President Vaz out of second round of voting which will be contested by Domingos Simoes Pereira and Umaro Cissoko Embalo. Two former prime ministers will…View More Guinea-Bissau election: Former PMs advance to runoff vote
Rights groups say intimidation of political opponents has escalated sharply under President John Magufuli. Tanzania’s opposition party has said it plans to boycott local elections…View More Tanzania's opposition to boycott elections over 'cheating'
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women worldwide. But in Africa it is far deadlier than elsewhere, despite being a preventable disease.…View More Is this how to fight Africa’s deadliest cancer?
Thirteen French soldiers were killed when two helicopters collided during an operation against jihadists in Mali, the French president’s office said. Monday’s accident is one…View More French troops killed in helicopter crash in Mali
Protesters have torched a UN military base and the town hall in Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The protesters were furious that UN…View More Crowd burns UN base and town hall over ‘inaction’
Defence lawyer says 31-year-old artist was prosecuted because of a song he co-wrote about youth struggles. A Moroccan court on Monday sentenced rapper Mohamed Mounir,…View More Morocco: Rapper gets one-year jail for insulting police
GOMA (Congo) • At least 24 people were killed, including some on the ground, when a small plane crashed into a densely populated neighbourhood in the…View More Plane crash in Congo kills at least 24
A small passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Congo’s eastern city of Goma, killing at least 25 people, including several on the ground. There…View More At least 25 killed as plane plunges into city suburb after taking off
Twenty-four soldiers have been killed in an attack by militants in eastern Mali, the country’s army has said. Another 29 were also injured during a…View More Militants kill 24 soldiers in northern Mali
RABAT, Morocco — When Hajar Raissouni, an investigative journalist with one of Morocco’s only independent news outlets, went to her doctor’s office last August seeking…View More A Victim Not Only of Unjust Laws, but of ‘Unjust Authorities’
South African post office worker Luyanda Botha has been handed three life sentences after admitting to the rape and murder of 19-year-old student Uyinene Mrwetyana.…View More SA post office rapist and murderer given life
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — The Russians were hard to miss. They appeared suddenly last year in Madagascar’s traffic-snarled capital, carrying backpacks stuffed with cash and campaign…View More How Russia Meddles Abroad for Profit: Cash, Trolls and a Cult Leader
South Africans have been offering to help a couple have the wedding of their dreams after a video of the proposal at a KFC restaurant…View More South Africa goes wild for KFC marriage proposal
Broadcaster Doireann Garrihy has said she feels lucky to be part of a “wonderful” experience with an Irish charity that provide cows to impoverished families…View More 'The first step on our journey' – Doireann Garrihy and her father visit cows reared by Irish inmates ahead of Africa trip