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09/18/2019

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 ...
19:48, 09/17/2019

| 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 supp...
19:48, 09/17/2019

| 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 Septe...
19:48, 09/17/2019

| 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 ...
16:16, 09/17/2019

| 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 ...
10:17, 09/17/2019

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 ...
05:16, 09/17/2019

| 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 vo...
23:32, 09/16/2019

| 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 fo...
23:32, 09/16/2019

| 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 sp...
23:32, 09/16/2019

| 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 su...
23:32, 09/16/2019

| 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 ...
23:32, 09/16/2019

| 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 po...
23:32, 09/16/2019

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 sett...
21:00, 09/16/2019

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...
21:00, 09/16/2019

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...
19:32, 09/16/2019

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'...
19:32, 09/16/2019

| 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 s...
11:48, 09/16/2019

| 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 follo...
18:32, 09/15/2019

| 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 ministe...
16:01, 09/15/2019

| 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 te...
16:01, 09/15/2019

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 me...
12:32, 09/14/2019

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 h...
12:32, 09/14/2019

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 sett...
12:32, 09/14/2019

| 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 an...
02:32, 09/14/2019

Boko Haram Is Back. With Better Drones. After a decade of devastating war with Boko Haram extremists, they are now better armed than ever and have more sophisticated drones than the demoral...
00:32, 09/14/2019

Boko Haram Is Back. And They Now Have Better Drones. After a decade of devastating war with Boko Haram extremists, they are now better armed than ever and have more sophisticated drones than the demoral...
23:32, 09/13/2019

| 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...
18:32, 09/13/2019

| 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 civ...
18:32, 09/13/2019

Robert Mugabe, Even in Death, Divides Zimbabwe The family of the former strongman, who led his country for over three decades, sought a private ceremony. But the government wanted a public affair....
16:32, 09/13/2019

| 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 ...
11:16, 09/13/2019

| 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 fam...
11:16, 09/13/2019

| 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 w...
11:16, 09/13/2019

| 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 rep...
11:16, 09/13/2019

| 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 v...
11:16, 09/13/2019

| 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 S...
11:16, 09/13/2019

| 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 illnes...
11:16, 09/13/2019

| JUST IN | Mugabe to be buried in national 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...
11:16, 09/13/2019

At least 50 dead in train derailment in the Democratic Republic of Congo 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 h...
01:00, 09/13/2019

Jane Goodall Keeps Going, With a Lot of Hope (and a Bit of Whiskey) During her girlhood, Tarzan was her role model. When she realized how chimpanzee habitats were being destroyed, she turned into a crusader. At 85, sh...
14:32, 09/12/2019

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 kidn...
10:32, 09/12/2019

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....
20:16, 09/11/2019

| 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 a...
16:16, 09/11/2019

| 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 ...
16:16, 09/11/2019

| 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 relativ...
16:16, 09/11/2019

‘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, t...
06:00, 09/11/2019

| 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 N...
03:00, 09/11/2019

| 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....
22:18, 09/10/2019

| 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 ...
16:48, 09/10/2019

| 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-eq...
16:48, 09/10/2019

Majeed Waris: Ghana striker looks ahead after collapsed move to Alaves Ghana international Majeed Waris is 'looking ahead' following the dramatic collapse of his move to Spanish club Alaves, according to the striker's ag...
16:48, 09/10/2019

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 ...
16:48, 09/10/2019

| 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 r...
08:49, 09/10/2019

| 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...
05:48, 09/10/2019

| 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...
05:48, 09/10/2019

| 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 Af...
05:48, 09/10/2019

| 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 count...
05:48, 09/10/2019

| 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...
05:48, 09/10/2019

| 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 la...
05:48, 09/10/2019

| 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 w...
05:48, 09/10/2019

| 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...
05:48, 09/10/2019

| 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, s...
05:48, 09/10/2019

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...
01:48, 09/10/2019

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 de...
20:16, 09/09/2019

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 impoverishe...
20:16, 09/09/2019

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 ...
03:16, 09/09/2019

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....
01:48, 09/09/2019

| 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 t...
17:16, 09/08/2019

| 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 ...
17:16, 09/08/2019

| 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 interro...
19:01, 09/07/2019

| 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 Sen...
19:01, 09/07/2019

| '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 ...
19:01, 09/07/2019

| 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 in...
19:01, 09/07/2019

| 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 s...
08:00, 09/07/2019

| 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 solidarit...
08:00, 09/07/2019

| 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 Zimbab...
08:00, 09/07/2019

Mugabe’s Reign Began With Bob Marley and Good Schools. Despotism Soon Followed. Robert Mugabe transformed from a hero of Africa’s liberation — and a self-proclaimed champion of universal suffrage — into a tyrant. Our writer was t...
06:00, 09/07/2019

| 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 Mar...
16:48, 09/06/2019

| 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 d...
16:48, 09/06/2019

| 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 a...
16:48, 09/06/2019

| 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...
16:48, 09/06/2019

| 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 Zimbabwea...
16:48, 09/06/2019

| 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...
16:48, 09/06/2019

| 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...
16:48, 09/06/2019

| 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 co...
16:48, 09/06/2019

| 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 s...
16:48, 09/06/2019

| 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 Antananariv...
16:48, 09/06/2019

| 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 wa...
16:48, 09/06/2019

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 athle...
16:48, 09/06/2019

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 c...
11:32, 09/06/2019

South Africa closes embassies in Nigeria, fearing reprisal attacks South Africa has temporarily closed its diplomatic missions in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria, fearing reprisal attacks against its citizens, an official t...
11:32, 09/06/2019

Live updates: Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's longtime strong man, dead at 95 Robert Mugabe, the founding father of Zimbabwe who ruled the country with an iron fist for more than three decades, has died, according to President ...
11:32, 09/06/2019

| 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 th...
09:32, 09/06/2019

| 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 ...
09:32, 09/06/2019

| 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'...
09:32, 09/06/2019

| 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 practitio...
09:32, 09/06/2019

| 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 businesse...
09:32, 09/06/2019

| 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 betwe...
09:32, 09/06/2019

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...
17:00, 09/05/2019

...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 c...
10:32, 09/05/2019

Libyans continue ‘spilling their blood on the battlefield’ as fight for Tripoli rages on It is five months to the day since the forces of the self-styled Libyan National Army launched an offensive to seize control of Tripoli, halting “an ...
00:00, 09/05/2019

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Fear rampant in Burundi, WHO on nutrition, Hurricane Dorian latest, Cyberbullying poll, Bachelet, one year on A recap of Wednesday’s main stories: UN rights experts warn ‘climate of fear’ rampant in Burundi; New health report on proper nutrition; One in three...
00:00, 09/05/2019

Central Africans ‘need our help now’: UN’s deputy relief chief  “Spikes of violence” in previously unaffected areas of the Central African Republic (CAR) have prompted new displacement, the United Nations Deputy E...
00:00, 09/05/2019

| 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 abl...
23:00, 09/04/2019

| 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 deman...
23:00, 09/04/2019

| 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 di...
21:01, 09/04/2019

| 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 econo...
21:01, 09/04/2019

| '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 incr...
21:01, 09/04/2019

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 t...
10:32, 09/04/2019

| 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 d...
23:00, 09/03/2019

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...
22:32, 09/03/2019

Insecurity and violence turn Nigeria into a ‘pressure cooker’ that must be addressed, says UN rights expert Nigeria is a pressure cooker of internal conflicts and generalized violence that must be addressed urgently, an independent United Nations expert sai...
22:32, 09/03/2019

| 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 ...
22:00, 09/03/2019

| 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 ...
22:00, 09/03/2019

| 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 gro...
22:00, 09/03/2019

| 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 peopl...
22:00, 09/03/2019

| 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, af...
22:00, 09/03/2019

| '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 expr...
22:00, 09/03/2019

| 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 ...
22:00, 09/03/2019

| 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...
22:00, 09/03/2019

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 Frid...
09:32, 09/03/2019

| 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 disa...
18:00, 09/02/2019

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...
13:00, 09/02/2019

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 ...
10:00, 09/02/2019

| 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 Wildlif...
01:16, 09/02/2019

