Bishops in DRC call for polls to be held on time

2016-06-27 22:08

An influential grouping of Catholic bishops in the DRC have called for elections to be held on schedule this year and for President Joseph Kabila to step down when his second term ends.

HRW: 18 deaths by CAR police unit

2016-06-27 21:11

Human Rights Watch says it has documented the killings of at least 18 people by a police unit in Central African Republic.

Head of Nigerian Senate in court for corruption

2016-06-27 21:11

Nigerian Senate president Bukola Saraki has kicked off his corruption trial by denying he falsified parliamentary rules to get elected.

Islands: Egypt lawyers claim govt meddling

2016-06-27 19:51

Egyptian lawyers opposed to the government's decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia are accusing authorities of meddling in court proceedings over the case.

100 NGOs press EU leaders on Africa migrant plan

2016-06-27 18:31

A group of over 100 NGOs has called on EU leaders to reject proposals to tie giving funds to African countries to their efforts to stop migrants heading for Europe.

Literature by Africans in the diaspora can help create alternative narratives

2016-06-27 17:27

Universities envisaging getting closer to what Ngugi wa Thiong'o called “decolonising the mind” could stand to take Afrodiasporic literature seriously. These works can help in the push to realise transformed alternative narratives of Africa.


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100s march in Cairo, protest cancelled exams

2016-06-27 19:51

Hundreds of Egyptian students have marching in front of the Education Ministry in Cairo over the cancellation of some high school exams.

EgyptAir crash: Black boxes arrive in Paris

2016-06-27 17:27

Egyptian investigators say the black boxes from a passenger plane that crashed last month have arrived in Paris, where technicians will attempt to repair them.

Let them eat mice, grasshoppers - Mutharika

2016-06-27 13:06

President Peter Mutharika has reportedly told millions of starving Malawians to eat grasshoppers and mice as a means to cope with the current food shortages in the southern African country.

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Literature by Africans in the diaspora can help create alternative narratives

2016-06-27 10:28

Universities envisaging getting closer to what Ngugi wa Thiong'o called “decolonising the mind” could stand to take Afrodiasporic literature seriously. These works can help in the push to realise transformed alternative narratives of Africa.

SA man kidnapped in Nigeria released

2016-06-27 07:12

Five foreign construction workers kidnapped last week - including a South African, three Australians and a New Zealander - have been released, Nigerian police say.

Eleven dead in Mogadishu hotel attack claimed by Al-Shabaab

2016-06-26 09:08

At least 11 people have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu that was swiftly claimed by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab militants.

Tunisia flaunts seaside security year after beach massacre

2016-06-25 09:49

Policemen on horseback amble among the sunbathers and new metal detectors dot hotel entrances in Tunisia as the North African country seeks to bring back tourists a year after a seaside massacre.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone gets Mecca all clear

2016-06-24 21:22

Saudi Arabia's government has allocated 800 places to Sierra Leone for hajj pilgrims, lifting a two-year ban imposed due to the Ebola crisis, officials say.

Ex-Senegal president's son freed after graft pardon

2016-06-24 18:00

Senegalese President Macky Sall has pardoned Karim Wade, the divisive son of his predecessor, letting the former minister go free after serving half of a six-year sentence for graft.

UK's decision to pull out of the EU 'to impact negatively on Nigerians'

2016-06-24 13:15

The decision of Britain to pull out of the European Union will undoubtedly have a negative impact on Nigerians as the country is a member of the British Commonwealth.

Cameroonian men soon could be jailed for adultery; women are

2016-06-24 10:27

Cameroon's parliament has voted to change the country's penal code to criminalise adultery for men. Until now, adultery has been a criminal act for women only.

Hijacker says saw killed Italian student in Egypt prison

2016-06-23 23:15

An Egyptian hijacker who's fighting his extradition, says Egypt's military-backed government "must have tortured a murdered" an Italian doctoral student who he claims he saw being interrogated in a Cairo prison.

Uganda to be out of Somalia 'by 2017'

2016-06-23 21:50

Uganda, the largest contributor to an AU mission fighting jihadists in Somalia, will pull out its troops from next year, the head of the military says.

Rescued Chibok girl 'disappears'

2016-06-23 18:32

Nigeria's Bring Back Our Girls movement and family members are demanding that the government provide news of the only schoolgirl among 219 kidnapped to escape the clutches of Boko Haram extremists.

Nearly 200 die in a month at Boko Haram displaced camp

2016-06-23 10:19

Nearly 200 people have died in the last month at a camp for people made homeless by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, an aid agency says, warning of a growing malnutrition crisis.

Equatorial Guinea president makes son VP

2016-06-23 07:09

Equatorial Guinea's veteran ruler, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, named his son Teodorin Nguema Obiang vice president of the tiny oil-rich nation, in charge of defence and security.

