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05/21/2019

| DRC must unite in Ebola fight amid 'high' risk of spread - WHO chief The World Health Organisation chief urged different political factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo to unite in the battle against Ebola, warning that the risk of spread "remains very high"....
05:00, 05/21/2019

| Angola to re-bury body of rebel chief Savimbi The exhumed body of Angolan rebel chief Jonas Savimbi, who was killed in 2002, will be reburied in his hometown next month, authorities said after DNA tests confirmed the identity of the remains....
05:00, 05/21/2019

Sacrifice of fallen Blue Helmet to be honoured with UN’s highest peacekeeping award In recognition of his “brave and selfless” action under fire in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)  ̶  saving the life of a fellow ‘blue helmet’ and helping his colleagues repel an armed group  ̶  the late Malawian soldier Chancy Chitete, will be...
10:00, 05/20/2019

At least 8 dead and many missing after boat carrying Ugandan soccer team capsizes on Lake Albert Eight bodies have been recovered and many passengers are missing after a boat carrying members of a local soccer club capsized on Lake Albert in Uganda, authorities said Monday....
09:32, 05/20/2019

| WATCH: 'Rivers' of plastic block Kinshasa's waterways In the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital city Kinshasa residents are fed up of the 'rivers' of plastic waste taking over the city's waterways as thousands of plastic bottles have piled up over the years, causing deadly floods when it rains....
08:00, 05/19/2019

| Egypt blackface sketch spotlights racism in region An Egyptian comedian has sparked anger by using blackface in a sketch and mocking Sudanese people, drawing attention to what experts say is a deeper racism problem in the region....
02:00, 05/19/2019

Guterres condemns armed attack against UN peacekeepers in Mali A violent attack against the United Nation's Integrated Stabilization Mission for Mali (MINUSMA) that left one peacekeeper dead on Saturday, drew strong condemnation from Secretary-General António Guterres. ...
19:16, 05/18/2019

Nigeria Football Federation explains delay in paying coaches Nigeria's Football Federation says delays in paying coaches were a 'short-term' issue and admits Gernot Rohr has only received a portion of this year's salary....
11:48, 05/18/2019

Guinea found guilty of age-cheating and disqualified from U-17 World Cup Guinea will not take part at this year's Under-17 World cup in Brazil after being found guilty of age-cheating at the recent U-17 Africa Cup of Nations....
11:48, 05/18/2019

| Violent kidnappings-for-ransom spread across Nigeria Aminu Magami, a taxi driver in northwest Nigeria, froze in fear when more than 20 gunmen stormed an expressway one night in February, shooting into the air....
06:32, 05/18/2019

| Uganda media in court after Bobi Wine coverage Media groups are challenging a decision by the country's communications regulator to remove dozens of senior journalists from their news management roles over coverage of music star turned politician Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu....
00:48, 05/17/2019

Navy SEAL Pleads Guilty in Case of Strangled Green Beret The Navy SEAL said he had restrained Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar with duct tape as Sergeant Melgar was being strangled by another commando in Mali in 2017....
20:16, 05/16/2019

‘The time for action is now’ senior UN peacekeeping official says, urging support for regional force combating Sahel terrorism The five-year-old force working to stabilize Africa’s Sahel has shown great potential, but needs more support from the international community to reach full operational capacity, a top UN peacekeeping official said on Thursday, calling for enhanced p...
15:48, 05/16/2019

| Egypt's Sinai: At least 47 fighters, 5 troops killed in battle Forty-seven fighters and five Egyptian soldiers were killed during Egypt's ongoing military offensive in the restive Sinai Peninsula, where it is fighting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant....
11:16, 05/16/2019

| Anglo American opens Zimbabwe's first platinum smelter Mining giant Anglo American has opened a $62-million platinum smelter in Zimbabwe, the country's first such refinery, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed to boost the country's valuable platinum sector....
11:16, 05/16/2019

