:17, 06/30/2019

| Troops deploy as Sudan braces for mass protest Troops deployed Sunday in Sudan's capital ahead of a planned mass protest against the country's ruling generals, amid international calls for restraint to prevent a new crackdown on demonstrators....
16:00, 06/30/2019

| '10 steps ahead': Kenya's tech war on wildlife poachers Every morning, at the far perimeter of the wildlife reserve capped by Mount Kenya, a khaki-clad ranger meticulously sweeps the earth of animal footprints, covering their tracks from any poachers....
11:00, 06/30/2019

| Night work: Power cuts add to Zimbabwe's mounting woes Zimbabwe's worsening electricity shortages mean power is often only available for a few hours in the middle of the night -- forcing furniture maker Richard Benhura to start work at 11:00 pm....
11:00, 06/30/2019

Africa Cup of Nations: Nigeria players' strike averted after payment The threat of another pay row by Nigeria players at the Nations Cup is averted after the country's football federation pays outstanding bonuses and allowances....
16:17, 06/29/2019

| Ethiopia on edge in ethnic heartland of accused coup leader As gunmen assassinated top officials in Ethiopia's Amhara region during what the government has described as a coup attempt, alleged mastermind Asaminew Tsige holed up in a state-run guesthouse where he had been staying for more than a year....
14:51, 06/29/2019

| Cameroon opposition leader kidnapped again The chairperson of Cameroon's main opposition party, Ni John Fru Ndi, has been kidnapped again in the English speaking Northwest Region, two months after an initial abduction, his party says....
14:51, 06/29/2019

Italy Arrests Captain of Ship That Rescued Dozens of Migrants at Sea Capt. Carola Rackete, an outlaw to some and a heroine to others, was seized after her ship, the Sea Watch 3, docked in Lampedusa and 42 migrants disembarked....
12:00, 06/29/2019

Boycott by Whites of South African Restaurant Reflects Growing Sense of Grievance Many Afrikaners are spurning a once-cherished restaurant chain to protest its banning of a white man. The boycott has drawn “an eye roll” among many black South Africans....
12:00, 06/29/2019

| Sudan protest leaders receive new AU, Ethiopia transition plan The Sudanese movement protesting for the military to hand over to civilian rule says it received a new proposal for a transition drafted by Ethiopia and the African Union....
23:00, 06/28/2019

| Tunisia says 92-year-old president improving after falling ill Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi's health is improving and the 92-year-old is expected to be discharged from hospital soon, his office says, a day after he fell ill....
23:00, 06/28/2019

| 'Attempted coup' won't derail reforms: Ethiopian government Ethiopia has arrested 255 people following an "attempted coup", the government says, vowing the act of "treason" would not derail democratic reforms as it continues to hunt for suspects....
23:00, 06/28/2019

| Rights group urges Sudan military to ensure safety during rallies An international rights group has demanded Sudan's military rulers guarantee the safety of protesters ahead of planned mass rallies and following a deadly military crackdown that has left more than 100 people dead since early June....
23:00, 06/28/2019

| More than 250 arrested after Ethiopia coup bid - officials Ethiopia's security forces have arrested more than 250 people in a sweeping crackdown following a failed suspected coup attempt and the assassination of five high-ranking officials, a government taskforce said....
17:17, 06/28/2019

| Nigerian president urged to sign African trade deal A special government panel has recommended that President Muhammadu Buhari sign Nigeria up for a landmark African free trade agreement, ahead of a key meeting of African leaders....
15:00, 06/28/2019

| Thousands displaced by Boko Haram in Nigeria protest over food Thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram violence poured into the streets of the Nigerian city Maiduguri to vent their anger over food and medicine shortages in their camp....
09:34, 06/28/2019

| 16 dead in crush at Madagascar independence day event - hospital At least 16 people were crushed to death in Madagascar on Wednesday at a venue holding national independence day celebrations in the capital Antananarivo, hospital officials said....
01:00, 06/28/2019

| Twin suicide blasts rock Tunisia capital Two suicide bombers attacked security forces in the Tunisian capital, killing a police officer and wounding at least eight people including several civilians, the interior ministry said....
01:00, 06/28/2019

| UN freezes decrease of Sudan peace mission The UN Security Council has agreed on a four-month pause in the decrease of a peacekeeping mission from Sudan's Darfur region as leaders in Khartoum press on with difficult talks on a political transition....
01:00, 06/28/2019

Madagascar villagers learn dangers of outdoor defecation The discussion with villagers starts early in the morning. Volunteers are invited to draw a map of their village on the ground with chalk. One woman’s sketch shows 17 families – a total of 65 people – living in 11 red clay houses. She explains they share the three latrines that have been there for s...
00:00, 06/28/2019

The forgotten crisis that has displaced 1.2 million people From the air, the camp at Bria looks like a small town, with warrens of metal shacks glinting amid the dusty red clay. And in many ways it is, an enforced sanctuary for 65,000 people desperate to escape the militias that roam this part of the Central African Republic (CAR)....
19:34, 06/27/2019

Gambia's ex-president Jammeh accused of rape Three women have accused Gambia's ex-president, Yahya Jammeh, of carrying out a series of rapes and sexual assaults while in power, according to Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International, a group that advocates for crime victims....
19:34, 06/27/2019

Women's World Cup: Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon for team misconduct, offensive behaviour and fair play breaches during the Women's World Cup loss to England....
12:17, 06/27/2019

| Gambian ex-dictator 'handpicked' women for rape, abuse, Human Rights Watch says Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh "handpicked" women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange, international rights groups says....
22:51, 06/26/2019

