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Sudan's Bashir pushes for Darfur arms collection

2017-09-20 20:02

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir pressed on with a government campaign to collect arms from tribes in war-torn Darfur where a devastating conflict has killed thousands and displaced millions.

Tanzania president orders wall be built around tanzanite mines

2017-09-20 20:02

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the army to build a wall around the country's tanzanite mines to prevent smuggling and better control exports of the precious gems unique to the East African country.

Egypt court orders detention of 24 minority Nubians 15 days

2017-09-20 17:00

A lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the detention of 24 Nubians for 15 days pending investigation for participating in an unauthorised protest earlier this month shortly after they were ordered released

EXPOSED: Cameroon 'using anti-terror law to silence journalists', says group

2017-09-20 14:13

Cameroon President Paul Biya’s government is using an anti-terror legislation to arrest and threaten local journalists who report on Boko Haram militants and unrest in the country’s English-speaking regions, the CPJ says.

WATCH: 'Angry' bees attack protesters, police outside Kenya's Supreme Court

2017-09-20 17:00

"Angry" bees have caused havoc outside the Kenyan Supreme Court where the full judgment of last month's annulled polls was being delivered, leaving a disabled man badly bitten.

West Africa steps up battle against pirates and poachers

2017-09-20 18:33

Armed and stony-faced, six black-clothed members of Senegal's marine special forces board the Chinese fishing boat, alerted by radio that it may be operating illegally.

Trade in body parts of people with albinism is driven by myth and international inaction

2017-09-20 15:35

An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights in Geneva is set to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in sub-Saharan African, writes The Conversation.

US report: Egypt falls short on rights, Sinai monitor access

2017-09-20 10:08

A damning Trump administration report says Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant US monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula.

Nigerian leader addresses UN after health woes

2017-09-20 10:08

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says the United Nations needs to keep providing sufficient funding for peacekeeping operations, which have been coming under scrutiny.

 

Moody's: Egypt economy still recovering from 2011 uprising

2017-09-20 18:33

An international credit rating agency says Egypt's economy has started to improve but has yet to recover from the 2011 uprising and the years of unrest that followed

12 dead, 92 missing as floods hit eastern DRC

2017-09-20 20:02

At least 12 people died and 92 were missing after heavy rains caused flooding in two villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an official has said.

CPJ full report on how anti-terror law 'is used to silence journalists in Cameroon'

2017-09-20 14:13

Read the full report by CPJ on how President Paul Biya's government is "using" an anti-terror law "to silence critics and suppress dissent".

Kenya's police teargas opposition, ruling party supporters

2017-09-20 18:33

Kenya's police have tear gassed opposition and ruling party supporters outside the Supreme Court as it delivered its full judgment on why it annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in August.

Morocco to expand counterterror efforts abroad

2017-09-20 17:00

A top Moroccan security official says his government is working on a new strategy to track Moroccans who become radicalised in Europe, part of beefed-up counterterrorism efforts by a country that is both a key player in the global anti-extremism struggle and a source of international jihadis.

Kenya court blames election commission for botched vote

2017-09-20 13:47

Kenya's Supreme Court has placed the blame for last month's annulled presidential vote firmly on the country's election committee, in its full ruling detailing the judges' decision.

Nigeria warned land wars threaten national security

2017-09-20 13:47

Nigeria has been warned that clashes between herders and farmers threaten the country's national security, after such conflict claimed more lives last year than the Boko Haram insurgency.

Nine stray elephants electrocuted in Botswana

2017-09-20 11:46

Nine elephants were electrocuted in a freak accident in Botswana after one of them knocked into an electricity pole and the high-voltage power line fell on them, a local official has said.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe son, Kenya, Nigeria

2017-09-20 08:27

Grace Mugabe's son, Russel Goreraza, has reportedly imported two Rolls Royce limousines worth more than R70m, and a French firm says Kenya's electronic voting system won't be ready for October 17 polls.

Kenya's judges who nullified election face 'savage' threats

2017-09-20 08:27

Attempts to intimidate Kenya's Supreme Court judges after they nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election have been "unlawful and savage in nature," the nation's judiciary has said, as police used tear gas on ruling party supporters who protested outside the court demanding the judges' removal.

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