Sudan: UN chief calls for ‘positive momentum’ as civilian rule talks stall between military and opposition The UN Secretary-General has commended the progress made so far between Sudan’s military leaders and opposition forces towards agreeing a timetable for a return to civilian rule, following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir just over a month a...
07:00, 05/16/2019

| Egypt's Sisi hosts Abu Dhabi crown prince amid Gulf tensions Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has met Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the presidency says, amid rising tensions in the Gulf....
22:16, 05/15/2019

| Shots fired in Sudan ahead of crunch talks on ruling body At least eight people have been reported wounded by gunshots near a Khartoum sit-in , before crucial talks between military chiefs and protest leaders over a transitional governing body....
21:16, 05/15/2019

| UN demands Tunisia drop charges against arms expert The United Nations has rejected Tunisia's reasons for the arrest in March of a UN expert on suspicion of espionage and demanded that charges against him dropped....
13:00, 05/15/2019

Ethiopia's garment workers are the least paid in the world With a range of economic incentives like the freshly built industrial parks for garment manufacturing, Ethiopia has positioned itself to become one of the world's top exporters of textile and garments....
11:48, 05/15/2019

Extinct species of bird came back from the dead, scientists find A previously extinct species of bird returned from the dead, reclaiming the island it previously lived on and re-evolving itself back into existence, scientists have said....
11:48, 05/15/2019

French hostage says ordeal in Burkina Faso was 'hell' A French hostage, freed in Burkina Faso on Thursday during on overnight rescue in which two soldiers were killed, has described the experience as "hell."...
11:48, 05/15/2019

Kenyan president's office denies claims he is 'missing' after China trip The chief spokesperson for Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta denied claims Kenyatta was absent at public events after speculation went rife about his whereabouts on social media....
11:48, 05/15/2019

At least 70 migrants drown in Tunisia boat accident At least 70 migrants drowned and 16 were rescued after their boat capsized near the Kerkennah Islands off Tunisia's eastern coast on Friday, according to the country's state-run Tunis Afrique Presse agency (TAP)....
11:48, 05/15/2019

Sudan's Bashir charged for protestors' deaths Sudan's Public Prosecutor Office has instructed expedited charges be bought against former President Omar al-Bashir in the killing of protestors, according to a statement released to CNN on Monday....
11:48, 05/15/2019

Four killed in ambush on Catholic parade in Burkina Faso Four people were killed and a statue of the Virgin Mary was destroyed in an attack on parishioners during a religious procession in Burkina Faso, church officials told CNN on Wednesday....
11:48, 05/15/2019

| Feud between Rwanda, Uganda strongmen takes toll The people living on either side of the Ugandan-Rwandan border at Katuna never much considered the boundary: Children crossed for school, workers moved freely and trade thrived....
08:00, 05/15/2019

Fin24.com | Military stake stymies R57bn Zim platinum project A plan to build Zimbabwe’s biggest platinum mine at a cost of about $4bn, about R57bn, is floundering because a military stake in the project has deterred potential backers, according to people familiar with the funding discussions....
04:32, 05/15/2019

Under-20 World Cup: Nigeria omit Villarreal's Samuel Chukwueze Villarreal's Samuel Chukwueze is left out of Nigeria's squad for the Under-20 World Cup clearing the way for him to play at the Africa Cup of Nations....
07:48, 05/14/2019

| Sudan protest leaders say accord with army on transitional authority Sudan's protest leaders says they have reached a breakthrough agreement with the country's military rulers on transitional authorities to run the country....
02:16, 05/14/2019

| Ebola centre attacker killed in DRC Police and soldiers repelled an attack on an Ebola treatment centre in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo overnight, killing one assailant, a government official said....
18:16, 05/13/2019

| Sudan's Omar al-Bashir charged over 'killing' of protesters Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir has been charged over the killings of protesters during the anti-regime demonstrations that led to the end of his rule, the prosecutor general announced Monday....
18:16, 05/13/2019

| 'Terrorist' attack on high-security Niger prison foiled Authorities in Niger have foiled a "terrorist" attack on a high-security prison near the capital Niamey, Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum says on Twitter....
18:16, 05/13/2019

