Political impasse in Burundi a concern for UN Security Council
The presidential statement from the world organisations powerhouse cites increasing numbers of refugees and reports of torture, forced disappearances and extrajudicial killings.
Goodluck Jonathan’s home stripped bare by burglars
According to reports the burglary happened in July and was carried out by police officers deployed to watch over the house.
Home Affairs, DRC sign visa waiver deal on diplomatic passports
The South African minister Hlengiwe Mkhize calls it a positive step serving further to enhance relations between the nations.
Fake news reports hit Kenya’s election build up
The BBC has warned of a fake video on Kenya's election being circulated on social media purported to be from its 'Focus on Africa' programme.
Senegalese to head to polls after heated campaign
The most colourful and controversial element of the election was the return of former president Abdoulaye Wade to the fray.
UN urges Kabila to hold elections in DRC before deadline
Joseph Kabila’s constitutional mandate as president ran out last November.
Study: Change in HIV/Aids medication could save thousands
A Paris conference on HIV and Aids has heard that a simple change in medication could save more than 100,000 lives a year.
Former Zambian president discharged from hospital
The 93-year-old was admitted to the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka.
Former Zambian leader Kaunda spends third day in hospital
Zambia’s Health Minister Chilufya Chitalu says the medical personnel are also conducting general medical check-ups on Kaunda.
Kaunda doing well, might be discharged soon
The 93-year-old was admitted to hospital this week after complaining of fatigue.
China’s richest man Jack Ma arrives in Kenya with 38 billionaires
Executive chairperson of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Jack Ma hit the ground running when he landed in Nairobi on Thursday.
Probe after stadium wall collapses in Senegal
Senegalese authorities are probing how Saturday’s tragedy happened after a closely fought national soccer championship.
‘Let the people decide’. US warns Kabila against election delays
The DRC’s electoral commission gave notice on Sunday that delays in registering voters mean elections are unlikely this year.
Home Affairs Minister: We'll do better
Hlengiwe Mkhize says the improvement of services to the public will have a hugely beneficial effect on the country's bottom line.
G20 summit likely to grapple with migrant crisis
By 2020, it will cost Germany $107 million a year to look after the migrants it’s taken in.
8 killed in stampede during Malawi Independence Day celebration
The disaster happened at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe ahead of a soccer match between two local teams.
Jacob Zuma to attend G20 summit in Germany
SA is the only African member of the G20, that’s been meeting regularly since 1999 to discuss global economic policy coordination.
AU summit underway in Addis Ababa
Leaders are expected to discuss solutions to conflict, funding for the AU, youth development, trade and AU reforms, among other things.