Top Africa Stories: Mugabe, Madagascar, Eritrea

2017-11-02 06:00

President Robert Mugabe and his family are shareholders in a new airline to be called Zimbabwe Airways, and At least 28 people have been killed in rare protests in the capital of Eritrea.

Gunfire as rare protests hit streets of Eritrea's capital

2017-11-01 16:00

The United States embassy in Asmara has issued a warning about protests and gunfire in the Eritrean capital, though details of the rare bout of unrest remain unclear.

China would consider sending troops for Djibouti-Eritrea

2017-07-21 20:00

China would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month, China's top diplomat to the African Union has said, as the Asian giant's military role overseas grows.

South Africa has new UN heritage site

2017-07-10 16:51

A desert area in South Africa which was inhabited during the Stone Age has been added to the UN world heritage list.

Eritrea says Qatar silent over mediation of Djibouti spat

2017-07-05 22:38

Eritrea's ambassador to the African Union says Qatar, embroiled in a diplomatic spat of its own, has not indicated whether it will continue to mediate his country's border dispute with Djibouti.

AU sends delegation to Eritrea amid Djibouti border tensions

2017-07-04 17:29

The African Union says it will send a delegation to Eritrea as tensions grow between that country and neighboring Djibouti after the abrupt withdrawal of Qatar peacekeeping troops from a disputed border area.

AU calls for calm as Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions mount

2017-06-17 20:07

The African Union has urged Djibouti and Eritrea to show "restraint" as tensions intensified over a disputed border territory after the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers from a buffer zone.

Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

2017-06-14 20:15

Qatar says it's pulled its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border that it had mediated in long-running territorial dispute.

Ethiopia sentences rebels accused of threatening massive dam

2017-04-14 07:27

Ethiopia's government says 10 rebels who attacked vehicles headed to a massive dam project and killed nine people have been sentenced to prison.

17 million face hunger in Horn of Africa due to drought

2017-01-30 08:30

With very little rain in the last weeks and none expected for two months, more than 17 million people face hunger in the Horn of Africa, the UN food agency says.


28 killed in rare protests in Eritrea, opposition group says

2017-11-01 17:05

At least 28 people have been killed in rare protests in the capital of Eritrea, one of the world's most reclusive nations, an official with the largest Eritrean opposition group has said

Africa's longest-serving leaders

2017-08-21 19:27

Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, in power since 1979, will not contest Wednesday's general election, meaning he will soon lose his place as Africa's second longest-serving leader.

Africa has new UN heritage sites in Angola, Eritrea, SA

2017-07-10 18:59

Africa has several new sites on the United Nations world heritage list, including an old royal capital in Angola, the Eritrean capital of Asmara and a desert area in South Africa

Eritrea's capital added to Unesco World Heritage list

2017-07-08 17:55

Eritrean officials on Saturday claimed "victory" after the UN cultural agency unanimously decided to put the African nation's capital city of Asmara on the Unesco World Heritage list - the result of years of lobbying by one of the world's most reclusive governments.

Eritrea says Qatar must mediate border dispute

2017-07-04 20:01

Eritrea's ambassador to the African Union has said that Qatar must mediate with neighbouring Djibouti over the two countries' disputed border.

UN council urges Eritrea and Djibouti to end border dispute

2017-06-20 11:29

The UN Security Council is urging Eritrea and Djibouti to resolve their border dispute peacefully following the withdrawal of peacekeeping troops from Qatar.

Djibouti says Eritrean soldiers occupy disputed area

2017-06-16 21:00

A Djiboutian official says soldiers from neighbouring Eritrea occupied a contested mountainous area shortly after Qatari peacekeepers left the location this week.

Sudan boosts border patrols to curb people smuggling

2017-06-13 21:15

It was Efrem Desta's yearning for freedom that made him flee his home country of Eritrea and enter Sudan illegally, hoping that he could later make it to Europe.

Eritreans suffer as EU closes ways there

2017-02-28 22:24

A new report by Doctors Without Borders says thousands of Eritreans trying to reach Europe are suffering as the European Union works with the governments of Libya, Sudan and Ethiopia to keep them from completing the journey

Africa's big men: The continent's long-serving leaders

2017-01-19 14:17

Who are the nine longest-serving leaders in Africa and how long have they been in power?

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