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At least five dead in Somalia car bomb attack

2019-07-22 14:11

At least five people have been killed and several wounded when a car bomb was detonated outside a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a security officer and witnesses have said.

One-stop clinics, a rare lifesaver for Zimbabwe's sick

2019-07-22 09:03

Blessing Chingwaru could barely walk without support when he arrived at the specialist Rutsanana clinic in Harare complaining of chest pains and fatigue.

Nigerian president condemns killing of 37 villagers by cattle thieves

2019-07-21 21:54

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday "strongly" condemned recent attacks by cattle raiders on three villages in the country's northwest that officials said killed 37 people.

 
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DR Congo authorities ban Kinshasa rallies over tensions

2019-07-22 10:38

DR Congo authorities have banned political rallies this week in the capital Kinshasa because of tensions between supporters of President Felix Tshisekedi and those of former leader Joseph Kabila, police have said.

British Airways, Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo

2019-07-21 10:33

British Airways and Lufthansa have suspended flights to Egypt's capital, Cairo, over unspecified security concerns, giving no details about what may have prompted the move.

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Ethiopia: At least 17 killed during violence over Sidama autonomy

2019-07-21 08:29

At least 17 people have been killed in clashes between Ethiopian security forces and activists seeking a new autonomous region for their Sidama ethnic group.

Africa's workforce set to overtake Asia by end of the 21st century

2019-07-20 15:54

Africa’s potential workforce will likely be larger than that of Asia by the end of the 21st century as both continents wrestle with different demographic and economic challenges.

What issues are at stake in next Sudan talks?

2019-07-20 08:13

Just days after protest leaders and Sudan's ruling generals agreed a power sharing deal, key issues remain after talks were postponed Friday.

Morocco court condemns three to death for killing Scandinavian hikers

2019-07-19 06:36

A Moroccan court on Thursday condemned three Islamic State group supporters to death for the murder of two Scandinavian women beheaded while on a hiking trip in the High Atlas mountains.

WATCH | WHO sounds international Ebola alarm as risks intensify

2019-07-18 14:36

The World Health Organisation has declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighboring countries. WATCH NOW.

SA not co-operating in arrest of genocide suspect - UN court

2019-07-18 10:16

The chief prosecutor of a UN tribunal accused South Africa of failing to co-operate in the arrest of a fugitive sought over his role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

WATCH | Man who lost family: Boeing put profit over safety

2019-07-17 19:51

A man whose family was killed in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max jet in Ethiopia accused the company of wrongful conduct, telling a US House subcommittee that "Boeing should not be allowed to act like a mere investment company."

Tanzanian press champion hopes prize 'lifts veil' on abuses

2019-07-17 17:47

A Tanzanian journalist awarded a prestigious prize for press freedom said he hoped the recognition will "lift the corner of the veil" on the plight of reporters in his homeland.

Zimbabwe miners told to pay utility bills in foreign currency

2019-07-16 20:01

Mining companies in Zimbabwe will have to use foreign currency to pay for power but can make their own arrangements for imports from foreign suppliers, the country’s energy minister said.

Zim mulls tariff hike as electricity becomes 'very big problem'

2019-07-16 17:41

Energy Minister Fortune Chasi said on Monday that his department was considering a tariff review, or cutting off electricity supply to debtors.

Zambia President fires Finance Minister, replaces her with deputy governor

2019-07-15 15:46

Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, has fired the country’s Finance Minister and replaced her with the central bank's deputy governor responsible for operations.

'What protests?': Sudan's desert nomads untouched by Bashir's downfall

2019-07-14 14:16

Not far from Sudan's capital Khartoum, the epicentre of an uprising that toppled autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir, dozens of camel traders are oblivious to the country's biggest political upheaval in decades.

Eritrean cleared of being trafficking kingpin in mistaken identity case

2019-07-14 07:00

An Italian court ruled Friday that an Eritrean accused of being a human trafficking kingpin known as "the General" was telling the truth when he claimed it was a case of mistaken identity.

WATCH: Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo

2019-07-14 07:00

Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo, officials say.

Media freedom groups seek answers over missing Tanzanian reporter

2019-07-13 09:47

Press freedom groups have demanded answers from the Tanzanian government following contradicting statements by the country's foreign minister about the fate of a journalist who vanished two years ago.

Europe's ties with Africa must change - Ghana president

2019-07-12 19:45

Africa must change its relationship with Europe if it wants to become self-reliant and exploit rich resources that could transform the continent, Ghana's president said.

Zambians march against graft in government

2019-07-20 22:11

Hundreds of people wearing yellow T-shirts rallied in Zambia's capital Lusaka - to kick start a campaign against corruption in President Edgar Lungu's government.

Kenya opens Africa's largest wind power project

2019-07-20 10:03

Kenya has unveiled Africa's largest wind power plant, a project aimed at reducing electricity costs and dependence on fossil fuels and moving the nation to meet its ambitious goal of 100% green energy next year.

WATCH: This 14-year-old's miniature football stadiums from around the world is incredible

2019-07-19 19:54

A 14-year-old student from Kinshasa is making a name for himself as a budding architect by building miniature models of football stadiums from all over the world and also from his home country.

WATCH: The body bag that saves lives

2019-07-19 05:46

It's designed to help combat the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola outbreak - where bodies need to be sealed and buried as quickly as possible, to stop the spread of infection.

WHO declares DRC Ebola outbreak a 'global health emergency'

2019-07-18 11:58

A panel of World Health Organization experts has declared the year-old outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a global health emergency.

#AfriTravel: Qatar Airways becomes the first Middle Eastern airline to fly to Gaborone

2019-07-18 09:19

The airline will start flying to Botswana's capital from 27 October 2019 through Johannesburg.

DRC Ebola outbreak an 'emergency of international concern': WHO

2019-07-17 20:30

The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern," a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics.

Sudan: 'Political declaration' after 7 months of crisis

2019-07-17 14:17

The inking of a power-sharing deal between Sudan's protesters and ruling generals Wednesday comes after seven months of major upheaval, including the ouster of long-time president Omar al-Bashir.

Pastor confirmed with Ebola as disease spreads in Democratic Republic of Congo

2019-07-15 11:48

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last August, the health ministry has said.

Sudanese protesters demand justice for army crackdown victims

2019-07-13 22:11

Thousands of Sudanese protesters have poured onto the streets of Khartoum and other cities to mark the 40th day since the deadly dispersal of a sit-in outside the army headquarters that killed more than 100 people.

Aid pledges to cyclone-ravaged Mozambique inadequate - UN chief

2019-07-13 15:14

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said funds pledged to help Mozambique recover the devastation of two successive cyclones "is far below what is needed".

LATEST: Foreigners among 26 killed, 56 injured in Al-Shabaab attack on Somali hotel

2019-07-13 11:00

At least 26 people, including many foreigners, have been killed and 56 were injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia.

Suicide attack at Somalia hotel followed by gunfire

2019-07-12 20:00

A car bomb went off in a hotel in Somalia's port city of Kismayuo where legislators and local elders were meeting, followed by gunfire, a police officer says.

eSwatini bans 'witchcraft and magic' competition

2019-07-11 08:24

A competition pitting witchdoctors against each other in a battle of skills this weekend in eSwatini -- formerly known as Swaziland -- has been banned, according to a government statement.

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