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05/24/2019

Kenya's highest court upholds law making gay sex illegal In a blow to the LGBTQI movement in Africa, Kenya's highest court ruled Friday that a colonial-era law banning same-sex relations should remain in pl...
23:16, 05/24/2019

| Fears of Ebola pandemic if DRC violent attacks continue Health officials have warned that the second-deadliest outbreak of Ebola may spiral out of control unless attacks by armed groups on medical faciliti...
01:00, 05/24/2019

| Uncertainty grips Sudan weeks after Bashir's ouster Weeks after the army ousted veteran leader Omar al-Bashir, Sudan is gripped by uncertainty as talks between the military rulers and protesters on the...
01:00, 05/24/2019

Algeria and Argentina are officially malaria-free Malaria has been eliminated from Algeria and Argentina, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, an important milestone in fighting the...
21:16, 05/23/2019

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting Botswana has scrapped its ban on elephant hunting, citing an increase in conflicts between elephants and humans during the five years the rule was in...
21:16, 05/23/2019

| Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting Botswana, home to almost one-third of Africa's elephants, has lifted a ban on elephant hunting, saying the population had increased and farmers' live...
20:00, 05/23/2019

| Rwandan rebel leader pleads guilty to terrorism A rebel leader accused of orchestrating deadly attacks in Rwanda's border regions has pleaded guilty to terrorism and other charges, and admitted to ...
20:00, 05/23/2019

DR Congo: ‘No time to lose’ says newly appointed UN Ebola response coordinator  With the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s worst ever Ebola outbreak now in its tenth month, the United Nations on Thursday announced measures to st...
18:32, 05/23/2019

| Can Algeria hold presidential polls on July 4? Algeria's rulers are determined to hold presidential polls on July 4, seeing the vote as the only way out of the crisis that forced veteran leader Ab...
05:48, 05/23/2019

Britain Dealt Defeat at U.N. Over Its Control of Chagos Islands United Nations members voted 116 to 6 in support of a resolution demanding that Britain give Mauritius the Chagos Islands, home to an important Ameri...
05:48, 05/23/2019

Somalia’s population, international partners must be energized to sustain country’s ‘upward trajectory,’ says senior UN official Despite Somalia’s persistent security threats, recurrent political crises, capacity constraints and the difficulties in navigating political obstacle...
02:32, 05/23/2019

South Africa’s Middle Class Sours on Mandela’s Party, Tainted by Corruption President Cyril Ramaphosa is pushing to win back the support of black middle-class voters in Wednesday’s election, but many are outraged over the end...
00:48, 05/23/2019

‘Trust in Cyril Ramaphosa’? South Africa Election Tests A.N.C. Leader’s Strength Many question whether the president can outflank party rivals and root out the corruption that has come to define the party of Nelson Mandela, the Af...
00:48, 05/23/2019

A New Ebola Vaccine Strategy in Africa: Smaller Doses As violence makes it harder to reach stricken villages in Congo, experts plan to stretch supplies and to give the vaccine to everyone, not just conta...
00:48, 05/23/2019

South Africa’s Elections: A Weakened A.N.C. Clings to Victory The African National Congress was poised to keep control of the government, but widespread voter dissatisfaction looks to have led to its poorest ele...
00:48, 05/23/2019

| Main opposition warns against rigging in close Malawi vote Malawi opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has warned against attempts to rig the country's election, claiming he was leading as votes were slowly tal...
00:00, 05/23/2019

| Mozambique welcomes ex-minister's extradition Mozambique has welcomed South Africa's decision to extradite former finance minister Manuel Chang to Maputo, rather than the United States, over a go...
00:00, 05/23/2019

| Armed group kills more than 30 in Central African Republic: UN More than 30 people were killed and many more wounded when an armed group attacked villages in northwestern Central African Republic, the UN's peacek...
00:00, 05/23/2019

| US embassy disappointed by Masutha's decision to extradite Chang to Mozambique The US embassy in Pretoria says it is disappointed by Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha's decision to have former Mozambi...
00:00, 05/23/2019

| Malawi votes in tight three-way election Malawi polls have opened after a closely-fought election campaign, with President Peter Mutharika battling to hold off two serious rivals in a race t...
15:48, 05/22/2019

| How to beat Boko Haram? Treat women better, analysts say Tens of thousands of women have been freed from Nigeria's brutal Boko Haram fighters, but providing a safe future for them is critical to winning the...
15:48, 05/22/2019

| UN envoy warns of 'long and bloody war' in Libya The UN envoy for Libya has called for immediate action to cut off arms flows to the warring sides in Libya, warning that the ongoing battle for Tripo...
15:48, 05/22/2019

