Low turnout marks anti-gay demonstration in Kenya

2015-07-06 14:39

A demonstration against homosexuality in Kenya has fizzled after attracting only a handful of protesters.

South Sudanese rebels claim to have shot down Ugandan helicopter

2015-07-06 14:39

South Sudan rebels say they have shot down a Ugandan military helicopter fighting on the government side, killing the two pilots and the entire crew.

Burundi president skips summit to campaign

2015-07-06 14:39

Burundi's embattled president has skipped key regional talks, staying at home to campaign for a controversial third term as a rebel general threatened to step up attacks.

Malema's praise for Mugabe sickening – MDC

2015-07-06 13:20

Zimbabwe MDC party led by Morgan Tsvangirai has reportedly criticised Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema for praising President Robert Mugabe.

Burundi coup general vows to fight on to topple govt

2015-07-06 12:37

Burundian rebel general Leonard Ngendakumana who took part in a failed coup in May to topple President Pierre Nkurunziza, has vowed further attacks until the government is overthrown.

Multiple casualties after Nigeria mosque bombings

2015-07-06 10:08

Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram have exploded at a crowded mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos, killing 44 people.


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Fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony is 'sickly'

2015-07-06 12:37

Defectors from the Lord's Resistance Army say the armed group's fugitive leader is sickly and in retreat from an international manhunt that includes US forces.

Lesotho crisis: SADC reappoints mediator Ramaphosa

2015-07-06 11:32

The Southern African Development Community has reportedly reappointed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to continue his mediation work in Lesotho.

US vows support for Nigeria after attacks

2015-07-06 07:20

The US has vowed to support Nigeria after a series of deadly terror attacks on Boko Haram, calling for those responsible to face justice.

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Two attacks in central Nigerian city of Jos

2015-07-06 05:46

"Many lives" are believed to have been lost after two blasts hit the central Nigerian city of Jos - one at a restaurant and another targeting a Muslim cleric who has disowned Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Father wants justice in sex abuse case

2015-07-05 19:29

The father of a 5-year-old girl who a French prosecutor says was sexually abused by a French soldier has hired a lawyer and plans to follow legal proceedings closely to ensure justice is done.

Burundi rejects UN mediator after critical report about elections

2015-07-05 17:22

Burundi has rejected a second UN diplomat named to help resolve the country's political crisis, saying a critical report about last week's parliamentary elections demonstrated bias.

Mother: Tunisia gunman a victim like all others

2015-07-05 14:31

The mother of the gunman who killed 38 on a Tunisian beach has claimed in an interview with Britain's Sunday Times that her son was a victim of "brainwashing" who previously would not have hurt a mouse.

Two people killed in Zim lift accident

2015-07-05 13:30

Two people have been killed in a horrific elevator accident in Bulawayo's tallest building - and police only found their bodies 24 hours later, reports say.

Nigeria's new president has firestorm of trouble

2015-07-05 11:20

One month after taking office, Nigeria's new president has not yet named a Cabinet to help him cope with this country's firestorm of troubles.

Burundi government defiant in the face of foreign critics

2015-07-04 22:05

Burundi's foreign minister is calling for the international community to respect his country's sovereignty, amid criticism over the decision to proceed with elections despite rampant violence.

10 civilians killed in 3 car bombs in Libya

2015-07-04 21:05

A Libyan official says at least ten civilians were killed when three separate car bombs exploded simultaneously in the eastern coastal city of Darna.

Children being killed in Burundi's violence, says UN

2015-07-05 11:21

Children are suffering as a result of instability and election-related violence in Burundi, including three killed in the last five days and dozens forced to flee from school, the UN children’s agency says.

Tunisia declares state of emergency after hotel attack

2015-07-04 18:09

Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency following an Islamic militant gun attack on a Sousse beach hotel, where 38 foreign tourists, mostly Britons, were killed.

Five killed in east Libya car bomb attack: report

2015-07-04 14:33

At least five people were killed and 15 wounded in a car bomb attack in the eastern Libyan city of Derna, national news agency LANA reported.

Boko Haram kills nearly 200 in 48 hours of slaughter

2015-07-04 12:10

Boko Haram carried out a fresh wave of massacres in northeastern Nigeria, locals say, killing nearly 200 people in 48 hours of violence President Muhammadu Buhari blasted as "inhuman and barbaric".

ISIS in Egypt claims rocket attack on Israel

2015-07-04 07:15

The Islamic State's affiliate in Egypt has claimed responsibility for a rocket attack from the Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel.

170 die in wave of Boko Haram attacks

2015-07-03 21:25

Boko Haram is waging fresh attacks in northeastern Nigeria, locals say, with nearly 170 people killed in a wave of attacks that President Muhammadu Buhari has blasted as "inhuman and barbaric".

Mixed reaction to scrapping of anti-gay law in Mozambique

2015-07-03 20:24

Mozambicans have reacted with caution, celebration and rejection to the recent scrapping of a colonial anti-gay law.

Boko Haram beheads 11 of its own members - witnesses

2015-07-03 15:27

Islamist group Boko Haram has beheaded 11 of its own fighters in north-eastern Nigeria, says an official representing witnesses to the killings.

