'We aren't desperate for unity talks,' MDC tells Zanu-PF – report

2018-12-14 06:13

Zimbabwe's main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change party has reportedly said that it is not desperate to form a government of national unity with the ruling Zanu-PF party.

Togo's government stands firm on election date

2018-12-14 06:13

Togo's government has maintained parliamentary elections will take place later this month, despite an opposition boycott and deadly violence.

Fact-check: Have 60 000 Christians been killed in central Nigeria since 2001?

2018-12-13 20:14

A video uploaded to Facebook by one of US president Donald Trump's lawyers claims that 60 000 Christians have been killed by nomadic Muslim herdsmen in central Nigeria since 2001.

Former Somalia extremist now running for office is arrested

2018-12-13 19:05

A Somali official says Ethiopian troops have arrested a former extremist leader who is now a candidate in a regional election in the country's southwest

Several dozen killed near Mali's border with Niger

2018-12-13 17:08

Several dozen civilians have been shot dead by gunmen who raided an area in northeastern Mali near the border with Niger, local officials and a Touareg self-defence group say.

DRC opposition supporter, 17, shot dead ahead of election rally: party

2018-12-13 13:43

A teenager was shot dead in central Democratic Republic of Congo when police fired towards a group of supporters ahead of a rally by opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi, his party says.


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US lashes out at 'predatory' China, Russia in Africa

2018-12-13 19:05

The United States has lashed out at "predatory" Chinese and Russian policy in Africa and unveiled a new strategy for using economic muscle to counter its rivals' grips on the continent.

WATCH: Nearly 80% of DRC's Kinshasa vote material destroyed in fire

2018-12-13 17:08

Nearly 80% of the material for staging the December 23 election in DRC's capital, Kinshasa, was destroyed when an election warehouse was torched overnight, officials say.

Nigeria presidential challenger signs peaceful poll pact

2018-12-13 15:34

The main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's presidential poll has signed a deal committing to peaceful elections a day after missing the initial ceremony in the capital.

Gandhi statue removed after student protest in Ghana

2018-12-13 12:34

A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana's most prestigious university after complaints that he was racist against black Africans.

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Fire destroys thousands of DRC voting machines in capital Kinshasa

2018-12-13 11:20

Democratic Republic of Congo says thousands of voting machines have been destroyed in an overnight fire just 10 days before the presidential election, but officials vow it will not disrupt the vote.

At least 3 killed during DRC opposition rally

2018-12-13 08:08

Three people were killed on Wednesday in clashes with police on the sidelines of an opposition rally in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo ahead of this month's presidential elections, sources say.

Mali says foiled New Year's Eve terror attacks

2018-12-13 05:58

A four-man "terrorist cell" suspected of planning New Year's Eve attacks in Mali, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso has been dismantled by Malian intelligence services, a statement says.

ICC: France arrests Central African Republic militia leader

2018-12-12 21:25

A senior leader of a Central African Republic militia has been arrested in France on a warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder and torture

Germany opens negligent homicide probe in Mali Airbus chopper crash

2018-12-12 21:25

German prosecutors have said they had opened a probe against three individuals for negligent homicide in the 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation in Mali.

Activists fear states will fall short on UN migration pact

2018-12-12 20:05

As heads of state and government jetted out of Morocco after formally adopting a UN deal on migration, NGOs raised doubts about its implementation on the ground and the high seas.

WATCH: Togo's barter market... keeping tradition alive and poverty at bay

2018-12-12 18:29

Every Saturday on the northern shore of Lake Togo, some 65km east of the capital, Lome, Togoville runs a lively traditional barter market. Watch this video

Rwandan government appeals verdict against dissident

2018-12-12 17:00

Rwanda's chief prosecutor has said he would appeal after dissident politician Diane Rwigara was acquitted in a high-profile trial.

Nigeria presidential candidate denies peace deal snub

2018-12-12 15:46

Nigeria's main opposition party has blamed a "communication lapse" for its candidate not being present to sign a deal with other candidates for peaceful elections.

Nigeria warned over Shiite Muslim crackdown

2018-12-12 13:16

Nigeria is facing calls to prosecute soldiers for using excessive force against Shiite Muslim protesters, exactly three years after a military crackdown killed more than 300.

'Fresh eviction threats' for Grace Mugabe tormented villagers – report

2018-12-12 12:09

Zimbabwean villagers who were evicted from Manzou farm in Mazowe in 2015 to pave way for the then first lady Grace Mugabe are reportedly facing "fresh eviction worries" as the country's ministry of lands is said to have "earmarked their land for redistribution to a suspected top government official".

Two dead at rally for DRC opposition candidate

2018-12-12 10:04

Two supporters of a DRC opposition presidential candidate have been killed in clashes with police at a rally, a local human rights organisation says, as tensions rise just 12 days before a crucial election.

Suspect in Rwanda genocide home after Denmark extradites him

2018-12-12 08:00

A Rwandan teacher accused of participating in the country's 1994 genocide has arrived home to face charges after his extradition from Denmark.

Third of DRC Ebola cases are children: UN

2018-12-12 06:15

Children account for a third of Ebola cases in an outbreak of the disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with hundreds orphaned or isolated, the UN says.

