Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

2017-02-26 21:00

US officials say the Pentagon wants to expand the military's ability to battle al-Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia

Woman journalist says being targeted by Sudan Islamic hardliners

2017-02-26 19:02

A Sudanese female journalist and critic of government policies said Sunday that she is under fire from hardliners who have accused her of "insulting Islam" in one of her columns.

1 killed as bandits raid livestock in drought-plagued Kenya

2017-02-25 11:10

Kenyan police say an official has been killed by livestock bandits in the volatile Rift Valley county of Baringo, where a drought has increased cattle rustling.

Top Africa stories: MTN, Mugabe, Gambia

2017-02-24 19:59

Mobile operator MTN has shut down its head office in Abuja after protesters against xenophobic attacks in SA tried to storm it, and all is set for President Mugabe's birthday bash.

5.7-magnitude quake strikes Lake Tanganyika region

2017-02-24 08:52

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has hit near Africa's Lake Tanganyika early, the US Geological Survey says, with the epicentre in northern Zambia.

Bashir orders full aid access to S Sudan famine areas

2017-02-23 22:22

President Omar al-Bashir has ordered Sudanese authorities to assist the delivery of international humanitarian aid to famine-hit South Sudan through the country, says an official said.

Somali president says no quick fix for nation's woes

2017-02-23 16:01

Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has sought to downplay soaring expectations of his new administration at his inauguration, warning it would take decades to fix the nation's many ills.

2 men sentenced for hate crime attack against Somalis

2017-02-23 08:30

Two southwest Kansas men have been punished for their roles in a hate crime attack on three Somali that a federal judge said flies in the face of everything cherished in this country.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Buhari, Somalia

2017-02-22 19:50

The EU has given 'birthday boy' Mugabe a "hostile" birthday gift, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari needs a "longer period of rest" in London.

Mogadishu on lockdown for president's inauguration

2017-02-22 14:13

Somalia's capital Mogadishu is under security lockdown, with roads closed and commercial flights cancelled ahead of the inauguration of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.


Sudan's Bashir frees jailed Czech missionary: minister

2017-02-26 21:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the release of a Czech Christian aid worker sentenced to 24 years in jail on charges of spying and inciting hatred, says a minister.

UN warns Burundi's president over fourth term

2017-02-25 17:30

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza against seeking a fourth term, saying such a move risks deepening the crisis in the African country.

Czech FM to press Sudan to free jailed missionary

2017-02-25 07:10

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek is expected to travel to Sudan to try to free a Czech Christian aid worker sentenced to 24 years in prison on charges including spying and inciting hatred.

Fear hangs over busy Uganda - DRC border post

2017-02-24 18:54

The jagged, ice-capped Rwenzori Mountains stab at the sky above Mpondwe, a bustling border town in western Uganda.

'24:Legacy' producers apologise for using Kenya attack video

2017-02-23 22:23

The executive producers of the new Fox series "24: Legacy" are apologising for using footage from a terror attack at a Kenya mall that killed 67 people.

Kenya: Outrage as US TV show uses real life Westgate mall attack footage

2017-02-23 17:11

A United States television series has sparked outrage in Kenya after is used real life footage from the east African country's worst terror attack at the Westgate mall.

Somalia's new president appoints prime minister

2017-02-23 11:07

Somalia's president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister just before he departed to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip since he was inaugurated.

India's vice president visits Uganda, meets president

2017-02-22 21:46

India's Vice President Hamid Ansari is meeting with Ugandan officials on the second leg of his African visit.

Somalia's new leader inaugurated, vowing to restore dignity

2017-02-22 15:15

Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has been inaugurated while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation.

Woman, 22, gang raped, slashed with panga and 'thrown under train'

2017-02-22 10:28

A Kenyan woman, 22, was reportedly gang raped by two men who then slashed her with a panga, before tying her "with ropes to a railway track so that she could be crushed by a train".

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