32 killed in attack in disputed South Sudan border region: official

2020-01-22 21:46

At least 32 people have been killed after suspected nomadic Misseriya herders from Sudan attacked a village in the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei along the border of South Sudan, a local official says.

Al-Shabaab warns of more attacks against Kenya, US interests

2020-01-08 22:56

Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab has warned Kenya "will never be safe", threatening tourists and calling for more attacks on US interests after they stormed an American base at the weekend.

Ethiopia: 6 kidnapped children killed after families fail to pay ransoms

2019-12-31 19:42

Six children who were kidnapped in northern Ethiopia have been shot dead by their captors after their families failed to come up with ransom money, a state-affiliated media outlet says.

Burundi seeks 15-year jail term for journalists

2019-12-30 22:00

Burundi prosecutors have sought 15-year jail terms for four reporters and their driver who were detained covering an incursion of rebels from DRC and charged with endangering state security.

'Horrendous crime': UN chief condemns deadly Mogadishu attack

2019-12-29 13:46

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has extended his deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the blast.

'All I could see was scattered dead bodies' - car bomb leaves over 20 dead in Mogadishu: police, witnesses

2019-12-28 10:36

A massive car bomb has exploded in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu, leaving more than 20 people dead, police and witnesses have said.

Belgian court jails Rwandan for 25 years for genocide

2019-12-20 22:27

A Belgian court has sentenced a former Rwandan official convicted of genocide for his part in his country's 1994 massacres to 25 years in prison.

Sudanese celebrate, demand justice on uprising anniversary

2019-12-19 18:36

Exuberant crowds have taken to the streets of Sudan to celebrate the first anniversary of the uprising that toppled veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir and to demand justice for slain protesters.

Sudan's deposed Bashir questioned over 1989 coup: lawyer

2019-12-10 20:35

Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir has appeared before a prosecutors' committee over the 1989 coup that brought him to power, his lawyer says.

Burundi landslides kill 38 after heavy rains: police

2019-12-05 20:17

At least 38 people died in Burundi after heavy rains triggered landslides that swept through hillside communities in the northwest of the country, according to a provisional police toll.


UN refugee agency probing corruption in Uganda, Kenya

2020-01-09 18:00

The UN refugee agency says it is probing new allegations of fraud in its resettlement programme in Kenya and Uganda after a report in German magazine Stern alleging graft.

Sudan bans newspapers, TV stations over Bashir ties

2020-01-07 23:00

Sudan banned two newspapers and two television stations on Tuesday, saying they had received funding from the government of former president Omar al-Bashir who was ousted last year following protests.

Death toll in Somalia bombing climbs to 81: govt

2019-12-30 22:00

The death toll from a massive car bomb in the Somali capital has risen to 81, a government spokesperson says, as rescue workers pursued their search for the missing.

Tourist injured in Seychelles shark attack

2019-12-30 13:02

A French tourist has been seriously injured after being attacked by a shark while swimming in the Seychelles, a popular tourist destination, the French ambassador has said.

UPDATE | Massive car bomb kills at least 76 in Mogadishu, death toll 'could still be higher'

2019-12-28 14:33

A massive car bomb has exploded in a busy area of Mogadishu, leaving at least 76 people dead, many of them university students, officials have said.

Tanzania court charges rights activist with money laundering

2019-12-24 22:00

A Tanzanian court has charged rights activist Tito Magoti with money laundering and other offences after holding him in custody for four days, the organisation for which he works says.

Sudan free from Bashir but effects of sanctions linger

2019-12-20 16:36

A year after the start of a protest movement that led to the fall of dictator Omar al-Bashir, Sudan is looking for a fresh start - but its economy is in recession.

S Sudan: $40m to help integrate rival forces as Kiir, Machar meet

2019-12-13 22:00

Rare talks between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba amid growing pressure to save peace deal.

Nairobi building collapse: Several killed, more feared trapped

2019-12-06 18:22

At least two people have been killed in Kenya's capital after the collapse of a six-storey residential building, as rescuers struggled to reach those feared trapped under a mountain of rubble.

Sudan says it captured six Boko Haram suspects

2019-12-05 19:29

Sudan's army says it has caught six Chadians accused of belonging to Boko Haram, in the country's first such arrests of suspected members of the jihadist group which originated in Nigeria.

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