AU welcomes deployment of of Joint Force in Sahel

The Chairperson commended the UN support which echoes the African Union’s Peace and Security Council communique of 13 April 2017.

Former Botswana president dies at 91

Sir Ketumile Masire was hospitalised last weekend.

Zim seeks SA investment at Johannesburg conference

Zimbabwean civic society, however, has scorned the investment initiative as nothing but a money-making scheme.

Egypt extends state of emergency

Parliament approved the initial state of emergency in April after the two church bombings claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group that killed at least 45 people.

Oil spill clean-up delay angers Ogoniland residents

One year after the launch of a much-heralded clean-up programme, the oil slicks which blackened the waters, killed the fish and ruined the mangroves remain untouched.

UN experts urge Egypt to halt executions after 'flawed trials'

Six men who were convicted in 2015 of terrorism-related charges saw their death sentences upheld by Egypt's highest criminal court on June 7.

Starvation looms in drought-hit Ethiopia

The drought has left no person untouched, spared no corner of their arid region and has forced 7.8 million people across Ethiopia to rely on emergency food handouts.

Angolan VP to face trial in Portugal for corruption

Vice-President Manuel Vicente is accused of bribery, money laundering and document falsification.


Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide: UN

Tuesday is World Refugee Day and many of the displaced are fleeing conflicts in Africa. According to the UNHCR, thirty percent of the world’s refugees are in Africa.


Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study

If global warming continues unabated, up to 60 percent of land currently used to grow coffee beans will be unsuitable for production by the last three decades of the century.

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