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LATEST: Zimbabwe police arrest leader of largest union

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A spokesperson for Zimbabwe's largest trade union says police have arrested the secretary general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Japhet Moyo

Zimbabwe returning to normal after week of turmoil, violence

2019-01-21 14:14

Zimbabwe's capital is returning to normal after a week of turmoil in which Zimbabweans protested dramatic fuel price hikes and government security forces launched a crackdown in which 12 people were killed, according to human rights groups.

Senegal court bars two opposition candidates from presidential vote

2019-01-21 13:01

Senegal's Constitutional Court has published an official list of five candidates to contest next month's presidential election, including head of state Macky Sall -- but excluding two prominent opposition figures.

DRC on brink of 1st peaceful transfer with Tshisekeid win

2019-01-21 09:34

DRC on the brink of first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court on Sunday confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions remain about the result

Sudan protesters show resilience, employ Arab Spring tactics

2019-01-21 09:34

The anti-government protests that have rocked Sudan for the past four weeks are reminiscent of the Arab Spring uprisings of nearly a decade ago.

'Doubts' persist as region backs Tshisekedi as DRC president

2019-01-21 08:03

Regional powers hailed Felix Tshisekedi on Sunday as DR Congo's incoming president despite claims by his opponents of an election stitch-up and the EU and African Union warning of doubts over the result.

 
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EU says 'doubts remain' over DRC election result

2019-01-21 11:29

The EU says that "doubts remain" over the result of the DRC's disputed election, after the country's highest court declared Felix Tshisekedi president, outraging opponents.

South Africa may double power buy from Congo hydro plant

2019-01-21 14:48

South Africa is considering doubling the amount of electricity it plans to buy from a proposed multibillion-dollar hydro power plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Explainer: 2019 a busy year for African internet shutdowns

2019-01-21 08:03

2019 is already a busy year for internet shutdowns in Africa, with governments ordering cutoffs as soon as a crisis appears. Read more...

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AU delays delegates' trip to Kinshasa over vote result

2019-01-21 05:43

The African Union has postponed sending a delegation to the DRC over the country's disputed presidential election after the Constitutional Court declared Felix Tshisekedi the victor, an AU spokesperson says.

Kenyan police say attack on Chinese facilities is repelled

2019-01-21 05:43

Kenyan police say gunmen opened fire on Chinese construction facilities in an eastern area, days after Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Nairobi.

Israeli leader visits Africa to restore relations with Chad

2019-01-20 20:04

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has visited the central African nation of Chad to officially restore relations after nearly 50 years.

Sudan police deploy in large numbers ahead of fresh protests

2019-01-20 17:17

Sudanese security forces are deploying in large numbers in Khartoum and the capital's twin city in anticipation of fresh protests calling on longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir to step down, according to activists and video clips circulating online.

SADC congratulates DRC poll winner

2019-01-20 15:06

The Southern African Development Community has congratulated President-elect Felix Tshisekedi and the DRC for conducting elections in a peaceful manner "despite the security and logistical challenges".

In deadly Nairobi attack, stories of fear, bravery and loss

2019-01-20 13:04

Days after the assault on the hotel complex in Kenya's capital, stories of those who were there — victims and survivors, saviours and killers — have emerged, bringing depth to jarring images of civilians fleeing the chaos that were broadcast around the world.

Madagascar's new leader vows to combat widespread corruption

2019-01-20 10:45

Madagascar's new president has been sworn in and vows to establish independent bodies to combat the Indian Ocean island nation's widespread corruption.

Party of declared DRC vote winner rejects AU intervention

2019-01-19 20:52

The party behind the declared winner of the Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election has rejected the AU's surprise request to delay announcing the final results amid "serious doubts" about the vote.

Making sense of the DRC's struggle for democracy

2019-01-19 19:00

Confidence in democracy in the Democratic republic of Congo will be built through incremental steps, writes The Conversation.

Ethiopia readies 'massive offensive' on al-Shabaab in Somalia

2019-01-19 14:07

The Ethiopian National Defence Force is confirming an ambush by al-Shabaab extremists on an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in neighbouring Somalia and says Ethiopian forces are preparing a "massive offensive" in response.

Canadian missing in Burkina Faso believed to be alive: PM

2019-01-19 12:03

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that a Canadian woman reported missing along with her Italian partner in Burkina Faso is believed to be alive.

LATEST: Zimbabwe groups say at least 12 killed in unrest

2019-01-19 10:02

A collection of Zimbabwe human rights groups says at least 12 people have been killed, at least 78 have been shot and more than 240 have faced "assault, torture, inhumane and degrading treatment" in a crackdown on protests that began on Monday over a dramatic rise in fuel prices.

Slain Ghanaian journalist hailed as 'national hero' at funeral

2019-01-19 07:43

Ghanaian journalist Ahmed Husein, who helped expose corruption in African football, has been hailed a "national hero", as his friends and family gathered for his funeral.

Thousands protest against Bashir's rule across Sudan

2019-01-18 20:37

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in cities across Sudan, where activists say two people were killed in clashes between police and protesters attempting to reach the presidential palace to demand longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir step down.

