Africa

UN accuses DR Congo army of digging Kasai mass graves

This is the first time the United Nations has directly suggested that government forces dug the mass graves.

UN accuses DR Congo army of digging Kasai mass graves

Africa

Anti-balaka ambush in CAR kills two UN peacekeepers

Violence prompts many humanitarian groups to suspend activities in the Central African Republic city of Bangassou.

 Anti-balaka ambush in CAR kills two UN peacekeepers

Interactive

How do the Kenyan elections work?

A short explainer on the main candidates and process of the 2017 Kenya presidential elections.

How do the Kenyan elections work?

Opinion

Kenya's election: What will young people vote for?

Feeling neglected, young Kenyans are losing interest in national politics. So where will their political energy go?

John-Allan Namu

by John-Allan Namu

John-Allan Namu

Africa

Kenya: President Kenyatta skips presidential debate

What was billed as Kenya's presidential debate became a one-man show on Monday. President Uhuru Kenyatta did not attend, leaving opponent Raila Odinga with a clear run to make his case.

Africa

Kenya election: Candidates may boycott debate

Kenya is just two weeks away from going to the ballot box in a general election. But key contenders for the presidency might not even participate in scheduled televised debates.

War & Conflict

IDP camps in Nigeria 'hit by suicide bombers'

At least eight people killed after female suicide attackers strike two IDP camps in Maiduguri, Civilian-JTF group says.

IDP camps in Nigeria 'hit by suicide bombers'

Business & Economy

Q&A: 'Africa is very capable to taking care of itself'

AU ambassador to the United States on colonisation, hate crimes and changing the narrative of the continent.

Q&A with AU ambassador to US Arikana Chihombori-Quao

Poverty & Development

Long-term effects of oil spills in Bodo, Nigeria

Environmental devastation, ruined economy and deteriorating health afflict Bodo community years after Shell oil spill.

Long-term effects of oil spills in Bodo, Nigeria

Africa

UN: Moroccan peacekeeper killed, three wounded in CAR

The UN blamed pro-Christian armed groups for the shootings in the southern Central African Republic city of Bangassou.

UN: Moroccan peacekeeper killed, three wounded in CAR

Inside Story

What happens to child soldiers when war ends?

Thousands of children struggle to adjust back into society after being recruited for armed conflicts.

Africa

Soldiers killed in Somalia blast

Armed group al-Shabab claims responsibility for attack on security convoy near Baidoa in country's southwest.

Soldiers killed in Somalia blast

Opinion

Macron's Francafrique

President Emmanuel Macron was born after the end of colonialism but he very much displays colonial thinking.

Pape Samba Kane

by Pape Samba Kane

Pape Samba Kane

Africa

Liberia: Child soldiers struggle to reintegrate into society

Fourteen years since the end of Liberia's civil war, tens of thousands of former child soldiers are struggling to rebuild their lives.

Africa

Egypt sentences 28 to death over top prosecutor killing

Court hands death sentences to 28 and jails 38 others over the killing of Hisham Barakat in 2015.

Egypt sentences 28 to death over top prosecutor killing