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2019-09-22 03:56

Guinea Bissau's Fati granted Spanish citizenship Barcelona's Ansu Fati is granted Spanish citizenship paving they way for him to play for them at international level, though he remains eligible for Guinea-Bissau and Portugal....
2019-09-21 19:16

Spotty zebra in Kenya Maasai Mara reserve Meet Tira, a zebra that's been... spotted... in the Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya. It's thought she was born with spots instead of stripes, because of a melanin disorder....
2019-09-21 01:48

Cameroon name Portuguese coach Conceicao as Seedorf's replacement Cameroon's Sports Ministry confirms that the former Portuguese footballer Toni Conceicao has been appointed as the new head coach of the Indomitable Lions....
2019-09-21 01:48

Ansu Fati: Barcelona forward granted Spanish citizenship Barcelona's Ansu Fati is granted Spanish citizenship paving they way for him to play for them at international level, though he remains eligible for Guinea-Bissau and Portugal....
2019-09-20 17:48

| Five killed in offensive on Rwandan warlord - DRC army A total of five people were killed in the offensive that eliminated a Rwandan Hutu rebel leader in DRC who was wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes, the Congolese army says....
2019-09-20 10:48

| WATCH | Tunisia's ex-president Ben Ali dies in exile Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, has died in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry says....
2019-09-20 05:16

| Nigeria army shuts aid group office in conflict zone: NGO staff The Nigerian army has shut down the office of NGO Action Against Hunger in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, staff says, as six of its employees remain held hostage by jihadists....
2019-09-20 05:16

| Rebel-controlled town in Mali concerns African leaders As West African leaders try to find ways to stop jihadist violence in the Sahel region, attention is turning to a rebel-held town in Mali's north accused of being a base for militants to launch attacks....
2019-09-20 05:16

| Third Algerian protest figure detained within a week An Algerian court has ordered the pre-trial detention of a leading figure in protests that have gripped Algeria for nearly seven months, one of his lawyers says....
2019-09-20 05:16

| Mozambique rebel group threatens attacks during election campaign Breakaway Mozambique rebels have threatened to step up violence if campaigning is not suspended for upcoming elections - the first after a landmark peace deal - as they claimed responsibility for two recent car attacks....
2019-09-19 18:32

| WATCH | Tunisia's ex-president Ben Ali dies Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, has died in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry says....
2019-09-19 18:32

| WATCH | Nigeria becomes Africa's staging ground for illegal pangolin trade with Asia Porous borders, lax law enforcement, corruption and one of Africa's biggest ports has helped criminal networks in Nigeria corner most of the African trade in pangolins, considered to be the world's most trafficked mammal....
2019-09-19 18:32

Jose Mourinho: 'Eto'o deserved to win a Ballon d'Or' Former Chelsea and Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho believes Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o should have been crowned the world's best player at least once....
2019-09-19 12:32

| 300 more Nigerians flown home in wake of xenophobic violence in SA More than 300 Nigerians were flown home from South Africa on Wednesday in the second evacuation in a week after a wave of anti-migrant violence there claimed at least 12 lives....
2019-09-19 07:32

Ex-minister accused of mismanaging Ebola funds Former Democratic Republic of Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been detained over allegations of mismanaging public funds worth $4.3 million that were allocated to fighting the Ebola outbreak in the country, one of his lawyers told CNN on Monday....
2019-09-19 01:00

| At least 26 pupils, two teachers killed in Liberia school fire: presidency At least 26 young pupils and two teachers have been killed in a fire at a Koranic school near the Liberian capital Monrovia, the president's office says....
2019-09-18 22:32

| Nigerian police hold suspect after 8 women killed in hotels Nigerian police investigating the murders of at least eight women lured to hotels in the southern city of Port Harcourt say they have arrested a suspect....
2019-09-18 20:32

| Malawi activists resume protests over presidential vote result Thousands of people gathered in three cities in Malawi to call for the sacking of the head of the electoral commission, as protests continue over May's presidential election result....
2019-09-18 20:32

| Congo minister sacked after row with opposition leader Congo-Brazzaville's president Denis Sassou Nguesso has sacked his women's minister after a row over a recording in which she questioned the integrity of the opposition leader....
2019-09-18 20:32

South Sudan’s peace process ‘precarious, but progress in being made’, Security Council hears One year on from the signing of a Revitalized Agreement to ease conflict in South Sudan, the country’s political leaders “have met some, but certainly not all”, of the expectations laid out, the top UN official for the country told the Security Counc...
2019-09-18 20:00

| Mugabe's funeral fuels tensions due to traditional beliefs, rituals As public wakes for late Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe have drawn to a close, traditional chiefs are demanding the body be buried according to spiritual traditions....
2019-09-18 16:32

| Russia to help Uganda develop nuclear energy Russia and Uganda have agreed to work together in the field of nuclear energy, the Russian nuclear agency Rosatom says, as Moscow seeks to strengthen its influence in Africa....
2019-09-18 16:32

'Racism rot is deep' in Italian football, says anti-discriminatory body Fare Italian football authorities and their disciplinary systems to combat racism are "not fit for purpose", says the chief of anti-discriminatory body Fare....
2019-09-18 15:32

| Nigerian migrants struggle to reintegrate after Libya ordeal Emerging from her ordeal, Gloria considers herself "privileged". Last year, the 26-year-old left Nigeria with four other women, dreaming of a better life in Europe....
2019-09-18 01:16

Fin24.com | Zambia may double electricity prices as drought slashes supply Zambia, Africa’s second-biggest copper producer, may double power tariffs as the government seeks more costly imports to offset a shortfall from its drought-stricken hydropower dams....
2019-09-18 01:16

| France to press to drop Sudan from US terror blacklist French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says that France will press to drop Sudan from the US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism and to support efforts to reintegrate the country into the international community....
2019-09-18 01:16

| Tunisia: Saied, Karoui advance to run-off after topping polls Independent candidate Kais Saied and imprisoned media mogul Nabil Karoui have advanced to a run-off after obtaining the most votes in Tunisia's September 15 presidential election....
2019-09-18 01:16

Nigeria Football Federation boss Amaju Pinnick has properties seized Properties belonging to several top Nigerian football officials including the federation president Amaju Pinnick are seized in latest corruption probe....
2019-09-17 21:00

Congo's former health minister detained over alleged mismanagement of $4.3 million in Ebola funds Former Democratic Republic of Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been detained over allegations of mismanaging public funds worth $4.3 million that were allocated to fighting the Ebola outbreak in the country, one of his lawyers told CNN on Monday....
2019-09-17 15:00

| Militiamen death toll rises to 38 in Central African Republic rival fighting The death toll of militiamen killed in rival group fighting in the Central African Republic at the weekend has risen to 38, according to an internal United Nations report...
2019-09-17 09:00

One million facing food shortages, nutrition crisis after Mozambique cyclones: UNICEF Such was the extent of devastation caused by two back-to-back cyclones in Mozambique earlier this year, nearly one million people, including 160,000 children under five, are still facing food shortages and a nutrition crisis, the UN children’s agency...
2019-09-17 01:00

