Africa

Suicide car bomb targets military convoy in Nigeria

At least five soldiers killed, 40 wounded after bomber detonates explosives-laden vehicle near troop convoy.

Africa

Senegal court upholds life sentence of Chad's ex-leader

Victims celebrate court ruling for Hissene Habre, who is convicted of human rights abuses against thousands.

Africa

Kenya's former prime minister to run for presidency

Raila Odinga, ex-prime minister, to race against Uhuru Kenyatta in August under National Super Alliance coalition.

Africa

Meet Zimbabwe’s 12-year-old female motocross rider

Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing gaining popularity in Zimbabwe, but it is expensive. Some people say it is too dangerous, especially for girls.

Africa

Niger's Diffa region could face Hepatitis E outbreak

Doctors Without Borders is warning that an epidemic of Hepatitis E in Niger may get worse with the imminent rainy season.

Opinion

When NGOs save children who don't want to be saved

Western media misrepresent voluntary child labour as slavery.

by Neil Howard

Africa

Niger's Tuareg community seeks stability

Niger's Tuareg community held a festival on Tuesday to honour 22 years of peace with the government. But tribal leaders meeting in the northwestern region of Tahoua warn that poverty and armed groups have to be tackled to guarantee stability.

Africa

Uganda court refuses bail for jailed activist

Stella Nyanzi, a Ugandan activist and academic, has been sent back to a maximum security prison after her lawyers failed to secure her bail.

Africa

DRC: UN says 20 killed as ethnic clashes intensify

Latest violence between Lulua-Luba and Chow-Pende communities extends eight months of bloodshed.

Africa

Zambia upholds treason charges against opposition head

Court refuses to dismiss charges against Hichilema, who was arrested for allegedly blocking the president's limousine.

Africa

Gambian migrants return home from Libya

Gambia's new foreign minister has called for its illegal migrants in Europe to come back home, saying there is no need to flee anymore with Yahya Jammeh, former president, having left power.

Witness

South Africa: Julius vs The ANC

South Africa's political rebel Julius Malema gains support across the nation as he challenges the ruling ANC party.

Africa

Kenyans speak out against widow-cleansing tradition

In region with high HIV/Aids prevalence rates, a widow is often 'inherited' by another man, which can include sexual act.

Africa

ICC unveils arrest warrant for Gaddafi-era official

Ex-security chief Al-Tuhamy Mohamed Khaled wanted for war crimes and acts against humanity, four-year-old document says.

Weather

Zimbabwe's wet season helps with bumper crops

Country able to export excess food following good spells of rain and a concerted effort by the government.