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44 killed in air strike on Libya migrant centre, sparks outrage

UN chief denounced 'horrendous' attack and demanded an independent investigation, as divided Security Council failed to condemn the strike.

04 Jul 2019 1:43 PM

At least 45 killed, over 100 injured in fuel tanker blast in Nigeria

The blaze began when a bus tried to pass the scene and its exhaust pipe scraped along the ground causing sparks to fly.

03 Jul 2019 12:41 PM

Haftar army threatens to launch more strikes in Libya

Libya has been largely divided into two factions ever since the death of dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

02 Jul 2019 3:24 PM

Troops deploy as Sudan braces for mass protest

The new protest, comes at a time when Ethiopia and African Union (AU) are jointly mediating between protesters and generals.

30 Jun 2019 5:01 PM

Stoned-baked pizza, anyone? South African eatery introduces ‘cannabis pizza’

At the end of May, the government decided to legalise consumption of cannabis oil to a daily maximum of 20 mg per person.

30 Jun 2019 10:05 AM

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INS Kochi enters Port Victoria in Seychelles for Operational Turnaround

During the visit, the Commanding Officer met Seychelles Vice President Meriton and Indian ambassador to Seychelles Dalbir Singh.

28 Jun 2019 4:04 PM

15 killed, 75 injured in Madagascar stadium stampede

The stadium was launched in 2019 and is located in the centre of Antananarivo and serves as a venue for various sport and cultural events.

27 Jun 2019 1:08 PM

Egypt arrests 8, including ex-lawmaker, for plotting riots

They arrested of ex-lawmaker Zyad el-Elaimy, who was part of raid that targeted 19 businesses and economic entities linked to Brotherhood.

25 Jun 2019 5:16 PM

Coup attempt thwarted, military chief killed in Ethiopia

The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military officer and others within the military said PM Abiy Ahmed.

25 Jun 2019 3:40 PM

199 migrants rescued off Libya's western coast

Medical and humanitarian assistance was provided to the rescued who were taken to reception centres in different cities in Libya.

23 Jun 2019 11:21 AM

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US, China fight it out in Djibouti, accuse each other of aggression

The United States military on Thursday claimed that China had harassed troops posted at the US military base in Africa's Djibouti.

20 Jun 2019 4:10 PM

Egypt’s former president Mohammed Morsi dies during trial in court

Morsi has been in prison undergoing multiple trials ever since the military ousted him in July 2013.

18 Jun 2019 9:02 AM

At least 30 dead, 40 injured in Nigeria triple suicide bombing

Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga, 38 kilometres (24 miles) from the Borno state capital Maiduguri.

17 Jun 2019 2:49 PM

Two AFP journalists beaten, detained in Central African Repulic

'One of them grabbed my camera and smashed it on the ground,' Florent Vergnes, one of the journalists, said.

16 Jun 2019 8:05 PM

Mogadishu blasts: 11 killed, 25 injured, Al-Qaida-linked group takes responsibility

The al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the blasts.

16 Jun 2019 1:56 PM

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Hashtags for hope? The reason why social media is turning blue for Sudan

Netizens are changing their profile pictures to blue with hashtag #BlueforSudan.

14 Jun 2019 6:13 PM

Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda in current outbreak

The first fatality, a five-year-old boy who had crossed into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo, died late on Tuesday.

13 Jun 2019 2:28 PM

Strike ends in Sudan; shops open, residents remain wary

Doctors close to the protest movement say at least 118 people have been killed since the June 3 crackdown.

12 Jun 2019 4:05 PM

Boko Haram attack: Death toll rises to 37 in Cameroon, 15 terrorists arrested

The militants carried out attack on region bordering Lake Chad on Sunday night, clashing with the Cameroonian army until Monday afternoon.

12 Jun 2019 1:54 PM

Botswana's High Court decriminalises homosexuality

South Africa is the only African nation to have legalised gay marriage.

12 Jun 2019 1:01 PM

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