Former Gambian president’s generals arrested 23 January 2018, 2:29 PM

Two generals serving under former Gambian president and dictator Yahya Jammeh have been arrested amid rumours that former military officials, now based abroad, are working to undermine Gambia’s relatively new government. Reuters reported on Tuesday that military authorities in the West African nation arrested two of Jammeh’s generals after they returned unexpectedly from exile over […]

Weah sworn in as Liberia president, vows to end corruption 22 January 2018, 9:39 PM

George Weah, the former international soccer star who won the presidency of Liberia last month, promised a crackdown on endemic corruption as he was sworn in on Monday. Thousands of exuberant supporters and regional presidents and dignitaries crammed into a stadium in the capital Monrovia to watch as Weah, who rose from the city’s slums […]

Weah sworn in as new Liberian president 22 January 2018, 4:25 PM

In a historic landmark, marking Liberia’s first peaceful democratic transition since 1944, former international footballer George Weah was sworn in as Liberia's new president on Monday.

Zambian opposition challenges government to come clean on country’s debt 22 January 2018, 2:56 PM

Zambia’s opposition party, the United Party for National Development (UPND), has challenged President Edgar Lungu’s Patriotic Front party to come clean on Zambia’s debt, the Zambian Observer reported on Monday. “There are serious doubts about the exact figure Zambia owes in debt because the Patriotic Front government has not included some of the projects done […]

George Weah to be sworn in with Liberian hopes sky-high 22 January 2018, 6:25 AM

Former international footballer George Weah will be sworn in as Liberia's new president on Monday, a landmark moment that marks the troubled country's first peaceful democratic transition since 1944.

At least five dead in DR Congo protest crackdown 21 January 2018, 5:04 PM

At least five people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the UN said, as the authorities cracked down on a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila.

Liberia’s Sirleaf: Africa’s first elected female leader 21 January 2018, 7:53 AM

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize as a champion of women's rights, is stepping down after making history as Africa's first elected female president in Liberia.

Zuma welcomes Salva Kiir amid recall speculation 20 January 2018, 9:50 PM

President Jacob Zuma has hosted his South Sudanese counterpart President Salva Kiir at his official residence Mahlamba Ndlofu in Pretoria.

Kidnapped foreigners freed in Nigeria 20 January 2018, 8:10 PM

Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a police spokesman said on Saturday,as it emerged that five oil workers had been abducted in the southern Niger Delta region.

DR Congo democracy group says detained activists could be ‘tortured’ 20 January 2018, 4:31 PM

A pro-democracy movement has called for the release of five of its activists detained in the Democratic Republic of Congo, saying it fears they could be tortured.

DR Congo army ‘at war’ with two militia groups: Minister 20 January 2018, 7:46 AM

The defence minister for the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday said the army was waging 'war' against two militia forces in the country's troubled east.

Ugandan university honours Madikizela-Mandela 19 January 2018, 8:44 PM

Winnie Madikizela Mandela has received an Honorary Doctorate from Uganda’s highest institution of learning.

Zimbabwe politicians remember Roy Bennett 19 January 2018, 8:09 PM

Several Zimbabwe politicians are expressing their shock at the passing of Roy Bennett. The former Treasurer-General of Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change, his wife, Heather, and three other people died in a helicopter crash in the American state of New Mexico on Wednesday. Former Minister of Finance and Leader of the People’s Democratic Party Tendai […]

Condolences pour in for veteran Zimbabwean politician 19 January 2018, 6:32 PM

Former Treasurer-General of Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change, Roy Bennett , his wife, Heather, and three other people died in a helicopter crash in the American state of New Mexico on Wednesday.

Businessman responds to Zimbabwe’s calls for investment 19 January 2018, 6:05 PM

South African-based businessman, Frank Buyanga, has made an offer to the new Zimbabwe government to fund and capitalise Sovereign Wealth Fund, which he says can assist start-ups in that fledgling country.

Zimbabwean President wants UN to observe vote 19 January 2018, 2:52 PM

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa wants international observers including United Nations (UN) officials to watch over the country's upcoming elections, he said in a Financial Times interview.

Journalists detained after covering Sudan protests 19 January 2018, 7:13 AM

Journalists working for Agence France-Presse and Reuters were among three reporters being held by Sudanese authorities on Thursday, a day after they were arrested covering demonstrations against rising food prices that were dispersed by police.

Former Bophuthatswana leader dies 18 January 2018, 9:36 PM

Former leader of the Bantustan of Bophuthatswana, Lucas Mangope has died.

Kenyans slate Trump’s controversial statement 18 January 2018, 4:45 PM

Kenyans have criticized United States President Donald Trump following reports that he described African countries in a derogatory manner last week.

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 12 18 January 2018, 12:22 PM

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 12 people and injured 48 others in an attack on Wednesday, on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for Borno said.

‘South African and Nigerian nationals must integrate’ 18 January 2018, 6:20 AM

Nigeria's new High Commissioner to South Africa Ahmed Musa Ibeto says there is a need for intensified engagement amongst government and civilian organisations, to harmonise tense relations between Nigerians and local citizens.

Children miss school because of drought in parts of Kenya 17 January 2018, 7:49 PM

Several school going children in some of Kenya's arid areas have not resumed classes following a long dry spell in most parts of the country.

Kidnappers abduct foreigners in Nigeria 17 January 2018, 7:10 PM

Kidnappers have abducted one American and one Canadian in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, police said on Wednesday

SA Chief Whips on tour in Ghana, Britain 17 January 2018, 5:01 PM

A 14 member delegation of parliamentary Chief Whips representing various parties are currently on a ten day tour of the British and Ghananian parliaments.

Mnangagwa in Mozambique for consultation 17 January 2018, 11:38 AM

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangwagwa is in Maputo Mozambique to continue his consultations with southern African leaders.

Sudan police beat protesters at demo against rising prices 16 January 2018, 5:46 PM

Anti-riot police fired tear gas and beat protesters with batons Tuesday as hundreds of Sudanese demonstrated against soaring bread prices near a presidential palace in Khartoum, an AFP correspondent said.

DR Congo soldiers killed fighting Ugandan rebels 15 January 2018, 8:15 PM

Three Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers died on Monday while repelling an attack in the eastern Beni region by ADF Ugandan Islamist rebels, who are suspected of murdering 14 United Nations peacekeepers in December.

Lesotho mine finds fifth largest Diamond in the world 15 January 2018, 6:34 PM

Lesotho's Letseng Diamonds says the newly unearthed a 910 carat clear diamond which is about the size of two golf balls might be the fifth largest in the world.

Ethiopia to free opposition leader, hundreds of others 15 January 2018, 6:06 PM

Ethiopia's government announced Monday it would release hundreds of criminal suspects awaiting trial including imprisoned opposition leader Merera Gudina.

Liberia’s ruling party drops Sirleaf after Weah poll win 15 January 2018, 7:40 AM

Liberia's ruling party said Sunday it had expelled outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for not backing her vice-president, Joseph Boakai, in a presidential election run-off lost to former footballer George Weah.