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 th...
22:48, 09/01/2019

| 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 rhi...
15:48, 09/01/2019

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), whe...
18:48, 08/31/2019

| 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...
15:48, 08/31/2019

Sudan Court Formally Indicts Al-Bashir on Corruption Charges Former President Omar al-Bashir, questioned in court for the first time, said he had received tens of millions of dollars from the Saudi crown prince...
14:48, 08/31/2019

| 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 transition...
13:16, 08/31/2019

| 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 ...
13:16, 08/31/2019

| 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 ye...
13:16, 08/31/2019

| 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 outb...
13:16, 08/31/2019

| 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 m...
13:16, 08/31/2019

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 cou...
07:48, 08/31/2019

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 Frid...
07:48, 08/31/2019

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 h...
23:16, 08/30/2019

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 me...
20:16, 08/30/2019

| 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...
21:48, 08/29/2019

| 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 tot...
17:48, 08/29/2019

| 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 s...
17:48, 08/29/2019

| Japan PM warns Africa about debt as China grows presence Japan's prime minister warned African leaders against accumulating too much debt, in an apparent reference to Chinese infrastructure projects that so...
17:48, 08/29/2019

Wednesday's Daily Brief: Guterres talks technology for Africa’s development, ‘extinction crisis’ prompts stronger wildlife protection, Greta Thunberg reaches New York, funding shortfalls in Iraq, a positive step for Indigenous women A recap of Wednesday’s stories: Secretary-General António Guterres says ‘winds of hope are blowing ever stronger’ for Africa’s development; Swedish c...
10:48, 08/29/2019

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 Wednes...
21:16, 08/28/2019

| 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 ...
16:48, 08/28/2019

| 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 ...
16:48, 08/28/2019

| 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 h...
16:48, 08/28/2019

| 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 a...
02:16, 08/28/2019

| 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 coali...
02:16, 08/28/2019

| 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 ...
02:16, 08/28/2019

| 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 trad...
02:16, 08/28/2019

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 captivat...
17:48, 08/27/2019

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....
17:48, 08/27/2019

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 cou...
17:48, 08/27/2019

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 rin...
17:48, 08/27/2019

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 ...
12:16, 08/27/2019

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 thr...
17:48, 08/25/2019

| 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 an...
15:16, 08/25/2019

| 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 ...
15:16, 08/25/2019

| 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 demonstrati...
16:48, 08/24/2019

| 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 sa...
10:16, 08/24/2019

| 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 lates...
19:48, 08/23/2019

| 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, po...
19:16, 08/22/2019

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 ac...
19:16, 08/22/2019

| 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 M...
19:16, 08/22/2019

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 back...
15:16, 08/22/2019

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 ...
15:16, 08/22/2019

| 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 ...
14:16, 08/22/2019

| 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 sc...
14:16, 08/22/2019

| 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 internat...
14:16, 08/22/2019

Somalia security remains a concern, head of UN Mission warns Security Council Despite “encouraging” developments, insecurity across Somalia remains a serious concern, James Swan, head of the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), warne...
00:48, 08/22/2019

| Zimbabwe bans third opposition protest Zimbabwean police have outlawed anti-government protests that had been scheduled to take place on Tuesday in Gweru, the country's third largest city,...
10:16, 08/21/2019

| Sudan forms sovereign council to lead transition: spokesperson Sudan's generals and opposition alliance on have formed a sovereign council that will head the country during its three-year transition to civilian r...
10:16, 08/21/2019

The ex-Sudanese president's cronies tried to break him out of jail ahead of his trial Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir appeared in a Khartoum court for the first day of his high-profile corruption trial on Monday, against a back...
04:16, 08/21/2019

| Cameroon anglophone separatist leader gets life sentence - lawyers A military court in Cameroon has handed down life sentences to the head of the country's anglophone separatist movement, Julius Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, and...
16:48, 08/20/2019

| Foreigners arrested with ivory bracelets at Kenyan airport A Spanish woman has become the second foreigner in a week to be arrested at Kenya's international airport for wearing an ivory bangle, the wildlife s...
11:00, 08/20/2019

| Ebola kills boy aged 7 in DR Congo's South Kivu A child has died from Ebola in DR Congo's South Kivu, health authorities have said, the second person to succumb to the virus since the epidemic spre...
09:32, 08/20/2019

Guterres pledges UN support to Sudan after military and civilian opposition reach deal on transitional government UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday congratulated the people of Sudan after the military council and civilian opposition alliance agree...
02:32, 08/20/2019

Sudan just got a step closer to full democracy. Big obstacles remain After almost nine months of violence and wrangling, Sudan came a step closer to a civilian government on Saturday when opposition leaders and militar...
23:32, 08/19/2019

Kenyan governor revealed a lawmaker's affair at his funeral. Now he's set up a hotline to out deadbeat politician dads The governor of Nairobi has ignited an explosive debate amongst Kenyans over the issue of children born out of wedlock to powerful politicians and th...
23:32, 08/19/2019

Violence escalates in Zimbabwe over banned protests Tensions between Zimbabwe's main opposition party and President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government escalated into violence in the country's capital on F...
23:32, 08/19/2019

| Chad declares emergency in east after dozens die in ethnic violence Chad's President Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces, authorising summary shootings to "save the majority", after viol...
22:00, 08/19/2019

| Sudan's Bashir 'got $90m from Saudi royals' Omar al-Bashir received $90 million in cash from Saudi royals, an investigator told a court at the opening Monday of the deposed Sudanese strongman's...
22:00, 08/19/2019

| Zimbabwe deploys security forces over banned march Troops and police were out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo on Monday blocking a planned opposition march, three days after brutally di...
22:00, 08/19/2019

| Mugabe VP flees Zimbabwe anti-corruption probe Zimbabwe's former vice president on Monday fled from anti-corruption questioning after he was summoned over alleged criminal abuse of office, offici...
22:00, 08/19/2019

FROM THE FIELD: Green wall of opportunities grows in the Sahel An ambitious plan has got underway to plant a band of trees across the Sahel region of Africa, to hold back desertification and combat climate change...
18:00, 08/19/2019

Support Mali reconciliation efforts ‘in whatever way possible’, urges UN expert Reconciliation initiatives in central Mali, to bring together local leaders and end ongoing violence, have been welcomed by the UN Independent Expert...
18:00, 08/19/2019

| Mozambique's Renamo says members attacked after peace deal Mozambique's former rebel group-turned-opposition party Renamo on Friday said its members came under attack just days after the signing of a historic...
17:00, 08/19/2019

| Towards a new era: What is in Sudan's landmark pact A 39-month political transition, a civilian-majority ruling council, guarantees of basic rights - Sudan's constitutional declaration seeks to turn th...
17:00, 08/19/2019

| WATCH | Zimbabwe deploys security forces to prevent banned march in Bulawayo Security forces and police are out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo to prevent a planned opposition march, days after brutally dispersi...
17:00, 08/19/2019

Terrorism survivors: ‘I lived in fear that I would be killed’ To mark the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism this coming Wednesday, UN News travelled to Chad and the Far ...
19:32, 08/17/2019

| Nigerian boy stages own kidnap, demands father pay ransom A 15-year-old Nigerian boy has been arrested for demanding a ransom from his father after staging his own kidnap with his friends in central city of ...
05:00, 08/17/2019

| Zimbabwe police beat protesters defying 'rogue' government Riot police in Zimbabwe on Friday fired teargas and beat demonstrators who defied a protest ban, as the opposition accused President Emmerson Mnangag...
05:00, 08/17/2019

A Nigerian woman was arrested after beating a boy and locking him in a dog cage A woman who was videotaped beating a 10-year-old boy before locking him in a dog cage has been arrested in Lagos, a police spokesman told CNN Thursda...
23:32, 08/16/2019

Mother dies of Ebola in Congo A 24-year-old woman has died after contracting Ebola in the South Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the World Health Or...
23:32, 08/16/2019