Ethiopia PM says army chief of staff attacked Ethiopia's army chief of staff, General Seare Mekonnen, has been attacked, the country's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said in a national television address early Sunday....
18:00, 06/26/2019

| 20 000 migrants rescued from Sahara in three years - IOM Nearly 20 000 migrants have been rescued from the Sahara desert in Niger over the past three years, the International Organisation for Migration said....
14:51, 06/26/2019

| Egypt raids businesses over funding plot Egyptian authorities have raided 19 businesses allegedly tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and accused of funding a plot to overthrow the state, the interior ministry has announced....
09:34, 06/26/2019

| 16 militia killed in northeast DR Congo: army Sixteen militiamen have been killed in northeastern DR Congo, the military said on Tuesday, an area where ethnic violence has left at least 160 dead and forced hundreds of thousands to flee in the past two weeks....
09:34, 06/26/2019

| ANALYSIS: African gay bashing 'a colonial import' Some decry Botswana's enlightened High Court judgment on gay sex. But studies show that homosexuality existed – and was tolerated – across pre-colonial Africa....
13:17, 06/25/2019

| Ethiopia army chief, local officials killed amid regional 'coup' bid Ethiopia's army chief and a top local leader have been shot dead during an attempt to overthrow a regional government in northern Ethiopia, underscoring political instability in the country as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tries to push through reforms....
06:34, 06/25/2019

‘Wanton destruction’ in Sudan’s Darfur region, ‘blatant violation’ of international law The looting and destruction of UN food relief agency premises and property in Sudan, has prompted the UN-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and UN Country Team, to condemn the assault as a “blatant violation of international humanitarian law”....
23:51, 06/24/2019

| Wall collapses killing six street children in Uganda Six street children who were sleeping in a storm drain next to an elite school in the Ugandan capital have been killed after a wall fell on them, police say....
18:00, 06/24/2019

General Accused in Ethiopian Coup Attempt is Reported Killed Gen. Asamnew Tsige had been accused of plotting the shooting of five political and military figures in an effort to seize power in the region of Amhara....
15:34, 06/24/2019

| Morocco's sole oil refinery battles for survival Three years after it was liquidated for racking up billions of euros worth of debt, Morocco's sole oil refinery and one-time economic flagship is struggling to attract a buyer and survive....
11:51, 06/24/2019

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Seedorf says Cameroon are ready despite bonus row Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf says the African champions have not been affected by the bonus row which delayed their journey to Egypt for the Nations Cup....
02:00, 06/24/2019

Ethiopia’s Army Chief Is Killed Amid Attempted Coup Gen. Seare Mekonnen was shot dead, state news media said on Sunday, a day after Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy announced the authorities had foiled a coup in a northern state....
12:17, 06/23/2019

| Ethiopia proposes civilian-majority ruling body for Sudan Sudanese protest leaders have said that an Ethiopian envoy mediating with the ruling generals has proposed forming a civilian-majority governing body for a political transition in Sudan....
07:34, 06/23/2019

| Sudan protesters hold night gatherings to rekindle movement As night fell, residents of a southern district in Khartoum briskly moved to set the stage for Sudanese protest leaders giving a brief on the movement's latest updates....
20:34, 06/22/2019

| Algerian protesters rally despite arrests Hundreds of Algerian protesters gathered in the capital despite a spate of arrests ahead of the latest weekly rally since the April 2 resignation of longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, AFP correspondents said....
20:34, 06/22/2019

More than 500 endangered vultures die after eating poisoned elephant carcasses More than 500 endangered vultures died after eating three poisoned elephant carcasses killed by poachers, the Botswana government said in a statement Thursday....
16:34, 06/21/2019

Women's World Cup: Cameroon score injury-time winner against New Zealand to set up England tie Ajara Nchout scores two brilliant goals, including an injury-time winner, as Cameroon beat New Zealand 2-1 to reach the last 16 of the World Cup, where they will face England....
23:51, 06/20/2019

| Egypt says Erdogan claims over Morsi death 'irresponsible' Egypt's foreign minister condemned as "irresponsible" accusations by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that his ousted Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi had been killed....
20:51, 06/20/2019

| WATCH: Why Ebola is continuing to spread in the Congo The persistence of Congo's Ebola outbreak and its deadly spread to Uganda in recent days show how societal issues are as crucial as scientific advances in controlling disease outbreaks, specialists in global public health say....
20:51, 06/20/2019

Ethiopia restores internet after one week outage One week after a web blackout in the country, internet and text messaging services were restored in Ethiopia Tuesday, Ethio Telecom, the country's mobile service provider said....
15:00, 06/20/2019

Fifa confirms appointment of Fatma Samoura in Africa Fifa confirms the appointment of its general secretary Fatma Samoura as a 'General Delegate for Africa' in light of recent governance issues on the continent....
14:51, 06/20/2019

| Sudan army ruler seeks to resume talks with protest leaders Sudan's army ruler have called on protest leaders to resume talks on the transfer of power without any conditions, as tension between the two sides persists after the bloody dispersal of demonstrators....
12:17, 06/20/2019

Fifa Secretary General Samoura in line for Africa role Fifa and Caf are considering appointing Fifa General Secretary Fatma Samoura as a 'High Commissioner for Africa' in light of recent governance issues on the continent....
23:17, 06/19/2019

| Sudan army ruler calls on protest leaders to hold unconditional talks Sudan's army ruler has called on protest leaders to resume talks on the transfer of power without any conditions, as tension between the two sides remain high....
19:34, 06/19/2019

| 38 killed in attacks on Mali villages Thirty-eight people have been killed and many others wounded in attacks on two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, the government has said, in the latest in a cycle of violence in the volatile Sahel country....
18:17, 06/19/2019

| African religious leaders called on to help tackle genital mutilation Religious leaders in Africa must speak up against the practice of female genital mutilation, which affects millions of children across the continent, an international conference in Dakar has said....
18:17, 06/19/2019

| Silence is golden for a Tanzanian mine In Tanzania, reporters trying to investigate violence, environmental damage and other wrongdoing connected to a gold mine in the north of the country are trapped between the silence of a mining giant and the lies of a repressive government....
07:34, 06/19/2019

| SEE: Prisons under siege as Zimbabwe's economic woes persist The Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare is crumbling at the seams, assailed by overcrowding and a critical shortage of medicines, food and other basics as the economically-crippled country battles to care for its inmates....
23:51, 06/18/2019

Ethiopia has been offline, and nobody really knows why Internet outages that prevented many Ethiopians from accessing online services have entered a seventh day, sparking anger and frustration among citizens....
23:17, 06/18/2019

