Tight security for Tunisia Jewish pilgrimage

2016-05-25 16:02

An annual Jewish pilgrimage to Africa's oldest synagogue in Tunisia is being heavily guarded to ward off potential jihadist attacks.

2 killed in violence linked to Burundi president's new term

2016-05-25 15:08

A Burundi official says gunmen killed two people including a local police chief in the central province of Mwaro, in continuing violence associated with President Pierre Nkurunziza's extended time in power.

Malawi diplomat's arrest: Investigations continue

2016-05-25 14:17

Police in Malawi say investigations into the fraud allegations leveled against the country's deputy ambassador to Ethiopia are set to continue, following her arrest.

WATCH: Huge fire razes Kenyan legislator's house

2016-05-25 12:42

A Kenyan member of parliament is out in the cold after his house was razed in a "mysterious" fire in the east African country's capital Nairobi.

Ministers demand that schools handover buses for Mugabe march

2016-05-25 12:15

Zimbabwean ministers have allegedly ordered schools in the country to handover buses for the one million man march meant to show support for President Robert Mugabe, a report says.

More Africans are accessing health care – but states still have work to do

2016-05-25 14:15

People across Africa rank health as the second most important national problem they believe that governments should address. Only unemployment outranks it as an issue among ordinary citizens, and only education outstrips it as a funding priority.

Egypt deports French journalist amid crackdown on the media

2016-05-25 11:46

Egyptian authorities have deported a French journalist without explanation, their latest move in an ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression and the media.

Italy says another 3 000 migrants rescued off Libya

2016-05-25 08:44

Another 3 000 migrants have been rescued from stricken boats in waters off Libya, the Italian coastguard say, lifting the total saved in the space of 48 hours to 5 600.

Nigerian governor declares 'war' against herdsmen

2016-05-24 22:30

A Nigerian state governor has declared 'war' against nomadic herdsmen, after another deadly attack in an escalating conflict killed two people.

Libya says oil production up at 300 000 bpd

2016-05-24 20:29

Crude production in oil-rich but conflict-ridden Libya is now more than 300 000 barrels per day since a new terminal opened in the east, the LANA news agency has announced.


Kenya protests: Victims narrate their ordeal

2016-05-25 14:31

Kenyans who were shot and wounded by anti-riot police during demonstrations in Nairobi on Monday have narrated their ordeal, saying however, that they did not participate in the demos.

Xenophobic attacks dividing Africa - group

2016-05-25 14:03

As the continent celebrates 53 years since the establishment of the Organisation of the African Unity, now the African Union, many are questioning whether Africa is indeed united.

Kenyan teacher canes pupil to death over tuition fee

2016-05-25 12:27

A teacher at Kiserian Primary School in Kajiado North County, Kenya, has been arrested for killing his Class Six pupil, a report says.

Fraud: Malawi's deputy ambassador to Ethiopia arrested

2016-05-25 11:51

Police officials in Malawi have arrested Doreen Kapanga, the country's deputy ambassador to Ethiopia, in connection with the alleged theft of K293 million from the embassy.

Policeman and civilian killed in Burundi 'bandit' attack

2016-05-25 13:08

Gunmen in Burundi have killed a policeman and a civilian in a night-time raid, a governor says, the latest in a string of attacks in the troubled country.

Rights group urges halt of arms deals to Egypt over abuses

2016-05-25 07:13

Britain-based Amnesty International is calling on EU member states to halt arms sales to Egypt over human rights abuses it characterises as "fuelling killings and torture."

Forensic expert suggests explosion downed EgyptAir jet

2016-05-24 23:04

Parts of bodies recovered from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 show signs of burns and are so small that they suggest the jet was brought down by an explosion.

Zika cases under control on Cape Verde

2016-05-24 21:24

The only African cases of the Zika virus strain linked to surging cases of neurological disorders and birth defects are under control on Cape Verde.


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