Six migrant bodies washed up on Libyan coast 23 November 2019, 1:45 PM

The bodies of six migrants were washed up on the coast east of Libya's capital Tripoli on Friday, while about 100 survivors were brought back to shore, coastguards and UN officials said.

Zimbabwe’s Vice president Chiwenga has returned from China 23 November 2019, 9:02 AM

Zimbabwe's Vice president Constantino Chiwenga has returned from China where he received medical treatment for months.

Nigeria’s economy grew in Q3 after oil output rose to three year high 23 November 2019, 8:11 AM

Nigeria's economic growth rose to an annual rate of 2.28% in the three months to the end of September after the production of its main export commodity,crude oil, rose to a more than three year high, the statistics office said on Friday.

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Radebe money laundering co-accused appears in court 22 November 2019, 9:05 PM

The woman accused along side businesswoman Bridgette Radebe of money-laundering has been granted bail by a High Court in Gaborone on Friday.

WHO sounds alarm on Ebola due to Congo insecurity 22 November 2019, 6:39 PM

About 360 people are at potential risk of Ebola after contact with an infected person in eastern Congo yet many of them are out of reach due to clashes and insecurity, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Business investment in Africa still faces capital challenges 22 November 2019, 12:58 PM

The first day of the "I can 4IR" conference which is under way in Haughton, Johannesburg, saw many business owners complain about challenges they face accessing capital.

A poster of presidential candidate Domingos Simoes Pereira covers side of building under construction in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau.
Guinea-Bissau hopes elections will calm political turmoil 22 November 2019, 7:31 AM

After weeks of political turmoil including violent protests, an alleged coup attempt and the emergence of two competing prime ministers, Guinea-Bissau is holding a presidential election on Sunday that many hope will usher in a semblance of calm.

Presidential election in chaotic Guinea-Bissau could resolve political impasse 21 November 2019, 8:15 PM

After weeks of political turmoil including violent protests, an alleged coup attempt and the emergence of two competing prime ministers, Guinea-Bissau is holding a presidential election on Sunday that many hope will usher in a semblance of calm.

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France takes aim at Saudi over failed West Africa commitments 21 November 2019, 4:37 PM

France’s armed forces minister criticized close ally Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for failing to honor commitments it made almost two years ago to provide millions of euros to a West African counter-terrorism force fighting Islamist militants.

A train carrying protesters from Atbara, the birthplace of an uprising that toppled Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir, approaches a Khartoum train station.
Unfinished business in the birthplace of Sudan’s revolution 21 November 2019, 12:46 PM

Things are tough for Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who is trying to avert the collapse of an economy wrecked by three decades of mismanagement and US sanctions.

Suspected Islamist militants kill 19, burn church in eastern DRC 21 November 2019, 11:20 AM

Islamist militiamen killed at least 19 people overnight in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, stepping up attacks on civilians in response to a military campaign against them in border areas with Uganda, local officials said.

People take part in a protest demanding immediate political change in Algiers, Algeria.
Algerian protesters step up pressure with new demonstrations 21 November 2019, 8:12 AM

Weekly protests have taken place on Tuesdays and Fridays since February, but demonstrators appear eager to increase their street presence in the run up to the vote.

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Zimbabwe police use tear gas, batons in opposition crackdown 20 November 2019, 8:38 PM

Zimbabwean police on Wednesday used batons, tear gas and water cannon to beat up and disperse supporters of the main opposition party who had gathered outside their party headquarters in the capital to listen to a speech by their leader.

woman comes out of the secret voting booth after casting a vote,
Ethiopia’s Sidama vote on autonomy in test of nationalist passions 20 November 2019, 4:02 PM

Members of Ethiopia's Sidama minority lined up before dawn to vote in aself-determination referendum on Wednesday, a test of Ethiopia’s ability to peacefully manage ethnic demands and political change after more than a year of sweeping reform.

Morocco’s king appoints committee chief to fight poverty and inequality 20 November 2019, 12:25 PM

King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Tuesday appointed former Interior Minister and ambassador to France Chakib Benmoussa as head of a committee to tackle social inequality and poverty, the Royal Palace said in a statement.

