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Tunisia should swiftly return to its 'democratic path', a top White House official has told President Kais Saied, days after his shock power grab that included suspending parliament.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 10:11 am
Rwanda's government has ordered the lifting of a lockdown on the capital Kigali and eight other districts even though Covid-19 cases are still on the rise.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 1:59 pm
Tunisia's president has promised he would not turn into a dictator and rejected accusations he had staged a coup, as two parliament members were arrested.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 12:30 pm
Kenya said Friday it is extending a nighttime curfew and banning public gatherings to slow the spread of Covid-19, warning that hospitals were becoming overwhelmed.
Posted: July 30, 2021, 3:16 pm
An Egyptian court has sentenced 24 Muslim Brotherhood members to death for the killing of police officers in two separate cases, a judicial source has said.
Posted: July 30, 2021, 2:40 pm
A fresh attack in western Niger near the border with volatile Mali has left 19 civilians dead, the government has announced.
Posted: July 30, 2021, 1:00 pm
The US Secretary of State has expressed concern about the political crisis in Tunisia after President Kais Saied suspended the parliament and dismissed the government.
Posted: July 30, 2021, 10:00 am
By wearing a mask, getting her jab and even talking about Covid-19, Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has shown a complete shift from her Covid-denialist predecessor.
Posted: July 29, 2021, 5:40 pm
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria took full responsibility for the mishap, while 10 athletes from five other countries have also been ruled out.
Posted: July 29, 2021, 4:31 pm
Rwanda has killed 14 insurgents in Mozambique in fighting, an army spokesperson has said, adding that a Rwandan soldier had sustained a minor injury.
Posted: July 29, 2021, 2:30 pm
The Tunisian presidency has fired the head of the national television channel after two guests were briefly banned from entering its studios to take part in a programme.
Posted: July 29, 2021, 11:00 am
President Cyril Ramaphosa officially authorised the South African contingent, which will form part of the SADC's regional standby force.
Posted: July 28, 2021, 9:16 pm
A former Glencore trader who left the Switzerland-based commodity giant in 2019, pleaded guilty in New York on Monday to corruption and money-laundering charges.
Posted: July 28, 2021, 8:59 pm
Zimbabwe on Wednesday approved the US-made Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, the first Western-manufactured jab to be administered in the country amid a spiralling third wave of infections.
Posted: July 28, 2021, 7:11 pm
Tunisia's judiciary has opened an investigation into allegations political parties received foreign funding ahead of national elections held in 2019, the prosecutor's office told AFP on Wednesday.
Posted: July 28, 2021, 3:23 pm
South Africa vehemently objected to last week's "unilateral" decision by the African Union Commission to grant Israel an official observer status at the organisation.
Posted: July 28, 2021, 12:33 pm
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has offered a hearty welcome to his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo as the rivals met for the first time.
Posted: July 28, 2021, 12:01 pm
The US’s trade chief plans to convene a meeting with African ministers before the end of the year to strengthen partnerships and discuss a law that provides duty-free access to the US for thousands of goods from sub-Saharan nations.
Posted: July 28, 2021, 10:09 am
The US government will ship nearly 10 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to two of the most populous African countries - Nigeria and South Africa.
Posted: July 28, 2021, 10:04 am
Tunisia, the cradle of the 2011 Arab Spring revolts and long seen as its sole democratic success story, has been plunged into crisis with the threat of more turmoil ahead.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 6:20 pm