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Egypt slammed for Morsi's 'terrible but predictable' death

2019-06-18 07:16

Egyptian government failed to allow Morsi "adequate medical care", leading to his "entirely predictable"' death, Human Rights Watch says.

WATCH: Sudan's Bashir charged on corruption in first public appearance since ousting

2019-06-16 21:12

Fallen Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir was Sunday seen in public for the first time since being ousted, as he was driven in an armed convoy to the prosecutor's office.

EU urges Nigeria electoral reform after disputed polls

2019-06-16 15:18

European Union election observers called on Nigeria to consider urgent electoral reforms after identifying "systemic failings" in the recent presidential, parliamentary and governorship elections.

 
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Sudan general vows 'gallows' for perpetrators of deadly crackdown

2019-06-17 08:01

A top Sudanese general as vowed to send to the "gallows" those who carried out a deadly crackdown on protesters earlier this month that killed dozens and left hundreds wounded.

Gay man turns to sex work in SA to survive after fleeing Malawi

2019-06-16 20:35

Fearing persecution after being outed as gay, Adil fled Malawi leaving behind his well-off Muslim family and four-year-old son.

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Sudan's Bashir to appear in court on graft charge - prosecutor

2019-06-15 22:00

Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir will appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and possessing foreign currency, says the country's acting prosecutor general.

Nine civilians killed in Somalia revenge attack: police

2019-06-15 14:29

Nine civilians were executed by a local militia in war-torn Somalia after the killing of a policeman by the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, police said Saturday.

SEE: Fuel price hikes - Here's how much neighbouring African countries are paying for petrol

2019-06-14 12:00

Fuel prices have increased again in South Africa putting more strain on motorists and the local economy. Here's what neighbouring African countries are paying for petrol.

WATCH: Ebola crisis 'accelerating' says field coordinator in DR Congo

2019-06-14 06:53

The World Health Organisation is set to decide whether or not to declare Ebola a public health emergency after a 5-year-old died in Uganda.

US, African envoys push for Sudan solution as Bashir charged

2019-06-14 05:26

US and African Union diplomats stepped up efforts Thursday to find a peaceful solution to a standoff between Sudan's protesters and generals following a deadly crackdown on demonstrators.

Massacre toll in Mali revised down to 35

2019-06-13 06:15

A massacre at a village in central Mali left at least 35 people dead, the authorities say, a final toll much lower than the earlier estimate of 95 killed.

Sudan militia killed 9 people in Darfur village, say doctors

2019-06-12 15:36

A Sudanese militia has shot dead nine people in a village of the war-torn region of Darfur, a doctors committee linked to the country's protest movement has said.

One case of Ebola confirmed in Uganda: WHO

2019-06-11 20:57

A five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Uganda, the first case since an outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo 10 months ago, the World Health Organisation says.

Libya arms embargo must be enforced - UN chief Antonio Guterres

2019-06-11 13:58

All countries must implement a UN arms embargo against Libya with illegal weapons transfers by land, sea and air fuelling the current fighting in the oil-rich country, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.

Botswana high court decriminalises homosexuality

2019-06-11 12:29

Botswana's high court, in a highly-anticipated verdict, has ruled to decriminalise homosexuality, which is outlawed under the country's 1965 penal code.

Morgan Tsvangirai's daughter dies

2019-06-11 07:20

The daughter of late Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java, 36, has died following a car crash about a month ago.

UN hears calls to enforce Libya arms embargo

2019-06-11 08:45

The UN Security Council has renewed a green light to a European Union mission to combat migrant trafficking and arms smuggling off Libya's coast amid calls for action to cut the flow of weapons.

West African farm 'bootcamp' gets green entrepreneurs into shape

2019-06-10 13:56

Machetes in hand and wearing a straw hat against the sun, the participants of an "agro-bootcamp" in the farmlands of the West African nation of Benin harvest maize, cowpeas and rice.

US military vehicle hit by bomb in Niger

2019-06-10 10:26

A US military vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Niger, the site of a deadly jihadist attack on American forces in 2017, the military has announced.

WATCH: WHO stops short of declaring latest Ebola outbreak a global emergency

2019-06-15 07:41

The World Health OrganiSation (WHO) determined for the third time that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is not a "public health emergency of international concern".

Ebola outbreak spreads to Uganda – it should never have happened

2019-06-14 08:46

Ebola has caused two deaths in Uganda, and they are the 'first recorded cross-border Ebola deaths' since the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but could it have been avoided?

Sudan army rulers admit dispersing sit-in

2019-06-14 06:19

Sudan's ruling military council has for the first time admitted it had ordered the June 3 dispersal of a Khartoum protest sit-in that left dozens dead and hundreds wounded.

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC

2019-06-13 20:56

Uganda has recorded its second Ebola fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring DRC, where officials said a 10-month-old epidemic has now killed more than 1 400 people.

US names envoy to find 'peaceful political solution' in Sudan: official

2019-06-13 09:49

The US State Department has nominated experienced Africa hand Donald Booth as a special envoy to Sudan, hoping he can help craft a "peaceful political solution" between the military rulers and groups seeking civilian rule.

Ghana security forces free two kidnapped Canadians

2019-06-13 05:42

Two young Canadian women freed from their kidnap ordeal by Ghanaian security forces were unharmed, the government says, after the development volunteers were snatched at a golf club in the city of Kumasi last week.

Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda as virus spreads from DRC

2019-06-12 20:29

A five-year-old boy in Uganda has died of Ebola, the health minister says, as his grandmother and younger brother also tested positive for the virus after joining the child on a visit to neighbouring DRC.

Zimbabwe demands right to sell $300m of ivory to fund game reserves

2019-06-11 20:23

Zimbabwe has demanded the right to sell its stockpile of ivory to raise money for conservation, wildlife authorities says, joining other southern African nations in calling for the global ban on the trade in tusks to be relaxed.

#AfriTravel: Air Namibia reduces flights to SA due to plane unavailability

2019-06-12 08:44

Air Namibia has reduced their operations to South Africa and cut their flight to Luanda amidst payment woes for maintenance on their A319s.

Nearly 100 killed, 19 missing in central Mali village massacre

2019-06-11 10:56

Nearly 100 people were killed in a gruesome overnight attack on a village in central Mali, in the latest violence to strike the fragile region, authorities have said.

Sudan rebel chief Arman, in Juba, says deported by Khartoum

2019-06-11 08:45

A Sudanese rebel chief said Monday he was deported from Khartoum to South Sudan with two comrades hours after authorities claimed to have released the three men from detention.

Internet blackout across Sudan

2019-06-10 21:37

Landline internet connections were down across Sudan on Monday, a week after mobile online services were cut following a deadly crackdown on protesters.

95 killed in attack on central Mali village

2019-06-10 16:40

Ninety-five people in a central Malian village inhabited by the Dogon community have been killed by gunmen in an overnight attack, a local official and a security source said.

19 killed in attack in Burkina Faso's volatile north

2019-06-10 22:55

Nineteen people were killed late Sunday in an attack on a village in the troubled north of Burkina Faso, a security source said.

Sudan 'civil disobedience' campaign enters day two

2019-06-10 22:54

A nationwide civil disobedience campaign by Sudanese protesters entered a second day on Monday, as the authorities released three prominent rebels detained after a crackdown that left dozens dead.

WATCH: Civil disobedience campaign leaves Khartoum streets empty

2019-06-10 10:25

A campaign of civil disobedience to demand civilian rule has left the streets of Sudan's capital Khartoum largely deserted. WATCH NOW.

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