Burundi ruling party slams EU

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Burundi's ruling party has accused the European Union of ethnic bias after it slapped sanctions on four senior officials.

Libya peace talks resume

2015-10-05 22:02

Libya's rival factions have resumed talks in Morocco to try to move forward with a UN-brokered peace deal and agree on a national unity government.

60 million in sub-Saharan Africa risk famine

2015-10-05 22:01

Some 60 million people across sub-Saharan Africa are already going hungry and the situation could deteriorate dramatically as climate phenomena hike the risk of drought.

CAR govt says 61 dead, 300 hurt in month

2015-10-05 21:00

More than 60 people died and 300 were hurt in several days of clashes in the Central African Republic's capital of Bangui late last month.

No going back on Zim indigenisation policy – minister

2015-10-05 17:59

Zimbabwe’s newly appointed minister of youth development, indigenisation and economic empowerment Patric Zhuwawo says there is no going back in the country’s controversial indigenisation programme, according to a report.


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'Unruly' Nigerians say their president has a point

2015-10-05 20:01

There would normally be an outcry if a country's president called his compatriots unruly, but not in Nigeria.

Egyptian waiter attack sparks Jordan outrage

2015-10-05 17:13

A video of men said to be brothers of a lawmaker assaulting an Egyptian waiter in a restaurant in Jordan's southern port city of Aqaba has sparked outrage.

Zim army 'threatens to deal with politicians opposed to Mugabe'

2015-10-05 16:29

Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai, has reportedly warned the country’s armed forces against threatening the country’s opposition.

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More Zim elephants die from cyanide poisoning

2015-10-05 14:34

Up to 11 elephants and several vultures have died in yet another case of cyanide poisoning in Zimbabwe, a conservationist says.

Clinton, UN agencies slam Mugabe's gay remarks

2015-10-05 13:31

Several UN aid agencies have reportedly condemned Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s recent remarks on homosexuality at the United Nations General Assembly.

Boko Haram claims Abuja bombings

2015-10-05 12:40

Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for twin bomb attacks on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, the group says in a message posted on social media.

Deadly clashes in Guinea ahead of presidential vote

2015-10-05 09:04

Clashes between supporters of Guinea’s ruling party and opposition activists have left at least one dead and more than 80 wounded, a charity says, as tension mounts ahead of next week’s presidential election.

Nigerian leader visits victims of Abuja bombings

2015-10-05 05:40

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has visited victims of a twin-blast in the country's capital that killed at least 18 people and wounded 41 others, promising to pay for their treatment.

Boko Haram suicide attacks in Niger kill at least 4

2015-10-04 21:07

Suspected Islamist militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram group has killed at least four people in suicide attacks across the border in Niger.

Displaced, hungry after South Sudan's peace deal

2015-10-04 16:29

Precarious peace agreement has failed to end fighting in South Sudan with fears of famine and disease outbreaks.

Cash-strapped Zim 'won't sack civil servants'

2015-10-04 14:06

Despite pressure from the IMF, cash-strapped Zimbabwe will not sack any of its civil servants, a report quotes the minister of finance Patric Chinamasa as saying.

Multiple blasts rock restive Nigerian city of Maiduguri

2015-10-04 12:04

Multiple explosions have been heard on the outskirts of Maiduguri, a city in north-eastern Nigeria that has repeatedly been attacked by Boko Haran Islamists, locals say.

Tensions flare between Guinea-Bissau leader and new PM

2015-10-04 09:32

Guinea-Bissau’s president has accused the new prime minister of overstepping his constitutional bounds by claiming the right to name the cabinet.

CAR president calls for tougher UN mandate

2015-10-03 21:42

Central African Republic's interim President Catherine Samba-Panza has called for a tougher mandate for the UN mission, Minusca.

Nigeria ex-oil minister 'arrested in UK'

2015-10-03 15:00

Diezani Alison-Madueke is detained in London, source from Nigeria presidential circle and another with links to family say.

Two bomb blasts rock Nigerian capital

2015-10-03 10:26

Two explosions have rocked the Nigerian capital of Abuja, an official of the National Emergency Management Agency says.

CAR violence blocking aid effort - UN

2015-10-03 09:00

Ongoing clashes in the Central African Republic are preventing aid workers from helping more than 42 000 people who have fled their homes in the latest flare-up, the UN aid chief says.

Belgium cuts aid to Burundi government as EU sanctions hit

2015-10-02 22:19

Former colonial power Belgium says it would halt some aid to the government of Burundi in protest at President Pierre Nkurunziza’s disputed third term as leader of the central African country.

Ethiopia plans to export natural gas in 3 to 5 years

2015-10-02 19:22

A government official in Ethiopia says his country will begin exporting natural gas in three to five years following the discovery of huge reserves in the country’s Somali region.

