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Seven Ugandan fishermen shot dead by Congolese militia

2018-11-18 19:05

Suspected Congolese militiamen shot dead seven Ugandan fishermen and wounded another on Lake Albert, which straddles the two countries' border, police have said.

Pope prays for victims of Central Africa massacre

2018-11-18 19:05

Pope Francis has prayed for peace in the war-ravaged Central African Republic, where two priests were killed in ethnic unrest last week.

WATCH: Key developments in Zimbabwe since Robert Mugabe's ousting

2018-11-18 17:06

Here is a summary of key developments since Robert Mugabe was ousted as president of Zimbabwe a year ago after 37 years in charge of the southern African country.

Ex-CAR militia leader 'Rambo' arrives at ICC detention centre

2018-11-18 17:06

A former Central African Republic militia leader nicknamed "Colonel Rambo" has arrived in The Hague, where he will stand trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.

Search on for 8 missing Algerian migrants near Sardinia

2018-11-18 15:35

Italy's coast guard is searching for eight Algerian migrants who apparently tried to swim to shore when the motor of their boat failed off Sardinia's southwest coast

 
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University professor, employee kidnapped in Cameroon

2018-11-18 19:05

A professor and staff member of the University of Buea in troubled western Cameroon have been kidnapped, a statement received by AFP has said.

AU warns Gabon as Bongo remains incapacitated

2018-11-18 17:06

The African Union has warned Gabon to respect constitutional order after a high court intervened in a crisis surrounding the country's hospitalised President Ali Bongo.

Two ex-presidents to contest Madagascar's run-off vote

2018-11-18 15:35

Two former presidents of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana, came out top in the country's latest election, results have showed, and are set to compete in a run-off next month.

DRC Ebola response effort suspended in Beni after clashes

2018-11-18 12:58

Efforts to fight an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo's restive eastern Beni region were suspended after clashes just a "few metres" from a local emergency centre and the hotels of several response teams, the health ministry has said.

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Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attack

2018-11-18 12:58

Nigerian troops repelled an attack on a military base in northeastern Borno state in which a soldier was killed and four others were injured, military and militia sources have told AFP.

Film tribute to French photographer killed in CAR

2018-11-18 11:09

A gang of men rampage through a burning village in Central African Republic, rifles and machetes swinging, the bodies of their victims slain on the ground.

DRC rebels attack, burn homes near UN base in east

2018-11-18 09:12

Democratic Republic of Congo's army spokesperson says rebels have burned homes and a car in a neighbourhood in the east of the country where UN peacekeeping forces have a base.

African leaders applaud Ethiopia prime minister for reforms

2018-11-17 17:54

Africa's leaders have applauded Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for making substantial reforms in his country as they met to consider improvements to the continent-wide body at a summit that started on Saturday

Thirty-seven dead after CAR clashes: UN

2018-11-17 17:54

At least 37 people were found dead in a town in restive Central African Republic, the UN has said, after clashes between Christian and Muslim-dominated militias that saw a church torched in the latest surge of sectarian violence.

Egyptian sentenced to death for killing Christian doctor

2018-11-17 16:03

Egypt has sentenced an alleged Islamic State supporter to death for stabbing and killing an 82-year-old Christian doctor in Cairo

UN chief reports significant results against rebels in DRC

2018-11-17 13:47

The United Nations peacekeeping chief says a joint military operation by UN and Congolese forces to rout rebels from their strongholds in the Ebola-hit northeast Democratic Republic of Congo has "achieved quite significant results" and is still under way

Top Africa stories: Zim horror accident, Denmark withholds aid to Tanzania over gay rights

2018-11-17 11:50

Zimbabwe's horrific bus accident has killed more than 40 people, and Denmark has withheld aid to Tanzania over what it calls "negative developments" in human rights in the east African country.

Accra waterfront development leaves artists fearful

2018-11-17 09:17

Yussif Ayibesa stands in front of the ramshackle Centre for National Culture that backs on to the seafront in Ghana's capital, Accra, trying to encourage visitors to come in.

At least 7 killed in CAR clashes: sources

2018-11-17 07:22

At least seven people, including a priest, died in clashes between armed groups in Alindao, Central African Republic (CAR), UN and church sources have told AFP.

Madagascar police call for calm ahead of election result

2018-11-16 21:18

Madagascan police have called for candidates to exercise restraint as near-complete results were tallied from a first-round presidential election last week, with two former leaders looking set to go through to the run-off.

US gives Chad boats, trucks for fight against jihadists

2018-11-16 21:18

The United States have donated military vehicles and boats worth $1.3 million to Chad as part of a campaign against Islamist militancy in the country.

Rebels kill five civilians in eastern DRC

2018-11-16 20:00

Five people have been shot dead by a militant group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a civil society leader has said as the military attacked rebels in the Ebola-plagued region of Beni.

Zim horror accident: Mnangagwa sends condolences to bus victims

2018-11-16 18:05

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sent his condolences to victims of a horrific bus accident that was engulfed by an inferno, killing more than 40 people.

Zim city mulls compulsory cremation for people under the age of 25 – report

2018-11-16 16:01

Zimbabwe's second largest city, Bulawayo, is reportedly planning to introduce mandatory cremation for people who die at the age of 25 and below due to shortage of burial space.

Track legend Keino turns state witness in Kenya graft case

2018-11-16 14:31

Kenya's former Olympic chief Kipchoge Keino will become a witness for the prosecution after charges of corruption at the 2016 Olympics against him were dropped, his lawyer has said.