'I got death threats. My children got death threats' When Ugandan MPs tried to introduce life imprisonment and the death penalty for gay sex, a small group of activists spoke out. Victor Mukasa was one ...
13:16, 05/22/2019

Fin24.com | Nigeria keen to join Africa free trade zone, trade minister says Nigeria will sign the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement as soon as President Muhammadu Buhari approves an impact-assessment report he asked for...
08:48, 05/22/2019

| High-security Ebola burials spark dismay, anger in DRC People in Ebola-hit eastern DRC are struggling to come to terms with high-security burials that are part of a hard-pressed strategy to roll back the ...
08:48, 05/22/2019

| Angola to re-bury body of rebel chief Savimbi The exhumed body of Angolan rebel chief Jonas Savimbi, who was killed in 2002, will be reburied in his hometown next month, authorities said after DN...
11:48, 05/21/2019

| DRC must unite in Ebola fight amid 'high' risk of spread - WHO chief The World Health Organisation chief urged different political factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo to unite in the battle against Ebola, warn...
08:16, 05/21/2019

At least 8 dead and many missing after boat carrying Ugandan soccer team capsizes on Lake Albert Eight bodies have been recovered and many passengers are missing after a boat carrying members of a local soccer club capsized on Lake Albert in Ugan...
04:32, 05/21/2019

Sacrifice of fallen 'blue helmet' to be honoured with UN’s highest peacekeeping award In recognition of his “brave and selfless” action under fire in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)  ̶  saving the life of a fellow ‘blue helmet’ ...
19:48, 05/20/2019

Cambodia: Giving back to UN peacekeeping It’s an overcast morning, in South Sudan’s capital Juba, and growling thunder announces the start of some light rain. Standing in the drizzle in his ...
18:00, 05/20/2019

| WATCH: 'Rivers' of plastic block Kinshasa's waterways In the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital city Kinshasa residents are fed up of the 'rivers' of plastic waste taking over the city's waterways as...
19:48, 05/19/2019

| Egypt blackface sketch spotlights racism in region An Egyptian comedian has sparked anger by using blackface in a sketch and mocking Sudanese people, drawing attention to what experts say is a deeper ...
10:16, 05/19/2019

Nigeria Football Federation explains delay in paying coaches Nigeria's Football Federation says delays in paying coaches were a 'short-term' issue and admits Gernot Rohr has only received a portion of this year...
22:48, 05/18/2019

Guinea found guilty of age-cheating and disqualified from U-17 World Cup Guinea will not take part at this year's Under-17 World cup in Brazil after being found guilty of age-cheating at the recent U-17 Africa Cup of Natio...
22:48, 05/18/2019

| Violent kidnappings-for-ransom spread across Nigeria Aminu Magami, a taxi driver in northwest Nigeria, froze in fear when more than 20 gunmen stormed an expressway one night in February, shooting into t...
16:32, 05/18/2019

| Uganda media in court after Bobi Wine coverage Media groups are challenging a decision by the country's communications regulator to remove dozens of senior journalists from their news management r...
09:16, 05/17/2019

| Egypt's Sinai: At least 47 fighters, 5 troops killed in battle Forty-seven fighters and five Egyptian soldiers were killed during Egypt's ongoing military offensive in the restive Sinai Peninsula, where it is fig...
20:00, 05/16/2019

| Anglo American opens Zimbabwe's first platinum smelter Mining giant Anglo American has opened a $62-million platinum smelter in Zimbabwe, the country's first such refinery, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa...
20:00, 05/16/2019

| Egypt's Sisi hosts Abu Dhabi crown prince amid Gulf tensions Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has met Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the presidency says, amid rising ten...
15:48, 05/16/2019

Ethiopia's garment workers are the least paid in the world With a range of economic incentives like the freshly built industrial parks for garment manufacturing, Ethiopia has positioned itself to become one o...
04:16, 05/16/2019

Extinct species of bird came back from the dead, scientists find A previously extinct species of bird returned from the dead, reclaiming the island it previously lived on and re-evolving itself back into existence,...
04:16, 05/16/2019

French hostage says ordeal in Burkina Faso was 'hell' A French hostage, freed in Burkina Faso on Thursday during on overnight rescue in which two soldiers were killed, has described the experience as "he...
04:16, 05/16/2019