Fake Instagram accounts are hijacking Sudan solidarity campaign Some Instagram accounts have been accused of using a social media campaign that aims to promote solidarity with victims of unrest in Sudan merely to gain more followers on the platform....
23:17, 06/18/2019

| Egypt's former president Morsi quietly buried in Cairo Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi has been buried, as the UN backed calls for an independent investigation into the causes of his death after he collapsed in a Cairo courtroom....
18:00, 06/18/2019

| 300 000 flee violence in northeast DR Congo: UN More than 300 000 people have fled violence and inter-ethnic attacks in northeastern areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the past two weeks, the United Nations says....
18:00, 06/18/2019

300,000 flee flare-up of ethnic violence in north-eastern DR Congo More than 300,000 people have been forced to flee resurgent inter-ethnic violence in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just this month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday....
17:00, 06/18/2019

30 dead in suicide bomb blasts in Nigeria Three suicide bombers, two girls and a boy, killed 30 people and injured 39 others when they detonated explosives in Nigeria's northeast, emergency response officials said on Monday....
22:34, 06/17/2019

| Sudan general vows 'gallows' for perpetrators of deadly crackdown A top Sudanese general as vowed to send to the "gallows" those who carried out a deadly crackdown on protesters earlier this month that killed dozens and left hundreds wounded....
13:51, 06/17/2019

Africa Cup of Nations: Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr cools title talk Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr downplays his team's chances of winning a fourth title at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt which kicks off on Friday....
07:17, 06/17/2019

| WATCH: Sudan's Bashir charged on corruption in first public appearance since ousting Fallen Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir was Sunday seen in public for the first time since being ousted, as he was driven in an armed convoy to the prosecutor's office....
23:00, 06/16/2019

World Cup 2019: Nigeria on 'changing mentality' of women's football in Africa Nigeria players Francisca Ordega and Asisat Oshoala on their personal struggles, inspirations and responsibilities going into this summer's World Cup....
20:51, 06/16/2019

| EU urges Nigeria electoral reform after disputed polls European Union election observers called on Nigeria to consider urgent electoral reforms after identifying "systemic failings" in the recent presidential, parliamentary and governorship elections....
17:51, 06/16/2019

| Sudan's Bashir to appear in court on graft charge - prosecutor Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir will appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and possessing foreign currency, says the country's acting prosecutor general....
23:00, 06/15/2019

| Nine civilians killed in Somalia revenge attack: police Nine civilians were executed by a local militia in war-torn Somalia after the killing of a policeman by the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, police said Saturday....
19:34, 06/15/2019

| WATCH: WHO stops short of declaring latest Ebola outbreak a global emergency The World Health OrganiSation (WHO) determined for the third time that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is not a "public health emergency of international concern"....
11:34, 06/15/2019

Kenya Lawmaker Charged With Hitting Female Colleague Over Funding Dispute The lawmaker who was hit, a member of Parliament’s budget committee, said she was struck so hard she bled, spurring female colleagues to walk out in protest....
20:00, 06/14/2019

UN suspending handover of camps in Darfur, peacekeeping chief tells Security Council The joint African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), is suspending the handover of any more camps for displaced civilians to the Sudanese military, against a backdrop of worsening violence and insecurity across the country....
19:00, 06/14/2019

South Sudanese facing famine in all but name, warns UN food agency Record numbers in South Sudan – some seven million people – face acute food shortages, while more than 20,000 are close to famine, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Friday....
18:00, 06/14/2019

Why social media is going blue for Sudan People on social media are turning their profile pictures blue to stand in solidarity with Sudan and bring awareness to the uprising that is currently sweeping the north African country....
17:17, 06/14/2019

Wheels24.co.za | SEE: Fuel price hikes - Here's how much neighbouring African countries are paying for petrol Fuel prices have increased again in South Africa putting more strain on motorists and the local economy. Here's what neighbouring African countries are paying for petrol....
12:17, 06/14/2019

| US, African envoys push for Sudan solution as Bashir charged US and African Union diplomats stepped up efforts Thursday to find a peaceful solution to a standoff between Sudan's protesters and generals following a deadly crackdown on demonstrators....
08:17, 06/14/2019

| Sudan army rulers admit dispersing sit-in Sudan's ruling military council has for the first time admitted it had ordered the June 3 dispersal of a Khartoum protest sit-in that left dozens dead and hundreds wounded....
08:17, 06/14/2019

Uganda Discloses Greater Ebola Threat Than Previously Known As the death toll rose to two, health officials reported three unrelated suspect cases and said as many as 27 people may have been exposed to the virus....
08:00, 06/14/2019

| Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC Uganda has recorded its second Ebola fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring DRC, where officials said a 10-month-old epidemic has now killed more than 1 400 people....
03:17, 06/14/2019

Sudan: top UN official demands cessation of violence and rape against civilians by security forces Following recent reports of attacks and rape by security forces and paramilitaries against the pro-democracy protesters in Sudan who have been holding a sit-in outside army headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten...
00:17, 06/14/2019

| US names envoy to find 'peaceful political solution' in Sudan: official The US State Department has nominated experienced Africa hand Donald Booth as a special envoy to Sudan, hoping he can help craft a "peaceful political solution" between the military rulers and groups seeking civilian rule....
19:00, 06/13/2019

| Ghana security forces free two kidnapped Canadians Two young Canadian women freed from their kidnap ordeal by Ghanaian security forces were unharmed, the government says, after the development volunteers were snatched at a golf club in the city of Kumasi last week....
09:34, 06/13/2019

| Massacre toll in Mali revised down to 35 A massacre at a village in central Mali left at least 35 people dead, the authorities say, a final toll much lower than the earlier estimate of 95 killed....
09:34, 06/13/2019

| Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda as virus spreads from DRC A five-year-old boy in Uganda has died of Ebola, the health minister says, as his grandmother and younger brother also tested positive for the virus after joining the child on a visit to neighbouring DRC....
03:51, 06/13/2019

Mali peace process in a ‘critical phase’, says head of UN Mission Addressing the Security Council at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday, the head of the UN Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, said that amid ongoing violence, including scores of civilian deaths and deadly attacks on UN peacekeepers, a critical phase of the peace process had now been reached....
03:34, 06/13/2019

