ICC: SA, Burundi departures won't take place for at least a year

2016-10-25 06:25

The ICC has urged member states to seek a consensus with critical African nations, while stressing that South Africa and Burundi's announced departures would not take place for at least year.

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.

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.

More African countries 'likely to pull out of ICC after SA'

2016-10-21 13:50

SA's decision to pull out from the ICC is likely to lead "more African countries into wanting to follow in its footsteps", a researcher at the Institute of Security Studies says.

Why African states have started leaving the ICC

2016-10-21 11:07

Two African states have made official decisions to leave to leave the ICC. Concerns are high that more African countries will now pull out amid accusations that the court unfairly focuses on the continent. Here's a look at what it all means.

Somalia releases 3 Al-Jazeera journalists

2016-10-20 16:41

Somalia's government has released three Al-Jazeera journalists, two days after they were arrested along with their driver by security forces, the network confirmed

7 dead as Somali troops fight al-Shabab in town near capital

2016-10-19 14:23

Somali police say at least seven are dead after hours of clashes as Somali and African Union troops pushed back al-Shabab extremists from a town near Mogadishu.

Top Africa news: Nigeria, Malawi, Zim, S Sudan

2016-10-13 21:00

Boko Haram frees at least 21 kidnapped Chibok girls, Zimbabwe's Mujuru offers $1.4m compensation to ex-white farmer and questions raised over South Sudan's Riek Machar travel to SA.

Africa has some work to do before it starts its own humanitarian agency

2016-10-11 11:02

The initiative to establish an African Humanitarian Agency is a welcome one. But political, technical and financial support will matter. This will require the AU to take a pragmatic approach. Can it?, writes Romola Adeola.

Top Africa stories: Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, I Coast

2016-10-07 18:50

Kenya's election commission is set to step down, Zimbabwe ex-deputy president Joice Mujuru offers to compensate former white farm owner and Ivory Coast opposition attacks 'undemocratic' new constitution.


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.

Sudan's Bashir urges ICC African members to quit 'colonial' court

2016-10-22 16:04

Sudan has urged African members of the International Criminal Court to follow South Africa in withdrawing from the ICC, insisting it is a "new colonial tool" targeting only African leaders.

Top critic Uganda says 'undecided' about leaving ICC

2016-10-21 16:21

Uganda says it remains "undecided" about whether to leave the International Criminal Court after two African states this week decided to pull out.

EU pushes for 'leverage' with Africa to curb migrants

2016-10-21 12:17

EU leaders called Thursday for greater efforts to apply the "leverage" of trade and development with Africa in order to curb migrant departures to Europe and speed up the return of those who arrive.

African economy to rebound in 2017 - development bank

2016-10-21 08:37

Africa's economic growth is expected to dip this year before rebounding in 2017 to remain the world's second fastest growing region after east Asia, says the African Development Bank.

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.

Chad, Senegal and Kenya join battle to to succeed Dlamini-Zuma

2016-10-14 17:42

Kenya, Senegal and Chad will each nominate a candidate to become the new head of the African Union, which failed to choose a successor to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in July.

Africans tuning into more local TV programmes

2016-10-11 12:20

Raised on the backstabbing intrigue of 1980s American soaps "Dallas" and "Dynasty", and later, the heady drama of South American telenovelas, Africans are enjoying a surge in local TV content they can finally identify with.

People in Africa are living longer but lifestyle diseases are rising

2016-10-10 16:14

The burden of communicable disease is declining in Africa and life expectancy is increasing. But non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer are wreaking havoc, writes Charles Wiysonge.

Kenya's new Chief Justice must press on with cleaning up the judiciary

2016-10-07 16:00

Despite some criticism, the screening of 50-odd judges and nearly 300 magistrates was a remarkable achievement. But Kenya's new Chief Justice has some cleaning up left to do, writes Jan van Zyl Smit.

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