Somalia roadside bombing kills 6 north of Mogadishu

2017-10-22 20:49

A Somali police officer says a roadside bomb has killed six people and injured three others.

Kenya's Kenyatta urges peace ahead of poll as tensions rise

2017-10-22 17:30

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to maintain peace ahead of repeat presidential elections next week as at least one person was shot and wounded by police amid a rise in ethnic tensions in the capital.

Tanzania suspends NGO for 'promotion' of gay marriage

2017-10-21 19:36

The Tanzanian government says it has suspended an NGO it accused of promoting gay marriage in contravention of local "customs, traditions and laws".

Somalia's death toll now at 358 as 'state of war' planned

2017-10-21 10:06

Somalia's death toll is now at 358 as President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is set to announce a 'state of war' on al-Shabaab.

Leaders urge peace as Kenya barrels towards uncertain election

2017-10-21 07:14

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga have made calls for election peace, while making veiled digs at each other on a day when the country celebrates its independence heroes.

US drone strike targets al-Shabaab after Somalia attack

2017-10-20 20:02

The US military has said it carried out a drone strike this week against al-Shabaab in Somalia, shortly after the extremist group was blamed for the country's deadliest attack, while thousands of anguished Somalis gathered at the site of the truck bombing to pray.

Thousands gather at Somalia attack site to pray

2017-10-20 14:07

Thousands of anguished Somalis have gathered to pray at the site of the country's deadliest attack and to mourn the hundreds of victims.

South Sudan forces 'assaulted' UN commander

2017-10-20 08:18

South Sudanese forces stopped a UN peacekeeping convoy at gunpoint and beat the unit's commander in the latest clash with peacekeepers in the war-wracked African country, a report says.

Kenya's Odinga says still possible to 'reconsider' vote pullout

2017-10-19 18:28

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has maintained that he could "reconsider" his decision to quit the country's troubled election race, provided there was "proper" headway on electoral reform.

Kenya police disperse demonstrators despite court order

2017-10-19 17:26

A witness says police have fired rifles and tear gas to disperse demonstrators preparing to protest police killings of opposition supporters.


11 killed in continued violence in Ethiopia's restive region

2017-10-22 17:30

Regional officials in Ethiopia say 11 people have been killed in clashes in the restive Oromia region as the country continues to experience anti-government protests that at times lead to ethnic violence.

African rhino injures poacher in rare reversal of fortunes in Kenya

2017-10-22 13:11

A rhino turned the tables on a suspected poacher in Namibia, charging and injuring the man while he was allegedly tracking it.

US warns Americans about visiting Sudan over 'terror risks'

2017-10-21 10:06

The United States has warned Americans about travelling to Sudan given the "risks of terrorism" in the African country, prompting an angry response from Khartoum.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Kenya, Uganda

2017-10-21 07:14

A Zimbabwean pastor who prophesied that President Robert Mugabe would die in October is reportedly planning to contest the forthcoming elections, and Kenya's national police say four people have been killed in recent opposition demonstrations.

Uganda expels North Korea military experts over UN sanctions

2017-10-20 20:02

Uganda has expelled North Korean military experts and representatives of North Korean companies, including its top arms dealer, as African nations face growing pressure to comply with UN sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

Uganda police hold opposition leader over attempted murder

2017-10-20 15:30

Ugandan police have detained the country's most prominent opposition leader over allegations of attempted murder.

Kenya's police say 4 killed in opposition demonstrations

2017-10-20 13:02

Kenya's national police say four people have been killed in recent opposition demonstrations as the fresh presidential election approaches next week.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Togo, Somalia

2017-10-20 08:18

Youths from Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF are reportedly divided over plans to amend the party's constitution, and Togo's security minister says at least five people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters

Ebola-like Marburg virus kills two in Uganda: official

2017-10-19 17:26

Two people have died from the Marburg virus in eastern Uganda, in the country's first outbreak of the deadly Ebola-like pathogen in three years, the health ministry has said.

Danger, uncertainty a week from Kenya's election

2017-10-19 16:26

Kenyans head to the polls next week for a second time this year after the Supreme Court overturned the August election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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