Top Africa stories: AU, Kenya, Zim

2016-11-30 20:29

Senegal's AU hopeful Abdoulaye Bathily says he has the capacity and experience to succeed Dlamini-Zuma, and Kenyatta is in the hot seat over opposition tweet.

UN warns of hunger threat in southern Madagascar

2016-11-19 09:30

The United Nations says farmers in southern Madagascar urgently need support ahead of the year-end crop-planting season to offset the devastating impact of years of drought.

MH370 Investigators cast doubt on catastrophic fire evidence

2016-09-22 09:57

Accident investigators have cast doubt on the possibility that blackened debris found on Madagascar is evidence of a catastrophic fire aboard the missing Malaysian airliner.

Seven held after double murder off Madagascar

2016-08-23 17:13

Police investigating the double murder of two French volunteers on an island off Madagascar have arrested seven suspects.

Fire kills 38 in Madagascar, including 16 children

2016-07-26 07:30

A fire during a house-warming party in central Madagascar killed 38 people, including 16 children, as the blaze ripped through a thatched roof, police said.

Madagascar red-faced after mass jail breakout

2016-05-04 05:52

Prison officials in Madagascar were left red-faced after a mass escape which left over 30 inmates on the run on the Indian Ocean island nation.

Madagascar cattle rustlers in deadly clashes

2016-02-02 21:31

Thirteen people have been killed as Madagascar police and villagers clashed with armed cattle rustlers.

4 sentenced to hard labour in Madagascar

2015-10-10 09:52

A Madagascar court has handed down four men the maximum sentence of hard labour for life over the mob lynching of two Europeans and a local man.

Madagascar tourist mob lynching suspects 'tried to help'

2015-10-07 09:05

Dozens of suspects on trial over the lynching of two Europeans and a local man have told a Madagascar court that they intervened to protect the victims from a raging mob.

18 killed in Madagascar cattle-rustling clashes

2015-09-14 15:56

At least 18 people, including a paramilitary policeman, were killed in cattle-rustling violence in Madagascar over the weekend when thousands of animals were also stolen, police say.


I've capacity and experience to succeed Dlamini-Zuma – says AU chair hopeful

2016-11-30 11:53

Senegal’s African Union Commission hopeful Abdoulaye Bathily, 69, has met with President Jacob Zuma, as the race to replace Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma hots up.

Madagascar protests halt activity at Chinese gold mine

2016-10-07 22:00

A Chinese firm says it has suspended work at its gold mine in Madagascar after a series of protests by local residents.

Five charged in Madagascar over murder of French pair

2016-09-05 21:00

Five people were charged and remanded in custody over the murder in August of two young French volunteers on an island off Madagascar, a police official has said.

Two French volunteers feared murdered off Madagascar

2016-08-22 06:08

Two young French volunteers found dead on an island off the northeast coast of Madasgascar were likely murdered, authorities say.

Two killed, 80 wounded in Madagascar 'terror blast'

2016-06-27 07:27

Two people were killed and more than 80 wounded in a grenade attack in Madagascar's capital during the country's national day celebrations, in what the president called "an act of terrorism".

Madagascar appoints new PM in bid to end political turmoil

2016-04-11 08:19

Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina has appointed a new prime minister, two days after the island nation was plunged into confusion when the previous premier denied having stepped down.

Over 160 killed in Madagascar cattle clashes

2016-01-07 13:35

At least 161 people, including nearly a dozen soldiers, have been killed in cattle-rustling violence in Madagascar, authorities say.

12 suspects in Madagascar mob lynching face hard labour

2015-10-09 05:49

Madagascar's state prosecutor seeks maximum sentence of hard labour for life for 12 suspects on trial for the lynching of two Europeans and a local man in 2013.

Madagascar agents foil tortoise smugglers

2015-09-30 18:05

Madagascar customs agents have found more than 700 tortoises about to be smuggled out of the country.

African nations aim to brake surging trade in illegal timber

2015-09-09 14:00

Forest protection agencies in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Madagascar will step up joint efforts to combat the rapidly expanding trade in illegal timber under a new deal.

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