UN condemns deadly attack on Burkina Faso church Senior UN officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres have voiced their outrage at a deadly attack on a Catholic church in the north of Burkina Faso on Sunday, during which six people were reportedly killed by gunmen. ...
17:00, 05/12/2019

| IN PICTURES: Surviving Cyclone Idai - Moms and grannies tell their heartbreaking stories In March, a cyclone ripped through central Mozambique. In the aftermath of the catastrophe, these mothers show us what strength, courage and resilience truly look like....
07:32, 05/12/2019

Mamelodi Sundowns retain South African title on last day of season Mamelodi Sundowns finish above Orlando Pirates to retain the South African league title after a 1-0 victory at Free State Stars on the last day of the season....
09:48, 05/11/2019

2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Matip absent as Cameroon name provisional squad Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf names a 34-man provisional squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with Liverpool centre-back Joel Matip a notable absentee....
06:16, 05/11/2019

South Africa’s Elections: A Weakened A.N.C. Is Headed to Victory The African National Congress was poised to keep control of the government, but widespread voter dissatisfaction looks to have led to its poorest electoral showing ever....
11:16, 05/10/2019

| Four hostages freed in Burkina Faso by French special forces French special forces have freed two French hostages, an American and a South Korean in northern Burkina Faso in an overnight military raid in which two soldiers died, authorities say....
10:16, 05/10/2019

| Algeria protesters stage first mass rally of Ramadan Protesters thronged Algeria's capital for the first Friday mass rally of Ramadan, pressing their demands for reforms and the departure of key figures from ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's regime....
10:16, 05/10/2019

| Mugabe's tractors, trucks to be auctioned to pay off debts Farm tractors, pick-up trucks and combine harvesters from former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's dairy farm will go under the hammer to pay off debts, auctioneers have announced....
01:00, 05/10/2019

| Shark attack kills surfer off Reunion Island An attack by a shark has killed a surfer off France's Indian Ocean island of Reunion, the latest fatality in increasingly dangerous waters, emergency services said....
01:00, 05/10/2019

| DR Congo Ebola clinic in North Kivu attacked Dozens of fighters from an armed group known as Mai-Mai went into the northeastern city of Butembo in the Democratic Republic of Congo and fought with security forces....
01:00, 05/10/2019

| Sudan protesters threaten civil disobedience after army delays Sudanese protest leaders have threatened to launch a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience after accusing the country's military rulers of delaying the transfer of power to a civilian administration....
15:16, 05/09/2019

| Famine on rise in Near East and North Africa: FAO Famine is on the rise in the Near East and North Africa with more than 52 million people undernourished, most of them in conflict zones, the UN food agency says....
15:16, 05/09/2019

| US urges Sudan military to seal deal with protesters The US has pressed Sudan's military leader to reach an agreement with protesters, who have threatened a disobedience campaign unless there is a transfer to civilian rule....
15:16, 05/09/2019

| UN shifts response as Ebola outbreak in DRC drags on The UN is stepping up its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in the DRC , now in its 10th month, and needs additional resources, Secretary General Antonio Guterres says....
15:16, 05/09/2019

Singer loses $3,000 wager as Liverpool defeats Barcelona When Nigerian singer, Kcee confidently made a bet of one million naira (approximately $3,000) with a Liverpool fan in favor of Barcelona winning, it didn't seem like much of a long shot....
11:48, 05/09/2019

Zimbabwean scholar named one of the most inspiring women in the world The life-size bronze figure of accomplished Zimbabwean scholar Tererai Trent will be unveiled in the United States to celebrate Women's Equality Day in August....
11:48, 05/09/2019

A.N.C. Leads in South Africa Election, as Voters Give Party ‘One Last Chance’ The African National Congress was expected to win votes it needed to stay in power, but to fall short of the 60 percent threshold it has met since coming to power in 1994....
10:00, 05/09/2019

Caster Semenya wins race ahead of new testosterone rules South African runner Caster Semenya on Friday won what's expected to be her last 800-meter race before new testosterone-limiting rules go into effect for women's middle-distance track events....
17:00, 05/08/2019