Violence escalates in Zimbabwe as court rules against opposition protests Tensions between Zimbabwe's main opposition party and President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government escalated into violence in the country's capital on F...
23:32, 08/16/2019

| Activists 'abducted' ahead of Zimbabwe protests: rights groups At least six opposition and rights activists were abducted and tortured by unidentified assailants in Zimbabwe ahead of planned protests against wors...
18:00, 08/16/2019

| Sudan to launch historic transition to civilian rule Sudan's military rulers and protest leaders on Saturday are scheduled to sign a landmark deal reached after a bloody uprising which is meant to pave ...
18:00, 08/16/2019

| Police disperse crowd as Zimbabwe opposition calls off mass protests after court ban Opposition mass protests against deepening economic problems in Zimbabwe were called off after a court upheld an 11th hour ban imposed by the police....
18:00, 08/16/2019

| WATCH | Zimbabwe police fire teargas, beat demonstrators after court bans opposition protest Riot police in Zimbabwe fired teargas and beat demonstrators during a crackdown on opposition supporters who have taken to Harare's streets despite a...
18:00, 08/16/2019

| First confirmed Ebola cases in DR Congo's South Kivu province The eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu has recorded its first confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's year-old epidemic, one of which was a fa...
18:00, 08/16/2019

| WATCH | The 'gift' of Tunisia's delicate date palm drink As soon as the sun is up, people in southern Tunisia rush out to buy a glass or bottle of legmi, a coveted date palm drink that is too delicate to be...
13:32, 08/15/2019

Tanzania governor to create a database for married men to curb infidelity The governor of Tanzania's largest city has announced a plan to create and publish a national database of married men to protect women from "heart br...
07:00, 08/15/2019

Nigeria's president moves to stop funding for food imports Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the country's central bank to stop providing foreign currency for food imports, according to a sta...
07:00, 08/15/2019

| Zimbabwe's opposition vows anti-govt protests despite warnings Zimbabwe's main opposition party vowed Wednesday to go ahead with protests this week against the worsening economy, dismissing government threats to ...
02:00, 08/15/2019

Terrorism survivors: ‘The terrorists killed many people in front of us’ To mark the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, on 21 August, UN News travelled to Chad and the Far North Re...
18:00, 08/14/2019

| Lesotho officials’ cannabis ‘conflict’ Two senior Lesotho health ministry officials, who oversee cannabis industry licensing, are linked to a company that plans to manufacture medicinal ca...
07:16, 08/14/2019

YouTube is helping African music acts go global, here's how Joseph Akinfenwa, aka Joeboy, is one of Nigeria's fast-rising music artists. The 22-year-old went from singing in his bathroom to topping music chart...
23:16, 08/13/2019

Tanzania governor wants to create a national database for married men to curb infidelity The governor of Tanzania's largest city has announced a plan to create and publish a national database of married men to protect women from "heart br...
23:16, 08/13/2019

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 t...
14:01, 08/13/2019

Millions in Zimbabwe facing starvation, UN says More than two million people in Zimbabwe are facing starvation after a severe drought that affected food harvests, the World Food Programme said in a...
08:00, 08/13/2019

Police in South Africa arrest 560 foreigners in raid Nearly 600 foreigners were arrested in a police raid on a business district in Johannesburg, South Africa, police and government officials said Thurs...
08:00, 08/13/2019

| WATCH | Scientists hail promise of first effective Ebola treatments Scientists have said they are a step closer to finding the first effective treatments for the Ebola virus after two potential drugs showed survival r...
07:00, 08/13/2019

| Rocket fire hits Libya airport, breaking Eid truce Rocket fire hit the Libyan capital's sole functioning airport Sunday, violating a temporary truce between the unity government and forces loyal to st...
00:00, 08/13/2019

| Red carpet for Botswana investors Botswana has promised to roll out the red carpet for investors, urging them not to be discouraged by its small population from doing business in the ...
00:00, 08/13/2019

| Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship 'not allowed' to refuel in Malta Maltese authorities have refused the Ocean Viking rescue ship to refuel in their harbours while on its search and rescue mission off the coast of Lib...
00:00, 08/13/2019

| Eight killed in Nigeria jihadist attacks, say military Eight people, including three soldiers, have killed in jihadist attacks on an army base and village in northeast Nigeria ahead of Monday's Eid al-Adh...
00:00, 08/13/2019

| Tanzania fuel tanker blast: Death toll stands at 60 At least 62 people died and about 70 others injured in Tanzania on Saturday when a crashed tanker exploded while a crowd was trying to siphon off fue...
17:50, 08/11/2019

| Tanzania mourns 64 killed in fuel tanker blast Tanzania is in mourning, preparing to bury the dead after 64 people perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaki...
17:50, 08/11/2019

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 thr...
03:00, 08/11/2019

| Libyan government agrees to UN-backed Eid al-Adha ceasefire The internationally recognised Libyan government has accepted an offer by the United Nations for a ceasefire during the Eid al-Adha religious holiday...
15:32, 08/10/2019

| Elephant Path: A Story of Hope and War in CAR In the rainforests of the Central African Republic is Dzanga Bai, a remote clearing where a tall canopy of trees - full of the hum of insects and cal...
21:32, 08/09/2019

| Zimbabwean tourism minister sacked President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira on Thursday, a statement from Zimbabwe's presidency said, after she was detaine...
10:00, 08/09/2019

Police in South Africa arrest 560 'undocumented' foreigners in raid  Nearly 600 foreigners were arrested in a police raid on a business district in Johannesburg, South Africa, police and government officials said Thurs...
22:00, 08/08/2019

| Madagascar says remains of UK student who fell from plane now found Police in Madagascar said villagers had found the remains of a British student who apparently jumped from a plane after opening the aircraft door in ...
16:00, 08/08/2019

| WATCH | 'I came back alive': Escaping modern slavery August marks 400 years since the first African slave arrived in the Americas, but in reality the slave trade hasn't stopped: The UN estimates 40 mill...
16:00, 08/08/2019

This 9-year-old has built more than 30 mobile games Seated in a stylish living room of a home in a suburb of Nigeria's commercial center, Lagos, Basil Okpara Jr. is tapping away on his laptop keyboard....
13:00, 08/08/2019

Ugandan activist jailed over poem about a vagina A Ugandan feminist and activist reacted with fury and defiance after being sentenced to nine months in prison for publishing a metaphorical poem abou...
13:00, 08/08/2019

Tributes pour in for Zimbabwean playwright Stephen Chifunyise Stephen Chifunyise, the prolific Zimbabwean playwright and cultural connoisseur, has died of complications from cancer, his nephew Dennis Chifunyise ...
13:00, 08/08/2019

The body of teenager who fell from a plane in Madagascar found The body of a British teenager who died after mysteriously falling from a plane over Madagascar has been found, authorities in the country have confi...
13:00, 08/08/2019

Robert Mugabe under observation in Singapore hospital  Ex-Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is still under observation after a four-month stay in a Singapore hospital, Zimbabwe's President has announced....
13:00, 08/08/2019

Millions in Zimbabwe facing starvation after severe droughts, UN agency says More than two million people in Zimbabwe are facing starvation after a severe drought that affected food harvests, the World Food Programme said in a...
13:00, 08/08/2019

| Mozambique rivals hail 'new era' as they sign landmark peace deal Mozambique's government and the ex-rebel group Renamo have completed a long-awaited peace pact, inking a final deal aimed at ending years of conflict...
06:00, 08/08/2019

UN boosts humanitarian appeal to help tackle Zimbabwe’s ‘worst-ever’ hunger crisis With Zimbabwe now experiencing its “worst-ever hunger crisis”, the UN food relief agency has revised its humanitarian appeal to step up food assistan...
18:32, 08/07/2019

| UN launches new Zimbabwe appeal as millions face food crisis The UN food agency has launched a $331-million appeal for aid donations to feed millions of people in crisis-hit Zimbabwe, which is reeling from a dr...
09:32, 08/07/2019

| Mozambique government, rebels seal final peace deal Mozambique's government and the ex-rebel group Renamo have completed a long-awaited peace pact, inking a final deal aimed at ending years of conflict...
21:32, 08/06/2019

| What does Sudan's constitutional declaration say? Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Sudan's capital, Khartoum, chanting revolutionary songs and waving national flags after the country's...
14:32, 08/06/2019

| Ceasefire accords signed by armed ethnic groups in central Mali - officials Armed groups of the rival Fulani and Dogan ethnic communities in central Mali have signed accords to "cease hostilities", during a visit by the count...
14:32, 08/06/2019

| 1 800 dead as malaria 'epidemic' rages in Burundi - UN Malaria has killed more than 1 800 people in Burundi this year, the UN's humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola outbreak in ...
14:32, 08/06/2019

