Africa

3 days ago | April 18, 2019

Al-Bashir in solitary confinement, as doctors rally: reports

Sudan's military rulers have transferred ousted president Omar al-Bashir to a maxprison, a family source said Wednesday, ...

Warrants of arrest issued for Nigeria ex-ministers over oil deal

A Nigerian judge issued arrest warrants for two former ministers and an Eni manager over the sale of offshore oilfield ...

Africa measles cases up 700%, says UN

Africa has witnessed the most dramatic rise - up to 700 percent of the number of measles cases reported worldwide in the ...

4 days ago | April 17, 2019

AU threatens to suspend Sudan if it doesn’t revert to civilian ...

The African Union Peace and Security Council on Monday gave the Sudanese military 15 days to hand over the country to ...

Uganda launches virtual courts to ease backlogs

Uganda has launched virtual courts that will see inmates attended to by judicial officers through video conferencing.

69 Rwandans arrested over genocide ideology during mourning week

At least 69 Rwandans were arrested over alleged genocide ideology crimes during the mourning week of the 25th ...

Egypt’s legislators vote to extend president’s term limits

Egypt's parliament is holding the last debate on proposed amendments to the constitution that could see President ...

Haftar offensive on Tripoli ‘sounded like a coup’: UN ...

The United Nations's top envoy for Libya has said that renegade General Khalifa Haftar tried to stage a coup when he ...

Kenyan family files lawsuit against Boeing over Ethiopian ...

A Kenyan family has filed a lawsuit in Chicago against American aviation giant Boeing over a March 10 Ethiopian Airlines ...

5 days ago | April 15, 2019

Buhari says election rival Abubakar was not a citizen

ABUJA. - Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari told an election tribunal the candidate he beat in a February vote was not a ...

Five years on, 112 Chibok schoolgirls still missing

MAIDUGURI. - The sleepy town of Chibok in Nigeria's northeast continues to grapple with the seemingly endless wait for ...

HRW calls for arrests after xenophobic attacks in SA

JOHANNESBURG. - Human Rights Watch (HRW) watchdog, urged South African authorities Monday to prosecute the perpetrators ...

UN urges curriculum review to promote climate change awareness in ...

NAIROBI. -- The UN Environment has called for the revision of education curriculum in Africa to promote climate change ...

UK contributes over US$6 mln to support 300,000 refugees in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM. -- Britain has contributed US$6,385,696 to the UN refugee agency in Tanzania to support more than 300,000 ...

Military council appoints new army chief of staff: statement

CAIRO. - Sudan's military council on Monday said it was restructuring the military command council and appointed Colonel ...