Watchdog warns of humanitarian crisis in Egypt's Sinai

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A leading international rights group is warning of a humanitarian crisis in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula amid severe restrictions on the movement of people and goods due to a massive security operation against Islamic militants.

'Rigging fears grip' Zim opposition as Mnangagwa 'fails to campaign' - reports

2018-04-23 13:30

Zimbabwe's first post Mugabe elections are set to be held in four months time, but President Emmerson Mnangagwa and and his deputy Constantino Chiwenga are not on the ground campaigning for polls

Jailed Egyptian photographer wins UN press freedom prize

2018-04-23 13:30

Detained Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, will be awarded Unesco's World Press Freedom Prize, the United Nations' cultural body says.

Egypt fight against ISIS threatens humanitarian crisis: HRW

2018-04-23 12:14

Egypt's military operations against an affiliate of the Islamic State group in North Sinai is threatening to spark a humanitarian crisis, Human Rights Watch says.

Changing Swaziland's name 'won't happen overnight and won't be costly', says govt

2018-04-23 10:06

Swaziland's ministry of home affairs has reportedly said that the changing of the country's name to the Kingdom of eSwatini "won't happen overnight".


UNREST:   A child stands guard in front of metal pieces as a few hundred people gather in the centre of Antananarivo to erect a roadblock, during a rally to protest against the new electoral laws. ( File, AFP)

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'Mugabes don't have anything to do with Zimbabwe Airways deal,' says son-in-law

2018-04-23 12:14

Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law Simba Chikore, whose name has been at the centre of a raging debate over a Zimbabwe Airways deal, has reportedly said that he is "only doing a service to his country and is not on a self-enrichment exercise".

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11 migrants dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast: navy

2018-04-23 08:28

At least 11 migrants died at sea and another 263 were rescued in two separate operations off the coast of Libya, the country's navy says.

Calm in Madagascar as troops deployed to quell violent protests

2018-04-22 18:12

Dozens of soldiers have temporarily thrown a cordon around a public square in Madagascar's capital where opposition protests against new electoral laws have left two people dead in the restive island nation.

Zim 'celebrates' as President Mnangagwa named among the world's most influential people

2018-04-22 16:07

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been listed among the world's top 100 most influential people by the Time magazine, and the government says his inclusion should be celebrated, according to report.

Thousands of Zimbabwe nurses call off strike

2018-04-22 14:06

Thousands of Zimbabwe nurses who were sacked after they went on strike for better wages have been told to return to work by their union, in a bid to allow fresh negotiations with the government.

Malawi under-20 player dies in Portugal of suspected malaria

2018-04-22 10:22

Malawi under-20 striker Abel Mwakilama has died of suspected cerebral malaria in Portugal, where he had only recently joined a lower-league side

Striking Zim nurses tell VP Chiwenga to 'go hang' - report

2018-04-22 06:00

A Zimbabwean nurses' union has reportedly told Vice President Constantino Chiwenga to "go hang" after he had summarily fired more than 15 000 striking health workers this week over what he called a "politically motivated" industrial action.

Security challenges loom over Buhari's re-election bid

2018-04-21 19:00

With elections approaching next year and Buhari,75, having declared his intention to seek a second, four-year term, the extent to which he has done that is coming under increasing scrutiny.

Minister's ouster unlikely to slow Sudan's push to get off US 'terror' list

2018-04-21 14:02

President Omar al-Bashir's dismissal of Sudan's foreign minister, Khartoum's top negotiator with Washington, is unlikely to affect efforts to have Khartoum removed from a US "terrorism" blacklist, experts say.

$15bn diamond looting: Will 'frail' Mugabe agree to appear before parliament?

2018-04-21 09:50

A report says it's not clear whether former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, who is in frail health, would agree to appear before a parliament committee to give evidence over diamond corruption costing billions of dollars.

Al-Qaeda claims deadly attack on French, UN forces in Mali

2018-04-21 07:31

Al-Qaeda extremists have claimed responsibility for an attack in northern Mali that killed a UN peacekeeper and wounded seven French soldiers.

Eight arrested in Burundi for planning to disrupt key vote

2018-04-20 21:09

Police spokesperson Pierre Nkurikiye has said security forces morning discovered two automatic weapons and ammunition during a "search and seizure" operation at the home of a suspect in western Burundi.

Liberia ex-warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' jailed for 30 years in US

2018-04-20 20:00

A Liberian former warlord whose forces committed atrocities including murders and cannibalism during the country's civil war has been sentenced to 30 years in US prison – for immigration-related fraud and perjury.

