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Six killed in fresh clashes in eastern DRC

2017-06-25 09:26

Fresh clashes between government troops and a militia in Nord-Kivu province in the troubled east of DRC have left two soldiers and four fighters dead, says the army.

Egypt police says foiled church bombing

2017-06-25 07:23

Egyptian police say they foiled a church bombing by arresting a cell including the would-be attackers, two months after suicide bombers killed dozens of church goers in two attacks.

Egypt's president ratifies disputed Saudi islands pact

2017-06-24 21:00

Egypt's president has ratified a disputed 2016 agreement under which his country would transfer control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

UN expert calls for DRC forces pullback

2017-06-24 21:00

A special advisor to United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Saturday urged Congolese authorities to pare back their military presence in the restive Kasai region following an explosion of deadly violence in recent months.

$500m unexplained Mozambique govt spending: prosecutor

2017-06-24 19:59

Mozambican officials have launched an investigation after an audit raised questions over $500 million of secret government loans, the country's prosecutor's office has said.

Uganda refugee crisis fundraising fall short of hopes at $358m

2017-06-24 18:00

The international community has pledged $358 million at a fundraising summit to help Uganda tackle the world's fastest growing refugee crisis, falling well short of expectations.

 
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Mourners return to Mali resort hit by jihadists

2017-06-24 21:00

The debris of the jihadist attack is still scattered for all to see: broken tea cups, charred mobile phones and upended chairs strew the once idyllic surrounds of this Malian ecolodge following last Sunday's violence.

South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

2017-06-24 20:00

The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves.

Egypt tycoon jailed for diva murder freed after presidential pardon

2017-06-24 18:00

An Egyptian real estate tycoon jailed for the murder of a Lebanese pop diva was freed as part of a presidential pardon for hundreds of detainees, security officials have said.

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UPDATE: Zim police clash with farm-workers, 'over a dozen' held in 'fresh land grabs'

2017-06-24 16:10

Zimbabwean police have clashed with workers at a farm that was seized by police this week to pave way for a top cleric, Trevor Manhanga, who has links to President Robert Mugabe's ruling Znu-PF party.

Namibia buries leader who campaigned against apartheid

2017-06-24 14:04

Namibians have gathered for a state funeral for Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, an independence leader who was jailed during South Africa's era of white minority rule.

Mozambican 'rhino poacher' disappears from police custody

2017-06-24 13:50

The chairperson of the Private Rhino Owners Association, Pelham Jones, has called for answers from government, after a seriously wounded prisoner disappeared from East London’s Frere Hospital without a trace.

Zim telecoms firms may no longer be going concerns - AG

2017-06-24 10:33

Zimbabwe’s landline phones are under threat after its auditor general cast doubt on the ability of the country’s telecommunications firms to continue as growing concerns.

Nigeria sends in troops, police after ethnic clashes

2017-06-23 21:29

Nigeria's acting president Yemi Osinbajo has ordered troops in to keep the peace in the restive state of Taraba after deadly clashes between herders and farmers.

Nigeria's northern Christians worried over quit notice

2017-06-23 20:29

Okechukwu Ugo has been left in a predicament after an ultimatum was issued for all southern Christians of Igbo heritage to leave Nigeria's Muslim-majority north.

UN rights body votes to send experts to deadly DRC region

2017-06-23 20:29

The UN's main human rights body has voted to send international experts to look into abuses and killings in central Democratic Republic of Congo, where thousands of deaths and mutilations have been reported in recent months.

Ghana assures public of security of ex-Guantanamo detainees

2017-06-23 19:36

Ghana's government has sought to reassure the public that two former Guantanamo prisoners living in the West African nation remained under supervision, a day after a court ruled their arrival was unconstitutional without parliament's approval.

US soon to have permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia

2017-06-23 19:36

The United States ambassador to Somalia says the US once again will have a permanent diplomatic presence in the country after it opens offices in Mogadishu later this year.

Cholera suspected as several ill at Kenya medical conference

2017-06-23 19:36

The Kenya Medical Association says "several" participants at a medical conference at a hotel in Nairobi have come down with a foodborne disease suspected to be cholera.

Food aid dwindling in world's fastest-growing refugee crisis

2017-06-23 18:30

Food aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief has said

UN to send experts to probe DRC violence

2017-06-23 17:00

The UN Human Rights Council has decided to send a group of experts to the Democratic Republic of Congo to help investigate an explosion of deadly violence in the Kasai region.

Gunmen kill 3 in suspected extremist attack in Kenya's north

2017-06-23 15:33

Officials say three people have been killed and three others wounded in a suspected Islamic extremist attack in Kenya's Mandera County, which borders Somalia.

Masire 'was instrumental in fight against apartheid in SA'

2017-06-23 13:02

South Africa's High Commission to Botswana, Mdu Lembede, has reportedly said that the late Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire was instrumental in the fight against apartheid in South Africa.