Three Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack on military base

2018-11-16 12:35

At least three soldiers have been killed and several others are missing after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, military and militia sources say.

Militia men convicted of bomb plot try to bar Somali videos

2018-11-16 11:30

Attorneys for three Kansas militia members who conspired to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in a western Kansas meatpacking town have asked the court to bar at sentencing any victim impact statements.

Russia warns France over CAR peace role

2018-11-16 10:21

Russia has warned France that it must put aside """parochial national interests" and recognise its peace efforts in the Central African Republic as negotiations continue on a contentious UN Security Council resolution.

Zimbabwe: daily life a year after Mugabe's fall

2018-11-18 11:09

Some Zimbabweans have dared to hope that the fall of long-time authoritarian leader Robert Mugabe a year ago would finally bring change after years of economic decline, corruption, and repression.

Somalia holds first boxing competition since civil war

2018-11-18 11:09

Somalia has held its first boxing competition in more than three decades, with young fighters in the conflict-torn nation dreaming of a career in international rings.

Peacekeeper, priest killed in restive Central Africa: UN, Church

2018-11-18 09:12

A peacekeeper died after an attack on a UN base in the volatile Central African Republic (CAR) and a priest was burnt to death, the UN and Catholic Church have said after sectarian clashes claimed nearly 40 lives.

CAR ex-militia leader extradited to ICC for trial

2018-11-18 06:57

Central African Republic (CAR) lawmaker and former militia leader Alfred Yekatom was extradited to The Hague to stand trial in the International Criminal Court probing war crimes and crimes against humanity, a government source has said.

Nigerian court cuts jail terms for ex-state governors

2018-11-17 17:54

Nigeria's Court of Appeal has cut the sentences of two former state governors found guilty of multi-million-dollar corruption - the highest-profile convictions to date in President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-graft campaign.

MDC's Chamisa challenges Mnangagwa, Chiwenga to testify at Motlanthe commission - report

2018-11-17 16:03

Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has reportedly called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy Constantino Chiwenga to appear before a commission probing the August 1 military crackdown that killed six people.

Kagame highlights reform 'urgency' as AU summit opens

2018-11-17 13:47

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has urged African heads of state to come to an agreement on long-debated reforms to their continental body at a special summit in the Ethiopian capital.

PICS: Lives at risk as drug prices soar in crisis-hit Zimbabwe

2018-11-17 11:50

Since starting treatment five years ago, 50-year-old Alice Chenyika has kept her blood pressure under control by adhering to doctors' strict instructions to take two daily doses of nifedipine.

Ten police injured, 30 people arrested at Algerian top-flight match

2018-11-17 09:17

Ten police officers were injured and 30 people arrested following crowd violence at the end of Thursday's Algerian top-flight match between USM Alger and CS Constantine, officials have announced.

Zim bus company 'remorseful, deeply shaken' by tragic accident

2018-11-17 07:22

Zimbabwean bus company Brooklyn Buses says it was "remorseful, deeply shaken" by the loss of so many lives following a tragic accident that killed more than 30 people.

Morocco jails 16 over protests in impoverished mining town

2018-11-17 07:22

A Moroccan court has sentenced 16 people to prison terms ranging from two months to five years in connection with protests in the impoverished former mining town of Jerada, their lawyer has said.

In Uganda, special court offers justice for rape

2018-11-16 21:18

Courts across Uganda have begun trying hundreds of stalled sexual violence cases, including many of child rape, in an effort to provide long-overdue justice for victims.

Mnangagwa saved Chamisa from arrest, says Zim police chief

2018-11-16 20:00

Zimbabwean police have reportedly said that President Emmerson Mnangagwa is the reason why they have not arrested the opposition MDC party leader Nelson Chamisa for "inciting violence", which led to a deadly military crackdown on August 1.

ISIS backed Boko Haram faction claims Nigerian attack

2018-11-16 20:00

The Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram claimed an attack on a military base in Nigeria's northeast that killed three, the SITE Intelligence Group has said.

Cameroon journalist accused of justifying terrorism

2018-11-16 18:05

A Cameroon journalist has been charged with justifying terrorism, says his lawyer, one of at least six reporters detained since a disputed presidential election on October 7.

Two DRC students shot dead: police

2018-11-16 16:01

Two students died this week after being shot during protests at a university in Democratic Republic of Congo, and a police officer has been arrested, the city's police chief has said.

Zim horror accident: Bus was headed to SA, 'completely incinerated'

2018-11-16 12:35

The Red Cross says its teams responded to a "horrific accident" in Zimbabwe involving a bus heading to South Africa, with pictures showing the remains of the bus completely incinerated.

PICS: Passengers in Zimbabwe caught in bus fire... at least 42 killed

2018-11-16 11:30

At least 42 passengers have been confirmed dead, Zimbabwean police say, after a suspected gas tank exploded on a bus, with pictures showing the burnt-out wreckage of the vehicles.

WATCH: Zim opposition leader Chamisa calls his supporters 'stupid'

2018-11-16 10:21

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party leader Nelson Chamisa has had to apologise to his supporters for calling them "stupid" for taking to the streets on August 1 to protest a delay in poll results, resulting in a deadly army crackdown.

US cutting counterterror forces in Africa

2018-11-16 08:00

The Pentagon says it is reducing its counterterrorism forces in Africa and is studying whether to make similar moves elsewhere in the world.

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