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

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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.

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

39 minutes ago

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 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.

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.

 
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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.

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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.

South Sudan must end war, UN chief says on refugee visit

2017-06-22 20:09

South Sudan's leaders must end a civil war that has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions, the United Nations secretary-general has said while visiting what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

Morocco protest leader 'beaten' during arrest: NGOs

2017-06-22 19:07

The leader of a protest movement in northern Morocco was "severely" beaten and verbally abused by police during his arrest, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have said.

DRC rights activist says army kills 7 attackers in Beni

2017-06-22 17:34

A human rights activist in eastern DRC says at least seven assailants have been killed as the army fought off attacks on a prison, police station and the town hall in and around the city of Beni.

3 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

2017-06-22 16:01

At least three people are dead and several others wounded after a suicide car bomb blast at a police station in Somalia's capital, says police.

EXCLUSIVE: Something 'is definitely wrong in Zambia', says expert

2017-06-22 12:36

Zambia has slid into dictatorship under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu, an expert on Africa says, adding that "something is definitely wrong" in the southern African country.

Angolan VP to be tried for corruption in Portugal

2017-06-22 10:00

Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente will face trial in Portugal over allegations he bribed a magistrate to stop two investigations against him, according to a ruling cited in Portuguese media.

UN: Congo to pull troops from CAR

2017-06-22 08:37

The United Nations says the Republic of Congo is withdrawing its peacekeeping troops from the Central African Republic following allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse

Six killed in Cameroon suicide attack

2017-06-22 06:02

A double suicide attack has killed six civilians in Cameroon's restive Far North, which is regularly hit by Nigeria-based Boko Haram jihadists, security sources say.

Heavy rains have killed 15 in Ivory Coast

2017-06-21 21:35

The heavy rains drenching Ivory Coast since May have killed at least 15 people in the economic capital Abidjan and injured over two dozen, says the government.

Mali says 1 woman still missing after attack on resort

2017-06-21 21:35

Authorities in Mali say one woman is still missing three days after Islamic extremists attacked a resort area near the capital.

One of Africa's largest wildlife relocations begins

2017-06-21 21:35

Conservationists have launched what they call one of Africa's biggest wildlife relocations - the transfer of 7 500 animals over three years to a Mozambican park whose wildlife was nearly wiped out by civil war.

UN Security Council unanimously welcomes Sahel force

2017-06-21 19:31

The UN Security Council unanimously has adopted a resolution that paves the way for the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region.

Egypt doubles capacity of ration cards

2017-06-21 19:31

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi says the government will increase the monthly capacity of ration cards through which it distributes food subsidies from $1.16 per person to $2.77 in an attempt to ease the effects of hard-hitting economic reforms.

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.

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.

S Sudan to lift ban on foreign journalists: media official

2017-06-22 21:04

South Sudan's media authority will lift a ban on around 20 foreign journalists who had been refused access to the country, a top media official says.

7 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

2017-06-22 20:09

At least seven people are dead and a dozen wounded after a suicide car bomb blast at a police station in Somalia's capital, police and an ambulance service have said.

Ghana: Decision on Guantanamo detainees 'unconstitutional'

2017-06-22 20:09

Ghana's Supreme Court has declared "unconstitutional" the decision by former President John Mahama to allow two former Guantanamo Bay detainees entry into the West African country.

EU pledges $95m euros to Uganda for S Sudan refugees

2017-06-22 19:07

The EU has pledged $95m to Uganda, ahead of a summit to raise twenty times that amount to help it deal with nearly one million refugees from South Sudan.

Five killed in car bomb at Mogadishu police station: official

2017-06-22 17:34

Five people were killed and 10 were wounded when a car packed with explosives rammed into the wall of a police station in southern Mogadishu, says the security ministry.

Heavy clashes rock city in eastern DRC

2017-06-22 14:00

Clashes have erupted in Beni, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with residents reporting the sound of gunshots and heavy weapons.

Army warns Mugabe over wife Grace's 'ambition to succeed him' - report

2017-06-22 11:02

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly moved to stop his wife, Grace’s ambition to succeed him, after the country's intelligence warned that "her campaign may stoke political violence".

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.

My husband is 'as strong as an iron bar', says Grace Mugabe

2017-06-22 06:02

President Robert Mugabe is "as strong as an iron bar", Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe has said, as she attempted to brush off reports that her 93-year-old husband is increasingly becoming frail.

Five killed in Boko Haram mine blast, ambush

2017-06-21 21:35

Five people have been killed in a landmine explosion and a roadside ambush in northeast Nigeria blamed on Boko Haram , the civilian militia and police have said.

Court gives Lagos poor demolition reprieve

2017-06-21 20:37

Impoverished fishing communities in Nigeria's financial capital, Lagos, celebrated a court ruling that has said government demolitions of their homes were illegal.

2 Angolan journalists charged with insulting the state

2017-06-21 19:31

A prominent journalist and human rights campaigner in Angola says he and another journalist face charges of insulting the state for an article about an allegedly unethical real estate deal involving the attorney general.

Zimbabwe appeals for $10.9m aid for refugees

2017-06-21 18:26

Financially hamstrung Zimbabwe has joined UN agencies and charities in appealing for $10.9m of aid for thousands of refugees in the country including families fleeing violence in neighbouring Mozambique.

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