20 dead as powerful storm hits Madagascar

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A powerful tropical storm that lashed the island of Madagascar has left at least 20 people dead and affected 19 000 more, according to an official toll.

Police free Mali consul's wife after held by man in Barcelona

2018-03-20 13:20

Police have freed the wife of Mali's honorary consul in Barcelona after a man from the African country seeking to be allowed out of Spain held her for five hours, police say.

Nigeria was warned before Boko Haram abduction: Amnesty

2018-03-20 11:46

Nigeria's military has been accused of ignoring repeated warnings about the movements of Boko Haram fighters before they kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in the country's restive northeast.

WATCH: Zimbabweans doubt over Mnangagwa's corruption crackdown

2018-03-20 10:30

Zimbabwe's president says $591m in state funds have been returned during an amnesty on stolen state funds, but it's less than half of what he had hoped and Zimbabweans don't expect senior officials to be prosecuted.

Zim leader names, shames looters... nearly $1bn remains stashed overseas

2018-03-20 08:12

Zimbabwe's new leader has publicly named more than 1 800 companies and individuals accused of illegally stashing hundreds of millions of dollars overseas and not bringing the money home under a now-expired amnesty deal.


LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOW:  A man, who allegedly took the wife of Mali's honorary consul hostage, looks through a window of the consulate of Mali in Barcelona. (AFP)

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Year of anti-Kabila protests in DRC leaves 47 dead: UN

2018-03-20 10:30

A government crackdown on demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila in Democratic Republic of Congo has led to the killing of 47 people in just over a year, a UN report seen by AFP said Monday.

Top Africa stories: Ramaphosa in Zim, Mugabe, Mnangagwa

2018-03-20 08:12

President Cyril Ramaphosa says SA and Zimbabwe will find ways to grow their economies, ex-president Robert Mugabe has been urged to go to the courts if he believed President Mnangagwa is illegitimate.

Egypt, Sudan presidents agree to patch up differences

2018-03-20 06:00

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hosted his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir for talks in Cairo on Monday, with the pair pledging to boost cooperation after tensions between their neighbouring countries.

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Living across the front lines in South Sudan

2018-03-19 21:30

Nyakol was 15, healthy and strong when South Sudanese soldiers attacked her hometown of Leer, forcing her to flee with her mother into the surrounding swamps.

Ivory Coast says infant mortality has halved in 20 years

2018-03-19 21:30

The infant mortality rate in Ivory Coast has halved in 20 years, the planning and development minister has said, pointing to better and more accessible health care.

UN aid chief: Humanitarian needs have doubled in DRC

2018-03-19 20:14

The UN aid chief says humanitarian needs have doubled in Democratic Republic of Congo over the last year as a result of conflict, with 13 million people needing aid and over 2 million children suffering from "severe acute malnutrition."

Egypt, Sudan vow to cooperate as Ethiopia builds Nile dam

2018-03-19 18:22

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has met his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo, as the two countries look to repair ties that were recently frayed over an upstream Nile dam being built by Ethiopia

Tunisian man chased by police 'blows self up': ministry

2018-03-19 16:57

A Tunisian man "blew himself up" as he was being chased by police in the southern region of Ben Guerdane, the interior ministry has said.

S Sudanese flee only to find unrest across the border

2018-03-19 15:29

Refugees seeking safety from the atrocities of South Sudan's unending conflict cross the border only to find themselves in one of Africa's most war-torn and poorest countries.

Zim changes empowerment laws, opens up economic participation

2018-03-19 13:56

Zimbabwe has sought to open up participation to the country’s economic sectors by legally making changes to the country’s controversial empowerment laws.

Zim's economic recovery is an urgent priority, says UN as it backs 'free, fair, credible' polls in July

2018-03-19 10:36

The United Nations has voiced its support for a plan to hold elections in Zimbabwe in July. The elections, which have not yet received a specific date, will be the first big test for President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

'Go to the courts if you believe Mnangagwa is illegitimate,' Mugabe told

2018-03-19 08:53

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has reportedly been urged to approach the courts of law "if he believes President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration" is not legitimate.

PICS: SA, Zim 'are joined on the hip… we'll find ways to grow our economies', says Ramaphosa

2018-03-19 06:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa met with his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare over the weekend and the two leaders reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries.

Rwandan authority to auction off stock of jailed govt critic

2018-03-19 06:00

Rwanda's Revenue Authority says it will put assets belonging to the family of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame's government up for auction to pay off a debt to the tax body.

At least 3 000 children affected as Senegal closes schools linked to Turkish cleric in exile

2018-03-18 18:36

Senegal's government has closed more than a dozen schools linked to a man the Turkish government considers a terrorist, underlining Turkey's growing influence in predominantly Muslim West Africa.

Officials say 1 body found after Kenya building collapse

2018-03-18 16:15

A Kenyan official says a male body has been recovered from the rubble of a building collapse as search and rescue work was called off.

