US official calls on Sudan to stop 'church demolitions'

2017-11-17 19:44

A top US official has called on Sudan to stop demolitions of "mosques and churches" as alleged by campaign groups, insisting that Washington will push for human rights and religious freedom in the country.

US says Sudan cutting trade, military ties to North Korea

2017-11-17 14:04

The United States has said that Sudan will cut all military and trade ties to North Korea, a move that would be a significant victory in the Trump administration's efforts to isolate the Stalinist nation amid increasing tensions over the North's testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

US keen on 'expanding' ties with sanctions-free Sudan

2017-11-16 21:43

The United States is keen to expand relations with Sudan that have gained a "positive momentum" after Washington lifted its trade embargo against Khartoum, a top US diplomat has said.

Eleven dead in Tanzania plane crash: aviation company

2017-11-16 15:58

Eleven people have died after a plane belonging to a safari company crashed in northern Tanzania, according to the aircraft's owners, Coastal Aviation.

Sudan journalists oppose new law curbing media freedom

2017-11-16 09:08

Dozens of Sudanese journalists have demonstrated in Khartoum against a proposed new press law that aims to tighten restrictions on media freedom in the African country.

US drone strike in Somalia kills 'several' with al-Shabaab

2017-11-16 05:49

The US military says it has carried out a drone strike against al-Shabaab in Somalia that killed several extremists.

Top Africa stories: Zim coup fears, Mugabe, Kenya

2017-11-15 06:10

Zimbabwe is on the edge as army tanks have been seen outside the capital, and Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF youths say they are "prepared to die" in defence of President Robert Mugabe's government.

Kenya court set to hear petitions challenging repeat vote

2017-11-14 16:42

Kenya's Supreme Court is poised to hear petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat presidential poll.

Top Africa stories: Zim coup threat, Mugabe, DRC

2017-11-14 08:37

Zimbabwe's army chief has threatened a coup, and ex-vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa's allies in both the ruling Zanu-PF party and government have reportedly dumped his camp .

Sudan's president, wanted by the ICC, visits Uganda

2017-11-13 20:17

Sudan's president, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, has arrived in Uganda on a two-day official visit


Three dead as clashes mark Kenyan opposition leader's return

2017-11-17 17:11

Three people were shot dead in Nairobi, an AFP reporter has seen, as police dispersed thousands of opposition supporters welcoming home their leader Raila Odinga from an overseas trip.

Kenya's Supreme Court to rule Monday on election appeals

2017-11-16 22:51

Kenya's Supreme Court says that it would issue its ruling Monday on challenges to the validity of the October 26 presidential re-run election won by incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta.

Top US official in Sudan to push for human rights

2017-11-16 16:44

US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan has arrived in Sudan for a two-day visit to push for human rights and religious freedom, weeks after Washington ended sanctions against Khartoum.

Albino attacks drop in Tanzania, but grave vandalism rises: NGO

2017-11-16 10:33

Tanzania has seen a decrease in attacks on albinos, whose body parts are often sought for witchcraft, but has seen an increase in their bodies being exhumed, a local NGO says.

Ugandan civil society seeks arrest of visiting al-Bashir

2017-11-16 09:08

Ugandan civil society will be approaching the country's courts to have Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, arrested.

Kenya's top court hears petitions to cancel election, again

2017-11-16 05:49

Kenya's Supreme Court has began hearing two petitions to annul last month's presidential election, which was already a re-run ordered by the court after it annulled an earlier vote.

Entire set of rare quintuplets die in Kenya

2017-11-14 20:04

A Kenyan mother who gave birth to extremely rare naturally-conceived quintuplets has lost all five babies, according to a hospital in the south west of the country.

Tanzanian domestic workers in the Gulf face abuse, exploitation: group

2017-11-14 14:55

Female domestic workers from Tanzania are being physically and sexually abused and exploited by employers in the Gulf, a rights group says.

Somaliland polls close in election of new president

2017-11-13 21:23

Polls have closed and vote-counting has begun in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland which is electing their fifth president as the ruling party faces a strong challenge from opposition candidates.

Tanzanian movie star jailed for death of famous lover

2017-11-13 19:30

A Tanzanian movie actress has been sentenced to two years in prison for involuntary manslaughter, over the 2012 death of her lover, who was one of the country's most adored stars.

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