May 26, 2017

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Ethiopian journalist Getachew Shiferaw has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for speaking to a dissident, capping a case that rights groups have called an assault on press freedom.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:48 pm
The German government is condemning the attack against a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt in which 24 people were killed and 25 wounded
Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:48 pm
Rebels in South Sudan have claimed that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is "taking bribes" from President Salva Kiir's government to block their leader Riek Machar - currently in South Africa - from returning home.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:17 pm
Masked gunmen who attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital "used automatic weapons" to kill at least 26 people, an official says.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 11:53 am
Egyptian state TV says at lest 23 have been killed and 25 wounded in an attack by gunmen on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of Cairo.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 11:19 am
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe reportedly left Cancún, Mexico "in a huff" after he was not given a "speaking slot" at the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 10:31 am
Dozens of human rights watchdogs and lawyers have urged Uganda's government to allow an independent investigation into killings by security forces during violent clashes with a tribal kingdom last year that left over 100 dead.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 10:31 am
Africa is poor, but we can try to help its people. It's a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that it takes on the weight of truth, writes Nick Dearden.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 9:10 am
Feeding on the chaos that has gripped Libya since the overthrow and killing of longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, jihadists have used the country to recruit and export militants.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 8:01 am
South Africa's ANC and Namibia's Swapo, governing parties, enter crucial leadership elections this year, with presidents Jacob Zuma and Hage Geingob both facing challenges, writes Henning Melber.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:26 am
A spokesperson for the Libyan National Army says forces loyal to the LNA have seized control of an air base in the country's south that had been under control of western militiamen
Posted: May 26, 2017, 4:14 am
First Lady Grace Mugabe is concerned about her future after her husband is no longer president, and DA leader Mmusi Maimane slams Zuma, ANC over silence on Zambia's Hichilema treason trial.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 4:14 am
DA leader Mmusi Maimane has been deported to South Africa when he had landed in Zambia, for reasons unknown, his spokesperson Graham Charters says.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 8:33 pm
Libya is working closely with Britain to identify possible "terrorist networks" involved in the attack at a pop concert in Manchester, a senior Libyan official says.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:15 pm
The last Japanese peacekeepers with a United Nations mission have left South Sudan.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:15 pm
DA leader Mmusi Maimane has been stopped by Zambian police on his way to attend the treason trial of the leader of Zambia’s largest opposition party, the DA has said.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 6:29 pm
Lack of funding is forcing aid agencies to cut feeding programmes for starving people in northeast Nigeria, says the UN, warning of growing pressure on resources as refugees return.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 6:17 pm
The father of suspected Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was once part of a Libyan militant group with alleged ties to Al-Qaeda, a Libyan security source has said.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 6:17 pm
Five police officers have been killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Kenya in an attack claimed by Shabaab Islamists a day after eight police died in similar blasts.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 5:15 pm
Suspected Islamic extremists have wrecked a primary school in central Mali out of hostility to Western-style education, local administrators and paramilitary police have said .
Posted: May 25, 2017, 5:15 pm

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