Nearly 200 killed in two eastern DRC provinces last month: monitor

2020-01-27 22:30

Nearly 200 civilians were killed in violence last month in two volatile provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo's lawless east, the highest toll since June 2017, a monitor said Monday.

Mali to hire 15 000 teachers to break nationwide strike

2020-01-27 22:30

Mali began recruiting some 15,000 teachers on Monday, the government said, in order to break a nationwide strike which began last week over demands for higher pay.

Gunmen kill 13 in central Nigeria attack

2020-01-27 21:05

Unknown gunmen have killed at least 13 people in an attack in central Nigeria, police say, in an area known for ethnic clashes.

Egypt court backs niqab ban on Cairo University staff

2020-01-27 19:02

A top Egyptian court has ruled in favour of banning female academic staff at Cairo University from wearing the Muslim face veil, known as the niqab, lawyer Ahmed Mahran said Monday.

Portuguese hacker says he is behind Angola corruption leaks

2020-01-27 12:57

Lawyers for a Portuguese computer hacker said on Monday he was responsible for revealing the dealings of Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, a corruption scandal with fallout across Europe and Africa.

Torrential rains, floods kill dozens in Madagascar

2020-01-26 15:01

At least 31 killed and thousands displaced by heavy rains and flooding in southern African island nation, officials say.

Isabel dos Santos's Portugal funds embezzled - Angolan prosecutor

2020-01-27 08:22

Angola's chief prosecutor says funds that Isabel dos Santos - who is accused of stealing millions of dollars from state companies - invested in Portugal were embezzled from her home country.

Heavy rain kills dozens in Madagascar

2020-01-24 15:53

At least 21 people have died in Madagascar following almost a week of torrential rain in the north-west of the island, the government says.

Benin police say ringleader of deadly clashes arrested

2020-01-24 18:14

Police in Benin say they have arrested the alleged instigator of clashes between the opposition and security forces that left two dead in the restive bastion of the country's ex-leader.

Bullish Erdogan warns Libya 'chaos' could spread

2020-01-24 13:57

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Friday of chaos in Libya unless peace is quickly established, as he hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


Isabel dos Santos may lose top job in Angola's Unitel

2020-01-27 20:25

Angola's state-owned oil giant Sonangol has become a majority shareholder in mobile phone operator Unitel, a move that could threaten Isabel dos Santos' position as head of the telecoms firm.

Gabon's Bongo attacks mob justice after 'child kidnap' lynchings

2020-01-27 18:00

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba has attacked mob justice after a second person was lynched by a crowd in the capital Libreville after rumours spread of child kidnappings.

Lina Ben Mhenni, activist who chronicled Tunisia uprising, dies at 36

2020-01-27 16:43

Acclaimed Tunisian blogger Lina Ben Mhenni, who chronicled the popular uprising that toppled longtime president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, has died aged 36 after a long illness, her family says.

Outrage after Ugandan climate activist is cropped out of photo with white peers

2020-01-26 14:54

Social media users have come out in support of Ugandan climate advocate Vanessa Nakate after she was cropped out of a photograph taken with her white peers in Davos.

Unrest in Gabon over child kidnappings rumours

2020-01-24 21:14

Protesters blocked roads and burned tyres in Gabon's capital Libreville on Friday, a report says, as rumours circulated of a wave of child abductions, dismissed as untrue by the authorities.

15 on trial for robbing Morocco king of luxury watches

2020-01-24 19:03

Fifteen people have gone on trial in the Moroccan capital over the theft of dozens of luxury watches belonging to King Mohammed VI.

Rights in DRC still under threat a year after change, Amnesty says

2020-01-24 17:01

Human rights remain at threat in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Amnesty International says in a report issued a year to the day since the country underwent historic change.

Boko Haram kills five in northeast Nigeria: sources

2020-01-24 22:32

Gunmen from the Boko Haram jihadist group killed five people and abducted several others as they collected firewood in restive northeast Nigeria, security sources say.

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