Cairo appeals court block on Saudi island deal

2016-06-22 22:30

Egypt's government has lodged an appeal against a court decision to block the controversial handover of two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Gunmen kill 4 in attack on Darfur camp for displaced: UN

2016-06-22 20:51

Gunmen have shot dead four people, including a child, at a camp for displaced people in Sudan's war-torn Darfur, the UN peacekeeping mission says.

Anatomy of a Kenyan murder: Corruption, politics

2016-06-22 17:30

On a wet night in early May, a well-known businessman and government critic was found dead in his armoured blue Mercedes by a busy road on the outskirts of Nairobi, five bullet holes in his chest, neck and arm.

Hate speech raises its ugly voice as Kenya drifts into election mode

2016-06-22 16:07

The history of hate speech and incitement to violence in Kenya is a long, widespread and unhappy one with the phenomenon rearing its ugly head once again in the lead-up to elections.

Would-be suicide bombers target mosque in Nigeria

2016-06-27 12:32

Two would-be suicide bombers have been killed in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, after apparently trying to target an overnight Ramadan vigil, a civilian vigilante and a local resident say.

Zambia's Post newspaper defies government, continues to publish

2016-06-27 11:32

The Post newspaper's editor-in-chief Fred M'membe has said that the newspaper will continue publishing despite having the newsroom and other operation offices locked up under police guard.

Two killed, 80 wounded in Madagascar 'terror blast'

2016-06-27 07:27

Two people were killed and more than 80 wounded in a grenade attack in Madagascar's capital during the country's national day celebrations, in what the president called "an act of terrorism".

Rocky future for Somalia's ancient cave art

2016-06-26 14:12

Centuries have passed since Neolithic artists swirled red and white colour on the cliffs of northern Somalia, painting antelopes, cattle, giraffes and hunters carrying bows and arrows.

Gunmen take hostages after Somalia hotel blast

2016-06-25 19:37

Gunmen who stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police say.

Car bomb near Benghazi hospital kills 4 in eastern Libya

2016-06-25 14:25

Security and medical officials say a car bomb has gone off outside a hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing four people and wounding 14

Algerians celebrate return of social media after blackout

2016-06-25 08:42

Algerian internet users have flocked back to social media after several days of blackout as the government sought to prevent a repeat of leaks of high school test papers.

Cypriot state lawyer: Egyptian hijacker lying

2016-06-24 20:15

A Cypriot state lawyer seeking the extradition of an Egyptian hijacker has accused him of lying about the real reasons he took over the plane and diverted it to Cyprus in March.

Why Ethiopia, Eritrea skirmish is unlikely to spiral into another war

2016-06-24 16:34

International attention has once again been drawn to the fraught relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Both sides admit that the recent flare-up of armed conflict on the common border has resulted in “significant casualties”.

'David Cameron resigns, Mugabe still stands': Zimbabweans react to Brexit victory

2016-06-24 13:28

Zimbabweans have been reacting on Twitter to British Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation following the #Brexit victory – and some of them are asking why President Robert Mugabe never stood down after his election defeats.

Nigeria intensifies search for 2 Nigerians, 5 foreigners

2016-06-24 11:55

Nigerian authorities say a "very intense search" is under way for three Australians, two Nigerians, a New Zealander and a South African kidnapped in an ambush that killed their driver.

Developing countries fuel west Africa as cocaine hub

2016-06-24 07:38

Developing markets are fuelling an increase in cocaine trafficking through west Africa, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says in a new report.

Ethiopia to toss out 69 million condoms

2016-06-23 22:33

Ethiopia needs to toss out 69 million condoms that were paid for by international donors to fight the spread of Aids because of their poor quality, local media reports.

4 500 migrants rescued in Med on one day

2016-06-23 20:47

About 4 500 migrants have been were rescued from rubber dinghies in the Mediterranean in a single day, the Italian coastguard says, averting another potential high seas disaster.

Ghana’s school feeding scheme is slowly changing children’s lives

2016-06-23 11:37

A school feeding programme introduced by the Ghanaian government more than a decade ago has reached millions of children – and it’s been proved to keep them in school far longer than their hungry peers.

Congo slams 'terrorist' attack on Paris embassy

2016-06-23 08:39

Congo has called for its diplomats in France to be better protected after the country's embassy in Paris was attacked by a mob that broke into the mission and started a fire.

DRC opposition leader Katumbi jailed

2016-06-23 05:44

Embattled DRC opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who last month quit the country, has been sentenced to three years in jail over a real estate dispute.

Zambian newspaper shut down ahead of vote

2016-06-22 20:51

Zambia's biggest independent newspaper has been shut down by authorities over unpaid taxes, the editor says, calling the move an attempt to silence it ahead of August elections.

South African, Australians kidnapped in Nigeria

2016-06-22 18:52

A South African is among three foreign nationals and two Nigerians kidnapped in the country's southeast after their vehicle was attacked, police say.

In Cairo, heat and long days test Ramadan faithful

2016-06-22 16:14

Pushing his cart through the teeming Egyptian capital, 71-year-old Cairo street sweeper Abdallah Mohamed says nothing can stop him from fasting during Ramadan.


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