Nigeria 2-0 South Korea: Superb Asisat Oshoala goal helps Nigeria win A brilliant goal by Asisat Oshoala helps earn Nigeria a first win at the 2019 Women's World Cup - and all but end South Korea's hopes of reaching the knockout stage....
19:17, 06/12/2019

| Sudan militia killed 9 people in Darfur village, say doctors A Sudanese militia has shot dead nine people in a village of the war-torn region of Darfur, a doctors committee linked to the country's protest movement has said....
19:00, 06/12/2019

Ebola outbreak turns deadly in Uganda The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo made the long-feared jump across borders with three cases confirmed Wednesday in Uganda, including the death of a 5-year-old boy who had the virus....
17:34, 06/12/2019

Kidnapped Canadian women rescued by police in Ghana Two Canadian women who were abducted one week ago by gunmen outside a popular nightspot in Ghana have been rescued, the country's minister of information said on Wednesday....
17:34, 06/12/2019

Caster Semenya wins 2,000m at the Meeting de Montreui Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya cruises to victory at 2,000m at the Meeting de Montreui - her first race since filing an appeal against the IAAF's ruling to restrict testosterone levels in female runners....
07:00, 06/12/2019

Botswana Decriminalized Homosexuality. Here’s How Other African Countries Compare. Thirty-two of Africa’s 54 nations have laws that criminalize consensual same-sex conduct, according to activists. Change has come, but it is spotty and slow....
23:17, 06/11/2019

| Zimbabwe demands right to sell $300m of ivory to fund game reserves Zimbabwe has demanded the right to sell its stockpile of ivory to raise money for conservation, wildlife authorities says, joining other southern African nations in calling for the global ban on the trade in tusks to be relaxed....
22:00, 06/11/2019

| One case of Ebola confirmed in Uganda: WHO A five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Uganda, the first case since an outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo 10 months ago, the World Health Organisation says....
22:00, 06/11/2019

Sudan: ‘The violence must stop’, says UNICEF chief, ‘gravely concerned’ over death of 19 children since military backlash At least 19 children have reportedly been killed in Sudan and another 49 injured since a military backlash against protesters began earlier this month, prompting the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to express her grave concern “at the impact of the continuing violence and unrest in the count...
22:00, 06/11/2019

| Botswana high court decriminalises homosexuality Botswana's high court, in a highly-anticipated verdict, has ruled to decriminalise homosexuality, which is outlawed under the country's 1965 penal code....
18:17, 06/11/2019

| Libya arms embargo must be enforced - UN chief Antonio Guterres All countries must implement a UN arms embargo against Libya with illegal weapons transfers by land, sea and air fuelling the current fighting in the oil-rich country, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said....
18:17, 06/11/2019

Botswana scraps gay sex laws in big victory for LGBTQ rights in Africa Botswana's High Court has overturned a colonial-era law criminalizing consensual same-sex relations in a landmark victory for Africa's LGBTQ movements....
13:51, 06/11/2019

| Nearly 100 killed, 19 missing in central Mali village massacre Nearly 100 people were killed in a gruesome overnight attack on a village in central Mali, in the latest violence to strike the fragile region, authorities have said....
11:00, 06/11/2019

| UN hears calls to enforce Libya arms embargo The UN Security Council has renewed a green light to a European Union mission to combat migrant trafficking and arms smuggling off Libya's coast amid calls for action to cut the flow of weapons....
10:17, 06/11/2019

| Sudan rebel chief Arman, in Juba, says deported by Khartoum A Sudanese rebel chief said Monday he was deported from Khartoum to South Sudan with two comrades hours after authorities claimed to have released the three men from detention....
10:17, 06/11/2019

Women's World Cup: Canada 1-0 Cameroon A header by Kadeisha Buchanan, voted best young player at the 2015 Women's World Cup, ensures Canada open their 2019 campaign with a win over Cameroon....
05:51, 06/11/2019

| Sudan 'civil disobedience' campaign enters day two A nationwide civil disobedience campaign by Sudanese protesters entered a second day on Monday, as the authorities released three prominent rebels detained after a crackdown that left dozens dead....
01:34, 06/11/2019

| Internet blackout across Sudan Landline internet connections were down across Sudan on Monday, a week after mobile online services were cut following a deadly crackdown on protesters....
01:34, 06/11/2019

How China's streaming app beat Spotify and Apple in Africa When Chinese music streaming company Transsnet wanted to break into the lucrative African market, they partnered with parent company, Transsion holdings, the makers of popular phone brands such as Infinix and TECNO to pre-install their Boomplay app on their handsets....
19:00, 06/10/2019

Almost 2,000 Ebola cases confirmed in DR Congo Almost 2,000 cases of Ebola have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as the central African nation struggles with the second largest outbreak of the disease in history....
19:00, 06/10/2019

Death roll rises to 100 as bodies found in Nile The death toll from Monday's attack on the sit-in of Sudan's pro-democracy protesters has risen to 100, after 40 bodies were recovered from the River Nile, according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD)....
19:00, 06/10/2019

Opposition group calls for 'civil disobedience' in Sudan Sudan's pro-democracy movement has called for "civil disobedience" throughout the country beginning Sunday, days after a bloody military crackdown killed more than 100 people in the capital Khartoum....
19:00, 06/10/2019

Mass civil disobedience campaign shuts down Sudanese capital as death toll rises The streets of the Sudanese capital were mostly deserted Sunday, the first day of the country's Islamic working week, amid a mass general strike called by opposition groups....
19:00, 06/10/2019

| West African farm 'bootcamp' gets green entrepreneurs into shape Machetes in hand and wearing a straw hat against the sun, the participants of an "agro-bootcamp" in the farmlands of the West African nation of Benin harvest maize, cowpeas and rice....
17:51, 06/10/2019

| 95 killed in attack on central Mali village Ninety-five people in a central Malian village inhabited by the Dogon community have been killed by gunmen in an overnight attack, a local official and a security source said....
17:51, 06/10/2019

| Anti-gay laws widespread in Africa despite gains More than half of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa have anti-homosexuality laws, although others have moved toward legal tolerance, watchdogs say....
10:51, 06/10/2019

| 4 dead in Sudan a week after bloody crackdown One week after dozens died in a crackdown on Sudanese protesters demanding civilian rule, four people were killed as security forces moved to quell a civil disobedience campaign launched Sunday....
10:51, 06/10/2019

| Tugboat carrying 75 migrants stranded off Tunisia for 10 days A boat that rescued 75 migrants in international waters is still stranded off the Tunisian coast 10 days later as authorities refuse to let it dock, the Red Crescent has said....
10:51, 06/10/2019

| US military vehicle hit by bomb in Niger A US military vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Niger, the site of a deadly jihadist attack on American forces in 2017, the military has announced....
10:51, 06/10/2019