Kenyan president's office denies claims he is 'missing' after China trip The chief spokesperson for Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta denied claims Kenyatta was absent at public events after speculation went rife about his w...
04:16, 05/16/2019

At least 70 migrants drown in Tunisia boat accident At least 70 migrants drowned and 16 were rescued after their boat capsized near the Kerkennah Islands off Tunisia's eastern coast on Friday, accordin...
04:16, 05/16/2019

Sudan's Bashir charged for protestors' deaths Sudan's Public Prosecutor Office has instructed expedited charges be bought against former President Omar al-Bashir in the killing of protestors, acc...
04:16, 05/16/2019

Four killed in ambush on Catholic parade in Burkina Faso Four people were killed and a statue of the Virgin Mary was destroyed in an attack on parishioners during a religious procession in Burkina Faso, chu...
04:16, 05/16/2019

| UN demands Tunisia drop charges against arms expert The United Nations has rejected Tunisia's reasons for the arrest in March of a UN expert on suspicion of espionage and demanded that charges against ...
01:00, 05/16/2019

| Shots fired in Sudan ahead of crunch talks on ruling body At least eight people have been reported wounded by gunshots near a Khartoum sit-in , before crucial talks between military chiefs and protest leader...
01:00, 05/16/2019

| Feud between Rwanda, Uganda strongmen takes toll The people living on either side of the Ugandan-Rwandan border at Katuna never much considered the boundary: Children crossed for school, workers mov...
19:48, 05/15/2019

Fin24.com | Military stake stymies R57bn Zim platinum project A plan to build Zimbabwe’s biggest platinum mine at a cost of about $4bn, about R57bn, is floundering because a military stake in the project has det...
14:00, 05/15/2019

Under-20 World Cup: Nigeria omit Villarreal's Samuel Chukwueze Villarreal's Samuel Chukwueze is left out of Nigeria's squad for the Under-20 World Cup clearing the way for him to play at the Africa Cup of Nations...
17:16, 05/14/2019

| Ebola centre attacker killed in DRC Police and soldiers repelled an attack on an Ebola treatment centre in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo overnight, killing one assailant, a g...
14:48, 05/14/2019

| Sudan's Omar al-Bashir charged over 'killing' of protesters Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir has been charged over the killings of protesters during the anti-regime demonstrations that led to the end of...
14:48, 05/14/2019

| 'Terrorist' attack on high-security Niger prison foiled Authorities in Niger have foiled a "terrorist" attack on a high-security prison near the capital Niamey, Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum says on Twi...
14:48, 05/14/2019

| Sudan protest leaders say accord with army on transitional authority Sudan's protest leaders says they have reached a breakthrough agreement with the country's military rulers on transitional authorities to run the cou...
14:48, 05/14/2019

Sudan’s Former President Charged in Connection With Protester Deaths Sudan’s deposed president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, has been charged by prosecutors with inciting violence that led to the deaths of people protesting ...
19:48, 05/13/2019

Ayoub Abdellaoui: Algeria international an injury doubt for Nations Cup Algeria international Ayoub Abdellaoui is an injury doubt for next month's Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after being diagnosed with a heart problem....
16:16, 05/12/2019

| IN PICTURES: Surviving Cyclone Idai - Moms and grannies tell their heartbreaking stories In March, a cyclone ripped through central Mozambique. In the aftermath of the catastrophe, these mothers show us what strength, courage and resilien...
15:48, 05/12/2019

2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Matip absent as Cameroon name provisional squad Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf names a 34-man provisional squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with Liverpool centre-back Joel Matip a notable a...
04:00, 05/12/2019

Mamelodi Sundowns retain South African title on last day of season Mamelodi Sundowns finish above Orlando Pirates to retain the South African league title after a 1-0 victory at Free State Stars on the last day of th...
04:00, 05/12/2019

| Algeria protesters stage first mass rally of Ramadan Protesters thronged Algeria's capital for the first Friday mass rally of Ramadan, pressing their demands for reforms and the departure of key figures...
00:48, 05/11/2019

South Africa’s Elections: A Weakened A.N.C. Is Headed to Victory The African National Congress was poised to keep control of the government, but widespread voter dissatisfaction looks to have led to its poorest ele...
21:32, 05/10/2019

| Four hostages freed in Burkina Faso by French special forces French special forces have freed two French hostages, an American and a South Korean in northern Burkina Faso in an overnight military raid in which ...
18:32, 05/10/2019