Imprisoned Nigeria's Shiite leader granted medical leave Nigeria's imprisoned Shiite leader Ibrahim Zakzaky has been granted permission to travel to India for medical treatment, a spokesman confirmed to CNN...
22:00, 08/05/2019

| Mugabe still in Singapore hospital where he has been since April Zimbabwe's ex-leader Robert Mugabe remains hopsitalised in Singapore where he has been receiving medical care for four months, his successor Presiden...
22:00, 08/05/2019

Mogadishu mayor dies after suicide bombing Abdirahman Omar Osman, the mayor of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, succumbed to wounds sustained in a suicide bombing in the city, the government said ...
18:00, 08/05/2019

Ugandan activist jailed for a poem about a vagina A Ugandan feminist and activist reacted with fury and defiance after being sentenced to nine months in prison for publishing a metaphorical poem abou...
18:00, 08/05/2019

19 killed in blast and fire after Cairo traffic collision At least 19 people were killed and 30 people were injured in multiple car explosion outside Egypt's National Cancer Institute, the Ministry of Health...
18:00, 08/05/2019

| WATCH | Mozambique sets up Ebola screening at Malawi border Mozambique on Saturday set up disease checkpoints along its border with Malawi as a precaution against any spreading of a deadly Ebola outbreak, a se...
12:32, 08/05/2019

| Drone strike kills dozens at wedding in Libya - reports At least 40 people have been reported killed and dozens injured after an air strike hit a wedding ceremony in southwestern Libya, according to media ...
12:32, 08/05/2019

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 Presiden...
23:32, 08/04/2019

| Mozambique urges opposition fighters to hand in weapons or risk being 'hunted down' More than 5 200 Renamo fighters are expected to surrender their weapons to the government as one of the conditions for upholding a landmark peace dea...
02:32, 08/04/2019

| Zimbabwe summons US envoy in protest over sanctions on diplomat Zimbabwe has summoned the US ambassador to Harare to protest US travel sanctions imposed on its envoy to Tanzania over his alleged role in a military...
02:32, 08/04/2019

| Sudan generals, protest leaders agree on constitutional declaration Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders reached a "full agreement" on the constitutional declaration, the African Union said on paving the way fo...
02:32, 08/04/2019

| WATCH: Mozambique sets up Ebola screening at Malawi border Mozambique on Saturday set up disease checkpoints along its border with Malawi as a precaution against any spreading of a deadly Ebola outbreak, a se...
02:32, 08/04/2019

| DR Congo tests 12 more patients for Ebola Twelve people were ordered to undergo testing for possible Ebola infection in Goma in DR Congo on Saturday, only days after three patients in the den...
02:32, 08/04/2019

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 s...
23:00, 08/02/2019

| Nigerian women struggle to raise children born of Libya rape She was only just 18 when she gave birth without a doctor in a Tripoli apartment, gripping the hand of her best friend who had come on a journey they...
20:32, 08/02/2019

| ANALYSIS: Turmoil in Africa’s ‘model democracy’ Everywhere you look, there is back-stabbing, defections, grandstanding and chaos. Joel Konopo looks at the disjointed state of politics in Botswana a...
10:32, 08/02/2019

| Rwanda reopens border with Ebola-hit DR Congo: Kinshasa Rwanda reopened its frontier with DR Congo after closing it for eight hours following a new case of Ebola in the Congolese border city of Goma, Kinsh...
03:00, 08/02/2019

| Mozambique govt, opposition Renamo sign historic peace pact Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo opposition leader Ossufo Momade on Thursday signed a landmark agreement aimed at formally ending decades...
03:00, 08/02/2019

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 C...
19:00, 08/01/2019

| Rwanda shuts border with Ebola-hit DRC - Congolese presidency Rwanda has shut its frontier with Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo after a third case of the deadly virus was detected in the border city of Go...
14:32, 08/01/2019

| Third Ebola case detected in DR Congo's Goma - medical source A one-year-old girl has become the third patient to test positive for Ebola in the densely populated DR Congo city of Goma, local officials have said...
14:32, 08/01/2019

| Corruption trial of Sudan's Bashir to begin August 17: lawyer The trial of ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges will begin on August 17, his lawyer has said, after the ex-president failed ...
10:00, 08/01/2019

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, a...
06:16, 08/01/2019

| One year on - What has changed for Zimbabwe post Mugabe? A year ago, with Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe out of the picture, the troubled African country seemed to have taken a turn for the better....
23:16, 07/31/2019

| DR Congo Ebola epidemic widens on eve of first anniversary An epidemic of Ebola in eastern DR Congo sharply widened on Wednesday, the eve of the first anniversary of the outbreak, with the announcement of a d...
23:16, 07/31/2019

| Mozambique leader vows to hunt down jihadist attackers Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi vowed Wednesday to hunt down and unmask attackers involved in a string of deadly assaults that have battered the co...
23:16, 07/31/2019

| Nigeria insists Boko Haram 'defeated' after 10-year insurgency Nigeria's presidency claimed Boko Haram's 10-year-old insurgency had been "defeated" but admitted that international jihadists posed a growing threat...
18:48, 07/31/2019

Congo Official Says 2nd Ebola Victim in Goma Has Died A man became the second confirmed Ebola case in the Congolese city of two million, and an official said there appeared to be no link between the case...
16:16, 07/31/2019

| Renamo fighters start disarming as part of Mozambique peace deal Mozambique's main opposition party and former rebel movement Renamo began disarming members of its armed wing as part of a prospective peace deal tha...
09:16, 07/31/2019

| School students shot dead at Sudan rally ahead of talks Four Sudanese school students are among five demonstrators shot dead during a rally against shortages of bread and fuel, a day before protest leaders...
02:48, 07/31/2019

| South African kidnapped in DR Congo - army A South African and a Zimbabwean working for Canadian gold mining firm Banro have been kidnapped in DR Congo's restive east, an army spokesperson say...
02:48, 07/31/2019

| Sudan talks cancelled as teenagers' killing triggers outrage Sudanese protest leaders cancelled planned talks with the country's ruling generals as hundreds of schoolchildren demonstrated in Khartoum against th...
02:48, 07/31/2019

| Two Somali refugees charged with plans to join Islamic State group The US Justice Department announced the arrest of two refugees from Somalia who were allegedly planning to travel to Egypt to join the Islamic State ...
02:48, 07/31/2019

| Sudan shuts schools as pupils' killing sparks outrage Sudanese authorities Tuesday ordered all schools nationwide to suspend classes indefinitely after crowds of students launched demonstrations against ...
02:48, 07/31/2019

Killing of Student Protesters in Sudan Sets Off New Unrest, and Worry Four teenagers and an adult were killed in one of the deadliest episodes in months of unrest. The killings threaten talks to form a new civilian gove...
22:16, 07/30/2019

Snake chases Nigerian lawmakers out of chamber Lawmakers in Nigeria's Ondo state have postponed sessions indefinitely after a snake was found in their chamber, a spokesman for the legislators said...
02:16, 07/30/2019

| Death toll in Boko Haram funeral attack rises to 65 - Nigeria An attack this weekend by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral in the northeastern state of Borno in Nigeria has left 65 people dead, almost three times ...
23:48, 07/29/2019

Suspected Boko Haram Attack on Funeral in Nigeria Leaves at Least 65 Dead The Nigerian president directed the military to hunt down the perpetrators of the attack, which local officials attributed to the Islamist extremist ...
19:16, 07/29/2019

| Libya buries bodies of 46 migrants after deadly shipwreck Libyan authorities have buried the bodies of 46 migrants after they were plucked from the sea following one of deadliest shipwrecks in the Mediterran...
15:16, 07/29/2019

| Tunisians bid farewell to late President Beji Caid Essebsi Thousands of people have gathered in the streets of Tunisia's capital, Tunis, to bid farewell to their first democratically elected president, Beji C...
14:16, 07/28/2019

| Missing or murdered: the grim fate of Tanzania dissidents Some turn up dead or injured. Others are never heard of again: A wave of kidnappings in Tanzania that appears to target critics of the government has...
14:16, 07/28/2019

