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MDC leader says calls for dialogue 'spurned and mocked'

19 minutes ago

Movement for Democratic Change leader Nelson Chamisa says his attempts at dialogue have been "spurned and mocked", and that people must be free to talk without fear.

Nigeria wants top judge suspended during graft trial

19 minutes ago

Nigeria's government wants the country's top judge to be suspended pending the outcome of his fiercely-disputed trial on corruption charges, a court has been told.

Zimbabwe troops assaulting people in capital

2019-01-22 21:10

Witnesses say Zimbabwean soldiers are still roaming the streets of the capital and assaulting people, even after the president denounced violence by security forces as "unacceptable".

Ethiopia says 13 000 granted amnesty

2019-01-22 21:10

Ethiopia said it had granted more than 13 000 people amnesty as part of a broad reform agenda pushed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, state media has said.

What needs to be done to stop Zimbabwe’s violent meltdown

2019-01-22 19:46

To stem the tide of the current crisis before it totally overwhelms President Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu-PF, he needs to immediately cease the brutal onslaught on civilians, writes The Conversation.

Sudan police tear gas protesters in Omdurman

2019-01-22 18:46

Sudanese police fired tear gas at crowds of demonstrators in the capital's twin city Omdurman protesting against the fatal wounding of a demonstrator last week, witnesses have said.

 
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CONFLICT:   A man throws a stone at supporters (unseen) of Martin Fayulu, the runner up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo elections, during a protest against the newly-elected president in Kinshasa. (AFP)

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Liberia's footballer president Weah marks year in office

2019-01-22 21:10

Star footballer-turned-politician George Weah marks a year as Liberia's president on Tuesday as many in the impoverished country debate whether he has begun to deliver on dramatic campaign promises.

Millions of Zimbabweans living in SA 'must help resolve conflict back home' – ANC

2019-01-22 20:04

The ANC has called upon the millions of Zimbabweans who had made South Africa their home to get involved in turning around their country.

13 killed in run-up to latest CAR peace bid

2019-01-22 19:46

Thirteen people were killed in a weekend attack in the west of Central African Republic, just days before the opening of peace talks, local and UN sources have said.

Ugandan troops enter South Sudan in possible violation

2019-01-22 18:46

Observers say a number of Ugandan forces briefly entered South Sudan's Central Equatoria region last week in a possible violation of a United Nations arms embargo.

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UN: 2 polio cases in Mozambique caused by virus from vaccine

2019-01-22 17:28

Global health officials say they have identified two cases of polio in Mozambique caused by a mutated virus in the vaccine, marking another setback for attempts to eradicate the crippling disease.

Egypt says clashes kill 7 troops, 59 militants in Sinai

2019-01-22 17:28

Egypt says at least seven troops including an officer have been killed in clashes with militants in recent operations in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula

Egypt arrests 24 in demolition protests near pyramids

2019-01-22 16:39

Egyptian security officials say police have arrested 24 people who tried to prevent authorities from removing illegal buildings near the Giza pyramids.

Nigeria accuses opposition of plotting election violence

2019-01-22 13:22

Nigeria's government has warned about an increase in violence before next month's elections, accusing the main opposition of trying to foment unrest to jeopardise the vote.

Long-awaited bridge over River Gambia inaugurated

2019-01-22 10:06

The presidents of Senegal and The Gambia have inaugurated the Senegambia bridge to facilitate trade and travel in West Africa after decades of delays.

Egypt TV host gets year in prison for interviewing gay man

2019-01-22 08:16

An Egyptian court has convicted a TV presenter of encouraging immorality after hosting a male sex worker on his show, sentencing him to one year in prison.

Kenyan court orders 4 more attack suspects to be held

2019-01-21 20:35

4 people suspected of helping Islamic extremists attack a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital last week have appeared in court

Zim High Court rules internet shutdown illegal, orders govt to restore full internet to the country

2019-01-21 17:25

Zimbabwe's High Court has ordered the government to restore full internet to the country. The court ruled that the government's shutdown of the internet was illegal.

President's inauguration in DRC may be postponed: party source

2019-01-21 16:13

The swearing-in of the newly-elected president of DRC, Felix Tshisekedi, may be postponed by two days until Thursday, a source in his coalition says.

Zimbabwe returning to normal after week of turmoil, violence

2019-01-21 14:14

Zimbabwe's capital is returning to normal after a week of turmoil in which Zimbabweans protested dramatic fuel price hikes and government security forces launched a crackdown in which 12 people were killed, according to human rights groups.

EU says 'doubts remain' over DRC election result

2019-01-21 11:29

The EU says that "doubts remain" over the result of the DRC's disputed election, after the country's highest court declared Felix Tshisekedi president, outraging opponents.

