Somali government minister killed in Mogadishu
Abass Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji, a rising young politician, was shot dead in an apparent accident by the bodyguards of another government official.
Nigeria faces vaccine shortfall amid meningitis outbreak
Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control says closer to 2,000 suspected cases have been reported in 15 states.
Nigerian, Ghanaian demonstrators temporarily close airport in Britain
British authorities had to divert at least 23 flights from Stansted Airport in southern England when protesters occupied an aircraft on the runway.
Germany to deport 2 men over alleged terror plot
The men, a 27-year-old Algerian and a 22-year-old Nigerian, were arrested last month on suspicion of planning a terror attack.
20 children killed in accident at popular Ghana resort
They were swimming under a waterfall when a giant tree fell on them.
UN report: South Sudan teetering on the edge of genocide
A new United Nations report describes South Sudan as teetering on the edge of genocide and ethnic cleansing.
Namibian Olympic star resigns from 2 roles over corruption claims
Track star-turned-sports administrator Frankie Fredericks has stepped down from two key roles following corruption claims.
Tropical cyclone Enawo lands in Madagascar
Enawo has maximum average wind speeds of about 220km/h and torrential rains, with conditions expected to persist until Friday.
Madagascar braces for Tropical Cyclone Enawo
Madagascar is on red alert as Tropical Cyclone Enawo closes in after rapid intensification. Authorities are expecting mudslides.
Nurses join doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe
The medical personnel has taken this drastic industrial action over job security, payment of bonuses and allowances.
Tunisian attack inquest expected to conclude
Thirty-eight people were killed when an Islamist gunman opened fire at a hotel in Sousse in 2015.
Nigeria urges AU to step in, stop attacks on foreign nationals in SA
The presidency in Abuja says there’s a need for the continental body to intervene urgently.
Some UK ministers want aid diverted from ‘wasteful projects’ in Africa, Asia
The proposed plan would see aid money being diverted from projects described as questionable in developing countries.
DRC can’t afford presidential election – budget minister
DRC Budget Minister Pierre Kangudia says the poll this year will cost $1.8 billion, which the country can’t afford.
[ANALYSIS] Fall armyworm and the SADC
Jean-Jacques Cornish unpacks the threat of the fall armyworm invasion to Southern Africa.
Concerns remain over CAR clashes
The United Nations Security Council yesterday heard that there’s a need for continued international attention.
South Sudan Africa’s 'worst refugees’ crisis' country
According to the UN, more than three years of civil war in South Sudan has forced 1.5 million people to flee into neighboring countries.
Somalia goes into lock down ahead of presidential election
A traffic ban has been imposed and major roads have been sealed off in the capital Mogadishu.