Ghana's gender minister causes storm over rape comments

2017-03-30 22:01

Ghana's new gender minister has warned schoolgirls that what they wear can attract rapists, sparking controversy and debate in a traditional but evolving society.

UN to cut back DRC peacekeeping force: draft resolution

2017-03-30 22:01

The United Nations Security Council will vote to cut the number of troops and police in its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo by around seven percent.

Hundreds missing in Boko Haram's biggest abduction of kids

2017-03-30 20:46

Hundreds of children remain missing while officials refuse to acknowledge the largest-ever mass abduction of Nigerian schoolchildren by Boko Haram Islamic extremists, says rights group.

Kenya arrests 3 alleged human traffickers for Islamic State

2017-03-30 20:46

A Kenya police official says they have arrested three alleged international human traffickers who are suspected of smuggling recruits for the Islamic State and helping to finance the group.

Nigeria summons Indian diplomat over attacks on students

2017-03-30 19:43

Nigeria's official news agency says the foreign ministry has called in India's top diplomat to protest attacks on African students and demand arrests and prosecutions of perpetrators.

DRC opposition calls 'ghost town' protest as crisis grows

2017-03-30 16:56

The Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition have called for a stay-home stoppage for Monday to force President Joseph Kabila to implement a deal on sharing power.


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Aide to warlord Kony surrenders as US pulls from mission

2017-03-30 19:43

A key aide to warlord Joseph Kony has surrendered to Ugandan forces, says the military, shortly after the US indicated it was pulling out of the international manhunt for one of Africa's most notorious fugitives.

Vaccine shortage for Nigeria meningitis outbreak

2017-03-30 18:30

Nigeria is facing a major shortfall in vaccines to contain an outbreak of meningitis that has claimed 282 lives since November last year, senior health officials have said.

A solution to Somali piracy is in sight – local communities hold the key

2017-03-30 16:56

Any relapse of piracy is likely to foster an even more dangerous brand of hijackings on Somali waters. It's therefore an opportune time to address piracy once and for all, writes Stephanie Carver.

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Morocco hosts month-long African art festival

2017-03-30 16:00

Morocco is hosting a month-long festival to celebrate African art and culture, featuring some of the continent's most prominent artists.

SA to appear before ICC over failure to arrest Sudan's Al-Bashir

2017-03-30 14:35

South Africa is set to appear before the ICC next week to "account for failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he attended an AU summit in the country in June 2015", a statement says.

AFP photographer held for 24 hours in eastern Libya

2017-03-30 12:56

AFP's photographer in the Libyan city of Benghazi, Abdullah Doma, has been released after a 24-hour detention by the security services over his coverage of a public concert.

Tanzanians protest detention for 4 years without trial

2017-03-30 10:06

At least 60 Tanzanian Muslims say they have been held for four years without trial on terror charges and have threatened to boycott any future hearings, local media reported Wednesday.

Moody's sees Egypt's economy growing but reforms slipping

2017-03-30 08:42

Ratings agency Moody's says the economic picture for Egypt is improving, but that "mounting public discontent" will likely lead it to slow reforms undertaken to secure a bailout from the IMF.

Uganda hails surrender of senior LRA commander

2017-03-29 21:54

Uganda's army has hailed the surrender of a senior commander of the Lord's Resistance Army who was in charge of communication for leader Joseph Kony.

146 migrants feared missing after boat capsizes in Med

2017-03-29 21:54

About 146 migrants are feared missing after their boat capsized after leaving Libya, according to a Gambian man who was rescued following the disaster, says the United Nations' refugee agency.

Libyan premier calls for dialogue between rivals

2017-03-29 21:02

Libya's UN-backed prime minister has called for dialogue between political rivals to resolve crisis in the north African country.

Top Africa stories: Zim, I Coast, Moz

2017-03-29 20:03

Ex-Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo has been acquitted of crimes against humanity, and stakes are high in Montepuez where the discovery of rubies has led to violence among miners.

Ghana seeks new dawn for struggling power sector

2017-03-29 19:03

Ghana's new government is looking to fix a crippling power crisis with a complete overhaul of its deficit-ridden energy sector including a boost for solar energy.

AFP photographer arrested in eastern Libya

2017-03-29 19:03

AFP's photographer in the Libyan city of Benghazi, Abdullah Doma, has been arrested at his home by the security services of eastern Libya, his family has said.

Lab opens at Egypt's pyramids to restore pharaonic boat

2017-03-29 17:47

Egypt is inaugurating its largest on-site antiquities laboratory, to restore the second ceremonial boat of Pharaoh Cheops, known for building the largest of Egypt's iconic pyramids

Sweden: UN, DRC must probe deaths of Swede, American

2017-03-29 16:35

Sweden's prime minister says the UN and the DRC must investigate after three bodies, including those of Swedish and American investigators with the United Nations, were found in central DRC.

