Africa

Dozens killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

At least 31 people killed after twin suicide blasts hit northeastern part of the country, according to a local official.

Dozens killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Africa

South Africa: Fears for Muslims following mosque attack

Thursday's attack in Malmesbury comes after an attack on a mosque in Durban roughly one month earlier.

Africa

Nigeria: Steel factory will open after 40 years

Eighty percent of raw materials needed for the plant to operate are within a 60km radius of the factory.

Africa

Ethiopia pardons hundreds sentenced on 'terrorism' charges

More than 304 prisoners, including 289 convicted on 'terrorism' charges, to regain their freedom

Ethiopia pardons hundreds sentenced on 'terrorism' charges

Europe

Italy, France call for refugee processing centres in Africa

Giuseppe Conte hosted by Emmanuel Macron amid bid to bury hatchet following diplomatic row over rejected refugee ship.

Italy, France call for refugee processing centres in Africa

Opinion

Is African football talent finally coming back to Africa?

More and more European-born players of African descent are returning home, but Africa's 'muscle drain' is far from over.

Abdullahi Boru Halakhe

by Abdullahi Boru Halakhe

Abdullahi Boru Halakhe

World Cup 2018

How USA 1994 changed the state of Nigerian football

It marked Nigeria's debut in the tournament but World Cup 1994 set the benchmark for those who followed.

How World Cup 1994 set the tone for future of Nigerian football

Africa

Leave No Girl Behind helps young African mothers access education

The Leave No Girl Behind campaign, launched by Human Rights Watch, aims to help many pregnant girls and teenage mothers prevented from returning to school.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe opens nominations for July presidential polls

The elections, to be held on July 30, will be the first without former President Robert Mugabe running for the top seat.

Zimbabwe opens nominations for July presidential polls

World Cup 2018

Russia 2018: Egypt are 'lost without Mo Salah'

Egypt will be making its first World Cup appearance in 28 years. Why has it taken the continental giants so long?

Russia 2018: Can Mo Salah lead revival of Egypt football?

Politics

S Sudan rebel leader to hold talks with President Kiir

Meeting between the two South Sudanese leaders to take place in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa next week.

South Sudan rebel leader Machar to hold talks with President Kiir

Opinion

What Jean-Pierre Bemba's acquittal by the ICC means

The ICC decision to overturn Bemba's conviction will have major consequences for both the DRC and the court.

Oumar Ba

by Oumar Ba

Oumar Ba

Football

Can Morocco win hosting rights for the 2026 football World Cup?

Morocco faces strong challenge from a combined bid from US, Mexico and Canada who are expected to win the rights.

ICC

ICC orders release of ex-DRC vice president Bemba

Former DRC vice president, who was acquitted last week of war crimes, expected to be reunited with family in Belgium.

ICC judges order Jean-Pierre Bemba's interim release

Africa

DRC President Joseph Kabila will not seek third term: PM

Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala rules out new election bid by long-time president in December's postponed poll.

DRC President Joseph Kabila will not seek third term: PM