Poetry contest decision due for teen who fled native Zambia

2018-04-20 18:33

A federal judge is expected to rule whether a high school student who fled his native Zambia can compete in a government-funded national poetry contest

Comoros president suspends constitutional court

2018-04-20 17:02

The president of the Comoros has suspended the Constitutional Court, the highest court in the country, in a move immediately denounced by the opposition in the Indian Ocean island nation.

Bashir fires Sudan foreign minister

2018-04-20 15:49

President Omar al-Bashir fired Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour, state media has reported, after he said that Sudanese diplomats abroad had been unpaid for months.

$15bn diamond looting: Mugabe parliament appearance date set, says report

2018-04-20 13:00

Former president Robert Mugabe has been told to appear before a parliamentary committee on May 9 to give information on the alleged disappearance of diamond revenue while he was in power, a report says.

Mugabe, 94, 'rejects' invitation to attend Independence Day celebrations

2018-04-20 06:00

Former president Robert Mugabe reportedly "rejected an invitation from his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa to attend this year’s Independence Day celebrations in Harare on Wednesday".

Nigeria: Chibok schoolgirl parent dies in convoy road accident

2018-04-23 08:36

A parent of one of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls was killed in a road accident on Sunday as they travelled in convoy to visit the students, a report says.

UPDATE: Madagascar leaders condemn deadly protests as 'coup'

2018-04-23 06:01

The president of Madagascar has condemned as a "coup" deadly opposition-led protests against new electoral laws and warned "troublemakers" against further action.

Archaeologists find bust of Roman emperor in Egypt

2018-04-22 18:12

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the southern city of Aswan

Mauritanian opposition to contest upcoming polls

2018-04-22 12:01

The National Forum for Democracy and Unity (FNDU), seen as a radical opposition grouping, has declined to participate in a number of votes against President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and his government, but has said it would take part in the elections slat

15 militants killed in anti-jihadist operation in Mali: army

2018-04-22 08:13

Fifteen militants have been killed in an anti-jihadist operation in central Mali, the Malian army has said, adding that one soldier died and two others were injured.

Clashes at Madagascar opposition protest leave one dead, 16 injured: medic

2018-04-21 19:00

One person has died and 16 others were injured in clashes between Madagascar's security forces and thousands of opposition activists protesting against new election laws ahead of a vote later this year in the politically-volatile island nation.

Hunters shoot dead second collared bull elephant outside Zim park

2018-04-21 16:15

Hunters in Zimbabwe have shot dead a bull elephant collared by scientists for research purposes, the second such killing in a month, a conservation group says.

Mine blast kills two Cameroon soldiers

2018-04-21 07:31

Two Cameroonian soldiers have died and four were seriously injured after a mine exploded in an anglophone region hit by violence between separatists and the government.

At least 27 killed in gang violence in northern Nigeria

2018-04-20 21:09

A fresh outbreak of gang violence in northern Nigeria has left at least 27 people dead, have locals told AFP, highlighting the volatile security situation in West Africa's largest economy.

Surprise and concern as king changes Swaziland's name

2018-04-20 20:00

Residents of the tiny African kingdom of Swaziland have weighed up their country's new official name after the king unexpectedly announced it would now be known as "eSwatini".

Zimbabwe nurses stage public protest after being sacked

2018-04-20 18:33

Scores of Zimbabwe nurses have protested in Harare's central city park after the government dismissed them for striking over low salaries and poor working conditions.

Senegal sets higher bar for presidential bids despite protests

2018-04-20 15:49

Senegalese parliament passed a law setting a higher bar for presidential candidates after protests that saw police fire tear gas on demonstrators, with dozens arrested according to the main opposition party.

Preventing sexual violence: lessons from rebel armies in Burundi and Uganda

2018-04-20 14:00

Not all rebel armies use rape and sexual violence as a weapon. Some have actually designed ways to prevent such atrocities. How and what can we learn from them?, writes The Conversation.

How much will it cost Swaziland to change its name to eSwatini?

2018-04-20 11:33

It is not immediately clear how much it will cost the landlocked African country to make the name change. But some Swiss have "responded with relief as the countries often are confused on online forms".

Zimbabwe's ex-finance boss Tendai Biti sees potential $100bn economy

2018-04-20 11:22

Zimbabwe’s opposition could expand the size of the economy more than fivefold to $100bn within eight years if it wins this year’s elections, says a former finance minister.

UN Security Council mourns death of Ivory Coast ambassador

2018-04-20 10:05

The Security Council bid farewell to veteran diplomat Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue, the Ivory Coast's ambassador to the United Nations who died just months after starting a two-year term on the UN's most powerful body

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zim prophet, King Mswati

2018-04-20 08:00

A Zimbabwean minister has reportedly likened former president Robert Mugabe to some of Africa's most brutal dictators, and a Zimbabwean prophet reportedly killed a congregant during baptism, saying she 'appeared like a vampire' .

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