Turkish sailors kidnapped off Nigeria's coast Ten Turkish sailors were abducted from their ship by armed men off the coast of Nigeria on Monday, the co-partner of the shipping company, Ahmet Paks...
17:48, 07/27/2019

At least 6 killed in suicide bombing in Somalia The mayor of the Somali capital of Mogadishu was wounded and at least six others killed in a suicide bomb attack Wednesday on a government building, ...
17:48, 07/27/2019

| DR Congo rivals forge government pact 7 months after polls The two rival political camps in DR Congo Friday forged a pact on forming a government, six months after President Felix Tshisekedi took power from v...
16:16, 07/27/2019

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 sough...
13:48, 07/27/2019

| Under siege, Somalia moves to reform its army, pay troops Deployed in one of the world's most dangerous conflicts, Somali soldiers risking their lives daily against Al-Shabaab insurgents were growing weary o...
23:48, 07/26/2019

| More than 100 migrants missing off Libyan coast: IOM More than 100 migrants were missing after their boat sank off the coast of Libya in what might be the worst tragedy in the Mediterranean this year, a...
16:00, 07/26/2019

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi dies at 92 Tunisia's 92-year-old President Beji Caïd Essebsi died Thursday morning after being transferred to a hospital "under direct recommendation by his doc...
00:32, 07/26/2019

UN chief condemns deadly Somalia attacks on offices visited earlier by UN envoy UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Wednesday’s deadly terror attacks in Somalia, that targeted the offices of the mayor of Mogadishu...
21:16, 07/25/2019

Despite ‘considerable progress,’ Somalia needs help tackling political, economic and rights challenges, says UN expert Although Somalia has made “considerable progress” in its political, economic, social and human rights situation over the past six years, “there is mu...
17:32, 07/25/2019

At least 6 killed, mayor wounded in suicide bombing in Somalia's capital The mayor of the Somali capital of Mogadishu was wounded and at least six others killed in a suicide bomb attack Wednesday on a government building, ...
12:48, 07/25/2019

| Six dead and Mogadishu mayor wounded in blast at his office Six people have been killed and the mayor of Mogadishu wounded in a bombing at the mayoral offices in the Somali capital, the government says, in an ...
10:00, 07/25/2019

China is slowly expanding its power in Africa, one TV set at a time In China, few people have heard of StarTimes. But in Africa, the Chinese company is helping villages switch from analog to digital television and exe...
08:00, 07/25/2019

Lupita Nyong’o on Narrating a Wildlife Documentary The Kenyan-Mexican actress spoke to The Times about why she agreed to narrate the American iteration of the show, her favorite destinations and a few...
11:32, 07/24/2019

| Cameroon forces quash prison riot posted on Facebook Cameroon's security forces put down a riot by prisoners who ransacked and burnt a jail in the capital Yaounde overnight, witnesses told AFP on Tuesda...
06:32, 07/24/2019

Algeria wins Africa Cup of Nations champion Algeria was crowned Africa Cup of Nations champion for only the second time in its history, edging past Senegal thanks to Baghdad Bounedjah's early d...
23:16, 07/23/2019

Turkish workers kidnapped at gunpoint in Nigeria bar Four Turkish construction workers were seized by gunmen in a bar as they relaxed over drinks in a remote village in Nigeria's middle belt, authoritie...
23:16, 07/23/2019

Kenyan finance minister arrested in corruption case Kenya's finance minister has turned himself over to authorities to face corruption charges, just months after taking out a newspaper ad to defend him...
23:16, 07/23/2019

Protests turn deadly as Nigerian police clash with Shiite protesters Several people including a police officer were killed in clashes between Shiite protesters and the police in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Monday, polic...
23:16, 07/23/2019

| Six Shi'ites dead in Nigeria clashes over imprisoned leader At least six Shi'ite Muslim protesters were killed in clashes with Nigerian police in the capital Abuja, witnesses said, the latest deadly violence o...
21:16, 07/23/2019

Libya: Renewed commitment to Mediterranean rescues encouraging, but ‘overriding priority’ must be ‘lasting peace’, say UN officials The heads of the two key UN agencies championing refugees and migrants have called for an end to their “arbitrary detention” across Libya, following ...
20:16, 07/23/2019

| Ethiopia says army to take over security in troubled south Ethiopia has announced that soldiers and federal police will take over security in a restive southern region following days of violence that has left...
18:48, 07/23/2019

| At least five dead in Somalia car bomb attack At least five people have been killed and several wounded when a car bomb was detonated outside a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a security o...
20:00, 07/22/2019

With Guns, Cash and Terrorism, Gulf States Vie for Power in Somalia In a battle for influence, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have both sent money and weapons to Somalia. A secret recording suggests that militants...
18:48, 07/22/2019

| British Airways, Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo British Airways and Lufthansa have suspended flights to Egypt's capital, Cairo, over unspecified security concerns, giving no details about what may ...
11:00, 07/22/2019

| Nigerian president condemns killing of 37 villagers by cattle thieves Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday "strongly" condemned recent attacks by cattle raiders on three villages in the country's northwest that...
11:00, 07/22/2019

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

| DR Congo authorities ban Kinshasa rallies over tensions DR Congo authorities have banned political rallies this week in the capital Kinshasa because of tensions between supporters of President Felix Tshise...
11:00, 07/22/2019

| Ethiopia: At least 17 killed during violence over Sidama autonomy At least 17 people have been killed in clashes between Ethiopian security forces and activists seeking a new autonomous region for their Sidama ethni...
09:48, 07/21/2019

| Zambians march against graft in government Hundreds of people wearing yellow T-shirts rallied in Zambia's capital Lusaka - to kick start a campaign against corruption in President Edgar Lungu'...
01:00, 07/21/2019

| Kenya opens Africa's largest wind power project Kenya has unveiled Africa's largest wind power plant, a project aimed at reducing electricity costs and dependence on fossil fuels and moving the nat...
14:48, 07/20/2019

| WATCH: This 14-year-old's miniature football stadiums from around the world is incredible A 14-year-old student from Kinshasa is making a name for himself as a budding architect by building miniature models of football stadiums from all ov...
02:16, 07/20/2019

Don’t panic, support DR Congo in fight against deadly Ebola virus, UN health agency urges Ebola virus is just one challenge among many facing communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) sa...
19:16, 07/19/2019

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 t...
19:00, 07/19/2019

Wydad Casablanca: Moroccan club appoints Manojlovic as head coach Moroccan champions Wydad Casablanca appoint Serbian Zoran Manojlovic as head coach for the next two seasons, to replace Tunisian veteran Faouzi Benza...
13:32, 07/19/2019

| Morocco court condemns three to death for killing Scandinavian hikers A Moroccan court on Thursday condemned three Islamic State group supporters to death for the murder of two Scandinavian women beheaded while on a hik...
12:00, 07/19/2019

Nigeria's Amaju Pinnick is dismissed as Caf vice-president Nigeria's Amaju Pinnick is dismissed from his role as a vice-president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) and replaced by South Africa's ...
17:48, 07/18/2019

| WATCH | WHO sounds international Ebola alarm as risks intensify The World Health Organisation has declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the vi...
17:32, 07/18/2019

Caf Ex-Co 'almost unanimous' in backing move to bring in Samoura - Pinnick Caf's Ex-Co was 'almost unanimous' in backing the move to bring in Fifa's Fatma Samoura to work with the African football body, according to the head...
11:00, 07/18/2019

| SA not co-operating in arrest of genocide suspect - UN court The chief prosecutor of a UN tribunal accused South Africa of failing to co-operate in the arrest of a fugitive sought over his role in the 1994 Rwan...
10:32, 07/18/2019

How The Times Analyzed the Migrant Center Airstrike It seemed too outrageous that such a place would be bombed, but if it were true it might be a war crime. It was the middle of the night in Libya. How...
06:48, 07/18/2019

| Tanzanian press champion hopes prize 'lifts veil' on abuses A Tanzanian journalist awarded a prestigious prize for press freedom said he hoped the recognition will "lift the corner of the veil" on the plight o...
01:48, 07/18/2019

| DRC Ebola outbreak an 'emergency of international concern': WHO The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of internationa...
01:48, 07/18/2019

