Africa

DRC rebels kill 13, abduct a dozen children in Ebola epicentre

The Allied Democratic Forces rebels attacked Congolese army positions and several neighbourhoods of Beni.

DRC rebels kill 13, abduct a dozen children in Ebola epicentre

Africa

DRC journalists set free after police detention

The reporters were held after publishing articles about alleged misappropriation of rations for police cadets.

DRC journalists set free after police detention

Africa

Africa's youngest billionaire back home after abduction

Businessman says his abductors spoke a Southern Africa language, confirming suspicions that they were foreigners.

Tanzania: Abducted tycoon Mohammed Dewji returns home

Cameroon

Cameroon denies deporting Nigerian refugees to unsafe conditions

The UN has said that Cameroon is forcing Nigerian refugees to return home, even when it is not safe for the refugees to do so.

Africa

DRC police 'detain' five journalists over critical reporting

Around 20 journalists have been harassed or arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year.

DRC police 'detain' five journalists over critical reporting

Opinion

The power of Ethiopia's gender-balanced cabinet

Ethiopia's gender balanced cabinet is sending women around the country a clear message: the patriarchy can be beaten.

Awol K Allo

by Awol K Allo

Awol K Allo

Africa

Comoros: Civilians flee strife-torn city on Anjouan island

Government sends in more troops and cuts power and water in Mutsamudu to quell unrest against constitutional changes.

Comoros: Civilians flee strife-torn city on Anjouan island

Sudan

Sudan ex-President Siwar al-Dahab dies aged 83

Abdulrahman Siwar al-Dahab, who led the removal of Gaafar Nimeiry in 1985, died at a military hospital in Riyadh.

Sudan: former President Abdulrahman Siwar al-Dahab dies aged 83

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's new information era

Rights groups are demanding a review of outdated laws on information transparency.

Zimbabwe's new information era

Africa

Ivory Coast election results revealed

The ruling coalition in Ivory Coast has maintained its majority after municipal elections on Saturday.

Ivory Coast election results revealed

Africa

Cameroon conflict: Hundreds killed in recent violence

Violence in Cameroon worsens as the power struggle over language continues.

Africa

Somalia: US air strike 'kills 60 al-Shabab fighters'

Friday's air raid in Mudug province is the deadliest US attack since a November 2017 attack, which killed about 100.

Somalia: US air strike 'kills 60 al-Shabab fighters'

Libya

Probe into killing of top Libyan rebel Younes resumes

Inquiry into rebel commander's killing could stir new tensions between eastern Libya and UN-backed Tripoli government.

East Libya forces reopen probe into Abdel Fattah Younes killing

Africa

Ethiopia: Women occupy 50 percent of new cabinet

Women have been assigned key ministerial portfolios, including ministries of peace, trade and industry, and defence.

Ethiopia: Women occupy 50 percent of new cabinet

Africa

UNICEF: Two million children in DRC are acutely malnourished

On World Food Day, we look at the situation of at least two million children in the Democratic Republic of Congo who face death from malnutrition unless aid reaches them.