Explosive device attack kills eight Kenyan police officials

Eight Kenyan police officials were killed in the eastern part...

Suicide blasts in Nigeria kill at least 31

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 31 people in...

Nicaragua agrees during crisis talks to allow probe of deadly unrest

In a surprise announcement, Nicaragua's influential Catholic bishops late Friday...

Police kill man who stabbed dead two people at SA mosque

South African police say a man with a knife fatally...

S Sudan rebel leader agrees to hold talks with president

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has accepted an invitation...

Six million struggling to get food in Africa’s Sahel: UN

The UN humanitarian chief has warned that nearly 6 million...

Nigerian authority foils world cup child trafficking attempt

Nigerian authorities say they have rescued nine young girls and...

Somalia suicide blast injures seven soldiers

A suicide car bomb explosion at a military base in...

Somalia militant attack kills US soldier

A US special forces soldier has been killed in an...

Burundi President rules out 2020 run

Burundi’s long-serving President Pierre Nkurunziza has promised to step down...

Egypt’s Sisi pardons 712 prisoners

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned 712 prisoners, the...

Egypt raises price of drinking water

Egypt has raised the price of piped drinking water by...

Ethiopia parliament approves govt’s move to lift state of emergency

Ethiopia’s parliament approved on Tuesday the government’s decision to lift...

Zuma behind backlash against Ramaphosa, ANC ally says

South Africa’s former leader Jacob Zuma is impeding a crackdown...

Cattle thieves kill more than 20 people in Nigeria

Cattle thieves have killed more than 20 people in Nigeria's...

Egypt’s Sisi swears in for second presidential term

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been sworn in for a second...

Tanzania to issue mining licences through cabinet approval

Tanzania will issue large-scale mining licences only after cabinet approval,...

UN Security Council extends South Sudan sanctions

The UN Security Council voted on Thursday to renew some...

Algeria seizes 700kg cocaine on container vessel

Algerian authorities have seized more than 700kg (1,543lb) of cocaine...

Zimbabwe set to hold polls on July 30

Zimbabwe will hold its general elections on July 30, President...

Ethiopia releases Briton held on death row

British citizen Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege, who was being held on...

Mali’s president Keita confirms re-election bid

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced on state TV that...

Egypt arrests prominent rival leader

Egypt’s state security prosecutors ordered that a prominent opposition leader,...