Zimbabwe

Humanitarian aid slowly penetrates Zimbabwe's inaccessible areas

Government and humanitarian agencies dispatch emergency response units to assist people in aftermath of Cyclone Idai.

Humanitarian aid slowly penetrates Zimbabwe's inaccessible areas

Middle East

New Algerian opposition group fails to reach consensus

The National Coordination for Change laid out plans for a transition, but received mixed reactions from protesters.

Algeria: New opposition umbrella group fails to reach consensus

Africa

Cyclone Idai: Survivors in Mozambique desperate for aid

After one week since cyclone Idai hit, the first help survivors got was some biscuits.

Africa

Cyclone Idai: Locals rescue stranded villagers in Mozambique

A fisherman uses his boat to rescue as many people as he could as they have been stranded due to floods.

Algeria

Now in fifth week, anti-Bouteflika protests intensify

Brandishing flags and chanting slogans, thousands gather in the capital to demand Abdelaziz Bouteflika step down.

Chad

Over 20 Chadian soldiers 'killed in Boko Haram raid'

Security sources say the assailants crossed over from neighbouring Niger before launching the overnight attack.

Over 20 Chadian soldiers 'killed in Boko Haram raid'

Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai: Families hunt for missing relatives in Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai is the worst storm to hit Zimbabwe since cyclone Eline in nearly 20 years.

Ghana

At least 60 killed as two buses collide in Ghana

The buses were carrying about 50 passengers each at the time of the crash in the Bono East region.

Ghana: Dozens killed after two buses collide head-on

Africa

Cyclone Idai: Rescue efforts on, 15,000 stranded in Mozambique

Many people here are subsistence farmers, whose food for the year ahead was destroyed by the cyclone and the ensuing floods.

Mozambique

Death toll jumps in Mozambique storm as 15,000 await rescue

Cyclone winds and floods kill more than 400 in southeastern Africa as rescuers scramble to save victims in Mozambique.

Death toll jumps in Mozambique storm as 15,000 await rescue

Africa

Gabon's Ali Bongo set for return after long illness abroad

President convalescing in Morocco will return this weekend for third time since suffering a stroke five months ago.

Gabon's Ali Bongo set for return after long illness abroad

Africa

Liberia former first lady in UK court for torture charges

Agnes Taylor, the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor, denies string of torture offences, which date back to 1989-1991.

Africa

'Women, babies trapped in trees' after deadly Mozambique storm

Six days after Cyclone Idai, rescuers scramble to save hundreds stranded by floodwaters amid fears death toll will rise.

'Women, babies trapped in trees' after deadly Mozambique storm

Zimbabwe

'Thank God family is OK, but what about those missing?'

President visits survivors in Chimanimani hospital as locals warn of residents still being missing after weekend rains.

Zimbabwe: Hard-hit town reels from cyclone as Mnangagwa vows aid

Africa

Nigeria election outcome puts hopes for democracy in doubt

More than half of the newly elected members of parliament have no previous legislative experience.