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Thousands rally in Morocco against US Jerusalem move

2017-12-10 19:31

Tens of thousands of protesters have rallied in Morocco's capital Rabat as demonstrations against US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital continued to spread.

Why the focus on China's role in Mugabe's fall missed the bigger picture

2017-12-10 17:25

A narrow interest in whether Beijing actively pushed for Mugabe’s fall is based on the assumption that the China-Africa relationship is an isolated phenomenon, writes The Conversation.

Bodies of Tanzanian UN peacekeepers to be repatriated this week

2017-12-10 15:39

The bodies of 15 UN peacekeepers from Tanzania killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo will be repatriated in the coming days, the Tanzanian army says.

Egypt revives dream of new desert capital

2017-12-10 14:12

In Egypt's eastern desert, roads are being carved across vast expanses of sand where the government is building a new administrative capital, a long-cherished project that has failed in the past.

Arab foreign ministers meet in Cairo over Jerusalem

2017-12-10 10:02

Arab foreign ministers have gathered in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, for an emergency meeting designed to formulate a unified response to President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

 
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PROTEST:   Somalis protest against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Mogadishu, Somalia. (AP)

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Continued occupation of streets by Zim army 'scares away investors' - opposition

2017-12-10 12:07

Zimbabwe's government, under newly inaugurated President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has announced "a new economic order" that signals a potentially significant change from the previous era of former President Robert Mugabe.

Kenya president says no talks with defiant opposition leader

2017-12-10 08:06

Kenya's president is ruling out dialogue with the opposition leader who boycotted the recent election and plans a mock "inauguration" next week.

Freedom for all: coming out in Africa

2017-12-10 06:10

From Botswana to the Seychelles, coming out as LGBTI brings the chance of freedom – but for many it also brings the pain of having nowhere to go.

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Libya, Italy to join forces against people traffickers

2017-12-09 18:17

Italy and Libya will set up a joint commission in a bid to fight back against people traffickers and tackle the problem of illegal migration, the Tripoli government says.

Egypt's Coptic Pope rejects Pence meeting over Jerusalem: statement

2017-12-09 16:00

Egypt's Coptic Church head Pope Tawadros II has cancelled a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence in Cairo later this month in protest at Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the church says.

UN approves Mali peacekeepers helping new Sahel force

2017-12-09 13:04

The Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution that will enable the UN peacekeeping force in Mali to provide support to the new 5 000-troop African force that is charged with fighting extremists in western Africa's vast Sahel region.

Somalia calls Trump Jerusalem move 'dangerous'

2017-12-09 10:00

A senior Palestinian official says the Palestinians will not meet with Vice President Mike Pence during his upcoming visit to the region because of the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Tanzania president in shock over UN DRC attack

2017-12-09 07:00

Tanzania's president is expressing shock over the killing of 14 Tanzanian peacekeepers in the deadliest single attack on a UN peacekeeping mission in recent memory.

Tanzania arrests 3 more over online video of women kissing

2017-12-08 21:30

Tanzanian police say they have arrested three more people over a video shared online in which a woman kisses and embraces another woman.

Writers call for release of Cameroonian author Patrice Nganang

2017-12-08 21:30

Writers and activists have appealed for the immediate release of the Cameroonian author Patrice Nganang, arrested after publishing a critical opinion piece about the country's president.

Hundreds of West African migrants return home from Libya

2017-12-08 19:30

Hundreds of West African migrants who had been stranded in Libya are returning home as worried governments repatriate them amid outrage over slave auctions.

Over 60 killed in South Sudan cattle battles: officials

2017-12-08 18:10

At least 60 people have been killed and dozens wounded in battles over livestock in South Sudan, local officials have said, the latest in a series of attacks between rival communities.

Family of missing Zim activist petitions Mnangagwa, demands closure

2017-12-08 15:32

Zimbabwean activist Patson Dzamara has urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to launch a thorough investigation into his brother Itai Dzamara's disappearance nearly three years ago.

Cameroon detains US writer who criticised government

2017-12-08 14:00

An advocacy group says a Cameroonian-American writer who criticised the government over months of Anglophone protests has been detained in the Central African nation.

UN condemns 'heinous' sale of migrants in Libya as slaves

2017-12-08 12:26

The UN Security Council is condemning the sale of African migrants into slavery in Libya as "heinous abuses of human rights" that may constitute crimes against humanity.

'Women and girls will die': Trump's foreign aid rule on abortion

2017-12-08 11:08

An insight into the far-reaching consequences of Donald Trump's ban on US funds going to foreign aid organisations that promote or perform abortions.

'Let's forgive Grace Mugabe's allies,' says Mnangagwa's nephew

2017-12-08 10:00

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's nephew has reportedly called for the "forgiveness" of former first lady Grace Mugabe''s allies, saying that it is now time for the ruling Zanu-PF party to "move forward in unity".

