Liberians head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to hand former footballer George Weah a second term as president despite a controversial record, or to elect political veteran Joseph Boakai despite his age. The run-off is expected to be close between the rivals, who also faced off in 2017 when Weah won in the…
At least 11 civilians have been killed in conflict-torn eastern DR Congo, the army said on Monday, in an attack blamed on militants linked to the Islamic State group.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden will discuss "global peace and development" at a summit this week in San Francisco, Beijing said on Monday.
Voters in Madagascar head to the polls on Thursday for the first round of a tense presidential election after weeks of opposition protests demanding a "fair and equitable" vote.
The latest negotiations towards a global treaty to combat plastic pollution open in Nairobi on Monday, with tensions expected as nations tussle over what should be included in the pact.
Around 500 foreigners and dual nationals, as well as several wounded Palestinians, were evacuated from the Israeli-bombed Gaza Strip to Egypt on Sunday, reports from both sides of the border said. Some "500 foreign nationals from 15 different countries entered Egypt," an Egyptian security official told AFP on condition of anonymity. AlQahera News, an outlet…
South African police fired stun grenades and water cannons in Cape Town on Sunday to quell clashes between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian demonstrators. A prayer for Israel and the Hamas hostages held in Gaza was to be held in the early afternoon in an affluent area of Cape Town on the Atlantic coast, a popular place…
Fighting resumed Sunday between the Malian army and Tuareg separatist and rebel groups in the country's northern region, military officers and elected officials said.
A soldier in eastern DR Congo has been lynched on suspicion that he was an M23 rebel, several sources said, in the latest violence to hit the conflict-torn region.
The Asset Recovery Agency's case against Flutterwave, Africa's fintech giant, has been officially closed by the Kenyan High Court. The court criticized the agency for pursuing legal action without conducting a proper investigation, denouncing it as reckless and inappropriate. This decision not only concludes the scrutiny of Flutterwave Payments Technology Limited Kenya's bank accounts but also grants the company unimpeded access to contribute to Kenya's fintech sector without legal uncertainties.
Kenyan President William Ruto on Thursday defended his push to slash "unnecessary" public debt despite widespread anger over the removal of subsidies and a raft of new taxes.
Burkina Faso's junta has conscripted at least a dozen journalists, civil society activists and opposition members for its anti-jihadist fight in a crackdown on dissent, Human Rights Watch has said. Captain Ibrahim Traore, Burkina's transitional president who came to power in a September 2022 coup, declared in April a year-long "general mobilisation" to give authorities…