Africa

At least four killed in Somalia bomb attacks

Blast targets restaurant in Baidoa killing four as suicide bomber injures five in Mogadishu, officials say.

At least four killed in Somalia bomb attacks

Africa

Cameroon holds first peace talks with main separatist group

Government and Anglophone separatists begin ceasefire talks for the first time since the conflict began in 2017.

Cameroon holds first peace talks with main separatist group

Algeria

France returns remains of Algerian anti-colonial fighters

The return of the skulls of 24 resistance fighters comes amid a growing global reckoning with the legacy of colonialism.

France returns remains of Algerian anti-colonial fighters

Sudan

Sudan says talks with Egypt, Ethiopia on Nile dam resume

Three countries at odds after multiple rounds of talks failed to produce a deal on the operation and filling of the dam.

Sudan says talks with Egypt, Ethiopia on Nile dam resume

Mali

Nine Mali soldiers killed in ambush: Army

Military unit dispatched to help bury 31 victims of Wednesday's attack on civilians was ambushed on Thursday.

Nine Mali soldiers killed in ambush: Army

Ethiopia

Ethiopia PM says Hundeessa killing part of plot to sow unrest

Hundeessa was shot dead in the capital Addis Ababa on Monday, sparking large protests in the country.

Ethiopia PM says Hundeessa killing part of plot to sow unrest

Africa

Senegal's football hero: Sadio Mane role model in his country

With his wealth, Mane is financing the rebuilding of his village mosque and new classrooms for his local high school.

Libya

Russia to reopen its embassy in Libya, says FM Lavrov

Embassy head will temporarily be based in Tunisia, Interfax news agency cited Lavrov as saying ahead of Saleh meeting.

Russia to reopen its embassy in Libya, says FM Lavrov

AJ Impact

'Life's so tough': Never-ending misery for crisis-hit Zimbabweans

Hit by runaway hyperinflation and a rapidly devaluing currency, Zimbabweans are watching their earnings evaporate.

'Life's so tough': Never-ending misery for crisis-hit Zimbabweans

Africa

Dozens of civilians killed in central Mali village attacks

Attackers targeted four villages in Mopti region, where violence has escalated in recent years.

Dozens of civilians killed in central Mali village attacks

Africa

'Frightening': S Africa sees biggest daily jump in COVID-19 cases

Officials consider reimposing restrictions as more than 8,700 infections reported over 24 hours amid lockdown easing.

'Frightening': S Africa sees biggest daily jump in COVID-19 cases

Europe

France rejects new probe into killing of Rwanda's Habyarimana

The appeals court in Paris rejects a request to reopen a probe into the 1994 assassination of Rwanda's president.

France rejects new probe into killing of Rwanda's Habyarimana

Botswana

Botswana investigating 'mysterious deaths' of elephants

Officials in the southern African nation have confirmed at least 275 deaths.

Botswana reports mysterious deaths of hundreds of elephants

Africa

Haacaaluu Hundeessa: The protest singer who became an Oromo icon

Slain singer's music became the melody of a protest movement that helped bring down Ethiopia's government in 2018.

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone doctors treating COVID-19 patients launch strike

Healthcare workers take action over unpaid bonuses, misuse of funds and lack of resources.

Sierra Leone doctors treating COVID-19 patients launch strike