Ethiopia’s parliament has approved an amnesty for dissidents, thousands of whom have been released as part of a series of unprecedented reforms since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power.
Mobile phones in Kenya are like bank accounts – and fraudsters are trying to hack them.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has backed an ongoing regional bid to resolve the conflict in South Sudan as he praised Khartoum for hosting peace talks between the country’s warring groups.
Images of the operation, carried out late on Thursday, showed three young women dressed in brightly coloured blouses hiding their faces as they were escorted away.
Senegalese migrants feared missing in the Mauritanian desert after their boat washed ashore have been found safe and well in the country’s second-largest city, a security source has said.
The Mozambican parliament has passed electoral reforms putting back on track municipal voting due to be held on October 10, in the latest step of peace negotiations.
[IPI] Death and rape threats, accusations of treason, disfiguring memes, bots and automated agents, “black” public relation firms and hacking – these are only some of the features of state-sponsored trolling that have been used by governments around the world in recent years to attacks journalists and other critics online.
[AfricaFocus] The weeks following the November 2016 election were rife with competing theories about how the unthinkable, in fact, happened. Pundits and analysts, not to mention ordinary people on social media, were quick to reduce the election results to some single factor that they insisted was to blame for handing the presidency to Trump. As the November 2018 midterm elections approach, the...
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ask yourself: what message will losing the Green Climate Fund that send to climate vulnerable communities?
An activist says a 10-year-old girl has bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia.
About 15 million Nigerian children work – the highest rate in West Africa, writes The Conversation.
[IPS] Washington DC -Dozens of grown men peered from behind the barred doorway of a crammed window-less prison cell, eyes pleading desperately from sweaty faces.
[Deutsche Welle] Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is transforming Ethiopia at a breathtaking pace. Germany is already making plans to work closer with the country it regards as a strategic partner.
Mnangagwa now has only a narrow lead over opposition leader Nelson Chamisa of the MDC ahead of elections at the end of the month.
Four Cameroonian soldiers have been arrested after a video apparently showing three of them summarily executing two women and their two children accused of belonging to Boko Haram, sources close to the army say.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has only a narrow lead over opposition leader Nelson Chamisa ahead of Zimbabwe’s landmark elections on July 30, according to a latest poll.
[IPS] United Nations -Land degradation caused by human activities is occurring at an alarming rate across the world, and the cost will be steep if no action is taken.