Caf board rejects Wydad's Champions League appeal Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca will go back to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after their African Champions League final case is rejected by Caf's Appeal Board....
2019-09-17 00:16

| What next after outsiders take the lead in Tunisia polls? Two political outsiders are set to go head-to-head in the race to become Tunisia's next president, according to the latest count after a first round of voting on Sunday....
2019-09-16 22:16

| ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of I Coast's Gbagbo The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has appealed against the shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence that killed around 3 000 people....
2019-09-16 22:16

| Tunisia heads to polls in keenly fought presidential contest Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab Spring, as some seven million voters head to the polls to choose from a crowded field....
2019-09-16 20:48

| Zimbabwe doctors march to support 'abducted' union activist Hundreds of Zimbabwean doctors and nurses have marched in Harare to protest the suspected kidnapping of a doctors' union leader by security forces for organising a slew of strikes....
2019-09-16 20:48

| Mugabe gets low-key farewell in Zimbabwe home village The remains of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, who died on September 6, has arrived in his home village for a subdued farewell at a dusty sports field after a weekend state funeral with African leaders in the capital....
2019-09-16 20:48

| South Africa apologises to Nigeria after anti-migrant violence A South African envoy expressed the country's "sincerest apologies" to Nigeria after a wave of anti-migrant attacks swept through Johannesburg and surrounding cities in recent weeks, fuelling diplomatic tensions....
2019-09-16 20:48

Robert Mugabe's family settle row over his final resting place Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be buried in the country's National Heroes Acre monument as a row over his final resting place is settled....
2019-09-16 19:48

Ansu Fati: Who is Barcelona 16-year-old with 100m euro release clause? Ansu Fati was selected ahead of Luis Suarez for Barcelona on Saturday and in two hours of senior football has scored twice and added an assist. Is he destined for greatness?...
2019-09-16 16:00

| Anti-establishment figures claim first round wins in Tunisia polls Two anti-establishment candidates in Tunisia's divisive election claim to have won through to a runoff, hours after polling closed in the country's second free presidential poll since the 2011 Arab Spring....
2019-09-16 12:32

| Ramaphosa deploys special envoys to African heads of state over tensions in South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa is sending special envoys to deliver messages of solidarity to several heads of state and governments across Africa amid tensions and violence in the country....
2019-09-15 23:32

| Mugabe Memorial: Family say they weren't expecting stadium to be 'this empty', citizens say work kept them away While the Zimbabwean government and former President Robert Mugabe's family had indicated plans to take his remains to Zvimba, his home village following his funeral, this was later ditched....
2019-09-15 23:32

A Hard Lesson for Migrants Who Give Up: There May Be No Welcome Mat Back Home An estimated one in four people who migrate in search of opportunity return to their country of birth, by choice or otherwise. For many, it’s a rocky transition....
2019-09-15 21:16

| Zimbabwe sees thaw in chilly ties with West Zimbabwe's frosty relations with Western powers are thawing despite tensions caused by a brutal repression of protests, the country's foreign minister says....
2019-09-15 12:32

Outrage as US journalist describes Ramaphosa as 'unidentified leader' A White House journalist who described the president of South Africa as an "unidentified leader" has received a backlash from South African social media users and press....
2019-09-14 13:48

At least 50 dead in Congo train accident At least 50 people were killed and several people are injured after a train derailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country's minister of humanitarian affairs told CNN....
2019-09-14 13:48

Mugabe to get hero's burial as family settle row over his final resting place Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be buried in the country's National Heroes Acre monument as a row over his final resting place is settled....
2019-09-14 13:48

| African leaders to pay tribute at Mugabe state funeral Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe will be given a state funeral with a dozen African leaders expected to pay tribute to a man lauded as a colonial-era liberation hero....
2019-09-14 10:16

| Mugabe to be buried in 'heroes' monument The family of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him in the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare, a family spokesperson says....
2019-09-14 07:16

| Zambia's president pushes contested constitutional reforms Zambian President Edgar Lungu says his government would go ahead with proposed constitutional amendments despite flak from opposition leaders and civil society groups....
2019-09-14 07:16

| Algerians take to the streets to oppose presidential poll Algerians returned to the streets Friday, protesting proposed presidential elections after parliament passed bills that could pave the way for the announcement of a vote to take place in December....
2019-09-14 07:16

The Nigeria FA to decide on Salisu Yusuf's return after his ban The Nigeria Football Federation's executive will decide whether Salisu Yusuf will return to his national coaching roles after serving a one-year ban....
2019-09-13 11:32

| WATCH | Stampede at Mugabe viewing causes several injuries - reports Several people have been injured during a stampede at the viewing of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe at the Rufaro Stadium according to reports....
2019-09-13 03:16

| 50 dead after train derails in DR Congo At least 50 stowaways were killed when a freight train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the latest rail tragedy to strike the vast central African nation....
2019-09-13 03:16

| From Hillbrow to Lagos - Nigerians return home hopeless but alive after xenophobic attacks in SA "South Africa is a place where people can shoot you, rob you and police won't do anything", says Victor Indiobe who landed in Nigeria after fleeing South Africa....
2019-09-13 03:16

| WHO investigating possible unknown illness in Tanzania The World Health Organisation is sending a team to Tanzania to urgently investigate a "rumour" linked to the death of a person over an unknown illness....
2019-09-13 03:16

| Mugabe's nephew slams Mnangagwa and Zanu-PF: 'They tormented him' The family of late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe have accused current head of state Emmerson Mnangagwa of attempting to force it to betray his wishes for his burial....
2019-09-12 17:16

| Mugabe to be buried in his village next week - family Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe will be buried early next week in his village and not at a national monument for liberation heroes, his family says....
2019-09-12 13:48

| What must happen for Mozambique to have lasting peace after accord The Mozambican government recently signed a peace deal with the Renamo opposition party, in time for elections in October. This is the most decisive step so far towards ending a low-intensity yet persistent conflict that began in 2013....
2019-09-12 08:00

| 9 black rhinos from SA relocate to Tanzania in a bid to protect species Nine black rhinos from SA have arrived in the Serengeti as part of efforts to repopulate the park with the critically endangered species, Tanzanian authorities say....
2019-09-12 04:00

| Now Zimbabwe considers repatriation plan for affected citizens in SA - reports The Zimbabwean government has become the second to announce the voluntary evacuation of some citizens from South Africa after two of their nationals died during xenophobic violence, according to media reports....
2019-09-12 04:00

| Mugabe became a 'broken soul' in final years Once feared for the all-encompassing power he wielded in Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe died a "broken soul", bereft at his downfall, his allies and relatives say....
2019-09-12 04:00

Fin24.com | Zimbabwe establishes monetary policy committee in stability bid The committee is a step toward setting a benchmark interest rate and introducing inflation targeting as Zimbabwe’s newly introduced currency plunges....
2019-09-12 04:00

Ugandan President wants mandatory death penalty for murder Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has asked the courts to impose mandatory death sentences for people convicted of murder following a series of kidnapping and killings, including one in which his nephew died....
2019-09-12 02:00

