Africa

Algeria to block internet to stop high school exam leaks

2018-06-19 18:30

Algeria's education minister says the Algerian government is taking the "extreme measure" of temporarily suspending the entire country's internet connection during national school exams to stop cheating and the leaking of answers

South Sudan warring leaders to meet Wednesday, Ethiopia says

2018-06-19 16:54

South Sudan's warring leaders will meet face-to-face for the first time in almost two years on June 20 amid efforts to end a five-year civil war, the government of neighbouring Ethiopia has said.

Egypt's shrinking 'Pharaonic Sea' has fishermen worried

2018-06-19 16:54

Egypt's shrinking freshwater "Pharaonic Sea" has residents in its nearly 50 surrounding fishing villages worried.

At least 257 illegal baby factories uncovered in Nigerian state – report

2018-06-19 12:55

At least 257 illegal baby factories have reportedly been uncovered in the Imo State of Nigeria, in a move set to eradicate illegal orphanages.

WATCH: Why Kenyan school children say 'no', loudly

2018-06-19 11:33

Young girls in Kenya are being taught self-defence on how to report sexual and physical attacks. The training is given in areas where attacks have been prevalent

 
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GRIEF:   A man cries as he identifies a body after African migrants rescued from a ship off the coast of Zuwara, about 130km west of the Libyan capital Tripoli, arrived at the capital's naval base. (File, AFP)

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WATCH: Young Ugandan wins prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

2018-06-19 14:10

Brian Gitta, 24, has reportedly become the first Ugandan to win the prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, after he invented a device which tests malaria without drawing blood.

Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies

2018-06-19 12:55

At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world's most dangerous viruses, including Ebola.

Libyan coast guard rescues 186 migrants, recovers 5 bodies

2018-06-19 11:33

Libya's coast guard says it has recovered the bodies of five migrants and rescued 186 others, including women and children, in separate operations in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Vote for Mnangagwa for 'total liberation', VP Chiwenga tells Zimbabweans

2018-06-19 10:31

Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has reportedly urged the electorate to vote for President Emmerson Mnangagwa to complete the military intervention that saw Robert Mugabe stepping down last November.

Nigeria Eid suicide attack death toll rises to 43

2018-06-18 21:23

Deadly weekend attacks by suspected Boko Haram jihadists using young girls as suicide bombers killed 43 people in northeastern Nigeria, officials have said, updating the toll.

Somali sent to prison in Canada for kidnapping after being lured with 'book deal'

2018-06-18 20:30

A Canadian judge has sentenced a Somali national to 15 years in prison for his role in the 2008 kidnapping of a Canadian and an Australian journalist.

Young refugees share what it’s like trying to finish school, find work and get married

2018-06-18 17:00

The transition into adulthood is challenging for young refugees: they face great adversity while trying to finishing school, find work and enter marriage, writes The Conversation.

The World Cup is a chance to talk about African identities and unity

2018-06-18 15:37

The football world cup offers a useful chance to consider the apparent division between North and sub-Saharan Africa, The Conversation writes.

Zim war vets: MDC's Chamisa 'is slowly turning himself into little Mugabe'

2018-06-18 11:26

Zimbabwe's war veterans leader Victor Matemadanda has reportedly claimed that the MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa's political approaches are turning him into a "small version of former president Robert Mugabe".

WATCH: Hong Kong student explores Tanzania's wildlife

2018-06-18 10:08

Watch this travel video by Victor from Hong Kong. He was with friends on a student exchange in Tanzania. After their English class, he went on a trip with a camera - to discover the local African wildlife.

Zimbabwe's split opposition helping Mugabe's successor to victory

2018-06-18 06:00

Zimbabwe's divided opposition could bolster the long ruling party's chances of victory after failing to forge a solid coalition for the country's first elections without Robert Mugabe.

Bemba can return to DRC 'if he wants': govt

2018-06-17 20:00

Former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba "can return" home if he wants to, following his acquittal on appeal of war crimes, Kinshasa has said .

Hopes of a mining revival in oil-addicted Nigeria

2018-06-17 18:28

Locals have always known that a vast deposit of gold sits underneath the cocoa trees and towering thickets of bamboo in the tropical jungle of Osun state in southwest Nigeria.

Tunisia, Senegal aim to turn things around for Africa

2018-06-17 18:28

African teams have so far lost three matches from three starts at the World Cup in Russia. It's now up to Tunisia and Senegal to get the continent's teams back on track.