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: LeRoy criticises new timing of tournament Frenchman Claude LeRoy criticises the new timing of the Africa Cup of Nations, saying that top players arrive exhausted after a long European season....
19:16, 07/17/2019

| Sudan: 'Political declaration' after 7 months of crisis The inking of a power-sharing deal between Sudan's protesters and ruling generals Wednesday comes after seven months of major upheaval, including the...
14:32, 07/17/2019

French media giant acquires Nollywood film studio As part of its plan to strengthen its position in Africa's movie market, French media giant, Canal+ Group, has acquired Nigerian production studio, R...
02:00, 07/17/2019

Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria's coast Ten Turkish sailors were abducted from their ship by armed men off the coast of Nigeria on Monday, the co-partner of the shipping company, Ahmet Paks...
02:00, 07/17/2019

Blatter labels Samoura's Caf move 'colonialist' Former president Sepp Blatter says the decision to appoint secretary general Fatma Samoura as the 'Fifa General Delegate for Africa' is a throwback t...
00:00, 07/17/2019

‘We won’t get to zero cases of Ebola without a big scale-up in funding,’ UN relief chief warns Deadly, attacks on health workers in Ebola-hit areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including one at the weekend that left two dead, ...
23:16, 07/15/2019

Ebola Outbreak Reaches Major City in Congo, Renewing Calls for Emergency Order The year-old outbreak has now reached Goma, a heavily populated city near the border with Rwanda. The W.H.O. will ask experts again to decide whether...
19:48, 07/15/2019

Jacob Zuma Says Corruption Allegations Were a Conspiracy to Oust Him The former president of South Africa is accused of taking part in systematic looting of state resources by wealthy allies and African National Congre...
18:16, 07/15/2019

Esperance and Wydad lodge Champions League appeals Tunisia's Esperance and Morocco's Wydad Casablanca both lodge appeals at the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the decision to replay the second le...
17:48, 07/15/2019

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Nigeria coach Rohr in no hurry to decide future Gernot Rohr says there is 'no hurry' for him to decide on his future as Nigeria coach after the team's defeat to Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations...
17:48, 07/15/2019

Caf boss Ahmad paid expenses for same days but different countries Confederation of African Football president Ahmad received at least two sets of expenses, claiming to be in different countries, for the same nine-da...
17:48, 07/15/2019

| Pastor confirmed with Ebola as disease spreads in Democratic Republic of Congo The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern Democratic Re...
15:00, 07/15/2019

In Nigeria, your genetic makeup can decide if you get a second date First date questions in many parts of the world usually revolve around hobbies or favorite TV shows. But in Nigeria, the first date conversation is m...
11:16, 07/15/2019

South African set to be first black African man in space dies in crash Mandla Maseko, the South African DJ who won a chance to become the first black African in space has died in a motorbike crash, his family said in a s...
11:16, 07/15/2019

Libya claims UAE bombed migrant center with US-made jet Libya's UN-backed government has said the United Arab Emirates used a US-made F-16 fighter jet in Wednesday's attack on a migrant detention center th...
11:16, 07/15/2019

Congolese warlord convicted of war crimes A Congolese general and rebel leader known as "the Terminator" was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal ...
11:16, 07/15/2019

| 'What protests?': Sudan's desert nomads untouched by Bashir's downfall Not far from Sudan's capital Khartoum, the epicentre of an uprising that toppled autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir, dozens of camel traders are oblivio...
16:32, 07/14/2019

Malawi win, Zimbabwe lose - Netball World Cup round-up Australia record a huge win over Zimbabwe to go top of Group A and qualify for the second stage of preliminaries on day two of the World Cup in Liver...
13:16, 07/14/2019

| Eritrean cleared of being trafficking kingpin in mistaken identity case An Italian court ruled Friday that an Eritrean accused of being a human trafficking kingpin known as "the General" was telling the truth when he clai...
07:48, 07/14/2019

| WATCH: Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo, offi...
22:48, 07/13/2019

| Sudanese protesters demand justice for army crackdown victims Thousands of Sudanese protesters have poured onto the streets of Khartoum and other cities to mark the 40th day since the deadly dispersal of a sit-i...
22:48, 07/13/2019

| Aid pledges to cyclone-ravaged Mozambique inadequate - UN chief UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said funds pledged to help Mozambique recover the devastation of two successive cyclones "is far below what is ...
19:16, 07/13/2019

| Media freedom groups seek answers over missing Tanzanian reporter Press freedom groups have demanded answers from the Tanzanian government following contradicting statements by the country's foreign minister about t...
15:16, 07/13/2019

| LATEST: Foreigners among 26 killed, 56 injured in Al-Shabaab attack on Somali hotel At least 26 people, including many foreigners, have been killed and 56 were injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants ...
15:16, 07/13/2019

| Former Mozambique finance minister's extradition from SA halted The extradition of former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang has been halted, after it emerged that Chang enjoys double immunity under Mozambic...
15:16, 07/13/2019

Somalia Attack Claimed by Shabab Kills 10, Including Canadian Journalist At least 10 people, including a Canadian journalist, were killed by militant Islamists in an attack on a hotel in the port city of Kismayo, a Somali ...
04:00, 07/13/2019

Pledging ongoing UN support during visit to cyclone-hit areas, Guterres praises resilience of Mozambicans Determined children learning in classes without roofs, resilient women farming without tools or much land, and grateful people who survived a cyclone...
02:00, 07/13/2019

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Nigeria will ignore favourites tag, says Iwobi Nigeria will 'ignore' the fact many view the Super Eagles as favourites for the Africa Cup of Nations ahead of the semi-finals, says Arsenal forward ...
01:32, 07/13/2019

| Europe's ties with Africa must change - Ghana president Africa must change its relationship with Europe if it wants to become self-reliant and exploit rich resources that could transform the continent, Gha...
21:00, 07/12/2019

| Suicide attack at Somalia hotel followed by gunfire A car bomb went off in a hotel in Somalia's port city of Kismayuo where legislators and local elders were meeting, followed by gunfire, a police offi...
21:00, 07/12/2019

In aftermath of Libya airstrike deaths, UN officials call for refugees and migrants to be freed from detention “As a priority, we ask that 5,600 refugees and migrants currently held in centres across Libya be freed in an orderly manner and their protection gua...
18:32, 07/12/2019

| Nigeria sharia police arrest four over 'Facebook' wedding Four men have been arrested in the northern Nigerian city of Kano for allegedly carrying out a false marriage on Facebook, which the Islamic enforcem...
12:16, 07/11/2019

| No further Ebola cases in Uganda after June deaths - DR Congo Uganda says there have been no further cases of Ebola on its territory resulting from the deaths of two Ugandans who had travelled to DR Congo, the C...
12:16, 07/11/2019

| eSwatini bans 'witchcraft and magic' competition A competition pitting witchdoctors against each other in a battle of skills this weekend in eSwatini -- formerly known as Swaziland -- has been banne...
12:16, 07/11/2019

‘Nothing left to go back for’: UN News hears extraordinary stories of loss, and survival as Mozambique rebuilds from deadly cyclones As UN Secretary-General António Guterres arrives in the southern African nation of Mozambique on Thursday for a two-day visit, he will be surveying t...
22:48, 07/10/2019

| Internet on mobile services restored in Sudan, MTN subscribers confirm Mobile internet services were restored across Sudan Tuesday following a court order, weeks after the ruling generals imposed a blockade in the wake o...
22:00, 07/10/2019

| Grief-struck families of Sudan's revolution seek justice Amidst mounds of sand capped by handwritten signs naming the dead, Khadom embraces the tomb of her son, one of the more than 200 killed in Sudan's mo...
22:00, 07/10/2019

| Ethiopia jails critics in crackdown after killings: activists Ethiopia is using last month's assassination of high-ranking officials as a pretext to arrest critics with no apparent links to the attacks, internat...
22:00, 07/10/2019

| Tanzania continues clampdown with new restrictive laws that undermine development Tanzania's human rights comes in the form of sweeping new legislation, rushed through its parliament last week, that places new punitive restrictions...
09:32, 07/10/2019

| West Africa wealth inequalities reaching extreme levels - report West Africa suffers the most inequalities on the continent but many governments prefer to ignore problems despite economic growth, a report by Oxfam ...
06:32, 07/10/2019

| 'No to dictatorship!': Algerians rally on independence day Tens of thousands of Algerians have taken to the streets to celebrate their country's independence from France and continue calls for a new democrati...
17:48, 07/09/2019

| Zimbabwean opposition MP charged with treason Zimbabwean MP Job Sikhala, vice-chairman of the opposition MDC party, has been charged with treason for allegedly saying he wanted to overthrow the p...
17:48, 07/09/2019

