Lesbian film ban 'ridiculous' says Kenya Film Commission

2018-05-25 19:31

The head of Kenya's film commission has slammed a decision to impose a domestic ban a Kenya-made film about lesbian love that received a standing ovation at this month's Cannes festival.

Burundi opposition appeals referendum result

2018-05-25 10:48

Burundi's opposition has filed a petition to the country's constitutional court in a bid to invalidate the result of last week's referendum, which is expected to strengthen President Pierre Nkurunziza's hold on power.

Burundi's opposition asks court to reject referendum results

2018-05-24 21:14

Burundi's main opposition coalition has asked the constitutional court to invalidate the results of last week's referendum on constitutional changes to allow the president to stay in power until 2034.

Sudan's president underscores commitment to Yemen campaign

2018-05-24 19:25

News agency says Sudan President Omar al-Bashir underscores commitment to Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Ebola, Kagame

2018-05-24 06:40

Ex-President Robert Mugabe has failed to show up before a parliamentary committee investigating a missing $15 billion of diamond revenue, and superstition is stopping Ebola victims from seeking medical care.

Burundi backs reforms that could extend Nkurunziza rule

2018-05-23 14:10

Burundians have overwhelmingly backed constitutional reforms that bolster President Pierre Nkurunziza's power and allow him to seek another two terms in office, results showed.

Woman killed in 'attack' on Darfur camp: Amnesty

2018-05-22 20:30

A young woman was killed in an "attack" by Sudan's counter-insurgency unit on a Darfur camp for displaced people, Amnesty International has said, but authorities said she was shot in a clash.

Burundi votes to allow president to extend time in power

2018-05-21 18:59

A majority of Burundi's voters agreed to amend the constitution in changes that could prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza until 2034, the country's electoral commission has announced.

Burundi opposition rejects referendum result

2018-05-20 14:05

The coalition led by main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa ha said it did not recognise the result of a referendum on constitutional reforms that could leave President Pierre Nkurunziza in power until 2034.

Burundi opposition says referendum wasn't free, transparent

2018-05-19 16:45

Burundi opposition says referendum on extending president's power wasn't free, transparent


UN envoy urges dialogue with opposition after Burundi vote

2018-05-25 17:45

The UN special envoy for Burundi has urged the African nation's government to quickly restart dialogue with the opposition following a referendum that will allow the president to stay in power until 2034.

South Sudan's quiet victims of war: With HIV, without help

2018-05-24 21:14

Tracing his fingers over his bald head, the 11-year-old boy shifts uncomfortably in his chair. "I'm scared," James Seferino says. "All I know is that if I don't take my pills I'll die."

US airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab kills 10 fighters

2018-05-24 21:14

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike outside Somalia's capital that killed 10 extremists.

Sudan teen files appeal against death sentence: lawyer

2018-05-24 17:13

A Sudanese teenager sentenced to death for killing her husband after he allegedly raped her has filed an appeal, her lawyer has said.

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.

UK pensioner convicted of raping children in Kenya

2018-05-22 21:29

A 72-year-old British man was convicted of raping two children in Kenya after a trial in Britain in which one of his victims gave evidence from Africa via video-link, prosecutors have said.

At least 18 dead after cyclone hits Horn of Africa

2018-05-21 19:59

Flooding and strong winds caused by a tropical cyclone left at least 18 people dead and thousands homeless across two countries in the Horn of Africa, an aid agency has said.

Top UN peacekeeper in Sudan regrets new Darfur clashes

2018-05-21 12:13

The chief of the UN peacekeeping force in Darfur has expressed regret over recent clashes in Sudan's western war-torn region, which he says has left villages burnt and people displaced.

Ethiopia says Saudi Arabia to free 1 000 detained citizens

2018-05-19 18:30

Ethiopia says more than 1 000 of its citizens will be released from detention centres in Saudi Arabia after a request by new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a visit to Riyadh.

UN says over 200 South Sudan children freed by armed groups

2018-05-19 15:42

The UN says more than 200 children have been released by armed groups in civil war-torn South Sudan.

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