Suicide blasts in NE Nigeria kill at least 31: official, local militia

2018-06-17 16:06

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and militia leader have told AFP.

Sudan central bank chief dies of heart attack in Turkey

2018-06-17 12:00

Sudan's central bank governor Hazem Abdelqader has died of a heart attack while on a visit to Turkey, the Sudanese presidency has said.

Foreign love is pricey in eSwatini

2018-06-17 07:53

Residents of the kingdom of Swaziland, now called eSwatini, will have to pay dearly if they want to marry a foreign national – if the Finance Bill of 2018 is signed into law.

Zimbabwe: Chamisa 'forced to register MDC Alliance as a political party amid squabbles'

2018-06-16 15:07

Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, was reportedly forced to register the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance as a fully-fledged political party pending a court outcome over the use of names and logos by a splinter group.

Gambian police kill two anti-pollution protesters

2018-06-19 10:31

Gambian police have killed two young men during a village protest against sand excavation they claim is damaging their rice fields, official sources said.

Top Africa stories: Chamisa falls on stage, Mali's Spiderman

2018-06-19 08:17

A video of Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa falling on stage has gone viral on social media, and Mali's 'real life Spiderman' has returned home to a hero's welcome

Clashes at Libya oil sites cause 'catastrophic losses'

2018-06-19 05:58

Libya's National Oil Company says it suffered "catastrophic losses" when two storage tanks were destroyed during fierce clashes in the country's northeastern oil crescent.

'Fired up' Mnangagwa warns 'rebels' in his Zanu-PF party – report

2018-06-18 20:01

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly "threatened unspecified action" against "rebel" Zanu-PF party officials, who registered as independent candidates for the upcoming polls after losing in primary elections.

Twenty-five bodies found after army sweep in Mali

2018-06-18 17:00

Twenty-five bodies were found in central Mali after the army carried out a sweep in the unstable region, sources have said, adding to concern about abuse by security forces in their fight against jihadists.

Mali's 'real life Spiderman' returns home to a hero's welcome... set to meet president – report

2018-06-18 14:05

The Malian migrant dubbed "Spiderman" following his heroic action in saving a small boy hanging in a balcony in Paris is expected to meet with Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

Libya's NOC says oil storage damaged in attack on key ports

2018-06-18 11:26

Libya's National Oil Corporation says an armed group opposed to Libya's self-styled national army has attacked key oil port terminals "significantly" damaging at least one storage tank.

Ally of Ivory Coast president rejects plan for 'unified party'

2018-06-18 10:08

Ivory Coast's Democratic Party, a member of the ruling coalition, has rejected a proposal to form a unified party ahead of the 2020 presidential election, a plan which was supported by President Alassane Ouattara.

Haftar forces launch push against militias in Libya oil crescent

2018-06-18 08:05

The self-styled Libyan National Army loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar has announced a "major offensive" to drive rival groups from the country's northeastern oil crescent.

Eight Kenyan police killed in latest roadside bombing

2018-06-17 20:00

Five Kenyan police officers and three reservists were killed when their vehicle hit a homemade landmine in Wajir, northeast Kenya, a government official has said.

DRC's mining industry hobbled by poor infrastructure, tax hike

2018-06-17 18:28

Feasting on a global demand for cobalt and copper, the mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo is flourishing - but two clouds are spoiling its sunlit future.

DRCs Ebola outbreak poses challenges for bush meat

2018-06-17 16:06

For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bushmeat along the Congo River.

Mnangagwa says he'll still be Zim's president in 2030 – report

2018-06-17 14:25

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly expressed confidence that he would still be the southern African country's president in 2030, adding that his economic vision for the country is not a mistake.

WATCH: 'My son has brought problems to many people,' says Boko Haram leader's mom

2018-06-17 10:00

The mother of Nigeria's Boko Haram leader, the most wanted terrorist in the west African nation, Abubakar Shekau, has reportedly criticised her son saying he has "brought many problems to many people" and she has not seen him in at least 15 years.

'Give political parties equal coverage,' Zim VP tells media ahead of elections

2018-06-16 18:48

Zimbabwe's vice president Kembo Mohadi has urged the media to give equal coverage to all political parties, a few days after the southern African country's media coverage was slammed for bias reporting.

Egypt increases fuel prices, as part of austerity measures

2018-06-16 17:00

Egypt's Ministry of Oil has announced steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country's economic reforms and austerity measures

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