Tanzania to release 1 900 Ethiopian prisoners: embassy

2019-02-09 14:42

Tanzania has decided to release around 1 900 Ethiopians jailed in the country, the Ethiopian embassy in Dar Es Salaam has said in a Facebook post.

Toll from Ethiopia bloodshed at least 58: rights group, source

2018-09-19 19:38

At least 58 people were killed during a weekend of ethnic violence in Ethiopia's capital, an Amnesty International researcher has told AFP, citing a figure more than double the government estimate of 23 dead.

Sudan protests against Egyptian TV serial

2018-05-20 12:00

Sudan has said it has complained to Cairo about an Egyptian television serial that shows some Egyptians living in the African country being involved in "terrorism".

Top Africa stories: Zanu-PF, Tsvangirai, Chiwenga

2018-02-08 08:30

Expelled ex-Zanu-PF heavyweights, Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo say they're 'ready to rejoin party', and Morgan Tsvangirai has appointed one of his three deputies to take charge of the party while he undergoes cancer treatment.

Ugandan leader signs bill removing presidential age limit

2018-01-02 18:56

Ugandan media report that President Yoweri Museveni has signed into law a bill that removes a presidential age limit from the constitution and allows him to run for election again.

Kenya police use tear gas on supporters welcoming Odinga

2017-11-17 15:09

Kenya police have used tear gas and water cannon on a large crowd of supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga who gathered to welcome him from a trip overseas.

Border dispute with Sudan could isolate Egypt in Nile talks

2017-08-31 21:25

A longstanding border dispute between Egypt and Sudan could hamper negotiations with Cairo over Ethiopia's massive dam on the Nile as the African country presses ahead with construction

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Somalia

2017-06-08 19:03

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is set to face treason charges at the High Court, and SA has suspended imports of all poultry products from Zimbabwe.

Attempt to broker South Sudan political agreement fails

2017-05-26 19:36

South Sudan's government and opposition groups have failed to reach a political agreement mediated by Uganda's president in the latest setback to efforts to end the country's civil war.

Kiir opens S Sudan dialogue with unilateral ceasefire

2017-05-22 21:59

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has declared a unilateral ceasefire as he launched a national dialogue, a controversial bid to end a civil war that excludes his rival Riek Machar.


Sudan's doctors union says 57 killed in recent protests

2019-02-09 14:42

Sudan's Doctors Syndicate says the government crackdown on protests has left at least 57 dead, including three who died of torture, since they began in mid-December

S Sudan's Machar refuses to sign peace deal

2018-08-28 19:03

South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar has refused to sign a final peace deal with the government, in a setback for a regional drive to end nearly five years of brutal civil war.

Congolese cross a lake to escape an inferno

2018-03-02 18:03

A daily flotilla of wooden canoes makes the 10-hour eastward crossing of Lake Albert ferrying hundreds of refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo's latest spasm of violence to the safety of Uganda.

Ethiopia lifts ban on domestic workers moving overseas

2018-02-02 17:31

Ethiopia has lifted a ban on domestic workers moving overseas after passing a new law to guard against ill-treatment, a government official has said.

Militia chief arrest 'dangerous moment' for Sudan's Darfur

2017-12-04 19:03

By arresting Darfur's powerful militia chief Musa Hilal, Khartoum has tightened its control over Sudan's strife-torn region but analysts say it might open a new chapter of violence.

Kenya opposition says it will boycott new polls

2017-10-23 17:29

Kenya's main opposition group says its leaders have told Western diplomats that it won't participate in an election re-run planned for Thursday because "it doesn't serve the country's interest."

Somalia restaurant attack death toll rises, at least 31 dead

2017-06-15 16:00

At least 31 people are dead after the overnight siege of a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital by al-Shabaab Islamic extremists, ended on Thursday morning by security forces with all five attackers killed.

South Sudan: 15 children die in botched vaccine campaign

2017-06-02 14:18

South Sudan's government says 15 young children have died in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old administering the vaccines.

Somali suicide bomber kills 4 at Puntland checkpoint

2017-05-23 21:38

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has blown himself up at a military checkpoint in northern Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing at least four people.

Election season offers a reminder that Kenya remains deeply sexist

2017-05-22 18:03

Kenya's progressive 2010 Constitution brought improved women's representation in Parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections, writes Beatrice Akala.

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