A debate is raging over proposals that a second vaccine be introduced to fight Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, currently in the grip of…View More Why is a new Ebola vaccine so controversial?
In Zimbabwe, mourners have been coming to view the body of the country’s founding father Robert Mugabe, who died last week at the age of…View More In pictures: Mourners view Mugabe’s body
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – Several people were injured in a crush as they surged forward to try to view former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s casket…View More Zimbabwe mourners injured surging towards Mugabe's coffin
KONDUGA, Nigeria — Ten-year-old Abdul stood on a dirt road in a village tucked between millet fields and pulled up his shirt. A fresh scar…View More Boko Haram Is Back. With Better Drones.
South Africans have been outraged by a spate of gruesome rapes and murders of women in recent weeks – including that of a schoolgirl who…View More ‘I was raped, now I fear for my daughters’
JOHANNESBURG (AP) – A group of Nigerians boarded a free flight from Johannesburg to Lagos on Wednesday (Sept 11), following a week of violence targeting…View More Hundreds of Nigerians board plane to leave South Africa after xenophobic violence
Murals have been mushrooming on the walls around the military headquarters in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, as thousands keep up a vigil to see a return…View More The art fuelling Sudan’s revolution
Pope Francis drew huge crowds during his three-nation visit to Africa, reflecting the growth of the Roman Catholic Church on the continent. This was his…View More How ‘rock star’ Pope wowed Africa
Rwanda has agreed to take in hundreds of African migrants who are currently being held in Libyan detention centres. A joint agreement between the government,…View More Rwanda agrees to take in hundreds of migrants
Nigeria has denied allegations it has detained thousands of children for suspected links to Islamist militant group Boko Haram. A report released by US-based group…View More Nigeria holds ‘thousands of child terror suspects’
In our series of letters from African writers, journalist and former Ghana government minister Elizabeth Ohene writes that Zimbabwe’s ex-President Robert Mugabe, who has died…View More ‘We Ghanaians saw Mugabe as our son-in-law’
Angry fans of Sierra Leone’s national football team have attacked a player’s house after he missed a decisive penalty. Captain Umaru Bangura failed to convert…View More Player’s house attacked after penalty miss
SINGAPORE/HARARE • The repatriation of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s body might take place today, a relative of Mr Mugabe said. Speaking to reporters yesterday…View More Mugabe's body to arrive in Zimbabwe on Wed, state funeral slated for Saturday
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – At least one person was killed and five others injured in Johannesburg on Sunday (Sept 8), police said, after security forces clashed…View More One killed, five wounded in new Johannesburg violence