Africa Cup of Nations: Bony named in Ivory Coast's final squad Former Swansea and Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony is named in Ivory Coast's final 23-man squad for this month's Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt....
21:17, 06/09/2019

| ‘If he’s not dead then finish him off’ Sudanese film maker Hajooj Kuka lay on the dusty street as blood gushed from a head wound inflicted by a member of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces on Monday....
17:17, 06/09/2019

Traveller24.com | Treading lightly on Zambian soil When visiting Zambia the mighty Zambesi keeps a watchful eye over all you do, whether tapping into eco-travel reforestation or simply cruise along its calm waters....
11:00, 06/09/2019

| Sudan forces arrest protest leaders who met Ethiopia PM Sudanese security forces have arrested two prominent rebels and an opposition leader, a day after they met the Ethiopian premier during his reconciliation mission to Khartoum, their aides have said....
15:00, 06/08/2019

| 'You all go': Algerians rally for change after elections scrapped Thousands of people have gathered in the Algerian capital calling on interim President Abdelkader Bensalah to quit after he vowed to stay in power until a new head of state is elected....
10:00, 06/08/2019

| Nigeria shuts down private TV, radio stations tied to opposition Nigeria's broadcasting authority shut down private radio and television stations owned by a key opposition figure who hours earlier said his media operations were being targeted in a crackdown....
19:17, 06/07/2019

| WATCH: Swaziland cannabis farmers fear new South African law Following a new South African law allowing private growth and consumption of cannabis, growers in neighbouring Swaziland, who depended on South Africa's demand, may face economic ruin. WATCH NOW....
12:17, 06/07/2019

| Malawi president accuses opposition of wanting to 'overthrow government by force' Malawi President Peter Mutharika accused the opposition which has rejected the outcome of last month's election of wanting to "overthrow the government by force"....
12:17, 06/07/2019

| In Niger, mass distribution of antibiotics proves effective - study The mass administration of antibiotics to villages in Niger led to a reduction of a childhood mortality, without apparently creating resistance to antibiotics so feared by public health experts, according to a study....
15:17, 06/06/2019

| US condemns attacks on Sudan protesters, seeks resumed talks Washington called on Sudan's military rulers to "desist from violence" and urged talks with protesters to resume, after doctors said 108 people had been killed in a crackdown....
15:17, 06/06/2019

| Sudan protesters reject army election plan after deadly crackdown Sudan's protest movement has called for fresh rallies and rejected the military rulers' election plan after nearly 40 people were killed in what demonstrators called a "bloody massacre" by security forces....
07:17, 06/06/2019

Pentagon Ends Review of Deadly Niger Ambush, Again Blaming Junior Officers Military leaders have struggled over how to apportion blame over the deaths of four American soldiers amid family members’ demands to hold more senior officers accountable....
07:17, 06/06/2019

Caster Semenya: IAAF wants 'swift reversal' of Swiss court's suspension of testosterone rules The IAAF says it will seek a "swift reversal" of the decision that allows Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya to temporarily compete without taking medication....
06:00, 06/06/2019

U.N. Aid Chief Warns of Looming ‘Horror’ as Somalia Again Faces Famine Mark Lowcock, the emergency relief coordinator at the United Nations, said that more than five million people were at risk in the Horn of Africa, mostly Somalis....
16:17, 06/05/2019

| Ebola cases in DRC break 2 000 mark DR Congo's health ministry said that it had recorded more than 2 000 cases of Ebola, two-thirds of which had been fatal, since the disease broke out in the country's east 10 months ago....
11:51, 06/05/2019

| At least 12 feared dead in DRC militia attack Up to 12 people were killed late on Monday when a militia group attacked the city of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local sources say....
11:51, 06/05/2019

| Zambia president vows to wind up copper giant KCM Zambian President Edgar Lungu has pledged to dissolve KCM, the country's largest copper producer, in a deepening dispute with foreign mining companies over tax and employment....
11:51, 06/05/2019

| Malawi opposition rally against election 'robbery' Malawian opposition supporters have marched through the capital Lilonge and burst into government offices to protest against alleged fraud in elections last month that returned Peter Mutharika as president....
11:51, 06/05/2019

| Outcry in Senegal after BBC probe into gas contract Opposition politicians and campaign groups in Senegal have accused the government of secrecy after the BBC reported that a brother of the president had benefited from lucrative dealings in the gas sector....
11:51, 06/05/2019

‘Regional security and integration’ in Central Africa under threat, Security Council warned Recurrent and often deadly clashes between pastoralists and farmers in several countries in Central Africa continue to cause “serious concern”, threatening “regional security and integration”, a senior UN official warned the Security Council on Tuesday....
00:00, 06/05/2019

| Algerian presidential elections 'impossible' on July 4 Algeria's constitutional council says it is impossible to hold elections to choose a successor to ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika early next month as planned, after the only two candidates were rejected....
11:00, 06/04/2019

| Rwanda blocking pilgrims from commemoration, says Uganda Rwandan troops blocked about 200 of their citizens from crossing into Uganda to attend a Christian pilgrimage, a Ugandan government official says, amid a spat between the neighbours....
11:00, 06/04/2019

| 'Wrong, outrageous': World reacts as Sudan forces attack sit-in A deadly military crackdown on protesters in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, has prompted global concern with the US calling the assault "wrong" and the AU urging an immediate investigation into the reported deaths of more than a dozen people....
11:00, 06/04/2019

| Captain urges Tunisia to let boat dock, after migrant rescue The captain of an Egyptian tug that retrieved 75 migrants has appealed to Tunisian authorities to allow his vessel to dock, as NGOs reported food shortages and sickness on board....
11:00, 06/04/2019

| Sudan: Five months of anti-government protests The sit-in protest outside army headquarters in the Sudanese capital, dispersed on Monday, began in April and stayed put even after president Omar al-Bashir's ouster....
11:00, 06/04/2019

| Sudan military ruler promises elections within nine months Sudan's army ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has said the country's military rulers had decided to cancel what they had previously agreed with protesters about the country's transition and hold elections within nine months....
11:00, 06/04/2019

