UN mission in DRC urged to play stronger role in polls

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A body linked to the powerful Catholic Church in Democratic Republic of Congo has called on the United nations to strengthen its role during December elections.

Burundi sets May 17 for vote on contested reforms

2018-03-19 10:36

Burundi's president Pierre Nkurunziza has set May 17 as the date for a referendum on a controversial constitutional reform that could keep him in power until 2034, according to a decree signed over the weekend.

Officials say 1 body found after Kenya building collapse

2018-03-18 16:15

A Kenyan official says a male body has been recovered from the rubble of a building collapse as search and rescue work was called off.

Top civil servant abducted, four hurt in Cameroon

2018-03-18 20:43

Suspected separatists have abducted a top civil servant in an English-speaking region of Cameroon while security sources say four people were hurt in an attack on a ministerial convoy, adding to months of recent unrest.

Ethnic violence in DRC's northeast displaces at least 60 000

2018-03-18 12:59

Ethnic violence in Democratic Republic of Congo's northeast has forced more than 32 000 to flee to Bunia, where humanitarian assistance is strained and the suffering are eager for improved conditions.

57 000 flee DRC province to Uganda: UN

2018-03-17 12:30

More than 57 000 refugees have crossed into Uganda this year after fleeing ethnic strife in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern Ituri province, the United Nations refugee agency says.

Police given OK to hold suspects in Nairobi courthouse plot

2018-03-17 14:22

A Kenyan court is allowing police to continue detaining five people who allegedly planned to attack a Nairobi courthouse so a Muslim cleric facing terror charges could escape.

Egypt sees tourism rebound ahead of vote

2018-03-17 10:12

Egypt is seeing a promising rebound in tourism following devastating jihadist attacks, in welcome news to the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he seeks re-election this month.

African, EU ministers discuss tackling migrant traffic

2018-03-16 21:43

Ministers from 13 African and European countries have held talks along with the EU on cracking down on migrant traffickers, with France calling for firmer action on smuggling networks in African countries.


Egyptians abroad vote in presidential elections

2018-03-19 08:53

Thousands of Egyptian expatriates have headed to polling stations across the world to cast their ballots in the presidential elections.

At least 3 000 children affected as Senegal closes schools linked to Turkish cleric in exile

2018-03-18 18:36

Senegal's government has closed more than a dozen schools linked to a man the Turkish government considers a terrorist, underlining Turkey's growing influence in predominantly Muslim West Africa.

Rwandan authority to auction off stock of jailed govt critic

2018-03-19 06:00

Rwanda's Revenue Authority says it will put assets belonging to the family of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame's government up for auction to pay off a debt to the tax body.

Violence fears ahead of Sierra Leone run-off vote

2018-03-18 07:27

Sierra Leone's electoral commission has sounded the alarm over a wave of violence between rival groups ahead of a run-off presidential vote later this month.

Canada to send peacekeepers to Mali: official

2018-03-17 15:30

Canada will send peacekeepers backed by helicopters to the troubled west African nation of Mali before autumn, a government source says.

Botswana's Ian Khama accuses Trump of 'encouraging' elephant poaching

2018-03-17 18:01

Botswana's president Ian Khama has accused the US government of encouraging elephant poaching following its recent decision to reverse a ban on imports of sport-hunted trophies.

15 killed in Kenya floods, scores of families displaced

2018-03-17 07:37

Kenyan officials say that at least 15 people have drowned and scores of families have been displaced across the East African nation during two days of heavy rainfall that caused flooding in both urban and rural areas.

Angola's ex-leader Eduardo dos Santos to quit as ruling party boss

2018-03-17 10:12

Former Angolan leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos says he will quit as head of the governing party by 2019 after the ruling MPLA denied tensions with his successor, President Joao Lourenco.

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