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DR Congo: Violence may be crime against humanity, UN says

A UN investigation says violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2018 may amount to crimes against humanity. It says at least 500 people were killed, including families burnt alive in...

Nigeria says governorship vote ‘inconclusive’ in 6 states

ABUJA, Nigeria's electoral board said Tuesday the outcome of governorship polls in six states was inconclusive, sparking opposition fury and raising the prospect of re-runs and legal action. It...

Passenger jet pilot arrested in South Africa over ‘fake licence’

Johannesburg, A pilot who worked for South African Airways for more than 20 years was arrested on Monday, police said, over allegations he flew large passenger jets without an advanced...

Algeria’s Bouteflika pulls out of race for 5th term, PM named

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his withdrawal Monday from a bid to win another term in office and postponed an April 18 election, following weeks of protests against his...

Protests in Nigeria’s Port Harcourt over vote suspension

PORT HARCOURT, Several thousand people on Monday protested against the suspension of governorship elections in Nigeria's volatile Rivers state following widespread disruption to the vote, as...

Algeria protests: Judges refuse to oversee poll if Bouteflika vies

More than 1,000 judges in Algeria say they will refuse to oversee next month's election if President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is a candidate. The 82-year-old's decision to run for a fifth term has...

Sudan parliament shortens state of emergency to six months

KHARTOUM, Sudan's parliament on Monday approved a nationwide state of emergency of six months instead of one year as ordered by President Omar al-Bashir to quell protests against his iron-fisted...

Algeria barristers join strike against Bouteflika re-election

ALGIERS, Barristers across Algeria on Monday joined strike action against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term in office, a day after the ailing leader's return from hospital in...

Jean-Pierre Bemba seeks Sh7.6 billion from ICC after acquittal

THE HAGUE, Former DR Congo Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba is demanding 68 million euros (KSh7.6 billion) in compensation from the International Criminal Court following his war crimes...

Ethiopian Airlines: Africa’s largest carrier

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopian Airlines, whose jet crashed on Sunday after takeoff from Addis Ababa, has grown into Africa's largest airline as it has used its modern fleet to serve destinations across...

Is Kagame looking for an alternative route to sea?

Rwandan President Paul Kagame was in Tanzania this past week on a two-day visit, seen as a quest to firm up relations with Dar in the wake of escalating tensions with Uganda, Burundi and the...

Rwandan opposition politician strangled to death, body dumped in forest

The spokesman for leading Rwandan opposition politician Victoire Ingabire was found dead on Sunday, the Rwanda Investigation Bureau has reported. It was not immediately clear how 30-year-old...

Sudan opposition leader jailed for a week for protest

KHARTOUM A Sudanese emergency court Sunday sentenced an opposition leader to a week in jail, as police detained several people intent on marching on parliament to protest a state of emergency....

Bouteflika ‘returns’ to strike-hit Algeria from Geneva

ALGIERS, Thousands of students and public transport workers went on strike in Algeria Sunday against Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, as the presidency confirmed the ailing leader...

Zuma used intel services to target Ramaphosa: probe

JOHANNESBURG Former South African president Jacob Zuma used the country's intelligence services for his own political and personal interests, most notably against his successor, Cyril Ramaphosa,...

Search for bodies, clues after Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crash

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia will observe a national day of mourning Monday as investigators search for bodies and clues into the crash of a Nairobi-bound Boeing minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa,...

Election observer shot dead in southeast Nigeria: police

PORT HARCOURT, A local election observer was killed by stray bullet on Saturday in southeast Nigeria's Enugu state, police said. "The man was a local observer monitoring the gubernatorial and...

UN chief proposes cutting DR Congo peacekeeping force

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES, UN chief Antonio Guterres has proposed shrinking the large peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After presidential elections in December that...

Sudan court sentences 9 women protesters to flogging: lawyers

Nine women will face this punishment for taking part in a banned protest.

Ex-president seeks international help on Burundi peace accord

NAIROBI, Former Burundi President Pierre Buyoya, the subject of a government arrest warrant, has urged the international community to intervene over what he termed breaches of the country's...

Attack on DR Congo Ebola centre leaves one dead

BUTEMBO, Armed men attacked an Ebola treatment centre in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo again on Saturday, killing a policeman and wounding a health worker, the authorities said. <p...

Counting begins in crunch Nigerian state polls

LAGOS, Vote counting began after polls closed on Saturday in keenly fought governorship and state assembly elections in Nigeria, held against a backdrop of political tensions and insecurity. <p...

Nigerians vote in hotly contested governor elections

Nigerians are heading to the polls to elect state and local representatives, two weeks after the presidential poll. The exercise will take place in 29 of the country's 36 states. In oil-rich...

Nigeria’s Buhari looks to consolidate victory at state polls

LAGOS, Nigerians go to the polls on Saturday for the second time in a fortnight for governorship and state assembly elections, against a backdrop of tensions and fears of violence. Elections for...

Algerian opposition figure arrested at Bouteflika’s hospital

GENEVA, Algerian businessman Rachid Nekkaz was arrested at a hospital in Geneva on Friday after demanding access to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who is being treated there. Mr Nekkaz, who...

Thousands protest in Algeria as Bouteflika stays defiant

ALGIERS, Thousands of Algerians gathered on Friday chanting slogans against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, despite the defiant leader's warning of the risk of...

Sudan scraps jail terms of protesters as scores rally

Khartoum, A court in Sudan on Thursday overturned prison sentences for eight protesters as scores of people rallied in Khartoum against tough measures imposed by President Omar al-Bashir to end...

Ailing Gabon president Ali Bongo has no ‘body double’: spokesman

LIBREVILLE, Ali Bongo of Gabon does not have a body double, his spokesman said Thursday, brushing aside rumours that a lookalike has been standing in for the 60-year-old president since he...

Outcry in Nigeria over election ‘militarisation’ ahead of next ballot

LAGOS Rights groups have gone on the offensive over the deployment of the military in Nigerian elections as a new polling day looms. With elections due on Saturday for governors in 29 states and...

Tanzanian opposition chief released from detention

The head of Tanzania's main opposition party was freed on bail Thursday after more than three months in detention on allegations that he took part in an illegal protest. Freeman Mbowe, a member...
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