At least 89 dead in Zimbabwe as Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction

18 March 2019, 11:59 AM
The United Nations says more than 100 people have died in weeks of heavy rain and flooding in southern Africa.
Flooding caused by Cyclone Idai is seen in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, March 16, 2019 in this still image taken from social media video obtained March 17, 2019.
New Egyptian law establishes media regulator picked by president 27 December 2016, 7:20 AM

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattahal-Sisi will pick a chairman and members of a new media council under a law passed on Monday, giving the body the power to fine or suspend publications and broadcasters.

Suicide bomber attacks market in northeast Nigeria’s Maiduguri 27 December 2016, 7:11 AM

A suicide bomber attacked a cattle market on Monday in Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria, the city worst hit in the seven-year insurgency waged by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

At least 30 drown in Uganda Christmas drama on Lake Albert 26 December 2016, 5:21 PM

At least 30 Ugandan members of a village football team and their fans drowned on Sunday when their boat capsized on Lake Albert during a party, police said Monday.

Egypt confirms arrest of Al Jazeera producer for “provoking sedition” 26 December 2016, 6:24 AM

Egypt confirmed on Sunday that it had arrested an Al Jazeera news producer, accusing him of "provoking sedition" on behalf of the Qatar-based broadcaster.

Suicide bomber in Cameroon kills two in attack on Christmas market 25 December 2016, 4:09 PM

A suicide bomber in northern Cameroon killed a young student and a woman in an attack on a market full of Christmas shoppers, an aide to the governor of Far North region said on Sunday.

Nigeria’s Buhari says army has captured key Boko Haram camp 25 December 2016, 6:25 AM

Nigeria's army has captured a key Boko Haram camp, the Islamist militant group's last enclave in the vast Sambisa forest that was its stronghold.

Breakthrough imminent in DRC talks concerning Kabila 24 December 2016, 6:16 PM

Political parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo say a breakthrough is imminent following their talks to bring political stability to the country.

Nigeria’s freed Chibok girls and families celebrate return home 24 December 2016, 12:00 PM

A group of 21 Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram militants in October after two-and-a-half years in captivity in northeastern Nigeria were celebrating a "miracle" on Friday.

Opposition says Congo politicians agree Kabila transition deal 23 December 2016, 7:36 PM

Congolese politicians have agreed in principle to a deal under which President Joseph Kabila leaves office by the end of 2017

Hijacked Libyan plane lands in Malta with 118 on board 23 December 2016, 4:19 PM

An airliner on an internal flight in Libya was hijacked by a man claiming to have a hand grenade on Friday and diverted to Malta, where it landed with 118 people on board.

Hijacked plane flew back towards Tripoli before heading to Malta 23 December 2016, 3:28 PM

An Afriqiyah Airways plane that was hijacked on Friday during an internal Libyan flight was diverted towards Malta

West Africa regional bloc says forces ‘on alert’ for Gambia 23 December 2016, 2:58 PM

West Africa's regional bloc has put standby forces "on alert" in case Gambian president Yahya Jammeh does not step down.

DRC nationals in SA to approach Ipid 22 December 2016, 4:27 PM

Congolese Nationals in South Africa will be approaching Ipid to investigate police brutality.

“DRC elections must be done right this time” 22 December 2016, 9:48 AM

DRC Ambassador to South Africa, Bene M'poko, says the electoral commission with the support of President Joseph Kabila decided that the elections need to be done right this time.