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Suspected militants kill 3 workers in Egypt's Sinai

2018-10-21 20:05

Egyptian security officials say three workers contracted to build a security wall in the northern Sinai city of el-Arish have been shot dead by suspected militants.

Kanye bonds with Africa

2018-10-21 14:58

He claims to be the best living recording artist with the spirits of Fela Kuti, Bob Marley and Tupac Shakur running through him, but Kuti’s son soon put the record straight.

Rights groups warn Ethiopia against return to repression

2018-10-21 18:06

Rights groups are calling on Ethiopia's reformist new leader to stop using repressive tactics once favoured by the previous leadership, in their most outspoken criticism since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in April.

DRC rebels kill 13, abduct kids in Ebola outbreak region

2018-10-21 16:00

Congolese rebels killed 13 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the centre of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, DRC's military says, as the violence threatened to again force the suspension of crucial virus containment efforts.

Zim state broadcaster explains why Mugabe interviewer is still at work - report

2018-10-21 14:09

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation has reportedly said that its head of news and current affairs was rehired by its board and government after he had made a deal to pay back the $1 083 362, 09 he owed to the public broadcaster.

 
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Two rhinos die in Chad after being relocated from SA

2018-10-21 18:06

Two of six critically endangered black rhinos have died of unknown causes five months after being flown from South Africa to Chad in a pioneering project to re-introduce the animals, officials say.

Five DRC reporters freed after being held by police

2018-10-21 18:06

Five journalists in the DRC have been freed after 12 hours of interrogation by police following the publication of articles on the misappropriation of rations for police cadets, their newspaper said.

Gunmen abduct six children from Cameroon school: teacher

2018-10-21 16:00

Gunmen have abducted six children from a school in Bamenda, the capital of the northwestern, English-speaking Northwest region of Cameroon, a teacher says.

Fifty-five dead after market row in northern Nigeria: presidency

2018-10-21 14:09

Fifty-five people were killed last week in clashes between young Christians and Muslims in northern Nigeria following a dispute in a market, President Muhammadu Buhari says.

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'Dark day': DRC rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola

2018-10-21 12:26

It is a "dark day" for everyone fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak after rebels shot and killed two medical agents with the Congolese army, DRC's health minister says.

Comoros opposition sign government deal after clashes

2018-10-20 18:55

The Comoros government and main opposition have signed a deal that could end the latest bout of instability to rock the Indian Ocean nation after violence flared on Anjouan island.

Seven dead, 23 missing in DRC canoe accident

2018-10-20 16:45

Seven diamond miners died and another 23 were missing after two canoes capsized in central Democratic Republic of Congo, government and mining officials have said.

Violence eases on troubled Comoros island

2018-10-20 14:53

Violence on the troubled Comorian island of Anjouan has subsided after four days of deadly clashes between government forces and rebels opposed to President Azali Assoumani.

Red Cross assists in key prisoner release in South Sudan

2018-10-20 11:55

The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has assisted in the release of 24 people detained in relation to South Sudan's civil war, calling it the first release the organisation has supervised since the latest peace deal was signed last month.

Comoros opposition sign government deal after clashes

2018-10-20 09:47

The Comoros government and main opposition have signed a deal that could end the latest bout of instability to rock the Indian Ocean nation after violence flared on Anjouan island.

Top Africa stories: Ailing Zim VP Chiwenga 'on special diet', Kenya minister charged with corruption

2018-10-20 07:13

Zimbabwe's vice president Constantino Chiwenga is reportedly on "special diet", with the presidential spokesperson George Charamba hinting that he is battling "serious ailment, and Kenya's ex-sports minister Hassan Wario has been charged over Olympic corruption.

Kenya's ex-sports minister Wario charged over Olympic corruption

2018-10-19 18:42

Former Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario and two other officials have been formally charged with corruption relating to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Rwanda names 50% female Cabinet, following Ethiopia

2018-10-19 17:39

Two days after Ethiopia announced one of the world's few "gender-balanced" Cabinets with 50% women, Rwanda has done the same.

Algeria bans wearing of full-face veils in administration

2018-10-19 16:05

Algeria Prime minister Ahmed Ouayhia has banned female public sector employees from wearing veils that cover their faces.

Cameroon opposition leader's home torched, court told

2018-10-19 15:21

Anglophone separatists have torched the home of Cameroon's veteran opposition leader and kidnapped his sister, his lawyers have said.

Pioneering school in Cairo struggles to fund pupils

2018-10-19 14:20

Among the poorest of Egypt's poor, the so-called "zabbaleen" who scavenge through garbage to eke out a living in a Cairo slum struggle to keep their children in school.

Nigerian football officials charged with $9.5m fraud

2018-10-19 09:23

Three Nigerian football officials have been charged with fraud after allegedly diverting $9.5m in FIFA grants for personal use, the country's anti-corruption unit said Thursday.

Zim leader tells graduates to create own jobs as formal job opportunities continue to shrink

2018-10-19 07:57

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa reportedly told more than 3 000 graduates last week to create their own jobs or "risk sinking into oblivion" as formal job opportunities continued to shrink.

