Africa

Pioneering malaria vaccine for children to be tested in Malawi

2019-04-23 14:17

Malawi is rolling out a malaria vaccine pilot programme for children in a bid to prevent the disease which kills hundreds of thousands across Africa each year.

10 killed, 30 injured in Nigeria after policeman ploughs car into children

2019-04-23 08:27

Ten people have died and 30 left wounded after a policeman ploughed his car into a group of children during Easter proceedings under way in Nigeria.

Egypt votes for a final day on extending el-Sissi's rule

2019-04-22 13:30

Egyptians are voting for a third and final day on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in office until 2030.

Charity founder resigns after alleged rapes at Africa school

2019-04-22 09:05

An American woman who established a charity to help vulnerable girls in Liberia has resigned six months after taking a leave of absence in the wake of allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in its care.

 
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DETERMINED:  Protesters rest during a sit-in inside the Armed Forces Square, in Khartoum, Sudan. (Salih Basheer, AP)

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British aid worker, Nigerian man shot dead at resort, 4 tourists abducted

2019-04-22 12:09

Two people including a British aid worker have been shot dead and four tourists abducted in an attack by armed gunmen on a holiday resort in northwestern Nigeria, police have said.

Zimbabwe mining firms want ownership restrictions scrapped

2019-04-21 21:00

Zimbabwe’s Chamber of Mines, which represents most of the mining companies active in the country, wants ownership restrictions on platinum group metals and diamond operations officially scrapped, the group’s president, Batirai Manhando, said.

South Sudan opposition seeks 6-month extension on peace deal

2019-04-21 16:52

South Sudan's opposition is calling for a six-month extension to implement next steps in a fragile peace deal as a major deadline approaches next month to form a power-sharing government.

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Algeria protesters keep up pressure on regime

2019-04-20 13:54

Protesters in Algeria have demonstrated for a ninth straight Friday against the country's leadership amid calls for the departure of the powerful military's chief of staff.

Malian PM resigns over surge of violence

2019-04-19 14:19

Mali's prime minister and cabinet have resigned following a motion of no confidence in the government over its handling of violence in the centre of the country, according to the presidency.

Sudan's Darfur refugees wonder when their turn will come

2019-04-19 10:33

"When we arrived here, there were TV crews and photographers, but now nobody comes," said Abdallah, amazed to see a journalist turn up at his Sudanese refugee camp in Chad.

Egypt sets referendum on extending Sisi's rule for April 20-22

2019-04-18 05:50

Egypt has set a referendum for April 20-22 on sweeping constitutional changes including amendments that could extend President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's rule until 2030.

Sudan's Bashir transferred to prison - family source

2019-04-17 13:27

Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been transferred to a Khartoum prison following his toppling by the army last week, a source from his family told AFP.

WATCH: New limbs, new life for South Sudan amputees

2019-04-16 13:05

Stephen, 12, romps confidently around the sunlit courtyard, weaving in between wheelchair-bound patients as he plays with the other children, his prosthetic leg barely a hindrance.

'We are running out of excuses, time' - Seychelles president's plea for protection of oceans in underwater speech

2019-04-16 08:09

In a striking speech delivered from deep below the ocean's surface, the Seychelles president has made a global plea for stronger protection of the 'beating blue heart of our planet'.

Abducted Italian, Canadian are alive, says Burkina government

2019-04-15 10:41

An Italian man and his Canadian companion abducted last December in Burkina Faso are alive but may have been moved to another country, a Burkinabe government spokesperson said.

WATCH: The battle for Africa's giant car market

2019-04-15 10:06

Global auto giants are looking to crack the African market, which while dominated by second-hand cars, promises rapid growth as trade tensions threaten sales elsewhere.

Sudan intelligence chief resigns: military council

2019-04-13 13:28

The head of Sudan's feared National Intelligence and Security Service, Salih Ghosh, has resigned from his post, the country's new military rulers said on Saturday.

Congo's Ebola outbreak might be declared global emergency

2019-04-13 11:02

A top Red Cross official said he's "more concerned than I have ever been" about the possible regional spread of the Ebola virus after a new spike in cases.

Sudanese protesters defy curfew, day after military coup

2019-04-13 07:19

Sudanese pro-democracy protesters who spent four months on the streets rallying against the country's autocratic president pressed on with their campaign for a civilian government.