After South Africa’s Elections, a Weakened A.N.C. Is Headed to Victory The African National Congress was poised to keep control of the government, but widespread voter dissatisfaction looks to have led to its poorest ele...
18:00, 05/10/2019

African elephants under continued threat of poaching, warns UN-backed report An updated assessment by a United Nations Environment Programme-administered treaty has confirmed that poaching continues to threaten the long-term s...
17:00, 05/10/2019

| Sudan protesters threaten civil disobedience after army delays Sudanese protest leaders have threatened to launch a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience after accusing the country's military rulers of delayi...
09:16, 05/10/2019

| Famine on rise in Near East and North Africa: FAO Famine is on the rise in the Near East and North Africa with more than 52 million people undernourished, most of them in conflict zones, the UN food ...
09:16, 05/10/2019

| US urges Sudan military to seal deal with protesters The US has pressed Sudan's military leader to reach an agreement with protesters, who have threatened a disobedience campaign unless there is a trans...
09:16, 05/10/2019

| UN shifts response as Ebola outbreak in DRC drags on The UN is stepping up its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in the DRC , now in its 10th month, and needs additional resources, Secretary General...
09:16, 05/10/2019

| Mugabe's tractors, trucks to be auctioned to pay off debts Farm tractors, pick-up trucks and combine harvesters from former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's dairy farm will go under the hammer to pay off de...
09:16, 05/10/2019

| Shark attack kills surfer off Reunion Island An attack by a shark has killed a surfer off France's Indian Ocean island of Reunion, the latest fatality in increasingly dangerous waters, emergency...
09:16, 05/10/2019

| DR Congo Ebola clinic in North Kivu attacked Dozens of fighters from an armed group known as Mai-Mai went into the northeastern city of Butembo in the Democratic Republic of Congo and fought wit...
09:16, 05/10/2019

A.N.C. Leads in South Africa Election, as Voters Give Party ‘One Last Chance’ The African National Congress was expected to win votes it needed to stay in power, but to fall short of the 60 percent threshold it has met since co...
19:48, 05/09/2019

Singer loses $3,000 wager as Liverpool defeats Barcelona When Nigerian singer, Kcee confidently made a bet of one million naira (approximately $3,000) with a Liverpool fan in favor of Barcelona winning, it ...
17:00, 05/09/2019

Zimbabwean scholar named one of the most inspiring women in the world The life-size bronze figure of accomplished Zimbabwean scholar Tererai Trent will be unveiled in the United States to celebrate Women's Equality Day ...
17:00, 05/09/2019

Chelsea transfer ban: Fifa rejects Premier League club's appeal Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says it will be "not be easy" to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City next season, after an unsuccessful appeal agains...
02:32, 05/09/2019

DR Congo: Ebola claims over 1,000 lives, Guterres commits ‘whole’ UN system, to help ‘end the outbreak’ Now in its tenth month, the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has claimed more than a thousand lives, prompting Secretary-...
23:00, 05/08/2019

Around 52 million in Near East, North Africa, suffering chronic undernourishment, new UN food agency report reveals  Hunger continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have worsened in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA), which is likely to affect ...
19:00, 05/08/2019

Caster Semenya wins race ahead of new testosterone rules South African runner Caster Semenya on Friday won what's expected to be her last 800-meter race before new testosterone-limiting rules go into effect...
16:00, 05/08/2019

In South Africa Election, Ramaphosa Faces Verdict From Disillusioned Voters Many question whether the president can outflank party rivals and root out the corruption that has come to define the party of Nelson Mandela, the Af...
11:00, 05/08/2019

In South Africa, the Election That Changed Everything When voters go the polls on Wednesday, it will cap a quarter century of transformation that began when a white-minority regime realized its time was ...
11:00, 05/08/2019

| Libya air strikes point to possible UAE involvement - UN report United Nations experts are investigating missile strikes near Libya's capital that were fired likely using Chinese-made drones and point to possible ...
22:00, 05/07/2019

Oil tanker explosion kills at least 55 people in Niger An oil tanker explosion in Niger killed at least 55 people, some of whom were trying to collect spilled fuel after the vehicle overturned, authoritie...
18:16, 05/07/2019

