Top critic Uganda says 'undecided' about leaving ICC

2016-10-21 16:21

Uganda says it remains "undecided" about whether to leave the International Criminal Court after two African states this week decided to pull out.

Mozambique army destroys Renamo bases as talks continue

2016-10-21 15:15

Security forces in Mozambique have revealed that they have devised a strategy to “knock out” opposition National Resistance Movement rebels from their bases.

More African countries 'likely to pull out of ICC after SA'

2016-10-21 13:50

SA's decision to pull out from the ICC is likely to lead "more African countries into wanting to follow in its footsteps", a researcher at the Institute of Security Studies says.

How decent data can help African girls overcome second class status

2016-10-21 13:50

A number of African states are taking positive steps to combat violence against girls and child marriage. But social and cultural barriers can nullify national laws and strategies, writes assin Brunger.

Why African states have started leaving the ICC

2016-10-21 11:07

Two African states have made official decisions to leave to leave the ICC. Concerns are high that more African countries will now pull out amid accusations that the court unfairly focuses on the continent. Here's a look at what it all means.

Newly banned Shiite group in Nigeria appeals in court

2016-10-21 08:37

A newly banned Shiite group in northern Nigeria says it is appealing in court against the government decision that observers are warning could spark sustained violence.


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EU pushes for 'leverage' with Africa to curb migrants

2016-10-21 12:17

EU leaders called Thursday for greater efforts to apply the "leverage" of trade and development with Africa in order to curb migrant departures to Europe and speed up the return of those who arrive.

South Sudan rebel leader says he could return next month

2016-10-21 11:07

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he could return to his home country next month, and a wants fragile peace deal revived.

African economy to rebound in 2017 - development bank

2016-10-21 08:37

Africa's economic growth is expected to dip this year before rebounding in 2017 to remain the world's second fastest growing region after east Asia, says the African Development Bank.

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At least 1 400 migrants rescued off Libyan coast

2016-10-21 07:09

At least 1 400 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean have been rescued off the coast of Libya, according to the Italian coastguard, which co-ordinated the operations conducted mainly by aid ships.

PHOTOS: Stories of Somali refugees living in Dadaab camp

2016-10-21 06:00

As the closure of the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab, draws ever near, Doctors Without Borders has called upon the Kenyan Government as well as the UNHCR to urgently consider alternative arrangements.

Top Africa stories : Nigeria, I Coast, Zim, DRC

2016-10-20 21:05

Opponents of Mugabe ready for fresh demonstrations after police ban, I coast detains opposition leaders after mass protest and Nigerian president Buhari meets 21 Chibok schoolgirls.

Uganda central bank takes over key commercial bank

2016-10-20 19:32

Uganda's central bank says it has taken over management of the country's largest locally owned commercial bank, Crane Bank, adding that its lack of capital posed a risk to the financial system.

Somalia releases 3 Al-Jazeera journalists

2016-10-20 16:41

Somalia's government has released three Al-Jazeera journalists, two days after they were arrested along with their driver by security forces, the network confirmed

Mugabe opponents 'ready for fresh demos after police ban'

2016-10-20 13:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's opponents have called for renewed protest action after the ban on demonstrations imposed last month expired.

US shifts aid away from Egypt citing impediments

2016-10-20 11:51

The Obama administration has shifted more than $100m in aid from Egypt to other countries, citing Egyptian impediments to its effective use.

Tunisia suspends TV show over rape comment

2016-10-20 10:05

Tunisia's broadcasting watchdog has ordered the suspension for three months of a popular television show after its host suggested a young rape victim marry her attacker.

WATCH: New film explores complexities of Zimbabwe's land seizures

2016-10-20 08:39

How do you make a film about Zimbabwe's controversial land reform programme without getting mired in years of frustration and anger - and stereotypes?

Nigeria's leader meets Chibok girls, vows to free the rest

2016-10-20 06:00

Nigeria's president has vowed to "redouble" efforts to secure the release of nearly 200 schoolgirls who remain missing more than two years after being abducted by Boko Haram extremists.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Moz, Burundi, DRC

2016-10-19 21:06

US President Barack Obama's half-brother Malik Obama is set to attend presidential debate as Trump's guest, Zimbabwean children go hungry and Burundi set to pull out of ICC.

DRC strikes shut down bustling capital Kinshasa

2016-10-19 19:55

DRC's normally bustling capital Kinshasa has been shut down by a strike to protest plans to extend the president's stay in power beyond the end of his term in December.

UN peacekeeping chief pleads for S Sudan arms embargo

2016-10-19 15:47

The UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous is pleading with the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan where he expects an upsurge in fighting with the coming end of the rainy season.

7 dead as Somali troops fight al-Shabab in town near capital

2016-10-19 14:23

Somali police say at least seven are dead after hours of clashes as Somali and African Union troops pushed back al-Shabab extremists from a town near Mogadishu.

