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Ethiopia gets first female defence minister

12 minutes ago

Ethiopia's new cabinet is now a record 50% female, including a woman defense minister, after lawmakers unanimously approved the nominations put forward by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Angola president vows investment drive, graft fight

12 minutes ago

President Joao Lourenco has pledged to kickstart the ailing Angolan economy with a push to attract foreign investment to end its "excessive" dependence on oil revenue and return to growth.

PICS: Chaos as 200 000 Congolese expelled from Angola

2018-10-16 14:00

Life fell apart last week for a mother of four, Dorcas, who was among 200 000 Congolese attacked and then forcibly thrown out of neighbouring Angola despite having lived there for a decade.

GALLERY: Kanye, Kim meet President Museveni in Uganda

2018-10-16 12:30

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has net with US rapper Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian at the State House in Entebbe, Uganda. Take a look at this image gallery

Zim VP Chiwenga 'is recovering well at a South African hospital', govt says

2018-10-16 11:05

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly said that Vice President Constantini Chiwenga is recovering well at a South African hospital where he is receiving medical treatment.

WATCH: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian 'excited' after Museveni gives them Ugandan names

2018-10-16 10:00

The office of Uganda's Yoweri Museveni says the president has given United States rapper Kanye West and his wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian Ugandan names.

 
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GALLERY:  Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has net with US rapper Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian at the State House in Entebbe, Uganda. Take a look at this image gallery

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E Guinea strongman hands out top military posts to family

2018-10-16 14:00

Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who has ruled the small, oil-rich state with an iron fist since 1979, has appointed several members of his family to top military positions.

Egypt says security forces kill 9 'terrorists' in Nile raid

2018-10-16 12:30

Egypt says its security forces have killed nine "terrorists" in a raid on a cave hideout along the Nile River.

Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria: govt

2018-10-16 11:05

Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female aid worker in northeast Nigeria, the government says, a month after one of her colleagues was murdered.

WHO considering global health emergency over DRC Ebola outbreak

2018-10-16 10:00

The World Health Organisation says its experts will meet this week to determine whether an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a global health emergency.

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The pith helmet worn by Melania Trump on safari in Africa 'is a relic of colonialism'

2018-10-16 08:20

Melania Trump’s pith helmet was never just a hat to keep off the sun. It is a symbol of how race and colonialism ghosts shape the African landscape when it comes to safari, poaching and trophy hunting, writes The Conversation.

Veteran Mugabe interviewer sued for $1m: report

2018-10-16 05:58

A veteran interviewer of former president Robert Mugabe is being sued for $1m by his employer, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, state media reports.

China, Kenya relations and the question of racial discrimination

2018-10-15 20:14

Kenya has a legal framework that protects its citizens from racism but there are challenges with its implementation, writes The Conversation.

Egyptian president arrives in Russia

2018-10-15 18:02

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has arrived in Russia on a visit expected to further boost ties between the two nations.

WATCH: Kanye West meets Uganda's president, gifts pair of sneakers

2018-10-15 14:18

Kanye West has met with Uganda's president during a visit to the east African nation and given the 74-year-old leader a pair of white sneakers.

GALLERY: Uganda's Museveni visits flood-ravaged village

2018-10-15 13:04

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni visited the flood-ravaged village of Wanjenwa, eastern Uganda. At least 43 people were killed after a landslide caused by a river to burst its banks. Take a look at this image gallery.

PIC: Museveni visits site of deadly Uganda landslide

2018-10-15 10:08

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni has visited eastern Bududa after at least 43 people died when a landslide caused a river to burst its banks, sending water and boulders cascading downhill.

Egypt sentences three to death for killing policemen

2018-10-15 08:26

A court in Egypt has sentenced three people to death for their involvement in the killing of 10 policemen and for belonging to an extremist group, a judicial source says.

Red Cross urges Nigerian militants to spare 2 health workers

2018-10-15 05:46

The International Committee of the Red Cross has made an urgent appeal to an affiliate of the Islamic State organisation in Nigeria to spare the lives of two abducted health workers.

Mozambique opposition cries foul over election

2018-10-14 18:00

Mozambique's Renamo opposition has accused the government of falsifying local election results in several areas, warning that such a move could prompt it to abandon peace talks.

US charity school in Liberia in rape scandal storm

2018-10-14 15:35

An acclaimed US charity operating in Liberia has admitted to major failings after girls at a school set up to save them from a life of sexual exploitation were systematically raped.

DRC identifies 'second wave' of Ebola in east

2018-10-14 12:16

A second wave of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where an initial outbreak has already killed 125 people, a minister said Saturday.

