Opinion

What we need to learn from Freetown's landslide tragedy

To avoid another deadly landslide in a coastal town, Africa needs to take collective action against climate change.

Richard Munang

by Richard Munang

Richard Munang

Politics

Angola to elect new president as dos Santos retires

Millions of Angolans to cast their votes on Wednesday as 74-year-old, who has ruled for 38-years, leaves office.

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.

Africa

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors angry as hundreds remain missing

It has been a week since mudslides buried large areas of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, and hundreds of people are still missing.

Africa

'Turning point': Tensions in Togo after deadly protests

Thousands protesting against 50-year ruling dynasty call for the reinstatement of constitution limiting terms.

Tensions in Togo as anti-Gnassingbe rally turns deadly

Africa

S Africa launches probe into more than 90 'political murders'

The South African government has set up an inquiry to investigate what activists call political murders in Kwazulu Natal province. More than 90 people have been killed in and around the Glebelands Hostel since 2014, and yet no arrests have been made.

Opinion

Italy and France are playing a dangerous game in Libya

The current EU anti-migration and anti-terror policies towards Libya will only destabilise it further.

Guma El-Gamaty

by Guma El-Gamaty

Guma El-Gamaty

Nigeria

Nigeria leader talks security, not illness, in address

In televised speech on his return from long medical leave in London, Muhammadu Buhari sidesteps details of his illness.

Africa

Online rhino horn auction set to open in South Africa

Breeders say open trade will stop poachers slaughtering rhino but activists say legal sales could fuel illegal hunting.

Online rhino horn auction set to open in South Africa

Africa

Latest CAR clashes leave 13 people dead

The clashes took place in Bria between a majority Muslim rebel group and a predominantly Christian armed group.

Latest CAR clashes leave 13 people dead

Africa

'Nothing to save': 500 killed in Sierra Leone mudslides

Government calls for 10,000 people to evacuate as more than 600 remain missing after devastating landslides.

Africa

Sierra Leone calls for evacuation amid threat of more landslides

The government of Sierra Leone has called for the evacuation of 10,000 people living on an unstable hillside in the capital Freetown. It came six days after a landslide in the city left hundreds dead.

Africa

Grace Mugabe granted immunity after leaving S Africa

Zimbabwean president's wife was accused of attacking a model with an electric cable in a hotel in Johannesburg.

Africa

The 2017 Angola elections

After 38 years, Angola will soon get a new president, but what is the electoral process?

The 2017 Angola elections

Africa

Sierra Leone mudslides: More evacuations as death toll rises

At least 450 people are now confirmed dead after a massive mudslide in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.