Riek Machar in Juba for peace talks

20 October 2019, 7:35 PM
South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar on Saturday jetted back to the country for another round of peace talks with President Salva Kiir. This meeting is expected to come up with a way forward on forming a new government in South Sudan by the November 12th deadline.
Salva Kii and Riek Machar
Morocco’s coalition party quits ahead of reshuffle 5 October 2019, 6:55 AM

A member of Morocco’s governing coalition said on Friday it would join the opposition ahead of a reshuffle requested by King Mohammed VI, citing disagreements with its partners in government.

Tunisia’s election credibility affected by candidate’s detention: president 4 October 2019, 8:36 PM

Detained Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui’s inability to campaign is affecting the credibility of the elections and the country’s image, interim president Mohamed Ennaceur said on Friday.

South African attacks on foreigners shames the continent: Buhari 4 October 2019, 5:03 PM

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday that a wave of deadly violence against Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa last month was an embarrassment to the continent.

Gunmen kidnap six schoolgirls in Nigeria 4 October 2019, 9:38 AM

Gunmen kidnapped six schoolgirls and two staff members from a boarding school in northern Nigeria on Thursday, police said.

Egypt discusses possible further IMF cooperation 4 October 2019, 5:50 AM

Egypt is discussing possible further assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help it carry out structural reforms once its current three-year IMF programme ends next month, its Central Bank Governor said on Thursday.

UN report reveals positive developments in Great Lakes region 3 October 2019, 8:42 PM

The United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy Huang Xia has told the Security Council that there are good grounds for hope and optimism in the Great Lakes region despite persistent security and socio-economic concerns.

Nigerian police to get stun guns, new rules of engagement in push to reduce deaths 3 October 2019, 8:08 PM

Nigerian police plan to acquire stun guns and revise their rules of engagement in an effort to curb the use of deadly force, the inspector general of the force said on Thursday.

SA committed to unity: Ramaphosa to Buhari 3 October 2019, 3:45 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has told Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari that South Africa is committed to African unity and deeply regrets the recent spate of attacks on foreign nationals last month.

Watch: Ramaphosa hosts Nigeria President Buhari 3 October 2019, 11:05 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa hosts the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Mr Muhammadu Buhari, for a State Visit at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday.

Buhari arriving at Waterkloof , welcomed by Naledi Pandor
Nigeria’s Buhari arrives in SA after attacks on foreigners 3 October 2019, 6:40 AM

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari kick-starts his State Visit to South Africa at the Union Buildings in Pretoria later on Thursday morning amid continued concerns about attacks on foreigners in South Africa.

” Victimization narrative surrounding African youth keep them marginalized” 2 October 2019, 8:50 PM

The victimization narrative that surrounds African youth is disempowering, overlooks youth agency while keeping young people marginalized on the continent.

Kenya finds $71 mln in suspect cash as it retires old notes 2 October 2019, 6:21 PM

A Kenyan anti-corruption drive uncovered the equivalent of tens of millions of dollars in unexplained wealth when it retired old banknotes, the central bank said on Wednesday, adding much of the cash appeared to have been gained in "the criminal area".   

Prince Harry describes his love for Africa 2 October 2019, 6:20 PM

The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry says the last nine days, have reaffirmed his love for the African continent.

Troops from the Malian Armed Forces conduct an operation near Tin Hama, Mali.
Mali says 25 soldiers killed in attacks by suspected jihadists 2 October 2019, 10:45 AM

The toll is among the highest suffered by Malian forces this year as they struggle to contain militant groups with links to al Qaeda or Islamic State.

Ghana sex education programme sparks anti-LGBT+ outrage 2 October 2019, 7:02 AM

Government and UN officials in Ghana were forced to defend a school sex education program on Tuesday after religious groups said it was part of a “satanic” attempt to promote LGBT+ values.

Zimbabwe’s president pleads for patience in bringing economy back from “dead” 1 October 2019, 5:45 PM

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday pleaded for time and patience to bring the economy back from the "dead", as his government faces blame for surging inflation evoking dark days under Robert Mugabe.

First Burundi refugees in Tanzania to return home as mass repatriation starts: official 1 October 2019, 12:21 PM

Burundi agreed on Tuesday that a first group of its refugees in Tanzania would return home on Thursday, as a mass repatriation planned by the two governments begins, a Burundian official told Reuters.

Congo mine deploys digital weapons in fight against conflict minerals 1 October 2019, 11:00 AM

In a small shack overlooking muddy pits hewn out of eastern Congo’s rolling green hills, a government official puts a barcoded tag on a sack of ore rich in tantalum, a rare metal widely used in smartphones.

Twin Somali attacks hit US special forces base, Italian convoy 1 October 2019, 6:32 AM

Somali insurgents on Monday mounted an ambitious attack on a base where US special forces train Somali commandos, while an Italian military convoy was hit in a separate blast in the capital Mogadishu.

Boko Haram
Islamic State claims attack on soldiers in northeast Nigeria 30 September 2019, 8:01 PM

Militants in northeastern Nigeria killed at least nine people in an attack on Sunday, sources told Reuters on Monday.

Militants in Nigeria kill nine people 30 September 2019, 5:20 PM

Militants in northeast Nigeria killed at least nine people in an attack on Sunday, sources told Reuters on Monday.

Kenyan Shilling
Kenya retires old one thousand shilling note 30 September 2019, 2:21 PM

Kenya on Monday retired its old one thousand shilling note in a demonetization process that started four months ago.

General Ahmed Gaed Salah
Algeria army will not back any candidate in presidential election 30 September 2019, 12:18 PM

Algeria’s army said on Sunday it would not back any candidate in a presidential election set for December to choose a successor to Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Al-Shabab militants attack US military base 30 September 2019, 12:04 PM

Somalia's al-Shabab militants on Monday attacked a US military base, which is used to launch drone strikes.

Britain’s Prince Harry to join anti-poaching patrol in Malawi 30 September 2019, 10:50 AM

Britain’s Prince Harry will join an anti-poaching patrol with local park rangers in Malawi on Monday to highlight conservation work, another leg of his family’s southern African trip.

Zohra Bensemra, REUTERS | According to preliminary results, Sall won his second term with a landslide victory.
Senegal president pardons political rival Khalifa Sall 30 September 2019, 5:50 AM

Khalifa Sall, who is no relation to the president, was arrested in March 2017 on suspicion of embezzling $3 million in public funds.

Prominent Egyptian activist arrested as crackdown continues 29 September 2019, 8:28 PM

A prominent Egyptian activist who was released on probation in March was arrested again on Sunday, his family and a security source said, part of what government critics say is the largest wave of arrests since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took power.

Victims of north Nigerian institution share stories of terror 29 September 2019, 5:38 PM

When Jibril had tried to escape as a boy from an institution in Nigeria that called itself a place of Islamic teachings, he said he was hung up by his arms until bones in his shoulders broke.

Abdalla Hamdok
After US talks, Sudan sees path to lifting sanctions soon 29 September 2019, 12:23 PM

Sudan’s Prime Minister said he had held useful talks with United States officials while at the United Nations this week, and expressed hope Khartoum could reach an agreement to be removed from Washington’s state-sponsored terrorism list “very soon.”

US travel warning adds to pressure on Tanzania over suspected Ebola cases 29 September 2019, 9:50 AM

The United States has warned its citizens to take extra care when visiting Tanzania amid concerns over Ebola, adding to calls for the East African country to share information about suspected cases of the deadly disease there.