WHO reform a top priority for Ethiopia's Tedros

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The first African to head the World Health Organisation, Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom, says he aims to replicate his success in turning around his country's healthcare system on the global stage.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Tunisia, I coast

2017-05-24 08:00

A drunk cop video has sparked conversation on social media about Zimbabwean police brutality, and the death of a Tunisian protester at the hands of police has sparked fears of more unrest.

Villagers on Grace Mugabe farm 'beaten on soles of feet': HRW

2017-05-24 06:16

Riot police knocking down homes on a farm taken over by Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe tied a rope round the cottages and used a truck to pull them down, Human Rights Watch says.

ICC prosecutor says C Africa bloodshed 'must stop now'

2017-05-23 22:44

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has called for an immediate halt to the renewed sectarian bloodshed in the Central African Republic, warning that war crimes will be punished.

Likely presidential candidate in Egypt ordered detained

2017-05-23 22:44

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention for one day of an opposition leader widely tipped to challenge President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in 2018 elections following a complaint he publicly made an obscene finger gesture


MIGRANTS :  Illegal migrants from Africa receive food from Libyan authorities after being rescued by Libyan coast guards at sea, off the coastal town of Tajoura, 15km east of the capital Tripoli. (AFP)

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UN questions DRC probe of experts' murder

2017-05-23 22:44

The United Nations has raised questions about the Democratic Republic of Congo's probe of the murder of two UN experts investigating mass graves, saying it appeared to have been done in haste.

2 UN peacekeepers killed in ambush in northern Mali

2017-05-23 22:44

Authorities say two United Nations peacekeepers from Chad have been killed when their foot patrol was ambushed in the Kidal region of northern Mali.

10 meths drinkers die in Morocco: report

2017-05-23 22:44

Ten people have died and six are in a serious condition in hospital after drinking methylated spirits in central Morocco, the official MAP news agency has reported.

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Egypt moves bed, chariot of King Tut to new museum

2017-05-23 22:44

Egypt has safely transported two unique items, a funerary bed and a chariot belonging to the famed pharaoh King Tutankhamun from a museum in central Cairo to a new one on the other side of the city.

Somali suicide bomber kills 4 at Puntland checkpoint

2017-05-23 21:38

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has blown himself up at a military checkpoint in northern Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing at least four people.

Four killed in I Coast clashes between ex-rebels and police: AFP

2017-05-23 21:38

Four people have been killed and many hurt when police clashed with former rebels barricading the road into Bouake, Ivory Coast's second biggest city, in the spillover from a corrosive army mutiny over pay.

Suspected oil rebels attack Niger Delta pipeline

2017-05-23 20:01

Suspected oil rebels attacked a gas pipeline in Nigeria's restive south, breaking a fragile truce between them and the government, an oil company spokesperson has said.

Lawmakers ditch probe of outspoken Nigerian ruler

2017-05-23 20:01

Lawmakers in Kano state, northern Nigeria, have indefinitely suspended a probe into allegations of graft against one of the country's most respected traditional rulers, ending proceedings that could have seen him removed from office.

WATCH: 'Skulls of My People' documentary explores why Namibia is a 'time bomb'

2017-05-23 17:02

Germany is in negotiations with Namibia about the phrasing of the first official apology for General von Trotha’s extermination orders that led to the murder of around 100 000 Ovaherero and Nama people between 1904 and 1908 in the German colony of then South West Africa.

Zim opposition, unions scoff at VP’s 2.2 million jobs claim – report

2017-05-23 15:29

Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly rubbished claims by Deputy President Emmerson Mnangagwa that the government had created more than 2.2 million jobs.

Three killed in I Coast clashes between ex-rebels and police: AFP

2017-05-23 13:56

Three people were killed when police clashed with former rebels who had been blocking the road into Bouake, Ivory Coast's second biggest city, to demand government compensation payments, an AFP reporter has said.

'Massive' load-shedding looms in Zim as Zesa fails to settle $80m debt to Eskom

2017-05-23 10:50

"Massive" load-shedding could begin as early as next week in Zimbabwe - because the cash-strapped authorities still haven't settled an $80 million debt to Eskom, a report says.

Tunisia protester death raises fears of more unrest

2017-05-23 09:14

A young protester has been killed after a national guard vehicle "accidentally" ran him over in south Tunisia, raising fears of more social unrest in a region already rocked by weeks of protest.

Kiir opens S Sudan dialogue with unilateral ceasefire

2017-05-22 21:59

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has declared a unilateral ceasefire as he launched a national dialogue, a controversial bid to end a civil war that excludes his rival Riek Machar.

