AU peacekeepers on their way to SA

2015-10-08 12:45

Thousands of peacekeepers from around Africa are on their way to the Northern Cape. But don't be alarmed, they're only here for a field training exercise.

SA soldier killed in Darfur ambush

2015-09-27 18:00

A South African soldier has been killed and another badly wounded after they were ambushed in Sudan's Darfur region, the SANDF says.

Mugabe might quit before end of tenure – Zanu-PF officials

2015-09-21 18:03

Senior officials from the ruling Zanu-PF party have reportedly indicated that President Robert Mugabe might be forced to quit before his current tenure ends in 2018 due to “explosive succession and economic problems”.

ANC: Govt must take Bashir ruling to supreme court

2015-09-16 13:46

The ANC has disagreed with a court decision not to allow government to appeal a ruling that it acted unconstitutionally when it did not arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

Ugandan leader says Somali rebels may be holding his troops

2015-09-12 09:20

The leader of Uganda has conceded that Islamic extremists in Somalia may have taken some of his country's troops as prisoners, and blamed his own commanders for being 'asleep' in allowing a recent attack on an African Union base.

US reopens Somalia mission - in Kenya

2015-09-08 18:33

The US mission to war-torn Somalia has begun work without an ambassador or an embassy and based in a neighboring country, the State Department says.

Suicide car bomb kills several AU soldiers

2015-09-06 16:03

Several people have died in a suicide car bombing, aimed at killing soldiers of an African Union military convoy in south-eastern Somalia.

At least 50 dead in Shabaab attack on AU base

2015-09-02 15:18

At least 50 AU soldiers are believed to have been killed and another 50 are missing after al-Shabaab militants overran a military camp in southern Somalia, according to Western military officials.

South Sudan peace deal welcomed with optimism, caution

2015-08-27 13:49

A deal signed by South Sudan’s president aimed at ending 20 months of civil war has been given a cautious welcome, with both sides in the conflict urged to show good faith.

Burundi president to be sworn in for 3rd term

2015-08-20 12:07

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is set to be sworn in for a controversial third term in power, a top official says, following elections last month, weeks of protests and a failed coup.


Clinton, UN agencies slam Mugabe's gay remarks

2015-10-05 13:31

Several UN aid agencies have reportedly condemned Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s recent remarks on homosexuality at the United Nations General Assembly.

Burkina Faso coup general defies deadline

2015-09-22 22:02

The Burkina Faso coup leader has refused to heed the deadline as loyal soldiers converge on the capital.

Burkina Faso crisis: AU threatens sanctions

2015-09-19 10:28

The African Union will impose sanctions on Burkina Faso’s coup leaders if they do not restore the interim government, the AU says in a statement.

More than 40 000 dead under Chad's Habre

2015-09-15 21:59

The number of Chadians killed under the brutal regime of ex-dictator Hissene Habre far exceeded the frequently-quoted estimate of 40 000, his trial in Senegal for atrocities has heard.

Government militia guilty of atrocities in Darfur - HRW

2015-09-09 22:30

A government militia in Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region has been guilty of killings and mass rapes of civilians over the past year and a half, Human Rights Watch says.

Al-Shabaab retakes Somali town

2015-09-06 20:14

Militants and officials say al-Shabaab fighters have taken control of a populous town in central Somalia after African Union forces left the area.

Residents: Bloody scene after Somalia attack

2015-09-03 10:12

A day after Islamic extremists overran an AU military base in Somalia, shaken residents of an adjacent town are describing the daring attack and its aftermath, with one saying he saw at least nine dead soldiers inside the base.

Al-Shabaab claims 'scores' killed in attack on AU troops

2015-09-01 08:49

Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia have killed "scores" of African Union troops in an attack south of capital, Mogadishu, a spokesperson for the armed group says.

Burundi president says God on his side

2015-08-20 18:30

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has warned rebels that they will be crushed by God after being sworn in for a controversial third term following weeks of protests.

South Sudan peace deal in tatters as rivals blame each other

2015-08-20 11:01

Peace efforts in South Sudan are in tatters as warring rivals blame each other for attacks and the army claims that the rebels broke their own peace deal hours after signing.

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