News Stream

Currently viewing: Africa

Eritrea and Ethiopia remain bitter foes after a 1998-2000 conflict that drew comparisons to the First World War.
Riek Machar is to meet South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Wednesday for the first time in two years.
The Borno state police initially said its officers and soldiers "engaged the terrorists and promptly repelled the attack".
Specialised teams will scrutinise suspect viruses, looking to confirm its strain of Ebola and hunting for clues such as the virus's ancestry and evolution.
The announcement came after an NGO called Kisal, which campaigns for the human rights of pastoral communities, said on Monday "25 bodies" had been found in three mass graves.
Namibian Ambassador to Germany, Andreas Guibeb has called for the restitution of the Stone Cross and other cultural objects.
The two leaders, whose political rivalry triggered the start of a civil war more than four years ago have not met since Machar and his forces were chased from the capital in 2016.
Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker is claiming diplomatic immunity from ongoing bankruptcy proceedings in the UK.
Mozambicans told Human Rights Watch attackers had burned a mosque and beheaded an Islamic leader in a June 5 attack.
Reversing the country's crippling power deficit is seen as key to driving economic growth.
The Piper PA 31 aircraft operated by Madagascar Trans Air, a private airline company, crashed in the western suburbs of the town on Monday morning.
Zimbabwe is expected to hold elections on July 30 with 23 candidates - the highest number in the country's election history - running for the presidency.
Blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening targeting people returning from celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Libya's economy relies heavily on oil, with production at 1.6 million barrels per day under Kadhafi.
The Kenyan lawmaker who proposed the cap on commercial banks' lending rates says he is "sure" last week's move by the finance minister to repeal it will be defeated in parliament.
It was reported last week that an ambulance door was tied with bandages to prevent it from opening while paramedics were ferrying patients to health centres in the kingdom.
The intelligence sources say the opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema will not participate in the 2021 general elections.
Teams administering the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo are in a race against time to find and help people exposed.
Emmerson Mnangagwa who took over from Mugabe has vowed to hold clean elections and break from past history of violence-tainted polls.
Jihadist group al-Shabaab is suspected of carrying the attack according to northeastern regional coordinator, Mohamud Ali Saleh.
Foreign minister Leonard She Okitundu did not specify whether the one-time rebel leader will face prosecution by DRC authorities.
Two blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening, targeting people returning from celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Africa's largest economy depends on oil for 70-percent of its government revenue and almost all its foreign currency, despite being rich in iron, bitumen and gold.
Lack of power is holding back the development of the minerals processing sector and crimping the country's ability to reap higher profits from the boom. 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