An entrance to an underground gold mine is seen in Langlaagte, South Africa.
Desperate Zimbabweans turn to illegal gold mining 20 November 2019, 8:02 AM

With Zimbabwe going through its worst economic crisis in a decade, desperate citizens are turning to illegal gold mining to make a living.

Jihadist violence putting ‘generation at risk’ in Africa’s Sahel: WFP 19 November 2019, 8:45 PM

Jihadist violence in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso has forced nearly 1 million people to flee their homes, destroyed fragile agricultural economies and hobbled humanitarian aid efforts, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

Mineworkers demanded more protection before Burkina Faso attack 19 November 2019, 12:56 PM

Local employees at Semafo wanted the same protections as expatriate staff who had been flying to the mine in helicopters since three workers were killed in two earlier attacks in August 2018.

Air strike hits biscuit factory in Libyan capital, killing 10 19 November 2019, 12:05 PM

At least 10 workers were killed and 35 wounded in an air strike that hit a biscuit factory in Libya on Monday in what a senior UN official said was a possible war crime.

The former Ambassador was sent a letter in October from AU Commission Chair Moussa Faki that brought her tour of duty at the top AU official in Washington to an end.
Former AU ambassador to Washington was not let go because of utterances 19 November 2019, 7:26 AM

The AU Commission has rejected as "blatantly untrue and unsubstantiated" aspersions in the media that former Ambassador to the United States was fired due to pronouncements or opinions she might have shared during her tenure.

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SA and SADC must help Zimbabwe to economic recovery: Pandor 18 November 2019, 8:29 PM

International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor says it's important for South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to assist Zimbabwe in its moves toward economic recovery.

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Ethiopian human rights boss battles scant resources 18 November 2019, 12:33 PM

When Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a former political prisoner in July as head of the state-funded human rights commission, supporters hailed it as a sign the country might finally tackle abuses by security forces and move to break a cycle of bloody ethnic feuds.

Tunisia’s PM-designate promises to revive hope for frustrated youth 18 November 2019, 6:56 AM

Tunisia’s next government should focus on reforming the faltering economy and restoring hope among frustrated youth, the prime minister designate said on Sunday.

Motsepe-Radebe calls for investigation into money laundering claims against her 17 November 2019, 5:01 PM

Businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe has challenged her detractors in Botswana to produce evidence that she was involved in money laundering in that country.

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Congo president says Ebola outbreak should be over this year 17 November 2019, 9:04 AM

An outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo should be eradicated by the end of 2019, says Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi.

At least 15 civilians killed in eastern Congo by suspected militants 16 November 2019, 6:35 PM

Suspected militants killed at least 15 people overnight in eastern Congo, local officials said on Saturday, in the latest massacre since the army launched a major offensive against the rebels last month.

Ethiopian Federal policemen stand at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu.
Last remains of Ethiopian plane crash victims buried 16 November 2019, 1:55 PM

The last remains of 157 people killed aboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane in March were interred at the crash site this week, farmers and families told Reuters, but some relatives were upset they had been unable to take part in the ceremony.

Tunisian President Kais Saied shakes hands with Prime Minister designate Habib Jemli in Tunis, Tunisia, in this handout pictured obtained.
Ennahda’s choice Jemli tapped to be Tunisia PM, faces big challenge 16 November 2019, 9:13 AM

former junior minister faces the challenge of creating a ruling coalition in economically troubled Tunisia after the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, which took most seats in last month’s election, tapped him as prime minister on Friday.

Renamo’s appeal to have Mozambique’s election result annulled dismissed 15 November 2019, 4:25 PM

Mozambique’s top court has dismissed opposition party Renamo’s application to have the results of its recent general election dismissed - a scenario Renamo has said could result in violence in the country just months after an historic peace deal.

Hit by drought and power cuts, Zimbabwe steps up battery storage 15 November 2019, 1:06 PM

As worsening drought slashes the country's hydro power production, creating lengthy power cuts, Zimbabwe's industries are beginning to turn to solar panels and battery storage systems to keep business humming.