Ethiopia releases 5 journalists ahead Obama’s visit
Obama has been criticised for planning to visit Ethiopia which has terrible human rights record.
South Africa police arrest 9,000 xenophobic attack suspects
Foreign nationals account for a portion of those arrested.
East African leaders call on Burundi to postpone presidential poll
No fewer than 80 people have been killed during the over two months of protests against Mr. Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term
Kenyan President, Kenyatta, signs controversial law legalising polygamy
Plans to ban the payment of bride prices were dropped – although a person must be 18 to marry.
EU assistance to West Africa to hit 1.1 bn euros in 2020
New funding doubles the support from the last programme period.
Nigeria Oil Scandal: Zambian govt. denies influencing ex-leader’s acquittal
Local media accused the government of influencing the court.
Official confirms 142 body bags at Indonesian plane crash site
Some of the identified bodies of victims would be transferred to airports where they initially boarded the ill-fated flight.
50 killed in attack on Egyptian military by Islamic State
The attacks raise questions about the government’s ability to contain a Sinai-based insurgency that has already killed hundreds of police and soldiers.
Military training plane crashes into sea in Bangladesh
The pilot of the aircraft is missing
Islamic State claims responsibility for Tunisia attack
At least 27 people were killed in an armed attack on a Tunisian tourist hotel in the popular resort of Sousse.
South Africa threatens ICC withdrawal over al-Bashir controversy
Radebe argued that South Africa was right not to arrest al-Bashir due to his diplomatic immunity.
15 Boko Haram fighters killed, 20 arrested in Niger
No injury were reported on the part of the army.