Malawi’s plans for major electoral reform are way overdue

2017-03-29 15:24

The proposed change to Malawi's electoral system is straightforward and makes logical sense. Yet it's more complex and if adopted would revolutionise local politics, writes Jimmy Kainja.

Governor fired as new violence hits Morocco province

2017-03-29 12:09

Moroccan authorities have fired a provincial governor after angry protesters clashed with police, leaving dozens of officers reportedly injured, an interior ministry source says.

Ruby rush brings gangland turf war to Mozambique

2017-03-29 10:09

The stakes are high in Montepuez where the discovery of rubies has led to violence among miners that has turned the northern town into what some describe as Mozambique's own version of the Wild West.

White House says Egypt's Sisi to visit April 3

2017-03-29 06:08

The White House announced Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will make an "official visit" to Washington on April 3, ending years in which the Egyptian president had been kept at arm's length amid rights concerns.

Bodies found of two UN experts in DRC amid spiralling violence

2017-03-28 21:41

Two foreign UN experts who were kidnapped in DRC have been found dead, one of them decapitated, say the government, as spiralling violence in the vast country sparked international condemnation.

Why collaboration could help the Niger Delta overcome its difficulties

2017-03-30 16:00

Nigeria needs a collaborative approach involving voluntary partnerships between the state, an international development agency, the business sector and civil society to solve its problems, writes Adrian Gonzalez

Ethiopia extends state of emergency by 4 months

2017-03-30 12:56

Ethiopian lawmakers have voted to extend the state of emergency declared six months ago for an additional four months.

Fund-raising? Mugabe approves hike in traffic fines

2017-03-30 08:42

If driving in Zimbabwe wasn't enough of a headache already, here's something more to put you off: President Robert Mugabe has just approved a hike in traffic fines.

DRC to probe deaths of American, Swedish UN experts

2017-03-30 06:09

DRC's government says it will investigate the deaths of an American and a Swedish expert for the United Nations and their interpreter, whose bodies were found in a shallow grave after disappearing more than two weeks ago.

Chinese demand for elephant ivory drops, new report says

2017-03-29 21:54

The price of ivory in China has dropped sharply as the country plans to end the legal trade in ivory later this year, a leading elephant conservation group said in a new report.

US ambassador to UN calls DRC government 'corrupt'

2017-03-29 21:03

The US ambassador to the United Nations says the UN is partnering with a "corrupt" government in Democratic Republic of Congo, and she supports a large cut in the world's largest peacekeeping mission there.

Kenya court orders parliament to pass gender quota

2017-03-29 20:03

Kenya's High Court has given parliament 60 days to enact legislation that would make it obligatory to have more female lawmakers, or face dissolution.

Swedish police probe deaths of UN expects in DRC

2017-03-29 20:03

Sweden's national police has said it has initiated a murder investigation into the death in Democratic Republic of Congo of a Swedish expert for the United Nations, two days after the bodies of the woman and an American colleague were found in a shallow grave.

Tanzanian Muslims detained without trial protest

2017-03-29 19:04

Dozens of Tanzanian Muslims accused of terror offences have said they would boycott pre-trial trial hearings to protest spending four years in custody, their families barred from visiting.

Pilot killed in Libya fighter jet crash

2017-03-29 17:47

A Libyan air force pilot was killed as his fighter jet crashed in the east of the country after carrying out strikes on a nearby jihadist stronghold, says a military source.

UN: Malaria outbreak kills over 4 000 in Burundi this year

2017-03-29 16:35

An outbreak of malaria has killed over 4000 people in Burundi so far this year, the United Nations has said, a dramatic rise over the 700 victims the government announced just two weeks ago.

Over 60 000 S Sudanese enter Sudan in three months: UN

2017-03-29 15:24

More than 60 000 South Sudanese have entered Sudan in the first three months of 2017, says the UN refugee agency, fleeing famine and war in the world's youngest nation.

'I left my licence at home': Police drag 'naked' stripper from stage

2017-03-29 15:08

A stripper dragged from the stage mid-performance in Zimbabwe's eastern city of Mutare has told a court that she left her licence at home, it's been reported.

Self-proclaimed pastor gets 15 years for raping girl, 8

2017-03-29 12:09

A self-proclaimed pastor has reportedly been sentenced to 15 years behind bars after being found guilty of raping an 8-year-old congregant in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

UN will do 'everything possible' after DRC killings: Guterres

2017-03-29 11:07

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres confirmed that bodies found in the DRC were indeed those of two UN experts, and vowed the world body will do "everything possible" to bring justice.

I Coast ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo acquitted of crimes against humanity

2017-03-29 06:08

An Ivory Coast jury has acquitted former first lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity during the 2010-11 post-election crisis in a stunning verdict after the prosecution had sought to jail her for life.

Prosecutors demand life sentence for ex-first lady Gbagbo

2017-03-28 21:41

Prosecutors have demanded a life jail term for Ivory Coast's former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, who is on trial for alleged crimes against humanity.


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