MDC says 'ready to defy police ban' as it prepares for its 19th anniversary celebrations next week

2018-10-19 06:00

Zimbabwe's MDC party has reportedly set a date for its 19th anniversary celebrations after they were cancelled last month due to a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 50 people in the southern African country.

Report: South Sudan armed opposition seized girls as 'wives'

2018-10-18 20:05

South Sudan's armed opposition abducted women and girls as young as 12 and lined them up so commanders could choose "wives," and those not selected were left to be raped repeatedly by other fighters, a new UN report has said.

Comoros army regains control in Anjouan after uprising: minister

2018-10-21 12:26

The Comoros military has regained control of Mutsamudu's old city centre on the island of Anjouan, a minister says, after armed rebels staged an uprising earlier this week.

Boko Haram kill 12 farmers in Nigeria: militia

2018-10-20 18:55

Boko Haram jihadists on Saturday hacked 12 farmers to death as they worked on their fields in the volatile northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, civilian militia has told AFP.

WATCH: Africa's youngest billionaire says 'kidnappers spoke a southern African language'

2018-10-20 16:45

Tanzanian police say Africa's youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who is now free, has indicated to them that his abductors spoke a Southern African language, confirming suspicions that the kidnappers were foreigners.

'Trouble is brewing' in Mnangagwa's Zanu-PF party – report

2018-10-20 14:53

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF is reportedly embroiled in fresh infighting, as war veterans who were instrumental in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s rise want former cabinet ministers kicked out from the party.

Zimbabwe post-poll violence inquiry to summon army, police

2018-10-20 11:56

An inquiry probing the killing of six people after soldiers opened fire on post-election protesters in Zimbabwe will summon police and the army to appear before it, an official has said.

Burundi opposition MP accused of plot to kill president

2018-10-19 20:00

Burundi's public security ministry has accused a prominent opposition MP of planning the assassination of President Pierre Nkurunziza and other top officials, in an address on state television.

Cameroon court rejects all appeals over electoral conduct

2018-10-19 18:42

Cameroon's Constitutional Court has rejected overnight a post-electoral appeal from Joshua Osih of the Social Democratic Front, the main opposition party, thus rebutting all 18 judicial protests made since a presidential vote.

Tanzanian 'criminals' seeking base in Mozambique: police

2018-10-19 17:39

Armed Tanzanians are seeking to establish a base in Mozambique, police have said, after the arrest of dozens of suspected militants from Tanzania in connection with deadly Islamist attacks across the border.

Five DRC reporters 'abducted' by police: editor

2018-10-19 16:05

Five journalists at a newspaper in the Democratic Republic of Congo were "abducted" on Friday, their managing editor has said, after the publication of articles on the misappropriation of rations for police cadets.

Keino denies wrongdoing, tells AP he didn't control money

2018-10-19 15:21

Kip Keino has denied wrongdoing in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal, telling The Associated Press that he didn't have control over the government money that prosecutors say was embezzled and misused around the time of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Gam

Rwandan leader reshuffles team after losing foreign minister

2018-10-19 14:19

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has carried out a major ministerial reshuffle following the voluntary departure of foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo, notably removing his influential defence minister from the post.

DRC presidential hopeful says she was barred from travel

2018-10-19 12:37

The sole woman candidate in Democratic Republic of Congo's tense presidential race has accused the government of blocking her from travelling abroad, two months before elections to replace Joseph Kabila.

Gunfire in Comoros as govt tightens crackdown

2018-10-19 10:34

Comoros security forces have intensified their crackdown against anti-government rebels on the island of Anjouan, with witnesses reporting heavy gunfire on the fourth day of clashes.

Egypt denies forced disappearance reports of former lawmaker

2018-10-19 09:23

The Egyptian government is denying an accusation by the wife of a former lawmaker that her husband may have been detained by police.

Top Africa stories: Zimbabweans react angrily to Mnangagwa's pic, Man kills granny over witchcraft claims

2018-10-19 07:57

Zimbabweans have reacted angrily to a picture of President Emmerson Mnangagwa being vaccinated against cholera, and a Malawian man has reportedly been arrested for killing his 105 year-old grandmother over witchcraft allegations.

Mnangagwa's been wooing Zimbabwe's white sports heroes. Here's why

2018-10-18 20:05

In mending the relations with Zimbabwe's white community by roping in Kirsty Coventry and Bruce Grobbelaar, President Mnangagwa might just have pulled off a masterstroke, writes The Conversation.

Ethiopia PM says soldiers' protest attempt to derail reforms

2018-10-18 18:29

Ethiopia's reformist prime minister says a confrontation with disgruntled soldiers last week was an attempt to derail dramatic reforms and "there were some sides who regretted I was not killed."

New Zimbabwe documentary on massacres takes aim at president

2018-10-18 17:36

A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe's military has led to harsh exchanges as the 1980s killings challenge a new president who preaches unity but refuses to apologise for his alleged role in one of the country's deepest wounds.

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