Death toll rises to 38 in Mogadishu bombings

2018-02-24 12:56

Two car bombings killed 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the city's main ambulance service has told AFP.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, AU, Boko Haram

2018-02-23 09:26

One of the lecturers who supervised Grace Mugabe's PhD thesis is reportedly being investigated by the Zimbabwe anti-graft agency, and Robert Mugabe has reportedly said that he stepped down for the sake of "peace and development".

Mugabe's nephew 'reacts angrily' as AU supports Mnangagwa' – report

2018-02-21 13:11

Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe's nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, has reportedly reacted "angrily" after an AU envoy Moussa Faki Mahamat praised the Zimbabwean government for the country's "peaceful political transition" last year.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, MDC, Ethiopia

2018-02-09 08:30

University of Zimbabwe's vice chancellor has dismissed claims that Grace Mugabe was not the author of her controversial doctorate thesis, and power struggles are ravaging Zimbabwe's MDC party.

Mugabe allies petition AU, SADC over Mnangagwa's legitimacy – report

2018-02-08 08:30

Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe's allies, who have since launched a new party, the NPF, have reportedly "formally petitioned" the AU and SADC to challenge President Emmerson Mnangagwa's legitimacy.

Mugabe's nephew says new party 'not an avenue to bring back' his toppled uncle

2018-02-05 11:10

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao has reportedly said that the latest political outfit, New Patriotic Front, "is not an avenue to bring back" his ousted uncle.

EU, AU pledge to support Zimbabwe - report

2018-01-31 17:03

The African Union and European Union have reportedly pledged to support President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government in its bid to rejoin the international community and revive the country's economy.

UN to slap sanctions for hate speech in CAR

2018-01-30 21:00

The UN Security Council has maintained an arms embargo on the Central African Republic and added incitement to hatred as well as attacks on aid workers as criteria for sanctions.

China calls AU spying report "preposterous"

2018-01-29 16:11

China's ambassador to the African Union has denounced as "absurd" a report by French newspaper Le Monde alleging that Beijing has been spying on the continental body.

'Time has come' for S Sudan sanctions: AU chief

2018-01-29 10:38

AU chief Moussa Faki says that "the time has come" to slap sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan, one of the most intractable wars facing African leaders as they meet in Ethiopia.


My wife Grace 'is being harassed... she cries daily', Mugabe tells AU

2018-02-24 07:09

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe says his wife is being harassed and cries daily, three months after he was forced to step down in the wake of a military takeover, a report says.

Mugabe tells AU envoy he resigned 'for the sake of peace, development'

2018-02-22 13:38

Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe has reportedly told the visiting AU commission chairperson that he stepped down from his post for the sake of peace and development following a military intervention in November.

Picture of Mugabe, wife Grace and AU's Faki goes viral on social media

2018-02-20 12:17

A picture of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace with the African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki has gone viral on social media.

African Union head calls China spying report 'lies'

2018-02-08 15:37

The AU's chairperson has dismissed during a visit to Beijing, a French newspaper report alleging that China spied on the continental body as "lies" intended to derail co-operation.

S Sudan told to end 'nightmare' of war as new peace talks open

2018-02-05 20:58

Another round of South Sudan peace talks has began in Ethiopia, amid growing international impatience with the country's years-long war that has defied all efforts to end the conflict.

Are Grace Mugabe's allies about to launch new party?

2018-02-03 14:00

Members of the ruling Zanu-PF party faction loyal to former first lady Grace Mugabe are reported to be about to launch a new party in Zimbabwe.

Top Africa Stories: Tsvangirai, Roy Bennett, Odinga

2018-01-31 08:31

Zimbabwe's Morgan Tsvangirai has rejected reports that he is battling for his life in SA where he is receiving medical attention, and Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has had himself sworn in as an alternative president.

African Union launches continental air deregulation scheme

2018-01-30 13:34

The African Union has announced it has launched a new aviation deregulation scheme as more than 40 leaders from across the continent meet in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa for their annual summit

African leaders are converging for the African Union's 30th summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. See some of the pictures from the event.

African leaders are converging for the African Union's 30th summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. See some of the pictures from the event.

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Suicide bomber kills four Malian soldiers

2018-01-28 19:08

A suicide bomber has killed four Malian soldiers, the army said, in the second deadly attack this weekend in the country's troubled north.

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