MTN says $10.1b Nigeria demand makes listing in NSE challenging

A $10.1 billion demand by Nigerian authorities from South African telecoms group MTN (MTNJ.J) makes its planned debut stock market listing...

Moroccan women applaud anti-harassment law

Activist Samira Raiss has welcomed that Morocco's law criminalising violence against women has come into force.She has...

Scrabble for Africa as EU battle China, to deepen ties with...

In a move analysts see as European ~Union response to China over bearing influence in the continent, which was further strengthened...

Tripoli airport shut again days after reopening

The only working airport in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, is out of action again, only days after it re-opened.

President Weah plays in friendly against Nigeria, at 51

Liberia president George Weah played in an international friendly for his country on Tuesday - at the age of 51.

Congo opposition Bemba warns of ‘chaos’ if vote fraud

Congo opposition figure and former warlord barred from December’s presidential election is warning that “chaos” will follow if the vote is...

Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders officially open their border

Taking the next step in their dramatic diplomatic thaw, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea on Tuesday officially opened the border...

Zimbabwe’s Chamisa ‘plans own swearing-in ceremony’

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Nelson Chamisa may take a mock presidential oath on Saturday, news agency Reuters quotes his spokesman as saying.

Artist stirs anger with Mandela-Nazi caricature

Controversial South African artist Ayanda Mabulu has told the BBC that he stands by his caricature of former president and anti-apartheid...

Has Islamic States finally gained foothold in Nigeria?

Nigeria and her neighbours have for a decade contended with radical Islamic terror group Boko haram, whose name literally means 'Western Education...

Sudan’s al-Bashir dissolves government, appoints new PM

President Omar al-Bashir dissolved the Sudanese government on Sunday and named a new prime minister, moves aimed at fixing a crisis-hit economy...

Four killed as Gunmen storm oil corporation building

An armed group has stormed the Tripoli headquarters of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Libya.Security forces clashed...

Tanzania’s Magufuli condemns birth control, call users lazy

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has urged couples to keep reproducing, saying only "lazy people" opted for birth control, the local Citizen news...

Ethiopian and Italian planes in a near mid air collision

Ethiopian and Italian passengers planes nearly crashed in Kenyan airspace on 30 August, Kenyan media reports.The...

Cameroon Anglophone separatists block regional capital

Armed Anglophone separatists burned buses and blocked traffic into and out of the capital of the English-speaking northwest region, Cameroon’s military...

Botswana rejects criticism on her anti-poaching policy

Botswana’s president says criticism of his government’s anti-poaching policy is “nothing but hysteria,” following reports that poachers are killing more elephants...

UN rights boss calls on Egypt to overturn mass death sentences

U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Sunday urged Egypt’s appeals court to overturn mass death sentences handed down by a...

Dozens killed in a plane crash in South Sudan

At least 17 people died in South Sudan on Sunday when a small aircraft carrying passengers from Juba International Airport to...

Angola president Lourenço named leader of ruling MPLA

Angolan President João Lourenço on Saturday took the helm of the ruling MPLA party, winning unopposed a leadership election that marks...

Nigerian ‘Jeff Sessions’ Imposter Faces Prison

Nigerian scam syndicate Karim Oluwaseyi created a Gmail account to impersonate U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Now, Oluwaseyi has been charged...