UN says situation in Ethiopia’s northern region remains “volatile and unpredictable”

18 October 2021, 3:38 PM
Conflict in parts of Ethiopia's northern region rages on as both the government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front claim they are making progress in repelling offensives.
Egypt declares state of emergency following church bombings 10 April 2017, 11:45 AM

Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency, giving the security forces further sweeping powers, following the double bombing of two churches.

Funerals held for Egypt’s church bombing victims 10 April 2017, 7:05 AM

An emotional goodbye to the victims of Egypt's Palm Sunday, April 9 attacks.

Three-month state of emergency to be declared in Egypt 10 April 2017, 5:33 AM

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said a three-month countrywide state of emergency would be imposed, after two deadly bombings hit Coptic churches on Palm Sunday

Al Shabaab claims deadly car bomb outside Mogadishu military base 9 April 2017, 3:21 PM

A car bomb targeting senior officials leaving a military base in Mogadishu killed at least 15 people.

Benin president abandons plan to reduce number of presidential terms 9 April 2017, 1:28 PM

Benin President Patrice Talon said he has abandoned plans to reduce the presidential mandate from two terms to one, after parliament rejected a draft bill to change the constitution.

At least 13 killed in Egypt church bombing 9 April 2017, 12:13 PM

A bomb blast at a church north of Cairo, Egypt has killed at least 13 people and wounded dozens who had gathered for Palm Sunday.

Tanzania’s Magufuli descends from darling to despot 9 April 2017, 9:15 AM

Hailed as Africa’s most beloved president Tanzanian head of state John Magufuli has fallen from world grace to a so-called typical African despot.

Mali’s President Keita names defence minister as new PM 9 April 2017, 6:39 AM

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita replaced his prime minister late on Saturday, naming the defence minister to head the government

Zanu-PF plans to benefit from opposition brawls 8 April 2017, 1:15 PM

President Robert Mugabe has called on members and supporters of Zanu-PF to take advantage of the disunity and confusion in the opposition parties to ensure that they win the 2018 elections.  

Congo’s Kabila names opposition figure Tshibala prime minister 8 April 2017, 6:55 AM

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila names a former member of the largest opposition party as prime minister.

23 years since Rwanda’s genocide 7 April 2017, 8:04 PM

Friday marks 23 years since the worst genocide in African history took place in Rwanda

SA deliberately let Al-Bashir go: ICC 7 April 2017, 7:54 PM

ICC prosecutor Julian Nicholls has accused South Africa of deliberately choosing not to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on a visit to Sandton two years ago.

South Africa was under no obligation to arrest Al-Bashir: Lawyers 7 April 2017, 5:00 PM

South Africa has defended its decision not to arrest Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir during his visit two years ago.

Photo exhibition pays tribute to change at Garissa Univeristy 7 April 2017, 2:55 PM

An amateur photographer has documented the destruction, reopening and the healing process of the Garissa university community following the attack there in 2014.

Lesotho parties sign pledge on reforms 7 April 2017, 6:03 AM

Lesotho Political parties have signed a Pledge to prioritise implementation of Constitutional and security reforms following the upcoming June 3 elections.

Mujuru party top official quits after public brawl 6 April 2017, 9:15 PM

A top official in the National People’s Party led by Zimbabwe’s former deputy president Joice Mujuru has quit his position as national spokesperson a week after being involved in a nasty public brawl

Africa’s Prime real estate markets record mixed performances 6 April 2017, 4:38 PM

Africa's Prime real estate markets have recorded mixed performances in the last two years.

CAR to erect monument in honour of slain SA soldiers 6 April 2017, 6:07 AM

President Jacob Zuma says he is “very happy” because the CAR will be erecting a monument in honour of 13 members of the SANDF who were killed outside the capital, Bangui, by rebel fighters in 2013.

SA, CAR intensify diplomatic efforts to bolster bilateral trade 5 April 2017, 9:13 PM

South Africa and the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) have intensified diplomatic efforts to bolster bilateral trade and investment cooperation.

West Africa seeks to bring order to troubled, lawless waters 4 April 2017, 8:40 PM

The outline of a ship slowly emerged from the haze, and the crew of the Ivory Coast's naval patroller Le Bouclier said it was a Colombian vessel suspected of smuggling drugs.

Former U.S. president Bush touts signature Africa AIDS programme 4 April 2017, 4:51 PM

Former U.S. President George W. Bush touted his signature aid project for Africa during a visit to Botswana on Tuesday, saying he hoped Washington would recognise its importance in saving lives.

African states to consider implementation of ‘Kampala Convention’ 3 April 2017, 9:33 PM

Millions of families across the continent are displaced due to armed conflict and violence.

Botswana earthquake leads to tremors in SA 3 April 2017, 9:16 PM

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Botswana has led to considerable tremors in South Africa.

Kenya remembers victims of the Garissa University terror attack 3 April 2017, 7:03 PM

Kenyans this week are remembering victims of the Garissa University terror attack in which148 people including 142 students were killed.

U.N. food agency launches $250 million Zimbabwe plan to end hunger 3 April 2017, 5:13 PM

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday pledged $253 million to fund a five-year plan to end hunger in Zimbabwe.

Pope Francis calls for peace in DR Congo 2 April 2017, 8:46 PM

Pope Francis on Sunday called for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, urging an end to the bloodshed in the troubled Kasai region.

Cholera spreads in famine-threatened Somalia 1 April 2017, 9:34 PM

Deadly cholera is spreading through drought-ravaged Somalia as clean water sources dry up.

UN to reduce peacekeepers in DRC 1 April 2017, 8:20 AM

The United Nations Security Council has voted to cut the size of its largest and most expensive peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Recent Congo violence could amount to war crimes – ICC prosecutor 31 March 2017, 9:16 PM

Recent acts of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including the killing of foreign United Nations experts, could constitute war crimes.

South Sudan Troika throws weight behind AU and IGAD 31 March 2017, 5:25 PM

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) reiterate their strong support for the combined efforts of the AU and IGAD.