Congo opposition leader Bemba expected home in July

Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, whose war crimes convictions were...

Algeria blocks internet to prevent cheating in school exams

Algeria has turned off its internet nationwide during high school...

S Sudan rebel leader in Ethiopia for talks with president Kiir

South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar arrived in Ethiopia on...

Kenya orders release on bail of 43 suspects in $100m graft case

A Kenyan high court judge ordered on Tuesday the release...

Plane crashes in Madagascar, killing all five on board

An airplane belonging to a private company crashed in Antananarivo...

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...