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9 hours ago
A senior former rebel commander in the Central African Republic goes on trial Monday before the International Criminal Court, facing charges of torturing alleged opposition supporters as the country spiralled into sectarian violence.
3 days ago
Zimbabwean domestic migrant worker Precious clocked in late for work, launched into her duties for a white South African family as if nothing happened, yet hours earlier she had been arrested for being in the country without papers.
3 days ago
West African leaders agreed at an emergency summit Thursday to impose gradual sanctions on Guinea's junta over its inflexibility on setting a date to return to civilian rule.
4 days ago
Guinea's ruling military junta on Thursday accused the president of the West African regional bloc ECOWAS of "lies" over his call for sanctions on Conakry if it seeks a three-year transition back to civilian rule.
4 days ago
South Africa's central bank on Thursday raised its benchmark interest rate by a hefty 0.75 percentage points again as it battles to control inflation.
4 days ago
A Burkina Faso court has found three former presidential guards guilty of involvement in the 1990 murder of a student leader, and sentenced them to terms of 10 to 30 years in prison. The three elite members of former President Blaise Compaore's guard went on trial on Monday over the murder of a student who…
21 Sep
Health authorities in Uganda have declared an outbreak of Ebola disease after a case of the relatively rare Sudan strain was confirmed in Mubende district in the central part of the country.
20 Sep
Nineteen people were killed in fighting between herders and farmers in southern Chad earlier this month, according to a new toll released on Tuesday by the local prosecutor's office.
20 Sep
Uganda's health ministry on Tuesday announced the country's first fatality from the highly contagious Ebola virus since 2019, declaring an outbreak in the central district of Mubende.
18 Sep
Five priests, a nun and two churchgoers were kidnapped by attackers who set fire to a church in western Cameroon, the Catholic Church said Sunday, the latest violence in an area hit by bloody conflict between anglophone separatists and the state.
18 Sep
As thousands of revellers grooved to the sounds of Uganda's sold-out Nyege Nyege music festival on the banks of the Nile, relieved organisers said an attempted "immorality" ban had only served to boost sales.
17 Sep
Senegal President Macky Sall on Saturday named a new prime minister a position he abolished in 2019 and reinstated last year after July's tense legislative elections.
15 Sep
Fuel prices in Kenya surged to record highs on Thursday after the new government slashed subsidies, piling on misery for a population already facing deep economic hardship.
14 Sep
Ten people were killed on the second day of air strikes on Ethiopia's Tigray region Wednesday, hospital officials said, in attacks that came after authorities
14 Sep
Ivory Coast on Wednesday accused Mali of "blackmail" over 46 Ivorian troops who have been detained by Bamako and called for West African leaders to discuss the crisis as soon as possible.
14 Sep
Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray was hit by an air strike on Wednesday, local officials said, it's second bombing in as many days which came shortly after authorities in the rebel-held region said they were ready for a ceasefire.

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