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MDC slams 'painstakingly slow, inefficient' voter registration exercise

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Zimbabwe's main opposition, the MDC party, has slammed the "painstakingly slow and thoroughly inefficient" voter registration exercise undertaken by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.

Conjoined twins set for university in Tanzania

49 minutes ago

A pair of conjoined sisters are settling into campus life at a Tanzanian university, a first in a country where disabled people are often marginalised or abandoned at birth.

Trump to 'consider' resuming military aid to Egypt

49 minutes ago

US President Donald Trump has signaled he would consider resuming military aid to Egypt which had been frozen because of concerns over its human rights record.

Kenya president slams annulled poll as judicial 'coup'

2017-09-21 17:26

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that a Supreme Court ruling annulling his recent election victory was a "coup" that stole democracy from the people.

Egyptian Cabinet expands grounds for withdrawing citizenship

2017-09-21 17:26

Egypt's Cabinet has proposed an amendment to the law regulating conditions for the withdrawal of acquired citizenship to include those convicted of crimes related to harming state security.

 
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IN COURT:  Kenya's opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, attends the delivery of a detailed ruling laying out their reasons for annulling last month’s presidential election, following the August 8, presidential elections. (AFP)

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Africa poaching now a war, task force warns

2017-09-21 17:26

The fight against poaching must be treated as a war, Africa's leading anti-poaching coalition has said, as it called for the illicit wildlife trade to be monitored like global conflicts.

BREAKING: Kenyan election delayed - polls commission

2017-09-21 16:26

Kenya's new election has been delayed to October 26, says the polls commission, as it seeks more time to fix issues that led to the initial vote being annulled.

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Riek Machar's men blamed for deadly South Sudan raid

2017-09-21 14:09

Fighters loyal to an exiled former deputy president in South Sudan have attacked government forces in Unity state, leading to the deaths of 25 people including civilians, according to officials.

Ugandan police fire tear gas at 'life presidency' protesters

2017-09-21 12:45

Ugandan police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters opposed to plans to introduce legislation that could allow the longtime president to rule for life.

Twitter pokes fun at Trump after he 'invents' new African state of 'Nambia'

2017-09-21 10:10

Social media is poking fun at President Donald Trump after he twice referred to the southern African country of Namibia as "Nambia" during a lunch he hosted for African leaders amid the UN General Assembly in New York.

Grace Mugabe 'plotting' VP Mnangagwa 'final push' – report

2017-09-21 08:30

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe is reportedly plotting a "final push" to oust Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the forthcoming Zanu-PF youth interface rally in Harare.

Trump says friends going to Africa to 'get rich'

2017-09-21 06:05

US President Donald Trump has hailed Africa's business potential, telling several leaders of African nations he has many friends going there to "get rich".

12 dead, 92 missing as floods hit eastern DRC

2017-09-20 20:02

At least 12 people died and 92 were missing after heavy rains caused flooding in two villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an official has said.

Tanzania president orders wall be built around tanzanite mines

2017-09-20 20:02

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the army to build a wall around the country's tanzanite mines to prevent smuggling and better control exports of the precious gems unique to the East African country.

Moody's: Egypt economy still recovering from 2011 uprising

2017-09-20 18:33

An international credit rating agency says Egypt's economy has started to improve but has yet to recover from the 2011 uprising and the years of unrest that followed

WATCH: 'Angry' bees attack protesters, police outside Kenya's Supreme Court

2017-09-20 17:00

"Angry" bees have caused havoc outside the Kenyan Supreme Court where the full judgment of last month's annulled polls was being delivered, leaving a disabled man badly bitten.

Morocco to expand counterterror efforts abroad

2017-09-20 17:00

A top Moroccan security official says his government is working on a new strategy to track Moroccans who become radicalised in Europe, part of beefed-up counterterrorism efforts by a country that is both a key player in the global anti-extremism struggle and a source of international jihadis.

Trade in body parts of people with albinism is driven by myth and international inaction

2017-09-20 15:35

An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights in Geneva is set to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in sub-Saharan African, writes The Conversation.

CPJ full report on how anti-terror law 'is used to silence journalists in Cameroon'

2017-09-20 14:13

Read the full report by CPJ on how President Paul Biya's government is "using" an anti-terror law "to silence critics and suppress dissent".

Nigeria warned land wars threaten national security

2017-09-20 13:47

Nigeria has been warned that clashes between herders and farmers threaten the country's national security, after such conflict claimed more lives last year than the Boko Haram insurgency.

