Top Africa stories: Zim horror accident, Denmark withholds aid to Tanzania over gay rights

2018-11-17 11:50

Zimbabwe's horrific bus accident has killed more than 40 people, and Denmark has withheld aid to Tanzania over what it calls "negative developments" in human rights in the east African country.

Track legend Keino turns state witness in Kenya graft case

2018-11-16 14:31

Kenya's former Olympic chief Kipchoge Keino will become a witness for the prosecution after charges of corruption at the 2016 Olympics against him were dropped, his lawyer has said.

1 Tanzanian, 7 Malawian soldiers killed in eastern DRC

2018-11-16 08:00

At least eight United Nations peacekeepers have been killed in an operation against a rebel militia in eastern DRC, the UN Security Council says.

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, keeps arms embargo on Somalia

2018-11-15 16:45

The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighbouring countries - but it kept an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in charcoal, a key source of funds for al-Shabaab militants.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe 'was warned about coup', toddler dies from zebra cobra snake bite

2018-11-15 08:00

Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe was forewarned about the coup that toppled him from power', a former aide says, and a 2-year-old toddler has died from a zebra cobra snake bite in Namibia.

Ethiopia jails ex-head of military company over corruption

2018-11-14 11:45

Ethiopia has detained the former head of a large military-run industrial conglomerate, a day after the country's attorney general disclosed that several hundred million dollars was embezzled from the firm.

UN report finds violations of South Sudan arms embargo

2018-11-13 11:42

A UN panel of experts has found violations of the arms embargo imposed on South Sudan, reporting to the Security Council that there are "alarming levels" of sexual violence, hunger and human rights abuses in the war-scarred country.

Ethiopia arrests 63 suspected of rights abuses, corruption

2018-11-13 08:06

Ethiopia has arrested 63 intelligence officials, military personnel and businesspeople on allegations of rights violations and corruption, the country's attorney general says.

Rebels kill six, kidnap five in east DRC

2018-11-12 12:48

Suspected Ugandan rebels killed six people, hacking one to death, and kidnapped five others - mostly children - in the DRC's restive east, officials say.

WATCH: Thousands join Ethiopia-Eritrea peace run

2018-11-11 20:05

Thousands of Ethiopians and Eritreans have taken part in a 10km reconciliation run Sunday in Addis Ababa in the first joint sporting event since the former bitter foes launched a rapid diplomatic thaw in July.

 

In Uganda, special court offers justice for rape

2018-11-16 21:18

Courts across Uganda have begun trying hundreds of stalled sexual violence cases, including many of child rape, in an effort to provide long-overdue justice for victims.

Militia men convicted of bomb plot try to bar Somali videos

2018-11-16 11:30

Attorneys for three Kansas militia members who conspired to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in a western Kansas meatpacking town have asked the court to bar at sentencing any victim impact statements.

Denmark withholds aid to Tanzania over gay rights

2018-11-16 05:51

Denmark is cutting about $10 million in aid to the government of Tanzania over what it called "negative developments" in human rights in the east African country

South Sudan plans to build new capital in former game park

2018-11-15 14:23

South Sudan's government says it is planning to construct a new state capital in a central location in what was a wildlife park, to make the seat of government more accessible.

Ugandan police say 10 students killed in arson attack

2018-11-14 21:02

Ugandan police say 10 students were killed in an alleged arson attack targeting a school dormitory in central Uganda

Top Africa stories: DRC land dispute, Media laws in Africa

2018-11-14 08:10

German bank has been caught in a DRC colonial land dispute, and there has been a 'looming threat' of media laws in Africa.

WATCH: 'Looming threat' of media laws in Africa

2018-11-13 08:06

Communications expert Maria Sarungi Tsehai from Tanzania talks about the climate of fear amongst the journalist community. Watch the video

At least 11 boys die in Uganda boarding school fire

2018-11-12 17:10

At least 11 boys perished and another 20 suffered severe burns in a fire that gutted their dormitories in Uganda while they slept, police say.

Kagame defends Rwanda courts as key dissident faces trial

2018-11-12 08:01

President Paul Kagame has insisted that Rwanda's courts will operate freely in the case of leading dissident politician Diane Rwigara, as prosecutors push for her to face 22 years in jail.

Kenya launches internal police probe to help reform force

2018-11-11 15:00

Kenya's internal security minister has launched a police internal affairs unit to investigate allegations of abuses in the force including corruption and accusations that officers kill suspects among other alleged human rights abuses

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