Egypt extends state of emergency in north Sinai for 3 months

2016-10-19 13:05

Egypt extends the state of emergency in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for three months, with a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the most troubled areas where it is fighting militants including an Islamic State affiliate.

Exiled Zim cleric Mawarire denied entry in the UK – reports

2016-10-19 11:52

Exiled Zimbabwean cleric Evan Mawarire has been denied entry into the United Kingdom after failing to secure travel documents, reports say.

UN beefs up peacekeeping force in DRC capital

2016-10-19 10:37

The UN is moving hundreds of peacekeepers from eastern DRC to Kinshasa to help deal with a possible outbreak of violence over the post

Zim graduation protest students hauled before disciplinary committee - Lawyers

2016-10-19 08:50

Three students who took part in a peaceful protest at their University of Zimbabwe graduation ceremony last month have been summoned to a disciplinary hearing for behaving in a way that might harm the university's interests, rights lawyers says.

Mozambique peace talks resume after negotiator's murder

2016-10-19 07:12

Peace talks between the Mozambican government and the main opposition Renamo, have resumed, a week after they were halted following the killing of an opposition negotiator, an international mediator says.

Egypt's govt announces austerity measures

2016-10-21 07:09

Egypt has decreed a cut of up to 20 percent in government expenditure, a move its prime minister says is needed to set an example to follow during a biting economic crisis

S Sudan rebel leader in SA says he could return next month

2016-10-20 21:05

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he could return to the country as early as next month, even if he has to enter the way he fled - on foot

Mugabe critic to be buried at national heroes shrine – reports

2016-10-20 19:32

Zimbabwean national hero Cephas George Msipa who died on Monday would be laid to rest at the country’s national hero’s shrine in Harare.

I Coast arrests opponents of proposed constitution

2016-10-20 18:16

Ivory Coast police fired tear gas and arrested several political leaders Thursday at a protest in the capital Abidjan against a proposed new constitution, according to an AFP journalist.

PICS: Meet the gorgeous Mozambique lion cubs

2016-10-20 20:26

A leading lion project in Mozambique has taken the groundbreaking step of getting the local community to name the latest lion cubs born in the park.

Drought, hunger add to South Sudan's woes

2016-10-20 14:38

A serious food crisis in the north of South Sudan is reaching critical levels, as a biting drought across much of east Africa serves up even more woes for the troubled country.

South Sudan monitor says cease-fire violated almost daily

2016-10-20 13:00

The monitor of South Sudan's peace deal is reporting "near-daily violations" of the cease-fire and says fighting could "trigger an uncontrolled escalation of violence".

Morocco king seeks support for AU bid in east Africa

2016-10-20 11:08

Moroccan King Mohammed VI has begun a tour of east Africa to shore up support for a historic bid to rejoin the African Union after more than three decades.

UN chief hopes for credible vote in DRC

2016-10-20 10:05

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has voiced hope that a political deal reached in the DRC to delay an election until 2018 will help improve human rights and lead to a credible vote.

ICC convicts former DRC VP of interfering with witnesses

2016-10-20 07:00

The International Criminal Court has convicted a former Congolese vice president and four members of his legal team of interfering with witnesses.

Boko Haram razes village near Chibok, locals say

2016-10-19 22:00

Boko Haram has burnt down a village neighbouring the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the group kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls two years ago, local residents say.

Belgian tourist trampled to death by elephant in Kenya

2016-10-19 21:06

A Belgian tourist has been trampled to death by an elephant near Kenya's famed Maasai Mara wildlife reserve, the second such incident in a month.

Boko Haram overruns Nigerian military base in northeast

2016-10-19 16:51

Nigeria's army says Boko Haram Islamic insurgents have overrun a remote border military camp in the northeast, leaving 13 soldiers wounded and an unknown number missing

Obama's half-brother to attend presidential debate - as Trump's guest

2016-10-19 14:23

US President Barack Obama's half-brother Malik Obama is set to attend the country's third and final presidential debate - as Donald Trump's guest.

Hunger: At least 80 000 Zim children 'at risk of dropping out of school'

2016-10-19 13:05

At least 80 000 school-going children in Zimbabwe are reportedly at risk of losing out on education because of hunger "which has reached alarming levels".

Strikes in DRC over president's poll delay

2016-10-19 12:10

The Congolese capital Kinshasa is gripped by a strike in a protest over plans by the president to stay in power beyond the end of his term in December, AFP journalists say.

UN peacekeeping chief to visit disputed Western Sahara

2016-10-19 11:52

The UN peacekeeping chief says he is heading to the disputed Western Sahara later this week to visit UN troops for the first time since Morocco expelled more than 70 UN civil staffers in March.

Shabaab assault on key Somali town leaves 10 dead

2016-10-19 10:37

Fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group launched a major attack on a strategic town near Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people, including civilians, before retreating.

DRC opposition rejects bid to postpone poll to 2018

2016-10-19 08:50

DRC's main opposition party has firmly rejected a move to postpone this year's presidential vote until April 2018 - handing President Joseph Kabila more than a year of extra time.


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