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Four people were killed in central Mozambique after assailants targeted a health centre, witnesses say, the first attack since President Filipe Nyusi began his second term last week.
A funding offer by a billionaire Zimbabwe telecoms tycoon has prompted the country's doctors to consider ending a long-running strike over wage payments.
Foreign ministers of states neighbouring Libya are set to meet in Algiers as part of international efforts to reach a political settlement to the country's conflict, the foreign ministry has announced.
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.
Six civilians, including a child, were killed in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, the army said, in the first assault this year in an area that has suffered multiple massacres.
African countries need to share their infrastructure, strategic advantages and resources in order to attract investment and drive growth more effectively, Business Unity SA President Sipho Pityana told the audience at a World Economic Forum panel discussion.
A man drags debris at the site where a car bomb exploded near the Somali parliament in Mogadishu on January 8, 2020. (ABDIRAZAK HUSSEIN FARAH/AFP)
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Turkey's top diplomat says Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar is the only obstacle to a peace deal for the north African country, defending Ankara's cooperation with Moscow to end conflicts in Libya and Syria.
A Greek oil tanker captain and seven crew members kidnapped last month from a Cameroon port have been released, Greek officials say.
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been questioned by police over the 2017 murder of his estranged wife, a police chief says.
Malawi's anti-graft body says it has arrested a prominent businessman over allegations he tried to bribe judges hearing a legal challenge to the re-election of President Peter Mutharika.
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An invasion of crop-munching fall armyworm caterpillars has inflicted a further blow to food security in Malawi, where nearly two million people have already been hit by drought, the government says.
Zimbabwe's main opposition leader on Tuesday warned his supporters to prepare for more demonstrations to force political and economic change in a country lurching from one crisis to another.
A United Nations panel has said it had no 'credible evidence' of Sudanese paramilitaries fighting in conflict-wracked Libya for military strongman Khalifa Haftar as alleged by some media outlets.
Africa is close to Harry's heart and several of the patronages he will be able to continue working with relate to the continent.
Egypt's state of emergency is set to reach the three-year mark by April after the government announced it would extend it by another three months from Monday next week.
A new report by Oxfam shows that the world's wealthiest 1% continue to control more wealth than most others.
World leaders committed to ending all foreign meddling in Libya's civil war at a Berlin summit Sunday, and to uphold a weapons embargo as part of a broader plan to end the long-running conflict.
Kenyan authorities have arrested five people suspected of preparing a terror attack in Nairobi, according to a police report seen by AFP on Sunday.
Forces loyal to Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar blocked oil exports from the war-ravaged country's main ports Saturday, raising the stakes on the eve of an international summit aimed at bringing peace to the North African nation.
Lesotho's prime minister confirmed has confirmed that he would resign after police linked him to the murder of his estranged wife.
The southern African kingdom of Eswatini is ramping up rights for married women, enforcing the charge of rape against offending husbands - a taboo in conservative Swati society.
Lesotho's prime minister has bowed to pressure to step down over evidence allegedly linking him to the murder of his estranged wife.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every year some 100 000 people across Africa die from taking "falsified or substandard" medication.
Heavy clashes have spurred a growing exodus of migrants from Libya, but nearly 1 000 intercepted at sea have been forced to return to the war-ravaged country since January 1, the UN said on Tuesday.
The state has offered employees a "cushioning allowance" after a workers' representative board warned there would be increased non-attendance from work.
Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar left Moscow on Tuesday without signing a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending nine months of fighting, leaving the future of a fragile truce uncertain.
Malawi's anti-graft body said Monday it probe alleged attempts to bribe judges tackling a case linked to a controversial election which handed President Peter Mutharika a second term.
Niger replaced two top military brass on Monday, four days after a jihadist assault on an army base left 89 dead in the biggest single loss in the country's history.
Suspected Al-Shabaab Islamists killed three teachers and kidnapped another at a primary school in eastern Kenya on Monday, police said, the latest in a spate of attacks in the region.
China's foreign minister Wang Yi on Sunday pledged to strengthen cooperation with Zimbabwe despite a spat over bilateral aid figures in November.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has promised this year's general election will be "free and fair" and invited international monitors to observe proceedings amid concerns of a democratic crackdown in the East African nation.
Nigeria's anti-graft agency on Tuesday filed corruption charges against a former justice minister over a $1.3 billion dollar oil scandal involving international majors Shell and Eni.
Lesotho police have summoned Prime Minister Thomas Thabane for questioning over alleged links to the 2017 murder of his estranged wife.
Heavy rains have battered Zimbabwe's Hwange district, flooding coal mines and the country's biggest thermal power station raising fears that the country might experience increased power cuts this coming week.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets 16 African leaders at an investment summit that will see Britain cast out a net for trading partners in its new life outside the EU.
Four people were killed and several shops and vehicles burnt after thieves breached a fuel pipeline in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub, causing an explosion, emergency services said on Monday.
Tanzania will give rehouse 36 lions following a slew of attacks by the big cats on people and cattle, environmental authorities said Saturday.
World leaders will gather in Berlin on Sunday to make a fresh push for peace in Libya, in a desperate bid to stop the conflict-wracked nation from disintegrating into a "second Syria".
Seven of the top 30 economies whose retail sector showed considerable growth in 2019 were from Africa, however SA did not even get ranked among the 200 economies featured.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in a peace conference on Libya in Germany on Sunday, as world powers step up efforts to find a lasting ceasefire.
Food, power and currency stability continue to be significant worries for the southern African country.
Turkey said Wednesday it was still confident the ceasefire in Libya would hold despite strongman Khalifa Haftar's refusal to sign a permanent truce.
An Egyptian fighter jet crashed during exercises on Tuesday, killing its pilot, the armed forces said.
The Angolan government has been introducing several initiatives to encourage investment and business opportunities in the oil rich country since former president, José Eduardo dos Santos stepped down.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he would "teach a lesson" to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar if he resumed fighting after abandoning ceasefire talks in Moscow.
UN Security Council ambassadors stood for a minute of silence in memory of 89 soldiers killed during a jihadist assault on a Niger military base.
The United States wants to reduce its military presence in Africa, Washington's top military officer says, as France hosts Sahel leaders as it seeks to bolster the fight against jihadists in the region.
Both sides in Libya's conflict are expected to convene in Moscow on Monday to sign an agreement on the terms of a ceasefire which went into effect over the weekend, ending nine months of fighting after weeks of international diplomacy.
A jihadist attack on a military camp in western Niger three days ago left 89 soldiers dead, according to a new toll announced by the government on public radio Sunday.
Both sides in Libya's conflict agreed to a ceasefire that started early Sunday following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power-brokers Russia and Turkey.
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