Gabon ruling party wins first round of parliamentary vote

2018-10-14 07:31

Gabon's ruling party won just over half of the parliamentary seats in the first round of legislative elections in a vote marred by low turnout, the elections committee said.

At least 11 dead in suicide bombing in Somalia's Baidoa

2018-10-13 20:31

A suicide bomber detonated in the middle of a restaurant in the Somali town of Baidoa and a grenade struck a hotel nearby, leaving at least 11 people dead and more than 10 wounded, authorities say.

Zimbabwe court grants bail to trade unionists: lawyer

2018-10-13 17:39

Trade union leaders and scores of activists detained in Zimbabwe ahead of planned marches over the country's worsening economic crisis, have been released on bail , lawyers say.

At least 30 killed in Nigeria pipeline fire

2018-10-13 15:20

At least 30 people have been killed after a petrol pipeline caught fire and exploded in southeast Nigeria after a raid by suspected oil thieves, a survivor and officials say.

Gambia set to probe pain of past in Truth Commission

2018-10-13 12:34

The tiny West African state of The Gambia will journey into its grim past on Monday as it begins a probe into atrocities committed under former dictator Yahya Jammeh.

Morocco extradited Saudi national in 2015 on Interpol warrant: source

2018-10-13 10:00

A Saudi official "wanted by Interpol" was arrested in Morocco and extradited in 2015 "in full compliance with the law", an unnamed government source says.

DRC reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

2018-10-13 07:36

DRC is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment.

Mali's top court postpones elections to 2019

2018-10-16 08:20

Mali's constitutional court has delayed the country's parliamentary elections until 2019 by extending the mandate of MPs for six months, as requested by the National Assembly, according to the two institutions.

Gambia launches truth commission into ex-dictator's abuse

2018-10-16 05:58

The tiny west African state of The Gambia has sworn-in an 11-member commission tasked with shedding light on summary executions, disappearances, torture, rape and other crimes under ousted dictator Yahya Jammeh.

At least 26 drown in boat accident in northwest Mali

2018-10-15 18:02

At least 26 people have drowned after two boats overturned in a swollen river in northwestern Mali, officials and local residents say.

Police teargas protesters demanding I Coast election results

2018-10-15 14:18

Riot police have fired teargas to break up crowds of demonstrators demanding the release of results from a tense weekend election in Ivory Coast, a candidate and witnesses say.

Zimbabwe needs #MeToo moment, says acclaimed author

2018-10-15 08:26

Thirty years after her iconic debut novel, Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga is back with a final look at her heroine's harrowing journey through the Mugabe years, hoping to spark debate about violence against women in her country.

Burundi accuses Belgium of ordering hit on independence hero

2018-10-14 20:05

Burundi has accused former colonial power Belgium of ordering the assassination of independence hero and Crown Prince Louis Rwagasore in 1961, a move likely to further poison ties between the two countries.

Man who shot dead tout in tense Harare 'acted in self-defence': Lawyers

2018-10-14 15:35

A man who shot dead a parking tout in central Harare last week says he acted in self-defence after a mob chased him and set his car on fire, reports say.

Nigeria's opposition candidate Abubakar picks running mate for 2019

2018-10-14 14:08

Nigeria's main opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar has picked his deputy from the south-east of the country, ahead of a bid to oust President Muhammadu Buhari from power in next year's election.

Gandhi statue sparks controversy in Malawi

2018-10-14 07:31

Over 3 000 people have signed a petition opposing a planned statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Malawi's commercial capital Blantyre, saying the Indian independence hero had done nothing for the southern African country.

Congo opposition leader again stopped from travel: family

2018-10-13 20:04

Congolese opposition leader Paulin Makaya, recently released from prison after three years, has again been prevented from leaving Brazzaville, his family says.

Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attack on base

2018-10-13 17:39

Nigerian troops have foiled an attempt by Boko Haram fighters to overrun a military base in the restive northeast leaving six soldiers wounded, the army says.

Search 'still on for kidnapped youngest African billionaire' – report

2018-10-13 10:00

Police in Tanzania are reportedly still searching for Africa's youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji, 43, after he was kidnapped by masked gunmen in the capital Dar es Salaam.

Italy's PM visits Eritrea to pursue 'rapport' with leader

2018-10-12 21:19

Italy's prime minister has made a rare visit to Eritrea to support its surprising new peace with neighbouring Ethiopia as the international community waits to see what happens next in one of the world's most closed-off nations.

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