Nigeria's Buhari signs election 'peace deal' with opponents

2018-12-11 21:31

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari and a number of opposition leaders have signed a deal for peaceful elections but the main challenger for the country's top deal was not present.

DRC opposition candidate says barred from staging rally

2018-12-11 20:27

A frontrunner in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential elections said he had been barred from staging a rally in a key city on Tuesday, 12 days before polling day.

Kenyan police: Key suspect in Italian's kidnapping arrested

2018-12-11 19:01

Kenyan police officials have said they have detained the man they believe to be responsible for the kidnapping of an Italian volunteer.

Naked couple posing atop pyramid in Egypt: Authorities start investigation

2018-12-11 15:31

Egyptian authorities have launched an investigation into images of a naked couple on top of the Great Pyramid that sparked uproar in the conservative Muslim country, an official has said.

UN says Islamic State kills 6 captives in Libya

2018-12-11 12:09

The UN mission to Libya says Islamic State militants have killed six people captured during an attack on a small town in October

To achieve universal healthcare, Kenya must invest more in its nurses

2018-12-11 10:37

Nurses in Kenya are threatening to strike, protesting that the government has failed to increase their salaries in spite of an agreement which ended a five-month strike last year, writes The Conversation.

Zanu-PF 'unanimously endorses' Mnangagwa for 2023 elections – reports

2018-12-13 10:06

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly already endorsed President Emmerson Mnangagwa as its presidential candidate for the 2023 elections.

Top Africa stories: Zim post-election violence report to be made public, Mozambique

2018-12-13 08:08

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly reassured Zimbabweans that he will make public the post-election violence report, and Mozambique has named top ex-rebels to army command.

EU court rejects Mubarak bid to end European sanctions

2018-12-12 21:25

An EU court has rejected a bid by Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak to lift a freeze on his assets in Europe that followed his ouster in the 2011 revolution.

Shoprite opens doors in Kenya to battle French retailer

2018-12-13 09:59

Shoprite is seeking a foothold in Kenya’s retail industry, where the collapse of two local supermarket chains has created opportunities for Africa’s biggest grocer and its international rivals.

Tanzania agrees to construct $3bn dam in wildlife park

2018-12-12 20:05

Tanzania has signed a $3 billion agreement with Egyptian companies to construct a huge hydroelectric plant in a game reserve that is a Unesco World Heritage site.

Egypt says 27 militants killed in Sinai, border with Libya

2018-12-12 20:05

Egypt says its security forces have killed at least 27 suspected militants in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula and along its porous border with Libya.

Egypt releases prominent activist blogger

2018-12-12 18:29

Egyptian authorities have released a prominent activist and blogger who had criticised the government after more than seven months of detention.

Tunisia's 'truth commission' winds up 4-year mission

2018-12-12 17:00

After four years working "under fire" and interviewing almost 50 000 witnesses, Tunisia's commission tasked with serving justice to victims of half a century of dictatorship is poised to submit its recommendations.

Egypt threatens Apple with legal action under competition law

2018-12-12 13:16

Egypt has warned it will take legal action against Apple if the US tech giant fails to remove alleged "restrictions" on local distributors within 60 days.

Mozambique names top ex-rebels to army command

2018-12-12 11:11

Mozambique has appointed three top commanders of Renamo, Mozambique's largest opposition party and former rebel movement, to key army command posts as part of peace-building efforts between the government and Renamo.

Mnangagwa says will make public Zim post-election violence report

2018-12-12 08:00

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly reassured Zimbabweans that he would make public the report by a commission of inquiry into the post-election violence that left at least six people dead on August 1.

Egypt investigates images of naked couple atop pyramid

2018-12-12 11:12

Egyptian authorities have launched an investigation into images said to show a naked couple who scaled the Great Pyramid that has sparked outrage in the conservative Muslim country, an official said on Tuesday.

Top Africa stories: Zim political impasse, images of naked couple in Egypt

2018-12-12 06:15

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has reportedly offered to help end Zimbabwe's political impasse, and Egyptian authorities have launched an investigation into images of a naked couple on top of the Great Pyramid.

Ten slain in new massacre in eastern DRC

2018-12-11 21:31

Suspected militiamen killed ten civilians in a fresh attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled east, civil and military sources has said.

Somalia's president dodges impeachment move

2018-12-11 20:27

A bid to impeach Somalia's president for alleged abuse of office has been ruled "invalid" after the parliamentary clerk said over a dozen MPs had denied signing the motion.

France ships 1 400 assault rifles to CAR army

2018-12-11 16:59

France has handed over 1 400 AK-47 assault rifles and three amphibious vehicles to the Central African Republic to shore up its beleaguered armed forces.

Briton arrested in Egypt for spying charges says he is free

2018-12-11 14:01

A British-Libyan tourist says Egyptian authorities have released him two weeks after he was arrested over a video he filmed on his cellphone that showed a military helicopter in the background.

'We aren't interested in coalition talks with opposition,' says Zim VP

2018-12-11 10:37

Zimbabwe's vice president Kembo Mohadi has dismissed claims that President Mnangagwa and Nelson Chamisa of the Movement for Democratic Change are in talks for a unity government.

Motlanthe 'offers to help end Zimbabwe's political impasse' – report

2018-12-11 08:15

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has reportedly offered to mediate between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa in attempts to remedy a political impasse in that country.

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