More funds needed to counter ‘persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems’ in Ethiopia Ethiopia is beset by “persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems”, the United Nations relief chief said on Tuesday, calling for more international funding as well as support for the Government-led response to the country’s displacement crisis...
2019-09-11 07:48

‘All efforts must be made’ to ensure peaceful elections for Guinea-Bissau, Security Council hears Since the inauguration of Guinea-Bissau’s new Government in July, the political arena has been dominated by preparation for presidential elections, the assistant chief for UN peacekeeping operations in Africa told the Security Council on Tuesday, bri...
2019-09-11 07:48

It’s Horses vs. Motors in Senegal. The Steeds Still Win on Many Roads. Horse-drawn carts are a staple means of transportation in Dakar, the booming capital of Senegal. But this traditional means of getting around is under increasing threat from motorized rickshaws....
2019-09-11 02:32

| OPINION | Violence against foreigners linked to South Africa's failure to address urban legacy of apartheid Poor immigrants, documented or undocumented, are occupying the vacuums that arise when urban planning does not decolonise the city properly, writes Nanjala Nyabola....
2019-09-10 23:32

| In Zimbabwe, hospitals battle with Mugabe's legacy For Zimbabwe's doctors, few institutions reflect their country's decay under Robert Mugabe than their public hospitals, once vaunted but now under-equipped and crumbling....
2019-09-10 23:00

| Ramaphosa to travel to Zimbabwe with govt, ANC delegations for Mugabe's funeral South Africa will be sending a delegation from both the ANC and its government to former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's funeral at the weekend....
2019-09-10 23:00

Nigeria Plans to Airlift Its Citizens Out of South Africa After Xenophobic Riots The announcement is the latest effort to respond to anti-immigrant violence in South Africa that has consumed leaders and citizens of the continent’s two largest economies....
2019-09-10 13:48

| Nearly 300 000 flee jihadist violence in Burkina Faso - UN Jihadist violence in Burkina Faso has forced nearly 300 000 people to flee their homes and stopped half a million getting access to health care, the UN and the Red Cross said....
2019-09-10 12:16

| Pope Francis wraps up Africa tour with Mauritius visit Pope Francis arrives in Mauritius on the final stop of a three-nation Africa tour where he is expected to celebrate the island nation's tolerance and diversity....
2019-09-10 09:48

| Mugabe's body may return to Zimbabwe as burial tensions emerge Robert Mugabe's nephew says that a delegation is expected to leave Zimbabwe to collect the hero-turned-despot's body from Singapore where he died two days ago....
2019-09-10 09:48

| OPINION | There is just so much Nigeria can do for its citizens in SA Anger in Nigeria boiled over and young Nigerians took to the streets protesting South African aggression and unleashing some of their own on South African-owned businesses, writes Gimba Kakanda....
2019-09-10 09:48

| Xenophobic attacks: Nigeria to repatriate 600 citizens from SA Nigeria will repatriate about 600 citizens from South Africa this week following a wave of xenophobic violence that caused tensions between the countries, a Nigerian diplomat says....
2019-09-10 09:48

| Kevin Malunga: Lessons from Robert Mugabe's misrule and how not to run a country Those that have experienced the misrule and tyranny of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe have a duty to correct the false eulogies and hagiographies now being peddled about that country's former president. And the only lesson to learn form Mugabe is how not t...
2019-09-10 09:48

| Relatives fly to Singapore to bring Mugabe home Close relatives and government officials have flown out of Zimbabwe to collect the body of ex-president Robert Mugabe from Singapore where he died last week, his nephew says....
2019-09-10 09:48

| Niger, Nigeria border governors meet to tackle border violence Four governors of neighbouring states of Niger and Nigeria have ended two days of talks to address the security situation along their shared border which is plagued by armed groups....
2019-09-10 09:48

| Africa's freedom fighters: Liberators or oppressors? How the recently deceased Zimbabwean ruler, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, should be remembered is a question that has split opinion across Africa. Read more...
2019-09-10 09:48

| Videos accusing Egypt's Sisi, military of graft go viral Videos posted online by an Egyptian construction contractor accusing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the military of corruption have gone viral, sparking a rare debate about the army's growing economic empire....
2019-09-10 09:48

| South Sudan rebel leader in Juba in bid to salvage peace deal South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar has arrived in Juba for the first time in a year and held rare talks with President Salva Kiir as the rivals try to salvage a stalled peace agreement....
2019-09-10 09:48

Millions were hidden in palace room in Sudan. Only the president had the key, witness says Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir had sole access to the Presidential Palace room where millions in local and foreign currency were found, a defense witness and former head of the President's Office said at the deposed leader's latest court hea...
2019-09-10 04:16

What happens to 'Gucci Grace' now that Robert Mugabe is gone? Zimbabweans may have mixed feelings about the death of Robert Mugabe: in the end, he was a brutal despot who left his country divided and impoverished. But he was also the founding father of the nation who put an end to white minority rule....
2019-09-10 04:16

Nigeria Plans to Airlift Its Citizens Out of South Africa After Anti-Immigrant Riots The announcement is the latest effort to respond to xenophobic violence in South Africa that has consumed leaders and citizens of the continent’s two largest economies....
2019-09-10 02:48

Gaborone United coach Madinda Ndlovu 'stable' after collapsing in training Former Zimbabwe coach, Madinda Ndlovu, is in a 'stable condition' in hospital after collapsing during a training session at his club Gaborone United in Botswana....
2019-09-09 13:16

2022 World Cup: Liberia advance after dramatic penalty save from teenage keeper 18-year-old goalkeeper Ashley Williams is Liberia's hero after he saves a stoppage-time penalty in Sierra Leone to help his country advance in World Cup qualifying....
2019-09-09 11:16

Europe Keeps Asylum Seekers at a Distance, This Time in Rwanda The European Union is preparing to pay Rwanda to host migrants evacuated from Libya, extending an outsourcing policy that is already under criticism....
2019-09-09 01:48

2022 World Cup: Liberia through after dramatic penalty save from teenage keeper 18-year-old goalkeeper Ashley Williams is Liberia's hero after he saves a stoppage-time penalty in Sierra Leone to help his country advance in World Cup qualifying....
2019-09-09 00:48

| Tunisia airs first 'great debate' ahead of presidential poll Days before the first round of Tunisia's presidential election, the fledgling democracy on Saturday began three nights of televised debates between the candidates, a rare event in the Arab world....
2019-09-08 17:16

| Million turn out for Pope Francis Madagascar mass An estimated one million people gathered at Madagascar's Soamandrakizay stadium in the capital on Sunday to hear Pope Francis say mass on the second leg of his three-nation African tour....
2019-09-08 17:16

