Boko Haram: Decimated or hibernating?

Boko Haram attacks have ebbed in recent weeks LAGOS – In the run-up to Nigeria's general election, Boko Haram militants went on a rampage across...

4 Burundians arrested in Uganda for ‘long beard’

Churchgoers suspected the four because one of them had a long beard Ugandan authorities are holding four Burundian nationals, all Christians, after Ugandan churchgoers reported...

Demonstrations against xenophobia and racism in Cape Town

A group of students shout slogans and hold banners during an anti-xenophobia demonstration against the alleged racist attitude of the administration of the Stellenbosch...

WHO reports fatal plague to have spread to Seychelles

The World Health Organization has reported that a probable plague case brought in from Madagascar in Seychelles is the source of the first outbreak...

Suicide bomb blasts kill 16 in northeast Nigeria

Attackers target residential area in provincial capital as part of suspected bomb campaign by Boko Haram By Olarewaju Kola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - At least 16 people...

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...

Ethiopia export revenue 35% below stated target

Ethiopia's export revenue in the first eight months of the current fiscal year hit $1.92 billion, a 35.1 percent drop from the projected $2.96...

AU to deploy observers to Ethiopia polls

The African Union (AU) has approved the deployment of a long-term observation mission to monitor Ethiopian parliamentary elections slated for May 24. ADDIS ABABA –The...

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...

6 killed in political violence in Nigeria’s Rivers

At least six people have been killed in politically-motivated violence in Nigeria's oil-rich Rivers state, police said Saturday. LAGOS  – "At about 7:30pm yesterday, some unknown armed...

Nigeria: NGO to track President Buhari’s campaign promises

'Buhari Metre' launch event in Abuja attended by prominent civil society leaders By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will have his campaign promises...

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...

Accreditation begins as Nigeria votes in presidential polls

Nigerian voters are queued to have themselves accredited as polling stations open across the country's 36 states for Saturday's presidential and parliamentary elections. "We are...

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...

AU, Somali forces seize strategic island from Shabaab

Kudhaa was captured by Al-Shabaab in late 2014 after a battle that left 90 people killed The African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) and Somalia...