Egypt fears influx of militants after Islamic State defeat

2017-11-09 21:17

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi says Islamic State militants are making their way to his country via Libya after the defeat of the extremist group in Syria and Iraq.

Former member of Ethiopia Marxist regime apologises in court

2017-11-02 20:32

A former member of a Marxist group that seized control of Ethiopia in the 1970s in a bloody purge known as the Red Terror has apologised for the regime's many crimes but denied personal responsibility.

Ethiopian-born suspect goes on trial for 1970s war crimes

2017-10-30 16:33

A man of Ethiopian descent has denied he is responsible for a string of war crimes in his home country the 1970s, at the start of his trial in a Dutch court

Top Africa stories: Kenya, Ethiopia, Mali

2017-10-27 08:47

Several people have been shot dead as opposition protests sparked violence during Kenya's presidential re-run, and French soldiers have killed at least 15 jihadist linked to al-Qaeda in northern Mali.

At least 10 killed in Ethiopia protests, residents say

2017-10-26 20:30

Witnesses in Ethiopia say at least 10 people are dead after security forces fired on angry protesters in the restive Oromia region.

US ambassador Haley arrives in DRC

2017-10-26 13:38

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has arrived in Kinshasa on a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo which is in the grip of a political and humanitarian crisis.

US ambassador Haley to pay first visit to Africa

2017-10-20 20:59

US Ambassador Nikki Haley will be the highest-ranking administration official to visit Africa next week when she travels to South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia.

Ethiopia parliament speaker says 'disrespect' made him quit

2017-10-15 14:14

The speaker of Ethiopia's lower house of parliament, who resigned last week, has said that he quit because of "disrespect" of his ethnic group.

Growth to strengthen in sub-Saharan Africa: IMF

2017-10-11 10:32

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is set to accelerate to 3.4% next year, the International Monetary Fund has said, citing Nigeria's recovering oil and agricultural sectors.

Government internet shutdowns cost Africa dear: report

2017-09-29 20:36

Government shutdowns of the internet have cost sub-Saharan Africa about $237m since 2015, according to a study, as authorities increasingly implement planned disruptions.


Dutch prosecutors demand life for Ethiopian war crimes suspect

2017-11-09 10:17

In a rare move, Dutch prosecutors have called for a Dutch-Ethiopian national to be jailed for life for "an atrocious campaign" of war crimes during Ethiopia's "Red Terror" in the 1970s.

Ethiopian 'Red Terror' trial opens in Dutch court

2017-10-30 18:45

A Dutch-Ethiopian national has denied committing war crimes during bloody purges in Ethiopia in the late 1970s known as the "Red Terror," in a rare case before a Dutch court.

Dutch court to open Ethiopia 'Red Terror' war crimes trial

2017-10-29 14:15

A Dutch-Ethiopian national is set to go on trial in The Hague accused of war crimes, including ordering the deaths of 75 prisoners, during bloody purges in Ethiopia known as the "Red Terror".

Protest over sugar in restive Ethiopia town kills two

2017-10-26 21:54

At least two people were killed during a protest over the transportation of sugar in a restive Ethiopian town, a government spokesperson has said.

Trump envoy Haley in troubled eastern DRC

2017-10-26 18:18

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has headed for a displaced people's camp on a visit to the strife-ravaged east of Democratic Republic of Congo.

11 killed in continued violence in Ethiopia's restive region

2017-10-22 17:30

Regional officials in Ethiopia say 11 people have been killed in clashes in the restive Oromia region as the country continues to experience anti-government protests that at times lead to ethnic violence.

Turkey to airlift some wounded as Mogadishu toll tops 300

2017-10-16 11:25

Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's health minister has arrived in Somalia to co-ordinate the evacuation of some of the wounded in the truck bombing in Mogadishu.

6 dead as protests surge again in Ethiopia: Official

2017-10-12 17:31

An Ethiopian official says protests in the restive Oromia region left six people dead as anti-government demonstrations return to some parts of the East African country.

Ethiopia parliament speaker resigns

2017-10-09 10:08

The speaker of Ethiopia's lower house of parliament has announced his resignation without giving any reason other than "I have lost interest."

'Hundreds' dead, thousands displaced in Ethiopia ethnic clashes

2017-09-26 06:15

Clashes that erupted in Ethiopia this month between two of the country's largest ethnic groups have killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands more, the government said says.

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