Mbeki 'is one of Africa's rare breed of politicians, a principled pan-Africanist'

2017-06-23 06:09

Former president Thabo Mbeki has been lauded for urging South Africans not to interfere in Zimbabwean affairs, a report says.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, DRC, AU

2017-06-13 08:34

Zimbabwean President Mugabe has sacked his chief prosecutor Johannes Tomana... but why?, and Congolese ex-rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda will finally testify in his trial at the ICC.

Darfur peacekeeping force headed for major drawdown

2017-06-07 08:00

The African Union and the United Nations are proposing major cuts to their joint peacekeeping force in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, paring down one of the world's largest and costliest peace operations.

Ethiopia shuts down internet access again, activists say

2017-06-02 16:26

Activists and residents say Ethiopia has shut down internet access across the country amid fear of leaks during school exams.

#GuptaEmails: Atul wanted Ebola 'cure' sent to Dlamini-Zuma

2017-06-01 14:33

Atul Gupta in 2014 claimed to have stumbled upon a "100% cure solution" for the Ebola outbreak, and asked for information on this supposed cure to be sent to then AU head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

We can do more to unite Africa - minister

2017-05-25 18:01

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says citizens of the continent can do more to unite Africa, starting with learning each other's languages.

Africa 'has a lot to celebrate, despite challenges' - #AfricaDay

2017-05-25 09:00

Africa has a "lot to celebrate" despite the so many challenges that the continent is facing, says an expert at the Institute for Security Studies.

Africa body seeks urgent help against Lord's Resistance Army

2017-05-19 21:07

The African Union says the rebel group led by one of the world's most wanted fugitives could roar back to life if countries don't "urgently" fill the void as the United States and Uganda give up the pursuit.

Why the AU must press ahead with a business and human rights policy

2017-05-11 16:32

The move by the African Union to develop a policy to regulate the impact of firms on human rights puts it ahead of other regions as it seeks to guide companies conducting activities on the continent, writes Romola Adeola.

Mugabe fulfils AU promise, first batch of donated cattle auctioned

2017-05-10 15:03

The first batch of the 300 cattle donated by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to the African Union in 2016 has been auctioned in the southern African country's capital Harare, a report says.


AU calls for calm as Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions mount

2017-06-17 20:07

The African Union has urged Djibouti and Eritrea to show "restraint" as tensions intensified over a disputed border territory after the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers from a buffer zone.

AU chair calls for 'dialogue' in Gulf crisis

2017-06-12 08:47

African Union chair Alpha Conde has put himself forward as a mediator in the crisis between Qatar and other Gulf countries, urging dialogue after several African nations also recalled their ambassadors to Doha.

Ethiopia mobile internet still off after a week

2017-06-06 21:06

Ethiopians are still unable to surf the web via mobile networks, despite government claims the nationwide internet shutdown, which began a week ago, has been lifted.

Top Africa stories: Zuma, Lesotho, Moz

2017-06-02 08:47

A gang of robbers dressed in security guard uniforms has raided a cash-in-transit truck outside a bank in Mozambique, and President Jacob Zuma faces a somewhat sticky dilemma as he sits down to do his diaries for the next two months.

Zuma's dilemma: AU summit or ANC policy conference

2017-06-01 05:59

President Jacob Zuma faces a somewhat sticky dilemma as he sits down to do his diaries for the next two months. Should he slip out of the ANC’s policy conference at the beginning of July or attend the AU summit in Addis Ababa?

United Nations Security Council must include Africa - Zuma

2017-05-25 15:59

President Jacob Zuma during his address on Africa Day at the presidential guest house has called for the reform of the United Nations Security Council to include Africa.

Zuma to host Africa Day Celebration at presidential guesthouse in Pretoria

2017-05-25 07:52

President Jacob Zuma is expected to host an Africa Day Celebration at Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria.

US' snub of the AU should spur regional powers into action

2017-05-18 12:30

When the US Secretary of State stood up the AU Chairperson the writing was on the wall. Africa needs to become the master of its own destiny, writes Tshepo T Gwatiwa.

Top Africa Stories: Zim, Ghana, Moz

2017-05-10 19:29

An explosion at a factory in Ghana has injured at least 80 people, and the first batch of the 300 cattle donated by Mugabe to the AU has been auctioned in Harare.

African dictator's trial opens path to justice elsewhere

2017-04-28 15:41

Souleymane Guengueng was barely able to walk or see when the prison doors swung open and he and hundreds of others were released in Chad in 1990 after dictator Hissene Habre fled.

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