Death toll rises to 38 in Mogadishu bombings

2018-02-24 12:56

Two car bombings killed 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the city's main ambulance service has told AFP.

Al-Shabaab claims Somalia blasts that kill 18

2018-02-24 11:22

The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabaab is claiming responsibility for the twin blasts in Mogadishu that have killed at least 18 people and injured 20 others.

8 charged in murder of SA wildlife conservationist in Tanzania

2018-02-24 08:52

A US -based wildlife conservation group says authorities in Tanzania have arrested and charged eight people for the murder of the group's co-founder Wayne Lotter, who was shot in Dar es Salaam last year.

Two car bombings strike Somalia capital

2018-02-23 20:34

At least 18 people were killed and 20 wounded when two car bombs exploded in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the city's main ambulance service has said.

2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital; 3 said killed

2018-02-23 19:39

Two car bomb blasts rocked Somalia's capital, followed by sustained gunfire, and at least three people were killed, a police official has said.

African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

2018-02-23 16:32

Even as he faces a potential deportation from Israel, 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker Johny Goytiom Kafl brims with satisfaction as he looks out upon thousands of fellow protesters rallying against the impending expulsions, all while peacefully secured by police.

US military says drone strike in Somalia kills 4 extremists

2018-02-23 15:23

The United States military for the second straight day is announcing a drone strike that killed al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia.

Africa waves some leaders goodbye: but is the democratic deficit any narrower?

2018-02-23 12:41

No one is immune to change in leadership that has led many African presidents to lose their coveted top job, writes The Conversation.

UN says S Sudan kills, beats, arrests journalists

2018-02-22 19:58

In at least 60 incidents over the last year and a half journalists in South Sudan were killed, beaten, detained, denied entry or fired for doing their jobs, a UN report has said .

Rights group challenges Kenya's anti-gay laws in court

2018-02-22 18:07

Kenya's High Court has begun hearing arguments in a case that challenges parts of the penal code seen as targeting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.


Opposition politician killed with machetes in Tanzania

2018-02-24 12:56

An opposition politician was hacked to death at his home in central Tanzania night, police have said, as his party described the murder as a "political assassination."

Singapore-flagged tanker attacked off Somalia but escapes

2018-02-24 08:52

An international anti-piracy force says a Singapore-flagged chemical tanker has exchanged fire with attackers off the coast of Somalia before escaping unharmed.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, ex-SA colonel, Mugabe

2018-02-24 07:09

Zimbabwe's anti-graft agency has reportedly said that the ongoing investigation into Grace Mugabe's controversially acquired PhD will not lead to her arrest, and Robert Mugabe says "no" to a mini-birthday party offered by Zanu-PF youth.

5 Congolese refugees killed in protests, Rwandan police say

2018-02-23 20:28

Five Congolese refugees have been killed during protests over reduced food rations, with the UN refugee agency saying that police fired at the angry protesters.

UN wants prosecutions for South Sudan war crimes

2018-02-23 19:03

A UN rights commission in South Sudan has said there was sufficient evidence to charge at least 41 senior officers and officials with crimes and crimes against humanity.

Gang rapes and beheadings: UN reveals new South Sudan abuses

2018-02-23 16:32

The latest report on human rights abuses in South Sudan's five-year civil war, released by a United Nations commission, says it has identified more than 40 senior military officials "who may bear individual responsibility for war crimes."

Former South African colonel sentenced to death in South Sudan – report

2018-02-23 13:50

A former South African colonel, William John Endley, has reportedly been sentenced to death by a court in South Sudan on charges of plotting against Salva Kiir's government.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, AU, Boko Haram

2018-02-23 09:26

One of the lecturers who supervised Grace Mugabe's PhD thesis is reportedly being investigated by the Zimbabwe anti-graft agency, and Robert Mugabe has reportedly said that he stepped down for the sake of "peace and development".

Somalia's first forensic lab targets rape impunity

2018-02-22 19:58

The new freezers at Somalia's only forensic laboratory can store thousands of DNA samples, although for now there are just five.

Diarrhoea kills 26 Congolese in Ugandan refugee camp

2018-02-22 15:27

Twenty-six Congolese refugees at a fast-growing camp in western Uganda died from acute diarrhoea in just three days, the UN has said.

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