Egypt kills 30 extremists in Sinai: military

59 minutes ago

Egyptian forces have killed 30 extremists during several days of security operations in the Sinai Peninsula involving the army, air force and police, the military says.

'Do the right thing,' EFF tells Zambia's president Lungu

59 minutes ago

The Economic Freedom Fighters has expressed concern over political developments in Zambia under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu.

Egypt kills 2 Islamist militants: government

2017-07-22 11:00

Egyptian forces shot dead two militants from the Hasam group, the government has said, after the Islamist group claimed to have carried a deadly attack on police.

Libyan PM decries edict by clerics loyal to rival govt

2017-07-22 07:17

The prime minister of Libya's internationally-recognised government has decried a religious edict issued by clerics affiliated with a rival government that bans the Ibadi, a Muslim sect to which hundreds of thousands of Libya's Amazigh adhere.

Angola adopts law limiting power of future presidents

2017-07-21 20:56

Angola's parliament has passed a law that will drastically limit the powers of the country's future presidents in matters of security and defence.

China would consider sending troops for Djibouti-Eritrea

2017-07-21 20:00

China would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month, China's top diplomat to the African Union has said, as the Asian giant's military role overseas grows.

Mauritania referendum campaign starts under opposition boycott

2017-07-21 19:08

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has launched a campaign for a constitutional referendum boycotted by opposition figures who call the vote a smokescreen to keep the ruling party in power.

Egypt's state-run media says attack kills 1 policeman

2017-07-21 17:59

Egypt's state-run news agency says gunmen have attacked a three-car police convoy on the main Cairo-to-Fayoum road killing one policeman and injuring three others.

2 missing Burundi teens entered Canada; no foul play seen

2017-07-21 15:22

Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after traveling to Washington for an international competition


Gambia justice minister promises new post-Jammeh constitution

2017-07-22 11:00

The Gambia's justice minister has promised a new constitution to be voted on by referendum as the tiny west African country transitions from the long rule of former strongman Yahya Jammeh.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Obasanjo, Gambia

2017-07-22 09:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resumed nationwide rallies, and former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has urged African leaders to treat ex-presidents with respect.

War crimes court to award Timbuktu damages in August

2017-07-22 07:17

War crimes judges will next month deliver a landmark order for reparations for the razing of the fabled Timbuktu shrines by a Malian jihadist, the International Criminal Court has said.

S Sudan judge orders rape victims to appear at trial

2017-07-22 07:17

Aid workers that were raped during an attack on their compound in South Sudan must testify in-person against a group of soldiers on trial for the assault, a judge has ruled.

Nigerian military blames homeless for botched air strike

2017-07-21 20:56

Nigeria's military has blamed an unexpected gathering of homeless people for a botched air strike that killed 112 at a camp for those displaced by the Boko Haram conflict.

UPDATE: Zambian ex-leader KK 'recuperating well in hospital'

2017-07-21 17:59

Zambian ex-President Dr Kenneth Kaunda fondly known as KK was recuperating well at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, says a statement.

Kenya MP faces contempt charge for ethnic comments

2017-07-21 20:00

Kenyan police have said they had arrested an opposition parliamentarian on suspicion of "ethnic contempt" over a public address he made ahead of next month's tight presidential election.

'Less fighting' in Darfur led to troops cut: UN official

2017-07-21 15:22

A reduction in fighting in Sudan's Darfur, where a brutal conflict has killed thousands, prompted the UN to downsize the number of peacekeepers deployed there, a top UN official says.

Gambia investigators find dozens more Jammeh-linked assets

2017-07-21 14:18

Gambia's justice minister says investigators have uncovered dozens of additional properties, bank accounts and companies belonging to former president Yahya Jammeh.

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