UN report describes horrors of Congo massacre with 535 dead
In one case, a child was thrown into a septic tank, and in another, a woman was raped after her child was decapitated and her husband killed.
Sudan’s parliament cuts state of emergency to six months
President Omar al-Bashir declared a one-year nationwide state of emergency on February 22.
Algeria judges refuse to oversee vote if Bouteflika participates
The military appears to sympathise with protesters, and says they and the people have a united vision of the future.
Sudanese opposition leader’s daughter jailed over protests
Mariam al-Mahdi was among a group of 19 arrested while demonstrating.
All 157 persons on board Ethiopian Airlines die in crash
There were 147 passengers and eight crew members on board the Ethiopian Airline
South Africa’s net foreign reserves rise to $43.7bn
The central bank data showed that gross reserves also edged higher, rising to $50.836 billion.
Algerians in fresh protests calling for Bouteflika to quit
Bouteflika’s opponents say he is no longer fit to lead, citing his health and a lack of economic reforms.
Zimbabwe borrows $985 million from African banks for imports – Official
Zimbabwe is in the grips of a severe dollar crunch and last month ditched a discredited 1:1 dollar peg for surrogate bond notes and electronic dollars.
Egyptian photojournalist released after 5 years in jail
Shawkan was arrested while covering a demonstration in Cairo by supporters of deposed President Morsi.
Resurrection Scandal: South African pastor apologises for misleading public
The South African pastor admitted he lied to the public.
Protester dies in anti-government march in Algerian Capital
The protesters want Mr Bouteflika out of office.
13 dead as car ploughs into minibuses in South Africa
The accident happened in Free State, a province in the country’s centre.
Sudan: Thousands of protesters demand Al-Bashir’s resignation
Thursday’s mass demonstrations were in defiance of a state of emergency, imposed last week.
AU hails participation of young candidates in Nigeria
The head of mission commended the media’s role in the elections.
Zimbabweans queue outside banks as new currency begins trading
Zimbabwe’s central bank announced that it would scrap the peg between its quasi-currency bond note and the U.S. dollar.
Egyptian parliament votes to extend president’s term limits
If the proposed amendments is finally adopted, Mr al-Sissi can run for two more terms – six years each, potentially staying in power until 2034.
Egypt executes three over police officer’s killing
At least five others are serving a 10-year sentence in the same case.
Dubai, Chinese firm battle in Hong Kong for Djibouti Ports
China Merchants Port Holdings controls the controversial 1,150-hectare Port of Hambantota, which Sri Lanka handed over to China on a 99-year lease.
13 quarantined in Uganda after contacting dead body suspected of Ebola
The people travelled to DRC’s Bunia hospital to repatriate the body of the deceased 46 year old male for burial in the eastern district of Tororo.
Soyinka, Falana, Femi Kuti, others petition against Uganda’s censorship law
The government is proposing regulations that include vetting new songs, videos and film scripts, prior to their release.
Zimbabwe: 15 killed in ruthless crackdown on protesters – Amnesty International
“The Zimbabwean authorities will never be able to convince anyone that the country is open for business if they continue to crack down on anyone who dares to criticize them.”
Ugandan minister lists ‘sexy, curvy women’ as tourist attraction
Tourism is a top foreign exchange earner for Uganda.