Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Sudan, CAR

2017-06-22 08:37

SA and Namibia are following in President Robert Mugabe's footsteps in distributing land to blacks, Zimbabwean First Lady says, and clashes between armed groups in CAR have left at least 100 people dead.

S Sudan famine eases, but more going hungry: UN

2017-06-21 18:26

A famine that was declared in parts of South Sudan four months ago is over, the UN aid agencies says, but extreme hunger has increased to its highest levels ever across the war-torn country.

Rwanda says gunmen kill 1, injure 8 in attack near Burundi

2017-06-21 17:33

Rwanda's military says a 52-year-old woman has been killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in the southwestern district of Rusizi near the Burundi border.

Sudan military helicopter crashes killing crew: army

2017-06-21 14:52

A Sudanese military helicopter has crashed in Northern State, killing all four crew members on board, the army says, in the latest accident to hit its ageing fleet.

Somalia says suicide blast targeted civilians

2017-06-20 22:07

Somalia's prime minister is condemning the suicide car bomb blast in Mogadishu that left at least 15 dead, saying the attack targeted civilians preparing for Eid celebrations.

Kenya's president says 10 dead after boat capsizes off coast

2017-06-20 20:07

Kenya's president says 10 people have died after the boat they were traveling in capsized off the East African nation's coast.

Two Tanzanian energy tycoons charged over graft scandal

2017-06-20 17:12

Two Tanzanian energy magnates on Monday became the first big

PICTURES: US envoy to Sudan pushes for aid in ex-rebel bastion

2017-06-20 16:10

The top US envoy in Sudan has pushed for more access to deliver humanitarian aid to Golo as he visited the former rebel stronghold in war-torn Darfur under tight security.

Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 15, police say

2017-06-20 16:10

Suicide car bomber in Somalia's capital kills 15, police say; al-Shabaab quickly claims responsibility.

Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 7, police say

2017-06-20 13:36

A police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, killing at least seven people.


Kenya to provide sanitary pads for girls in public schools

2017-06-21 21:35

Kenya's government says it will supply sanitary pads to teenage girls enrolled in public schools.

New report blames South Sudan military for civilian deaths

2017-06-21 17:33

A new report by Amnesty International says South Sudanese forces burned, shelled and ransacked homes between January and May, killing civilians and forcing thousands like Koolekheh from the Shilluk ethnic minority to flee.

Pope pledges more than $500 000 in South Sudan aid

2017-06-21 16:34

Pope Francis is offering more than $500 000 in aid for South Sudan to help finance two hospitals, a school and farm equipment.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Somalia, Mali

2017-06-21 08:26

A Zimbabwean magistrate has finally dismissed charges against 51 anti-Mugabe protesters arrested last year, and an al-Qaeda-linked group has claimed an attack at a resort area in Mali.

Envoy Angelina Jolie urges better treatment of refugees

2017-06-20 21:06

Actress and UN refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie has denounced the impunity with which rape is committed in conflict zones and the mistreatment of vulnerable women and children.

War leaves no winners, only rubble in S Sudan oil town

2017-06-20 18:59

What was once Bentiu, the gateway to South Sudan's oil fields, is now a cluster of bullet-riddled buildings and piles of scrap metal, its ghostly avenues abandoned.

At least eight drown in boat capsize off Kenya coast

2017-06-20 17:12

Eight people died and at least two were missing after an overloaded boat capsized off Kenya's Lamu Island, says police.

South Sudan soldiers charged in hotel attack say not guilty

2017-06-20 16:10

The 12 South Sudanese soldiers charged in a horrific attack on foreign aid workers last year during the country's civil war have pleaded not guilty.

Uganda, UN seek $8bn for South Sudanese refugees

2017-06-20 15:13

Uganda's government and the United Nations are appealing for $8 billion in funding to deal with the crisis of refugees from South Sudan

UN court to review Rwanda genocide conviction

2017-06-20 13:36

A UN tribunal has agreed to review its appeals judgement against a former Rwandan minister found guilty of genocide crimes, a case blocked for months by the detention of one of the court's top judges.

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