For Pope Francis, a Perfect Moment for an Unsettling Warning on the Environment Francis has made the case against climate change and the earth’s degradation for years. In Africa, he found a backdrop that was fitting if unnerving....
2019-09-08 00:48

| LONELY BATTLE: Senegal restaurateur fights the plastic tide Babacar Thiaw took the initiative of opening Dakar's first "zero plastic" restaurant in a response to the rubbish strewn along the beaches of the Senegalese capital....
2019-09-07 21:48

| 'Zimbabwe has lost a father of the nation' - SA leaders mourn Mugabe South African leaders have expressed their condolences at the death of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. He died at a hospital in Singapore on Friday....
2019-09-07 21:48

| African Union lifts suspension of Sudan The African Union (AU) has lifted its suspension of Sudan's membership in the bloc, ending a three-month freeze that had been in place pending the installation of a civilian-led government after the removal of long-term President Omar al-Bashir....
2019-09-07 21:48

| Mugabe: Ramaphosa expresses condolences after death of anti-colonialism 'champion' President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his condolences to Zimbabweans on behalf of South Africa, following the news of the death of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe....
2019-09-07 10:00

| WATCH | Zimbabweans react to death of Robert Mugabe People in Harare react after Robert Mugabe, the former guerrilla leader who held onto power in Zimbabwe for 37 years until forced out by the military with the economy mired in crisis, died aged 95....
2019-09-07 10:00

| Mugabe's decision to invest in education helped his people - UDM's Bantu Holomisa Robert Mugabe's decision to invest in his country's education while he was the president of Zimbabwe helped the nation even after the collapse of its economy, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has said....
2019-09-07 10:00

| OPINION: Mugabe remained defiant on land until the very end The elephant in the room remains Robert Mugabe's land policy, argues Liesl Louw-Vaudran./ Was it a heroic battle against the neocolonial west that could have worked out, given more time and resources? Or was it merely a ploy to stay in power despite ...
2019-09-07 10:00

| UN says 66 kidnapped in southeast Niger in July At least 66 civilians were kidnapped in July in southeastern Niger near the border with Nigeria where the jihadist group Boko Haram is active, a UN source says....
2019-09-07 10:00

| Madagascar's 'angel makers' flourish in ban on abortion Volatiana keeps her secret behind a flimsy wooden gate, tucked along a red brick wall at the back of her vegetable garden in Madagascar's Antananarivo....
2019-09-07 10:00

| Mugabe and the West: A love-hate affair He came to power as a Mao-jacketed revolutionary, charmed the West with his policy of racial reconciliation, adopted stylish Saville Row suits and was knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth....
2019-09-07 10:00

| Six suspected jihadists killed in Egypt: ministry Six suspected jihadists have been killed in a shootout with police near the Bahariya oasis southwest of the Egyptian capital, the interior ministry says....
2019-09-07 10:00

| Pope hails Mozambique peace deal, offers solidarity for cyclone victims Pope Francis, on the first full day of his visit to Mozambique, has heaped praise on a peace deal between government and rebels and offered solidarity to victims of two devastating cyclones....
2019-09-07 10:00

| Zimbabwe begins national mourning for hero-turned-despot Mugabe Zimbabwe is due to begin a period of national mourning following the death of Robert Mugabe, the former guerrilla hero turned despot who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years....
2019-09-07 10:00

| Ethiopia invites public to visit infamous torture facility Ethiopia has invited members of the public to tour a notorious detention facility where high-profile political prisoners once endured abusive interrogations, weeks of solitary confinement and other forms of torture....
2019-09-07 10:00

Caster Semenya joins South African football team JVW Two-time Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya has joined a South African women's football team as she begins to prepare for a career outside of athletics....
2019-09-06 23:00

In Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe’s Star Had Already Faded: ‘We Have Moved On Without Him’ As Zimbabweans learned of the death of their former leader, who held the country in his grip for decades after its independence, the reaction was muted....
2019-09-06 19:32

President Cyril Ramaphosa calls for perpetrators arrest South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for the arrest of those involved in a spate of attacks targeting foreign-owned businesses in the country....
2019-09-06 16:32

‘We Have Moved On Without Him’: Robert Mugabe’s Star Had Faded in Zimbabwe As Zimbabweans learned of the death of their former leader, who held the country in his grip for decades after its independence, the reaction was muted....
2019-09-06 13:32

| Obituary: Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe a revolutionary At his best, Robert Mugabe could rank beside such revolutionaries as Nelson Mandela and Che Guevara. In the 1970s, he was Africa's teacher-turned Marxist rebel against white rule who declared: "Our votes must go together with our guns."...
2019-09-06 12:32

| ANALYSIS: Robert Mugabe as divisive in death as he was in life The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a "monster". This suggests that Mugabe will be as divisive a figure in death as he wa...
2019-09-06 12:32

| OPINION: Mugabe was no revolutionary. He was obsessed with power and control Robert Mugabe will not be remembered as the freedom fighter who helped liberate Zimbabwe, but as a man who whose 40 years in power was anything but admirable, writes Melusi Nkomo....
2019-09-06 12:32

| Kidnapped SA mine worker released in DR Congo A South African mine worker kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed more than a month after he was snatched by an armed group in the country's restive east, local media reports....
2019-09-06 12:32

| Mozambicans trek from far and wide to attend mass by Pope Francis Travelling nearly 2 000km by motorbike, train, car and plane over four days to see Pope Francis may seem gruelling, but for pilgrim Davide Hilario the trek was simply a reaffirmation of his Catholic faith....
2019-09-06 02:16

| Syria Kurds hand over three ISIS-linked children to Nigeria Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria has handed over three siblings linked with the Islamic State group to Nigeria, the first such repatriation to the African country, an official says....
2019-09-06 02:16

| South Africa court releases impounded Air Tanzania plane A South African court has ordered the release of an Air Tanzania jet after it was impounded over a farmer's $33-million compensation claim, Tanzania's government says....
2019-09-06 02:16

| Zimbabwe doctors strike over poor wages and working conditions At least half of the doctors working for Zimbabwe's two leading hospitals have not reported for duty for the third straight day, as medical practitioners embarked on a strike to press for higher wages....
2019-09-06 02:16

| Somalia urges South African govt to protect its citizens Somalia has called on the South African government to protect its citizens in the country as a wave of attacks targets foreigners and their businesses....
2019-09-06 02:16

| Nigeria pledges to 'work as brothers' with South Africa over recent violence Nigeria pledged to "work as brothers" with Pretoria on Thursday, after recent anti-migrant violence in South Africa sparked diplomatic tensions between the continent's two leading nations....
2019-09-06 02:16

Pope Says It’s ‘an Honor That the Americans Attack Me’ En route to Mozambique at the start of a six-day trip, Pope Francis called it “an honor that the Americans attack me,” and seemed eager to read a new book about it....
2019-09-05 20:32

In Africa, Pope Francis Comes Face to Face With the Future of the Church The Roman Catholic Church continues to expand in Africa, even as it faces competition from increasingly popular Pentecostal and Evangelical movements....
2019-09-05 20:32

On Plane to Africa, Pope Shrugs Off His American Critics En route to Mozambique at the start of a six-day trip, Pope Francis called it “an honor that the Americans attack me,” and seemed eager to read a new book about it....
2019-09-05 01:00

