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Africa

At least six dead in Cameroon double suicide attack

10 February 2016, 12:25

At least six civilians were killed and over 30 injured Wednesday in a double suicide attack in Cameroon's northern border region with Nigeria, regularly attacked by Boko Haram fighters, security sources said.

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Chad's president to run for fifth term

10 February 2016, 10:53

Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno, who has been in power since 1990, will run for a fifth term in office after being chosen as his party's candidate.

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Ugandan opposition general to spend polls in jail

10 February 2016, 09:24

A former Ugandan intelligence chief and critic of President Yoweri Museveni has been denied bail days before elections in which the veteran leader is seeking to extend his 30-year rule.

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'No shortcuts' in Africa's war against jihadists: US special forces chief

10 February 2016, 08:08

African states must brace for a long-term fight against jihadist organisations, which are developing new tactics, recruiting more fighters and learning from each other, the US special forces chief in the continent said.

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Intimidation, voter bribery stand in my way of victory – Besigye

09 February 2016, 20:54

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye says he has accumulated significant support in many parts of the country, as the elections draw near.

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Boko Haram leader may have been replaced - Buhari

09 February 2016, 19:54

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau may have been replaced by another commander, according to a report.

Nigeria's most wanted corruption suspect lives in UK - Buhari

09 February 2016, 18:19

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that one of Nigeria's biggest corruption suspects is currently residing in the United Kingdom, according to a report.

Malawi has only 300 medical doctors - NGO

09 February 2016, 18:19

Malawi has only 300 trained doctors working in the entire country, which has a total population of over 18 million, non-governmental organisation ActionAid International says.

Picture of gay Malawian man goes viral after brutal attack

09 February 2016, 18:19

A picture of a gay man who was brutally attacked in Malawi has gone viral, with many describing the attack as a "hate crime".

Boko Haram leader may have been replaced - Buhari

09 February 2016, 18:19

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau may have been replaced by another commander, according to a report.

Nigeria's most wanted corruption suspect lives in UK - Buhari

09 February 2016, 16:17

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that one of Nigeria's biggest corruption suspects is currently residing in the United Kingdom, according to a report.

Mugabe's nephew blasts war veterans minister

09 February 2016, 16:17

President Robert Mugabe's nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, has lambasted War Veterans Minister Christopher Mutsvangwa over attempts to block some politburo members from attending a meeting.

Boko Haram leader may have been replaced - Buhari

09 February 2016, 14:39

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau may have been replaced by another commander, according to a report.

French to become compulsory in Nigerian schools

09 February 2016, 14:39

French is likely to become Nigeria's second official language following a plan by the country's government to make the language compulsory across all schools up to tertiary level, reports say.

Alleged rapists nabbed after 8 months

09 February 2016, 12:54

KwaZulu-Natal police have nabbed two alleged rapists who evaded authorities for eight months.

Life sentence for man who raped stepdaughter

09 February 2016, 11:45

The persistence of a KwaZulu-Natal mother has led to the arrest and life sentence of her husband who had been raping her teenage daughter over a two year period.

Congolese ex-army chief to run for president

09 February 2016, 08:48

A former Congolese army chief and presidential advisor has announced plans to run against President Denis Sassou Nguesso.

Wrong plane bombed

09 February 2016, 07:14

Daallo Airlines says another airline was the actual target of the Somali bomber.

Secret plot to overthrow Malawian president revealed

08 February 2016, 19:58

A strategy to overthrow current Malawian President Peter Mutharika has been revealed amid high political tensions in the southern Africa country.

Zim war vets want Moyo, Kasukuwere out of Zanu-PF

08 February 2016, 19:58

Zimbabwe's war veterans have called for the expulsion of national commissar Saviour Kasukuwere and Minister of High Education, Professor Jonathan Moyo, from the ruling Zanu-PF, as factional wars within the party intensify.

Grave robbers plunder hundreds of tombs in Sierra Leone

08 February 2016, 17:21

New security measures were in place Sunday at cemeteries in the Sierra Leone capital Freetown after grave robbers used pickaxes and sledge hammers to pry open tombs and steal coffins and jewellery.

Nigerian govt admits budget imperfections, welcomes criticism

08 February 2016, 14:46

The Nigerian presidency has admitted to imperfections in its 2016 national budget proposal, saying that "well-meaning criticism" is welcomed from the public, a report says.

Independent candidates support Museveni

08 February 2016, 15:57

Incumbent presidential candidate, Yoweri Museveni has received a boost from all his party members who failed to go through primaries and decided to stand as independent candidates in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

ICC judge apologizes for Gbagbo error

08 February 2016, 13:13

The presiding judge at the trial of ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo apologised for a major blunder last week in which the names of several protected witnesses were accidentally revealed.

Freed Australian hostage returns to Burkina Faso

08 February 2016, 11:47

An elderly Australian woman kidnapped by Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Burkina Faso arrived in Ouagadougou Monday after being freed following mediation by neighbouring Niger, which is now trying to secure her husband's release.

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