Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Mugabe ex-deputy, Nigeria

2018-01-17 08:30

Former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe supported her ageing husband's "decision to resign", says ex-aide, and Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly remained mum over the pension of former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko.

Kenya says 1 killed as suspected al-Shabaab attack convoy

2018-01-14 19:46

Kenyan officials says a civilian has been killed and several policemen have been wounded after suspected members of the Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabaab attacked a convoy of vehicles.

1 killed as Somali, Kenyan troops clash in border town

2018-01-12 11:30

A Somali military officer says one Somali soldier has been killed in brief clashes between Somali and Kenyan troops in a border town.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Zuma, Zambia

2018-01-10 08:34

Zimbabwe's anti-graft watchdog has reportedly denied reports that it is targeting former first lady Grace Mugabe's allies, and President Jacob Zuma is set to hold talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta in Durban.

Kenya: 5 policemen killed by suspected al-Shabaab extremists

2018-01-03 13:24

A Kenyan official says suspected members of the Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabaab have killed five police officers in the northern county of Mandera.

30 dead in central Kenya bus crash

2017-12-31 12:08

Thirty people were killed and 16 injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry on a road in central Kenya, police have said.

Kenya's economy suffers after presidential election turmoil

2017-12-20 12:30

Kenya's economy has suffered after months of political turmoil that saw a presidential election nullified and a repeat vote boycotted by the opposition.

Kenya's 2017 elections: how new media stole the mainstream's thunder

2017-12-15 12:44

Across Africa, mainstream media have traditionally been the unrivalled custodians and originators of the public agenda. But this year social media took over as a new regime of information, writes The Conversation.

Kenyan police accused of rape in election violence: HRW

2017-12-14 14:14

Kenyan security forces raped, beat and assaulted civilians during violence in recent elections, Human Rights Watch says.

Kenya's president urges unity after divisive election season

2017-12-12 20:26

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is urging unity after a divisive election that was boycotted by his main opponent.


Police: Kenyan Catholic priest arrested for sodomy

2018-01-16 19:32

A Kenyan police report says a Catholic priest is in police custody facing charges of allegedly sodomizing an 18 year old man

Africa is no ‘shithole’ outrage over Trump's remark

2018-01-12 19:30

Africans have reacted angrily after Donald Trump reportedly referred to their nations as "shithole countries", with many lashing the US president for racism and ignorance.

Fresh row as EU monitors issue critical Kenya poll report

2018-01-11 12:49

European Union election monitors have said that Kenya's flawed presidential poll had "weakened" the country's democracy in a critical report that triggered an angry government response.

Zuma, Kenyatta to hold talks in Durban

2018-01-09 13:10

President Jacob Zuma is set to hold talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at Dr John Dube residence in Durban, the presidency has said in a statement.

Death toll between truck and bus in Kenya rises to 36

2018-01-01 09:23

A police official says a collision between a truck and a bus in western Kenya has killed at least 36 people.

Kenya watchdog says 92 people killed in election violence

2017-12-20 21:12

A human rights watchdog says 92 people were killed during Kenya's months of election turmoil and dozens of others were sexually assaulted.

UN refugee chief urges the world to spend more on Africa

2017-12-19 19:00

The world must do more to help millions of refugees across sub-Saharan Africa, which hosts more than a quarter of the world's refugees, the United Nations says.

Rapes, other new allegations in Kenya's election unrest

2017-12-14 18:30

Kenya's opposition leader was targeted in a virulent online campaign created by a US-based company during the recent election turmoil, a privacy watchdog has said, while another rights group reported multiple gang-rapes by men in uniform in opposition strongholds.

Police: At least 13 dead in multi-vehicle accident in Kenya

2017-12-12 21:29

Kenyan police say at least 13 people have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident on a highway outside the capital, Nairobi.

Top Africa Stories: Mugabe, Putin, Kenya

2017-12-12 08:33

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has been leasing out some of his family’s farm land to white businessmen, a report says, and Kenya's main opposition has postponed a mock ceremony to inaugurate its leader as president.

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