Zimbabwe on map

Zimbabwe soldiers accused of beatings amid protest crackdown

Lawyers and activists say Zimbabwe police and soldiers have killed at least 12 people.

Ethiopia on map

Ethiopia pardons 13,000 people accused of treason, terrorism

The beneficiaries have since been handed certificates of pardoning.

South Sudan on map

South Sudan bans bleaching products

South Sudan’s ban follows similar moves by Rwanda, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana.

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister, Luigi Maio

Row as Italy accuses France of exploiting Africa and fueling migration

Italy’s deputy PM wants the EU to impose sanctions on France.


Zimbabwe president returns, vows `heads will roll’ after violence

The president cut short an overseas trip.

Omar Al-Bashir, Sudan President

Sudan freezes credentials of two journalists

The freeze is to continue until a review of both journalists’ status is carried out.

Rwanda on map

14 miners killed in Rwanda tin mine after hill collapses

Rwanda’s mining industry, quarrying excluded, employs 43,000 people.

Lupando Mwape/ former Zambia VP

Former Zambia VP dies at 68 in South Africa after illness

Lupando Mwape served as the vice president from October 2004 to October 2006.

Egypt on map

Egypt to invest $9bn in refineries upgrade

Egypt currently has eight refineries with a capacity of 38 million tonnes.


Dozens killed in al-Shabaab attack on Somali military base

There were contradicting tallies as to the number of people killed.

Kenya on map

Kenya police arrest nine after deadly hotel attack

Police say 21 people were killed in the attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex.


Zimbabwean govt orders another Internet services shutdown

The earlier directives are already the subject of a pending High Court application.

Laurent Gbagbo

What the return of Gbagbo could mean for Ivory Coast’s 2020 election

Gbagbo and his co-accused, youth militia leader, Charles Blé Goudé, were arrested for having allegedly orchestrated the murder, rape and persecution of opponents after he lost the election in Côte d’Ivoire in December 2010.

Gabonese President, Ali Bongo (Photo Credit: BBC)

Gabon president back in Morocco after short stay in Libreville

Mr Bongo flew back to Gabon on Monday to swear in a new government after a failed coup attempt.


Zimbabwean doctors treat 68 people of gunshot wounds, police arrest hundreds

State broadcaster ZBC said 600 people, including a prominent activist and an opposition legislator, have been detained over the protests.

Special forces protect people at the scene of an explosion at a hotel complex in Nairobi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Irish Times]

Death toll rises to 14 in Kenya hotel terror attack

Somali militant group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

Econet Wireless logo

Zimbabwe’s Econet suspends internet services on government order

The firm added that all networks and providers had suspended their services.

Laurent Gbagbo

Mixed feeling as ex-Ivorian leader Gbagbo acquitted of war crimes

The court ordered his immediate release from custody

Zimbabwe on map

One confirmed dead, 200 arrested in Zimbabwe riots

President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced on Sunday that he was doubling petrol prices, given a fuel shortfall.

Congolese President, Joseph Kabila

Congo under mounting foreign pressure to recount vote

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was declared winner of the December 30 presidential election.

Congolese President, Joseph Kabila

Another African bloc wants Congo election recount

Second-place finisher, Martin Fayulu, says he won the election by a landslide with over 60 percent of votes

Congo's opposition leader, Felix Tshisekedi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Al Jazeera]

Congo ruling coalition wins legislative majority, constraining president-elect

Under the constitution, the majority enjoys significant powers and the president must appoint his prime minister from its ranks.

Congo's opposition leader, Felix Tshisekedi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Al Jazeera]

Congo opposition candidate wins presidential election

The loser, Fayulu, has rejected the results as a “coup”.

Angela Merkel

German minister stranded in Zambia after plane breaks down

In November, Chancellor Angela Merkel had a similar experience.


Zimbabwean Civil Servants give strike notice over low wages

The government says it will announce remuneration proposals at a meeting scheduled for Thursday.