Africa

Odinga: Kenya's presidential vote results 'manipulated'

Presidential hopeful praises top court's decision to order fresh Kenyan election after claims of manipulation.

Africa

UN announces new deal to cut HIV drug costs

A deal announced at the UN will supply a new HIV drug to millions of patients in developing countries for $75 dollars, as opposed to $75 a day, which is the pill's price in the US.

Africa

Kenya's presidential elections pushed back

Court ruling prompts change of date for new polls as election commission says it needs more time to meet requirements.

Kenya's presidential elections moved to October 26

Africa

Sudan and South Sudan reach trade deal increasing oil production

The governments of Sudan and South Sudan have signed an agreement to allow border trade between the two countries.

Africa

Thousands left homeless after Niger flooding

Residents in Niamey have criticised the authorities, saying rebuilding efforts in flood-stricken areas have been slow.

Africa

Kenya court slams electoral body for nullified vote

Judges say election process was neither 'transparent nor verifiable' but dismiss opposition claims against Kenyatta.

Africa

Report highlights effects of gender stereotypes on health

Across the world, children are subjected to gender stereotypes. A new global study has found the notion that men should be strong and women are weak is imposed on children before they reach adolescence.

Africa

Cameroon using 'anti-terror' law to 'silence media'

Committee to Protect Journalists say government uses 'anti-terror' law to silence and intimidate the media in Cameroon.

Cameroon using 'anti-terror' law to silence media: CPJ

Africa

Civilians dead in attack on South Sudan forces

Women, elderly people and police among 25 killed by exiled politician's fighters in oil-rich Unity state, say officials.

Riek Machar's men blamed for deadly South Sudan raid

Africa

Why did DRC forces kill 39 Burundian refugees?

There are various accounts of Friday's protest, in which a 10-year-old girl was among those killed. Here's what we know.

Why were 39 Burundian refugees shot dead in the DRC?

Africa

Teachers face suspension over videos of abuse in South Africa

School children in South Africa are using their mobile phones to record attacks in class by some teachers.

Africa

Female suicide bombers kill 15 in northern Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram assault targets aid distribution point in Mashalari village in Nigeria's northeastern Konduga area.

Double suicide attack kills 15 people in Nigeria

Central African Republic

Deaths, displacement as battle for CAR continues

At least 25 people killed in clashes between rival militias over one week, as crisis deepens in CAR.

Deaths, displacement as battle for CAR continues

Opinion

Remembering the day the Eritrean press died

Eritrea's transformation into a police state started with a ban on independent media 16 years ago today.

Abraham T Zere

by Abraham T Zere

Abraham T Zere

Africa

Lawyer who helped Boko Haram schoolgirls' release wins UN award

The founder of a school for orphaned children in Nigeria has won a top United Nations award. The UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award honours people who dedicate their lives to helping victims of war.