News Stream

Currently viewing: Africa

The bill was passed by both houses of parliament last year and later received the constitutionally required approval of two-thirds of state legislatures.
The 10, including children, were reportedly decapitated in Palma in northern Mozambique.
A 1960s law that threatens them with jail if they do not pay for a license, and imposes other restrictions, is stifling the resurgent industry, say filmmakers.
Countries across the Horn of Africa have recently struggled to cope with heavy rains.
The animals were given to residents of a village in Gitega province, as part of a project to help women and children transport agricultural products, water or wood.
A forum representing 22 organisations says officers are still using arbitrary arrests to intimidate citizens.
The most powerful brigades in western Libya have unanimously rejected the conference, saying “the French initiative does not represent us”.
A local official in the town of Talataye -- where Saturday's attack took place -- said late Sunday that the assailants arrived in three vehicles and on a motorcycle.
Mamoudou Gassama, a Malian immigrant who entered France illegally in September, is now a hero in France after he saved a child from falling from a building in Paris.
"There is no Ebola outbreak in Mubende district or any other part of the country,” Uganda’s Daily Monitor quoted state minister for health Sarah Opendi as saying
As one banking executive put it: “In Nigeria, the government pretends to tax people and people pretend to pay. That’s the Nigerian social contract.”
No official reason was given for the sweeping changes, announced by state TV on Sunday, which followed the appointment of a new prime minister, Ibrahima Kassory Fofana.
The US ambassador to Cameroon accused government forces of carrying out targeted killings and other abuses in the fight against the independence-seeking militants.
Egypt has in recent weeks arrested several prominent activists in a crackdown on critics that followed small protests against hikes in metro fares.
The country has been rocked by violent protests against the president over electoral laws that the opposition says bar their candidates from participating in elections this year.
The 2012 amateurish film depicts the Prophet Mohammed as a buffoon and a paedophile and sparked a wave of angry anti-American protests across the Middle East.
The accident happened on Friday night in Kiryandongo, about 220 kilometres (140 miles) north of the capital Kampala.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Continental Free Trade Area Agreement will go a long way in helping Africa overcome poverty.
Charges against the blogger, Merzoug Touati, included "incitement for taking up arms against the state" and "encouraging crowd gathering".
Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged to build “a new Zimbabwe" that is not only openly courting foreign investment but also committed to upholding human rights.
At least 45 people were killed last month when clashes broke out between the semi-autonomous Puntland region and Somaliland over the ownership of Tukaraq village.
Deadly boat accidents are common in Congo, a vast, forested country which is carved up by a network of rivers that drain the Congo Basin.
Libya has been rocked by chaos since a 2011 uprising which toppled and killed dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Africa Day is an annual commemoration of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity which is now known as the African Union. would like to send you push notifications.
Notifications can be turned off any time in your browser settings.
You have been registered for browser notifications