Top Africa stories: Tsvangirai, Gambia, AU

2016-12-01 20:45

The MDC says that party leader Morgan Tsvangirai's ill health "is no cause for concern" and Morocco says AU chair Dlamini-Zuma is blocking its readmission.

Horn of Africa migrants flock to Yemen despite conflict

2016-12-01 06:27

More than 100 000 migrants from the Horn of Africa have flocked to Yemen this year despite a raging conflict in the country, the UN says.

Residents in Somali town resist al-Shabaab taxes, 10 dead

2016-11-29 10:51

A resident says clashes between the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab and villagers in a central Somali town have left 10 people dead and dozens wounded

Somalia: 11 killed in car bomb blast in the capital

2016-11-26 17:05

Somali police say a car bomb has exploded near a police station in a busy market in the capital, killing at least 11 people and injuring 16 others.

Morocco quits Africa-Arab summit over presence of Polisario

2016-11-23 16:00

Morocco and several Arab countries have walked out of an Africa-Arab nations summit in Equatorial Guinea to protest the presence of a delegation from the Polisario Front, says media reports.

Kenya police kill 4 suspected extremists at Somali border

2016-11-20 19:01

A Kenyan official says police officers killed four suspected extremists at the Somali border, a region hard-hit by recent attacks by the Somali extremist group al-Shabab

Kenya forcing refugees to war-torn Somalia, group says

2016-11-15 16:00

The Kenyan government is coercing refugees to quit the world's largest refugee camp and return to Somalia where they risk getting killed or forcibly recruited into the Islamic extremist group, al-Shabaab, Amnesty International says.

Rival Somalia regions agree to bury the hatchet, again

2016-11-13 19:12

The leaders of two neighbouring Somali regions have agreed to respect a ceasefire whose repeated violations have claimed at least 45 lives in recent weeks, the UN says.

African Union angry over EU payment for Somali troops

2016-11-12 18:00

The AU has lashed the EU for saying it will pay Burundian peacekeepers in Somalia directly, rather than through their government, ostensibly to prevent the money being diverted to the regime in Bujumbura.

2 Somali pirates get life in prison; 3rd gets 33 years

2016-11-09 08:32

Two Somali pirates have been sentenced to life in prison, and a third has received 33 years because he co-operated with prosecutors in a separate piracy case.


Somalia delays presidential election for the third time

2016-12-01 08:00

Somalia's government has delayed presidential polls for the third time amid allegations of bribery, fraud and intimidation of voters

African migrants flock to Yemen despite conflict: UN

2016-11-29 20:57

More than 100 000 migrants from the Horn of Africa have flocked to Yemen this year despite a raging conflict in the country, the UN says.

Dozens feared dead in Mogadishu car bomb

2016-11-27 12:13

A car bomb has exploded near a busy market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, killing at least eight people, police say, as medical sources warned the toll could be far higher.

In Somalia, voting under way but democracy delayed

2016-11-25 20:12

With its security-sealed plastic boxes and cardboard polling booths, Somalia's election - under way since last month and still ongoing - has the trappings of democracy, but few of the functions.

Students scamper for safety as gunmen storm school and fire shots in Kenya

2016-11-23 08:39

Armed gunmen have stormed a school in a Kenyan province bordering Somalia, spraying bullets but not injuring anyone, official sources say, without confirming whether they were Shabaab group militants.

Kenya burns 5 250 guns to discourage illegal weapons

2016-11-16 11:25

Kenya's deputy president has attended the burning of more than 5 250 firearms seized by authorities to discourage circulation of illegal weapons in a country battling extremist violence.

The challenges of holding an election in Somalia

2016-11-14 13:18

Despite complications and challenges, elections in Somalia promise to be a game changer, writes Fatuma Ahmed Ali.

Ethiopian court jails 8 Somalis over failed attack in 2013

2016-11-12 20:00

An Ethiopian court has sentenced eight Somali nationals to jail terms ranging from two to nine years after they were convicted for planning a failed attack in the capital Addis Ababa.

UN: Somali pirates now focus on smaller vessels

2016-11-10 10:31

A UN report says it has been almost three years since Somali pirates successfully hijacked a large commercial vessel but they retain the capacity and intent to resume the attacks and have lately shifted to targeting smaller foreign fishing boats.

Top Africa Stories: Nigeria, Zim, S Sudan

2016-11-07 19:44

Nigeria's TB Joshua predicts a Hillary Clinton win in the US presidential elections, and Thabo Mbeki foundation says Zimbabwe is capable of working out solutions to help bring back economic development.

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