Up to 10kg of explosives used in Tunis blast

A suicide bomber used 10kg of explosives to blow up a bus carrying the country's presidential guard, according to the interior ministry.

French woman's drug conviction overturned

A Mauritius court has overturned the conviction of a French woman who received a 20-year jail sentence for drug smuggling.

China to announce fresh aid for Africa

China is likely to announce new aid to African nations when President Xi Jinping visits South Africa and Zimbabwe next month.

Hospitality Industry Joins the Green Revolution

Just a stone's throw from Cape Town International Airport is the 4-Star Hotel Verde which has earned itself the title of the greenest hotel in Africa.

Five Kenyan ministers get the chop

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta has fired five cabinet ministers tainted by corruption scandals.

Death toll in Sinai hotel attack rises to 7

The Islamic State attack on a hotel in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has now claimed the lives of seven people, including two judges.

Tunisia declares state of emergency after dozen die in bus blast

A security source at the site said "most of the agents who were on the bus are dead" after the attack in Tunis, a target of jihadist violence since the 2011 revolution.

Gambian president calls halt to female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation, or FGM, remains highly common in the Gambia, along with a number of other African countries and parts of the Middle East.


10 things you need to know about Pope Francis

Pope Francis is in Africa this week for an historic five-day, three-nation tour of the continent. Here are a few things you may not have known about the pontiff.


Mali attacks: who is Mourabitoun?

Al-Mourabitoun was formed two years ago, after a group led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar merged with another jihadi group, Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa.


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