UN Security Council lifts sanctions against Eritrea
Sanctions had been imposed in 2009 in response to allegations Asmara was providing material support to Islamist insurgents in Somalia
Townsend: Beating Boks would be bigger than beating England
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend regards beating South Africa on Saturday at Murrayfield would be a bigger achievement than beating England this year.Scotland hadn't beaten England in a decade when it pulled off an impressive win in February in the Six Nations.The Scots haven't toppled the Springboks since 2010.Asked where a ...
Cameroon’s renewed anglophone fighting displaces hundreds of civilians
Military says raids on separatist strongholds left at least 30 dead in two days of clashes
Madagascar heading toward runoff poll in presidential race
A runoff presidential election in December is likely in Madagascar where two former presidents are in a tight race, according to results announced Wednesday from 70 percent of polling stations.Seven days after voting, former transitional president Andry Rajoelina is leading with 39 percent of the votes counted, followed closely by ...
Analysts: fast-growing African cities at ‘extreme risk’ from climate change
Researchers at UK-based Verisk Maplecroft find 84 of world's 100 fastest-growing cities are at 'extreme risk' from impacts of a warming planet, including 79 in Africa
At least 15 killed in cameroon in clashes between army, separatists
Conflict between Anglophone separatists, who seek independent state, and government forces has killed more than 400 in western Cameroon since last year
‘I want to bury him’: Lebanon hopes for closure with law to find war missing
Lawmakers on Monday voted to set up a commission to find out what happened to those who went missing during the 1975-1990 war
Zimbabwe’s inflation at highest in a decade as dollar shortage bites
Spike in prices triggered by bond note collapse; businesses now demanding cash US dollars
3 civilians killed in attack targeting foreign troops in mali
The attack took place in the city of Gao when a 4x4 vehicle blew up in a residential area, the security ministry said in a statement
South Africa’s home affairs minister gigaba resigns
Malusi Gigaba's resigns following calls from opposition parties for him to stand down over a High Court ruling which said he had lied under oath
Hundreds attend memorial for missionary slain in Cameroon
Hundreds of people filled a northern Indiana church to remember a missionary who was killed in Cameroon two weeks after arriving there with his wife and their eight children.Charles Wesco died Oct. 30 after he was shot in the head during fighting between armed separatists and soldiers in the West ...
Ethiopia arrests ex-head of army firm as crackdown targets security services
Kinfe Dagnew's arrest was the most high-profile since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power, promising to rein in the security services and tackle corruption and abuses
Zimbabwean generals deny troops shot and killed 6 protesters
Zimbabweans have reacted with stunned disbelief to the testimony by two generals who denied troops killed six people in August when the military was called in to crush protests following the country's disputed elections.The generals suggested that Zimbabwe's opposition was responsible for the killings.Zimbabweans and opposition leaders on Tuesday expressed ...
Pope to visit Morocco in March in big year for foreign trips
Pope Francis is going to Morocco in March in what is expected to be a heavy year of foreign travel for the 81-year-old pontiff.The Vatican on Tuesday confirmed the March 30-31 visit to Rabat and Casablanca.Previously, there were rumors that Francis would travel to Marrakesh next month to participate in ...
Parliament approves reshuffled Tunisian government
The reshuffled government of Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has passed a parliamentary vote of confidence after more than 12 hours of debate.Each of the new ministers got more than the minimum 109 votes required from the 160 lawmakers present Monday night.Chahed reshuffled his government a week ago in a ...
As slavery evolves in mauritania, silent victims prove harder to find
Today slavery is criminalized, but such relationships endure, transferred into a modern economy where it is increasingly difficult to find and free the tens of thousands of people being exploited from farms to mansions in the capital
Media rights group indignant over detention of its employees in Tanzania
The Committee to Protect Journalists says statements made by Tanzanians to justify the detention were false
Tunisia PM faces confidence vote amid political tensions
Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed is facing lawmakers in a marathon debate ahead of a vote of confidence needed to approve the government he reshuffled a week ago seeking to end a months-long paralyzing political crisis.The debate began Monday and was still going 12 hours later, a sign of the ...
Zimbabwe Farmers Call for Help to Mitigate Drought Effects
Appeal comes as UN Food and Agriculture Organization predicts possible dry weather pattern that might affect country’s food security
Congo Opposition Supporters Protest Against Joint Election Candidate
Former Exxon Mobil manager and businessman Martin Fayulu on Sunday won the nomination to be the single opposition candidate running to succeed President Joseph Kabila, who has been in power since 2001