In South Africa Elections, A.N.C. Can’t Count on Black Middle-Class Voters President Cyril Ramaphosa is pushing to win back the support of black middle-class voters in Wednesday’s election, but many are outraged over the end...
15:16, 05/07/2019

| Libya conflict: Tripoli residents feel the pinch in Ramadan For Muslims, Ramadan is a month of mercy and forgiveness, but Libyans in Tripoli are worried if there is no ceasefire imposed it could become a month...
07:48, 05/07/2019

| Mali gets new government after protests Mali's president has named a new government after its predecessor resigned last month amid widespread protests over an upsurge of deadly inter-commun...
07:00, 05/07/2019

| Sudan protest death toll hits 90: doctors committee Ninety protesters have been killed in protest-related violence across Sudan since demonstrations against ousted president Omar al-Bashir erupted in D...
23:32, 05/06/2019

Fin24.com | South Africa signs for South Sudan oil block after $1 billion plan The countries signed an exploration and production sharing agreement for block B2, the second such contract since South Sudan’s independence seven ye...
14:32, 05/06/2019

African Confederation Cup: Renaissance Berkane to face Zamalek in final Renaissance Berkane of Morocco and Egypt's Zamalek reach the African Confederation Cup final after aggregate wins over CS Sfaxien and Etoile du Sahel...
12:48, 05/06/2019

| Brother of Algeria's Bouteflika, ex-spy bosses in custody An Algerian military judge remanded the powerful brother of deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two former intelligence chiefs on charges incl...
09:00, 05/06/2019

Algiers Dispatch: Algeria’s Turmoil Adds New Obstacle to Saving the Historic Casbah A plan to restore the Ottoman-era district offended some for inviting help from the French, former colonizers. But the famed warren continues to deca...
13:16, 05/05/2019

| Remains of nearly 85 000 genocide victims buried in Rwanda The remains of nearly 85,000 people murdered in Rwanda's genocide were laid to rest Saturday in a sombre ceremony in Kigali, a quarter of a century a...
00:00, 05/05/2019

Guinea coach Paul Put seeks second opinion on Naby Keita's injury Guinea coach Paul Put says he is seeking a 'second medical opinion' to decide whether Liverpool's Naby Keita can play at the Africa Cup of Nations in...
19:48, 05/04/2019

South Africa Voters in Dark on Who is Financing Elections With a pivotal general election this week, South Africans know little about how the A.N.C. and other parties are financing their campaigns. A new law...
18:32, 05/04/2019

2019 Women's World Cup: Ajara optimistic 'Cameroon can do better in France' Cameroon forward Nchout Njoya Ajara insists the Indomitable Lionesses will show significant progress when they compete at the Women's World Cup in Ju...
16:32, 05/04/2019

| World Bank gives $545m for cyclone-hit southern Africa The World Bank will extend more than half-a-billion dollars in grants for cyclone-ravaged southern African countries, its chief announced as he concl...
10:16, 05/04/2019

| Ebola death toll to pass 1 000 - UN The current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed nearly 1 000 people, the UN said, warning the "intense" spread of the virus...
07:32, 05/04/2019

| The village that keeps rising from the volcanic ashes Four years after the volcano erupted – razing everything in its path in Cape Verde's Cha das Caldeiras valley – the floor tiles of the small, rebuilt...
05:16, 05/04/2019

| What next for cyclone-hit Mozambique? Mozambique is reeling after an unprecedented two cyclones swept ashore within six weeks, wreaking havoc and leaving hundreds dead and tens of thousan...
16:48, 05/03/2019

Sudan dispatch: Bullets, Tear Gas and Love: Romance Blooms in the Midst of Sudan Protests After decades of rule under a dictator, a wave of exuberance has rippled across Sudan’s capital, the young are reveling in newfound freedoms — to spe...
14:48, 05/03/2019

| Two Shell oil worker hostages freed in Nigeria - police Two Shell oil workers kidnapped in Nigeria's restive oil-rich south have been freed, six days after they were seized by gunmen who killed their guard...
19:16, 05/02/2019

Ebola outbreak in Congo hits record with 27 new cases confirmed in a single day The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached a grim milestone, with 27 new cases confirmed in a single day -- a record for the ...
14:00, 05/02/2019

| Congo Ebola cases hit record for most reported in single day Health experts are expressing growing alarm about the number of people sickened with the Ebola virus who are never reaching treatment centres, allowi...
11:48, 05/01/2019

