Opinion

What Kenyan voters got for the $500m spent on elections

Was the Kenyan election either free or fair?

Nanjala Nyabola

by Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

South Africa

South Africa on 'red alert' for Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe

Accused of assaulting a model with an electric cable, police search for Zimbabwe's first lady to prevent her departure.

South Africa's borders on 'red alert' for Grace Mugabe

Humanitarian crises

Sierra Leone reels from deadly mudslides

Family members line up in pouring rain to identify loved ones’ remains following mudslides and floods that killed 400.

Sierra Leone reels from deadly mudslides

Africa

Sierra Leone warns of more mudslides as rain forecast

Large crack appears on mountainside in Freetown as people are asked to evacuate areas still under threat of mudslides.

Africa

DR Congo landslide kills scores in northeast

At least 60 people killed after heavy rain triggers landslide in fishing village near Lake Albert in the DR Congo.

DR Congo landslide kills scores in northeast

Sierra Leone

'Lives shattered': Survivors recall mudslide horror

First mass burial to take place on Thursday after floods and mudslides kill more than 400 people in Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone

What's happening in Sierra Leone?

On August 14 a mudslide killed hundreds on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. Here is what we know.

Opinion

How Kenya became the latest victim of 'fake news'

Disinformation and "fake news" were employed to influence young Kenyans' vote during the elections.

Nanjira Sambuli

by Nanjira Sambuli

Nanjira Sambuli

Humanitarian crises

'Morgues overflowing': Sierra Leone overwhelmed

People rush to bury their dead amid fears of disease outbreak after a flood disaster that has killed over 400 people.

Mass burials after devastating Sierra Leone mudslide

Africa

DR Congo armed group likely killed investigators: UN

Inquiry also states that others in the Congo may also have been involved in the murder of two UN investigators in March.

DR Congo armed group likely killed investigators: UN

Inside Story

Can the UN achieve peace in Libya?

The United Nations has embarked on a new push to bring together rivals in the war-torn country.

Africa

South Africa remembers Marikana miners killed by police

No one has been charged five years after the massacre, in which 34 miners were shot and killed by police.

Africa

Zimbabwe first lady seeks immunity in assault case

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in a hotel room in Johannesburg.

Grace Mugabe seeks immunity in S Africa assault case

Africa

Kenya opposition to challenge poll results in court

Raila Odinga says he will challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta's election victory at the Supreme Court.

Kenya's Odinga to challenge Kenyatta's victory in court

Africa

Sierra Leone in mourning as it buries its dead

More than 300 killed and at least 600 people remain missing in the west African nation as calls for aid grow.