30 suffer injuries in Egypt palm plantation fire

Egypt used air force helicopters on Saturday to fight a...

South Africa train collision injures hundreds

About 320 people were injured when a packed train travelling...

Drunk police officer kills two colleagues in Ethiopia

A drunk police officer shot dead two colleagues in the...

34 migrants die in Mediterranean shipwreck, UN says

At least 34 migrants have died in a shipwreck in...

US airstrike kills nine militants in Somalia

The US military said on Tuesday it had killed nine...

13 die in Sierra Leone military truck crash

Thirteen people were killed and at least 30 more injured...

Nigeria's Buhari gets party nod to run for second term

Nigeria’s ruling party has nominated President Muhammadu Buhari as its...

Burundi suspends local, int’l NGO’s for violating new law

Burundi has suspended some local and international non-governmental organisations for...

Tanzania gets first ever flyover

Tanzania has opened its first ever flyover in the business...

Cameroon separatists raid prison, free dozens before election

Separatist militants raided a prison in northwestern Cameroon and freed...

Civil war in South Sudan caused 400,000 ‘excess deaths’: US report

South Sudan's civil war has caused nearly 400,000 "excess deaths"...

Ethiopia govt arrests thousands after ethnic violence

The Ethiopian government has arrested thousands of people around the...

Pirates kidnap 12 crew from Swiss vessel off Nigeria

Pirates kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss merchant vessel...

Tanzanian ferry wreck: Death toll reaches 183

Divers rescued a man on Saturday as they searched for...

Death toll reaches 136 in Tanzania ferry disaster

More than 136 bodies were recovered and hundreds more are...

42 die as ferry capsizes in Lake Victoria

At least 42 people drowned when a passenger ferry capsized...

SA top court legalises private use of marijuana

South Africa’s highest court has allowed the private use of...

100 die in Nigeria flood, toll expected to rise

Nigerian authorities say 100 people have died in flooding after...

Ethiopia ethnic violence leaves at least 23 dead

At least 23 people were killed in a weekend of...

Ethnic violence leaves 23 dead in Ethiopia

At least 23 people were killed in a weekend of...

Three die in Boko Haram ambush in Nigeria

Nigerian troops on Sunday overpowered a group of Boko Haram...

Nigeria minister resigns over forged certificate

Nigeria's finance minister has resigned over allegations she used a...

Rwanda decides to release jailed opposition leader

Rwanda has decided to immediately free Victoire Ingabire, an opposition...