Top Tunisian jihadist killed by US strike in Libya - report

2015-07-03 13:56

A top Tunisian jihadist and associate of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by a US airstrike in Libya last month, a report says.

SADC chair Mugabe in SA ahead of Lesotho talks

2015-07-03 11:24

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who is the current chair of SADC, has arrived in South Africa ahead of the Double Troika summit on Lesotho, reports say.

Cholera deaths in South Sudan rise, 1 0000s at risk - UN

2015-07-03 11:06

At least 29 people have died in a cholera outbreak in war-torn South Sudan with thousands more at risk of infection, the UN says.

UK, Tunisia honour 38 victims of beach resort attack

2015-07-03 12:48

Flags have been lowered to half-mast at Buckingham Palace and UK government buildings as Britain and Tunisia honour the 38 victims of an Islamic extremist’s rampage at a Tunisian beach resort.

Italian nun brings life at risk to her own in DR Congo

2015-07-03 06:26

Still going strong at 81, Italian nun and midwife Sister Maria Concetta Esu has asked Pope Francis to bless her hands, which have delivered more than 34 000 African babies.

S Sudan promises probe into claims girls raped, burnt alive

2015-07-05 20:34

South Sudan's government says it is investigating UN allegations that its troops raped then burnt girls alive inside their homes during recent fighting in the country's civil war.

Egyptian army kills 25 militants in North Sinai

2015-07-05 18:24

Egypt's military has launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the region.

Nigeria's new president inherits firestorm of troubles

2015-07-05 16:00

A month after taking office, Nigeria's new president has not yet named a Cabinet to help him cope with this country's firestorm of troubles.

Suicide bomber kills six at church in Nigeria

2015-07-05 14:31

A suicide bomber has killed six people at a church in Potiskum, a town in northeast Nigeria hit by suspected Boko Haram attacks in the past.

Malnutrition brings horrific disease to Niger's children

2015-07-05 13:02

Mourdja's nose has been eaten away, like one lip and part of her upper gum, leaving the 13-year-old girl atrociously disfigured by noma, a disease that thrives on malnutrition.

'Scores' killed by Nigeria female suicide bombers

2015-07-04 22:05

Several female suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria have blown themselves up amid panicked villagers fleeing a Boko Haram attack, killing scores, the army and witnesses say.

Sousse governor among officials fired over Tunisia attack

2015-07-04 21:33

Several Tunisian officials, including the governor of Sousse have been sacked after the jihadist attack on a beach resort that killed 38 tourists, an aide to the premier says.

SADC wants regional probe into Lesotho ex-army chief murder

2015-07-04 20:00

Southern African leaders have ordered a regional probe into the murder last week of Lesotho’s former army chief, an incident that has plunged the kingdom into fresh security crisis.

Sisi: situation 'stable' following Sinai attack

2015-07-04 20:00

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has declared that the country's security situation is "completely stable" following a co-ordinated assault on the military in the troubled northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.

Deaths, injuries in Kenya illicit alcohol crackdown

2015-07-04 16:56

Eight people have died and scores more have been wounded in a crackdown in Kenya on illegally brewed alcohol, reports and officials say.

Shell kills two children in Egypt's Sinai

2015-07-04 13:10

A shell slammed into a house in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killing a woman and two children as the army battles Islamic State group jihadists, medical and security sources said.

Libya a 'magnet' for jihadists from Tunisia and beyond

2015-07-04 10:40

Lawless Libya has become a magnet for radical militants who receive weapons training in jihadist camps before launching deadly attacks in other countries, says a Middle East analyst.

Liberia works to contain Ebola, find source of new cases

2015-07-03 21:25

Liberia is working hard to contain Ebola and find the source of the latest infections of the deadly virus recorded this week.

Ugandan bill targeting civic groups raises alarm

2015-07-03 21:25

Activists say a bill seeking to regulate the operations of civic groups in Uganda will hamper their operations and could be used to target those seen as opposed to the government.

AU troops retreat in Somalia

2015-07-03 17:55

AU troops fighting Somalia’s Shabaab insurgents have pulled back from several towns following a series of attacks by the al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters, local officials say.

Grace Mugabe says VPs consult her, hints at 'takeover'

2015-07-03 14:22

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe could be pushing for power when her husband dies or retires, after she made claims that she works closely with President Robert Mugabe’s two deputies.

Twin blasts kill 10 in northeast Nigeria – police

2015-07-03 12:48

Two suicide bomb blasts along a highway in northeast Nigeria have killed at least 10 people, police say, the latest in a string of almost daily attacks by suspected Islamist militants.

East African leaders to meet over Burundi crisis

2015-07-03 11:06

East African leaders will meet in the latest bid to resolve the political crisis in Burundi, after controversial elections were internationally condemned for not being free and fair.

2 years after Morsia, Egypt stuck in turmoil

2015-07-03 09:04

Two years after the army deposed president Mohamed Morsi, Egypt is roiled by brazen Islamic State group attacks in the Sinai Peninsula and brutal government repression that has killed hundreds.

US calls for Burundi election delay

2015-07-03 07:44

The US has called for presidential elections in Burundi to be delayed, ratcheting up international pressure on the defiant incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza.


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