Politics

Saudi Arabia 'to release 1,000 Ethiopian prisoners'

Release comes after request by Ethiopian prime minister during official visit to Riyadh, Ethiopian media reports.

Saudi Arabia 'to release 1,000 Ethiopian prisoners'

Burundi

Burundi opposition leader: Referendum a 'parody'

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is seeking a constitutional amendment allowing him to rule until 2034.

Burundi opposition leader rejects referendum ahead of result

Opinion

On Trump, Gaza and white supremacy in South Africa

From South Africa to Palestine to the US, there is a systematic attempt to whitewash the crimes of white supremacy.

Tafi Mhaka

by Tafi Mhaka

Tafi Mhaka

Africa

Ebola vaccines to start in DR Congo on Sunday

Vaccines, including a new experimental drug, have been sent to the DRC to try to contain the latest Ebola outbreak.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Three new Ebola cases confirmed in DRC city

Outbreak, first reported in a remote rural area, has its first confirmed case in Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million.

Africa

Kenya flooding crisis: Cholera spreads through refugee camp

Medical personnel struggle to contain the outbreak in a complex with 235 thousand refugees, poor sanitation and no sign of the rain ending.

Weather

Tropical cyclone threatens Somalia and Djibouti

A rare storm in the region is expected to bring torrential rain and stormy seas to coastal regions.

Tropical cyclone threatens Somalia and Djibouti

Burundi

Vote-count as Burundi's leader seeks to extend rule

President Pierre Nkurunziza wants 'yes' votes in a referendum to potentially extend his reign until 2034.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DRC: Ebola spreads to big city, raising epidemic fears

'Game changer' as Ebola outbreak hits urban centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Africa

South Sudanese flee war to neighbouring countries

A meeting is held in Ethiopia to revive South Sudan peace, but people keep fleeing the violence.

Health

DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to city, says WHO

The outbreak has reached the city of Mbandaka, about 150km from where it was first reported, according to WHO.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to city, says WHO

Africa

First doses of new Ebola vaccine reach DRC amid outbreak

Although still not licensed, the virus vaccine was effective during limited trials in West Africa from 2014 to 2016.

Politics

Burundi votes on referendum to extend president's term

If approved the constitutional changes could see President Nkurunziza stay in power until 2034.

Burundi votes on referendum that could extend president's term

Reporter's Notebook

Burundi's high-stakes referendum

Opposition groups say if presidential term limits are extended, it will reverse gains made under the peace deal that ended country's civil war.

Voices

Senegal's women-run radio stations broadcast for peace

Female reporters in Senegal's Casamance region break the communication barriers between opposing sides.

Senegal's women-run radio stations broadcast for peace