Egypt raises 'extreme concern' about Nile dam with Ethiopia

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Egypt's president says he expressed his "extreme concern" over the lack of progress in talks over the construction of a massive Nile dam in Ethiopia during a meeting with that country's visiting prime minister.

Tunisia is back on a knife edge – here's why

2018-01-18 13:37

Seven years after Ben Ali was deposed, Tunisians feel little happier with their lot, writes The Conversation.

Zimbabwe elections in '4 to 5' months: president

2018-01-18 12:30

Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, the country's new president has said, pointing to an earlier date than expected following the ousting of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe.

Grace Mugabe's 'fake' degree: University students want vice chancellor to go

2018-01-18 11:08

Students have reportedly given the vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, Levi Nyagura, 48 hours to step down from the institution over former first lady Grace Mugabe's alleged “fake” degree.

Challenge in Uganda against removing presidential age limit

2018-01-18 11:08

Uganda's government says it is preparing a response to the court challenge filed by a lawyers' association against a new law removing a presidential age limit from the constitution.


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Seven years since revolt, Tunisia struggles with economic woes

2018-01-18 12:30

It's been seven years since they ousted their longtime dictator in the first of the Arab Spring uprisings, but Tunisians are still taking to the streets.

Thousands of soldiers 'deployed throughout rural Zim', MDC claims… as it warns of violence ahead of polls

2018-01-18 08:45

Zimbabwean opposition, the MDC has reportedly claimed that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has deployed thousands of soldiers throughout the rural areas "in a sinister move to scare villagers into voting the ruling Zanu-PF".

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Top Africa stories: Nigeria, Mnangagwa, Zim Army

2018-01-18 08:45

A Nigerian woman was left devastated after she made a public proposal to her boyfriend and got turned down, and Emmerson Mnangagwa says Looters 'have returned millions of externalised funds.

Zim hotels 'have old beds with linen that often smells of cigarette smoke', claims central bank chief

2018-01-18 06:02

Zimbabwe's central bank governor John Mangudya has reportedly criticised the country's top hotels and safaris, saying they are "filthy" as some of them "don't even change linens with bed-sheets often smelling of cigarette smoke".

Zim govt failed to give ex-VP Mujuru state benefits - report

2018-01-17 21:37

Zimbabwe’s ex-deputy President Joice Mujuru has reportedly claimed that she was also not given her retirement benefits after she was sacked in 2014.

American, Canadian kidnapped by gunmen in central Nigeria

2018-01-17 21:30

A Nigerian police spokesperson says an American and a Canadian have been kidnapped in Kaduna state in the central part of the country.

Saudi preacher shot dead in Guinea village

2018-01-17 20:32

A Saudi Arabian preacher was shot dead in Guinea's east after organising a prayer service that angered some villagers in the majority-Muslim West African country, local sources have said.

Sudan police fire tear gas as protesters march against price rises

2018-01-17 20:32

About 200 protesters have marched in the Sudanese capital's twin city of Omdurman against rising food prices, with anti-riot police firing tear gas to disperse the rally.

Nigerian civil servants 'stole anti-corruption funds'

2018-01-17 19:30

Two Nigerian civil servants are facing charges for allegedly embezzling funds earmarked for a day to publicise the fight against corruption, a court official has said.

E Guinea leader denies opposition death in custody claims

2018-01-17 18:14

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has rejected opposition claims that one of its activists died in custody after being tortured, and that about 200 of their members are under arrest.

Boko Haram kills nine in NE Nigeria

2018-01-17 15:16

Boko Haram jihadists have killed nine people in two separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, militia members and local residents say, underlining the persistent threat to civilians.

Zim army 'on high alert' amid Grace Mugabe ally bloodshed threats – report

2018-01-17 12:02

Zimbabwe's home affairs minister has reportedly said that the military and security sector is on high alert amid fears that supporters of former first lady Grace Mugabe could regroup outside the country in efforts to destabilise Zimbabwe.

Looters 'have returned millions of externalised funds', says Zim's new leader

2018-01-17 10:34

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly said that his call last year for the return of externalised funds is "being heeded and substantial millions" have been returned.

Tunisia 'queer film festival' seeks to make a difference

2018-01-17 10:34

The first ever film festival celebrating the LGBT community is underway in Tunisia, a Muslim country where homosexuals can face up to three years in prison.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Mugabe ex-deputy, Nigeria

2018-01-17 08:30

Former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe supported her ageing husband's "decision to resign", says ex-aide, and Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly remained mum over the pension of former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko.

