Africa

DR Congo doctors hope to eliminate Ebola by end of year

More than 2,000 people, including 160 health workers, have died since the most recent Ebola outbreak last year.

The Gambia

#IamToufah: Breaking the silence on sexual assault in Gambia

Toufah, a survivor, leads movement after becoming first woman to allege sexual assault by ex-leader Yahya Jammeh.

#IamToufah: Breaking the silence on sexual assault in Gambia

AJ Impact

'Where's the money?': Zimbabwe's new banknotes fail to arrive

Banks say there is no communication from central bank on fresh tender intended to ease cash crunch and combat inflation.

'Where's the money?': Zimbabwe's new banknotes fail to arrive

AJ Impact

US drugmaker wins European approval for first-ever Ebola vaccine

Merck's vaccine, Ervebo, is approved for people over 18 years old and has already been used under emergency guidelines.

US drugmaker wins European approval for first-ever Ebola vaccine

Africa

More Ebola patients being treated in DR Congo

How health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are fighting mistrust and fear to treat patients.

Nigeria

Nigeria urged to ban chaining people with mental health issues

Human Rights Watch calls on government to probe mental health centres as it documents abuse in various facilities.

Nigeria urged to ban chaining people with mental health issues

Africa

DR Congo forces kill leader of splinter Hutu armed group

DR Congo army says FDLR leader Musabimana Juvenal killed in a security operation in North Kivu province.

DR Congo forces kill leader of splinter Hutu armed group

Africa

Mauritius PM's coalition strengthens Parliament grip after vote

Pravind Jugnauth's centre-right coalition won 42 of 70 seats in Thursday's parliamentary poll, electoral body says.

Mauritius PM's coalition strengthens Parliament grip after vote

Opinion

Russia has joined the 'scramble' for Africa

Russia seeks 'low-cost, high-profile' opportunities on the African continent to burnish its prestige.

Patrick Gathara

by Patrick Gathara

Patrick Gathara

Niger

On the road with Niger's anti-drug trafficking squad

As Niger struggles to contain illicit trade, agents cite violent episodes and say they have become 'prey' in the battle.

On the road with Niger's anti-drug trafficking squad

Africa

Somalia strikes: Amnesty says US behind civilian deaths

US air raids targeting al-Shabab are killing a growing number of civilians, rights groups say.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe bans South Africa livestock import over disease fears

Authorities say suspension follows discovery of foot and mouth disease in northern South Africa close to border.

Zimbabwe bans South Africa livestock import over disease fears

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congolese 'Terminator' to appeal 30-year jail term

ICC decision 'contains many errors', lawyers say, after former rebel leader sentenced to 30 years over war crimes.

Ex-Congolese rebel chief Bosco Ntaganda to appeal ICC jail term

Tanzania

Tanzania's opposition to boycott elections over 'cheating'

Rights groups say intimidation of political opponents has escalated sharply under President John Magufuli.

Tanzania's opposition to boycott elections over 'cheating'

AJ Impact

Burned by last crisis, Zimbabweans seek to shelter savings

Hyperinflation wiped out pensions a decade ago, but this time around, savers and fund managers are getting savvier.

Burned by last crisis, Zimbabweans seek to shelter savings