Prominent Ethiopian actor seeks US asylum

2016-09-26 23:00

Prominent Ethiopian actor, Znah-Bzu Tsegaye has said that he is seeking asylum in the United States, two months after leaving the east African country, a report says.

South Sudan rebel leader says president wants 'ethnic state'

2016-09-26 22:00

South Sudan's rebel leader is accusing President Salva Kiir of wanting to turn the country into an "ethnic state" for his Dinka group.

Africa falling behind on health goals

2016-09-26 20:00

An index developed to gauge progress towards the sustainable development goals and their targets shows that nine of the world's worst performing countries are in Africa.

Boko Haram leader: Kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls will only be freed in a prisoner swap

2016-09-26 18:37

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau says parents of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls will only see their daughters again if the government swaps them for detained Islamic extremist leaders.

The women who love Boko Haram

2016-09-26 13:41

A few dozen women sit on mats in the shadow of a neem tree. Their giggles rise with the hot dusty air as they sketch elaborate designs on their hands with henna. Read more...

75-year-old Malawian woman dies after 'drinking too much beer'

2016-09-26 15:26

A 75-year-old Malawian woman has died after drinking an excessive amount of locally brewed Malawian beer without eating any food, a report says.

Nigerian army says Boko Haram leader has 'mental challenge'

2016-09-26 10:17

The Nigerian Army has reacted to a recent video released by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, stating that the commander clearly has a mental issue.

Kenya: Telling the story of Turkana, one film at a time

2016-09-26 11:25

Around Lodwar, a town in the arid Turkana region of northwestern Kenya, Carol Akai and Bedan Lomor are recognised by the video cameras they carry. read more...

Aids pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination

2016-09-26 12:35

An 18-year-old Ugandan woman has been crowned winner of a beauty pageant for young people living with HIV, the virus that causes Aids.

EU training mission for Libyan coastguard faces delay - sources

2016-09-25 22:00

The EU may have to delay the launch of a mission to train Libyan coastguard officers to stop migrant smugglers because of concerns over vetting, diplomats say.


Pope meets DRC's Kabila, but Vatican displeasure evident

2016-09-26 21:00

Pope Francis has met with Congolese President Joseph Kabila, with the Vatican insisting that his government use respectful dialogue to end violent clashes with opposition forces over delayed elections

Egypt's president defends the military's economic role

2016-09-26 18:37

Egypt's president has rejected criticism that the military is being distracted from its core duties by further involving itself in the economy.

Nigeria army: 8 soldiers killed in attacks by extremists

2016-09-26 17:00

Nigeria's military says eight soldiers have been killed and 17 wounded in two attacks by Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria.

Lungu lied at UN summit, says ex-Zambian leader Scott

2016-09-26 12:35

Former Zambian president Guy Scott has criticised President Edgar Lungu over the remarks he made during the recently ended United Nations summit in New York.

Making sense of the recent tension in Western Sahara

2016-09-26 15:26

The tension between Morocco and the Polisario has reached a boiling point following Rabat's decision to send armed security personnel to the Guerguerat region at the Morocco-Mauritania border.

EU says Gabon court failed to address poll 'anomalies'

2016-09-26 08:33

EU monitors say Gabon's top court has failed to rectify vote-counting "anomalies" in fiercely-disputed elections in which President Ali Bongo extended his family's rule in the oil-rich nation into a fifth decade.

Sudan needs swift reforms to revive ailing economy - World Bank

2016-09-26 06:00

Sudan must undertake swift structural reforms to revive its ailing sanctions-hit economy, including devaluing the Sudanese pound against the dollar, the World Bank says.

Egypt moves to tighten borders after migrant ship tragedy

2016-09-25 21:00

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has ordered the tightening of border security after more than 160 mainly Egyptian migrants died when their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean.


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