South Africa may double power buy from Congo hydro plant

2019-01-21 14:48

South Africa is considering doubling the amount of electricity it plans to buy from a proposed multibillion-dollar hydro power plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Explainer: 2019 a busy year for African internet shutdowns

2019-01-21 08:03

2019 is already a busy year for internet shutdowns in Africa, with governments ordering cutoffs as soon as a crisis appears.

Zim president says he will return home, skip World Economic Forum after week of deadly turmoil

2019-01-20 20:04

Zimbabwe's president he will return home and skip the World Economic Forum after a week of turmoil in which activists have said at least a dozen people have been killed in a government crackdown.

SA urges 'all parties' to accept Tshisekedi's DRC win

2019-01-20 18:05

South Africa has congratulated Felix Tshisekedi on becoming president-elect of DRC despite the African Union and EU warning of doubts over the result announced by the Constitutional Court.

DRC calm after court upholds election win of Tshisekedi

2019-01-20 17:17

Democratic Republic of Congo's capital is calm, with residents attending church after the Constitutional Court confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi.

Ramaphosa says lift Zimbabwe sanctions

2019-01-22 16:39

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says his country favours the lifting or easing of international sanctions on neighbouring Zimbabwe, whose new government has cracked down on protests over a dramatic rise in fuel prices.

Ghana police quiz lawmaker after reporter's death

2019-01-22 14:58

A Ghanaian politician who promised to pay anyone who attacked an undercover reporter has been questioned as part of the investigation into his death, police have announced.

Zimbabwe charges labour leader with subversion

2019-01-22 11:06

Zimbabwe police have charged the leader of the country's largest labor union with subverting the constitutional government.

Zimbabwe leader: Violence by security forces 'unacceptable'

2019-01-22 10:06

Zimbabwe's president calls violence by security forces "unacceptable" and says it will be investigated after a week of economic crisis and crackdown in which activists said a dozen people were killed.

'I'm happy that the country is quiet,' says Zim president as he arrives home after protest crackdown

2019-01-22 08:11

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he is "happy that the country is quiet", after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address Zimbabwe's economic crisis and crackdown.

Zim President Mnangagwa returns amid economic crisis, crackdown

2019-01-22 05:51

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived in Harare after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address the country's economic crisis and crackdown

DRC inauguration postponed, police stop opposition rally

2019-01-21 19:04

Democratic Republic of Congo's police have dispersed a gathering on Monday of supporters waiting to hear a speech by presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, his spokesperson said.

Kenya’s security forces did better this time. But there are still gaps

2019-01-21 17:25

Kenya needs to disseminate and implement intelligence so that it can effectively prevent and counter future terror attempts, writes The Conversation.

LATEST: Zimbabwe police arrest leader of largest union

2019-01-21 15:12

A spokesperson for Zimbabwe's largest trade union says police have arrested the secretary general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Japhet Moyo

Senegal court bars two opposition candidates from presidential vote

2019-01-21 13:01

Senegal's Constitutional Court has published an official list of five candidates to contest next month's presidential election, including head of state Macky Sall -- but excluding two prominent opposition figures.

DRC on brink of 1st peaceful transfer with Tshisekeid win

2019-01-21 09:34

DRC on the brink of first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court on Sunday confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions remain about the result

Sudan protesters show resilience, employ Arab Spring tactics

2019-01-21 09:34

The anti-government protests that have rocked Sudan for the past four weeks are reminiscent of the Arab Spring uprisings of nearly a decade ago.

'Doubts' persist as region backs Tshisekedi as DRC president

2019-01-21 08:03

Regional powers hailed Felix Tshisekedi on Sunday as DR Congo's incoming president despite claims by his opponents of an election stitch-up and the EU and African Union warning of doubts over the result.

AU delays delegates' trip to Kinshasa over vote result

2019-01-21 05:43

The African Union has postponed sending a delegation to the DRC over the country's disputed presidential election after the Constitutional Court declared Felix Tshisekedi the victor, an AU spokesperson says.

Kenyan police say attack on Chinese facilities is repelled

2019-01-21 05:43

Kenyan police say gunmen opened fire on Chinese construction facilities in an eastern area, days after Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Nairobi.

Israeli leader visits Africa to restore relations with Chad

2019-01-20 20:04

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has visited the central African nation of Chad to officially restore relations after nearly 50 years.

Sudan police deploy in large numbers ahead of fresh protests

2019-01-20 17:17

Sudanese security forces are deploying in large numbers in Khartoum and the capital's twin city in anticipation of fresh protests calling on longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir to step down, according to activists and video clips circulating online.

SADC congratulates DRC poll winner

2019-01-20 15:06

The Southern African Development Community has congratulated President-elect Felix Tshisekedi and the DRC for conducting elections in a peaceful manner "despite the security and logistical challenges".

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