Zimbabwe: Land sales to Mugabe allies irk war veterans

Former liberation war combatants in Zimbabwe have expressed anger over alleged illegal land sales that benefited President Robert Mugabe's allies. During a media briefing held...

Zimbabwe: 2016 budget fixed at $4 billion

Strategy in place to clear arrears with IMF and other international lenders By John Cassim HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa presented the country's $4 billion 2016...

Six killed in al-Shabaab attack in central Somalia

Attack targeted meeting aiming to form local administration as part of government plan to institute federal form of governance MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Six people were killed...

Death toll in Ghana explosion, flooding rises

President declares three days' mourning after 150 killed in petrol station explosion, flooding in Accra ACCRA, Ghana – A petrol station explosion and flooding in...

Johannesburg signs twinning deal with Ramallah

Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city, on Saturday signed a twinning agreement and a memorandum of cooperation with the occupied Palestinian city of Ramallah. The agreements...

S. Sudan rebels accuse Juba of targeting Shilluk minority

South Sudanese rebels have accused the government of waging attacks on the country's Shilluk ethnic minority in Malakal and areas in the northeastern Upper...

AU Commission, Islamic charity to promote cooperation

The African Union Commission (AUC) and Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), an NGO, signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday calling for broad-based development cooperation. AUC...

Kenyans falling victim to ‘Devil’s Breath’ criminals

Victim of drugging had home cleared out while under influence following meeting at petrol station By Magdalene Mukami NAIROBI, Kenya - When Ann Njeri left home one...

10 die in wall collapse in flooded Nairobi

Roads were completely flooded NAIROBI - Ten people were crushed to death on Monday night after a mosque perimeter wall collapsed onto shanties erected close...

Indonesia: Rescuers battle tough terrain to reach plane

No road access to wreckage of Aviastar airline; mountain site covered with thick forests, blanket of fog By Ainur Rohmah JAKARTA - Rescuers are struggling to evacuate...

Africa moves to solar power at the speed of light

Statistics show that over 600 million Africans do not have access to electricity; solar power offers a new opportunity By Felix Nkambeh Tih and Esma Ben...

For Ivorian Muslims, Ramadan spirit will always triumph

Despite the sharp rise in prices and harsh climate, Ivorians welcome the Holy month of Ramadan with serenity. BOUAKE, Ivory Coast  - Ivorian Muslims, like other Muslims...

Eleven Chadian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

Attack is considered deadliest perpetrated by Nigerian armed group in Chad N´DJAMENA, Chad -  At least 11 Chadian soldiers and 17 Boko Haram militants have...

Kenya freezes accounts of suspected terror financiers

It suspended the Hawala informal cash transfer system used by Somali expatriates NAIROBI – The Kenyan government has frozen 86 bank accounts belonging to entities...

Uganda clerics loved and loathed as 2016 elections near

Religious leaders say government and opposition both accuse them of taking bribes when they speak about something that does not appeal to their side By...