Mortar attack kills three civilians in Somalia

-Attack in Mogadishu believed targeting government offices, local media reports MOGADISHU, Somalia - Three people were killed and 10 injured in a mortar attack in...

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...

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...

France pledges €2 billion for renewable energy in Africa

Projects would encourage use of solar, wind, hydroelectric and geothermal energy according to needs of each country: Hollande LE BOURGET, France -  France pledged on...

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...

South African court finds Pistorius guilty of murder

'Bladerunner' Paralympian faces 15-year sentence for killing girlfriend after manslaughter verdict overturned By Hassan Isilow JOHANNESBURG - South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of...

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...

Burundi remains tense as army confirms 87 death toll

Burundian army spokesman says Friday clashes have killed at least 79 anti-government protesters and eight soldiers BUJUMBURA, Burundi – The situation in Burundi remained tense...

Poverty, unemployment pave way to radicalization: Pope

'Young people...the best way to avoid being radicalized is to talk to each other, form groups and unite,' Pope Francis says during his Kenya...

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...

Suicide bombers kill 21 in Chad

Boko Haram reportedly behind attack on island market N'DJAMENA, Chad - At least 21 people were killed and more than 130 wounded by three suicide...

Kenya, Ethiopia sign deal to end border conflict

Decades of violence has deterred development in areas either side of frontier By Magdalene Mukami NAIROBI, Kenya - The leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia met Monday to launch...

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...

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...

7 People died in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI - DECEMBER 09: Dead bodies of people, who lost their lives during the clashes between security forces and unidentified people, are seen...