...President calls for perpetrators arrest South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for the arrest of those involved in a spate of attacks targeting foreign-owned businesses in the country....
2019-09-05 00:00

Pope Francis Arrives in Mozambique, With Renewed Focus on Poverty and Climate After years spent grappling with the clergy sex abuse crisis and tussling with conservative clergy, in Africa Francis gets to be the pope he wanted to be....
2019-09-04 23:00

| Sudan's PM calls for US to drop 'terror' blacklisting Sudan's new premier has called for the United States to drop his country from its state sponsors of terrorism list, insisting it was crucial to economic revival....
2019-09-04 22:32

| 'Climate of fear': UN warns of Burundi atrocities before polls Burundi is at risk of a new wave of atrocities as it approaches next year's elections with an unresolved political crisis and a president who is increasingly portrayed as a "divine" ruler, UN investigators say....
2019-09-04 22:32

| Tunisia judiciary rejects release of presidential runner Tunisia's judiciary has rejected an appeal to release media mogul and presidential candidate Nabil Karoui, his lawyers say, requesting that he be able to campaign....
2019-09-04 22:32

| Algeria army chief reiterates demand for swift presidential poll Algeria's army chief has insisted that a vote to elect a successor to ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika be delayed no longer, repeating his demand that polls be held before year-end....
2019-09-04 22:32

| WATCH | Jihadist 'ghosts' wreak havoc in northern Mozambique Cabo Delgado, in Mozambique, is one of the country's poorest regions and the site of a little-known Islamist insurgency which has been sowing terror for close to two years. WATCH NOW....
2019-09-04 13:16

| Algeria army chief demands presidential poll by year's end Algeria's powerful army chief has for a vote to elect a successor to ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika by the end of the year, with a date to be announced in mid-September....
2019-09-04 13:16

| Scores of DRC media 'closed' in crackdown: rights group Dozens of media outlets have been shut down in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the latest crackdown against journalists, a local media rights group says....
2019-09-04 13:16

| Eighth body found after Morocco football match flood Morocco authorities said Monday they had found the body of a person missing after a flood hit a football pitch, bringing to eight the number of people killed in last week's tragedy....
2019-09-04 13:16

| Sudan PM to announce new cabinet 'within 48 hours' Sudan's new premier will unveil the first cabinet since veteran leader Omar al-Bashir's overthrow within 48 hours, the country's ruling body says, after the transition process was hit by delays....
2019-09-04 13:16

| 'Enough is enough', says Nigerian govt over violent attacks in South Africa Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's government on Tuesday summoned South Africa's envoy and said it would dispatch a delegation to Pretoria to express "deep concern" over attacks on Nigerians in a wave of xenophobic violence....
2019-09-04 13:16

| Eight bus passengers killed by road mine in Mali: police Eight bus passengers have been killed by a road mine in central Mali, police and the bus company say, in an attack bearing the hallmark of jihadists who plague the region....
2019-09-04 13:16

| Burkina Faso coup leader's wife sentenced to 30 years A military tribunal in Burkina Faso has handed down a sentence of 30 years to the wife of a general convicted of leading a deadly coup bid four years ago....
2019-09-04 13:16

| Tunisia says killed jihadists were al-Qaeda leaders Three suspected jihadists killed in a gun battle with Tunisian forces were wanted Algerian leaders of al-Qaeda, Tunisia's interior ministry says, a day after the shootout....
2019-09-04 13:16

| Pope Francis arrives for Africa tour in violence-hit Mozambique Pope Francis arrives in Mozambique at the start of a three-nation tour of Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster....
2019-09-04 13:16

Pope Francis Goes to Africa, With Renewed Focus on Poverty and Climate After years spent grappling with the clergy sex abuse crisis and tussling with conservative clergy, in Africa Francis gets to be the pope he wanted to be....
2019-09-04 09:48

Somalia: worst harvest since 2011, with more than 2 million expected to go hungry Somalia’s 2019 cereal harvest is the poorest the country has seen since 2011, when famine strained already scarce resources, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), announced on Tuesday, blaming unreliable weather patterns and “climatic shocks”....
2019-09-04 08:48

South Africa Riots Spur Cries of Xenophobia The violence appeared to target shops owned by foreigners, the city’s mayor said. It follows a spate of similar riots this year in South Africa that have been part of a larger trend of hostility toward outsiders....
2019-09-03 17:32

| Pope Francis to visit poor of Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster....
2019-09-03 11:16

Life in an Internet Shutdown: Crossing Borders for Email and Contraband SIM Cards Internet shutdowns have become one of the defining tools of government repression in the 21st century — but citizens bear the cost at work and at home....
2019-09-03 08:00

Ebola outbreak in Congo records 3,000 cases A 9-year-old Congolese girl has died of Ebola in Uganda near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Ministry of Health said Friday....
2019-09-02 20:16

Zimbabwe's women boycott Olympic football qualifier against Zambia over unpaid fees The troubles in women's football in Zimbabwe continue as the national team refuse to play the second leg of their Olympic qualifier against Zambia in Harare....
2019-09-02 09:16

UN chief pays tribute to the courage of DR Congo citizens, and the sacrifice of blue helmets On the second day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres saluted the courage of the country’s citizens, as well as the sacrifice of the peacekeepers who have died serving them....
2019-09-02 08:48

FROM THE FIELD: Restoring life to Ghana’s land Subsistence farmers in Ghana are learning how to hold back the decline in the fertility of the smallholdings they cultivate while revitalizing their soils as desertification increasingly threatens their land and livelihoods. ...
2019-09-02 08:48

| UPDATE: Two dead, 5 missing after flash flood at Kenyan park One person died and six others are "presumed dead" after a flash flood Sunday in Kenya's Hell's Gate national park, an official of the Kenyan Wildlife Service said....
2019-09-02 02:16

Airline relaunches nearly 20 years after it vanished After a delay to flights that lasted nearly 20 years, Uganda Airlines has once again taken to the skies above Africa, restoring its status as the country's national carrier....
2019-09-01 21:32

Ebola kills 9-year-old girl as outbreak records 3,000 cases A 9-year-old Congolese girl has died of Ebola in Uganda near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Ministry of Health said Friday....
2019-09-01 21:32

| Southern African nations threaten to quit wildlife trade monitor Southern African nations are threatening to quit the global wildlife trade regulator after it refused to relax restrictions on trade in ivory and rhino horn and imposed a near total ban on zoos taking African elephants captured in the wild....
2019-09-01 14:16

| Ebola: Profile of a killer The Ebola epidemic which has claimed more than 2 000 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a new toll released Friday, is the second-deadliest on record....
2019-09-01 04:16

UN chief and senior officials show solidarity with DR Congo during three-day visit United Nations chief António Guterres and senior members of the UN, have embarked on a three-day visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where civilians are facing insecurity and ongoing health crises, including a year-long Ebola epidemic wh...
2019-08-31 19:00

| Botswana to hold elections on October 23 Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi has ordered general elections on October 23, as tensions rise with his estranged predecessor, Ian Khama, the man who put him in the top job....
2019-08-31 14:32

| Ebola outbreaks: a grim, deadly history The death toll from the latest Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) crossed 2,000 on Friday, making it the second worst ever outbreak of the disease....
2019-08-31 12:32

