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16 days ago
'Burundi girls sold into slavery in Arab Gulf'
'Burundi girls sold into slavery in Arab Gulf'

Burundi human rights groups say about 800 young girls and women have been taken to Gulf states to work as household slaves since October.

17 days ago
Al-Shabaab ‘execute four spies’
Al-Shabaab ‘execute four spies’

Somalia's militant al-Shabaab group said it had executed four people it accused of espionage.

17 days ago
Food poisoning kills 5 family members
Food poisoning kills 5 family members

Five members from a polygamous family died from suspected food poisoning in Mwenezi, about 470km south of Harare.

17 days ago
Mugabe ‘should admit failure’ over bond notes
Mugabe ‘should admit failure’ over bond notes

President Robert Mugabe should admit failure regarding the proposed bond notes and step down immediately, the MDC said.

17 days ago
Libyan forces ‘claim Sirte port from IS’
Libyan forces ‘claim Sirte port from IS’

Forces aligned with Libya's new unity government had taken control of the port of Sirte, making gains in Islamic State's stronghold.

17 days ago
Zim cops tried to abduct activist’s brother
Zim cops tried to abduct activist’s brother

Police in Harare attempted to abduct Partson Dzamara, younger brother to Itai Dzamara, who was abducted in March last year, a court heard.

17 days ago
DRC opposition parties demand Kabila quit
DRC opposition parties demand Kabila quit

Opposition parties said they had forged an alliance and demanded that President Joseph Kabila quit when his term expires.

17 days ago
Zim cops arrest 15 during anti-Mugabe protest
Zim cops arrest 15 during anti-Mugabe protest

Zimbabwean police arrested 15 people, including a journalist, during a public protest against President Robert Mugabe, a lawyer said.

18 days ago
Gambian opposition leader ‘will boycott trial’
Gambian opposition leader ‘will boycott trial’

A Gambian opposition leader on trial since April for participating in a protest has said he is a victim of political persecution.

18 days ago
Seized marijuana destroyed in Tanzania
Seized marijuana destroyed in Tanzania

Police reportedly seized and destroyed 26 tons of marijuana in a crackdown operation carried out in northern Tanzania’s region of Arusha.

18 days ago
SL war crimes convict dies in Rwanda prison
SL war crimes convict dies in Rwanda prison

A Sierra Leone war crimes convict died in Rwandan prison before completing his 50-year jail term, prison authorities confirmed.

18 days ago
Groups push for abolition of death penalty
Groups push for abolition of death penalty

About ten civil society groups launched a campaign aimed at pushing for the abolition of death penalty in Burkina Faso.

18 days ago
Libya forces battle IS in Sirte
Libya forces battle IS in Sirte

The battle for Sirte raged after unity government forces pushed into the centre of the city and predicted it could fall within days.

18 days ago
Italy: 2 000 migrants rescued off Libya
Italy: 2 000 migrants rescued off Libya

Around 2 000 migrants were plucked to safety off the coast of Libya in the latest series of rescue operations in the Mediterranean, ...

18 days ago
Congo calls HRW report on killings 'biased'
Congo calls HRW report on killings 'biased'

A HRW report accusing Congolese soldiers of killing 18 people while serving as UN and AU peacekeepers in CAR was slammed as “biased.”.