WATCH: AU Commission has no standing in ICC, says Dlamini-Zuma

2016-10-26 14:18

Chairperson of the AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has said that the AU "has no standing in the ICC" and therefore, it is "purely" the decision of African countries to join or to withdraw from the Hague-based tribunal.

Fears of mass pullout from ICC grow, as Gambia withdraws

2016-10-26 08:20

Fears of mass pullout from the International Criminal Court are growing, as a third African country, Gambia, says it is leaving the Hague-based court.

Nigerian Avengers claim pipeline attack in oil region

2016-10-25 21:00

Nigerian militant group the Niger Delta Avengers says it has attacked a Chevron pipeline as a warning to international oil groups not to repair damaged infrastructure pending talks with militants.

Nigeria quizzes ex-president's spokesperson in graft probe

2016-10-25 18:01

Nigeria's anti-graft agency says it is detaining and questioning ex-president Goodluck Jonathan's spokesperson as part of a wider probe into corruption.

Appeal for blood in Cameroon after deadly train crash - report

2016-10-24 14:00

Officials in Cameroon have appealed to the public to donate blood to assist with the treatment of at least 600 people wounded from a train accident that killed more than 70, a report says.

Cameroon in mourning after rail disaster kill over 70

2016-10-24 11:28

A day of mourning is being observed in Cameroon following Friday’s train accident that killed more than 70 people, a report says.

At least 83 Nigerian soldiers 'missing in Boko Haram attack'

2016-10-23 18:11

Senior military officers say 83 soldiers are missing after Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked a remote base in northeastern Nigeria.

Niger town fears for abducted US aid worker 'Jeff'

2016-10-23 11:43

For people living in the small city of Abalak in central Niger, the abduction of a longtime US aid worker over a week ago has left them angry and anxious.

Cameroon rail accident toll rises to at least 60

2016-10-22 16:04

The death toll from the Cameroon rail accident has risen to 60, a hospital source says after a passenger train derailed between two main cities.

Burkina Faso says it has thwarted a coup attempt

2016-10-21 19:00

Ouagadougou - Security officials in Burkina Faso say they have foiled another coup plot in this west African nation and blame it on former presidential guards.


When politics and academia collide, quality suffers. Just ask Nigeria

2016-10-26 14:13

The politicisation of academia definitely contributes to a decline in academic standards. This is a situation South Africa must work hard to avoid. It can learn from others on the continent, writes Chris Changwe Nshimbi.

Gambia announces withdrawal from ICC

2016-10-26 06:08

Gambia has announced its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, accusing the body of the "persecution and humiliation of people of colour, especially Africans".

Simone Gbagbo and her lawyers snub Ivory Coast trial

2016-10-25 20:02

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo has refused to attend her trial for crimes against humanity due to a row with the court over the failure of high-profile witnesses to take the stand.

French trial of E Guinea leader's son set for January 2

2016-10-25 06:00

The son of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea's veteran ruler will go on trial on January 2 on charges of plundering his country to fund a jet-set lifestyle in France, a Paris court has decided.

Cameroon train crash: Authorities continue to comb through wreckage

2016-10-24 12:59

Authorities in Cameroon continue to comb through the wreckage, as the death toll in last week''s train crash has climbed to 79, a report says.

Nigerian troops thwart ship hijacking, arrest vandals

2016-10-23 21:00

Nigerian troops have thwarted an attempted hijack of a vessel in the restive Niger Delta and separately arrested five pipeline vandals, a spokesperson says.

Widows of victims of Nigeria's Boko Haram say aid overdue

2016-10-23 15:43

After her husband was killed by a Boko Haram suicide bomber late last year, Hajjagana Mbasaru was forced to pull her children from school and rely on friends to feed them. Read on...

A country divided by kitchen politics

2016-10-23 06:01

The public feud between Nigeria’s president and first lady will do little to put food on ordinary citizens’ tables, writes Azu Ishiekwene.

At least 55 killed in Cameroon train derailment - minister

2016-10-22 09:04

Fifty-five people have been killed and almost 600 injured after a packed Cameroon passenger train derailed, leaving debris strewn across nearby tracks as carriages swung off the rails.

Newly banned Shiite group in Nigeria appeals in court

2016-10-21 08:37

A newly banned Shiite group in northern Nigeria says it is appealing in court against the government decision that observers are warning could spark sustained violence.

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