Iran summons Kenyan envoy over detention of 2 Iranians

2016-12-03 21:01

Iran's Foreign Ministry has summoned the Kenyan ambassador over the detention of two Iranian citizens in Kenya.

Top Africa News: Gambia, Libya, Zim

2016-12-02 20:30

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has conceded defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow, and UN rights team says 'ethnic cleansing' is under way in S Sudan.

UN rights team says 'ethnic cleansing' under way in S Sudan

2016-12-02 07:28

The UN human rights experts say "ethnic cleansing" is under way in South Sudan after visiting the country where violence has soared since a peace deal collapsed in July.

Top Africa stories: Tsvangirai, Gambia, AU

2016-12-01 20:45

The MDC says that party leader Morgan Tsvangirai's ill health "is no cause for concern" and Morocco says AU chair Dlamini-Zuma is blocking its readmission.

Somalia delays presidential election for the third time

2016-12-01 08:00

Somalia's government has delayed presidential polls for the third time amid allegations of bribery, fraud and intimidation of voters

Top Africa stories: AU, Kenya, Zim

2016-11-30 20:29

Senegal's AU hopeful Abdoulaye Bathily says he has the capacity and experience to succeed Dlamini-Zuma, and Kenyatta is in the hot seat over opposition tweet.

Kenyan leader Kenyatta 'in hot seat' over opposition tweet

2016-11-30 16:00

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is in the hot seat with his citizens after posting a comment on Twitter, that created a fierce backlash on social media.

Sudan bans 3 more dailies reporting on general strike

2016-11-30 06:19

Sudanese authorities have banned three more newspapers, seizing all copies ahead of distribution as a general strike against fuel subsidy cuts and price hikes continued for the third day.

Dealing with Trump will be 'easier', says Sudan's Bashir

2016-11-29 20:13

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said that he believes it will be easier to deal with US President-elect Donald Trump than with other American leaders who "talk" about democracy, human rights and transparency.

Top aide to Burundi president escapes assassination bid

2016-11-29 12:06

A top advisor to Burundi's president and the most public face of the government has escaped an assassination attempt in the capital Bujumbura, officials say.


Rape used for ethnic cleansing in South Sudan, says UN team

2016-12-03 19:00

Rape in South Sudan is "one of the tools being used for ethnic cleansing," a UN team of human rights investigators has said, adding that sexual violence in the east African nation "has reached epic proportions".

Ethiopia arrests opposition figure for violating emergency

2016-12-02 10:28

The Ethiopian government says it has arrested an opposition figure for violating the terms of a state of emergency declared in October.

2 Iranians charged in Kenyan court with terrorism

2016-12-02 06:17

A Kenyan prosecutor has charged two Iranian men with collecting information to facilitate a terrorist act after they were allegedly found with video footage of the Israeli embassy.

A Ugandan town comes to terms with a massacre's aftermath

2016-12-01 15:08

Outside the mortuary in Kasese, grief-stricken families wait to find out if their missing relatives were among scores killed by Ugandan security forces at the weekend.

US envoy: South Sudan govt prepares attack in border state

2016-12-01 06:27

A top US diplomat says the US has "credible information" that South Sudan's government is targeting civilians in Central Equatoria state and preparing for "large-scale" attacks within days and weeks.

Rwanda to probe French officials' genocide role

2016-11-30 20:00

Rwanda has opened a formal probe into 20 French officials suspected of playing a role in the 1994 genocide, in a move likely to further sour diplomatic ties with France.

Police fire tear gas at demo over Sudan price hike

2016-11-30 11:53

Anti-riot police have fired tear gas at about 300 Sudanese protesters demonstrating against a government decision to cut fuel subsidies.

Ugandan king charged with murder after fighting kills 87

2016-11-29 21:17

Ugandan prosecutors have charged a tribal king with murder, accusing him of backing a separatist militia in his kingdom where weekend fighting between his guards and security forces left at least 87 people dead.

Journalist arrested after posting about Ugandan violence

2016-11-29 13:46

One of the leading journalists in east Africa, Joy Doreen Biira was reportedly arrested and later released after deadly violence broke out in her hometown of Kasese in Uganda over the weekend, killing at least 62 people.

Zuma, Museveni's 'shortest' meeting

2016-11-29 12:06

President Jacob Zuma found time to host his Ugandan counterpart President Yoweri Museveni, even as the ANC National Executive Committee was locked in a room debating his fate.

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