Burundians may need to pay for their next election
Civil servants will sacrifice a tenth of their salaries to finance the poll where President Pierre Nkurunziza plans to run for a fourth term.
‘It’s likely Russia will interfere in ANC elective conference’
A political scenario planner says Russia’s determination to sell a trillion-rand nuclear power plant to South Africa gives it a considerable stake in the ANC leadership contest.
ICC reports Jordan to UN Security Council for failing to arrest Al-Bashir
The ICC is going a step further than it did against South Africa for failing to meet its obligations under the Rome Statute.
Tanzanian activists disappointed after Magafuli pardons rapists
Singer Nguza Viking known as Babu Seya and his son are now off the hook despite widespread disgust over their offences.
AU concerned IS militants driven out of Syria pose threat to stability
An estimated 30,000 foreigners joined the terror movement when it declared a caliphate three years ago, a fifth of these are from Africa.
Cameroon govt forces accused of murder, rape
Cameroon’s government has ordered thousands of villagers to leave their homes in the Anglophone southwest region as it deploys troops to root out armed separatists who have vowed to loosen Biya’s long grip on power.
Law banning plastic waste in oceans may be agreed upon at UN Environment Summit
Governments and stakeholders are being asked to move towards a legal treaty banning plastic waste from entering the sea.
African, European leaders told about 700k would-be migrants in Libya
Libyan authorities have indicated they’re holding between 400,000 and 700,000 people that were stopped from crossing to Europe.
Zuma calls for AU-EU relations to undergo radical change
Leaders from Europe and Africa are holding their first joint summit in the Ivory Coast.
AU-EU meeting: Zuma expected to call for more funding for peace operations
President Jacob Zuma is one of five African presidents who will address the summit in the Ivorian capital.
Zuma arrives in Abidjan for AU, EU summit
The gathering of African Union and European Union leaders is designed to tap the youth potential in the neighbouring continents.
43 rescued off Libya coast while making journey to Europe
The migrants were taken aboard the Mission Lifeline captained by Paul Chamberlain, a charity worker from Norfolk.
Mauritius best governed African country - Mo Ibrahim Foundation
For the fifth successive year, Mauritius is judged to be the best governed African country.
[OPINION] Mugabe, the most stubborn man I have met
Jean-Jacques Cornish reflects on the man he met more than four decades ago.
Madagascar plague death toll reaches 165
The World Health Organization discounts reports that 10 countries close to Madagascar, including South Africa, have been listed as high risk areas.
Human Rights Watch welcomes probe into crimes against humanity in Burundi
A panel of three ICC judges will look at the allegedly unchecked abuses by Imbonerakure including rape, torture and executions.
Egyptian groom injured after guest fires shotgun pellets into his genitals
Reports of the incident have provoked a call for the tradition of firing gunshots in public celebration to be banned.
Paradise Papers: Dos Santos’ son made almost a billion rand from people's fund
Jose Filomeno (39), was put in charge of Angola’s sovereign wealth fund that generated $90 million between May 2014 and the end of 2015.