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Botswana's High Court decriminalises homosexuality

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

12 Jun 2019 1:01 PM

Rising misery as Ethiopia struggles to stem ethnic tensions

Clashes led to the world's largest displacement crisis, with over a million mostly ethnic Gedeos displaced, according to government figures.

10 Jun 2019 11:22 AM

14 lions escape from national park in South Africa, found roaming in vicinity

Until the matter is settled, the park spokesperson warned that there is a danger to members who are working in the area.

08 Jun 2019 6:50 PM

Sudan violence: '60 people killed in two-day crackdown,' says doctors' group

The protest movement, in turn, dismissed the generals' promise of elections within nine months instead.

05 Jun 2019 3:10 PM

2 bodies retrieved from boat off Libya's coast; 73 migrants rescued

In recent years, thousands of migrants have lost their lives after undertaking dangerous sea travel on overcrowded rubber boats.

03 Jun 2019 9:13 AM

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Human Rights Watch: Egyptian security forces commit war crimes in Sinai

The report accused security forces of arbitrary arrests including children, disappearances, torture, extrajudicial killings.

28 May 2019 11:08 AM

Cyril Ramaphosa sworn-in as President of South Africa; promises ‘new era’

Foreign heads of state from more than 40 countries were among 36,000 people who witnessed the event replete with pomp.

27 May 2019 8:59 AM

Cyril Ramaphosa elected President by South African Parliament

Former president Jacob Zuma, 77, resigned in February last year amid allegations of corruption and state capture.

25 May 2019 3:56 PM

How to crush Boko Haram? Analysts say treat women better

Those who have escaped the group are often now living among the same communities badly hit by violence, ICG said.

21 May 2019 8:55 AM

Tourist bus near Egypt's Gaza pyramids hit with bomb; injures 17

The attack comes as Egypt's vital tourism industry is showing signs of recovery after years in the doldrums.

20 May 2019 10:37 AM

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Safeguarding women after disasters: visible progress, but room for improvement

Globally, international organisations appear to be grappling with the issue more seriously than before.

14 May 2019 10:25 AM

4,500-year-old burial ground discovered near Egypt's great pyramids

Egypt's antiquities ministry unveiled a 4,500-year-old burial ground near the Giza pyramids containing colourful wooden coffins.

05 May 2019 12:57 PM

UN warns of worsening humanitarian situation in Libya

Fierce fighting for control of Libya's capital that has displaced thousands of people, threatens to bring further damage.

29 Apr 2019 4:54 PM

Largest diamond unearthed in Botswana's mine in Africa

A diamond weighing as much as 1,758 carats was unearthed by a Canadian mining company in Botswana.

27 Apr 2019 9:07 AM

51 dead as rainstorm lashes South Africa

South African authorities on Wednesday said that at least 51 people were killed, including two Zambian minors aged six and nine.

24 Apr 2019 8:18 PM

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23 killed in South Africa floods, mudslides

Among those killed were a six-month-old baby and a child aged around 10.

23 Apr 2019 7:57 PM

Suspected jihadists kill 10 Mali soldiers: security source

A UN peacekeeper was killed, 4 others wounded when a mine exploded as their convoy passed through central Mali.

21 Apr 2019 6:20 PM

One week after Bashir ouster, Sudan 'revolution' still unfinished

Sudan on Thursday marks one week since the army ousted president Omar al-Bashir after protests against his 30-year rule.

18 Apr 2019 10:34 AM

WHO estimates around 150 casualties in battle of Libya's Tripoli

At least 147 people have been killed and 614 wounded in the offensive launched by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar.

15 Apr 2019 8:07 PM

112 Chibok girls still missing, five years after Boko Haram kidnapping

Aisha Musa Maina digs through an old bag looking for memories of her daughter Hauwa, one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped five years ago.

14 Apr 2019 1:03 PM

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