Ethnic violence in DRC's northeast displaces at least 60 000

2018-03-18 12:59

Ethnic violence in Democratic Republic of Congo's northeast has forced more than 32 000 to flee to Bunia, where humanitarian assistance is strained and the suffering are eager for improved conditions.

UN throws its support behind Zimbabwe elections

2018-03-18 07:40

The United Nations has thrown its support behind new elections in Zimbabwe set for July and urged the government to kickstart the African nation's economy as an "urgent priority".

Zim: Mnangagwa's neck tie fetches R177 768 at auction, reports say

2018-03-17 20:05

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's neck tie reportedly fetched R177 768 at an auction in Victoria Falls this week - during the country's 5th Edition of the Chief Executive Officers Africa Roundtable.

Police given OK to hold suspects in Nairobi courthouse plot

2018-03-17 14:22

A Kenyan court is allowing police to continue detaining five people who allegedly planned to attack a Nairobi courthouse so a Muslim cleric facing terror charges could escape.

Ramaphosa visits Mozambique

2018-03-17 13:56

President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has arrived in Maputo, Mozambique on a working visit.

Armed group kidnaps two Tunisians in Cameroon: ministry

2018-03-19 21:30

An armed group has kidnapped two Tunisians working at a construction site in Cameroon, the North African country's foreign ministry has said.

Cairo voters back native son Sisi despite economic woes

2018-03-19 20:14

In Cairo's El-Gamaleya neighbourhood where Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi grew up, residents reeling from rising prices plan to support the incumbent in this month's presidential election despite economic woes.

Zimbabwe's president threatens to prosecute forex culprits

2018-03-19 16:57

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has named hundreds of mines, Chinese businesses and individuals who had illegally transferred foreign currency abroad during Robert Mugabe's rule and warned they would be prosecuted.

Chad mulls presidential terms but opposition sceptical

2018-03-19 16:57

Chad on Monday was due to start discussing sweeping constitutional reforms including presidential term limits in a country ruled with an iron fist by Idriss Deby since a 1996 coup.

Zim polls: 'Charismatic' lawyer and pastor Nelson Chamisa to challenge military-backed Mnangagwa

2018-03-19 15:29

Ahead of Zimbabwe's crucial elections this year, the biggest opposition party has selected a charismatic lawyer and pastor to challenge the military-backed president in the first vote without former leader Robert Mugabe in decades.

Rwandan minister speaks on African governance

2018-03-19 14:00

African ways of governance should be considered when the work of governments on the continent is evaluated, Rwandan foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo has said.

UN mission in DRC urged to play stronger role in polls

2018-03-19 13:06

A body linked to the powerful Catholic Church in Democratic Republic of Congo has called on the United nations to strengthen its role during December elections.

Burundi sets May 17 for vote on contested reforms

2018-03-19 10:36

Burundi's president Pierre Nkurunziza has set May 17 as the date for a referendum on a controversial constitutional reform that could keep him in power until 2034, according to a decree signed over the weekend.

Egyptians abroad vote in presidential elections

2018-03-19 08:53

Thousands of Egyptian expatriates have headed to polling stations across the world to cast their ballots in the presidential elections.

Top civil servant abducted, four hurt in Cameroon

2018-03-18 20:43

Suspected separatists have abducted a top civil servant in an English-speaking region of Cameroon while security sources say four people were hurt in an attack on a ministerial convoy, adding to months of recent unrest.

'It was me who urged Mugabe to resign,' says wife Grace

2018-03-18 16:15

Former first lady Grace Mugabe says she convinced her husband to stand down after last year’s military takeover when he was determined not to, it has emerged.

PICS: Zimbabwe holds Miss Albinism beauty pageant to fight stigma

2018-03-18 14:01

Oozing charm and confidence, 22-year-old Sithembiso Mutukura beat 12 other contestants in Zimbabwe's first Miss Albinism beauty contest aimed at reducing stigma and increasing awareness about the condition.

Violence fears ahead of Sierra Leone run-off vote

2018-03-18 07:27

Sierra Leone's electoral commission has sounded the alarm over a wave of violence between rival groups ahead of a run-off presidential vote later this month.

Botswana's Ian Khama accuses Trump of 'encouraging' elephant poaching

2018-03-17 18:01

Botswana's president Ian Khama has accused the US government of encouraging elephant poaching following its recent decision to reverse a ban on imports of sport-hunted trophies.

Canada to send peacekeepers to Mali: official

2018-03-17 15:30

Canada will send peacekeepers backed by helicopters to the troubled west African nation of Mali before autumn, a government source says.

57 000 flee DRC province to Uganda: UN

2018-03-17 12:30

More than 57 000 refugees have crossed into Uganda this year after fleeing ethnic strife in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern Ituri province, the United Nations refugee agency says.

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