Chelsea transfer ban: Fifa rejects Premier League club's appeal Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says it will be "not be easy" to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City next season, after an unsuccessful appeal against Fifa's transfer ban....
16:32, 05/08/2019

Oil tanker explosion kills at least 55 people in Niger An oil tanker explosion in Niger killed at least 55 people, some of whom were trying to collect spilled fuel after the vehicle overturned, authorities say....
15:48, 05/07/2019

| Mali gets new government after protests Mali's president has named a new government after its predecessor resigned last month amid widespread protests over an upsurge of deadly inter-communal violence, a presidency statement said....
09:00, 05/07/2019

| Libya conflict: Tripoli residents feel the pinch in Ramadan For Muslims, Ramadan is a month of mercy and forgiveness, but Libyans in Tripoli are worried if there is no ceasefire imposed it could become a month of more suffering and hardship....
09:00, 05/07/2019

| Libya air strikes point to possible UAE involvement - UN report United Nations experts are investigating missile strikes near Libya's capital that were fired likely using Chinese-made drones and point to possible involvement by the United Arab Emirates, a confidential report shows....
09:00, 05/07/2019

In South Africa Elections, A.N.C. Can’t Count on Black Middle-Class Voters President Cyril Ramaphosa is pushing to win back the support of black middle-class voters in Wednesday’s election, but many are outraged over the endemic corruption in the African National Congress....
03:48, 05/07/2019

| Sudan protest death toll hits 90: doctors committee Ninety protesters have been killed in protest-related violence across Sudan since demonstrations against ousted president Omar al-Bashir erupted in December, a doctors' committee says....
20:16, 05/06/2019

African Confederation Cup: Renaissance Berkane to face Zamalek in final Renaissance Berkane of Morocco and Egypt's Zamalek reach the African Confederation Cup final after aggregate wins over CS Sfaxien and Etoile du Sahel....
01:32, 05/06/2019

| Brother of Algeria's Bouteflika, ex-spy bosses in custody An Algerian military judge remanded the powerful brother of deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two former intelligence chiefs on charges including 'conspiring' against the state....
21:00, 05/05/2019

Algiers Dispatch: Algeria’s Turmoil Adds New Obstacle to Saving the Historic Casbah A plan to restore the Ottoman-era district offended some for inviting help from the French, former colonizers. But the famed warren continues to decay....
03:16, 05/05/2019

Guinea coach Paul Put seeks second opinion on Naby Keita's injury Guinea coach Paul Put says he is seeking a 'second medical opinion' to decide whether Liverpool's Naby Keita can play at the Africa Cup of Nations in June....
21:48, 05/04/2019

| Remains of nearly 85 000 genocide victims buried in Rwanda The remains of nearly 85,000 people murdered in Rwanda's genocide were laid to rest Saturday in a sombre ceremony in Kigali, a quarter of a century after the slaughter....
12:16, 05/04/2019

South Africa Voters in Dark on Who is Financing Elections With a pivotal general election this week, South Africans know little about how the A.N.C. and other parties are financing their campaigns. A new law won’t help....
10:00, 05/04/2019

| Ebola death toll to pass 1 000 - UN The current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed nearly 1 000 people, the UN said, warning the "intense" spread of the virus was set to persist....
04:16, 05/04/2019

| World Bank gives $545m for cyclone-hit southern Africa The World Bank will extend more than half-a-billion dollars in grants for cyclone-ravaged southern African countries, its chief announced as he concluded a visit to Mozambique, the worst affected country....
04:16, 05/04/2019

| The village that keeps rising from the volcanic ashes Four years after the volcano erupted – razing everything in its path in Cape Verde's Cha das Caldeiras valley – the floor tiles of the small, rebuilt inn are warm to the touch....
15:48, 05/03/2019

2019 Women's World Cup: Ajara optimistic 'Cameroon can do better in France' Cameroon forward Nchout Njoya Ajara insists the Indomitable Lionesses will show significant progress when they compete at the Women's World Cup in June....
13:48, 05/03/2019

