Khalifa Haftar makes gains in battle to take Libya eastern city

Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said Tuesday they are advancing rapidly on the eastern city of Derna, despite troops being hit by...

ICC judges orders DR Congo Bemba’s release after acquittal

International judges Tuesday ordered the interim release "under specific conditions" of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba who was acquitted last week of war...

Britain to work with Kenya on anti-doping

Britain's anti-doping agency (UKAD) is to help train its counterpart in east African track powerhouse Kenya for a year, it announced Tuesday. A five-strong team...

Congo’s Kabila will not seek third term

Congo’s current President Joseph Kabila will not seek a third mandate in the Central African country’s upcoming December elections because of constitutional term limits...

Madagascar president announces new government

Hery Rajaonarimampianina, president of Madagascar, says a new government has been appointed after a court ruling which required a "consensus" administration to resolve a...

Uganda’s Museveni calls for banning of hoodies, requiring tracking for vehicles

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni on Monday called for banning hooded jackets and requiring tracking devices on all motorized vehicles, following Friday's murder of a...

Acquitted DR Congo leader Bemba edges closer to freedom

Jean-Pierre Bemba's lawyers are set to argue Tuesday for his immediate release after international judges acquitted him of war crimes, as the former Congolese...

UN says situation in Darfur of Sudan has changed for better

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN under-secretary-general for peacekeeping operations, said Monday that the conflict in Darfur of Sudan has changed for the better and the peacekeeping...

African judges in Tanzania for gender equality

A conference on Gender and the Judiciary in Africa kicked off on Monday in Tanzania, aimed at addressing legal barriers for women in African...

Nigerian’s Buhari arrives in Morocco for 2-day visit

The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Sunday in Morocco for a two-day visit. Upon his arrival at Rabat-Sale Airport, the Nigerian president was welcomed by...

Ably Ahmed says Ethiopia wont harm Egypt’s share of Nile water

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali vowed on Sunday that Ethiopia will not harm Egypt's share of the Nile River water through the construction...

Libyan army urges displaced people of Darna to return home

The Libyan eastern-based army on Sunday urged the displaced people of the eastern city of Darna to return after their homes have been secured. "The...

28 to face trial in Egypt for anti-state campaigns

Egypt's top prosecution referred on Sunday 28 defendants, including 19 fugitives and nine in custody, to a criminal court over launching anti-state campaigns to...

Burundi president confounds everyone, vows to step down in 2020

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Thursday announced that he will leave the presidency in 2020 at the expiry of his current presidential term. "As the...

United Nation sanctions 6 human traffickers operating in Libya

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday slapped sanctions on six leaders of human trafficking networks operating in Libya, a first for the world...

Congolese former VP Bemba awaits verdict in war crime appeal

Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba on Friday will hear the outcome of an appeal against his landmark conviction and 18-year sentence for war...

Ethiopia PM replaces security commanders

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed replaced the heads of two branches of the security services as he presses ahead with wide-ranging political and economic...

Ramaphosa reaffirm South African land shall be shared

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday reaffirmed the need to pursue the expropriation of land without compensation, saying "the land shall be shared"...

Cost of DNA test in Rwanda to reduce by 50%

Rwandans will be paying less for DNA tests to establish parentage for children or get proof for rape and other gender-based crimes among other...

Sudan proposes to host South Sudan peace meeting

Sudan on Tuesday proposed an initiative to host a meeting between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar. A high-level Sudanese delegation,...