South African Wine Farmer in Land Dispute Is Shot Dead It was too soon to say whether the killing of Stefan Smit, a prominent white farmer, was a random criminal act or was related to bitter arguments about land ownership....
16:51, 06/03/2019

| 9 killed as Sudan forces try to disperse sit-in - doctors Nine protesters were shot dead as Sudan's ruling military tried to break up a sit-in protest outside army headquarters in Khartoum, a doctors' committee close to demonstrators said....
13:00, 06/03/2019

Sudan Security Forces Open Fire at Protest Site Several people were killed, according to witnesses and local media reports, as talks between protest leaders and the country’s military rulers collapsed this week....
11:34, 06/03/2019

| Switzerland turns to courts after Nigeria drops anchor over detained oil-tanker it seized Switzerland has asked an international court to order Nigeria to release a Swiss-flagged oil tanker, its cargo and crew, that have been detained off Port Harcourt for the past 16 months....
06:34, 06/03/2019

African Champions League: Wydad president calls on Caf to investigate final Wydad Casablanca's president, Said Naciri, calls on Caf to investigate Friday night's African Champions League final, in a bid to "save the image of football in Africa"....
17:17, 06/02/2019

| Botswana ex-president slams successor Botswanan former president Ian Khama has accused his chosen successor of becoming an autocrat and threatening the country's reputation as a beacon of stability in Africa....
11:17, 06/01/2019

African Champions League final abandoned after VAR row Esperance win Caf Champions League after opponents Wydad Casablanca refuse to continue playing when VAR was unavailable to judge a disallowed equaliser....
10:51, 06/01/2019

| Babies saved from Libya clashes in airlift to Rome Nearly 150 migrants from east Africa, including 65 minors and 13 babies under one, were rescued from conflict-torn Libya and airlifted to Rome by the UN refugee agency....
10:00, 06/01/2019

| Rwanda's Kagame stars in DRC Tshisekedi ceremonies Rwandan President Paul Kagame was the surprise guest at ceremonies in DRC on Friday to honour deceased opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi hosted by his son Felix, the country's president....
02:17, 06/01/2019

| Tanzania latest African nation to ban plastic bags A plastic bag ban comes into force in Tanzania as Africa leads efforts to stem the tide of plastic blighting the farthest reaches of the globe, and depths of the ocean....
21:17, 05/31/2019

| Malawi opposition files suit against vote 'robbery' Malawi's opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has rejected the result of last week's presidential election, saying he had launched a court battle to have the vote annulled on the grounds of fraud....
19:51, 05/31/2019

| 16 killed in Mozambique insurgency attack: local sources Suspected Islamists in northern Mozambique killed 16 people on Tuesday in their deadliest attack since launching an insurgency in the remote region in 2017, local sources say....
19:51, 05/31/2019

| Sudan closes Al-Jazeera office in Khartoum - channel Sudan has closed the Khartoum office of Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera, the station said on its website, adding that its staff members' work permits had also been withdrawn....
17:34, 05/31/2019

Afro-Ecuadoreans Maintain Identity Through Spiritual Practices The photographer Johis Alarcón documented not just the indelible influence of African culture in Ecuador, but also how the descendants of enslaved women maintained their culture....
15:00, 05/31/2019

| Amnesty International suspends Zimbabwe office over 'fraud' Amnesty International has suspended its local branch in Zimbabwe after uncovering evidence of fraud, in the first such move by the rights advocacy group....
05:51, 05/31/2019

| Young Sudanese workers strike for 'civil rule' The chants grew louder as the army pick-up passed. "Power to the civilians," the dozens of young Sudanese bankers cried outside their closed Khartoum branch, heeding a protest group's calls for a general strike....
02:51, 05/31/2019

| Plane carrying body of DRC's Tshisekedi's arrives in Kinshasa: state TV A plane carrying the remains of former DRC opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi arrived in Kinshasa from Belgium for a funeral in his home country, images on state RTNC television have shown....
02:51, 05/31/2019

| War-torn Libya's electricians battle to keep the lights on Precariously perched 50m up an electricity pylon providing power to Libya's capital, Mohamad Dahman attempts to fix damage caused by fighting - but hastily descends when a rocket explodes nearby....
21:17, 05/30/2019

| Egypt jihadist returned from Libya to face terror charges A high-profile Egyptian jihadist who was transferred to Cairo from Libya will face a military tribunal over his alleged involvement in terror attacks, security and judicial sources say....
06:51, 05/30/2019

Caster Semenya: Olympic 800m champion files appeal to Swiss court Olympic champion Caster Semenya files a new appeal to a Swiss court to challenge the decision regarding the restriction of testosterone levels in female runners....
01:00, 05/30/2019

| US, Egypt urge calm in Libya amid Tripoli offensive The United States and Egypt, a key backer of Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar, have called for calm as the strongman pressed ahead in his offensive on Tripoli....
22:51, 05/29/2019

| Liberia president seeks to clean up central bank Liberian President George Weah has shaken up the leadership of the Central Bank of Liberia in a bid to restore confidence in an institution dogged by scandal....
22:51, 05/29/2019

