Malawi

Malawians await ruling on contested presidential poll

Investigation challenges credibility of the May elections, which saw incumbent President Mutharika secure a second term.

Malawians await ruling on contested presidential poll

Mauritania

Dozens of people die in Atlantic Ocean off Mauritania

At least 62 people, including children, drown while 83 others swam ashore after the overcrowded boat capsized.

Dozens dead as migrant boat sinks off Mauritania coast: UN

AJ Impact

Nigeria's parliament passes record budget for 2020

The budget assumes a deficit of 1.52 percent of estimated GDP, to be financed with foreign and domestic debt.

Nigeria's parliament passes record budget for 2020

Weather

Risk of more flooding and landslides as rains batter East Africa

Uganda suffers deadly landslides as tropical storm heading for the Somali coast raises fears of new floods.

Risk of more flooding and landslides as rains batter East Africa

Opinion

Why Abiy Ahmed's Prosperity Party could be bad news for Ethiopia

The new pan-Ethiopian party created to replace the EPRDF coalition risks bringing the country to the edge of an abyss.

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Nigeria

Pirates attack tanker off Nigeria coast, take 19 crew hostage

Criminal groups have shifted from stealing cargo to holding crew members for ransom in recent years.

Pirates attack tanker off Nigeria coast, take 19 crew hostage

Nigeria

Fleeing conflict but finding hunger in northwestern Nigeria

In Zamfara, displaced children suffer from high levels of malnutrition as banditry and violence halt food supplies.

Fleeing conflict but finding hunger in northwestern Nigeria

Africa

'Whole families buried alive': Dozens dead in Burundi landslides

Landslides triggered by heavy rains kill at least 26 and injure seven, with 10 others missing, security ministry says.

'Whole families buried alive': Dozens dead in Burundi landslides

Africa

East African states devastated by floods

Nearly 300 people have been killed and millions affected across region, with disaster taking large toll on South Sudanese refugees.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Doctors treating Ebola flee DR Congo's east amid deadly violence

Doctors Without Borders staff say a group wielding machetes and sticks attacked its health facilities on Tuesday night.

Doctors treating Ebola flee DR Congo's east amid deadly violence

Algeria

Two former prime ministers go on trial for corruption in Algeria

Exceptional trial, which is being televised, comes at a time of renewed political tensions in the oil rich country.

Two former prime ministers go on trial for corruption in Algeria

Sudan

US, Sudan to exchange ambassadors, ending 23-year gap

US State Department says two countries will proceed with first exchange of ambassadors in 23 years.

United States, Sudan agree to upgrade diplomatic ties

Tanzania

Alarm as Tanzania blocks cases from African rights court

Activists raise alarm as Dodoma bars individuals and NGOs from filing cases against it at the African rights court.

Alarm as Tanzania blocks cases from African rights court

Africa

Nearly half of Zimbabweans face hunger, starvation

Natural and man-made disasters have combined to create some of the worst conditions Zimbabwe has seen in about a decade.

Africa

DR Congo protests: At least 5 people killed

People have also been protesting in North Kivu's provincial capital Goma, they say the security situation in Beni is not acceptable.