Gains by Abyei interim force can help advance resolution of border issues between Sudan and South Sudan, UN peacekeeping chief says The United Nations security force for Abyei remains essential to stability in the border regions between Sudan and South Sudan, the UN peacekeeping c...
02:48, 05/01/2019

Africa Cup of Nations: Fans backlash prompts a rethink of ticket pricing A backlash from Egyptian fans, including a jibe from Mo Salah, prompts the Egypt Football Association to reconsider its ticket pricing for the Africa...
02:32, 05/01/2019

Ebola situation worsening in DR Congo, amidst growing ‘funding gap’ UN health agency warns Strengthening both security and the Ebola response effort is essential to contain the growing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),...
23:48, 04/30/2019

Foreign workers kidnapped from Nigeria oil rig A Canadian and a Scottish oil worker were kidnapped by armed men off a rig in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta over the weekend, a military spokesperso...
22:32, 04/30/2019

UN aid teams scramble to reach ‘most remote places’ cut off by Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique With heavy rains expected to continue in the coming days across northern Mozambique, access to the most remote areas affected by Cyclone Kenneth “rem...
17:48, 04/30/2019

| Mozambique cyclone Kenneth floods north-eastern centres Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, have continued to pound Pemba and surrounding areas causing mas...
11:25, 04/30/2019

| 'Incredibly difficult' to reach Mozambique cyclone survivors Rains were still pounding northern Mozambique several days after Cyclone Kenneth, while the United Nations said aid workers face "an incredibly diffi...
11:25, 04/30/2019

| Death toll jumps to 38 after Mozambique's latest cyclone The death toll from Cyclone Kenneth in northern Mozambique jumped to 38, the government announced, as flooding and pounding rains hampered efforts to...
22:00, 04/29/2019

Nice's Algeria star Atal not for sale - Vieira The coach of French club Nice, Patrick Vieira, says Youcef Atal is not for sale after he becomes the first Algerian to hit a hat-trick in Ligue 1 in ...
19:32, 04/29/2019

Ivory Coast defender Bailly out of Nations Cup Manchester United's Eric Bailly will miss the final two games of the season and this summer's Africa Cup of Nations after sustaining a knee injury ag...
19:32, 04/29/2019

| WATCH: Mozambique's 2nd cyclone floods northeastern centres Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, have continued to pound the northeastern city of Pemba and surr...
11:48, 04/29/2019

| Zimbabwe deputy minister 'shaken' as plane hits bird, causing engine fire Zimbabwe's deputy minister of Land, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement was aboard an Air Zimbabwe aeroplane that suffered a mid-air m...
10:16, 04/29/2019

Locked up where suicide is still a crime Suicide is illegal in Nigeria and survivors often find themselves in jail at the most vulnerable moment of their lives. CNN's Stephanie Busari report...
20:16, 04/28/2019

These firefighters fought back after being fired for having babies After Grace Fosu and Thelma Hammond were fired from Ghana's National Fire Service they filed a lawsuit in the country's first gender discrimination c...
20:16, 04/28/2019

Mali's PM and his entire government resign Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga and his entire government have resigned, according to a statement from the country's secretary general ...
20:16, 04/28/2019

Meet the young activists shaking up South Africa The #FeesMustFall campaign created a new generation of political activists. But nearly four years later, how will they affect South Africa’s upcoming...
19:16, 04/28/2019

Kwesi Appiah: AFC Wimbledon forward has 'unfinished business' with Ghana AFC Wimbledon forward Kwesi Appiah says he has 'unfinished business' with Ghana and is 'very hopeful' he will be in the squad for the 2019 Nations Cu...
19:16, 04/28/2019

| Sudan's army says holding talks with all political forces Sudan's military rulers say they are communicating with all political forces to name a prime minister and form a civilian government "as soon as poss...
19:00, 04/28/2019

| Wit and grit: Algeria's sizeable youth lead fight for change Algeria's aging ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was driven from power this month through protests led by the nation's burgeoning youth, a political...
19:00, 04/28/2019

| Sudanese military invites protesters to talks amid tensions Sudan's ruling military council has proposed a meeting with the organisers of the protests that toppled President Omar al-Bashir after they suspended...
19:00, 04/28/2019

| SEE: Compulsory evacuations as Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall in Mozambique Compulsory evacuations have begun in northern Mozambique where the powerful tropical cyclone Kenneth is expected to make landfall, just weeks after C...
19:00, 04/28/2019

| Four emergency agency staff kidnapped in southern Nigeria Four Nigerian emergency agency workers have been kidnapped as they returned from an assignment in oil-rich Rivers State in southern Nigeria, security...
19:00, 04/28/2019

