Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Bashir, Mali

2017-05-20 10:00

A video showing president Mugabe struggling to climb a small staircase a has gone viral, and Omar al-Bashir will not join an Islamic summit in Saudi Arabia with Donald Trump.

South Sudan government forces blamed for 114 civilian deaths

2017-05-19 17:31

A new United Nations report says South Sudanese pro-government forces killed 114 civilinas in recent months amid the country's civil war.

Kenya health authorities issue alert over cholera in capital

2017-05-19 11:30

A Kenyan health official says the government has issued an alert over a cholera outbreak in the capital after five cases of the disease were confirmed and three other suspected cases were being investigated.

MTN Rwanda fined $8.5m for license breach

2017-05-17 22:03

A regulatory agency says it has fined MTN Rwanda roughly $8.5m for hosting its IT services outside the country.

Sudan's president risks overshadowing Trump's Muslim speech

2017-05-17 21:08

President Donald Trump is hoping the Muslim world's leaders join him in confronting extremist ideology when he attends a weekend summit in Saudi Arabia

Blast kills 3 bomb disposal experts in Somalia's capital

2017-05-17 13:02

A police officer says three bomb disposal experts have been killed in a car bomb blast west of Somalia's capital.

Four killed in Kenyan car bomb attack

2017-05-16 22:01

At least four people died when their vehicle set off an improvised explosive device in a small Kenyan town near the border with Somalia, says police.

2 cops in hospital after 'engaging in gun fight at a bar'

2017-05-16 18:58

Two Kenyan police officers were reportedly admitted in hospital after they engaged in a gun fight while drinking at a local bar in Karen.

Ethiopia activist guilty of terrorism for Facebook posts

2017-05-16 18:00

A judge in Ethiopia's capital has found a former opposition spokesperson guilty of encouraging terrorism with a series of anti-government Facebook posts.

$1.4bn needed to help S Sudanese refugees this year: UN

2017-05-15 12:03

The United Nations says that $1.4 billion is needed this year alone to help the nearly two million people who have fled war and famine in South Sudan.


Africa body seeks urgent help against Lord's Resistance Army

2017-05-19 21:07

The African Union says the rebel group led by one of the world's most wanted fugitives could roar back to life if countries don't "urgently" fill the void as the United States and Uganda give up the pursuit.

Sudan's Bashir to skip Trump-Muslim summit

2017-05-19 15:03

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, will not join an Islamic summit in Saudi Arabia with US President Donald Trump, his office says.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Bashir , DRC

2017-05-18 08:28

President Robert Mugabe's party has reportedly shipped in brand new cars worth millions of dollars for election campaign, and Zimbabwe’s national airline has been barred from flying to Europe.

23 sentenced in Ethiopia for al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab links

2017-05-17 22:03

A court in Ethiopia has sentenced 23 people to up to 15 years in prison for establishing links to the al-Qaeda and al-Shabaab extremist groups.

Genocide-indicted Bashir will be at Saudi summit with Trump: Sudan

2017-05-17 18:33

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who has been charged with war crimes and genocide, will attend the same summit in Saudi Arabia as US President Donald Trump, Khartoum's top diplomat has said.

Sudan's Bashir, wanted for war crimes, invited to Trump summit

2017-05-17 11:37

Saudi has invited Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for alleged war crimes, to a summit with US President Donald Trump and Arab and Muslim leaders, a Saudi official says.

Bailed Ugandan academic doubles down on presidential insults

2017-05-16 20:09

A prominent Ugandan academic charged with cyber harassment for calling President Yoweri Museveni a "pair of buttocks" is back on social media with more colourful criticism of the country's leader.

Al-Shabaab kill chief in Kenya's north; 2 police missing

2017-05-16 18:00

A Kenyan official says gunmen suspected to be al-Shabaab Islamic extremists have killed an administrative chief in an attack in Kenya's north that left two Kenya police reservists missing.

Ugandan troops face sexual abuse charges in central Africa

2017-05-15 18:55

Human Rights Watch says Ugandan soldiers in Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape.

Sacked South Sudan army chief returns to Juba

2017-05-14 12:10

Sacked South Sudanese army chief Paul Malong has returned to the capital Juba claiming he had been asked to return by the authorities and insisting that he'd never had any intention of rebelling.

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