Boko Haram suspected after 11 killed in Adamawa, NE Nigeria

2015-10-02 16:03

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least 11 people during attacks on three villages in the northeast Nigerian state of Adamawa, a lawmaker and local official says.

Smugglers kill Egyptian policeman near border with Israel

2015-10-02 14:42

Smugglers have killed an Egyptian policeman in northern Sinai near the border with Israel as he foiled a cross-border smuggling attempt, Egypt’s interior ministry says.

Morocco eyes boycott of Swedish companies over Western Sahara

2015-10-02 13:27

Morocco says it is considering a boycott of Swedish companies operating in the North African kingdom because of Sweden’s position on the conflict over Western Sahara.

Drug trafficking fuelling Mali conflict - minister

2015-10-02 12:19

Drug trafficking is a major problem fuelling the conflict in Mali and impeding the peace process, the country’s foreign minister says.

Nigeria confirms arrest of ex-oil minister in London

2015-10-05 14:34

Nigeria has confirmed the arrest in London of former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke on suspicion of bribery and money laundering.

Sisi says cabinet to remain in place if agenda approved by parliament

2015-10-05 13:31

The newly-appointed Egyptian cabinet will remain in power in the parliament due to be elected in October and November approves its agenda, President Adel Fattah al-Sisi says.

MDC officials challenge Tsvangirai over Mujuru

2015-10-05 11:00

Senior members of Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC are reportedly opposed to party leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s proposed plan to form a coalition with former vice president Joice Mujuru.

Several dead in twin suicide bombings in Niger's Diffa

2015-10-05 07:23

Two suicide bombings have left at least five civilians and a policeman dead in Niger, a humanitarian worker says, adding that four suicide bombers were also killed.

WhatsApp slur against Mugabe gets Zim man arrested - report

2015-10-04 19:34

Insulting President Robert Mugabe on social media is a risky business, as a Zimbabwean man who's been arrested for posting a message to the wrong WhatsApp group will no doubt testify.

2 Egyptian policemen shot dead in Sinai

2015-10-04 15:35

Gunmen have shot dead two Egyptian policemen in the bastion of the Islamic State jihadist group in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry says.

At least a dozen killed in fresh Burundi protests

2015-10-04 14:06

At least a dozen civilians have been killed in weekend clashes between police and anti-government protesters in the Burundi capital Bujumbura, sources say.

Mali govt, rebels swap prisoners in bright spot for peace deal

2015-10-04 12:04

Mali’s government and a major Tuareg-led rebel alliance exchanged prisoners this week, the two sides and a UN source say, in a move hailed as a step forward for the country’s fledgling peace process.

Burundi's hunt for 'rebels' spooks frightened Rwandans

2015-10-04 07:24

Buses to Burundi from neighbouring Rwanda used to be full, but nowadays they struggle for passengers: a reflection of tensions amid accusations Kigali is backing a rebellion against Bujumbura.

Rebels accuse S Sudan government of attacks

2015-10-03 19:37

South Sudanese rebels have said government troops had attacked their positions over the last three days, casting further doubt on a fragile peace agreement.

Two Niger soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

2015-10-03 12:01

An alleged Boko Haram attack on a village in south-eastern Niger killed two of the country's soldiers, the Nigerien army has said.

Freed Burkina Faso president says thank you at UN

2015-10-03 10:25

Burkina Faso's president has expressed gratitude for international support and promised elections at the United Nations just weeks after a failed coup.

Sierra Leone athlete refused UK visa

2015-10-03 07:30

Sierra Leone's top athlete, Jimmy Thoronka, who disappeared during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, has been refused a visa to remain in Britain.

Millions hungry as Ethiopia drought bites

2015-10-02 22:19

The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon with around 7.5 million people now in need.

Burundi coup plotter, authorities hit with EU sanctions

2015-10-02 19:22

A former army general who backed a foiled coup attempt in May against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has been hit with EU sanctions, amid efforts to quell the violence in the eastern African country.

Ex-Botswana president slams corrupt African leaders

2015-10-02 18:03

Botswana’s former president Ketumile Masire has reportedly criticised corrupt African leader, saying this was a problem undermining service delivery and imposing heavy costs on economies.

3 Zim elephants poisoned with cyanide in resort town

2015-10-02 14:42

Three elephants found dead in northern Zimbabwe are now known to have been poisoned by cyanide-laced oranges, according to an anti-poaching group.

Mugabe takes a swipe at potential successors

2015-10-02 13:27

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly warned his Zanu-PF party supporters to guard against ambitious potential successors whom he accused of wanting to grab power through the "back door".

South Sudan makes plea against 'undeserved' UN sanctions

2015-10-02 12:19

South Sudan’s vice president has urged the UN not to impose “undeserved” sanctions against leaders working to implement a peace deal to end 21 months of war.

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