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A former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been sentenced to life in prison for war crimes and mass rape, a decision hailed by the United Nations.
Posted: November 23, 2020, 7:47 pm
Ethiopia has rebuffed attempts at international mediation since conflict erupted in its northern Tigray region.
Posted: November 23, 2020, 4:25 pm
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has given Tigrayan regional forces 72 hours to surrender before the military begins an offensive on the regional capital of Mekelle.
Posted: November 23, 2020, 11:48 am
Vote count is now underway in Burkina Faso after Sunday's presidential and legislative elections.
Posted: November 23, 2020, 11:28 am
Ethiopia's military has threatened an all-out assault on Mekele, capital of the dissident Tigray region and seat of the local government it is seeking to dislodge.
Posted: November 22, 2020, 4:27 pm
A judicial panel investigating claims that Nigerian soldiers shot dead peaceful protesters in Lagos have viewed videos appearing to show people hurt or saying that they were being fired on, but an army general dismissed the footage.
Posted: November 22, 2020, 11:35 am
An American citizen has been killed by Burkina Faso security forces outside a military base in the capital Ouagadougou, security and diplomatic sources have said.
Posted: November 22, 2020, 7:50 am
The SA National Editors Forum (Sanef), Southern African Editors' Forum and African Editors Forum have called for charges to be dropped against Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin'ono.
Posted: November 21, 2020, 7:59 pm
The country's oil production fell to 1.67 million barrels a day in the third quarter of 2020, the lowest since 2016.
Posted: November 21, 2020, 1:15 pm
Zimbabwean journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin'ono was freed on bail on after being arrested two weeks ago on charges of obstructing justice.
Posted: November 20, 2020, 12:56 pm
The outbreak of conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region has left some 2.3 million children in urgent need of assistance, the UN has said.
Posted: November 20, 2020, 10:42 am
Egyptian authorities have arrested the executive director of a leading human rights group, the third member to be taken into custody in less than a week.
Posted: November 20, 2020, 10:41 am
Nigeria should sanction CNN for a report that the country's military shot and killed protesters demonstrating against police brutality, a minister says.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 2:40 pm
Seven people died in violent protests that erupted in Kampala on Wednesday after Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine was arrested, police said.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 11:34 am
With 2,013,388 cases reported on Thursday, the continent represents less than 4 percent of the world’s total cases.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 9:29 am
Ethiopia's government on Thursday said rebels have committed "serious crimes" after conflict broke out this month in the northern Tigray region, as US President-elect Joe Biden's foreign policy adviser called for greater protection of civilians.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 7:33 am
The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared the end of the country's latest Ebola epidemic, after the outbreak killed 55 people over the past five months.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 9:45 am
Zimbabwean authorities have closed a boarding school in the west of the country after at least 100 students tested positive for coronavirus.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 9:41 am
Ghana's special anti-corruption prosecutor has quit, accusing President Nana Akufo-Addo of "political interference" over a report into a controversial gold royalties deal.
Posted: November 17, 2020, 8:39 pm
Nigeria has jailed three family members for forcing a teenager into prostitution in Russia, the country's anti-trafficking agency.
Posted: November 17, 2020, 1:49 pm