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Tanzanian opposition figure held for denouncing president

Tanzanian opposition number two Tundu Lissu has been arrested, three days after having called President John Magufuli a "dictator", party sources said. No reasons were given for the arrest of Lissu, a...

‘Less fighting’ in Darfur led to troops cut: UN official

KHARTOUM A reduction in fighting in Sudan's Darfur, where a brutal conflict has killed thousands, prompted the UN to downsize the number of peacekeepers deployed there, a top UN official said Thursday. In...

Six on Burundi robotics team go missing in US, two seen in Canada

WASHINGTON Two of six teens from Burundi who were reported missing in Washington after taking part in an international robotics competition have been seen crossing into Canada, police said Thursday. Police posted photographs...

Eight dead in Senegal football stadium crush

DAKAR Eight people were killed during Senegal's football league cup final in Dakar on Saturday, the sports minister told AFP, as a wall collapsed onto clashing supporters triggering a panicked stampede. Sports minister...

Rwanda opposition in uphill battle against powerful Kagame

KIGALI On the impeccably clean streets of Rwanda's capital, where a skyline of gleaming new buildings pokes through undulating hills, few have heard of opposition presidential aspirants Frank Habineza and Philippe Mpayimana. They...

Nigeria’s acting president meets ailing Buhari in London

ABUJA Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the acting head of government, was in London on Tuesday to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been receiving unspecified medical treatment there since May...

Zambia ratifies 90-day state of emergency

LUSAKA Zambia's parliament on Tuesday approved a 90-day state of emergency decreed by President Edgar Lungu, a move that critics see as an effort to tighten his grip on power. Opposition lawmakers boycotted...

Bloodthirsty Nigeria ‘cult’ killings spark fear

IKORODU People cover their noses at the stench of death in the Crystal Church of God in Owode Onirin, just outside Lagos, where bloody clothes, drums, bibles and hymn books still litter...

Mugabe in Singapore for medical check

HARARE Zimbabwe's 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe is in Singapore for a "routine medical check-up", state media reported Sunday. "President Mugabe on Friday left the country for Singapore for a routine medical check-up," the...

South Sudan marks another year of freedom without peace

JUBA South Sudan on Sunday marked its sixth independence anniversary in muted fashion, with no official celebration as the world's newest nation reels from a brutal and destructive ongoing civil war. A third of...
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