Officials say Cape Town’s water crisis hitting tourism

A chronic drought that could leave South Africa’s Cape Town without water within weeks is hurting visitor numbers and knocking a rare economic bright...

Libyan forces kill 3 Islamic State militant near Dhara oilfield

Libyan forces fought suspected Islamic State fighters, killing three of them near an oilfield run by Waha Oil in the southeast of the country,...

Senior ANC official says Zuma should resign

South African President Jacob Zuma should step down, a senior ruling African National Congress official said, raising fresh pressure on Zuma who has been...

Mugabe fight-back would have led to “bloody outcome”

South African online tabloid TIMESLIVE, had former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe tried to fight back during a military takeover that ultimately led to his...

Egypt opposition condemns Sisi’s warning to opponents

A political coalition including several high-profile Egyptians sharply criticised President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday for a speech in which he warned off anyone...

UN backs return of 15 S. Sudanese ex-militias living in DRC

At least 15 South Sudanese ex-combatants loyal to former first vice president Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Friday after a sojourn in the...

Macron and Senegal’s Macky Sall co-host international education fund

Education is the sole response to the global rise of extremism, French President Emmanuel Macron told a conference in Senegal on Friday where he...

AU expresses concern over Kenya’s political crisis

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, expressed concern regarding Kenya's current political condition. Kenya's main opposition party, National Super Alliance...

Jacob Zuma to face new no-confidence vote

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma faces a no-confidence vote this month, a new attempt to unseat the president by opponents emboldened by splits within his...

France calls for dialogue, condemn Ambazonia attacks in Cameroon

France condemned attacks by suspected English-speaking separatists in Cameroon that killed three gendarmes on Thursday, but urged the Cameroonian government to engage in dialogue...

U.S bans arms export, defence services to S. Sudan

The United States on Friday banned the export of weapons and defence services to South Sudan, stepping up pressure against President Salva Kiir to...

90 migrants, mostly Pakistanis, dead in shipwreck off Libya coast

An estimated 90 migrants are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after a smuggler’s boat capsized early on Friday, leaving three...

All 955 trapped South African gold miners rescued

Sibanye-Stillwater said on Friday that all the miners who were trapped underground at its Beatrix gold mine in South Africa had been brought to...

Kenya opposition firebrand, Miguna Miguna arrested

Kenyan police on Friday arrested an outspoken member of the opposition, Miguna Miguna, in a dawn raid on his Nairobi home, police and his...

Fear haunts Cameroonians who fled violence to Nigeria

John Osang arrived in Nigeria at dawn on the verge of collapse, wearing just shorts and flip-flops after two fevered days running through the...

US rejects Odinga’s ‘inauguration’, condemn media crackdown

The United States on Thursday rejected Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga's "inauguration" as "people's president," while also criticising the authorities' crackdown on several broadcasters...

Residents halted from returning to Libyan ghost town, Tawergha

Residents from a Libyan town that was emptied and largely destroyed after the country’s 2011 revolution said they were prevented from starting a long-planned...

Nigeria bobsledders welcomed home in Lagos ahead of winter games

Three women set to make history by becoming the first people to represent Nigeria in the winter Olympics arrived in Africa’s most populous country...

Hundreds trapped in South Africa gold mine after power cut

About 950 gold miners were stuck underground in South Africa on Thursday after a power cut, the mine's owner said, though the workers were...

President Zuma to meet ANC top 6 ‘over his future’

South African President Jacob Zuma will meet the top six officials of the ruling African National Congress over his future, the state broadcaster said...