In devastated S Leone, ghosts of pupils haunt ruined school

2017-08-22 20:26

Ann-Marie Caulker scrolls through the images on her smartphone: the faces of young girls who were her some of her brightest students at school in Freetown until the landslide hit.

UN slams use of children in Nigeria bombings

2017-08-22 20:26

The United Nations has voiced alarm at Boko Haram jihadists' surging use of children, mainly girls, as human bombs in northeastern Nigeria, describing the practice as an "atrocity".

Spain attack raises questions on extremism among Moroccans

2017-08-22 20:26

After yet another deadly attack in Europe involving Moroccans, residents of that country are raising questions about why its emigres are taking up extremism

Eight killed in Guinea in rubbish dump landslide

2017-08-22 19:03

Eight people have died and dozens were injured in the West African state of Guinea when a rubbish dump on the outskirts of the capital collapsed after heavy rain.

As vote looms, Angolans chafe over Dos Santos era

2017-08-22 19:03

After nearly 40 years under the rule of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, millions of Angolans are angry and frustrated - and many seem determined to use Wednesday's elections to express their hunger for change.

Tensions in Togo as anti-Gnassingbe rally turns deadly

2017-08-22 17:59

Tensions have erupted in Togo after protests against the ruling Gnassingbe family dynasty over the weekend turned deadly.


ELECTION FEVER:  A supporter of Isaias Samakuva, presidential candidate for Angola's main opposition National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, holds a rooster (the symbol of Unita) at the closing rally of Samakuva's campaign in Luanda. (AFP)

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Former Libya PM kidnapped in Tripoli: family

2017-08-22 19:03

Libya's former prime minister Ali Zeidan has been kidnapped by an armed group in war-torn Tripoli and not been heard from in nine days, family members and friends have said.

Rodents force Nigerian president to work from home

2017-08-22 17:59

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home after rodents damaged his official office during a more than 100-day overseas medical absence, a presidential spokesperson has said.

UN: Boko Haram use of kids as 'human bombs' soars in 2017

2017-08-22 16:29

Unicef is reporting a four-fold increase in use of children as "human bombs" by the radical Boko Haram group in northeastern Nigeria already this year compares to all of 2016.

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What we need to learn from Freetown's landslide tragedy

2017-08-22 16:29

Last week, disaster hit Sierra Leone, one of the jewels of Africa. At least 500 people were killed after a mudslide tore through a suburb of the capital Freetown. This is a moment of pain that will forever be etched in our memories as Africans.

For the Central African Republic there will be no peace without justice

2017-08-22 15:04

Since civil war broke out in the Central African Republic four years ago, citizens continue to live in fear. They say that peace will only come when the war criminals are brought to justice, writes The Conversation.

Elections are only part of the story in Kenya’s history of post-poll violence

2017-08-22 13:38

Much international media focus has been on Kenya's election being a trigger for violence, but that's only part of the story. The ongoing grievances of Kenyans must be addressed, writes The Conversation.

Help me market 'tainted' Zimbabwe, minister says to media

2017-08-22 11:04

Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi has reportedly called on the media to help him market the country to the international community, as Zimbabwe continues to have a tainted image due to its history of bad governance.

Angola: The Dos Santos regime's key moments

2017-08-22 11:04

President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has ruled Angola since 1979, will not contest the August 23 election, marking a historic change in the oil-rich country. Take a look at some of his regime's key moments.

Top Africa stories: SADC, Zim, Nigeria

2017-08-22 06:32

Zimbabwe's vice president has returned home from SA after "food poisoning treatment" , and Nigerians have celebrated the return of President Muhammadu Buhari with thanksgiving services.

Sudan warns of floods as Nile water level surges

2017-08-21 20:36

Sudan has warned Khartoum residents along the Nile of likely "massive floods" as water levels of the river rose to a record high following heavy rains in neighbouring Ethiopia.

Dos Santos: Angola's secretive leader heads towards exit

2017-08-21 20:36

When Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos steps down and his successor is chosen in Wednesday's elections, it will bring to an end a 38-year reign dominated by his unrelenting authoritarian style.

Africa's longest-serving leaders

2017-08-21 19:27

Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, in power since 1979, will not contest Wednesday's general election, meaning he will soon lose his place as Africa's second longest-serving leader.

Lourenco: Ex-general poised to be Angola's next leader

2017-08-21 18:31

The likely next president of Angola, Joao Lourenco, is a ruling-party loyalist and former general who endured several years out of favour after he angled for the top job in the 1990s.

Angola vote marks new era as Dos Santos ends 38-year reign

2017-08-21 16:02

Angola goes to the polls Wednesday in a historic election marking the end of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos's 38-year reign, with his party set to retain power despite the country's economic crisis.

Nigerians upbeat over ailing president's return from London

2017-08-21 13:07

Nigerians have celebrated the return of President Muhammadu Buhari with thanksgiving services after his prolonged absence abroad for medical treatment, a period that stoked tension in a divided nation.

South Sudan's civil war a 'unique crisis' for aid workers

2017-08-21 11:58

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross says South Sudan's civil war presents humanitarians with "one of the unique crises" in the world.