Zoos Called It a ‘Rescue.’ But Are the Elephants Really Safe? Despite mounting evidence that elephants find captivity torturous, some American zoos still acquire them from Africa — aided by a tall tale about why...
14:00, 07/09/2019

‘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 o...
21:48, 07/08/2019

| 13 Nigeria civilians killed in air raid targeting jihadists - sources At least 13 civilians were killed in an air raid as the military repulsed a jihadist assault in northeast Borno state, residents and a security sourc...
15:48, 07/08/2019

| 'Game changer for Africa' as leaders launch 'historic' free trade deal African nations officially launched a landmark trade agreement at the African Union summit in Niger on Sunday, with the long sought-after agreement h...
02:48, 07/08/2019

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Mikel Obi admits this will be his last tournament Captain John Mikel Obi confirms that Egypt 2019 will be his last Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria and vows to help the team 'finish with the trophy....
22:00, 07/07/2019

| Long after Angola's civil war, its veterans are destitute "I was defending this area during the war," Domingo Seiala explains hunched over his rusted crutches - a constant reminder of the injuries he sustain...
19:32, 07/07/2019

Desabre leaves post as Uganda coach by mutual consent Sebastien Desabre leaves his post as Uganda coach by mutual consent after the team's Africa Cup of Nations exit, the country's football federation an...
15:32, 07/07/2019

| UN calls for Libya ceasefire as death toll climbs to 1 000 The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire in Libya as the death toll from a three-month offensive on Tripoli reached 1 000, including scores...
18:49, 07/06/2019

| Niqab banned in Tunisian government offices Prime Minister Youssef Chahed decided to ban the niqab Muslim face covering for women in Tunisian government offices "for security reasons", his offi...
12:34, 07/06/2019

In Sudan, a Secret Meeting and Public Rage Propelled a Power-Sharing Deal Just a month ago, Sudan’s protest movement appeared crippled. What led the military to suddenly agree to share power? Back-room negotiations, raw str...
03:32, 07/06/2019

Tunisia Bans Full-Face Veils for Security Reasons The decision came amid a growing effort to fight terrorism, and met with little public criticism. “Society is aware of the necessity of security,” an...
03:32, 07/06/2019

Afcon 2019: Why the heat is a hot topic High temperatures have been a big talking point at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt - but will the knock-out stages feature more goals now that the...
03:00, 07/06/2019

| Will Khama return to active politics in new party colours? It was expected to be known tomorrow whether or not Botswana’s former president Ian Khama will lead the charge in a bid to seize power from the gover...
02:00, 07/06/2019

| Algeria's ex-police chief detained in corruption probe - state TV Algeria's former police chief Abdelghani Hamel has been placed in provisional detention over alleged "diversion of funds and illicit enrichment", sta...
02:00, 07/06/2019

Sudan celebrates end of stand-off between military leaders and opposition Sudanese citizens took to the streets of the capital, Khartoum, Friday to celebrate a power-sharing agreement that could bring an end to a weeks-long...
13:00, 07/05/2019

| Fresh protests over disputed elections in Malawi Thousands of people gathered in the Malawian capital Lilongwe on Thursday to demonstrate against the re-election of President Peter Mutharika, which ...
11:32, 07/05/2019

| 300 migrants 'still held in Libya centre' hit by deadly raid Around 300 migrants are still being held in the detention centre in Libya where more than 44 people were killed in an air strike, the International O...
11:32, 07/05/2019

| Sudan talks enter day two as key issue still unresolved Talks between Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders, held after weeks of standoff following a deadly crackdown on protesters, enter a second da...
22:00, 07/04/2019

Eto'o calls for restructuring of women's football in Cameroon Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o says a competitive domestic league must be established in his country for the national women's team to progress at major...
21:00, 07/04/2019

Fin24.com | WATCH: Small farmers put Zimbabwe's coffee back on the map With companies like Nestle's Nespresso arm willing to pay a premium for Zimbabwe's Arabica coffee, small-scale farmers are returning to a sector that...
13:32, 07/04/2019

| WATCH: Burkina Faso - African dolls challenge barbie stereotype In Burkina Faso, the creators of African dolls hope that their toys will resonate more with the children of the continent than the typical blue-eyed ...
13:32, 07/04/2019

Libya detention centre airstrike could amount to a war crime says UN, as Guterres calls for independent investigation An airstrike on a detention centre in Tripoli that killed scores of migrants and refugees “deserves more than condemnation”, UN agencies said on Wedn...
23:16, 07/03/2019

Restrictions, unmet promises, unbridled violence in Sudan, a ‘recipe for disaster’, says Bachelet After nationwide protests across Sudan on Sunday, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday called on Sudanese authorities to lift restric...
23:16, 07/03/2019

| DRC president calls Ituri violence 'attempted genocide' President Felix Tshisekedi described inter-ethnic bloodshed in DRC's northeast as "attempted genocide" after scores of people were killed and tens of...
23:00, 07/03/2019

West African countries choose new 'ECO' single trade currency As part of its plans to make Africa a more integrated continent, leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have adopted the n...
18:48, 07/03/2019

At least 40 killed after airstrike targets migrant center in Libya At least 40 people have been killed and another 80 injured after an airstrike hit a migrant center east of the Libyan capital of Tripoli early Wednes...
18:48, 07/03/2019

Africa Cup of Nations: Tanzania must learn from exit, says Amuneke Tanzania's head coach Emmanuel Amuneke says the Africa Cup of Nations has been a real 'eye-opener' for the Taifa Stars following an early exit in Egy...
17:00, 07/03/2019

| Nearly 40 killed in air strike on Libya migrant centre Nearly 40 migrants were killed in an air strike in their detention centre in a Tripoli suburb blamed on Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who has been...
12:32, 07/03/2019

| Police rescue Nigerian president's in-law from kidnappers Police in the Nigerian city of Kano have said they had rescued an in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari from kidnappers, freeing him after a gunfight ...
12:32, 07/03/2019

| At least 10 killed in Nigeria fuel tanker blast At least 10 people were killed and more than 50 injured in central Nigeria when a petrol tanker crashed off the road and exploded as people gathered ...
03:48, 07/03/2019

Nigeria oil tanker explosion kills at least 50 people At least 50 people died, and 101 people were injured after they rushed to scoop fuel from an overturned tanker and the vehicle exploded in central Ni...
20:32, 07/02/2019

DR Congo: UN food agency triples aid in strife-hit Ituri province Food aid is being tripled for troubled Ituri province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to respond to what the World Food Programme (WFP...
17:32, 07/02/2019

| Tunisians seek 'transparency' on president's health Tunisian politicians and social media users called Monday for transparency on President Beji Caid Essebsi's health after he was hospitalised last wee...
15:00, 07/02/2019

| Sudan protesters call for civil disobedience on July 14 Sudanese protest leaders called for a one-day nationwide "civil disobedience" campaign on July 14, in an announcement a day after they organised mass...
15:00, 07/02/2019

| Somalia lodges protest after Kenya calls Somaliland a country Somalia protested formally to Kenya, the foreign ministry in Mogadishu said Monday, after Nairobi referred to the self-proclaimed Republic of Somalil...
08:32, 07/02/2019

| As economy flounders, now passports run short in Zimbabwe Zimbabwe's passport-issuing service has ground to a halt, officials said Monday, leaving many citizens trapped in the country as its economic crisis ...
01:16, 07/02/2019

| Mohamed Ould Ghazouani declared winner of Mauritania presidential election Ex-general Mohamed Ould Ghazouani was declared the official winner Monday of presidential elections in Mauritania that opposition candidates claim we...
01:16, 07/02/2019

| Tutankhamun sculpture's London auction sparks Egyptian outcry A 3 000-year-old head sculpture of an eternally-young Tutankhamun - the Egyptian pharaoh known as King Tut - goes under the hammer this week in Londo...
01:16, 07/02/2019

| 23 civilians killed in central Mali villages: mayor, security source At least 23 civilians have been killed in attacks on villages in troubled central Mali by armed men, a local mayor and a Malian security source said ...
01:16, 07/02/2019

| Huge fire razes more than 150 homes, kills girl in DR Congo A massive fire sparked in a house where a woman fried donuts near cans of petrol, has razed more than 150 homes in the eastern DR Congo, killing a se...
01:16, 07/02/2019