Alarming number of Ebola deaths in DRC a ‘rallying cry’ to scale up treatment Since the Ebola epidemic struck in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) one year ago, almost 600 of around 850 children who have caught the virus have now died, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Friday....
2019-08-30 22:00

| DR Congo Ebola death toll passes 2 000 - official The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed more than 2 000 lives, out of a total of 3 000 recorded cases since August last year, health officials say....
2019-08-30 21:00

Outrage as US journalist describes South Africa's president as 'unidentified leader' A White House journalist who described the president of South Africa as an "unidentified leader" has received a backlash from South African social media users and press....
2019-08-30 20:32

| Girl, 9, dies from Ebola in Uganda - official A 9-year-old girl who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda after travelling from the Democratic Republic of Congo has died, a Ugandan health official says....
2019-08-30 20:00

| WATCH | From cardiology to tomato grower: An accidental farmer in Zambia Four years ago Maria Zaloumis quit her job as a cardiology nurse in Australia, to attend to her ailing father in her native African country of Zambia....
2019-08-30 12:00

| Sudan awaits new cabinet as premier mulls line-up Sudan's new prime minister was locked in talks to form the first cabinet since the ouster of veteran leader Omar al-Bashir, as the country transitions from decades of autocratic rule....
2019-08-30 12:00

Decades of progress ‘can be wiped out overnight,’ UN chief laments at climate session in Yokohama “Little undermines development like disaster,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told attendees at a thematic session on Africa and climate change, on day two of the Tokyo international Conference on African Development (TICAD), now in its sevent...
2019-08-29 19:48

| Death toll from capsized Cameroon ferry rises to 17 - state media The death toll from a Cameroon ferry that capsized this week has risen to 17 after more bodies were found, state radio said Wednesday, though the total number of victims was still unknown....
2019-08-29 14:16

| WATCH | 1 000 trucks stranded in Mali roads protest More than 1 000 trucks loaded with merchandise were blocked at the entrance to Mali's capital Bamako on the fourth day of protests against the poor state of the country's roads....
2019-08-29 10:48

For Africa, ‘winds of hope are blowing ever stronger,’ Guterres declares at conference on development African nations have made ‘significant progress’ in developmental efforts in the last few years, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, kicking off the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), taking pl...
2019-08-28 21:16

| DRC ex-health minister questioned over use of Ebola funds Oly Ilunga, who resigned as DR Congo health minister last month, has been questioned as part of an inquiry into the use of public funds earmarked to tackle the Ebola epidemic, his lawyer says....
2019-08-28 18:16

| WATCH | In Ethiopia, a rehab centre takes on khat addiction Yonas Getu Molla started chewing khat as an architecture student, when he and his friends would munch on the leafy stimulant late into the night to help them study....
2019-08-28 18:16

Scientists Fertilize Eggs From the Last Two Northern White Rhinos A mother and daughter are the only two northern white rhinoceroses left in the world. Their eggs were fertilized using sperm from males who have died....
2019-08-28 16:48

| Sudan urges UN to withdraw all peacekeepers by June 2020 Sudan has called on the United Nations Security Council to lift its suspension of troop withdrawals and ensure all peacekeepers leave Darfur by June 2020....
2019-08-28 10:00

| Amnesty slams Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa over 'ruthless' rights crackdown Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has led a "ruthless" and systematic crackdown on human rights during his first year in office, according to an Amnesty International report on Monday....
2019-08-28 02:32

| DR Congo unveils new government after months-long delay Nearly eight months after former opposition chief Felix Tshisekedi was elected president, the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday unveiled a coalition government dominated by supporters of his predecessor, Joseph Kabila....
2019-08-28 02:32

| British envoy to Zambia blasts govt over graft in leaving speech Britain's outgoing ambassador to Zambia on Tuesday denounced "rampant corruption" in the southern African nation and said donors were right to slash aid....
2019-08-28 02:32

| Zimbabwe leader blasts conservation watchdog over ivory trade Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has lambasted the regulator of global wildlife trade CITES over the continued ban in international ivory trade....
2019-08-28 02:32

Sudanese ex-president looks for a get-out-of-jail pass in corruption trial Deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir is hoping to be released from jail on bail while he awaits his fate in a corruption trial that has captivated the country....
2019-08-27 16:48

Life-size statue of Zimbabwean scholar unveiled in New York A life-size statue of 10 women media including mogul Oprah Winfrey, Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett was unveiled in New York Monday. Among them is a Zimbabwean scholar who was denied education growing up because of her gender....
2019-08-27 16:48

Uganda Airlines relaunches nearly 20 years after it vanished After a delay to flights that lasted nearly 20 years, Uganda Airlines has once again taken to the skies above Africa, restoring its status as the country's national carrier....
2019-08-27 16:48

Rescued trafficked women held in 'abhorrent' conditions in Nigerian shelters, new report says When Adaura was promised a job as a domestic worker in Libya, she jumped on it but little did she know that she would end up in a sex trafficking ring where she would endure years of physical and sexual abuse. ...
2019-08-27 16:48

Sudan: New political transition, bolstered by peacebuilding, could bring long-term stability to Darfur, Security Council told “Important developments” under way in Sudan since midsummer, including a pledge to end the country’s outstanding conflicts, and the establishment of a new transitional government, could serve to edge the country’s people closer to stability, Under-Se...
2019-08-27 00:32

African Champions League: Former winners Orlando Pirates suffer shock exit Former winners Orlando Pirates suffer an early exit from the African Champions League as Zamalek, Mamelodi Sundowns, and Etoile du Sahel all ease through....
2019-08-25 15:00

| Bashir lawyers seek release on bail as corruption trial continues Sudan's deposed President Omar al-Bashir has appeared in court for the second hearing of his corruption trial, during which his legal team asked for his release on bail....
2019-08-25 09:00

| Lead pollution in Zambia town a public health 'emergency': HRW Children living in a central Zambian mining town are still exposed to high levels of toxic lead 25 years after the mine closed, Human Rights Watch says, as lawyers announced plans to take legal action....
2019-08-24 21:16

| Malawi court bans planned airport, border protests A Malawi court has ordered a ban on protest at the country's airports and border crossings as authorities try to avert new post-election demonstrations aimed at shutting down key transport hubs....
2019-08-24 21:16

| Zimbabwe union rejects govt pay deal as anger over economy grows The main Zimbabwe public sector union has rejected a pay offer from the government, which is trying to avert threats of strike action amid growing anger over the country's ailing economy....
2019-08-24 21:16

| Zimbabwean comedian abducted, beaten and forced to drink sewage for 'mocking government' A popular Zimbabwean online comedian and satirist has said she was abducted from her Harare home and beaten by unknown assailants, becoming the latest perceived government critic to be attacked in recent weeks....
2019-08-23 21:32

School closures triple in Central and Western Africa as education comes under fire A surge in “deliberate” attacks against students, teachers and schools in West and Central Africa has led to a tripling in school closures in the last year and left almost two million youngsters “robbed of an education”, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICE...
2019-08-23 19:32