Nigerian President Buhari sworn in for second term, facing key security challenges Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari took the reins of leadership for another term on Wednesday, against a tense backdrop of insecurity and economic uncertainty....
20:34, 05/29/2019

| Angola ex-rebel chief Savimbi to be buried on Saturday: family Angola's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Unita, says it plans to go ahead with a public funeral this weekend for its ex-leader Jonas Savimbi after a dispute with the government over the handling of his remains....
19:17, 05/29/2019

| Madagascar leader sees parliament win amid fraud complaints Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina says he believes his party and allies are on course for a majority in the country's new parliament, but the opposition alleges that "anomalies" have been detected in the vote....
19:17, 05/29/2019

| Poaching slows but Africa's elephants still face extinction The illegal slaughter of African elephants to feed Asia's demand for ivory has decreased by more than half in eight years, but the majestic mammals are still threatened with extinction, researchers warned....
15:34, 05/29/2019

| Crisis Group urges 'dialogue' between Mali government, jihadists Mali's government should consider "dialogue" with jihadists waging an insurgency in the west African state, the International Crisis Group think tank suggests....
11:17, 05/29/2019

| HRW accuses Egypt forces, militants of Sinai 'war crimes' Human Rights Watch has accused both Egyptian security forces and insurgents of committing "war crimes" in North Sinai, the scene of a bloody years-long insurgency and military crackdown....
22:51, 05/28/2019

| President calls for opposition to accept Malawi vote result Malawi's President Peter Mutharika has urged opposition parties to accept the outcome of an election clouded by fraud allegations as he was sworn in for a second term....
22:51, 05/28/2019

| 9 subsistence miners die in Zimbabwe blasts At least nine miners died in Zimbabwe following blasts in a shaft north of the capital Harare where they were illegally digging for gold, police say....
21:00, 05/28/2019

| Malawi's Mutharika: Law professor turned graft-accused president Malawi's president Peter Mutharika, 78, is a former Washington law professor with two successive election victories to his name and a political career clouded by claims of corruption, even treason....
21:00, 05/28/2019

Authorities in Morocco found a man crammed behind car glove box in bid to enter Europe An African man has been found crammed behind the glove box of a car in a bid to get to Europe -- one of four people spotted in vehicles on the same day by authorities in Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, in north Africa....
20:00, 05/28/2019

| Sudan braces for strike as protesters pile on pressure Sudan is bracing for a two-day nationwide strike called by protesters to pile pressure on the military to hand power to a civilian administration as talks remain deadlocked....
12:17, 05/28/2019

Fin24.com | Kenya asks World Bank for $750 million loan Kenya requested the World Bank for $750m to fund affordable housing, agriculture and other development projects amid concerns the East African nation is taking on too much debt....
12:17, 05/28/2019

| Eight Gambian soldiers jailed over coup plot A Gambian military court has sentenced seven soldiers to nine years in jail for plotting to overthrow President Adama Barrow, and handed a three-year prison term to another....
10:17, 05/28/2019

| Over 830 000 cholera vaccinations planned in DRC: WHO More than 830 000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province will be vaccinated against cholera, which has claimed over 240 lives this year, the World Health Organisation says....
06:17, 05/28/2019

| Malawi narrowly re-elects Peter Mutharika: commission Malawian President Peter Mutharika has been narrowly re-elected for a second five-year term following a hotly-contested vote, according to the country's electoral commission....
02:17, 05/28/2019

Dumiso Dabengwa, a Force in Zimbabwe’s Liberation, Is Dead at 79 He was feared as the K.G.B.-trained “Black Russian,” but he became a unifying figure among the rival guerrilla armies that had opposed white minority rule....
00:34, 05/28/2019

| Madagascar goes to polls in latest battle of bitter political feud Madagascar holds parliamentary elections Monday in what is being seen as the latest round of a bitter feud between President Andry Rajoelina and his longstanding rival Marc Ravalomanana....
20:34, 05/27/2019

| Zimbabwe's opposition MDC backs Chamisa Zimbabwe's main opposition party has elected Nelson Chamisa unopposed to remain as leader at its first congress since the death of its founder, Morgan Tsvangirai, the party says....
20:34, 05/27/2019

| Nigeria's president signs ambitious 2019 budget Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an ambitious budget into law, days ahead of the official start of his second term leading Africa's largest oil producer....
20:34, 05/27/2019

This floating village in Ghana is an oasis of ancient traditions With stilt structures over water and houses built from branches of raffia palm, Nzulezo in Jomoro district of western Ghana could pass for a less elaborate version of Venice in Italy....
17:34, 05/27/2019

Tiffany Haddish gains Eritrean citizenship American actress Tiffany Haddish is now officially a dual citizen with Eritrea, the birthplace of her father, who moved to the United States as a refugee before she was born....
17:34, 05/27/2019

Three men accused of giving Ugandan churchgoers bleach-based 'miracle solution' A British man, Sam Little, has been arrested for allegedly distributing a "miracle solution" containing bleach to villagers and churchgoers in western Uganda, police told CNN....
17:34, 05/27/2019

30 dead, more than 150 missing after boat sinks on Congo lake Thirty people are dead, and dozens of passengers are missing after a boat carrying more than 350 passengers capsized on a lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials told CNN on Monday....
17:34, 05/27/2019

Africa Cup of Nations: Abderrazak Hamdallah set for Morocco return After a record-breaking season in Saudi Arabia striker Abderrazak Hamdallah is set for his first Morocco appearance since Herve Renard took over as coach....
13:51, 05/27/2019

Marouane Chamakh: Former Arsenal and Morocco striker confirms retirement Former Morocco international Marouane Chamakh confirms his retirement from football at the age of 35 after not playing for almost two-and-a-half years....
17:34, 05/26/2019

2019 Women's World Cup: Veteran Onome Ebi included in Nigeria squad Veteran defender Onome Ebi will become the first African to play in five Fifa global tournaments after being named in Nigeria's Women's World Cup squad....
23:51, 05/25/2019

Africa Cup of Nations: Liverpool's Naby Keita in Guinea's provisional squad Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita is included in Guinea's 25-man provisional squad for next month's Africa Cup of Nations, despite being a big injury doubt....
23:51, 05/25/2019

| Sudan general vows to back Saudi against Iran 'threats' A top Sudanese general vowed to back regional ally Saudi Arabia against "all threats and attacks" from Iran during talks with the kingdom's crown prince, Sudan's military council said Friday....
15:17, 05/25/2019

Energy of African youth ‘propelling’ new development era as UN ties bear fruit The “boundless energy and optimism” of young Africans is propelling the continent into a new era of sustainable development, alongside new partnerships between the UN and African Union....
05:17, 05/25/2019

