Rival assaults on ISIS stronghold deepen Libya's chaos

2016-05-06 22:30

From east and west, the forces of Libya's rival powers are each moving on the city of Sirte, vowing to free it from the hold of the Islamic State group.

Kenya to stop hosting Somali refugees - govt

2016-05-06 21:07

Refugees from Somalia will no longer be accepted in Kenya, the government has said, citing security fears.

Kenya: 100s homeless as condemned buildings demolished

2016-05-06 18:16

As Kenyan emergency workers continued digging in the debris of a building which collapsed in Nairobi, hundreds of residents were evicted from nearby buildings that are being torn down to prevent other deadly disasters.

Security forces surround DRC presidential candidate's home

2016-05-06 14:19

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have surrounded opposition presidential candidate Moise Katumbi’s home in Lubumbashi, reports say.

Tanzanian opposition MPs slam parliamentary broadcast ban

2016-05-06 12:16

Opposition members of Tanzania's parliament have lashed out against a ban on live coverage of sessions within the hallowed halls of the debate chamber, a report says.

Kenyan govt to demolish 226 buildings in Nairobi

2016-05-06 12:19

The Kenyan government is set to demolish 226 buildings that have breached construction regulations in Nairobi, reports say.

Protests put Gambia's Jammeh under pressure

2016-05-06 12:26

Pressure is mounting on Gambian President Yahya Jammeh following a series of protests that pose a serious threat to his 20-year rule, a report says.

Sudan rights lawyer - Security forces raid office

2016-05-05 23:07

A leading Sudanese human rights lawyer says security forces raided his office while he was meeting with a group of students suspended for staging protests and left with six.

Ethiopia activist charged after anti-govt Facebook posts

2016-05-06 06:30

The ex-spokesperson for Ethiopia's main opposition Blue Party has been charged with inciting violence and being a leader of a banned rebel group after he criticised the government on Facebook.

Zimbabwe to print local 'US dollar'

2016-05-05 19:00

Zimbabweans have formed long queues outside banks as a cash shortage prompted the government to announce plans to print a local version of the US dollar and limit withdrawals.


Egypt official blames violence on Tom and Jerry

2016-05-06 20:18

An Egyptian government official has blamed the animated Tom and Jerry series for allegedly spreading a culture of violence.

Libya militia scramble to halt ISIS advance

2016-05-06 16:14

Commanders in Libya's third city Misrata have rushed militiamen to a key crossroads after it was overrun by the Islamic State group.

Controversial businessman shot dead in Kenya

2016-05-06 14:11

Controversial Kenyan businessman, Jacob Juma, who was also a bitter critic of the Jubilee government of President Uhuru Kenyatta and a close ally of Cord leader Raila Odinga, has been shot dead in Nairobi.

Kenyan women suffer setback after MPs fail to pass gender bill

2016-05-06 12:17

Kenyan women will have to seek other means to ensure fair representation in the National Assembly, after members of parliament shot down the gender bill for the second time.

Malawi albinos: We are called 'moving cash'

2016-05-06 12:24

Malawians living with albinism have expressed concern that, besides living in constant fear of being abducted or killed, they also endure painful ridicule as some citizens pour scorn on them.

Algeria builds giant mosque as 'blow' to Islamists

2016-05-06 09:29

Algeria is building one of the world's largest mosques which officials say will serve as a buffer against radical Islam and crown the legacy of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Survivors found 6 days after Kenyan building collapse

2016-05-06 06:38

Rescuers have found four survivors in the rubble of an apartment building in Nairobi that collapsed six days ago amid heavy rains, raising hopes that more people might still be alive.

Four rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

2016-05-05 21:02

Four people have been pulled alive from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides.

US aid ship docks with food for Sudan war zones

2016-05-05 18:04

Dockers have began unloading tens of thousands of tonnes of food from a US aid ship destined for war-torn areas of Sudan.


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