| Sudanese protesters delay naming of civilian government The organisers of the protests that drove Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir from power are delaying their announcement of a transitional civilian gove...
19:00, 04/28/2019

| Zimbabwe acquits 7 unionists arrested ahead of protests A Zimbabwean court acquitted seven leaders of the country's main trade union coalition arrested ahead of an anti-government protest last year, lawyer...
19:00, 04/28/2019

| Algeria protesters keep up pressure after resignations, arrests Algerian protesters have vowed to keep up the pressure on the regime left behind by Abdelaziz Bouteflika, staging a tenth consecutive weekly mass ral...
19:00, 04/28/2019

| Serious flooding in Mozambique in wake of Cyclone Kenneth Serious flooding has begun in parts of northern Mozambique that were hit by Cyclone Kenneth three days ago, after the government urged many people to...
19:00, 04/28/2019

| Mozambique families count cyclone cost Soaking mattresses, bent corrugated iron sheets, some wooden chairs and two slender chickens are about all that Assan Madal and his wife Maria Mendos...
19:00, 04/28/2019

UN chief welcomes establishment of inclusive government in Central African Republic United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the establishment in the Central African Republic (CAR) of a government in line with a...
18:32, 04/28/2019

UN condemns ‘unspeakable’ attack that leaves scores dead in central Mali The United Nations has strongly condemned the armed attack on a village in restive central Mali which reportedly left at least 134 people dead and do...
18:32, 04/28/2019

‘Revved up climate action’ needed to counter ‘prolonged’ and deadly storms like Cyclone Idai: Guterres Cyclone Idai and the mounting death toll is “yet another alarm bell about the dangers of climate change” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said o...
18:32, 04/28/2019

Mali’s ‘self-defence’ groups must face justice, after deadly intercommunal attacks Mali’s authorities have been urged by the UN to provide justice for the victims and survivors of attacks by so-called self-defence groups, responsibl...
18:32, 04/28/2019

‘Negative forces’ at work in DR Congo threaten ‘largely peaceful’ relations across Great Lakes region, says outgoing UN envoy The UN’s outgoing Special Envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region on Tuesday said countries there had made “important steps towards durable peace and s...
18:32, 04/28/2019

‘Race against time’ to help women who bore brunt of Cyclone Idai: UN reproductive health agency  As the full extent of destruction caused by Cyclone Idai across southern Africa continues to be assessed, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) ...
18:32, 04/28/2019

Central Mali: Top UN genocide prevention official sounds alarm over recent ethnically-targeted killings The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed on Thursday his deepest concern and strongly condemned recen...
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‘Address root causes’ of instability in Mali through ‘aid and support’ urges UN chief Appearing before the Security Council on Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that the only way to prevent increased violence and insta...
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UN chief hopeful for Libya, after Quartet meeting in Tunis Secretary-General António Guterres said he is hopeful for a solution to the eight-year long conflict in Libya, after a high-level meeting in Tunis, T...
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25 years on from genocide against the Tutsi, UN Chief warns of ‘dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance’ In a message to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi, during which Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were als...
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Sudan: ‘Exercise utmost restraint’ urges Guterres as thousands march in Khartoum, sparking deadly clashes With security forces reportedly firing tear gas at protesters and signs that there may be division between the army and security forces in Sudan’s ca...
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UN rights chief Bachelet appeals for dialogue in Sudan amid reports ‘70 killed’ in demonstrations Sudan’s authorities have an “over-arching responsibility” to protect protesters, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said on Tu...
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Niger population’s suffering ‘increasing with each passing month’: UN Refugee Agency An upsurge of violence in the south-east of Niger means that the population’s suffering is increasing “with each passing month,” a UN Refugee Agency ...
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‘Democratic aspirations of the Sudanese people’ must be met urges Guterres, following military removal of al-Bashir from power UN chief António Guterres said on Thursday that the “democratic aspirations of the Sudanese people” need to be realized through “an appropriate and i...
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Sudan military committed to ‘ensuring stability’ and ‘peaceful transition’ says senior diplomat, as UN rights chief appeals for protesters’ rights to be upheld Sudan’s military has an “overarching duty” to refrain from using violence against protesters and ensure that their human rights are protected amid co...
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From ‘dead on the inside’ to ‘truly alive’: Survivor of genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda recounts her story as UN marks 25th anniversary “Miraculously I had no machete marks” a survivor of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda told a solemn United Nations event in New York on Friday...
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Cholera surges, children in urgent need one month after Idai slammed southern Africa: UNICEF One month after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) appealed to the interna...
18:32, 04/28/2019

