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.

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.

'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.

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".


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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.

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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.

Egypt sees tourism rebound ahead of vote

2018-03-17 10:12

Egypt is seeing a promising rebound in tourism following devastating jihadist attacks, in welcome news to the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he seeks re-election this month.

15 killed in Kenya floods, scores of families displaced

2018-03-17 07:37

Kenyan officials say that at least 15 people have drowned and scores of families have been displaced across the East African nation during two days of heavy rainfall that caused flooding in both urban and rural areas.

WATCH: 'It's frustrating working in Zim hospitals,' doctors say

2018-03-16 19:10

Doctors in Zimbabwe are striking for a second week over pay, working conditions and drug shortages. It's the first major labour dispute since President Mnangagwa took over.

Mali militia say have US vehicle taken in Niger attack

2018-03-16 11:57

Two Malian militia groups say they have recovered a US military vehicle and weapons that jihadist fighters seized after a deadly ambush of American special forces in neighbouring Niger in October.

Cameroon to pursue crackdown on anglophone separatists

2018-03-16 10:21

Cameroon's long-ruling President Paul Biya has convoked a rare cabinet meeting and vowed to push ahead with a military crackdown on English-speaking separatists in the francophone country.

S Sudan appoints new finance minister to revive economy

2018-03-16 07:30

South Sudan this week got yet another finance minister as it struggles to halt the free fall of a war-ravaged economy, but analysts warn prospects are bleak as long as conflict and corruption go unaddressed.

Emirates air hostess 'falls off' from plane in Uganda - reports

2018-03-15 15:15

An air hostess reportedly sustained serious injuries after falling from an Emirates aircraft at the Entebbe International Airport in Kampala, Uganda.

Guinea teachers call off month-long strike

2018-03-15 15:15

Guinea's powerful teachers' union has called off a month-long strike after reaching an agreement with the government on pay.

Two soldiers killed in Nigeria communal violence: army

2018-03-15 14:00

At least two soldiers have been killed in renewed violence between herders and farmers in central Nigeria's Plateau state days after similar violence killed 25 in unrest linked to land, water and grazing rights.

Mid-air scare on Air Zim flight: 'People were crying and praying,' says passenger

2018-03-15 11:30

An Air Zimbabwe flight from Harare to Dar-es-Salaam was rocked by severe turbulence, creating scenes of panic among passengers who thought the plane was about to break up mid-air, a report says.

'Stop harassing Mugabe,' new Zim party warns Mnangagwa

2018-03-15 06:00

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government must stop harassing Robert Mugabe and accord him his constitutional rights to association and other reforms, the newly formed political outfit, the NPF, has reportedly said.

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.

Angola's ex-leader Eduardo dos Santos to quit as ruling party boss

2018-03-17 10:12

Former Angolan leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos says he will quit as head of the governing party by 2019 after the ruling MPLA denied tensions with his successor, President Joao Lourenco.

Zim President Mnangagwa sacks dozens of Mugabe workers: report

2018-03-17 07:37

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has sacked dozens of workers paid by the government to work on Robert Mugabe's private properties in another setback for the former Zimbabwean president, a report says.

African, EU ministers discuss tackling migrant traffic

2018-03-16 21:43

Ministers from 13 African and European countries have held talks along with the EU on cracking down on migrant traffickers, with France calling for firmer action on smuggling networks in African countries.

Trump should be the trigger for Africa to find common cause with Americans

2018-03-16 17:40

Relations between the US and Africa are unlikely to improve while Trump remains president. But that doesn't mean the continent should remain passive, writes The Conversation.

Egypt orders release of 2 detained journalists

2018-03-16 15:12

Egypt has ordered the release of two freelance journalists who were arrested while preparing a report on a historic tramway in Alexandria.

Ethiopian immigration on hold after Israeli budget passes

2018-03-16 13:31

Reunification of hundreds of families split between Israel and Ethiopia is on hold after Israel failed to include funding for their immigration in next year's budget.

WATCH: Zimbabwe doesn't deserve this disgrace, says Mugabe in first interview

2018-03-16 11:57

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has called for a meeting with his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa, saying that Zimbabwe must return to "constitutionalism", following his ouster in November.

WATCH: Why are there so many pythons in Harare?

2018-03-16 10:21

Snake expert Ben Vermeulen of Harare-based Reptile Rescue says he has been called in to remove nine pythons since January, and that python sightings are now much more frequent.

Mugabe: 'I don't hate Mnangagwa… and of course I don't want to be president'

2018-03-16 07:30

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has said that at 94, he doesn’t want to be president. He added that he doesn’t hate his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa, but alleged that he "betrayed the whole nation".

Senegal helicopter crash toll rises to 8

2018-03-15 20:22

The death toll in a Senegalese military helicopter crash rose to eight on Thursday after two more people succumbed to their injuries, the army said.

Egypt's president ready to join fight against militants

2018-03-15 17:17

With less than two weeks before elections, Egypt's president says he is prepared to personally join the army and police battling Islamic militants in Sinai, vowing he and his security forces would prosecute the fight until the end.

Ramaphosa to visit Mozambique, Zimbabwe as SADC chair

2018-03-15 14:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to undertake a working visit to Mozambique and Zimbabwe on March 17 as the chair of the Southern African Development Community, the presidency has said in a statement.

Sierra Leone third parties complain after election setback

2018-03-15 13:06

Two upstart Sierra Leone political parties said Wednesday they had filed complaints over this month's elections after failing to make the cut for the second round of the presidential ballot.

UAE offers $1.4bn in aid to Sudan: state media

2018-03-15 11:30

The United Arab Emirates has offered $1.4 billion to Sudan's central bank to help Khartoum tackle an acute foreign exchange crisis, the official Sudanese news agency says.

Kenya Red Cross says 8 500 asylum-seekers flee Ethiopia

2018-03-15 10:02

The Kenya Red Cross says more than 8 500 Ethiopians have crossed the border into Kenyan territory seeking asylum from conflict after government troops mistakenly killed civilians.

Two killed as Guinea teachers call off month-long strike

2018-03-15 08:00

Two men have reportedly been shot dead during protests in the Guinean capital as the powerful teachers' union called off a month-long strike after reaching agreement with the government on pay.

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