South Sudan: UN rights experts see little headway on peace deal amid spike in local-level violence A United Nations expert group looking at human rights in South Sudan said on Friday that it is “deeply concerned” that, although the overall armed conflict has waned, there has been little progress in adhering to the peace agreement that guided the c...
2019-08-23 19:32

Ex-president cronies tried to break him out of jail in Sudan 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....
2019-08-22 22:16

Africa begins countdown to being polio free Africa has gone three years without a case of wild polio being detected, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, a significant milestone in the quest to eradicate the disease....
2019-08-22 22:16

| Somali state braces for election with risks to regional stability Somalia's southern state of Jubaland is under lockdown ahead of a tense election which has pitted regional authorities against Mogadishu and sparked tensions with neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia....
2019-08-22 17:16

| OPINION: Repression and dialogue in Zimbabwe: twin strategies that aren't working Emmerson Mnangagwa's strategy of coercion and dialogue has hit a series of hurdles. These include the continued opposition by the MDC and on-going scepticism of international players about the regime's so-called reformist narrative, writes Brian Raft...
2019-08-22 17:16

| Why the DRC Ebola outbreak was declared a global emergency and why it matters In mid-July the World Health Organisation declared the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a public health emergency of international concern....
2019-08-22 17:16

| Uganda, Rwanda leaders sign pact aimed at ending standoff The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda signed an agreement in Angola to end months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling....
2019-08-22 17:16

Traveller24.com | WATCH | Ghana draws African-American tourists with 'Year of Return' US preacher Roxanne Caleb blinked away the tears as she emerged from a pitch-dark dungeon where African slaves were once held before being shipped across the Atlantic to America....
2019-08-22 17:16

| WATCH | Could Africa's largest wind farm boost Kenya's green energy plans? Based in northern Kenya, Lake Turkana Wind Farm is now fully operational and could help the country to reach 100% green energy by 2020. Kwame Amoah Mensah reports....
2019-08-22 17:16

| 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....
2019-08-22 06:32

| 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....
2019-08-22 06:32

| 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....
2019-08-20 18:00

| 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....
2019-08-20 18:00

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....
2019-08-20 14:48

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....
2019-08-20 14:16

| 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....
2019-08-20 08:48

| 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....
2019-08-20 08:48

| 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....
2019-08-20 08:48

| 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....
2019-08-20 08:48

| 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....
2019-08-20 08:48

| 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....
2019-08-20 08:48

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....
2019-08-20 05:16

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....
2019-08-20 05:16

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....
2019-08-20 05:16

| 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....
2019-08-19 14:16

| 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....
2019-08-18 08:48

| 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....
2019-08-16 22:48

Displaced by DR Congo violence, survivors’ testimonies highlight brutality of armed militia Two months since hundreds of thousands of people fled violence in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN humanitarians warned on Friday that armed militia continue to make their safe return impossible. ...
2019-08-16 21:16

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....
2019-08-16 20:48

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....
2019-08-16 20:48

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....
2019-08-16 20:48

| 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....
2019-08-16 20:16

| 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....
2019-08-16 20:16

| 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....
2019-08-16 20:16

| 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....
2019-08-16 20:16

| 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....
2019-08-16 20:16

| 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....
2019-08-16 20:16

| 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....
2019-08-16 20:16

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."...
2019-08-16 18:16

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....
2019-08-16 18:16

| 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....
2019-08-15 04:16

| 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....
2019-08-14 18:32

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."...
2019-08-14 01:48

UN warns of spike in grave violations against children in Mali as ‘the new normal’ Voicing great concern over a sharp increase in the killing and maiming of children in Mali due to ongoing fighting and instability, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners on Tuesday, called on all warring parties to stop attacks and “keep them ...
2019-08-13 21:48

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....
2019-08-13 19:00

| 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....
2019-08-13 17:32

As Gang Murders Surge, South Africa Sends Army to Cape Town, and the City Cheers Cape Town has become one of the world’s most dangerous cities, and the government has deployed troops to quell the violence. Many residents welcome the soldiers’ presence, but worry about what’s next....
2019-08-13 12:48

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....
2019-08-12 21:00

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....
2019-08-12 21:00

| 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....
2019-08-12 19:32

| 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....
2019-08-12 15:32

| 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....
2019-08-12 15:32

FROM THE FIELD: ‘Eco-warriors’ fight climate change in South Africa Schools in South Africa have been designating students as “eco-warriors” as part of an initiative supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), to drive environmental and climate change awareness amongst the young and old in their communities....
2019-08-12 11:00

| 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....
2019-08-12 08:00

| 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....
2019-08-12 00:00

Three UN workers killed following Benghazi car bomb attack, as Security Council meets in emergency session, honours their ‘ultimate sacrifice’ Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday condemned a car bomb attack in front of a shopping mall in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which left three UN workers dead, and three others injured, with dozens of civilians also wounded. ...
2019-08-11 14:16

| 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....
2019-08-10 20:16

| 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....
2019-08-10 20:16

| 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....
2019-08-09 22:48

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....
2019-08-09 11:16

| 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....
2019-08-09 02:32

| 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....
2019-08-08 16:48

| 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....
2019-08-08 09:00

| 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....
2019-08-08 04:48

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....
2019-08-07 19:16

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....
2019-08-07 19:16

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....
2019-08-07 19:16

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....
2019-08-07 19:16

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....
2019-08-07 19:16

| 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....
2019-08-07 18:00

| 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....
2019-08-07 18:00

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....
2019-08-06 15:16

Ex-Zimbabwe President 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....
2019-08-06 15:16

| 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....
2019-08-06 14:48

| 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....
2019-08-06 10:48

| 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....
2019-08-06 10:48

| 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....
2019-08-05 23:32

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....
2019-08-05 21:16

Zimbabwean scholar named one of the most inspiring women in the world A Zimbabwean scholar will be honored with a life-size statue in New York alongside media mogul Oprah Winfrey, Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, and the popstar Pink for their work championing gender equality....
2019-08-05 18:00

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....
2019-08-05 18:00

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....
2019-08-05 18:00

Life inside the world's worst traffic jam Lagos, Nigeria, is an African boom city, no doubt. But traffic is so 'hellish' and gridlocked that it's taking a terrible toll on workers who grapple with commutes that last for hours....
2019-08-05 18:00

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....
2019-08-05 18:00

| 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....
2019-08-05 14:48

| 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....
2019-08-05 14:48

Sudan Factions Sign Agreement Paving Way for Civilian Rule Military leaders and pro-democracy protesters initialed a constitutional declaration aimed at ending months of bloodshed after the ouster of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir....
2019-08-04 16:32

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 t...
2019-08-03 23:48

‘Beyond reasonable doubt’, international court convicts notorious DR Congo rebel leader of war crimes The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday, found former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda guilty “beyond reasonable doubt”, of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, in the volatile Ituri district of the Democratic Republic o...
2019-08-03 23:48

