Obama made Kenyan artist's name, but Trump portraits fizzle

51 minutes ago

Kenyan artist Evans Yegon made a name for himself painting $1 000 portraits of President Barack Obama and he's sad to see him go, as the new focus of his work - Donald Trump - is a hard sell

Uganda detects bird flu

2017-01-16 10:30

Uganda has announced it has detected bird flu among migratory birds, without specifying whether it is the particularly virulent H5 strain detected this season in countries worldwide.

Sudan says 'secret' talks led to US easing sanctions

2017-01-15 13:01

Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour says"secret" talks between American and Sudanese officials led to the easing of US sanctions on his country.

Sudan welcomes US decision to lift sanctions

2017-01-14 11:30

Sudan has welcomed a US decision to lift some economic sanctions against Khartoum, saying it was a "positive and important" development in relations with Washington.

Obama to ease Bashir's Sudan sanctions on way out

2017-01-13 13:00

The Obama administration is set to ease sanctions against Sudan and broaden now limited talks with the long estranged African government whose leader, Omar al-Bashir, has been indicted on war crimes.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, Malawi

2017-01-12 20:24

A private plane crashed in southern Zimbabwe while transporting gold worth nearly a million dollars, and Gambia's Jammeh says only the court can declare who's president.

BIZARRE! Man, 52 buried with $5 700 to 'bribe God'

2017-01-12 08:30

A deceased Ugandan man was reportedly buried with at least $5 700 which he said he wanted to offer as an "offertory" for God to "forgive him" of his sins and "save him from hell fire".

Despite suffering without doctors, Kenyans support strike

2017-01-11 21:02

Kenyans have pledged their support to the country's striking doctors amid a government ultimatum to return to work or face being fired.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, Kenya

2017-01-11 20:00

Grace Mugabe has denied grabbing five properties belonging to a Lebanese tycoon, and Gambia's president has warned the international community against interfering in his country's political crisis

Kenya arrests 2 suspects accused of plotting Nairobi attack

2017-01-11 12:31

Kenyan police say they have arrested two suspects accused of planning an attack in the capital, Nairobi.


Kenya registers voters ahead of August 2017 election

2017-01-16 16:02

Kenya's election commission has begun a national drive to register millions of new voters ahead of the August presidential poll, with rival parties encouraging their supporters to sign up on time.

South Sudan claims mandate has expired for more UN troops

2017-01-15 20:59

South Sudan's government is claiming that the UN Security Council mandate has expired to send a new contingent of 4 000 peacekeepers to boost the existing force.

Hundreds protest against elephant trade in Tanzania

2017-01-14 21:29

Around 500 people, half from the Chinese community, have protested in Dar es Salaam to call for the protection of elephants against poachers.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Sudan, Malawi

2017-01-13 20:15

A 17-year-old boy with albinism was choked and hit with a sharp object in a brutal murder in Malawi, and leading gold producer has claimed ownership of the cargo after a plane crashed in Zimbabwe.

Kenya doctors' union officials sentenced over strike

2017-01-13 06:09

A Kenyan court has handed down a one-month suspended jail term to seven union officials over a doctors' strike which has crippled public hospitals for the last 40 days.

Kenya: Doctors ordered to call off strike, or face prison

2017-01-12 20:24

A Kenyan court has ordered the doctors' union to halt a strike by state doctors, that has caused near paralysis of the health sector, or face a month in jail

Somalia speaker election narrows field for presidency

2017-01-11 21:02

Somalia's newly-installed lawmakers have chosen a speaker of parliament in a vote that, according to the country's clan-based politics, rules out at least one leading presidential candidate.

Kenya opposition forms super alliance to unseat Kenyatta

2017-01-11 20:01

Kenya's main opposition leaders have announced the formation of a super alliance in a bid to unseat incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta in August elections.

Somalia lawmakers choose speaker for new parliament

2017-01-11 19:04

Lawmakers in Somalia have elected a speaker for the country's new parliament, a key step toward the country's upcoming presidential election

South Sudan's Kiir says peace deal remains alive

2017-01-11 11:40

South Sudan's president Salva Kiir says a peace deal signed to end his country's civil war is alive and being implemented.

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