ICC: SA, Burundi departures won't take place for at least a year

2016-10-25 06:25

The ICC has urged member states to seek a consensus with critical African nations, while stressing that South Africa and Burundi's announced departures would not take place for at least year.

French trial of E Guinea leader's son set for January 2

2016-10-25 06:00

The son of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea's veteran ruler will go on trial on January 2 on charges of plundering his country to fund a jet-set lifestyle in France, a Paris court has decided.

Egypt detains 14 policemen over their role in jailbreak

2016-10-24 21:01

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention of 14 policemen for their alleged role in a deadly jailbreak last week in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia.

South Sudan 'rebels' demand ransom for 41 abducted Ugandans

2016-10-24 18:00

A suspected South Sudan rebel group has reportedly demanded a ransom for the safe return of 41 Ugandans who were kidnapped in the east African country early this year.

WATCH: Ex- Nato chief still calls Libya 'a model intervention'

2016-10-24 16:00

Five years after Muammar Gaddafi’s death, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former head of Nato still maintains that the air campaign against Muammar Gaddafi was a "model intervention".

Withdrawal from the ICC: Not just a sad day for SA but for Africa

2016-10-24 11:28

The South African government's decision to withdraw from the ICC should not be seen in isolation. The African Union has called on its member states to withdraw from the court, writes Magnus Killander.

Tears, relief as Somali pirate hostages land in Kenya

2016-10-24 08:43

A group of 26 hostages freed from nearly five years in the hands of Somali pirates has touched down in Kenya, with both tears and smiles marking the end of their ordeal.

Heavily armed Shabaab fighters retake town in central Somalia

2016-10-24 06:00

Islamic extremist rebels have recaptured a town in central Somalia after African Union and Somali troops pulled out, according to residents.

Bashir rejects Amnesty 'lies' about Darfur chemical attacks

2016-10-23 20:04

President Omar al-Bashir has accused Amnesty International of spreading "lies" that Sudanese government forces had used chemical weapons against civilians in war-torn Darfur.

Widows of victims of Nigeria's Boko Haram say aid overdue

2016-10-23 15:43

After her husband was killed by a Boko Haram suicide bomber late last year, Hajjagana Mbasaru was forced to pull her children from school and rely on friends to feed them. Read on...


Kenya commutes sentences of over 2 700 on death row

2016-10-24 19:31

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has commuted the sentences of 2 747 death row inmates, who will now serve life in prison.

Egypt's security chief warns of scheme to incite chaos

2016-10-24 19:31

An interior ministry statement published in Egypt's state media says the country is facing "unprecedented challenges" that require a "decisive" response by the police.

Appeal for blood in Cameroon after deadly train crash - report

2016-10-24 14:00

Officials in Cameroon have appealed to the public to donate blood to assist with the treatment of at least 600 people wounded from a train accident that killed more than 70, a report says.

Cameroon train crash: Authorities continue to comb through wreckage

2016-10-24 12:59

Authorities in Cameroon continue to comb through the wreckage, as the death toll in last week''s train crash has climbed to 79, a report says.

Zambia opposition: Lungu has created 'artificial crisis'

2016-10-24 12:59

Zambian opposition party, The United Party for National Development has reportedly urged its supporters to boycott the country's independence day celebrations

Cameroon in mourning after rail disaster kill over 70

2016-10-24 11:28

A day of mourning is being observed in Cameroon following Friday’s train accident that killed more than 70 people, a report says.

Mauritanian released from Guantanamo won't pursue complaints

2016-10-24 07:07

A Mauritanian who returned home after being held at the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for nearly 14 years says he will not file complaints against the United States or Mauritania.

Nigerian troops thwart ship hijacking, arrest vandals

2016-10-23 21:00

Nigerian troops have thwarted an attempted hijack of a vessel in the restive Niger Delta and separately arrested five pipeline vandals, a spokesperson says.

At least 83 Nigerian soldiers 'missing in Boko Haram attack'

2016-10-23 18:11

Senior military officers say 83 soldiers are missing after Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked a remote base in northeastern Nigeria.

Little known group says it's behind Egypt officer's killing

2016-10-23 14:00

A little known Egyptian group has claimed responsibility for the killing of a senior Egyptian army officer outside his suburban Cairo home.


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