Clashes at Libya oil sites cause 'catastrophic losses'

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Libya's National Oil Company says it suffered "catastrophic losses" when two storage tanks were destroyed during fierce clashes in the country's northeastern oil crescent.

Nigeria Eid suicide attack death toll rises to 43

2018-06-18 21:23

Deadly weekend attacks by suspected Boko Haram jihadists using young girls as suicide bombers killed 43 people in northeastern Nigeria, officials have said, updating the toll.

'Fired up' Mnangagwa warns 'rebels' in his Zanu-PF party – report

2018-06-18 20:01

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly "threatened unspecified action" against "rebel" Zanu-PF party officials, who registered as independent candidates for the upcoming polls after losing in primary elections.

Twenty-five bodies found after army sweep in Mali

2018-06-18 17:00

Twenty-five bodies were found in central Mali after the army carried out a sweep in the unstable region, sources have said, adding to concern about abuse by security forces in their fight against jihadists.


DIPLOMACY:   Mali's minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Tieman Hubert Coulibaly talks with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy as he arrives for the G5 Sahel Ministerial meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels. (File, AFP)

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Somali sent to prison in Canada for kidnapping after being lured with 'book deal'

2018-06-18 20:30

A Canadian judge has sentenced a Somali national to 15 years in prison for his role in the 2008 kidnapping of a Canadian and an Australian journalist.

Young refugees share what it’s like trying to finish school, find work and get married

2018-06-18 17:00

The transition into adulthood is challenging for young refugees: they face great adversity while trying to finishing school, find work and enter marriage, writes The Conversation.

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Mali's 'real life Spiderman' returns home to a hero's welcome... set to meet president – report

2018-06-18 14:05

The Malian migrant dubbed "Spiderman" following his heroic action in saving a small boy hanging in a balcony in Paris is expected to meet with Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

Libya's NOC says oil storage damaged in attack on key ports

2018-06-18 11:26

Libya's National Oil Corporation says an armed group opposed to Libya's self-styled national army has attacked key oil port terminals "significantly" damaging at least one storage tank.

Ally of Ivory Coast president rejects plan for 'unified party'

2018-06-18 10:08

Ivory Coast's Democratic Party, a member of the ruling coalition, has rejected a proposal to form a unified party ahead of the 2020 presidential election, a plan which was supported by President Alassane Ouattara.

Haftar forces launch push against militias in Libya oil crescent

2018-06-18 08:05

The self-styled Libyan National Army loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar has announced a "major offensive" to drive rival groups from the country's northeastern oil crescent.

Eight Kenyan police killed in latest roadside bombing

2018-06-17 20:00

Five Kenyan police officers and three reservists were killed when their vehicle hit a homemade landmine in Wajir, northeast Kenya, a government official has said.

DRC's mining industry hobbled by poor infrastructure, tax hike

2018-06-17 18:28

Feasting on a global demand for cobalt and copper, the mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo is flourishing - but two clouds are spoiling its sunlit future.

DRCs Ebola outbreak poses challenges for bush meat

2018-06-17 16:06

For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bushmeat along the Congo River.

Mnangagwa says he'll still be Zim's president in 2030 – report

2018-06-17 14:25

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly expressed confidence that he would still be the southern African country's president in 2030, adding that his economic vision for the country is not a mistake.

WATCH: 'My son has brought problems to many people,' says Boko Haram leader's mom

2018-06-17 10:00

The mother of Nigeria's Boko Haram leader, the most wanted terrorist in the west African nation, Abubakar Shekau, has reportedly criticised her son saying he has "brought many problems to many people" and she has not seen him in at least 15 years.

'Give political parties equal coverage,' Zim VP tells media ahead of elections

2018-06-16 18:48

Zimbabwe's vice president Kembo Mohadi has urged the media to give equal coverage to all political parties, a few days after the southern African country's media coverage was slammed for bias reporting.

Egypt increases fuel prices, as part of austerity measures

2018-06-16 17:00

Egypt's Ministry of Oil has announced steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country's economic reforms and austerity measures

Leave No Girl Behind helps young African mothers access education

2018-06-16 15:07

The Leave No Girl Behind campaign, launched by Human Rights Watch, aims to help many pregnant girls and teenage mothers prevented from returning to school.

Acquitted former DRC vice president Bemba in Belgium: ICC

2018-06-16 13:02

Former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba has arrived in Belgium after being acquitted on appeal of war crimes, the International Criminal Court has said.

No live chickens at the World Cup for Nigeria fans

2018-06-16 09:01

A Russian official in the city of Kaliningrad says authorities forbade World Cup fans from bringing live chickens to matches

Zim: Ex-Zanu-PF youth leader sues minister over 'grabbed' farm

2018-06-16 07:07

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF ex-youth leader Kudzai Chipanga has reportedly taken Manicaland Provincial Affairs Minister Monica Mutsvangwa to court for allegedly taking his farm and giving it back to its previous white owner.

