Africa

Deutsche Welle journalist released by DR Congo

Antediteste Niragira was arrested last Wednesday on accusations of spying in the DRC.

Deutsche Welle journalist Niragira released by DR Congo

Politics

Gambia accuses former president Jammeh of stealing $50m

Yahya Jammeh stole the money from state coffers before leaving for exile in Equatorial Guinea, justice minister says.

Gambia accuses former president Jammeh of stealing $50m

Africa

Zambia considers treason charge against opposition leader

A Zambian court will rule on whether it will proceed with a case of treason against the leader of the opposition.

Inside Story

Can famine in Africa be contained?

Millions are going hungry in several countries because of the worst drought in living memory.

Africa

South Sudan: More than one million on brink of starvation

It has been three months since famine, which has been caused by a long-standing conflict between the government and rebels groups, was declared in some parts of South Sudan.

Africa

Freed Chibok girls reunited with parents

Scenes of joy as 82 schoolgirls freed from Boko Haram captivity see their parents for the first time since April 2014.

Human Rights

South Africans protest over violence against women

Hundreds angered by a rise in violence against women and children march in the South African capital, Pretoria.

South Africans protest over violence against women

Opinion

Black presences at the Venice Biennale

African art might not have had the money to book fancy pavilions but it left a powerful mark on the Venice Biennale.

M Neelika Jayawardane

by M Neelika Jayawardane

M Neelika Jayawardane

Africa

Six million Somalis face starvation

International aid agencies are warning that six million Somalis need urgent help to avoid starvation. Somalia is now facing the most severe drought in living memory; half the population is going hungry.

Africa

Emmanuel Macron visits French troops in northern Mali

Macron and his Malian counterpart discussed the fight against armed groups in the West African country.

Human Rights

UN: South Sudan forces have committed capital crimes

UN human rights investigators say pro-government SPLA fighters killed, raped and tortured civilians in the town of Yei.

UN: South Sudan forces have committed capital crimes

Human Rights

Week in pictures: From Nakba Day to Iran elections

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including elections in Iran and protests in Greece and Palestine.

Week in pictures: From Nakba Day to Iran elections

Opinion

Why I run

I will continue to protest until the Oromo people in Ethiopia gain their freedom.

Feyisa Lilesa

by Feyisa Lilesa

Feyisa Lilesa

Africa

Ivory Coast economy hit by mutiny

A mutiny in Ivory Coast over soldiers’ pay has shaken business confidence and spooked foreign investors. The second revolt paralysed the country for four days but traders are more worried about the long-term effects.

Inside Story

How severe is the latest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo?

Ebola has re-emerged with health officials in Democratic Republic of Congo confirming three deaths.