Tunisian Islamist party says time to 'bury' democracy
The Tunisian branch of the radical Islamist Hizb ut-Tahrir movement, which calls for Islamic law and wants to unify Muslims into a caliphate, said Saturday it was time to "bury" democracy.
Egypt sentences ex-interior minister Adly to 7 years
An Egyptian court sentenced former interior minister Habib al-Adly to seven years in prison for corruption Saturday, in one of the last cases against Hosni Mubarak-era officials following his 2011 overthrow.
At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya
At least 97 migrants were missing after their boat sank on Thursday off the Libyan coast, a navy spokesman said.
Zambian opposition demands release of arrested leader
The Zambian opposition UPND party called Thursday for the immediate release of its leader Hakainde Hichilema, who is due to appear in court next week on treason charges.
Diarrhoea kills 28 in Somaliland in 10 days
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) warned Wednesday of a health crisis in Somaliland after 28 people died of acute diarrhoea in the past 10 days.
Zambian opposition leader charged with treason
Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been charged with treason, police said Wednesday, after he allegedly refused to give way to President Edgar Lungu's motorcade on a main road.
Drought, conflict and famine in Africa
Drought and conflict have pushed the Horn of Africa, Nigeria and Yemen to the brink of famine, and a lack of aid funding means many could starve to death, the UN said Tuesday.
Zambian opposition leader held over 'motorcade standoff'
Armed police on Tuesday held Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema after raiding his house overnight, an AFP correspondent witnessed.