July 20, 2017

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Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has returned from Spain more than two weeks after he left the country on a "private visit",says the presidency, as rumours of ill health swirl.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 2:00 pm
A panel monitoring sanctions against Democratic Republic of Congo says evidence in the murder of two UN experts leaves open the possibility that members of the government's security services, a militia, or other armed groups were responsible
Posted: July 20, 2017, 2:00 pm
Close by a narrow, rickety bridge in Kenya's central Laikipia highlands two herders sit on blistering hot rock next to the muddy trickle of the Ewaso Nyiro river to explain why they routinely break the law, invading private land to graze their cattle
Posted: July 20, 2017, 12:59 pm
Menstual hygiene has emerged as a serious, and often emotional, subject in Africa. Some are demanding that governments supply free sanitary pads to schoolgirls who often are at risk of dropping out because of embarrassment.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 12:59 pm
Dozens of Boko Haram suspects have died in Cameroon custody, rights group Amnesty International says, with security forces torturing them in the fight against the jihadist group.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 11:56 am
France has refuted recent media allegations that President Emmanuel Macron made a controversial and racist remark regarding Africa and African women at the G20 summit in Hamburg, German.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 9:59 am
The US has berated African countries for backing a bid by the DRC to win a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, saying the move would fuel the conflict in the African country.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 9:29 am
A Zimbabwean policeman has been run over and killed by an unlicensed minibus taxi driver, a report says.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:00 am
A 10 year-old girl has been killed by a lion outside her home in south-eastern Zimbabwe, and ex Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda has been hospitalised.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:00 am
Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has said that there was some good in US President Donald Trump's election because "the fact that America can produce a Trump in this day and age, it means Americans are as human as we are".
Posted: July 20, 2017, 6:29 am
Congo and several UN agencies have launched a joint appeal for $23.7m to help 138 000 people hit by fighting and insecurity in the southern region of Pool.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 6:27 am
The Polisario Front, which seeks independence for Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara, says it had arrested 19 drug traffickers from Morocco and accused Rabat of complicity.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 6:27 am
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has overruled a powerful branch of the judiciary by appointing its new leader, risking a backlash from the judges, who had nominated another candidate
Posted: July 20, 2017, 6:27 am
Zimbabwe’s main opposition party the MDC has called on President Robert Mugabe to stop politically motivated violence after properties belonging to two of its senior officials were destroyed in savage attacks by unknown assailants.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 6:18 am
Bullet-riddled roofs line the "boulevard of death" in Central African Republic's southeastern town of Bangassou, where almost everyone who enters is seen as an enemy.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:23 am
Five UN peacekeepers' bases in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to close at the end of July,says the UN mission there, describing it as a change in operational style.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:23 am
International Criminal Court appeals judges have ordered a new review into whether former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo should be released from detention while his long-running trial continues.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:23 am
Zimbabwe's parliament has reportedly resolved to impose a minimum 60-year sentence for the rape of children younger than 12, or of people living with a disability.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 6:15 pm
When President Donald Trump left his chair at this month's G20 summit while Africa was discussed and had daughter Ivanka sit in for him, critics blasted it as a breach of diplomatic protocol.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 6:15 pm
A Kenyan court has sentenced three men to death for stripping naked and abusing a woman during a wave of attacks by mobs claiming that women were inappropriately dressed.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 6:15 pm

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