Wilfried Zaha: Arsenal submit opening bid for Crystal Palace forward Arsenal submit an opening bid of about £40m for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, which will be rejected because the Eagles value him at up to £8...
00:32, 07/02/2019

Tanzania 0-3 Algeria: Adam Ounas shines as Algeria top Group C Napoli midfielder Adam Ounas shines as Algeria finish top of Group C with victory in their final group game against Tanzania at the Africa Cup of Nat...
00:32, 07/02/2019

| Algeria arrests prominent war veteran Algerian authorities have arrested a well-known veteran of the war of independence against France, his grandson and media outlets said, after he repo...
18:00, 07/01/2019

At least 36 killed in Congo mine collapse At least 36 illegal miners were killed Thursday after part of a copper mine collapsed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official told CNN....
14:00, 07/01/2019

Thousands protest in Sudan, demanding civilian rule Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Sudan's capital Khartoum on Sunday in the largest mass demonstration since the deadly crackdow...
14:00, 07/01/2019

Kenya telecoms giant Bob Collymore dies of cancer at 61 Bob Collymore, Chief Executive Officer of Safaricom, Kenya's largest mobile service provider, died of cancer on Monday, the company announced on Mond...
14:00, 07/01/2019

| WATCH: Sudan protesters flood capital to defend 'revolution' 'Just fall, just fall,' Hadia chanted, her voice cutting through the din as a convoy of paramilitaries rolled past a mass of flag-waving protesters i...
13:00, 07/01/2019

Caster Semenya will not race at World Championships if she loses appeal Caster Semenya says she will not race at the World Championships in Qatar later this year if she loses an appeal against IAAF rules governing testost...
08:48, 07/01/2019

Africa Cup of Nations: Madagascar 2-0 Nigeria Madagascar produce the biggest shock so far at the Africa Cup of Nations as they beat three-time winners Nigeria to go into the last 16 as group winn...
04:32, 07/01/2019

| Five protesters killed as mass demos rock Sudan Five Sudanese demonstrators were killed Sunday as tens of thousands took to the streets to demand civilian rule in the first mass rally since a blood...
02:48, 07/01/2019

| Troops deploy as Sudan braces for mass protest Troops deployed Sunday in Sudan's capital ahead of a planned mass protest against the country's ruling generals, amid international calls for restrai...
16:16, 06/30/2019

| Night work: Power cuts add to Zimbabwe's mounting woes Zimbabwe's worsening electricity shortages mean power is often only available for a few hours in the middle of the night -- forcing furniture maker R...
10:32, 06/30/2019

| '10 steps ahead': Kenya's tech war on wildlife poachers Every morning, at the far perimeter of the wildlife reserve capped by Mount Kenya, a khaki-clad ranger meticulously sweeps the earth of animal footpr...
09:16, 06/30/2019

Africa Cup of Nations: Nigeria players' strike averted after payment The threat of another pay row by Nigeria players at the Nations Cup is averted after the country's football federation pays outstanding bonuses and a...
21:32, 06/29/2019

| Ethiopia on edge in ethnic heartland of accused coup leader As gunmen assassinated top officials in Ethiopia's Amhara region during what the government has described as a coup attempt, alleged mastermind Asami...
19:16, 06/29/2019

| Cameroon opposition leader kidnapped again The chairperson of Cameroon's main opposition party, Ni John Fru Ndi, has been kidnapped again in the English speaking Northwest Region, two months a...
19:16, 06/29/2019

Boycott by Whites of South African Restaurant Reflects Growing Sense of Grievance Many Afrikaners are spurning a once-cherished restaurant chain to protest its banning of a white man. The boycott has drawn “an eye roll” among many ...
14:32, 06/29/2019

| Sudan protest leaders receive new AU, Ethiopia transition plan The Sudanese movement protesting for the military to hand over to civilian rule says it received a new proposal for a transition drafted by Ethiopia ...
23:48, 06/28/2019

| Tunisia says 92-year-old president improving after falling ill Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi's health is improving and the 92-year-old is expected to be discharged from hospital soon, his office says, a da...
23:48, 06/28/2019

| 'Attempted coup' won't derail reforms: Ethiopian government Ethiopia has arrested 255 people following an "attempted coup", the government says, vowing the act of "treason" would not derail democratic reforms ...
23:48, 06/28/2019

| Rights group urges Sudan military to ensure safety during rallies An international rights group has demanded Sudan's military rulers guarantee the safety of protesters ahead of planned mass rallies and following a d...
23:48, 06/28/2019

| More than 250 arrested after Ethiopia coup bid - officials Ethiopia's security forces have arrested more than 250 people in a sweeping crackdown following a failed suspected coup attempt and the assassination...
17:32, 06/28/2019

| Nigerian president urged to sign African trade deal A special government panel has recommended that President Muhammadu Buhari sign Nigeria up for a landmark African free trade agreement, ahead of a ke...
13:48, 06/28/2019

| Thousands displaced by Boko Haram in Nigeria protest over food Thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram violence poured into the streets of the Nigerian city Maiduguri to vent their anger over food and medicin...
09:48, 06/28/2019

The forgotten crisis that has displaced 1.2 million people From the air, the camp at Bria looks like a small town, with warrens of metal shacks glinting amid the dusty red clay. And in many ways it is, an enf...
07:32, 06/28/2019

Gambia's ex-president Jammeh accused of rape Three women have accused Gambia's ex-president, Yahya Jammeh, of carrying out a series of rapes and sexual assaults while in power, according to Huma...
07:32, 06/28/2019

Madagascar villagers learn dangers of outdoor defecation The discussion with villagers starts early in the morning. Volunteers are invited to draw a map of their village on the ground with chalk. One woman’...
21:16, 06/27/2019

| UN freezes decrease of Sudan peace mission The UN Security Council has agreed on a four-month pause in the decrease of a peacekeeping mission from Sudan's Darfur region as leaders in Khartoum ...
21:16, 06/27/2019

| 16 dead in crush at Madagascar independence day event - hospital At least 16 people were crushed to death in Madagascar on Wednesday at a venue holding national independence day celebrations in the capital Antanana...
15:00, 06/27/2019

| Twin suicide blasts rock Tunisia capital Two suicide bombers attacked security forces in the Tunisian capital, killing a police officer and wounding at least eight people including several c...
15:00, 06/27/2019

Women's World Cup: Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon for team misconduct, offensive behaviour and fair play breaches during the Women's World Cup los...
09:32, 06/27/2019

Ethiopia PM says army chief of staff attacked Ethiopia's army chief of staff, General Seare Mekonnen, has been attacked, the country's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said in a national television addr...
07:00, 06/27/2019

| Gambian ex-dictator 'handpicked' women for rape, abuse, Human Rights Watch says Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh "handpicked" women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange...
02:00, 06/27/2019

| 20 000 migrants rescued from Sahara in three years - IOM Nearly 20 000 migrants have been rescued from the Sahara desert in Niger over the past three years, the International Organisation for Migration said...
20:48, 06/26/2019

| 16 militia killed in northeast DR Congo: army Sixteen militiamen have been killed in northeastern DR Congo, the military said on Tuesday, an area where ethnic violence has left at least 160 dead ...
08:32, 06/26/2019

| Egypt raids businesses over funding plot Egyptian authorities have raided 19 businesses allegedly tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and accused of funding a plot to overthrow the state, the int...
06:32, 06/26/2019