Kenya's highest court upholds law making gay sex illegal In a blow to the LGBTQI movement in Africa, Kenya's highest court ruled Friday that a colonial-era law banning same-sex relations should remain in place....
20:00, 05/24/2019

| WATCH: Senegal 'Salt Queen' tastes success in a man's world Diouf, 35, began her venture a decade ago, investing her savings to buy her own salt flats in Fatick, one of the West African nation's biggest salt mining regions....
18:34, 05/24/2019

| Rwandan rebel leader pleads guilty to terrorism A rebel leader accused of orchestrating deadly attacks in Rwanda's border regions has pleaded guilty to terrorism and other charges, and admitted to working with foreign governments against Kigali....
22:34, 05/23/2019

| Fears of Ebola pandemic if DRC violent attacks continue Health officials have warned that the second-deadliest outbreak of Ebola may spiral out of control unless attacks by armed groups on medical facilities and workers in the DRC stop....
22:34, 05/23/2019

| Uncertainty grips Sudan weeks after Bashir's ouster Weeks after the army ousted veteran leader Omar al-Bashir, Sudan is gripped by uncertainty as talks between the military rulers and protesters on the transition to civilian rule remain deadlocked....
22:34, 05/23/2019

Algeria and Argentina are officially malaria-free Malaria has been eliminated from Algeria and Argentina, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, an important milestone in fighting the mosquito-borne disease....
20:00, 05/23/2019

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting Botswana has scrapped its ban on elephant hunting, citing an increase in conflicts between elephants and humans during the five years the rule was in place....
20:00, 05/23/2019

| Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting Botswana, home to almost one-third of Africa's elephants, has lifted a ban on elephant hunting, saying the population had increased and farmers' livelihoods were being impacted....
14:34, 05/23/2019

Fin24.com | Bleak first quarter of 2019 for Zimbabwe mining firms Mining houses in Zimbabwe experienced a poor first quarter of the year as delays and the non-payment of foreign currency earnings by the central bank stifled production....
11:34, 05/23/2019

| Can Algeria hold presidential polls on July 4? Algeria's rulers are determined to hold presidential polls on July 4, seeing the vote as the only way out of the crisis that forced veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit after weeks of protests....
05:17, 05/23/2019

Somalia’s population, international partners must be energized to sustain country’s ‘upward trajectory,’ says senior UN official Despite Somalia’s persistent security threats, recurrent political crises, capacity constraints and the difficulties in navigating political obstacles to its reform agenda, the Horn of Africa country remains on a “positive trajectory,” the UN Security Council was told on Wednesday....
02:17, 05/23/2019

| Mozambique welcomes ex-minister's extradition Mozambique has welcomed South Africa's decision to extradite former finance minister Manuel Chang to Maputo, rather than the United States, over a government corruption scandal....
23:17, 05/22/2019

| Armed group kills more than 30 in Central African Republic: UN More than 30 people were killed and many more wounded when an armed group attacked villages in northwestern Central African Republic, the UN's peacekeeping mission says....
23:17, 05/22/2019

| US embassy disappointed by Masutha's decision to extradite Chang to Mozambique The US embassy in Pretoria says it is disappointed by Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha's decision to have former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang extradited to his home country instead of the US....
23:17, 05/22/2019

| Main opposition warns against rigging in close Malawi vote Malawi opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has warned against attempts to rig the country's election, claiming he was leading as votes were slowly tallied....
21:00, 05/22/2019

| UN envoy warns of 'long and bloody war' in Libya The UN envoy for Libya has called for immediate action to cut off arms flows to the warring sides in Libya, warning that the ongoing battle for Tripoli was "just the start of a long and bloody war"....
20:00, 05/22/2019

South Africa’s Deputy President, Accused of Corruption, Faces Uncertain Future David Mabuza postponed his swearing-in to the National Assembly to address allegations of graft, leaving it unclear whether he could continue in his post....
15:17, 05/22/2019

| Malawi votes in tight three-way election Malawi polls have opened after a closely-fought election campaign, with President Peter Mutharika battling to hold off two serious rivals in a race that has focused on corruption allegations and economic development....
11:51, 05/22/2019

| High-security Ebola burials spark dismay, anger in DRC People in Ebola-hit eastern DRC are struggling to come to terms with high-security burials that are part of a hard-pressed strategy to roll back the disease....
09:51, 05/22/2019

| How to beat Boko Haram? Treat women better, analysts say Tens of thousands of women have been freed from Nigeria's brutal Boko Haram fighters, but providing a safe future for them is critical to winning the war, analysts warned....
09:51, 05/22/2019

Fin24.com | Nigeria keen to join Africa free trade zone, trade minister says Nigeria will sign the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement as soon as President Muhammadu Buhari approves an impact-assessment report he asked for, the country’s trade minister has said....
05:17, 05/22/2019

South Africa’s Middle Class Sours on Mandela’s Party, Tainted by Corruption President Cyril Ramaphosa is pushing to win back the support of black middle-class voters in Wednesday’s election, but many are outraged over the endemic corruption in the African National Congress....
23:34, 05/21/2019

‘Trust in Cyril Ramaphosa’? South Africa Election Tests A.N.C. Leader’s Strength Many question whether the president can outflank party rivals and root out the corruption that has come to define the party of Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress....
23:34, 05/21/2019

A New Ebola Vaccine Strategy in Africa: Smaller Doses As violence makes it harder to reach stricken villages in Congo, experts plan to stretch supplies and to give the vaccine to everyone, not just contacts of victims....
23:34, 05/21/2019

South Africa’s Elections: A Weakened A.N.C. Clings to Victory The African National Congress was poised to keep control of the government, but widespread voter dissatisfaction looks to have led to its poorest electoral showing ever....
23:34, 05/21/2019

UN highlights need to solve growing burden of forcibly displaced Africans With 24.2 million Africans forced from their homes in 2017  ̶  4.6 million more than the previous year  ̶  the UN is hosting a three-day event at UN headquarters, focusing on finding durable solutions to the problem, which is a growing burden on the continent’s economy, environment and communities w...
23:00, 05/21/2019