$250mn shortfall to affect S. Sudan aid operation: WFP

The WFP aims to assist 3 million people in South Sudan this year The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) warned on Sunday that a...

Curfew imposed in Nigeria’s Bauchi after attacks

Militants had attacked several areas of the state since yesterday BAUCHI, Nigeria (AA) – Authorities in Nigeria's northern Bauchi State on Sunday imposed a 24-hour curfew...

South Africa: Judgment reserved in Pistorius appeal case

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal is set to decide whether a trial judge erred in properly applying the law in Pistorius’s manslaughter conviction BLOEMFONTEIN,...

Kenyan students protest Garissa university attack‏

Many also protested the deteriorating security situation in Kenya NAIROBI – Hundreds of Kenyan university students marched through capital Nairobi on Monday to protest last...

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...

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...

US: Taliban should lay down arms, join peace process

-‘They really need to lay down their arms, help Afghanistan become a stable country,’ says US commander BERLIN – U.S. commander of the NATO-led Resolute...

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...

Aging president’s health puts Algeria at crossroads

Speculation over President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's health leaves Algerians wondering who will lead country next ALGIERS, Algeria - On Algeria’s streets and on social-networking platforms, the rumors...

South Africans march against government corruption

Marches mark launch of nationwide campaign to unite South Africans against scourge of corruption, protest organizer tells Anadolu Agency By Hassan Isilow PRETORIA, South Africa  - Thousands...

Ghana suspends judges over bribery claims

Seven justices removed over corruption scandal said to involve payments for judicial decisions By Umaru Sanda Amadu ACCRA, Ghana - Seven high court judges have been suspended...

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...

Boko Haram claims suicide bombings in Nigerian capital

Twitter posts identify three female suicide bombers group says carried out Friday's attacks LAGOS, Nigeria - Three suicide bomb attacks that killed 20 people in...

UN warns Burundi slipping into ‘full-fledged civil war’

At least 277 people have been killed in Burundi since the outbreak of the political and security crisis in April 2015, the UN has...

Daesh’s shadow falls across Africa

Notorious militant group, which remains in control of vast swathes of Iraq and Syria, is no longer just a Middle Eastern phenomenon By Safwene Grira TUNIS,...