Nigerian president addresses nation after months away

2017-08-21 10:24

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is addressing the nation after spending more than three months in London for medical treatment.

Mugabe's deputy returns from SA 'after food poisoning treatment'

2017-08-21 06:11

Zimbabwe's vice president has returned home from South Africa where he was flown for emergency medical care for suspected food poisoning, a privately-owned newspaper says.

Egyptian MP steps back from call to extend president's term

2017-08-20 20:05

The Egyptian lawmaker behind a call to amend the constitution to extend the president's term by two years says the change won't apply to President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi current four-year term

Sierra Leone churches hold services for mudslide victims

2017-08-20 18:03

Churches across Sierra Leone have held special services in memory of the more than 450 people who were killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week.

Tanzanian NGO Director's murder a grave blow to global conservation

2017-08-21 08:23

Wayne Lotter’s life mission was to protect elephants and dismantle the illegal ivory market - but his legacy has been cut short.

Death toll in S Leone flood disaster reaches 441

2017-08-20 14:00

The death toll from a mudslide and flooding that struck Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has reached 441, the government says.

GALLERY: Protests at SADC summit in Pretoria

2017-08-20 12:24

See pictures from the opening on the Southern African Development Community summit in Pretoria this weekend where protesters from different regional countries demonstrated.

Zimbabwe declares holiday on Mugabe's birthday

2017-08-20 07:00

Zimbabwe has declared President Robert Mugabe's birthday on February 21 a national holiday, a state daily reports, honouring the veteran politician in power since 1980 who opponents accuse of brutal repression and devastating the economy.

Angola's dos Santos to quit after 38 years in power

2017-08-22 12:30

Angolans are set to vote in an election that will see President Jose Eduardo do Santos quit after nearly four decades in power.

Zim investors use Old Mutual to repatriate funds outside country

2017-08-22 11:45

Investors are using Old Mutual as a way of repatriating their investments outside the country, buying stocks and then moving them to either London or the JSE, say analysts.

Just how powerful is Grace Mugabe?

2017-08-22 09:05

Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assault in SA, is back home in Zimbabwe. Who really is Grace and why did Zimbabwean officials remain mum as her saga unfolded last week?

Eskom IPP signing date to be revealed this month - minister

2017-08-22 11:22

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says the date for the signing of Eskom’s power purchase agreements relating to the renewable energy IPPs will be announced by the end of August.

Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

2017-08-21 20:36

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari vows to reinvigorate battle against Boko Haram Islamic extremists in address to the nation after more than three months in London for medical treatment

6 arrests after Morocco bus sex attack sparks outrage

2017-08-21 19:27

Six teenage suspects have been arrested in Morocco after video footage of young men reportedly sexually molesting a woman on a bus caused widespread outrage on social networks.

Red Cross warns unpaid wages deepening S Sudan crisis

2017-08-21 18:31

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned that South Sudan's inability to pay civil servants risked worsening a humanitarian crisis and urged donors to step in.

UN hopes donors continue offering aid to Sudan

2017-08-21 17:19

A UN official has called on donors to provide more assistance to Sudan after the world body received only a fraction of the $804 million it needs for humanitarian aid.

'I was among the dead and injured': horror in CAR

2017-08-21 14:45

Jonas Ngobo can still clearly see the bloodshed and devastation left when rebels attacked a Red Cross health centre in the Central African Republic where he worked.

Ailing Nigerian leader Buhari slams divisions after absence

2017-08-21 11:58

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has taken to state TV in his first speech since returning from a long medical absence in the Britain in a bid to dampen mounting separatist tensions in the country.

Latest on Zim VP Mnangagwa: SA doctors 'detected traces of palladium poison'

2017-08-21 10:24

SA doctors who performed a minor surgery on Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa reportedly said that they "detected traces of palladium poison which had partly damaged part of his liver".

SADC sending special envoy to DRC as Zuma assumes chairmanship

2017-08-21 08:14

The Southern African Development Community will be sending a former head of state to the Democratic Republic of Congo as a special envoy amidst increasing tensions in that country due to overdue elections.

Nine dead in Nigeria boat capsize

2017-08-21 06:11

Nine people have been killed after a passenger boat capsized in Nigeria's commercial hub of Lagos, the government says, blaming the accident on overcrowding.

A look at Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assault

2017-08-20 16:00

A South African model's claims of assault have drawn attention to Zimbabwe's increasingly outspoken first lady Grace Mugabe, who has been viewed as a possible successor to her 93-year-old husband.

LATEST: Zim President Mugabe, wife Grace snub state funeral

2017-08-20 14:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are not attending a state funeral in Harare after their return from Johannesburg, where the first lady faced calls for prosecution for allegedly assaulting a woman

'It's regrettable SA decided to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity'

2017-08-20 12:24

Zimbabwe's main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change party has described First Lady Grace Mugabe as a "disgrace", adding that it is "regrettable that South African authorities decided not to prosecute her after she severely assaulted a 20 year-old model".

BREAKING: Grace Mugabe returns to Zimbabwe despite assault claim

2017-08-20 08:05

Zimbabwean state media say the wife of President Robert Mugabe has returned home from South Africa despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg.

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