Africa

Fresh fighting kills 23 in Central African Republic

Renewed clashes between two armed groups in Birao raise doubts about sustainability of peace deal signed in February.

Fresh fighting kills 23 in Central African Republic

Robert Mugabe

'Africa weeps': Mugabe state funeral draws thousands

Zimbabweans, African leaders attend state funeral at national stadium in Harare for controversial former president.

Zimbabweans, foreign leaders bid farewell to Robert Mugabe

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo police detain former health minister in Ebola probe

Oly Ilunga Kalenga taken into custody over alleged mismanagement of funds amid concerns he planned to flee, police say.

DR Congo police detain former health minister in Ebola probe

South Africa

South Africa: Protesters demand action on violence against women

Protests and activism began after 19-year-old Nene Mrwetyana was murdered in August.

South Africa: Protesters demand action on violence against women

Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe burial to take place in 'around 30 days'

Confirmation of burial plan follows tussle between family and President Mnangagwa over Mugabe's resting place.

Ex-Zimbabwe leader Mugabe to be buried at national monument

Tunisia

Nabil Karoui: The jailed populist seeking Tunisia's presidency

Leading candidate in Tunisia's presidential election is currently in jail facing money laundering, tax evasion charges.

Nabil Karoui: The jailed populist seeking Tunisia's presidency

Zine El Abidine Ben Ali

Deposed Tunisian President Ben Ali in hospital

Daughter of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, 83, says ex-president is 'very sick' after years of treatment for prostate cancer.

Deposed Tunisian President Ben Ali in hospital

Africa

Are South Africans closing the door on Africa?

A recent wave of xenophobic attacks has prompted reprisals across the continent.

Are South Africans closing the door on Africa?

Somalia

UN warns 2 million people in Somalia at risk of starvation

Drought, al-Shabab violence send thousands of Somalis to Baidoa, putting centuries of nomadic way of life at risk.

Humanitarian crises

'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

Robert Mugabe

Dispute, stampede mark day of mourning for Robert Mugabe

As supporters of Mugabe mourned, the decision to bury the former president in private has riled many party supporters.

Dispute, stampede mark day of mourning for Robert Mugabe

Africa

Ten dead, dozens wounded in Mozambique election rally stampede

At least 10 dead and 98 others injured in stampede at a campaign rally of President Filipe Nyusi, authorities said.

Ten dead, dozens wounded in Mozambique election rally stampede

Tanzania

Arrested Tanzanian journalist tells court his health is declining

Rights groups have decried Kabendera's arrest, saying it is part of the president's crackdown on press freedom.

Arrested Tanzanian journalist tells court his health is declining

Tunisia

Four things to know about Tunisia's presidential election

Tunisians head to the polls on September 15 to elect a new president in the second such vote since the 2011 revolution.

Four things to know about Tunisia's presidential election

Africa

22,000 Nigerians missing since Boko Haram crisis began: Red Cross

It's the highest number of missing persons registered with the organisation in any country, most of them children.

22,000 Nigerians missing since Boko Haram crisis began: Red Cross