Nigeria election hopeful vows reform of 'mafia' oil firm

2019-01-18 15:39

Nigerian presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar has branded the state-run oil company a "mafia organisation" and pledged to privatise it if he is elected in a presidential ballot next month.

UN denounces Zimbabwe's 'excessive use of force'

2019-01-18 13:09

The United Nations human rights office is denouncing reported "excessive use of force" by Zimbabwe's security forces against protesters opposed to dramatic fuel price increases and austerity measures.

What next for the DRC after the disputed election?

2019-01-18 13:09

The unexpected outcome of the December 30 general election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) baffled even the most seasoned watchers of the country. Read more...

Son of Kenyan military officer named as 1 of Nairobi gunmen

2019-01-18 12:13

Kenyan investigators say one of the extremists who attacked a hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi this week was a son of a Kenyan military officer.

Zim president says he will return home, skip World Economic Forum after week of deadly turmoil

2019-01-20 20:04

Zimbabwe's president he will return home and skip the World Economic Forum after a week of turmoil in which activists have said at least a dozen people have been killed in a government crackdown.

SA urges 'all parties' to accept Tshisekedi's DRC win

2019-01-20 18:05

South Africa has congratulated Felix Tshisekedi on becoming president-elect of DRC despite the African Union and EU warning of doubts over the result announced by the Constitutional Court.

DRC calm after court upholds election win of Tshisekedi

2019-01-20 17:17

Democratic Republic of Congo's capital is calm, with residents attending church after the Constitutional Court confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi.

DRC runner-up: Don't recognise Tshisekedi

2019-01-20 15:06

DRC's election runner-up Martin Fayulu is calling on the international community and the Congolese people to not recognise or obey the newly elected president, Felix Tshisekedi, calling himself the country's only legitimate leader.

Zimbabwe police erect road blocks to hunt protesters

2019-01-20 10:45

Zimbabwe police manned checkpoints on many main roads on Saturday, searching vehicles for protesters involved in recent anti-government demonstrations.

'I've been robbed by the state:' Zimbabwe, in chaos, mourns

2019-01-20 07:24

Dozens of Zimbabweans have been shot. Others say they have been hunted down in their homes at night, with soldiers and masked people in plainclothes dragging them away, severely beating them and leaving them for dead.

DRC court confirms Tshisekedi winner of disputed presidential election

2019-01-20 07:24

DRC 's top court has declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of disputed presidential elections after throwing out a legal challenge by the runner-up.

Kenya police arrest wife, father of hotel suicide bomber

2019-01-19 19:00

Kenyan police have arrested the wife and father of a man identified as the suicide bomber in an attack on Nairobi's Dusit hotel complex that left 21 dead, a police source says.

Mourners protest after deaths in Sudan demos

2019-01-19 17:07

Hundreds of mourners leaving the funeral of a protester launched one of several spontaneous anti-government rallies in Sudan on Friday, as police said "only two" people had died in violence the day before.

UN organising national conference in Libya in coming weeks

2019-01-19 14:07

The United Nations is seeking to hold a conference in Libya in the coming weeks to agree on a national agenda to rebuild the fractured north African nation and spell out the path to elections, the UN says.

Ethiopian rebel group accuses government of airstrikes

2019-01-19 12:03

An Ethiopian rebel group recently welcomed back to the country accuses the reformist government of targeting it with airstrikes. The government denies it.

5 suspected in Kenya attack appear in court

2019-01-19 10:02

Five people accused of involvement in this week's extremist attack on a Nairobi hotel complex have appeared in court, and prosecutors say there has been progress in the investigation.

ICC judges: Former Ivory Coast president must remain jailed

2019-01-19 07:45

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo must spend at least another two weeks in detention at the International Criminal Court, despite being acquitted this week of involvement in deadly post-election violence.

Zimbabwe pastor Mawarire remains in detention

2019-01-18 19:10

A magistrate in Zimbabwe says there is reasonable suspicion that a well-known pastor accused of subversion amid nationwide protests committed an offense, and has set another hearing for January 31.

Death toll from Thursday Sudan demos rises to 3: protest group

2019-01-18 17:00

A group organising anti-government rallies across Sudan says that three people died in protests in Khartoum a day earlier, raising the toll as crowds gathered for the funeral of one of the victims.

DRC slaps down AU call to suspend final vote result

2019-01-18 14:31

DRC has rebuked the African Union over its calls to suspend the announcement of final results from the presidential election, insisting that the Constitutional Court assessing the vote's legality was impartial.

AU delegation to DRC to depart on Monday

2019-01-18 13:29

An African Union spokesperson says a a high-level delegation is leaving on Monday for DRC after the continental body's surprise request to suspend the announcement of final election results.

LATEST: Zimbabweans hurt in protests stream in for care

2019-01-18 12:13

Zimbabweans injured during a government crackdown on pretests over a dramatic fuel price increase are streaming into a hospital in the capital Harare.

DRC court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge

2019-01-18 11:15

Democratic Republic of Congo's constitutional court is poised to rule as early as Friday on a challenge to the presidential election results.

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