Stampede in Madagascar kills 15, wounds 75

27 June 2019, 7:40 AM
At least 15 people were killed and 75 wounded in a stampede at a stadium after a military parade in Madagascar's capital on Wednesday to mark the country's Independence Day, authorities said.
Madagascar president Andry Rajoelina at the stadium
Zimbabwe electricity woes worsen 19 June 2019, 9:08 PM

Zimbabwe's electricity woes are to worsen as the country's power utility ZESA has started implementing "Stage Two" power cuts.

Kenya court convicts three for role in 2015 Garissa massacre 19 June 2019, 8:12 PM

A Nairobi court on Wednesday found three men guilty of abetting Somali jihadists who carried out a 2015 attack on Garissa University in northeast Kenya in which 148 people were killed.

Gunmen kill 41 people in central Mali: mayor 19 June 2019, 3:10 PM

Unidentified gunmen on motorbikes attacked two villages in central Mali, killing at least 41 people in a part of the country where ethnic reprisal attacks have surged in recent months, a local mayor said on Tuesday.

Sudan’s Bashir charged with corruption, in 1st appearance since April 19 June 2019, 1:04 PM

Sudan's ex-president Omar Al-Bashir has been charged with corruption-related offences, as he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown and detained in April.

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Tunisians fight to preserve cultural heritage 19 June 2019, 7:10 AM

Standing near the shrine of the Sufi saint Sidi Boughanem in western Tunisia, Karim (whose name has been changed for his safety) points to the earth below his feet. “There are stairs under the ground,” he said.

SANDF Brigadier General Mafi Mgobozi
Investigations launched after SA, Mozambique border shootout 18 June 2019, 7:38 PM

South Africa and Mozambique defence have launched investigations after a fatal shootout between local soldiers and Mozambican border police.

Paul Rusesabagina and Paul Kagame
Rwandan exile accuses regime of torturing rebel 18 June 2019, 6:01 PM

An exiled Rwandan opposition leader claimed Tuesday that President Paul Kagame's government had used torture to coerce a terrorism confession from a rebel chief.

More than 300,000 flee Congo violence, complicating Ebola fight – UN 18 June 2019, 2:45 PM

More than 300,000 people have fled inter-ethnic violence in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since early June, complicating the tracing and treatment of patients at risk from Ebola, U.N. aid agencies said on Tuesday.

Nigerian healthworkers helping citizens
UN humanitarian chief deplores deadly bombings in Nigeria 18 June 2019, 10:41 AM

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria has condemned the multiple suicide bombings in the volatile northeast that killed 30 people, including a community volunteer and injured 40 others.

Mohamed Morsi
Egypt’s former President Morsi laid to rest in Cairo 18 June 2019, 8:34 AM

Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried in Cairo on Tuesday, his lawyer said, a day after he collapsed in court and died.

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Ethiopia remains East Africa’s top recipient of foreign investment 18 June 2019, 6:18 AM

Ethiopia has remained East Africa's top recipient of Foreign Direct Investment at $3.3 billion US dollars in 2018.

Egypt’s ousted president Mursi dies after court hearing 17 June 2019, 8:20 PM

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, the first democratically elected head of state in Egypt’s modern history, died on Monday aged 67 after collapsing in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges, authorities said. Mursi, a top figure in the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, had been in jail since being toppled by the military in […]

Thirty killed in triple suicide bombing in NE Nigeria 17 June 2019, 5:35 PM

Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram jihadist group.

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30 dead in Nigeria triple suicide bombing 17 June 2019, 12:04 PM

Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga, where football fans were watching a match on TV.

Algerian former fighters warn against civil protests 17 June 2019, 8:08 AM

While tens of thousands of Algerians have been gathering for four months in the capital to demand sweeping political reforms, former fighters who led the last confrontation with the establishment have been warning people not to rock the boat.

Sudan’s Bashir charged with corruption, in first appearance since April 16 June 2019, 9:12 PM

Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption-related offences on Sunday, as he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown and detained in April.

Algeria conditionally releases ex-finance chief in graft probe 16 June 2019, 8:30 PM

An Algerian investigating magistrate on Sunday conditionally released former finance minister Karim Djoudi as part of an ongoing corruption probe, the official APS press agency said.

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Somali journalists’ group slams police ‘threats’ 16 June 2019, 3:08 PM

A Somali journalists' association Sunday slammed the actions of police who it said threatened to shoot reporters trying to access the scene of a car bombing near parliament, and warned of a "worsening situation" for the country's press.

Tanzania health minister issues Ebola alert following Uganda outbreak 16 June 2019, 12:08 PM

Tanzania's health minister issued an Ebola 'alert' Sunday after the disease, which has killed over 1,400 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), appeared in their shared neighbour, Uganda.

DRC leadership under pressure to diversify economy 16 June 2019, 8:46 AM

The Democratic Republic of Congo's new leadership is under mounting pressure to diversify the country's economy from its dependence on raw materials following the plunge in the price of cobalt.

Omar al-Bashir
Sudan’s Bashir to appear in court next week: prosecutor 15 June 2019, 5:38 PM

Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir will appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and possessing foreign currency, the country's acting prosecutor general told reporters on Saturday.

Roadside bomb kills Kenyan police near Somali border 15 June 2019, 2:28 PM

A roadside bomb hit a vehicle patrolling near Kenya’s border with Somalia on Saturday, killing several of the 11 police officers onboard, the police spokesman said.

Sudanese leading opposition figure Sadiq al-Mahdi addresses his supporters after he returned from nearly a year in self-imposed exile in Khartoum, Sudan.
Sudan opposition chief demand probe on protest crackdown 15 June 2019, 7:29 AM

Thousands of protesters who had camped outside the army headquarters in central Khartoum for weeks were dispersed in an operation which left dozens dead.

Kenyan MP charged for slapping female colleague: police 14 June 2019, 6:00 PM

A Kenyan lawmaker was charged Friday with assault after allegedly slapping a female colleague shortly before the reading of the national budget, police said.

Boko Haram kills soldiers in Nigeria base attack 14 June 2019, 2:32 PM

Boko Haram jihadists have raided a military base in north-eastern Nigeria near the border with Niger, killing several troops and stealing weapons, military sources said Friday.

Spotlight gives hope to Africa’s hunted albinos 14 June 2019, 10:28 AM

Increased funding and awareness campaigns are helping to slow the rates of violence against people with albinism in Africa, according to officials and campaigners.

Sudan military admits dispersing sit-in, says ‘mistakes happened’ 14 June 2019, 7:30 AM

Sudan's ruling military council Thursday for the first time admitted it dispersed a Khartoum sit-in, which left dozens dead, as US and African diplomats stepped up efforts for a solution to the country's political crisis.

Sudan’s Al-Bashir charged with corruption 13 June 2019, 8:18 PM

Sudan's public prosecutor has charged ousted president Omar al-Bashir of corruption, the official SUNA news agency said on Thursday.

SANDF troops ready for DRC UN peacekeeping mission 13 June 2019, 7:18 PM

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) troops who will be serving in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say they are ready for the mission.

Uganda’s Bobi Wine ready to take on Museveni in elections 13 June 2019, 6:33 PM

Ugandan pop star turned leading opposition figure, Bobi Wine, on Thursday said he was ready to take on veteran President Yoweri Museveni in 2021 elections despite a string of arrests seen as a bid to silence him.