The thin line between electoral credibility and political stability in Kenya

2017-09-25 14:36

Democracy doesn't seem to work within societies governed by politics of ethnicity. Instead, elections continue to offer up the hard choice between electoral credibility and political stability, writes The Conversation.

US says it killed 17 ISIS militants with airstrikes in Libya

2017-09-25 11:30

The United States says it has launched airstrikes in Libya that killed 17 Islamic State militants and destroyed three vehicles

At least 3 peacekeepers killed in Mali attack: UN

2017-09-24 18:58

At least three UN peacekeepers have been killed when their vehicle hit an explosive device in Mali's troubled north, the UN's mission to the conflict-torn country said.

Sudan student condemned to hang for killing of policeman

2017-09-24 18:58

A court in Sudan sentenced a university student to death after convicting him of killing a policeman during protests in the capital last year, a defence lawyer has said.

Former Rwandan presidential aspirant Rwigara is arrested

2017-09-24 18:58

Rwandan police say they have arrested Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and women's rights activist over offenses against state security

Guinea-Bissau reaps reward as world goes nuts for cashews

2017-09-24 14:01

Sustained global demand for cashews has helped Guinea-Bissau's farmers rake in record prices, but the industry wants a crack at more revenue by processing the wonder nut at home.

Maritime court backs Ghana in offshore dispute with Ivory Coast

2017-09-24 11:03

An international maritime tribunal has backed Ghana in a dispute with Ivory Coast over a contested boundary that cuts through lucrative offshore oil fields.

Kabila at UN pledges DRC elections but still no date

2017-09-23 18:59

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has told the United Nations that his country is moving towards holding elections but vowed to resist "foreign diktats" on setting a date for the historic vote.

Nigerian journalist detained over report on flood camp protest

2017-09-23 18:59

A Nigerian journalist was detained for reporting that relief materials were allegedly being diverted from a camp for flood victims, his employers and police has said

Worlds of Islam, Michael Jackson collide in Egyptian film

2017-09-24 07:11

In a new Egyptian film, an ultra-conservative Muslim is torn by his love of Michael Jackson, mirroring a country's struggle between traditions and modern global influences


1000s of Boko Haram displaced hit Nigerian streets, protest food shortages

2017-09-25 11:30

Thousands of Nigerians uprooted from their homes by the Boko Haram insurgency have hit the streets of Maiduguri in protest at food shortages and poor conditions in their refugee camp, demanding they be allowed to go home.

Egypt jails 14 over deadly stadium stampede

2017-09-25 07:00

An Egyptian court has jailed two people for life and 12 to between two and 10 years over violence that led to a deadly football stadium stampede in Cairo.

Nigeria says trial of Boko Haram suspects to start next month

2017-09-24 17:02

Nigeria will begin trying Boko Haram suspects detained in military camps from next month and the cases will be speedily handled, the justice ministry has said

Kenya police ordered to investigate election officials

2017-09-24 17:02

Kenya's chief prosecutor has ordered the police and anti-corruption agency to investigate the country's election commission for alleged "irregularities and illegalities" in the conduct of August's annulled presidential poll.

South Sudan official expresses optimism at UN

2017-09-24 14:01

South Sudan's first vice president says the government is confident that peace will soon return to the world's newest nation after nearly four years of civil war

On the road: Nobel laureate Soyinka to teach in South Africa

2017-09-23 18:59

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka says being an itinerant teacher has become "a way of life" as he takes up a post as visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg

At least three killed by sea pirates in Nigeria's oil region: police

2017-09-24 17:02

Sea pirates shot dead at least three people, including a policeman, in an ambush in southern Nigeria's restive oil region, police have said

German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home

2017-09-24 07:11

A Lufthansa passenger jet that had been hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a leftist militant group's campaign against West German authorities has returned home

Togo: how long can the grassroots pressure last?

2017-09-23 17:21

Togo's government was surprised by how many people took to the streets earlier this month to demand the removal of President Faure Gnassingbe.

Former Egypt Brotherhood leader Akef dies aged 89

2017-09-23 13:07

Former Muslim Brotherhood head Mohammed Mahdi Akef, who helped turn Egypt's Islamist movement into a major opposition force, died in a Cairo hospital aged 89, his daughter has said.

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