Climate Change

Marriage of survival: Will climate change mean more child brides?

Evidence suggests that environmental disasters could lead to earlier marriages in the communities gravely affected.

Marriage of survival: Will climate change mean more child brides?

Opinion

South Africa is not ready to lead Africa

South Africa's tendency to disregard repression in its backyard has left it ineffective at promoting democracy.

Tafi Mhaka

by Tafi Mhaka

Tafi Mhaka

Somalia

Somalia: Al-Shabab fighters attack military bases

At least 12 soldiers killed after al-Qaeda-linked group deploys a suicide bomber in a vehicle and dozens of fighters.

Somalia: Al-Shabab fighters attack military bases

Africa

Longtime leader Gnassingbe seeks fourth term in Togo's election

Members of President Faure Gnassingbe's family have been in power in Togo since 1967.

Central African Republic

CAR says 12 rebels killed in clash with UN troops

Fighters killed after they tried to enter the flashpoint town of Birao on Sunday, according to government spokesman.

CAR says 12 rebels killed in clash with UN troops

Africa

South Sudan hit by desert locust swarm as plague spreads

The locusts crossed into southern Magwi county on the border with Uganda, government says.

South Sudan hit by desert locust swarm as plague spreads

Environment

In Pictures: Desert locusts swarm parts of East Africa

Locusts have invaded parts of eastern Africa, ravaging crops, decimating pasture and deepening a hunger crisis.

In Pictures: Desert locusts swarm parts of East Africa

Lesotho

Lesotho leader's wife's murder trial to start next month

Police claim Maesaiah Thabane hired assassins to kill her husband's estranged wife who was shot dead near her home.

Africa

Lesotho murder trial: Prime minister's wife appears in court

First lady Maesaiah Thabane charged with ordering murder of her husband's former wife amid bitter divorce.

Rwanda

Popular Rwandan singer found dead in police cell: Police

Authorities say Kizito Mihigo, who was found guilty in 2015 of plotting to kill the president, committed suicide.

Popular Rwandan singer found dead in police cell: Police

AJ IMPACT

The economic cost of South Africa's rolling blackouts

Electricity blackouts in South Africa not only leave millions in the dark, they cost companies millions of dollars in lost business.

Cameroon

UN: 14 children among at least 22 dead in Cameroon massacre

Armed men carried out the killings on Friday in the village of Ntumbo in the Northwest Region.

UN: 14 children among at least 22 dead in Cameroon massacre

Burkina Faso

Dozens killed in church attack in Burkina Faso

Local pastor among 24 dead as armed men target Protestant church in Yagha province as religious attacks continue.

Dozens killed in church attack in Burkina Faso

NewsFeed

Nigerian artist makes prosthetics for black amputees

John Amanam is a Nigerian sculptor on a mission to create hyperrealistic prosthetic limbs for black amputees.

Africa

Secretary of State Pompeo: US is assessing Senegal's security

Secretary of State Pompeo says US must balance Senegal's security needs with its own interests on Africa tour.