PICS: Song, dance and tears as Ethiopian flight lands in Eritrea

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The "fasten seatbelt" sign had barely pinged off when passengers on a historic flight between Ethiopia and Eritrea began singing and dancing in the aisle.

PICS: Champagne as historic commercial flight links Ethiopia and Eritrea

2018-07-18 18:00

Ethiopia and Eritrea have resumed commercial airline flights for the first time in two decades, marking the latest phase in a whirlwind peace process between the former foes.

Mozambique 'losing $60m a year' to illegal fishing – report

2018-07-18 12:02

Mozambique is losing at least $60m a year because of illegal fishing, the country's minister of the sea, inland waters and fisheries, Agostinho Mondlane, has reportedly said.

Anger over 'callous' Magufuli remarks on prisoners

2018-07-17 11:29

Amnesty International has slammed Tanzanian President John Magufuli for ordering that prisoners be made to work "day and night" and be kicked if lazy.

Former US president Barack Obama is in Kenya where he helped launch his half-sister Auma Obama's sports, vocational training and resource centre. See pictures of him in the east African country.

Former US president Barack Obama is in Kenya where he helped launch his half-sister Auma Obama's sports, vocational training and resource centre. See pictures of him in the east African country.

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PICS: Obama visits Kenyan family

2018-07-16 15:44

Former US president Barack Obama has paid a visit to his extended family in Kenya, his first trip to the country since 2015 during which he will open a youth centre.

WATCH: Obama dances to traditional music in his home village in Kenya

2018-07-16 11:53

A video has emerged of former US president Barak Obama dancing to local traditional music in his ancestral home village of Kogelo in western Kenya

Tanzania's main opposition says about 20 of its members arrested

2018-07-15 20:00

Tanzania's main opposition party said about 20 of its members, including an MP, have been arrested in the south of the country over claims they were "fomenting trouble".

Scarred by World Cup attack, Uganda ups security for final

2018-07-15 15:44

Uganda has heightened security for Sunday's World Cup final and pushed a media campaign calling for vigilance among residents, many of whom remain scarred eight years after twin bombings left 76 people dead during the 2010 final.

Obama in ancestral home Kenya to launch sister's project

2018-07-15 14:02

Former US President Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya, the country of his father's birth, for a private visit, the first since leaving office


South Sudan foes to sign 'preliminary' power pact this week

2018-07-18 19:05

Sudan says that South Sudan's warring factions have agreed to sign a "preliminary" power-sharing deal this week, which would be followed by a final one later in the month.

Tanzania president John Magufuli says his party will rule 'forever'

2018-07-18 13:06

Tanzania's President John Magufuli who has come under fire for his authoritarian leadership style has vowed that his ruling party will be "in power forever, for eternity".

Another endangered black rhino dies after Kenya transfer

2018-07-17 21:00

Kenyan authorities say a ninth critically endangered black rhino has died after being moved from the capital to a new wildlife park.

Tanzania opposition members released on bail

2018-07-17 08:36

At least 20 members of Tanzania's main opposition party, including an MP, have been released on bail after being arrested over the weekend, police say.

Eritrea re-opens embassy in Ethiopia amid thaw

2018-07-16 15:44

Eritrea's president Isaias Afwerki has reopened his country's embassy in Ethiopia, more than 20 years after the two countries broke off relations when they went to war.

Obama praises Kenya's political reconciliation

2018-07-16 14:06

Former US President Barack Obama says Kenya is making progress in getting the government and opposition to work together.

Eritrean, Ethiopian leaders call new peace example to Africa

2018-07-16 08:19

Official rivals just weeks ago, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have embraced warmly to the roar of a crowd of thousands at a concert celebrating the end of a long state of war.

WATCH: After 20 years of tension, Eritreans and Ethiopians can speak on the phone

2018-07-15 18:00

After one of Africa's longest border disputes, including a violent war, Ethiopia and Eritrea have extended by reconnecting their phone lines. People in both countries have welcomed the move by calling total strangers to say hi!

Tanzania president orders harsher conditions for prisoners

2018-07-15 15:44

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered that prisoners be made to work "day and night", that conjugal visits be ended and that lazy inmates should be "kicked".

Shabaab claims twin car blasts near Somali presidency

2018-07-14 19:36

Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility gunshots were exchanged outside the presidential palace in Mogadishu in an attack in which two car bombs were also detonated.

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