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Allied Democratic Forces: The Ugandan rebels working with IS in DR Congo

The eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo has long been a cradle of rebel activity, often the spill-over of conflict in neighbouring...

Germany colonial-era genocide reparations offer not enough – Namibia vice president

Germany’s offer to fund projects in Namibia worth more than a billion euros ($1.22 billion) over 30 years to atone for its role in...

ISWAP militant group says Nigeria’s Boko Haram leader is dead

The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) militant group said in an audio recording heard by Reuters on Sunday that Abubakar Shekau, leader of...

Congo to begin phased return of residents to volcano-hit city

Democratic Republic of Congo will start a phased return of residents who fled Goma in the aftermath of a volcanic eruption that destroyed thousands...

Nigeria ‘in discussions with Twitter’ after ban

Nigeria says it's in discussions with Twitter, having suspended the social media platform over the weekend. After meeting diplomats, Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said the...

US imposes visa restrictions over Cameroon violence

The United States has imposed visa restrictions on people accused of inciting violence in English-speaking western Cameroon. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US...

Somaliland elections: Could polls help gain recognition?

"I cannot wait to cast my vote," says 15-year-old Yasmin Abdi. "I feel like a proper grown-up now, almost like I own part of...

Kidnappers free 14 Nigerian students in northwest Kaduna state

Kidnappers have released the remaining 14 students who had been held captive after being abducted last month from a northern Nigerian university, a senior...

South Africa extends nightly curfew as COVID cases surge

South Africa has extended its nightly curfew and limited the number of people at gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19 as positive cases...

West African bloc suspends Mali over coup, but no new sanctions

West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Sunday suspended Mali's membership in response to last week's coup and said authorities must stick to a timetable...

U.S. concerned about increasing political, ethnic polarization in Ethiopia

The United States is deeply concerned about increasing political and ethnic polarization throughout Ethiopia, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, adding that Washington...

Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Exceeds 126,000 Across Continent

Cape Town — As of May 16, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 4,681,225 while over 15,420,119 vaccinations have been administered across the...
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