Algeria protests keep up pressure on regime

2019-04-12 13:42

Algerian protesters gathered for the first protests since the announcement of presidential elections to succeed ousted leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika fearing a ploy by the ruling system to stay in power.

WATCH: In South Sudan, illness is as deadly as war

2019-04-20 14:29

By the time he was brought into the remote clinic in northeastern South Sudan, 2-year-old Nyachoat was already convulsing from the malaria attacking his brain.

'I'm going to die': Survivor recounts Mali ethnic massacre

2019-04-20 11:50

The sun had yet to rise and Ada Diallo was preparing for morning prayers when gunfire rang out in her village in central Mali. The 55-year-old ran through the darkness to the home of the local spiritual leader.

Bring 'criminal Bashir' to justice, say Darfur victims

2019-04-19 15:33

Hawwa Yousef is still haunted by memories of the day when mounted gunmen swept through her village in Sudan's Darfur region in 2004, killing scores of villagers including her son.

WHO says over 200 killed in fighting over Libyan capital

2019-04-19 11:44

The fighting between Libya's rival factions for control of the country's capital this month killed 205 people so far, the World Health Organisation said.

Sudan arrests al-Bashir's brothers, amid gigantic protests

2019-04-18 20:34

Protesters in Sudan are calling for new street demonstrations to pressure the ruling military council to speed up the transition of power to a civilian government.

Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad

2019-04-18 14:20

On a trip to Africa to promote women's economic empowerment, Ivanka Trump said the White House should be judged by its actions toward a continent that her father has privately disparaged.

Algeria protests loosen stranglehold on media

2019-04-17 16:05

Weeks of anti-government protests have helped Algerian journalists shake off the chokehold of state-imposed censorship but their work remains complicated and is often contested by demonstrators.

Volunteer doctors, cooks help Sudanese keep up protests

2019-04-17 09:14

The protesters in Sudan wave national flags, chant "freedom" and bang plastic drums in the sweltering summer heat, while others staff makeshift clinics or prepare meals for fellow demonstrators.

African Union threatens to suspend Sudan over coup

2019-04-16 20:26

The African Union on Monday threatened to suspend Sudan following last week's coup that saw Omar al-Bashir ousted by the military after nearly three decades in power.

Egypt's lawmakers vote to extend president's term limits

2019-04-16 11:21

Egypt's parliament is holding the last debate on proposed amendments to the constitution that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi remain in power until 2030.

'Fake news' fuelling ethno-religious crisis in Nigeria - experts

2019-04-16 09:01

Misinformation risks worsening ethnic and religious tensions in Nigeria, media commentators and researchers say, at a time of heightened concern about internal security and fragile community relations.

Madagascar measles epidemic kills more than 1 200 people

2019-04-16 06:42

Babies wail as a nurse tries to reassure mothers who have come to vaccinate their children. They fear a measles epidemic that has killed more than 1 200 people in this island nation where many are desperately poor.

Sudan protesters demand 'immediate' civilian rule

2019-04-15 11:49

Sudanese protesters demanded the country's military rulers "immediately" hand power over to a civilian government that should then bring ousted leader Omar al-Bashir to justice.

When a dictator falls: Inside Sudan’s revolution

2019-04-14 14:22

‘Everything changed on April 6. Before that, it was so scary to protest that it was mostly youngsters, those who could run quickly, but then suddenly everything happened,” said Sudanese film maker Hajooj Kuka.

Land compensation: I am simply following the Constitution, says Zim president

2019-04-14 07:01

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa has dismissed claims by his critics and supporters that his government has sold out by agreeing to pay compensation to white former commercial farmers.

Two Cuban doctors kidnapped by suspected Al-Shabaab militants in Kenya

2019-04-12 23:01

Suspected Somali Al-Shabaab jihadis kidnapped two Cuban doctors and killed their police protection officer in northeastern Kenya, police sources said.

Currency chaos that toppled Sudan's al-Bashir holds lesson for autocrats

2019-04-12 12:01

One of the root causes of the 75-year-old’s downfall was his inability to manage a shortage of foreign exchange that sent inflation soaring and hammered living standards.

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