Withdrawal from the ICC: Not just a sad day for SA but for Africa

2016-10-24 11:28

The South African government's decision to withdraw from the ICC should not be seen in isolation. The African Union has called on its member states to withdraw from the court, writes Magnus Killander.

WATCH: SADC, AU have disappointed us – DRC opposition

2016-10-22 20:00

Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition coalition has expressed disappointment in the manner in which the AU and the SADC have handled the country’s situation.

WATCH: Benin leader swaps presidential jet for motorcade for trip to Togo

2016-10-18 10:58

Benin President Patrice Talon has earned social media praises after opting to travel to neighbouring Togo by road, a report says.

Dozens still held in Gabon over post-election violence

2016-10-01 09:42

At least 70 people, including several opposition figures, are still in detention nearly a month after a wave of post-election violence erupted in Gabon, a judicial source says.

Africa ready to pull out of United Nations, says Mugabe

2016-09-25 08:41

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly said that the African continent is ready to pull out of the United Nations if its demand for reform is not met.

Desperate Libya asks Zuma for help

2016-09-23 12:36

South Africa has been asked to share its nation-building secrets with strife-torn Libya which has been struggling to unite since the death of ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

AU plans to send observers to Gabon election appeal

2016-09-15 10:21

The African Union says it plans to send observers to help Gabon's Constitutional Court with a legal complaint lodged by opposition leader Jean Ping, who accuses President Ali Bongo of cheating to secure victory in an election last month.

Gabon post-election turmoil escalates with court bid for recount

2016-09-10 10:31

Gabon's Jean Ping took his bid to have a wafer-thin presidential election loss overturned to the country's top court Friday, as President Ali Bongo blamed the opposition leader for creating a climate of violence.

Decision time for Ping as Gabon court deadline looms

2016-09-08 15:37

Go to court or take to the streets: that's the decision opposition leader Jean Ping must make Thursday afternoon in his efforts to reverse Ali Bongo's disputed reelection in Gabon.

Emotions run high for opposition in Gabon vote crisis

2016-09-07 14:00

"Chapel of the freedom fighters," reads a sign outside Gabon's opposition headquarters, where activists dressed in white cross themselves at a makeshift altar, mourning those killed in the post-election chaos.


Heavily armed Shabaab fighters retake town in central Somalia

2016-10-24 06:00

Islamic extremist rebels have recaptured a town in central Somalia after African Union and Somali troops pulled out, according to residents.

Morocco king seeks support for AU bid in east Africa

2016-10-20 11:08

Moroccan King Mohammed VI has begun a tour of east Africa to shore up support for a historic bid to rejoin the African Union after more than three decades.

Zim opposition urges SADC, AU to push Mugabe out - report

2016-10-09 09:37

Zimbabwean opposition, the People's Democratic Party led by Tendai Biti, has urged the African Union and SADC to force President Robert Mugabe to cease power, saying he was no longer fit to run the country, a report.

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.

Morocco asks to rejoin African Union after 32 years

2016-09-24 09:04

Morocco has made an official request to return to the African Union, 32 years after quitting the bloc in protest at its decision to accept Western Sahara as a member.

Museveni a 'blessing' to Uganda, wife says in birthday message

2016-09-15 19:00

Ugandan First lady Janet Museveni has hailed her husband as a "blessing" to the east African country, a report says.

Gabon authorities to respond to Ping's petition request

2016-09-14 22:00

Authorithies in Gabon say they are well prepared to respond to opposition leader Jean Ping's election result petition request by providing evidence that he falsified documents during the campaign, a report says.

Ping appeals to Gabon court over poll defeat

2016-09-09 06:50

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping on Thursday appealed to the country's highest court Thursday in an attempt to have a wafer-thin presidential election loss overturned.

Gabon ex-justice minister: They are trying to kill me

2016-09-08 13:09

Gabon's ex-justice minister, Seraphin Moundounga, who resigned from his position earlier this week has made a startling claim that there has been attempts on his life since he made the announcement, a report says.

Gabon leader Bongo accuses EU poll observers of bias

2016-09-07 08:48

Gabon's embattled President Ali Bongo on Wednesday accused the EU observers that criticised his country's election of overlooking irregularities in his rival Jean Ping's camp.

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