South Africa’s Zuma arrives in Egypt

South African President Jacob Zuma arrived in Egypt on Wednesday for his first visit to the country since the ouster of elected President Mohamed...

UPDATE – Army kills senior Shia cleric in northwestern Nigeria

Day after killing six people, Nigerian military has killed a senior Shia cleric in northwestern Nigeria as it hunts down Islamic Movement of Nigeria...

Concerns remain after the outbreak of Madagascar plague reduces

The effect of the Madagascar plague that had affected 12 districts in the past had started to reduce in recent times, WHO revealed. Over 1,200...

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...

South African president sued over miners report

Lawyers representing Marikana Miners sue to compel President Zuma to immediately release official report of inquiry into killing of 34 mineworkers in 2012 By Hassan...

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...

Two abducted Russian pilots in Darfur released

Pilots taken to Sudanese capital Khartoum following operation to free them KHARTOUM, Sudan – Two abducted Russian pilots were released late Friday after being held...

Russia defends oil refinery deal with Uganda

Uganda recently awarded a Russian company a contract to build a $4-billion oil refinery KAMPALA – Russia's ambassador to Uganda has defended a recent deal...

UPDATE 2 – Chad: 27 killed in ‘terrorist attacks’

Government steps up police surveillance in capital N'Djamena in wake of attacks N'DJAMENA, Chad – Twenty-seven people, including four militants, were killed Monday morning in a series of...

African Development Bank: Africa to grow from 3-4 pct

Encouraging the production of value-added products is one goal for the African Development Bank, president says ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - In an interview with Anadolu...

Nigeria: Army kills ‘dozen plus Boko Haram’ in Borno

Nigeria is battling a six-year old insurgency that has claimed tens of thousands of lives and displaced over a million people By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria...

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...

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...

Sudan’s Bashir pardons rebels after being sworn-in for new term

During speech, Bashir calls on rebels and opposition to join national dialogue initiative which he released more than a year ago By Mohammed Amin KHARTOUM, Sudan - During...

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...