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38 killed in attacks on Mali villages

2019-06-19 13:26

Thirty-eight people have been killed and many others wounded in attacks on two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, the government has said, in the latest in a cycle of violence in the volatile Sahel country.

SEE: Prisons under siege as Zimbabwe's economic woes persist

2019-06-18 22:18

The Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare is crumbling at the seams, assailed by overcrowding and a critical shortage of medicines, food and other basics as the economically-crippled country battles to care for its inmates.

West African finance ministers inch closer to single currency

2019-06-18 19:56

The 15-member regional organization has set a target to have a single currency by 2020, following a gradual approach that allows countries to join the monetary union when they meet the convergence criteria.

 
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African religious leaders called on to help tackle genital mutilation

2019-06-19 13:26

Religious leaders in Africa must speak up against the practice of female genital mutilation, which affects millions of children across the continent, an international conference in Dakar has said.

Silence is golden for a Tanzanian mine

2019-06-19 06:09

In Tanzania, reporters trying to investigate violence, environmental damage and other wrongdoing connected to a gold mine in the north of the country are trapped between the silence of a mining giant and the lies of a repressive government.

Egypt's former president Morsi quietly buried in Cairo

2019-06-18 17:25

Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi has been buried, as the UN backed calls for an independent investigation into the causes of his death after he collapsed in a Cairo courtroom.

UN calls for 'independent' probe into death of Egypt's Morsi

2019-06-18 19:21

The UN human rights office called Tuesday for an "independent inquiry" into former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi's death while in state custody.

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300 000 flee violence in northeast DR Congo: UN

2019-06-18 17:55

More than 300 000 people have fled violence and inter-ethnic attacks in northeastern areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the past two weeks, the United Nations says.

Sudan general vows 'gallows' for perpetrators of deadly crackdown

2019-06-17 08:01

A top Sudanese general as vowed to send to the "gallows" those who carried out a deadly crackdown on protesters earlier this month that killed dozens and left hundreds wounded.

Gay man turns to sex work in SA to survive after fleeing Malawi

2019-06-16 20:35

Fearing persecution after being outed as gay, Adil fled Malawi leaving behind his well-off Muslim family and four-year-old son.

WATCH: WHO stops short of declaring latest Ebola outbreak a global emergency

2019-06-15 07:41

The World Health OrganiSation (WHO) determined for the third time that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is not a "public health emergency of international concern".

Ebola outbreak spreads to Uganda – it should never have happened

2019-06-14 08:46

Ebola has caused two deaths in Uganda, and they are the 'first recorded cross-border Ebola deaths' since the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but could it have been avoided?

Sudan army rulers admit dispersing sit-in

2019-06-14 06:19

Sudan's ruling military council has for the first time admitted it had ordered the June 3 dispersal of a Khartoum protest sit-in that left dozens dead and hundreds wounded.

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC

2019-06-13 20:56

Uganda has recorded its second Ebola fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring DRC, where officials said a 10-month-old epidemic has now killed more than 1 400 people.

US names envoy to find 'peaceful political solution' in Sudan: official

2019-06-13 09:49

The US State Department has nominated experienced Africa hand Donald Booth as a special envoy to Sudan, hoping he can help craft a "peaceful political solution" between the military rulers and groups seeking civilian rule.

Ghana security forces free two kidnapped Canadians

2019-06-13 05:42

Two young Canadian women freed from their kidnap ordeal by Ghanaian security forces were unharmed, the government says, after the development volunteers were snatched at a golf club in the city of Kumasi last week.

Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda as virus spreads from DRC

2019-06-12 20:29

A five-year-old boy in Uganda has died of Ebola, the health minister says, as his grandmother and younger brother also tested positive for the virus after joining the child on a visit to neighbouring DRC.

Zimbabwe demands right to sell $300m of ivory to fund game reserves

2019-06-11 20:23

Zimbabwe has demanded the right to sell its stockpile of ivory to raise money for conservation, wildlife authorities says, joining other southern African nations in calling for the global ban on the trade in tusks to be relaxed.

#AfriTravel: Air Namibia reduces flights to SA due to plane unavailability

2019-06-12 08:44

Air Namibia has reduced their operations to South Africa and cut their flight to Luanda amidst payment woes for maintenance on their A319s.

Nearly 100 killed, 19 missing in central Mali village massacre

2019-06-11 10:56

Nearly 100 people were killed in a gruesome overnight attack on a village in central Mali, in the latest violence to strike the fragile region, authorities have said.

How Africa’s porous borders make it difficult to contain Ebola

2019-06-18 16:01

Even though authorities have been screening millions of travellers moving between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a woman and her 5-year-old grandson died in Uganda, and they had tested positive for Ebola.

Egypt slammed for Morsi's 'terrible but predictable' death

2019-06-18 07:16

Egyptian government failed to allow Morsi "adequate medical care", leading to his "entirely predictable"' death, Human Rights Watch says.

WATCH: Sudan's Bashir charged on corruption in first public appearance since ousting

2019-06-16 21:12

Fallen Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir was Sunday seen in public for the first time since being ousted, as he was driven in an armed convoy to the prosecutor's office.

EU urges Nigeria electoral reform after disputed polls

2019-06-16 15:18

European Union election observers called on Nigeria to consider urgent electoral reforms after identifying "systemic failings" in the recent presidential, parliamentary and governorship elections.

Sudan's Bashir to appear in court on graft charge - prosecutor

2019-06-15 22:00

Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir will appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and possessing foreign currency, says the country's acting prosecutor general.

Nine civilians killed in Somalia revenge attack: police

2019-06-15 14:29

Nine civilians were executed by a local militia in war-torn Somalia after the killing of a policeman by the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, police said Saturday.

SEE: Fuel price hikes - Here's how much neighbouring African countries are paying for petrol

2019-06-14 12:00

Fuel prices have increased again in South Africa putting more strain on motorists and the local economy. Here's what neighbouring African countries are paying for petrol.

WATCH: Ebola crisis 'accelerating' says field coordinator in DR Congo

2019-06-14 06:53

The World Health Organisation is set to decide whether or not to declare Ebola a public health emergency after a 5-year-old died in Uganda.

US, African envoys push for Sudan solution as Bashir charged

2019-06-14 05:26

US and African Union diplomats stepped up efforts Thursday to find a peaceful solution to a standoff between Sudan's protesters and generals following a deadly crackdown on demonstrators.

Massacre toll in Mali revised down to 35

2019-06-13 06:15

A massacre at a village in central Mali left at least 35 people dead, the authorities say, a final toll much lower than the earlier estimate of 95 killed.

Sudan militia killed 9 people in Darfur village, say doctors

2019-06-12 15:36

A Sudanese militia has shot dead nine people in a village of the war-torn region of Darfur, a doctors committee linked to the country's protest movement has said.

One case of Ebola confirmed in Uganda: WHO

2019-06-11 20:57

A five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Uganda, the first case since an outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo 10 months ago, the World Health Organisation says.

Libya arms embargo must be enforced - UN chief Antonio Guterres

2019-06-11 13:58

All countries must implement a UN arms embargo against Libya with illegal weapons transfers by land, sea and air fuelling the current fighting in the oil-rich country, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.

Botswana high court decriminalises homosexuality

2019-06-11 12:29

Botswana's high court, in a highly-anticipated verdict, has ruled to decriminalise homosexuality, which is outlawed under the country's 1965 penal code.

Morgan Tsvangirai's daughter dies

2019-06-11 07:20

The daughter of late Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java, 36, has died following a car crash about a month ago.

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