Gambia's Jammeh 'stole $50m', assets frozen: minister

2017-05-22 21:02

The Gambia's justice minister has said that ex-leader Yahya Jammeh stole around $50m via a state telecoms company, while a court froze his assets in the small west African nation.

Tunisian protester 'accidentally' killed in south: ministry

2017-05-22 21:02

A young protester was killed after a police vehicle "accidentally" ran him over outside an oil and gas installation in south Tunisia after weeks of social unrest, a ministry has said.

3 dead in Algeria military helicopter crash

2017-05-22 18:59

Three Algerian naval officers were killed when their helicopter crashed after striking power lines during a night patrol southwest of Algiers, the defence ministry says.

Tunisia police fire tear gas at protesters at pumping station

2017-05-22 18:03

Security forces fired tear gas at protesters as they tried to storm a gas and oil installation in southern Tunisia, local radio stations have reported.

Mugabe University would be a 'monument of Zimbabwean injustice' - activists

2017-05-22 17:00

Activists in Zimbabwe have ridiculed plans to build a Robert Mugabe University, adding that naming an education institution after the veteran leader would be "palpably unfair and a monument of Zimbabwean injustice".

Mugabe's 'undiplomatic angry outbursts against other world leaders killed Zim', says Mujuru

2017-05-22 08:02

Former Zimbabwean vice president Joice Mujuru has reportedly taken a swipe at her former boss President Robert Mugabe, saying that he was responsible for all the problems currently faced by Zimbabwe.

DRC opens probe into ex-minister's role in Kasai violence

2017-05-23 21:38

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have opened an investigation into whether a former government minister may have played a role in inciting violence in the turbulent Kasai provinces.

Nigerian economy shrinks by 0.5%: data

2017-05-23 21:38

Nigeria's economy has contracted for a fifth straight quarter, official figures showed, as low oil production dented overall output.

Morocco fishermen decry 'El Negro' dolphin attacks

2017-05-23 20:01

In Morocco's northern port city of Al-Hoceima, fishermen are clamouring for state support for a struggling sector which they say is under attack from dolphins.

Man arrested for rescuing Zim's official bird – report

2017-05-23 18:31

A Zimbabwean man has reportedly been dragged to court after he tried to rescue the country’s official bird, which he had found at his home unable to fly.

New WFP leader calls South Sudan's famine 'deplorable'

2017-05-23 17:02

New American head of World Food Program has called the suffering in South Sudan's famine "deplorable" as he visited the country and called on the government to allow aid groups safe access.

Ethiopia carries out mass doping tests

2017-05-23 15:29

Ethiopia has conducted doping tests on more than 350 athletes, the vast majority of them track and field competitors.

Success of post-conflict peace studies rests with teaching teachers

2017-05-23 12:29

The impact of peace education or human rights courses ultimately depends on how teachers - who may not be neutral - implement them, write Line Kuppens and Arnim Langer.

Deutsche Welle says Burundi reporter freed by DRC

2017-05-23 10:36

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has announced that its Burundian correspondent, arrested on accusations of spying in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week, has been freed.

Election season offers a reminder that Kenya remains deeply sexist

2017-05-23 09:14

Kenya's progressive 2010 Constitution brought improved women's representation in Parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections, writes Beatrice Akala.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Angola, Nigeria

2017-05-23 08:08

Joice Mujuru says President Mugabe's undiplomatic angry outbursts against other world leaders killed Zimbabwe, and Angolan apartheid troops are battling to survive in SA

Angry Ivory Coast ex-rebels block access to cities

2017-05-23 06:11

Disgruntled former rebels demanding government compensation payments have blocked roads into Ivory Coast's second biggest city, Bouake, as well as into the key northern city of Korhogo, reports say.

Ivory Coast rebels stage fresh street protest

2017-05-22 21:02

Hundreds of demobilised rebels took to the streets of this central Ivory Coast city to demand government funds after disrupting a funeral attended by a cabinet minister.

German broadcaster says Burundi reporter held in DRC

2017-05-22 20:02

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has demanded the immediate release of its Burundian correspondent who was arrested last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

2017-05-22 18:59

West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities.

Election season offers a reminder that Kenya remains deeply sexist

2017-05-22 18:03

Kenya's progressive 2010 Constitution brought improved women's representation in Parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections, writes Beatrice Akala.

Tunisian army fires shots to warn off protesters

2017-05-22 12:29

Tunisian soldiers fired warning shots into the air to stop demonstrators from storming a gas and oil pumping station in the south of the country, official media has said.

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists kill vigilantes in Nigeria

2017-05-22 09:49

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists have killed six people fighting alongside the military in two separate incidents in northeast Nigeria, vigilantes say.

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