Somalia uproar continues after former al-Shabaab No 2 seized

2018-12-15 14:08

A third day of protests have began in Somalia over the arrest of the former No 2 leader of the al-Shabaab extremist group, who has been a leading candidate for a regional presidency.

MDC says Zim 'now a regional security threat'… asks SADC to intervene – report

2018-12-07 10:36

Zimbabwe's opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change party, has reportedly said that the country is "fast degenerating into a regional security threat, as its economic situation worsens".

Western Sahara dispute in dates

2018-12-05 15:59

Here are key dates in the history of the Western Sahara, as the United Nations prepares to convene talks in Geneva on the disputed territory's future status.

Burundi issues international arrest warrant for ex-president Buyoya

2018-12-01 11:39

Burundi has said it had launched international arrest warrants for ex-president Pierre Buyoya and 16 former senior officials over their alleged role in the 1993 assassination of Melchior Ndadaye, the country's first democratically elected Hutu

Madagascar presidential hopeful sues over poll conduct

2018-11-20 21:10

Presidential hopeful Marc Ravalomanana has lodged over 50 complaints at Madagascar's top court about the conduct of presidential polls to "correct irregularities," sources close to his campaign have said.

PICS: AU leaders agree reforms to reduce donor dependence

2018-11-19 05:29

African Union leaders have finally agreed measures compelling members states to pay their dues as part of a drive to reform a body often seen as toothless and donor-dependent.

African leaders applaud Ethiopia prime minister for reforms

2018-11-17 17:54

Africa's leaders have applauded Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for making substantial reforms in his country as they met to consider improvements to the continent-wide body at a summit that started on Saturday

African leaders meet for 'last push' on AU reforms

2018-11-15 08:00

African leaders are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to their pan-continental body.

Locals accuse AU troops after 4 Somali civilians killed

2018-11-06 21:01

Witnesses accused African Union soldiers of having killed four civilians in the capital Mogadishu, after opening fire when their convoy was hit by a roadside bombing.

UN-AU envoy urges UN to consider action against Sudan rebel

2018-10-23 15:04

The joint United Nations -African Union envoy for Darfur urged the Security Council on Monday to consider "stern measures" - likely sanctions - against Sudan Liberation Army founder Abdul Wahid Elnur, who has refused to join the peace process.

 

Top Africa stories: MDC says Zim 'now a regional security threat', Ebola spreads to major cities in DRC

2018-12-08 07:39

The MDC says Zimbabwe is 'now a regional security threat' adding that SADC should intervene, and Ebola has spread to Democratic Republic of Congo's major city amid vaccine concerns.

Somali officials report deadly US-backed raid on al-Shabaab

2018-12-05 20:33

Somali commandos backed by US forces raided two al-Shabaab checkpoints at which the extremists extort money from commercial vehicles, killing several fighters, Somali intelligence officials have said.

Burundi ex-president Buyoya denounces warrant

2018-12-02 18:13

Burundi's former president Pierre Buyoya on Sunday denounced as politically motivated a warrant issued against him for his alleged role in the assassination of his country's first democratically elected leader.

AU urges EU to lift sanctions on DRC candidate

2018-11-27 14:38

The AU Peace and Security Council is urging the EU to lift sanctions on Congolese President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor less than a month before a historic election.

Top Africa stories: AU agrees on reforms, Zim 'terror' gangs

2018-11-20 08:00

African Union leaders have agreed on reforms to reduce donor dependence, and police are on high alert as armed gangs are reportedly 'terrorising' Zimbabwean cities.

AU warns Gabon as Bongo remains incapacitated

2018-11-18 17:06

The African Union has warned Gabon to respect constitutional order after a high court intervened in a crisis surrounding the country's hospitalised President Ali Bongo.

Kagame highlights reform 'urgency' as AU summit opens

2018-11-17 13:47

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has urged African heads of state to come to an agreement on long-debated reforms to their continental body at a special summit in the Ethiopian capital.

Zim leader Mnangagwa in Guinea... seeks AU support in ending sanctions – report

2018-11-07 19:50

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is reportedly seeking the African Union's support to end his country's devastating sanctions.

Guinea-Bissau urged to stick to election timeline

2018-10-25 20:53

The United Nations has joined two other international organisations in calling on Guinea-Bissau to hold legislative elections on schedule November 18.

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.

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