Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Saturday said his people would not be frightened by “barbaric attacks” after unidentified gunmen killed at least 14 soldiers in a pre-dawn assault on a military camp. West Africa’s arid Sahel region is suffering a spike in violence by militant groups, some with links to al Qaeda and Islamic […]
Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Friday rejected charges that his forces had violently broken up pro-democracy protests, stirred by his refusal to step down at the end of his mandate.
A Nigerien court jailed nine soldiers for between five and 15 years on Friday for an attempted coup against President Mahamadou Issoufou two years ago, a court document showed. In December 2015, the government said it had foiled a coup and arrested people planning to use aerial firepower to seize control of Niger, a largely […]
The World Health Organisation(WHO) in collaboration with other donor agencies, on Monday, donated 853 motorcycles to the Federal Government to strengthen diseases surveillance across the country.
More than three decades after Zimbabwe's Gukurahundi massacre ,the killing of Ndebele civilians carried out by the Zimbabwe National Army, its ghosts are coming back to haunt newly-appointed Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Most inhabitants of Madagascar thought the plague was a footnote of medical history until the disease dramatically returned last year, slaying more than 200 people.
A new report on improving security for United Nations Peacekeepers says the blue flag no longer offers natural protection and that peacekeeping operations need to change their posture and preparedness in the field. The recommendations were submitted this week by a team of experts led by retired Brazilian Lieutenant General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz, […]
The African Union executive council has begun its two day meeting at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia.
A landmine explosion blew up a civilian passenger vehicle in central Mali on Thursday, killing 13 people and wounding several others, the army spokesman said. The vehicle had crossed the volatile border with neighbouring Burkina Faso, where militants loyal to Islamic State are known to operate, when it ran over the mine, Malian army spokesman […]
A forum on Zimbabwe hosted by the German-African Business Association and international law firm Pinsent Masons this week heard that the government of new president Emmerson Mnangagwa was showing signs of a willingness to re-engage international investors to boost the ailing economy, organisers said on Thursday.
The National Secretary of the Nigerian Union in South Africa (Nusa), Collins Emeka, has called for local authorities to move swiftly and arrest all suspected cartels running brothels and drug dens in both Rustenburg in the North West, and Krugersdorp in Gauteng.
Tech titan turned philanthropist, Bill Gates, says that the progress of his Foundations and others in fighting malaria over the last 15 years is in jeopardy.
Pope Francis appealed for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday and said the Catholic church wants to contribute to the common good of society
Zimbabwe will hold elections by July, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday.
The European Union says it's ready to review its policies towards Zimbabwe, to take into account the recent developments in the country.
The death toll following a double car bomb attack in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night has risen to at least 22, a hospital spokesperson said.
New President George Weah is nothing less than revered among Liberia's youth, who view his rise from the slums to stellar success in European football as proof he can also turn around their fragile economy.
Botswana's Vice President, Mokgweetsi Masisi has visited the Mangope family to convey his condolences.
Two generals serving under former Gambian president and dictator Yahya Jammeh have been arrested amid rumours that former military officials, now based abroad, are working to undermine Gambia’s relatively new government. Reuters reported on Tuesday that military authorities in the West African nation arrested two of Jammeh’s generals after they returned unexpectedly from exile over […]
George Weah, the former international soccer star who won the presidency of Liberia last month, promised a crackdown on endemic corruption as he was sworn in on Monday. Thousands of exuberant supporters and regional presidents and dignitaries crammed into a stadium in the capital Monrovia to watch as Weah, who rose from the city’s slums […]
In a historic landmark, marking Liberia’s first peaceful democratic transition since 1944, former international footballer George Weah was sworn in as Liberia's new president on Monday.
Zambia’s opposition party, the United Party for National Development (UPND), has challenged President Edgar Lungu’s Patriotic Front party to come clean on Zambia’s debt, the Zambian Observer reported on Monday. “There are serious doubts about the exact figure Zambia owes in debt because the Patriotic Front government has not included some of the projects done […]
Former international footballer George Weah will be sworn in as Liberia's new president on Monday, a landmark moment that marks the troubled country's first peaceful democratic transition since 1944.
At least five people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the UN said, as the authorities cracked down on a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize as a champion of women's rights, is stepping down after making history as Africa's first elected female president in Liberia.
President Jacob Zuma has hosted his South Sudanese counterpart President Salva Kiir at his official residence Mahlamba Ndlofu in Pretoria.
Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a police spokesman said on Saturday,as it emerged that five oil workers had been abducted in the southern Niger Delta region.
A pro-democracy movement has called for the release of five of its activists detained in the Democratic Republic of Congo, saying it fears they could be tortured.
The defence minister for the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday said the army was waging 'war' against two militia forces in the country's troubled east.
Winnie Madikizela Mandela has received an Honorary Doctorate from Uganda’s highest institution of learning.