36 suspected militia on trial in DRC

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A mega-trial of 36 suspected members of the Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group Kamwina Nsapu, accused of widespread violence, has started in Kinshasa.

Algerians elect local leaders as oil-reliant economy falters

2017-11-24 20:38

Ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has made a rare public appearance to encourage turn out in the country's local elections that have been marred by voter frustrations amid rising poverty.

Egypt's president condemns mosque attack

2017-11-24 18:32

Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has condemned the extremist attack on a mosque in the troubled Sinai Peninsula, calling it "criminal" and "cowardly".

Nigeria former VP quits ruling party

2017-11-24 18:24

Nigeria's former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has quit the country's ruling party, in a clear sign he wants to challenge Muhammadu Buhari for the presidency in 2019.

Eight Uganda tabloid staff members charged with treason

2017-11-23 21:30

Eight editors and directors of one of Uganda's most popular tabloid newspaper groups have been charged with "treason" over an article implicating President Yoweri Museveni in a plot to overthrow his Rwandan counterpart, a defence lawyer has said

Egypt police kill 3 Islamists in shootout: ministry

2017-11-24 11:12

Egyptian police killed three alleged Islamist militants in a shootout and arrested nine belonging to the Lewaa al-Thawra group that assassinated an army general last year, the interior ministry has said.

500 trafficking victims rescued in west Africa: Interpol

2017-11-23 22:44

Forty people are facing prosecution after police raids in west and central Africa rescued nearly 500 victims of human trafficking,says Interpol.

UN condemns rise in DRC rights violations

2017-11-23 18:00

The United Nations has said it regretted a new spike in human rights violations being committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, citing a report blaming the bulk of the violence on the police and army.

Egypt PM leaves country for medical treatment

2017-11-23 15:43

Egypt's Prime Minister Sharif Ismail has left the country for a three-week course of medical treatment and surgery in Germany amid speculation he would be permanently replaced in a cabinet shuffle.


Attack on mosque in Egypt's Sinai kills at least 200

2017-11-24 16:11

Gunmen have attacked a packed mosque in Egypt's restive North Sinai province and set off a bomb, killing at least 200 people.

At least 54 killed in Egypt mosque attack

2017-11-24 14:22

Gunmen have attacked a packed mosque in Egypt's restive North Sinai province and set off a bomb, killing at least 54 and injuring at least 75 people, officials say.

Somali pirates caught at sea, transferred to Seychelles

2017-11-23 20:30

Six suspected Somali pirates have been transferred to the Seychelles following their arrest for attacks earlier this month off southern Somalia, a Seychelles prisons official has said.

After the outbreak: Med schools boost Ebola-wrecked Liberia

2017-11-24 13:05

Teams from US universities and hospitals are helping to build Liberia's health care system back up following the devastation inflicted by the Ebola outbreak.

EU working without 'letup' to help migrants in Libya

2017-11-23 22:44

The EU has said it is working without "letup" for a durable solution to the plight of migrants in Libya, adding it shared French President Emmanuel Macron's anger over slave markets there.

Ethiopia says massive dam is 'a matter of life and death'

2017-11-23 16:41

Ethiopia says the construction of its massive Grand Renaissance Dam is a "matter of life or death" for its people, too.

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