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Africa

Over 100 killed in S Sudan cattle raid

20 April 2014, 16:36

Over 100 people have been killed in a cattle raid in South Sudan's Warrap state, the latest atrocity in the war-torn nation.

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CAR on the brink of genocide: Tutu

20 April 2014, 16:10

The Central African Republic is on the brink of genocide and the power now lies with its citizens to end the political turmoil, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has said.

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Ebola has killed 61 in Guinea since January

20 April 2014, 08:49

The Ebola virus has claimed 61 lives in Guinea out of 109 laboratory-confirmed cases since January, the government says.

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South Sudan army battles rebels in worsening war

20 April 2014, 08:19

South Sudan's army says it has "lost communication" with commanders battling rebels in a key oil state where rebels have seized a major town, amid a worsening conflict engulfing the young nation.

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Mugabe slams Europe's 'homosexual nonsense'

19 April 2014, 16:20

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has lashed out at Europe's "homosexual nonsense" and has condemned the refusal of its leaders to accept his grip on power in his latest marathon tirade.

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Egyptian politician submits bid to run for president

19 April 2014, 16:59

Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi has officially submitted his bid to run for Egypt's presidency, making him the second candidate for next month's election.

UN official praises troops for 'preventing massacre'

19 April 2014, 08:54

The UN has said at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians.

Algeria ailing president wins 4th term

19 April 2014, 08:32

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81% of the vote, according to preliminary figures announced by the Algerian government.

Moz rebels inch toward deal on joining army

18 April 2014, 08:53

Mozambican rebel group Renamo says it has reached an understanding with the govt to integrate its fighters into the national army and police.

G-Bissau presidential vote to head to run-off

17 April 2014, 17:03

A former finance minister from Guinea-Bissau’s dominant party and a bureaucrat with the backing of the military will face each other in a presidential election run-off, the election commission says.

Mugabe, Mbeki discuss Africa

17 April 2014, 16:01

Former SA president Thabo Mbeki has met Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, a report says, adding the two leaders exchanged views on various matters affecting the African continent.

Zim govt 'doesn't care about wildlife'

17 April 2014, 15:05

The future of Zimbabwe’s Presidential Elephant Herd remains uncertain after elephant protector Sharon Pincott hinted she is stepping aside following a fallout over an “illegal” land claim, a report says.

CAR crisis risk to global security, says UN

17 April 2014, 13:49

The UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres has warned that the conflict in Central African Republic could embroil the whole region and threaten global security.

Gunmen kill 9 in Ethiopia truck attack

17 April 2014, 12:44

Gunmen have opened fire on a truck in western Ethiopia, killing nine people and injuring seven, the information ministry says.

Ailing Bouteflika favourite in Algerian polls

17 April 2014, 11:44

Algeria's Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is standing for a fourth term in the country’s presidential elections, is widely expected to win despite his frail health preventing him from even campaigning.

'Broke' UN agency pleads for help in CAR

17 April 2014, 09:43

Inter-communal violence is tearing CAR apart but the conflict is not getting attention or aid needed to save huge numbers of lives, the UN says.

Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

17 April 2014, 08:42

The ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain – evidence that the disease didn’t spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists say.

Anti-graft judges to rule on Wade's son

17 April 2014, 07:53

Judges in Senegal are deliberating on the fate of former president Abdoulaye Wade’s son Karim, detained for a year on corruption charges after accumulating a fortune worth more than $1bn.

Algerian election faces disaffected populace

17 April 2014, 07:40

Algeria's elections has been confronted by widespread disillusionment among the young population, with boycotting being the main form of protest against the election.

Chad pulls out all troops from CAR

16 April 2014, 21:52

Chad said it had withdrawn its entire contingent from the CAR, in the wake of accusations its troops had carried out an unprovoked attack in the capital Bangui last month.

Algerian election faces disaffected populace

16 April 2014, 18:08

Algeria's elections has been confronted by widespread disillusionment among the young population, with boycotting being the main form of protest against the election.

Sing AU anthem, Dlamini-Zuma tells Africa

16 April 2014, 17:01

African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana-Zuma has reportedly called on AU member states to sing the Union’s anthem alongside their national hymns at all official functions.

S Sudan army admits loss of key oil town

16 April 2014, 16:09

South Sudan’s army says rebels have wrested control of the key oil town of Bentiu, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict.

Burundi demands UN apology

16 April 2014, 15:03

Burundi’s government has demanded the UN provide evidence or apologise after an alleged UN report claimed it was arming young supporters.

US congratulates G-Bissau on 'peaceful' polls

16 April 2014, 14:03

The US has praised the holding of successful elections in Guinea-Bissau as an "important step" towards a better future after years of political instability and violence.

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