Violence on the rise in Darfur following Sudan military takeover, but UN-AU peacekeeping mission maintains ‘robust posture’ Security across the volatile Darfur region of Sudan has deteriorated since last week’s military takeover in Khartoum, the UN Security Council heard o...
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Libya: Heavy shelling and civilian deaths ‘blatant violation’ of international law - UN envoy  Heavy shelling overnight on Tuesday which hit a densely-populated neighbourhood of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, was condemned “in the strongest terms” b...
18:32, 04/28/2019

Service and Sacrifice: Ugandan 'Blue Helmets' support UN efforts to bring peace to Somalia A contingent of 530 Ugandan “Blue Helmets” (63 women, 467 men) is playing a crucial role in the United Nations’ efforts to help bring peace and stabi...
18:32, 04/28/2019

As fighting in Libya escalates, so does number of children ‘at imminent risk of injury or death’ In and around Tripoli, an increasing number of children are “at imminent risk of injury or death” two senior United Nations officials warned on Thurs...
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More than 3,400 classrooms damaged or destroyed by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, says UN Children’s Fund More than 305,000 children in Mozambique are losing out on lessons at school since the devastating floods caused by Cyclone Idai, which struck southe...
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Killing of Egyptian peacekeeper in Mali ‘may constitute war crimes’ Guterres warns, urging ‘swift action’ An improvised roadside mine which exploded hitting a UN peacekeeping convoy in Mali, killing one ‘blue helmet’ from Egypt, and wounding four others, ...
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Libya: Thousands seek shelter in health clinics from Tripoli fighting, UN warns Nearly three weeks since fighting began near the Libyan capital Tripoli, the UN health agency warned on Tuesday that “large numbers” of people are sh...
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Aid preparations gear up as Mozambique braces for second massive storm Emergency measures are being stepped up by the UN and partners in northern Mozambique, amid fears that another devastating tropical storm could batte...
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New Mozambique storm rips off roofs, brings lashing rain as aid response kicks in Tropical Cyclone Kenneth swept into northern Mozambique on Thursday evening bringing heavy rain and winds in excess of 225 kilometres per hour (140 m...
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ISIS Claims First Attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo Islamic State propagandists said the group was responsible for an assault that left eight Congolese soldiers dead. It was the group’s first Congo att...
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After the Storm, a Fight for Survival in Mozambique Idai was the deadliest cyclone to hit southern Africa in over a century. Augusto Brás and his wife, Amélia, lost their home and their son in the floo...
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Mozambique Cyclone Wiped Out the Nation’s Food. Now Aid is in Short Supply. International donors gave tens of millions to help Mozambique — a far cry from the nearly one billion dollars pledged to rebuild Notre-Dame in Paris....
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ISIS, After Laying Groundwork, Gains Toehold in Congo A recent assault on a military barracks was the first Congo attack claimed by the terror group. But there were earlier signs of an ISIS franchise in ...
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The Revolutionary Force Behind Sudan’s Protest Movement? Doctors A prescription for change: When Omar Hassan al-Bashir came to power in 1989, doctors were among the first to resist. Three decades later, they are at...
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The Son Protested the Dictator. The Father Helped Throw Him Out. Lt. Gen. Salah Abdelkhalig is now among the most powerful men in Sudan, having ousted former president Omar Hassan al-Bashir at the urging of protest...
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Weeks After Deadly Storm, Cyclone Kenneth Hits Mozambique Just over a month after Cyclone Idai left more than 1,000 dead in the region, Cyclone Kenneth struck the East African nation of Mozambique, where res...
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Cyclone Kenneth Lashes Mozambique, With Floods Feared A day after making landfall in Mozambique, which is still recovering from the effects of Cyclone Idai, Cyclone Kenneth destroyed homes and killed at ...
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Amid U.S. Silence, Gulf Nations Back the Military in Sudan’s Revolution As protesters and generals argue over who should run Sudan, the United States has been unusually quiet. Saudi Arabia and its allies are filling the v...
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Cyclone Kenneth Pounds Mozambique, Killing at Least 5 Three days after the deadly storm made landfall in the southern African country, torrential flooding led to power cuts and evacuations in a northern ...
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