Africa

52 al-Shabab fighters killed in Somalia air attack: US military

The strike was in response to a raid near Kismayo earlier on Saturday, which left eight Somali soldiers dead.

52 al-Shabab fighters killed in Somalia air attack: US military

Migrants

Scores of migrants unaccounted for after boat capsizes off Libya

Three rescued migrants say up to 117 others were on board dinghy that capsized, 93km northeast of Tripoli.

Scores of migrants unaccounted for after boat capsizes off Libya

Sudan

'Not afraid of the government': One month of protests in Sudan

The current wave of anti-government protests has become the longest since Sudan gained independence in 1956.

'Not afraid of the government': One month of protests in Sudan

Reporter's Notebook

Sudan protests: 'This time it's different'

Despite killings, tear gas, arrests and beatings, demonstrators step out and demand end to President Bashir's rule.

Kenya

Kenya to arm private security guards after al-Shabab attack

Move follows attack on hotel complex in Nairobi that lasted 18 hours and left 21 people, excluding attackers, dead.

Africa

Zimbabwe imposes internet shutdown amid crackdown on protests

Internet services totally shut down for most of the day as the UN appeals for restraint from Zimbabwean authorities.

Zimbabwe imposes internet shutdown amid crackdown on protests

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo slams African Union's call to suspend election result

Constitutional Court poised to rule on an appeal over the outcome of the elections held in December.

DR Congo slams African Union's call to suspend election result

Africa

South Africa: Shack-dwellers fear illegal evictions

What rights to South African shack-dwellers have?

Kenya

Kenya court orders five suspects held over Nairobi attack

Court grants prosecutor request to hold Canadian national and four Kenyans for 30 days as investigation continues.

Kenya court orders five suspects held over Nairobi attack

Africa

Ivory Coast ex-President Gbagbo's release delayed until February

Gbagbo was found not guilty of crimes against humanity in what some have called a blow to the ICC.

Ivory Coast ex-President Gbagbo's release delayed until February

Sudan

Sudan police fire live rounds outside home of slain protester

About 2,000 people gather in a Khartoum suburb where a man was killed for allegedly sheltering demonstrators.

Algeria

Algeria to hold presidential election on April 18

It is yet unclear whether 81-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in power since 1999, will stand for fifth consecutive term.

Algeria to hold presidential election on April 18

Africa

Kenya police arrest many for Nairobi hotel attack

Kenya's Red Cross says all the people who were feared missing after the assault have now been accounted for.

South Sudan

In South Sudan, stigma and underfunding plague mental health care

Only three psychiatrists practice in war-torn South Sudan, where many people believe in supernatural possession.

In South Sudan, stigma and underfunding plague mental health care

Africa

Citing 'serious doubts', AU urges delay to final DRC vote results

African Union agrees to urgently send 'high-level delegation' to Kinshasa to find way out of DRC's political crisis.

Citing 'serious doubts', AU urges delay to final DRC vote results