Sudan dispatch: Bullets, Tear Gas and Love: Romance Blooms in the Midst of Sudan Protests After decades of rule under a dictator, a wave of exuberance has rippled across Sudan’s capital, the young are reveling in newfound freedoms — to speak, party and find love....
10:00, 05/03/2019

| What next for cyclone-hit Mozambique? Mozambique is reeling after an unprecedented two cyclones swept ashore within six weeks, wreaking havoc and leaving hundreds dead and tens of thousands displaced....
02:00, 05/03/2019

| Two Shell oil worker hostages freed in Nigeria - police Two Shell oil workers kidnapped in Nigeria's restive oil-rich south have been freed, six days after they were seized by gunmen who killed their guard and driver, police have said....
10:32, 05/02/2019

Ebola outbreak in Congo hits record with 27 new cases confirmed in a single day The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached a grim milestone, with 27 new cases confirmed in a single day -- a record for the current outbreak....
10:16, 05/02/2019

FROM THE FIELD: New sensors protect vulnerable Malawians against deadly lightning The deadly threat of lightning strikes, as well as their damaging impact on a country’s development, has been recognized in a new project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). ...
08:48, 05/02/2019

Sudan Deposed a Dictator, but Will Real Change Follow? Even after forcing out president Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan for 30 years, thousands of pro-democracy protesters are still out on the streets. Why? Because the country’s military generals have taken power into their hands....
05:48, 05/02/2019

Caster Semenya, Hero in South Africa, Fights Hormone Testing on a Global Stage The 28-year-old runner, who holds two Olympic gold medals, has been lauded for her resistance to international sports officials’ limits on female athletes....
15:48, 05/01/2019

| Congo Ebola cases hit record for most reported in single day Health experts are expressing growing alarm about the number of people sickened with the Ebola virus who are never reaching treatment centres, allowing the disease to spread to caregivers and countless others....
01:48, 05/01/2019

Foreign workers kidnapped from Nigeria oil rig A Canadian and a Scottish oil worker were kidnapped by armed men off a rig in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta over the weekend, a military spokesperson told CNN on Monday....
16:16, 04/30/2019

Ebola situation worsening in DR Congo, amidst growing ‘funding gap’ UN health agency warns Strengthening both security and the Ebola response effort is essential to contain the growing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN health agency’s officials said on Tuesday, following a visit to the epicentre of what is already ...
15:48, 04/30/2019

Africa Cup of Nations: Fans backlash prompts a rethink of ticket pricing A backlash from Egyptian fans, including a jibe from Mo Salah, prompts the Egypt Football Association to reconsider its ticket pricing for the Africa Cup of Nations....
11:16, 04/30/2019

| 'Incredibly difficult' to reach Mozambique cyclone survivors Rains were still pounding northern Mozambique several days after Cyclone Kenneth, while the United Nations said aid workers face "an incredibly difficult situation" in reaching thousands of survivors....
02:00, 04/30/2019

| Mozambique cyclone Kenneth floods north-eastern centres Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, have continued to pound Pemba and surrounding areas causing massive flooding and destruction....
00:00, 04/30/2019

| Death toll jumps to 38 after Mozambique's latest cyclone The death toll from Cyclone Kenneth in northern Mozambique jumped to 38, the government announced, as flooding and pounding rains hampered efforts to deliver aid to badly hit communities several days after the storm....
12:48, 04/29/2019

Nice's Algeria star Atal not for sale - Vieira The coach of French club Nice, Patrick Vieira, says Youcef Atal is not for sale after he becomes the first Algerian to hit a hat-trick in Ligue 1 in 33 years....
09:48, 04/29/2019

Ivory Coast defender Bailly out of Nations Cup Manchester United's Eric Bailly will miss the final two games of the season and this summer's Africa Cup of Nations after sustaining a knee injury against Chelsea....
09:48, 04/29/2019

| Zimbabwe deputy minister 'shaken' as plane hits bird, causing engine fire Zimbabwe's deputy minister of Land, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement was aboard an Air Zimbabwe aeroplane that suffered a mid-air mishap....
06:48, 04/29/2019

| WATCH: Mozambique's 2nd cyclone floods northeastern centres Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, have continued to pound the northeastern city of Pemba and surrounding areas causing massive flooding and destruction....
06:48, 04/29/2019