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...
2019-08-03 23:48

| 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....
2019-08-03 23:16

| 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....
2019-08-03 19:32

| 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....
2019-08-03 14:00

| 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....
2019-08-03 14:00

| 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....
2019-08-03 14:00

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....
2019-08-03 11:32

| 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....
2019-08-03 01:48

| 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....
2019-08-03 01:48

Security Council gravely concerned by Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, demands immediate end to violence hampering response The UN Security Council on Friday expressed grave concern about the current Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and stressed the urgency of broad cooperation in the response, as “the disease could spread rapidly, inclu...
2019-08-02 23:16

| 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....
2019-08-02 04:16

| 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....
2019-08-01 21:00

| 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....
2019-08-01 18:32

| 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....
2019-08-01 18:32

African Champions League final: Caf to meet over Cas replay decision The Confederation of African Football says there will be meetings to discuss the Court of Arbitration for Sport overruling a decision to replay the Champions League final final....
2019-08-01 17:48

| 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....
2019-08-01 08:00

FROM THE FIELD: Turning waste into a business in the slums of Yaoundé, Cameroon The increasing volume and complexity of waste associated with modern economies is posing a serious risk to ecosystems and human health. Every year, an estimated 11.2 billion tons of solid waste are collected worldwide, according to the UN Environment...
2019-08-01 04:32

| 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...
2019-08-01 00:32

| 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....
2019-08-01 00:32

About 150 Migrants Drown in Shipwreck Off Libya 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....
2019-07-31 21:48

Tunisia’s Democracy Is Tested, and Pulls Through, After a President’s Death Béji Caïd Essebsi was “a tightrope walker,” guiding a fledgling democracy. The initial transition after his death has been smooth, though conflict lies ahead....
2019-07-31 21:48

| 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....
2019-07-31 20:00

| 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....
2019-07-31 20:00

| 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....
2019-07-31 20:00

| 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....
2019-07-31 20:00

| 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....
2019-07-31 20:00

| 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....
2019-07-31 20:00

| 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....
2019-07-31 20:00

| 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....
2019-07-31 20:00

| 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....
2019-07-31 20:00

| 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....
2019-07-31 20:00

| 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....
2019-07-31 20:00

| 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....
2019-07-31 20:00

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 assis...
2019-07-31 19:48

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....
2019-07-31 19:48

Easing ‘classroom crisis’ in Côte d’Ivoire, brick by (plastic) brick In an innovative partnership, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and a Colombian social enterprise announced on Monday that it had broken ground on a first-of-its-kind factory to convert plastic waste in Côte d'Ivoire into modular, easy-to-a...
2019-07-31 19:48

With Libyans now ‘fighting the wars of others’ inside their own country, UN envoy urges Security Council action to end violence Fighting in Libya “shows no signs of abating”, the head of the United Nations Support Mission (UNSMIL), told the Security Council on Monday, painting a grim picture of worsening humanitarian conditions, and warning that the instability and influx of ...
2019-07-31 19:48

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....
2019-07-31 17:48

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....
2019-07-31 17:48

| 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....
2019-07-25 02:32

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....
2019-07-24 23:48

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....
2019-07-24 21:32

‘Deadly environment’ plus ‘political and social’ obstacles hinder Ebola fight in DR Congo, Security Council hears The problems of eradicating Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not only medical, but also linked “to a variety of political and social factors”, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday....
2019-07-24 20:48

| 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....
2019-07-24 02:16

| 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....
2019-07-24 02:16

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....
2019-07-23 20:16

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....
2019-07-23 20:16

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....
2019-07-23 20:16

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....
2019-07-23 20:16

| 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....
2019-07-22 17:48

| 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....
2019-07-22 13:16

| 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....
2019-07-22 13:16

| 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....
2019-07-21 22:16

| 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....
2019-07-21 11:48

| 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....
2019-07-21 11:48

| 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....
2019-07-21 01:32

| 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....
2019-07-20 15:48

| 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....
2019-07-20 03:32

2 South African Presidents Are Called to Account on Corruption President Cyril Ramaphosa was accused on Friday of misleading Parliament about a campaign donation after his predecessor, Jacob Zuma, was called to testify in a corruption hearing....
2019-07-19 20:48

| 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....
2019-07-19 15:48

| 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....
2019-07-18 21:32

| 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....
2019-07-18 21:32

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....
2019-07-18 18:32

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....
2019-07-18 11:32

| 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....
2019-07-18 05:00

South Africa: Inside the football-mad township 'too dangerous' for scouts to visit In one of South Africa's biggest townships, football is an obsession. But its crime rate means talented players go unseen by scouts, who deem it too dangerous to visit....
2019-07-17 21:32

| 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....
2019-07-17 19:00

| 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....
2019-07-17 19:00

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....
2019-07-17 17:00

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....
2019-07-16 22:16

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....
2019-07-16 22:00

Ebola emergency meeting to go ahead as UNICEF warns of higher risk to very youngest children Ahead of a key expert meeting conevned 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 epidem...
2019-07-16 17:32

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....
2019-07-16 16:16

‘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,...
2019-07-16 08:00

| 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....
2019-07-15 19:48

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....
2019-07-15 17:48

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....
2019-07-15 17:48

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....
2019-07-15 17:48

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....
2019-07-15 17:00

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....
2019-07-15 17:00

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....
2019-07-15 17:00

| 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....
2019-07-14 18:32

| '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....
2019-07-14 18:32

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....
2019-07-14 11:00

| 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....
2019-07-14 01:32

| 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....
2019-07-14 01:32

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 Ed...
2019-07-14 00:16

| 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....
2019-07-13 16:16

| 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....
2019-07-13 16:16

| 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....
2019-07-13 16:16

| 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"....
2019-07-13 16:16

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....
2019-07-12 21:32

| 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....
2019-07-12 20:16

| 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....
2019-07-12 20:16

Mass measles vaccination campaign begins in Ebola-hit DR Congo province Health workers have started a massive measles vaccination campaign in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a region that’s in the grip of the second deadliest Ebola virus outbreak on record. ...
2019-07-11 16:00

| 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....
2019-07-11 11:00

| 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....
2019-07-11 11:00

| 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....
2019-07-11 11:00

| 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....
2019-07-10 21:16

| 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....
2019-07-10 13:32

| 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....
2019-07-10 13:32

| 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....
2019-07-10 09:48

| 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....
2019-07-10 09:48

| '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....
2019-07-09 17:32

| 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....
2019-07-09 17:32

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....
2019-07-09 12:16

‘Beyond reasonable doubt’, international court convicts notorious DR Congo rebel leader of war crimes, crimes against humanity The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday, found former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda guilty “beyond reasonable doubt”, of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, in the volatile Ituri district of the Democratic Republic o...
2019-07-08 20:16

| 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....
2019-07-08 15:48

| '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....
2019-07-08 01:48

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.'...
2019-07-07 20:48

| 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....
2019-07-07 19:48

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....
2019-07-07 15:32

| 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....
2019-07-06 22:48

| 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....
2019-07-06 22:48

| 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....
2019-07-06 01:32