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...

S.Africa: Thousands protest against job cuts

-Labor activists say 8 million people of working age in South Africa are currently unemployed By Hassan Isilow JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Thousands of South African...

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...

Mosque Bombing kills at least 50 in Nigeria

Some worshippers in a mosque were attacked by a teenage suicide bomber as they had gathered for prayers that morning, at a mosque located...

Uganda struggles to boost trade with South Africa

Ugandan exporters must improve product quality, improve conformity to standards to increase exports to neighboring country By Halima Athumani KAMPALA - Ugandan business has had little...

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...

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...

Burkina Faso may close borders for general election

Election is scheduled for this upcoming Sunday OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso is setting up checkpoints at the country’s borders and will eventually look to close...

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...

“Fluid, unpredictable, but Mugabe remains in power”: what will happen next...

Harare: It was an amazing week in Zimbabwe. A man, who once considered untouchable, Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president, was dismissed and expelled...

UPDATE 2 – Army kills senior Shia cleric in northwestern Nigeria

Islamic Movement claims 18 killed by Nigerian military; whereabouts of prominent Shia leader unknown UPDATES WITH MOVEMENT'S CLAIM OF 18 DEATHS, WHEREABOUTS OF LEADER UNKOWN LAGOS,...

Turkey donates $265K to Burkina Faso election regulator

Turkish ambassador to Ouagadougou said the donation is to help the country's electoral commission to secure free and fair elections OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Turkey has...

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...

Chinese-South African firms sign deals worth $930 mln

Deals with South African firms comes before Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Africa where he is expected to announce economic aid BEIJING – Chinese...

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...