Locked up where suicide is still a crime Suicide is illegal in Nigeria and survivors often find themselves in jail at the most vulnerable moment of their lives. CNN's Stephanie Busari reports....
11:48, 04/28/2019

These firefighters fought back after being fired for having babies After Grace Fosu and Thelma Hammond were fired from Ghana's National Fire Service they filed a lawsuit in the country's first gender discrimination court case....
11:48, 04/28/2019

Mali's PM and his entire government resign Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga and his entire government have resigned, according to a statement from the country's secretary general on Thursday....
11:48, 04/28/2019

| Sudan's army says holding talks with all political forces Sudan's military rulers say they are communicating with all political forces to name a prime minister and form a civilian government "as soon as possible"....
10:48, 04/28/2019

| Wit and grit: Algeria's sizeable youth lead fight for change Algeria's aging ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was driven from power this month through protests led by the nation's burgeoning youth, a politically engaged, witty and increasingly educated generation frustrated by widespread youth unemployment....
10:48, 04/28/2019

| Sudanese military invites protesters to talks amid tensions Sudan's ruling military council has proposed a meeting with the organisers of the protests that toppled President Omar al-Bashir after they suspended talks with the generals over the weekend....
10:48, 04/28/2019

| SEE: Compulsory evacuations as Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall in Mozambique Compulsory evacuations have begun in northern Mozambique where the powerful tropical cyclone Kenneth is expected to make landfall, just weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead....
10:48, 04/28/2019

| Four emergency agency staff kidnapped in southern Nigeria Four Nigerian emergency agency workers have been kidnapped as they returned from an assignment in oil-rich Rivers State in southern Nigeria, security sources have said....
10:48, 04/28/2019

| Sudanese protesters delay naming of civilian government The organisers of the protests that drove Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir from power are delaying their announcement of a transitional civilian government as they hold new negotiations with the ruling military council....
10:48, 04/28/2019

| Zimbabwe acquits 7 unionists arrested ahead of protests A Zimbabwean court acquitted seven leaders of the country's main trade union coalition arrested ahead of an anti-government protest last year, lawyers said....
10:48, 04/28/2019

| Algeria protesters keep up pressure after resignations, arrests Algerian protesters have vowed to keep up the pressure on the regime left behind by Abdelaziz Bouteflika, staging a tenth consecutive weekly mass rally after a string of people close to the toppled president were sacked or arrested over alleged graft...
10:48, 04/28/2019

| Serious flooding in Mozambique in wake of Cyclone Kenneth Serious flooding has begun in parts of northern Mozambique that were hit by Cyclone Kenneth three days ago, after the government urged many people to immediately seek higher ground....
10:48, 04/28/2019

| Mozambique families count cyclone cost Soaking mattresses, bent corrugated iron sheets, some wooden chairs and two slender chickens are about all that Assan Madal and his wife Maria Mendosa were able salvage from the wreckage of their wood and mud home....
10:48, 04/28/2019

Meet the young activists shaking up South Africa The #FeesMustFall campaign created a new generation of political activists. But nearly four years later, how will they affect South Africa’s upcoming election?...
10:16, 04/28/2019

Kwesi Appiah: AFC Wimbledon forward has 'unfinished business' with Ghana AFC Wimbledon forward Kwesi Appiah says he has 'unfinished business' with Ghana and is 'very hopeful' he will be in the squad for the 2019 Nations Cup....
10:16, 04/28/2019

UN chief welcomes establishment of inclusive government in Central African Republic United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the establishment in the Central African Republic (CAR) of a government in line with an early February peace deal struck with more than a dozen armed groups active in the country....
09:48, 04/28/2019

UN condemns ‘unspeakable’ attack that leaves scores dead in central Mali The United Nations has strongly condemned the armed attack on a village in restive central Mali which reportedly left at least 134 people dead and dozens wounded early on Saturday....
09:48, 04/28/2019

