Algerian protesters keep up pressure on authorities as vote nears 29 November 2019, 7:20 PM

Tens of thousands of Algerian protesters marched on Friday to demand that a presidential election next month be canceled until the old ruling guard step aside and the army quit politics.

Fired Zimbabwe state doctors reject offer to return to work 29 November 2019, 4:16 PM

Zimbabwe state doctors who were fired for going on strike have rejected a government offer to return to work, their union said on Friday.

Sudan moves to dissolve ex ruling party, repeals public order law 29 November 2019, 8:22 AM

Sudanese transitional authorities approved a law on Thursday to dissolve the former ruling party and repealed a public order law used to regulate women’s behavior under ex-president Omar al-Bashir, the justice minister said.

African migrants among 20 civilians killed in attacks on Yemen within a week 28 November 2019, 7:16 PM

African migrants were among at least 20 civilians killed this week in two attacks on a market in northern Yemen where migrants are known to congregate as they make their way to wealthy Gulf states.

Nigerian men plead not guilty to homosexuality charge 28 November 2019, 2:25 PM

Forty-seven Nigerian men pleaded innocent on Wednesday to a charge of public displays of affection with members of the same sex, an offence that carries a 10-year jail term.

Two Guinea-Bissau ex-premiers through to presidential runoff 28 November 2019, 12:06 PM

Two former Guinea-Bissau prime ministers advanced on Wednesday to a presidential run-off vote, the electoral commission said, with incumbent Jose Mario Vaz finishing a distant fourth after a tenure marked by infighting and corruption scandals.

Nigeria meets with West African neighbours on border closure 28 November 2019, 11:05 AM

Nigeria has met with its West African neighbours over its land border closure, with the African giant insisting on levying duties on goods transiting to its country through neighbouring nations to curb smuggling.

Kenyan govt report proposes more political posts to tackle election violence 28 November 2019, 6:16 AM

Kenya should create more senior political posts including that of prime minister and increase payments to regional governments to try to end cyclical election violence, a government report said on Wednesday.

Protests against UN presence in DR Congo spread 27 November 2019, 9:21 PM

Protests against the United Nations presence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have spread from the Ebola-affected town of Beni to other towns in the region over frustration among locals that blue helmets are failing to protect civilians.

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Ramaphosa in Lesotho for the conclusion of the land reform process forum 27 November 2019, 5:19 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa is visiting Lesotho's capital Maseru this afternoon to witness the conclusion of the multi-stakeholder forum which agreed on the reform process needed to be undertaken in the mountain Kingdom.

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Namibia arrests former justice minister in fishing scandal 27 November 2019, 3:22 PM

Namibia has arrested its former justice minister on suspicion of receiving kickbacks from Iceland’s biggest fishing firm in a scandal that has cast a shadow over the ruling party as it faces its toughest challenge to date in an election on Wednesday.

Cameroon’s main opposition party to boycott February elections 27 November 2019, 11:20 AM

Cameroon's opposition leader said his party would boycott February's legislative and local elections, hardening his standoff with the authorities, which are also grappling with a deadly separatist insurgency.

Namibians head to the polls 27 November 2019, 8:03 AM

Over 1 million Namibians are heading to the polls - to elect a new president and parliament.

Migrants sing as rescue ship takes them into Italian port 27 November 2019, 6:05 AM

Migrants danced and burst into song as a rescue ship brought them into the Italian port of Taranto at dawn on Tuesday, days after they were found drifting in a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean.

Namibians go to polls Wednesday 26 November 2019, 9:10 PM

Namibians will elect a president on Wednesday, with President Hage Geingob expected to be win with a reduced margin owing to voter anger over the worst economic crisis since independence from apartheid South Africa three decades ago.

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Zimbabwe’s senior doctors stop work as public hospital strike spreads 26 November 2019, 8:38 PM

Senior doctors at Zimbabwe’s public hospitals went on strike on Tuesday to protest against the dismissal of junior colleagues who have boycotted work overpay for nearly three months, deepening a crisis in the country’s health sector. Zimbabwe is experiencing its worst economic crisis in a decade that has seen resurgent inflation soaring to three-digit levels, […]

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Floods kill at least 39 in Congolese capital Kinshasa 26 November 2019, 5:53 PM

At least 39 people died in flooding on Tuesday in Kinshasa, the sprawling capital of Democratic Republic of Congo, following torrential rains overnight, authorities said.

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WHO evacuates staff from Ebola team in Congo due to insecurity 26 November 2019, 3:10 PM

The World Health Organization(WHO) has evacuated 49 non-essential staff among 120 working on the Ebola epidemic from the town of Beni in the DemocraticRepublic of Congo due to the worsening security situation, aspokesman said on Tuesday.

Thirteen French troops killed in Mali operation against militants 26 November 2019, 11:52 AM

Thirteen French soldiers fighting jihadists in Mali were killed in an accident between two helicopters, the French presidency said on Tuesday, the single biggest loss of French troops in combat in the region since intervening there in 2013.

Namibian court throws out case over voting machines 26 November 2019, 6:23 AM

A Namibian court dismissed a case on Monday aimed at preventing the use of electronic voting machines in its presidential election, which opponents of President Hage Geingob fear could be used to rig the result.

Kagame challenges African countries to focus on gender equality 25 November 2019, 5:25 PM

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has challenged his peers on the continent to take the issue of gender equality seriously.

Protesters torch DR Congo mayor’s office after massacre 25 November 2019, 2:34 PM

Protesters in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Beni set the town hall on fire on Monday after suspected rebels killed eight people in an overnight raid.

Congo plane crash death toll rises to 24 25 November 2019, 6:00 AM

The death toll from a plane that crashed into a densely populated neighbourhood in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday morning has risen to at least 24, a provincial lawmaker and rescue worker.

Small plane crashes in eastern Congo, killing at least 27 people 24 November 2019, 5:21 PM

At least 27 people were killed, including some on the ground, when a small plane crashed into a densely populated neighborhood in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, a rescue official said.

Plane crash kills at least 18 in eastern Congo 24 November 2019, 3:06 PM

Rescue workers pulled 18 bodies from the rubble after a plane crashed into a densely populated neighbourhood in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo shortly after take-off on Sunday.

Plane crashes in eastern DR Congo with about 17 passengers on board 24 November 2019, 12:41 PM

A passenger plane with about 17 passengers on board crashed on Sunday in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, killing several people, the provincial governor’s office said.

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Ethiopia’s Sidama vote overwhelmingly to form autonomous region 24 November 2019, 11:00 AM

Ethiopia's Sidama people have voted overwhelmingly to form their own self-governing region as many of the country's ethnic groups demand greater autonomy under sweeping reforms led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Guinea-Bissau votes for president after weeks of political upset 24 November 2019, 6:25 AM

 Guinea-Bissau holds a presidential election on Sunday that voters hope will bring change to the coup-prone nation after weeks of political chaos that sparked violent protests and deadlocked parliament.

Tanzania protests after plane seized in Canada over land compensation dispute 23 November 2019, 9:23 PM

Tanzania summoned Canada’s envoy to protest after an aircraft set to be delivered to state-owned Air Tanzania was impounded in a land compensation dispute, the East African country’s government said on Saturday.

No confirmation of SA citizens being kidnapped at Equatorial Guinea 23 November 2019, 3:54 PM

International Relations say there is no confirmation that South African citizens are part of a ship's crew that has been kidnapped off the coast of Equatorial Guinea.