Nigeria army releases 244 who denounced Boko Haram

2018-01-16 21:39

Nigeria's army has released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership in the deadly extremist group Nigerian army officials have said.

Algeria gas plant marks five years since bloody hostage siege

2018-01-16 21:39

Workers at Algeria's In Amenas gas plant have gathered around a black marble memorial to mark five years since a deadly raid by Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists left 40 hostages dead.

Liberia president rejects her expulsion from political party

2018-01-16 20:33

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has rejected her expulsion from the governing party as illegal, saying she will appeal the decision

Police: Kenyan Catholic priest arrested for sodomy

2018-01-16 19:32

A Kenyan police report says a Catholic priest is in police custody facing charges of allegedly sodomizing an 18 year old man

Three killed in Boko Haram raid in Nigeria

2018-01-16 18:19

Three people were killed and two others were critically injured in a Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, a community leader and a resident have said.

Sudan police beat protesters at demo against rising prices

2018-01-16 17:06

Anti-riot police fired tear gas and beat protesters with batons as hundreds of Sudanese demonstrated against soaring bread prices near a presidential palace in Khartoum, an AFP correspondent has said.

Ethiopian PM arrives in Egypt for talks on sharing Nile

2018-01-18 08:45

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has arrived in Cairo for a two-day visit to discuss a massive dam that Egypt fears will cut into its share of the Nile

Mauritania private newspapers on sale after month's absence

2018-01-18 06:02

Privately-owned newspapers have went back on sale in Mauritania for the first time in more than a month, after a paper shortage forced them off the shelves and prompted complaints from the national press union.

Suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri kills 12

2018-01-17 21:30

A double suicide bombing at a market in Nigeria's northern city of Maiduguri killed at least 12 people and wounded 48 others on Wednesday, residents and an emergency official have said.

Egypt presidential hopeful says bureaucrats blocking his bid

2018-01-17 21:30

Supporters of a rights lawyer who hopes to run in Egypt's presidential election in May say bureaucrats loyal to the government are obstructing their efforts to get him on the ballot.

Public sector workers strike in Benin over right to strike

2018-01-17 20:32

Civil servants in Benin have walked out calling for the repeal of a new law banning them from taking industrial action.

UN needs over $1.5bn for DRC with country at "breaking point"

2018-01-17 19:30

The United Nations this year will seek more than $1.5bn to respond to the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an official has said, warning the country was at a "breaking point".

Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prison

2018-01-17 18:14

Ethiopia's top opposition figure and hundreds of others have been released from prison as part of the government's recent pledge to free detained politicians and "widen the democratic space for all."

DRC revises mining code to make most of battery-driven cobalt boom

2018-01-17 16:50

As demand for batteries drives a surge in the price of cobalt, the Democratic Republic of Congo is gearing up to overhaul its mining regulations to harvest more profit from the coveted metal.

UN probes DRC clashes that killed Burundi refugees

2018-01-17 14:00

The United Nations has announced it will investigate the death of 39 Burundian refugees in clashes with soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo in September.

Former DRC army chief accused of coup bid held in Gabon

2018-01-17 12:02

Democratic Republic of Congo's former military chief, who has been accused by Kinshasa of an attempted coup against President Joseph Kabila in 2011, has been arrested in Gabon, sources say.

WATCH: Woman's proposal gets rejected in shopping mall

2018-01-17 08:30

A woman has been left devastated after she made a public proposal to her boyfriend and got turned down. Watch the video here.

#AfriTravel: Ethiopian Airlines to re-launch Zambia's national carrier

2018-01-17 09:38

Ethiopian Airlines says it has finalised an agreement with Zambia to re-launch the southern African country's national carrier.

8 children die after eating turtle in Madagascar

2018-01-17 06:07

Eight children have died after suffering acute food poisoning believed to have been caused by eating sea turtle meat in northern Madagascar, the country's health service has said.

Morocco sentences man to death over MP killing

2018-01-16 20:33

A Moroccan court sentenced to death a man over the murder of a member of parliament and jailed his widow, in a case involving sex and money, the government has said.

Cameroon lawyer gets boost for presidential bid

2018-01-16 20:33

A prominent lawyer's bid to end Cameroon President Paul Biya's 35 years in power has received a boost after nine opposition parties and grassroots groups backed his campaign, according to a statement seen by AFP.

Oil propels Nigerian shares to 9-year peak

2018-01-16 19:32

Nigerian stocks have jumped to a nine-year high as Africa's biggest economy emerges from its worst recession in 25 years, buoyed by the high price of oil at $69 a barrel.

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