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...

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...

Obama: No ‘credible’ threat ahead of major holiday

‘We know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland,’ US president says WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama sought to reassure...

UN suspends official over ‘child abuse in CAR’ leak

Anders Kompass suspended for leaking official documents containing claims French troops sexually abused children in Central Africa. GENEVA  - Anders Kompass, the senior United Nations aid...

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...

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...

South Africa makes progress in fight against HIV/AIDS

In South Africa, over 6 million people are HIV positive JOHANNESBURG  - The South African government said Tuesday it had made tremendous progress in providing antiretroviral...

UPDATE — Nepal earthquake death toll nears 4,500

– Number of dead rises above 4,500 in Nepal, India and Tibet as emergency services continue rescue operations*updates death tollBy Deepak Adhikari, Michael Vurens...

Kenya, Tanzania resolve tourism standoff

Kenya reduced fights to Tanzania and banned its tour vehicles from accessing Kenyatta airport Kenyan authorities confirmed on Sunday that Tanzanian tour vehicles will be...

At closure, Nigeria voter card collection hits 82%‏

Nigerians will elect new president and parliament on March 28 Nigeria's independent election commission concluded on Sunday the distribution of voter cards ahead of the...

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...

Somalia registers record livestock exports

Somalia has exported five million livestock to the Gulf countries in 2014, the highest number of live animals exported by the Horn of Africa...

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...

Amnesty criticizes forceful evictions in Kenyan town

The human rights body has condemned the international financiers of developmental projects in Mombasa, which has left hundreds of people homeless By Magdalene Mukami NAIROBI, Kenya...

HIV infections in Kenya hit youth

One out of every three people newly infected with HIV in Kenya is aged between 15 and 24 By Magdalene Mukami. Nairobi - Twenty-one percent of...