Africa

South Africa: Farmers concerned over proposed land reform law

In South Africa, land is a key issue in the run-up to the ruling party's national conference in December. The African National Congress is proposing that land expropriation without compensation should be allowed where “necessary and unavoidable”.

Africa

Tobacco giant fights Kenya's anti-smoking laws

One of the world's biggest cigarette companies, British American Tobacco, has taken Kenya's government to court over its move to make anti-smoking laws stricter.

Humanitarian crises

Muslims return to CAR to find their homes are gone

Observers warn that if land and property are not returned, there will be no peace in the Central African Republic.

Muslims return to CAR to find their homes are gone

Africa

ICC judges to rule on release of Ivory Coast ex-leader

Laurent Gbagbo, 72, is charged with crimes against humanity following election violence that killed around 3,000 people.

ICC judges to decide whether to release Laurent Gbagbo

Africa

Somalia internet returns after three-week blackout

Internet outage was caused by a ship severing an undersea fiber optic cable connecting country to global data networks.

Somalia internet returns after three-week blackout

Africa

Kenya's boat doctors provide treatment to coastal communities

In many parts of the world, doctors will usually get in their car if they need to visit patients. But in small coastal communities in Kenya, doctors and dentists are reaching those in need in a more traditional way.

Africa

Deadly blast hits mosque in Nigeria's Maiduguri

Eight people were killed when a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives at a mosque in northeast Nigeria.

Africa

Ex-leader’s supporters resist transition of power in Gambia

Gambia's new government is struggling to enforce its sovereignty in some areas still loyal to former President Yahya Jammeh.

Weather

At least 30 missing after Cameroon army boat capsizes

Three soldiers rescued after boat belonging to brigade battling Nigeria-based Boko Haram reportedly sinks off the coast.

At least 30 missing after Cameroon army boat capsizes

Africa

Guinea's opposition plans August rally

Guinea's main opposition party is planning a nationwide rally to call for local council elections, which haven't been held since President Alpha Conde took office in 2010.

Africa

Anger grows in Nigeria's south over oil spills

Oil production in southern Nigeria is at its highest level in the last two years. But it comes with a cost.

Africa

South Africa's electronic Gqom music goes global

From the bedroom to the bar rooms of the biggest nightclubs in the world, a new genre of house music is coming straight out of South Africa.

Boko Haram

Families offer refuge to IDPs fleeing Boko Haram

Al Jazeera meets three host families to see how they've opened their homes to fellow Nigerians fleeing from Boko Haram.

Northern Nigeria: Refuge for IDPs fleeing Boko Haram

Politics

Malians march against planned constitution vote

Referendum to decide on extra powers for President Keita, creation of new regions and recognition for Tuareg homeland.

Malians march against constitution referendum

Africa

Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament

More than two million voters expected to elect National Assembly members as well as local councils.

Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament

Football

Eight dead in Senegal football stadium stampede

A wall collapsed at Demba Diop stadium in Dakar as police fired tear gas at both sets of supporters after the game.

Eight dead in Senegal football stadium stampede