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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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