AFRICA: This week in pictures

2016-10-28 21:00

A lot happened this week on the African soil from the release of at least 145 child soldiers in South Sudan to Nigeria's fashion week. Take a look at some of the pictures from around the continent.

Kenya declares curfew in strife-hit Mandera

2016-10-28 10:05

Kenya's government has announced a 60-day dusk to dawn curfew in the northeastern town of Mandera, hit by two deadly terrorist attacks in three weeks.

Man shot dead after stabbing officer outside US embassy in Kenya

2016-10-27 17:53

A man has been shot and killed by Kenyan police outside the US embassy in the capital Nairobi after stabbing an officer with a knife, police say.

Kenya commutes sentences of over 2 700 on death row

2016-10-24 19:31

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has commuted the sentences of 2 747 death row inmates, who will now serve life in prison.

Africa tilts as winners emerge from the commodities slump

2016-10-24 07:32

Lower commodities prices have had some far-reaching effects on African economies, says economist Mark Bohlund.

Top Africa Stories: S Sudan, DRC, Moz, Somalia

2016-10-21 20:33

More African countries 'likely to pull out of ICC after SA', says expert, South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he could return to his country as early as next month, and peace talks continue in Mozambique.

Belgian tourist trampled to death by elephant in Kenya

2016-10-19 21:06

A Belgian tourist has been trampled to death by an elephant near Kenya's famed Maasai Mara wildlife reserve, the second such incident in a month.

Kenya's new chief justice vows to fight corruption

2016-10-19 18:40

Newly sworn in Kenyan chief justice has vowed to root out corruption in the east African country's judiciary.

Fierce fighting in key Somali town close to Mogadishu

2016-10-18 21:07

Fighting between Somali troops and al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab fighters is ongoing in the key city of Afgoye, some 30km northwest of the capital Mogadishu, a security source and a witness say.

Has Shabaab been weakened for good? The answer is 'yes' and 'no'

2016-10-18 15:02

Al Shabaab is facing stress under increased pressure from the government and the regional states. But it should also be noted that predictions of its collapse have come and gone before.


US embassy in Nairobi closes after shooting - report

2016-10-28 18:34

The United States has closed its embassy in Nairobi, Kenya for the day following a shooting of a man who had stabbed a policeman outside the embassy building, a report says.

Vietnam seizes third illegal ivory shipment in a month

2016-10-27 20:33

Vietnam customs officials have seized nearly one ton of ivory hidden in a timber shipment from Kenya, an official says, the third major illegal haul of precious tusks in less than a month.

Kenya: 12 killed in extremist attack

2016-10-25 10:19

Gunmen from an extremist group have killed at least 12 people in an attack targetting non-Muslims in Kenya's northern Mandera County, near the Somali border, an official says.

Tears, relief as Somali pirate hostages land in Kenya

2016-10-24 08:43

A group of 26 hostages freed from nearly five years in the hands of Somali pirates has touched down in Kenya, with both tears and smiles marking the end of their ordeal.

Kenya fights deadly stigma with albino beauty pageant

2016-10-22 18:02

In many parts of Africa albinos are stigmatised or hunted for their body parts, but for one night in Kenya those with the condition took to the catwalk to show off their unique beauty.

PHOTOS: Stories of Somali refugees living in Dadaab camp

2016-10-21 06:00

As the closure of the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab, draws ever near, Doctors Without Borders has called upon the Kenyan Government as well as the UNHCR to urgently consider alternative arrangements.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Moz, Burundi, DRC

2016-10-19 21:06

US President Barack Obama's half-brother Malik Obama is set to attend presidential debate as Trump's guest, Zimbabwean children go hungry and Burundi set to pull out of ICC.

Obama's half-brother to attend presidential debate - as Trump's guest

2016-10-19 14:23

US President Barack Obama's half-brother Malik Obama is set to attend the country's third and final presidential debate - as Donald Trump's guest.

I'm not shielding corruption suspects, says Kenyatta

2016-10-18 19:46

Kenya's president says he is not shielding corruption suspects and is blaming officials for not dealing with malfeasance in his administration.

Tipped to win Nobel literature prize, Kenya's Ngugi misses out – again

2016-10-17 11:14

Ngugi wa Thiong'o is still regarded as one of Africa's greatest living writers in spite of missing out on a literature Nobel yet again, writes Peter Kimani.

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