Angola seeks conviction of top journalist for graft story

2018-06-15 21:01

An Angolan prosecutor is seeking the conviction of outspoken rights activist and journalist Rafael Marques for accusing a former attorney general of corruption in a real estate deal.

Uganda commissions new Chinese highway to ease congestion

2018-06-15 19:58

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and senior Chinese official Wang Yang have commissioned a new toll road linking the capital to the country's only international airport.

Cameroon blasts Amnesty for 'crude lies' on anglophone crisis

2018-06-15 19:00

Cameroon has accused Amnesty International of disseminating "crude lies" after it said security forces had committed summary killings, arrests and property destruction to try to crush a separatist insurgency.

The World Cup is a chance to talk about African identities and unity

2018-06-18 15:37

The football world cup offers a useful chance to consider the apparent division between North and sub-Saharan Africa, The Conversation writes.

Zim war vets: MDC's Chamisa 'is slowly turning himself into little Mugabe'

2018-06-18 11:26

Zimbabwe's war veterans leader Victor Matemadanda has reportedly claimed that the MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa's political approaches are turning him into a "small version of former president Robert Mugabe".

WATCH: Hong Kong student explores Tanzania's wildlife

2018-06-18 10:08

Watch this travel video by Victor from Hong Kong. He was with friends on a student exchange in Tanzania. After their English class, he went on a trip with a camera - to discover the local African wildlife.

Zimbabwe's split opposition helping Mugabe's successor to victory

2018-06-18 06:00

Zimbabwe's divided opposition could bolster the long ruling party's chances of victory after failing to forge a solid coalition for the country's first elections without Robert Mugabe.

Bemba can return to DRC 'if he wants': govt

2018-06-17 20:00

Former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba "can return" home if he wants to, following his acquittal on appeal of war crimes, Kinshasa has said .

Hopes of a mining revival in oil-addicted Nigeria

2018-06-17 18:28

Locals have always known that a vast deposit of gold sits underneath the cocoa trees and towering thickets of bamboo in the tropical jungle of Osun state in southwest Nigeria.

Tunisia, Senegal aim to turn things around for Africa

2018-06-17 18:28

African teams have so far lost three matches from three starts at the World Cup in Russia. It's now up to Tunisia and Senegal to get the continent's teams back on track.

Suicide blasts in NE Nigeria kill at least 31: official, local militia

2018-06-17 16:06

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and militia leader have told AFP.

Sudan central bank chief dies of heart attack in Turkey

2018-06-17 12:00

Sudan's central bank governor Hazem Abdelqader has died of a heart attack while on a visit to Turkey, the Sudanese presidency has said.

Foreign love is pricey in eSwatini

2018-06-17 07:53

Residents of the kingdom of Swaziland, now called eSwatini, will have to pay dearly if they want to marry a foreign national – if the Finance Bill of 2018 is signed into law.

Zimbabwe: Chamisa 'forced to register MDC Alliance as a political party amid squabbles'

2018-06-16 15:07

Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, was reportedly forced to register the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance as a fully-fledged political party pending a court outcome over the use of names and logos by a splinter group.

Africa 'taking positive steps in protecting Albinos' but 'more needs to be done' – Group

2018-06-16 13:02

Many positive steps have been taken across Africa to advance the rights of people living with albinism, but there was still more to be done, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre has said.

Computer theft case: State witness 'wants Mugabe to testify'

2018-06-16 10:58

A state witness in the trial of a Zimbabwean soldier accused of stealing at least 119 laptops from the country's former president Robert Mugabe, has reportedly suggested that the nonagenarian be asked to come and testify in the case.

Libya strongman's jets strike rivals targeting oil terminals

2018-06-16 09:01

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar's forces launched airstrikes against a rival militia targeting key oil facilities in the east of the country, a spokesperson for his group has said.

Top Africa story: Moz terror group, Donkeys in Africa

2018-06-16 07:07

Panic has gripped northern Mozambique following a 'terrorist incident at a local supermarket', and donkeys are stolen and skinned in Africa to feed Chinese demand.

Dutch to shift troop deployment from Mali to Afghanistan

2018-06-15 21:01

The Netherlands is to stop providing troops for the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali and instead will shift focus to beef up operations in Afghanistan, the defence ministry has announced.

Italy, France call for EU migrant centres in Africa

2018-06-15 19:58

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has called for the European Union to set up centres to process migrants' asylum claims in their home countries, a proposal backed by French President Emmanuel Macron.

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