Gaza restarts power station as Egypt fuel eases crisis

2017-06-23 11:34

The Gaza Strip's sole power station has been fired up again, the energy authority in the Palestine enclave says, after fuel supplies from Egypt helped ease an energy crisis.

16 dead as militants clash with troops in eastern DRC

2017-06-23 10:00

Clashes between militants and government troops have left 16 dead in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the army says.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zambia, Angola

2017-06-23 08:37

President Robert Mugabe has reportedly moved to stop his wife, Grace's ambition to succeed him, and an expert on Africa says "something is definitely wrong" in Zambia as the country "slips into dictatorship".

Zimbabwe begins mass transfer of animals to Mozambique

2017-06-22 21:04

The animals won't travel two-by-two, but thousands of safari stalwarts will soon begin their journeys from Zimbabwe to Mozambique in one of Africa's largest ever wildlife transfers.

Egypt extends state of emergency

2017-06-22 21:04

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has extended a state of emergency declared after twin church bombings in April by jihadists, in a decree issued in the official gazette.

Angola expels 8 000 Congolese fleeing violence, UN says

2017-06-24 16:10

The United Nations says Angola has expelled more than 8 000 Congolese who entered the southern African country while fleeing deadly violence at home.

Mali relaunches beleagured peace process

2017-06-24 14:04

Mali's government and armed groups which signed a 2015 peace deal have relaunched talks aimed at speeding up its implementation after several delays.

Congolese threaten to disrupt Zuma, Kabila meeting in Pretoria

2017-06-24 10:02

Members of the Congolese community in South Africa are threatening to disrupt a state visit by President Joseph Kabila because, they say, he is no longer legally in power in the DRC.

Cholera suspected as several ill at Kenya medical conference

2017-06-24 10:02

"Several" participants at a medical conference at a hotel in Nairobi have come down with a foodborne disease suspected to be cholera, the Kenya Medical Association says.

US drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabaab leader

2017-06-24 07:52

The Trump administration has quietly rescinded an up to $5 million reward for information about a top member of the al-Qaeda allied al-Shabaab in Somalia

Three arrested in Nigeria over 'Eid attack plot'

2017-06-23 21:29

Nigeria's intelligence service has said it had thwarted a plan to target Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan after fears that Boko Haram was planning a major attack.

Zimbabwe VP pledges 'free and fair' election in 2018

2017-06-23 20:29

Zimbabwe's Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged that next year's elections will be peaceful, "free and fair" despite opposition concerns about electoral interference.

EU leaders boost support for Libya to halt migrant exodus

2017-06-23 20:29

European Union leaders are pledging to boost their support for conflict-ravaged Libya as the number of people fleeing Africa from there for better lives in Europe continues to rise

Tanzania president says teen mothers should quit school

2017-06-23 19:35

Tanzania President John Magufuli has said students who become pregnant should not be allowed to finish their studies after giving birth, sparking outrage from women's rights campaign groups.

Top Africa stories: Mbeki, Botswana, DRC

2017-06-23 19:36

Former president Thabo Mbeki has been lauded for urging South Africans not to interfere in Zimbabwean affairs, and former Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire has died.

At refugee summit, UN chief urges 'solidarity' with Uganda

2017-06-23 18:30

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for international solidarity with Uganda at a fundraising summit to help the country deal with nearly a million South Sudanese fleeing war.

UN chief seeks $8bn for South Sudan refugee crisis

2017-06-23 17:00

The United Nations secretary-general is making a plea for protection of refugees around the world, saying some richer countries haven't been as tolerant as some in Africa.

Burkina Faso to invest $700m to fight extremism

2017-06-23 15:33

Burkina Faso's government has announced it will invest more than $700m over four years to eradicate poverty in the Sahel and northern region of the West African country to prevent youth from joining jihadi groups.

Ghana court rules transfer of ex-Guantanamo detainees unconstitutional

2017-06-23 14:05

Ghana's Supreme Court has ruled that the transfer of two former Guantanamo Bay detainees to the country is unconstitutional without parliamentary approval.

At least 2 dead rhino found dehorned, buried at Zim govt minister's farm – report

2017-06-23 11:34

Two dead rhino have been found at the farm of a Zimbabwe government minister, a report says. The minister said she was shocked by news of the discovery but claimed it was the work of her white neighbours.

He was 'one of the best African leaders'… Twitter reacts to Masire's death

2017-06-23 10:00

Social media users have taken to Twitter to honour Botswana's former president Sir Ketumile Masire following his death. He was 91.

Former Botswana president Masire dies at 91

2017-06-23 08:28

Former Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire has died after he was hospitalised last weekend in a critical condition. He was 91.

DRC rights group: Army kills 13 rebels after Beni attacks

2017-06-22 21:04

Democratic Republic of Congo's army fought off attacks in and around the eastern city of Beni, killing at least 13 assailants and capturing 15, a local human rights group has said.

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