Tunisia allows ex-dictator Ben Ali to be buried at home
Ben Ali died on Thursday at a Saudi hospital at the age of 83, according to his lawyer.
Algeria detains opposition activist in new sign of clampdown
The authorities are trying to quell a mass protest movement that began in February, forced veteran president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to quit in April and is pressing demands for a thorough purge of the old ruling elite.
Spanking children unconstitutional, South African court rules
The court said that there are effective ways to discipline a child without needing to resort to corporal punishment.
UNGA won’t discuss xenophobic attacks — Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister
The minister said the countries affected by the xenophobic attacks in South Africa have the capacity to settle the issue within themselves.
Egypt orders arrest of ex-Italian honorary consul over smuggling antiquities
Investigations revealed that Mr Skakal, along with Egyptian defendants, including the brother of a former minister, is involved in smuggling ancient Egyptian antiquities in diplomatic bags.
Xenophobia: South African special envoy meets Buhari, apologises to Nigerians
Some Nigerians were among foreign nationals recently attack in South Africa.
Foreign leaders, supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe’s Mugabe
Mugabe’s death has made some Zimbabweans question what Mnangagwa has achieved in his two years in power.
ECOWAS single currency will reduce dependency on the West – Envoy
President Issoufou Mahamadou, Chairman, ECOWAS Authority Heads of Government had said that implementation of the ECOWAS single currency in 2020 was a top priority under his leadership.
Mugabe: Thousands of Zimbabweans thronged Rufaro Soccer Stadium for funeral parade
Mr Mugabe died on September 6 at 95.
Egypt’s court hands 11 Muslim Brotherhood leaders life sentence, drops charges against Morsi
A life sentence in Egypt is 25 years in jail.
Xenophobia: UN cautions South African leaders against inciting statements
“This should not be happening in the South Africa Mandela dreamt of.”
At least one killed, two injured in Mogadishu explosion
The IED attack follows a series of similar cases in Mogadishu in recent weeks since the death of City Mayor, Abdirahman Osman.
Drought threatens to kill over 38,000 livestock in Botswana – Official
Prolonged and crippling drought is threatening to wipe out over 38,000 livestock, hippos in the north-western part of Botswana, as over 20 animals are dying every week.
Zimbabwe declares days of national mourning for Mugabe
Mugabe, 95, died Friday morning in Singapore.
Why forecasting floods should be a global collaborative effort
The largest flood events in Africa often cross countries’ borders.
OBITUARY: Robert Mugabe: ‘Power of Zimbabwe’ (1924 – 2019)
Mr Mugabe, described as a personality of ‘historical contradictions’ by many political analysts, died on September 6.
Tunisians head for the polls amid dimming faith in democracy
Support for democracy as the preferred form of government has fallen from 71% in 2013 to 46% in 2018, according to Afrobarometer, with only 33% agreeing that their country is a democracy.
The African free trade zone can’t ignore continent’s security issues
Entering the African free trade zone requires nations to relinquish an important part of their sovereignty at a time when widespread violence is posing unprecedented challenges to state sovereignty.
Ethiopia urges South African gov’t to protect its nationals
Xenophobic attacks broke out in South Africa following a planned strike by truck drivers protesting the presence of foreign nationals in the trucking business.