Rebels in northern Chad are ready to observe a ceasefire and to discuss a "political settlement" after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby last week and the fighting that followed, a rebel spokesperson said on Sunday.
A Chadian opposition coalition on Saturday accused France of supporting what they denounce as a coup and called for organised protests.
Rebels in northern Chad were preparing to advance on the capital N'Djamena, a spokesman said on Saturday, following the funeral of President Idriss Deby who died on the battlefield.
A potential new malaria vaccine has proved highly effective in a trial in babies in Africa, pointing to it one day possibly helping reduce the death toll from the mosquito-born disease.
Chadian rebels said on Friday their command centre was bombed overnight in an attempt to kill their leader, hours ahead of the funeral of President Idriss Deby who was killed on the frontline on Monday.
The UN Security Council expressed concern on Thursday about the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia's Tigray region, particularly abuse of women and girls, a week after the UN aid chief said sexual violence was being used as a weapon of war.
The African Union Peace and Security Council has announced that it would discuss the situation in Chad and Somalia where both governments are being accused of unconstitutionalism.
The African Union’s disease control body and World Health Organisation on Thursday urged African countries not to waste COVID-19 vaccines donated to them, after confusion in Malawi and South Sudan about whether doses they received had expired.
Egyptian pharmaceutical firm Minapharm has agreed to produce more than 40 million doses a year of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which markets the vaccine abroad, said on Thursday.
Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi said on Wednesday the government will work to restore peace in the country after a deadly militant attack last month near the multi-billion-dollar gas projects backed by global oil companies.
An armed group has taken control of a county in northeastern Ethiopia, reportedly killing civilians and kidnapping public servants, the state-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission reported late on Wednesday.
The European Union Member states accredited to Lesotho met in Maseru to pave the way forward regarding a framework of the economic partnership agreement. Collaboration regarding regional integration, Lesotho’s national reforms and socioeconomic recovery post the COVID-19 pandemic were high on the agenda. The security issue in northern Mozambique was also noted with concern. European […]
The son of Chad's slain leader Idriss Deby took over as president and armed forces commander on Wednesday as rebel forces threatened to march on the capital.
Benin's constitutional court on Wednesday confirmed President Patrice Talon's re-election with 86% of votes from a poll boycotted by several opposition parties.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the violence in Chad, which led to the death of President Idriss Deby.
Many African countries, already facing a shortage of affordable COVID-19 vaccines, are being stunned by the unprecedented scale of the distribution challenge when doses do arrive.
Members of the media sector in Lesotho have received their first AstraZeneca vaccine shots as the country's rollout continues.
On Tuesday, residents of the town of Ataye said the number of dead was higher and included Amhara security personnel.
The military in Chad says President Idriss Deby was killed while on the frontline of the conflict with rebels in the north of the country.
Civilian flights between Tripoli and Cairo will re-start on Wednesday after a suspension of more than six years and the Egyptian embassy will re-open soon, Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh said.
Deby, 68, took power in a rebellion in 1990 and was one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders, surviving numerous coup attempts and rebellions.
Zimbabwe's parliament approved legislation on Tuesday removing a clause in the constitution on electing vice presidents, a move which the opposition says is intended by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to concentrate power in the presidency.
Chad's President Idriss Deby has died while visiting troops on the frontline of a fight against northern rebels, the army said on Tuesday, the day after Deby was declared the winner of a presidential election.
Chad's President Idriss Deby has died while visiting troops on the front line of a fight against northern rebels, an army spokesman said on Tuesday, the day after Deby was declared the winner of a sixth term in office.
Chad's army said on Monday it had beaten back a column of insurgents, claiming to have halted a rebel advance towards the capital N'Djamena as the country awaits the final results of a presidential election last week.
The Windhoek High Court in Namibia refused an application to compel the Namibian Home Affairs Ministry to allow the twin daughters of a gay couple to enter Namibia.
The African Union (AU) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has launched Partnerships for African Vaccine Manufacturing (PAVM) and have signed two Memorandums of Understandings.
Fourteen people, including senior officials, have been arrested in Malawi and Labour Minister Ken Kandodo has been sacked over misuse of COVID-19 funds, President Lazarus Chakwera and police said on Sunday.
Ninety-seven people were injured on Sunday when four train carriages derailed in Egypt's Qalioubia province north of Cairo, the health ministry said in a statement
Chad President Idriss Deby has taken a strong early lead and appeared poised to extend his three-decade rule, partial provisional results of the April 11 presidential election released by the election commission showed.