Burundi’s public security ministry has accused a prominent opposition MP of planning the assassination of President Pierre Nkurunziza and other top officials, in an address on state television.
One month after one of Tanzania’s worst ferry disasters, a survivor reflects on how he was saved.
Former Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario and two other officials have been formally charged with corruption relating to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Egypt’s military says its forces have concluded drills with Saudi Arabia held in Egypt’s southern military zone
Cameroon’s Constitutional Court has rejected overnight a post-electoral appeal from Joshua Osih of the Social Democratic Front, the main opposition party, thus rebutting all 18 judicial protests made since a presidential vote.
Two days after Ethiopia announced one of the world’s few “gender-balanced” Cabinets with 50% women, Rwanda has done the same.
Armed Tanzanians are seeking to establish a base in Mozambique, police have said, after the arrest of dozens of suspected militants from Tanzania in connection with deadly Islamist attacks across the border.
[East African] Scientists have developed an affordable, quick test for a number of common infectious diseases including HIV, flu and dengue fever.
[East African] General Electric Africa’s outgoing CEO Jay Ireland spoke with Njiraini Muchira about the firm’s work on the continent.
[UNFPA] Comedian Margret Cho once joked: “Over half the world menstruates at one time or another, but you’d never know it. Isn’t that strange?”
[Bhekisisa] The substances that cause cancer leave their fingerprints behind. Now, the world may be closer than ever to unravelling the clues hidden in our DNA.
[IPS] Nairobi -In December 2015, nations of the world took a giant step to combat climate change through the landmark Paris Agreement. But African experts who met in Nairobi, Kenya at last week’s Seventh Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA VII) say the rise of far-right wing and nationalist movements in the West are threatening the collapse of the agreement.
[IPS] United Nations -While it can be a challenging issue, migration must be seen as an opportunity and be met with sound, coherent policies that neither stem nor promote the phenomenon.
Assessment centres outside the EU are not acceptable, the foreign minister tells Austrian media.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -Denis Mukwege founded the Panzi Hospital in 1999 to help women and girls who had been raped during the conflict in eastern Congo
Real Madrid will visit the African continent in the Copa del Rey after drawing third tier UD Melilla in the last 32.
Dozens of suspected militants from Tanzania have been arrested in connection with deadly Islamist attacks across the border.
Algeria Prime minister Ahmed Ouayhia has banned female public sector employees from wearing veils that cover their faces.
Five journalists at a newspaper in the Democratic Republic of Congo were “abducted” on Friday, their managing editor has said, after the publication of articles on the misappropriation of rations for police cadets.
[This is Africa] A group of United Nations agencies has issued a joint statement calling for the ban of misleading and damaging tests meant to ‘assess the virginity’ of women and girls, a common practice in at least 20 countries.