Libya’s new unity government launched a long-delayed COVID-19 vaccination programme on Saturday after receiving some 160 000 vaccine doses over the past week, with the prime minister receiving his jab on live television.
Mozambique is sending a medical team to identify the bodies of 12 people beheaded during an Islamic State attack last month on the northern gas exploration hub of Palma, an army spokesman said.
Voters head to the polls on Friday in the tiny but strategically important Horn of Africa nation Djibouti, with President Ismael Omar Guelleh widely expected to win a fifth term and extend his 21-year-long rule.
The African Centre for Diseases Control (CDC) says the pockets of conflicts in Africa will derail the fight against COVID-19 and access to vaccines.
Research Director at the Centre for Africa-China Studies Dr Emmanuel Matambo says SADC leaders should urge the Mozambican government to be accountable for its provision of public goods and services - especially for the youth in the north of the country
The United Nations (UN) says it's following with deep concern new reports of violations against civilians, including alleged beheadings and unverified reports of the use of child soldiers during attacks by non-state armed groups and clashes in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado's Palma District.
Chad’s President Idriss Deby, an ally of Western nations in the fight against militants, is poised to extend his three-decade rule in Sunday’s election despite mounting signs of popular discontent with his leadership.
Immediate technical deployment will be directed to Mozambique to aid it's fight against the insurgency in it's northern region of Cabo Delgado.
Congolese police fired live rounds on Thursday to disperse protesters demanding the departure of the United Nations peacekeeping mission from the city of Beni, its mayor and witnesses said.
Another round of talks to resolve Somalia's election deadlock have ended without a deal in the capital Mogadishu.
Voters in Chad will go to the polls on Sunday for an election in which President Idriss Deby is poised to extend his three-decade rule.
Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi has convened Thursday's Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State meeting in Maputo.
Algeria will start producing Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in September in partnership with Moscow, and part of the production will be intended for African countries, the pharmaceutical industry minister said on Wednesday.
Tanzania revised a decision to lift a ban on all media in the country, clarifying that only online television would benefit from the measure, a government spokesman said in a tweet on Wednesday.
Mozambique has told the international community what support it needs to deal with an Islamic State-linked insurgency, but for reasons of sovereignty it will tackle some aspects of the problem unassisted, its president said on Wednesday.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday warned Ethiopia of the risk of conflict over its giant dam on the Blue Nile after talks involving the two countries and Sudan ended without progress.
The report also describes those already most marginalised, including women and refugees, as bearing the devastating brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result of discriminatory policy decisions by leaders in the region.
The gathering will discuss the instability and insurgency in Mozambique's northern region of Cabo Delgado, where militants have been terrorising the region since 2017.
Large numbers of people have fled the area around the town of Palma in Cabo Delgado after the attack by ISIS-linked fighters.
Border clashes between Ethiopia's Afar and Somali regions have killed at least 100 people, a regional official said on Tuesday, the latest outbreak of violence ahead of national elections in June.
United Nations teams have received "worrying" reports that Tanzania has rejected over 1 000 people seeking refuge from an Islamic State-claimed attack on a town in northern Mozambique
The United Nations welcomed an announcement by Mozambican authorities that the town of Palma had been cleared of ISIS linked militants and was once again secured.
The asylum seekers had fled Palma after non-state actor militants attacked the area in March, leaving death, destruction and displacement in their wake.
Sudan’s government has declared a state of emergency in West Darfur state after at least 40 people were killed and 58 injured in three days of tribal clashes in capital El Geneina, according to the United Nations.
Eighteen people have been killed and 54 injured in tribal clashes in the Sudanese city of El Geneina, medics said on Monday, in a renewal of bloodshed following a major flare up of violence earlier this year.
Botswana's President, Mokgweetsi Masisi, is expected to announce a date for an urgent SADC Troika meeting on Mozambique.
Peter N'Guila used to have no trouble supporting his family of three on his consultant's salary, but since insurgents attacked a northern Mozambique gas hub town in March, he has seven more mouths to feed.
The latest meeting between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) may be the last chance to re-launch talks before it is filled for the second year in a row, Egypt said in a statement on Sunday.
Niger’s newly elected President Mohamed Bazoum has appointed former minister Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou as Prime Minister to lead his government, according to a decree read on national television late on Saturday.
More than 100 000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport on Sunday, Libya’s ministry of health said, the first shipment to reach the country.