Liberia Supreme Court authorises presidential runoff with conditions

2017-12-08 10:00

Liberia's Supreme Court has lifted a suspension on a runoff vote for a new president, saying two parties alleging irregularities and fraud had insufficient evidence to re-run the first round of voting.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Mnangagwa, Libya

2017-12-08 08:30

Former president Robert Mugabe's son, Robert Mugabe Jr, has launched his own clothing label, and an evicted white Zimbabwean farmer Robert Smart is reportedly set to get his land back.

Libya's PM vows to help ease migrant suffering

2017-12-08 06:00

Libya's prime minister has vowed to take action to ease the suffering of tens of thousands of migrants stranded in his north African country, even though it is still battling instability.

UN condemns 'heinous' sale of migrants in Libya as slaves

2017-12-07 20:45

The UN Security Council is condemning the sale of African migrants into slavery in Libya as "heinous abuses of human rights" that may constitute crimes against humanity

HRW denounces attacks on Sufi shrines in Libya

2017-12-07 20:00

Human Rights Watch has denounced a series of attacks against shrines of the mystical Sufi branch of Sunni Islam in Libya by "extremist" militias.

Zimbabwe diaspora extends protest after Mugabe ouster

2017-12-09 16:00

After 15 years of protesting against Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean diaspora in the UK will continue to rally against the ruling Zanu-PF party, accusing its leaders of being "dictators who only believe in themselves ruling".

REVEALED: Grace, Mnangagwa bust-up was over plans to honour Mugabe - spokesperson

2017-12-09 07:00

Robert Mugabe's former spokesperson has told a private newspaper in Zimbabwe that relations between Grace Mugabe and then vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa broke down irreparably over plans to honour his 93-year-old ex-boss.

World Bank signs $1.15bn loan with Egypt

2017-12-09 07:00

The World Bank signed a $1.15bn loan with the Egyptian government, a final tranche of funds to support economic reforms in the country, the international lender has said.

Grand imam of Egypt's Al-Azhar cancels meeting with US VP

2017-12-08 21:30

Al-Azhar's Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb cancelled a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence after President Donald Trump's move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Al-Azhar has said.

DRC attack is worst in UN's recent history

2017-12-08 20:32

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the attack on peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo is the worst in the UN's recent history and is "a war crime."

Aid worker killed in CAR amid violence

2017-12-08 20:32

A Central African Republic aid worker was killed after gunman stormed his home, his family has said, the latest death in a week of clashes in the country.

One in two Africans don't know HIV status: expert

2017-12-08 19:30

Thirty-five years after the start of the Aids epidemic, one person in two in sub-Saharan Africa "does not know their HIV status," according to a French expert.

14 UN peacekeepers killed, over 40 hurt in DRC attack

2017-12-08 18:10

Rebels have attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 14 peacekeepers and wounding 40 others in the worst violence against the mission in this Central African country in years.

25 years for Tanzanian ostrich egg smugglers

2017-12-08 17:00

Two Tanzanian men caught with 16 ostrich eggs have been sentenced to 25 years in jail after being convicted of "economic sabotage".

No single 'out of Africa' migration for humans: study

2017-12-08 15:32

No longer can the tale of one single human migration out of Africa 60 000 years ago be considered an accurate history of humankind, says a review of scientific literature.

Uganda controls deadly Marburg fever outbreak, WHO says

2017-12-08 14:00

The World Health Organisation says Uganda has successfully controlled a deadly outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, an infectious disease related to Ebola.

How AU got it wrong on Zimbabwe

2017-12-08 11:08

Why did the AU in contravention of its anti-coup dictum, accept the coup in Zimbabwe? What implications will this have for ending politics by force in Africa?, writes Philip Roessler.

UN says 1.25 million South Sudanese are 1 step from famine

2017-12-08 11:08

The UN humanitarian chief says 1.25 million people in war-torn South Sudan are one step away from famine - twice as many as the same time last year.

Drought behind worsening power outages in Malawi

2017-12-08 10:00

Large parts of Malawi have been plunged into darkness as water levels at the country's main hydro power plant fell to critical levels due to a severe drought, the electricity company has said.

Mnangagwa relaxes Mugabe's indigenisation law in 'investor-friendly budget'

2017-12-08 08:30

Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has presented the 2018 budget which includes a raft of business and investor-friendly proposals as well as plans to tackle corruption and waste.

Mugabe-era finance minister out on bail in Zimbabwe

2017-12-07 20:45

A Zimbabwean court has been freed a Mugabe-era finance minister on bail ahead of his trial on corruption charges, laid following his arrest at the height of last month's military takeover.

Burundi refugees refuse 'biometric' registration in DRC

2017-12-07 20:45

More than 2 000 Burundian refugees living in a transit camp in Democratic Republic of Congo are resisting plans to register them on a biometric database, claiming it would violate their religion.

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