Mali’s ‘self-defence’ groups must face justice, after deadly intercommunal attacks Mali’s authorities have been urged by the UN to provide justice for the victims and survivors of attacks by so-called self-defence groups, responsible for horrific intercommunal violence in central Mali, after a weekend assault that claimed the lives...
09:48, 04/28/2019

‘Negative forces’ at work in DR Congo threaten ‘largely peaceful’ relations across Great Lakes region, says outgoing UN envoy The UN’s outgoing Special Envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region on Tuesday said countries there had made “important steps towards durable peace and stability” in the last 20 years, resulting in a region that is now “largely peaceful”....
09:48, 04/28/2019

Central Mali: Top UN genocide prevention official sounds alarm over recent ethnically-targeted killings The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed on Thursday his deepest concern and strongly condemned recent attacks against villages in Mali, including mass-killings last weekend in the Mopti region, which l...
09:48, 04/28/2019

‘Address root causes’ of instability in Mali through ‘aid and support’ urges UN chief Appearing before the Security Council on Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that the only way to prevent increased violence and instability in Mali is to tackle root causes such as grinding poverty; climate change and competition for ...
09:48, 04/28/2019

25 years on from genocide against the Tutsi, UN Chief warns of ‘dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance’ In a message to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi, during which Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were also killed, UN chief António Guterres has warned of dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and i...
09:48, 04/28/2019

Sudan: ‘Exercise utmost restraint’ urges Guterres as thousands march in Khartoum, sparking deadly clashes With security forces reportedly firing tear gas at protesters and signs that there may be division between the army and security forces in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, over how to deal with ongoing demonstrations, the UN chief on Monday called on “all ...
09:48, 04/28/2019

ISIS Claims First Attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo Islamic State propagandists said the group was responsible for an assault that left eight Congolese soldiers dead. It was the group’s first Congo attack....
09:16, 04/28/2019

After the Storm, a Fight for Survival in Mozambique Idai was the deadliest cyclone to hit southern Africa in over a century. Augusto Brás and his wife, Amélia, lost their home and their son in the flooding. Now, with their crops ruined and the next big harvest a year away, staying alive is a daily str...
09:16, 04/28/2019

Mozambique Cyclone Wiped Out the Nation’s Food. Now Aid is in Short Supply. International donors gave tens of millions to help Mozambique — a far cry from the nearly one billion dollars pledged to rebuild Notre-Dame in Paris....
09:16, 04/28/2019

ISIS, After Laying Groundwork, Gains Toehold in Congo A recent assault on a military barracks was the first Congo attack claimed by the terror group. But there were earlier signs of an ISIS franchise in the region....
09:16, 04/28/2019

The Revolutionary Force Behind Sudan’s Protest Movement? Doctors A prescription for change: When Omar Hassan al-Bashir came to power in 1989, doctors were among the first to resist. Three decades later, they are at the forefront of the movement that toppled him....
09:16, 04/28/2019

Amid U.S. Silence, Gulf Nations Back the Military in Sudan’s Revolution As protesters and generals argue over who should run Sudan, the United States has been unusually quiet. Saudi Arabia and its allies are filling the vacuum....
09:16, 04/28/2019

The Son Protested the Dictator. The Father Helped Throw Him Out. Lt. Gen. Salah Abdelkhalig is now among the most powerful men in Sudan, having ousted former president Omar Hassan al-Bashir at the urging of protesters like the general’s son....
09:16, 04/28/2019

Weeks After Deadly Storm, Cyclone Kenneth Hits Mozambique Just over a month after Cyclone Idai left more than 1,000 dead in the region, Cyclone Kenneth struck the East African nation of Mozambique, where residents were bracing for dangerous floods....
09:16, 04/28/2019

Cyclone Kenneth Lashes Mozambique, With Floods Feared A day after making landfall in Mozambique, which is still recovering from the effects of Cyclone Idai, Cyclone Kenneth destroyed homes and killed at least one person....
09:16, 04/28/2019

Cyclone Kenneth Pounds Mozambique, Killing at Least 5 Three days after the deadly storm made landfall in the southern African country, torrential flooding led to power cuts and evacuations in a northern city....
09:16, 04/28/2019