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The Latest: 2 arrested in connection with Somalia bombing

2017-10-19 06:11

Officials in Somalia say two people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300.

After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabaab onslaught

2017-10-16 20:07

As the toll rises above 300 from one of the world's deadliest attacks in years, the al-Shabaab extremist group has sent a powerful signal that the international focus on extremism can't afford to overlook the African continent.

Nigeria says no plan to issue visas on arrival for all Africans

2017-10-16 08:23

Nigeria's government says no plans to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans

We won’t respond to Mugabe's jibe about President Khama - Botswana govt

2017-10-07 11:00

The Botswana government says it won't respond to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, due to his advanced age, after the veteran leader attacked President Ian Khama, accusing him of failing to support his country’s foreign affairs minister for the African Union Commission post.

Haley in South Sudan will warn leaders on peace deal

2017-09-27 08:30

US Ambassador Nikki Haley says she will tell South Sudan's leaders when she visits Juba next month to seize a final chance for peace and quickly revive a political deal to end the three-year war.

Zuma commends AU discussion on Libyan conflict

2017-09-10 14:00

President Jacob Zuma has commended the African Union's high-level talks on the conflict in Libya this past week, his office says.

AU chief says Kenya poll ruling 'does honour to Africa'

2017-09-04 15:26

The decision of Kenya's Supreme Court to annul the re-election of outgoing president Uhuru Kenyatta and order a rerun "does honour to Africa", African Union chief Alpha Conde says.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, S Leone, Kenya

2017-08-18 19:28

Ex-AU commission's chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has hinted that Grace Mugabe must face the law over assault charges, and UN says more than 400 bodies have been pulled from the debris of Sierra Leone's mudslides.

Top Africa stories: Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe

2017-08-11 06:09

Ex-president Thabo Mbeki has commended Kenyans for the peaceful and orderly way the country conducted their elections, and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ally says a coup is likely in Zim if Mugabe fails to carefully choose his successor.

Kenya opposition demands Odinga be 'declared president'

2017-08-10 17:25

Kenya's main opposition coalition has demanded that its candidate Raila Odinga be declared president, claiming it had evidence he had won an election that has already led to angry protests over fraud claims.

 

Western Sahara: disputed territory in North Africa

2017-10-17 10:04

Western Sahara is a former Spanish colony mainly controlled by Morocco, but whose territory is claimed by the pro-independence Polisario Front.

No South Africans among Mogadishu victims - Dirco

2017-10-16 14:22

The Department of International Relations and Co-operation says no South Africans are among the more than 300 people killed in a terror attack on the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Nigeria to start issuing visas on arrival for Africans: AU

2017-10-14 15:01

Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans, the African Union has said, in a major step toward the goal of free movement on the continent.

Chad inclusion in US travel ban 'unjust', AU says

2017-09-27 17:16

The AU has expressed its "bewilderment" at US President Donald Trump's inclusion of Chad on an updated and open-ended travel ban list issued at the weekend.

Observers under fire for 'rubber stamping' Kenya vote

2017-09-12 14:26

Accused of glossing over flaws in Kenya's election which later caused the result to be overturned, international observers are under a harsh spotlight ahead of a re-run next month.

Gabon lifts travel ban on opposition leaders

2017-09-09 19:01

Gabon's opposition leaders, including former African Union chief Jean Ping, are free to travel again, the government has said, nearly a week after banning them from leaving the country.

Are the illicit flows fake?

2017-08-27 06:00

Mines’ consultants say UN, AU and NGO estimates of illicit financial flows are ‘ideological’ nonsense.

Dlamini-Zuma on Grace Mugabe incident: The law must take its course

2017-08-18 11:06

The AU Commission's former chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has reportedly said that women are capable leaders, adding that the bahaviour of one woman should not be allowed to taint all women.

Foreign observers urge patience as Kenya awaits poll results

2017-08-10 20:21

Foreign observers deployed to oversee Kenya's general elections have called for patience while votes are counted as accusations by the opposition of rigging sparked angry protests.

The Latest: Kenya vote commission defends system as secure

2017-08-09 21:03

Kenya's election commission is defending the country's electronic voting system as secure, saying there were "no interferences before, during and after" Tuesday's election.

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