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Thousands protest against Bashir's rule across Sudan

2019-01-18 20:37

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in cities across Sudan, where activists say two people were killed in clashes between police and protesters attempting to reach the presidential palace to demand longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir step down.

Zimbabwe pastor Mawarire remains in detention

2019-01-18 19:10

A magistrate in Zimbabwe says there is reasonable suspicion that a well-known pastor accused of subversion amid nationwide protests committed an offense, and has set another hearing for January 31.

Nigeria election hopeful vows reform of 'mafia' oil firm

2019-01-18 15:39

Nigerian presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar has branded the state-run oil company a "mafia organisation" and pledged to privatise it if he is elected in a presidential ballot next month.

UN denounces Zimbabwe's 'excessive use of force'

2019-01-18 13:09

The United Nations human rights office is denouncing reported "excessive use of force" by Zimbabwe's security forces against protesters opposed to dramatic fuel price increases and austerity measures.

What next for the DRC after the disputed election?

2019-01-18 13:09

The unexpected outcome of the December 30 general election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) baffled even the most seasoned watchers of the country. Read more...

 
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Death toll from Thursday Sudan demos rises to 3: protest group

2019-01-18 17:00

A group organising anti-government rallies across Sudan says that three people died in protests in Khartoum a day earlier, raising the toll as crowds gathered for the funeral of one of the victims.

DRC slaps down AU call to suspend final vote result

2019-01-18 14:31

DRC has rebuked the African Union over its calls to suspend the announcement of final results from the presidential election, insisting that the Constitutional Court assessing the vote's legality was impartial.

AU delegation to DRC to depart on Monday

2019-01-18 13:29

An African Union spokesperson says a a high-level delegation is leaving on Monday for DRC after the continental body's surprise request to suspend the announcement of final election results.

LATEST: Zimbabweans hurt in protests stream in for care

2019-01-18 12:13

Zimbabweans injured during a government crackdown on pretests over a dramatic fuel price increase are streaming into a hospital in the capital Harare.

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Son of Kenyan military officer named as 1 of Nairobi gunmen

2019-01-18 12:13

Kenyan investigators say one of the extremists who attacked a hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi this week was a son of a Kenyan military officer.

Kenyan security find an explosive after deadly hotel attack

2019-01-18 11:15

Kenyan bomb disposal experts have found and safely detonated an explosive left over from the deadly extremist attack on a Nairobi luxury hotel complex.

Zimbabwe: Months of protests against high prices

2019-01-18 08:04

Several months of protests in Zimbabwe over shortages of basic goods, inflation and the depreciation of the local currency have escalated into riots after the government doubled the price of fuel.

EU slams 'disproportionate' use of force in Zimbabwe

2019-01-18 05:52

The EU has decried the disproportionate use of force by Zimbabwe authorities during protests in which doctors say 68 people suffered gunshot wounds.

UK minister summons Zimbabwe's ambassador

2019-01-17 21:33

The UK's minister for Africa says she has summoned Zimbabwe's ambassador to discuss the country's growing crisis and "disturbing reports of use of live ammunition, intimidation and excessive force" against protesters.

Broad-range Ebola drug shows promise in animal tests

2019-01-18 06:35

An experimental drug can protect against all forms of Ebola known to harm people, suggesting that it will continue to protect people if the Ebola viruses evolve over time.

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo seeks immediate release from ICC

2019-01-17 21:33

Defence lawyers have sought Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's immediate release by the International Criminal Court following his acquittal over post-election violence.

Mozambique ruling party grapples with state debt scandal

2019-01-17 20:29

When former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang was arrested at Johannesburg airport over the Christmas holidays, it has triggered a political crisis ahead of the country's elections later this year.

Militants kidnap Christian man in Egypt's Sinai

2019-01-17 20:29

Security officials say Islamic militants have kidnapped a Christian man traveling in a communal taxi in the turbulent north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

Tear gas fired at protesters marching to Sudan presidential palace: witnesses

2019-01-17 19:29

Sudanese police have fired tear gas at protesters marching towards the presidential palace, witnesses said, during a demonstration in the capital to demand the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir.

Investigative journalist murdered in Ghana

2019-01-17 18:33

A Ghanaian undercover journalist who helped expose corruption in African football has been shot dead in the capital Accra, police have said.

Ethiopia deploys military against opposition faction

2019-01-17 16:31

Ethiopia has deployed soldiers against an armed faction of a recently-legalised opposition group that is robbing banks and attacking residents in the country's remote west, the government says.

UPDATE: US dismisses 'false reports' on Kenya attack

2019-01-17 15:36

The US ambassador in Kenya says the United States is working closely with Kenyan authorities following the extremist attack in Nairobi this week.

Gunmen attack villages in central Mali, kill 20 people

2019-01-17 15:36

The spokesperson for a Tuareg group in Mali says gunmen have attacked two villages in the country's central Menaka region near the border with Niger, killing at least 20 people.

African leaders to meet over DRC vote dispute

2019-01-17 13:46

Continental leaders will gather at the African Union this week to discuss the disputed election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a spokesperson for the body has said.