US report: Egypt falls short on rights, Sinai monitor access

2017-09-20 10:08

A damning Trump administration report says Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant US monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe son, Kenya, Nigeria

2017-09-20 08:27

Grace Mugabe's son, Russel Goreraza, has reportedly imported two Rolls Royce limousines worth more than R70m, and a French firm says Kenya's electronic voting system won't be ready for October 17 polls.

Nigeria compares Myanmar crisis to Bosnia and Rwanda

2017-09-20 06:17

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has urged fellow leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to condemn Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya people.

At least 25 dead in S Sudan oil state battle

2017-09-19 20:00

An outbreak of fighting between government and rebel forces in South Sudan's oil-producing north left at least 25 people dead, a state official has said.

LATEST: 'Panic grips MDC over Tsvangirai illness,' says report

2017-09-21 12:45

"Panic" has reportedly gripped Zimbabwe's main opposition the Movement for Democratic Change party, as its leader Morgan Tsvangirai continues to receive medical treatment at a hospital in South Africa.

UN launches new push for Libya peace

2017-09-21 11:17

The United Nations has launched a new push to bring stability to Libya, which has been ravaged by chaos since the 2011 ouster of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi.

US, EU slam DRC army for using 'excessive force'

2017-09-21 10:10

The US and EU have urged Congolese security forces to refrain from using "excessive force" after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees last week, killing over 30.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Kenya, Mawarire

2017-09-21 08:30

Picture of President Robert Mugabe 'sleeping' as President Donald Trump addresses UN General Assembly has gone viral, and Kenya's Supreme Court has placed the blame for last month's annulled presidential vote firmly on the country's election committee.

Rival protests in Togo as government blasts street 'coup d'etat'

2017-09-21 06:05

Thousands have thronged the streets of Togo's seaside capital after the ruling party asked supporters to march at the same time as planned opposition protests demanding the removal of President Faure Gnassingbe.

Sudan's Bashir pushes for Darfur arms collection

2017-09-20 20:02

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir pressed on with a government campaign to collect arms from tribes in war-torn Darfur where a devastating conflict has killed thousands and displaced millions.

Kenya's police teargas opposition, ruling party supporters

2017-09-20 18:33

Kenya's police have tear gassed opposition and ruling party supporters outside the Supreme Court as it delivered its full judgment on why it annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in August.

West Africa steps up battle against pirates and poachers

2017-09-20 18:33

Armed and stony-faced, six black-clothed members of Senegal's marine special forces board the Chinese fishing boat, alerted by radio that it may be operating illegally.

Egypt court orders detention of 24 minority Nubians 15 days

2017-09-20 17:00

A lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the detention of 24 Nubians for 15 days pending investigation for participating in an unauthorised protest earlier this month shortly after they were ordered released

EXPOSED: Cameroon 'using anti-terror law to silence journalists', says group

2017-09-20 14:13

Cameroon President Paul Biya’s government is using an anti-terror legislation to arrest and threaten local journalists who report on Boko Haram militants and unrest in the country’s English-speaking regions, the CPJ says.

Kenya court blames election commission for botched vote

2017-09-20 13:47

Kenya's Supreme Court has placed the blame for last month's annulled presidential vote firmly on the country's election committee, in its full ruling detailing the judges' decision.

Nine stray elephants electrocuted in Botswana

2017-09-20 11:46

Nine elephants were electrocuted in a freak accident in Botswana after one of them knocked into an electricity pole and the high-voltage power line fell on them, a local official has said.

Picture of Mugabe 'sleeping' as Trump addresses UN General Assembly goes viral

2017-09-20 10:08

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe exposed his frailty in New York where he was shown by international news channels sleeping most of the time when President Donald Trump was giving his first address to world leaders at the UN General Assembly.

Nigerian leader addresses UN after health woes

2017-09-20 10:08

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says the United Nations needs to keep providing sufficient funding for peacekeeping operations, which have been coming under scrutiny.

Kenya's judges who nullified election face 'savage' threats

2017-09-20 08:27

Attempts to intimidate Kenya's Supreme Court judges after they nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election have been "unlawful and savage in nature," the nation's judiciary has said, as police used tear gas on ruling party supporters who protested outside the court demanding the judges' removal.

Egypt releases 24 Nubians arrested for protesting

2017-09-20 06:17

A lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the release of 24 Nubians arrested for participating in a protest earlier this month

Togo's opposition boycotts constitutional reform vote

2017-09-19 21:01

Togo's opposition has stayed away from parliament, blocking the passage of the government's bill for political reform and forcing a referendum.

UN calls on DRC to protect refugees after deadly shooting

2017-09-19 21:01

The UN refugee agency is calling on Democratic Republic of Congo's government to ensure protection for refugees and asylum-seekers after Congolese soldiers shot and killed at least 39 Burundian protesters, including a child.

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