Congo opposition calls for general strike to make Kabila stand down

Opposition leaders are calling for protests in the DRC to force President Joseph Kabila to hold a presidential vote this year.

Female suicide bombers kill over 60 people in northeast Nigeria

The twin suicide bomb attack occurred at a camp in northern Nigeria for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko Haram group.

Zanu PF Women’s League wants censure of Mugabe spokesperson Charamba

The Women’s League, chaired by Mugabe’s controversial wife, Grace, was not amused by Charamba’s wading into the party’s succession debate, which has split the revolutionary party.

Top Ugandan LRA commander captured in CAR

Okot Odek's identity was confirmed by himself and by "certain elements" who had surrendered.

UN peacekeepers to stay in CAR

The United Nations Security Council unanimously decided that Minusca would remain in the Central African Republic due to the country's current instability.

Zanu PF succession struggle intensifies as Mugabe awaits God's call

Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for 36 years, is on record as saying only God will remove him from power.

Chad's Deby promises term limits if he wins 5th presidential election

One of Africa's longest-serving presidents, Chad's Idriss Deby, says he will introduce term limits if he wins a fifth term of office in April's presidential elections.

Six killed in suicide attacks in Cameroon

Two suicide bombers have blown themselves up and killed at least six people on Cameroon's border with Nigeria.


Why Africa can’t afford the Zika virus

Adamson Muula argues that Africa is unprepared for an outbreak of the Zika virus because of limited institutional ability and a lack of laboratory facilities.


Nigerians have image problem abroad: president

President Muhammadu Buhari was quoted as saying a minority of his countrymen could do with improving their behaviour.

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