US alarmed as Zimbabwe targets, beats activists amid unrest

2019-01-17 12:21

The US embassy in Zimbabwe says it is "alarmed" by credible reports that security forces are targeting and beating activists and labour leaders. A local doctors' rights group says it has treated 68 gunshot cases.

December clashes in west DRC killed almost 900: UN

2019-01-17 11:49

At least 890 people were killed during three days of inter-communal clashes in western Democratic Republic of Congo last month, the United Nations says.

EXPLAINER: Who are al-Shabaab attackers of Kenya hotel?

2019-01-17 10:09

The overnight attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi that left 14 dead was quickly claimed by the Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab. Who are the al-Shabaab attackers of the hotel in Kenya's capital?

DRC court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge

2019-01-18 11:15

Democratic Republic of Congo's constitutional court is poised to rule as early as Friday on a challenge to the presidential election results.

Zimbabwe again forces 'total internet shutdown' amid unrest

2019-01-18 10:02

Zimbabwe's government has again forced a "total internet shutdown", a media group says, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting dramatic fuel price increases.

African Union urges DRC to suspend final election results

2019-01-18 10:02

The African Union has issued a surprise last-minute demand for the Democratic Republic of Congo's government to suspend the announcement of final results of the dispited and presidential election, citing "serious doubts".

Top Africa stories: Zim pastor charged with subversion, Kenya hotel attack

2019-01-18 08:05

A Zimbabwe lawyers' group says a prominent pastor and activist Evan Mawarire has been charged with subverting a constitutional government, and Kenyan police say 11 arrested after deadly hotel attack.

Tunisia hit by general strike, amid economic tensions

2019-01-18 05:52

Workers around Tunisia are on strike to demand higher pay in a standoff with a government struggling to tame unemployment, poverty and social tensions.

Ailing Gabon president returns to Morocco for rehabilitation

2019-01-17 21:33

Gabon's ailing President Ali Bongo Ondimba has returned to Morocco to continue his recovery after a brief visit home, an official and a relative have said.

African bloc urges world to respect DRC election process

2019-01-17 21:34

A grouping of African states is urging the international community to respect Democratic Republic of Congo's sovereignty and legal processes as its constitutional court is set to rule on a challenge to the presidential election results.

Kenyan police say 11 arrested after deadly hotel attack

2019-01-17 20:29

Kenyan authorities arrested nine more people for their alleged involvement in the deadly extremist attack on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi this week, bringing the total number of suspects detained to 11, police have said.

Burkina Faso: Body of Canadian found days after abduction

2019-01-17 20:29

Burkina Faso's security ministry says a Canadian national has been found dead a day after reports that he had been kidnapped by suspected jihadists in the West African nation's volatile north near the Niger border.

SAS soldier saved lives in Nairobi attack

2019-01-17 19:29

A heavily-armed man seen working with Kenyan forces and helping victims during the Nairobi attack this week was a member of Britain's special forces, British media has reported, citing officials.

Zimbabwe pastor says government acts like Mugabe

2019-01-17 18:33

The Zimbabwe pastor and activist facing a charge of subversion has arrived at court and says the country's new government is behaving like that of former longtime leader Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe pastor charged with subversion: Lawyers

2019-01-17 16:31

A Zimbabwe lawyers' group says a prominent pastor and activist has been charged with subverting a constitutional government amid a crackdown on protests against a dramatic fuel price increase.

Thousands flee deadly Boko Haram attack in NE Nigeria

2019-01-17 16:31

Thousands of people have fled a remote town in northeast Nigeria, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said, after Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base and torched aid buildings.

Nigeria: Main candidates set out stall as vote looms

2019-01-17 15:36

Nigeria's two main presidential candidates have staked their claim for the country's top job, with one month to go to polling in Africa's most populous nation.

Momade elected as Mozambique's opposition leader

2019-01-17 14:45

Mozambique's Renamo opposition party has elected Ossufo Momade as its leader ahead of a general election this year, replacing veteran rebel Afonso Dhlakama who died suddenly last May.

Fighting flares up in Libyan capital, killing 1, wounding 17

2019-01-17 14:45

Libyan authorities say fighting between rival armed groups in the capital of Tripoli has flared up again, four months after a UN-brokered cease-fire

'10 killed' in attack near Mali-Niger border: govt official

2019-01-17 13:46

At least 10 people were killed by "terrorists" in northeastern Mali, including members of an armed group and civilians, a government official says.

Sudan protests rumble on as Bashir remains defiant

2019-01-17 11:49

One month after protests erupted across Sudan against rising bread prices, anti-government demonstrations have turned into daily rallies against a defiant President Omar al-Bashir who has rejected calls to resign.

Zimbabwe president says 'monumental task' to fix economy

2019-01-17 10:09

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for calm, as he vowed to tackle the "monumental task" of fixing the shattered economy that has sparked violent protests this week.

Burkina Faso says Canadian abducted by suspected extremists

2019-01-17 10:09

Burkina Faso's security ministry says a Canadian national has been kidnapped by suspected extremists in the west African nation near its border with Niger.

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