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School children storm Congo parliament over teacher strike

Hundreds of school children stormed Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament on Thursday demanding the government raise teachers' pay and end a strike that has shut down ...

Africa

Zimbabwe cops ban carrying of traditional weapons for three ...

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) have banned the carrying of traditional weapons for three months, at a time the country is experiencing a sudden ...

Africa

Africa urged to wake up to growing state surveillance threat

African governments are using new technology and laws to increase surveillance of opposition figures, researchers warn, calling for restrictions on ...

Africa

Police brutality continues unfettered in Nigeria, ...

A year after Lagos bloodshed, Nigerians say promises of police reform have proved to be hollow
Africa

Kenya's president Kenyatta lifts coronavirus ...

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday lifted a nationwide curfew, which has been in place since March last year to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with immediate effect.
Africa

Police bust Harare 'sex party', arrest 10 men and six women

The state is struggling to pin charges on 10 men and six women rounded up by police at a sex party in Harare, Zimbabwe, ...

Africa

UN envoy meets Mnangagwa over Zimbabwe sanctions

"These sanctions are illegal and hurt the most vulnerable in our society," the presidency said.

Africa

Son of ex-Somali political aide held over UK lawmaker stabbing

Amess, 69, from Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party, was knifed repeatedly as he met constituency voters ...

Africa

Ex-Ivory Coast president Gbagbo launches new party, vows to stay in politics

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo vowed on Sunday to continue in politics "until my death" as he launched a ...

Africa

Two deaths shine spotlight on violence against women in Kenya

Cynthia Makokha was a 17-year-old student and volleyball player. Agnes Tirop was a 25-year-old rising athletics star, ...

Africa

Congo protests turn violent as lawmakers select electoral commission chief

Police in Democratic Republic of Congo used tear gas to break up clashes between supporters of the president and an ...

Africa

Fifty kidnapped Ethiopian nationals rescued in Johannesburg sting

Fifty kidnapped Ethiopian nationals were rescued on Thursday night after an intelligence operation led to a house in ...

Africa

How small African farmers, who are crucial to food security, are teching up

Small growers produce more than a third of our food, but face huge hurdles which are now being addressed with tech

Africa

Leader of West African jihadists is dead, says Nigerian general

Abu Musab al-Barnawi is the third jihadist leader in the region to die in 2021

Africa

Mswati must fall, protesting students chant

Pro-democracy protests return in Eswatini as people call for reform of autocracy

Africa

Mozambique's police kill leader of armed splinter group of main opposition party

Mozambique's police said on Monday that they had killed the commander of an armed wing of a breakaway faction of the ...

Africa

Thomas Sankara's close ally Blaise Compaore on trial with 13 others for his assassination

Former Burkina Faso president and Thomas Sankara's friend and close ally, Blaise Compaore, is on Monday on trial for ...

Opinion

Africa’s standing amid the jostling and jousting in the UN Security Council

As geopolitics ramps up and the West has its own ideas of what is right for the continent, the Elected 10 members fail ...

Africa

Zimbabwe permanent secretary of finance's lavish 50th birthday bash amid economic collapse

The extravagant outdoor celebration, featuring sushi bars and grilled lobster tails on the menu, was attended by guests ...

News

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel literature prize

Gurnah is the first African writer to win the award since Zimbabwean Doris Lessing in 2007