South Sudan's latest civil war atrocities kept out of sight

2018-06-06 15:03

The accounts are horrific. A young girl strangled and gang-raped. Children burned alive as government soldiers blocked the door of their hut and set it aflame.

DRC swipes at Macron after talks with African Union leader

2018-05-28 20:00

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reacted angrily after French President Emmanuel Macron met the head of the African Union, apparently suspecting closed-door dealings on the crisis-riddled country's future.

Top Africa stories: Zim elections, Africa Day, Mugabe

2018-05-26 07:30

A South African firm will provide paper for the ballots in this year’s election in Zimbabwe, and Africans are becoming more aware of the importance of Africa Day, as they are slowly taking an interest in continental affairs, says ISS.

Kagame, Macron meet to ease tensions over Rwanda genocide

2018-05-23 15:14

Rwandan President Paul Kagame will meet French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace as they seek to improve bilateral ties after two decades of tension over the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Militants attack Libyan election commission, 14 Killed

2018-05-03 06:00

Islamic State suicide bombers have attacked Libya's election commission in the capital, killing at least 14 people in the worst such attack in years that aimed to disrupt a nation-wide vote planned for later this year.

Madagascans return to protest after clashes

2018-04-23 20:29

Thousands of Madagascan opposition supporters have returned to the streets to protest against the president and a deadly crackdown by security forces on demonstrations.

African leaders, AU pay tribute to Madikizela-Mandela

2018-04-03 15:01

The African Union and leaders on the continent have paid their respects to Winnie Madikizela Mandela.

Extremists kill 4 African Union soldiers in southern Somalia

2018-04-03 12:29

Somalia's al-Shabaab Islamic extremists have launched an attack on African Union troops in country's south, killing four Ugandan peacekeepers, said Ugandan army spokesperson Brigadier Richard Karemire

EXPLAINER: Africa's free trade dream

2018-03-22 14:00

Leaders of African Union member states signed the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement at an extraordinary summit in Kigali. What does this mean and of what benefit is it to the people?

Ramaphosa welcomes new continental free trade agreement

2018-03-21 19:46

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the adoption by the African Union of an agreement of free trade on the continent as "a new beginning for the continent that will catapult African countries and companies to much higher levels of growth".


Mnangagwa 'making empty promises', says US senator

2018-06-04 18:18

A US senator has reportedly accused Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa of making "empty promises" and "deliberately delaying the implementation of electoral reforms in order to disadvantage opposition parties in the forthcoming polls".

Why the Pan-African Parliament must clean up its act if it wants to survive

2018-05-26 10:03

Reports of profligacy by the leaders of the Pan African Parliament could further diminish its legitimacy, which is already being questioned, writes The Conversation.

Africans 'slowly taking interest in continental affairs'

2018-05-25 10:48

Africans are becoming more aware of the importance of Africa Day, as they are slowly taking an interest in continental affairs, the Institute for Security Studies has said.

Presidential term limits: Slippery slope back to authoritarianism in Africa

2018-05-18 10:51

More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action, writes The Conversation.

Libya Quartet backs elections this year, offers observers

2018-05-01 16:18

The Quartet trying to help bring order to chaotic Libya says it supports holding presidential and parliamentary elections this year, and will provide observers and electoral assistance to ensure the voting is free and fair

UN urges talks between Burundi government and opposition

2018-04-04 21:38

The UN Security Council has urged the government of Burundi to engage in meaningful talks with the opposition ahead of the 2020 elections, saying it was "deeply concerned" about the situation in the African nation.

African envoys wind up militia meetings in troubled C Africa

2018-04-03 14:14

Envoys from the African Union (AU) have finished a round of meetings with militia groups in the troubled Central African Republic (CAR), the panel has said.

UPDATE: At least 14 dead, several hurt in car bomb in Somali capital

2018-03-22 18:00

At least 14 people were killed and 10 others wounded in a car bomb blast near a hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, Somali officials has said.

African nations sign largest free trade agreement since WTO

2018-03-21 20:49

African leaders have signed what is being called the largest free trade agreement since the creation of the World Trade Organisation.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe in SA, Zim's new party, AU on Trump

2018-03-09 08:33

Ex-Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has reportedly flown to SA, and Zimbabwe's recently formed political party, the NPF, is not likely to threaten President Emmerson Mnangagwa's rule, an analyst says.

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