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Thousands of Kenyans gather to mourn former leader 2020-02-11 17:59:11In tonight's edition: Sudanese authorities agree to hand over former leader Omar Al Bashir to the ICC over Darfur crimes. Thousands of Kenyans gather

Africa’s locust ‘crisis’: UN calls for urgent action 2020-02-11 11:39:05The UN on Monday called for urgent action to avoid a major humanitarian crisis as billions of locusts destroy crops across East Africa in the biggest

Sudan agrees to transfer 'those indicted by the 2020-02-11 10:28:10Sudan has agreed to hand over those wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, a top Sudanese official and spokesman said Tues

South Africa: 30 years after Mandela's release, Robben 2020-02-11 10:10:51Thirty years ago, the anti-apartheid champion Nelson Mandela was released after spending 27 years behind bars. The man who, four years later, would be

Women, children abducted, killed in Nigeria's Borno state 2020-02-10 16:15:43Jihadists killed at least 30 people and abducted women and children in a raid in northeast Nigeria's restive Borno state, a regional government spoke

Algerian court upholds jail sentence for Bouteflika’s brother 2020-02-10 16:06:19An Algerian military court on Monday confirmed a 15-year jail term for the brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two former intelligenc

Mali’s president admits to holding talks with senior 2020-02-10 13:05:51In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 and Radio France Internationale (RFI) Monday, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita acknowledged, for the f

Malian army begins deployment to Kidal in long-awaited 2020-02-10 10:58:58Malian troops have begun deploying to the key northern town of Kidal, a senior army official said Monday, returning to an area that has long been a sy

Paris court confirms suspended sentence, fine for ‘playboy’ 2020-02-10 10:24:05The son of Equatorial Guinea's leader was handed a 30-million-euro fine by a Paris court Monday on top of a suspended jail term for using public mone

Human Rights Watch urges Mali to investigate massacres 2020-02-10 07:53:33Human Rights Watch on Monday called on Mali to bring to justice jihadist and ethnic militants who killed more than 450 people in the centre of the war

Cameroon elections dominated by boycott and separatist violence 2020-02-09 03:37:50Cameroon votes Sunday in polls overshadowed both by separatist violence, which has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, and a partial opposition

More than 30 jihadists killed in Mali operations, 2020-02-07 14:06:00French soldiers killed more than 30 Islamist militants during three operations over the past two days, the French army disclosed Friday.

Reuters: Top News

Smuggling pushes Ivory Coast cashew output down 17% 2020-02-07 11:30:02ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Production of cashew in Ivory Coast, one of the world's top producers, fell 17% to 634,641 tonnes in 2019 after as much as 200,00

Malawi President Mutharika appeals ruling overturning his election 2020-02-07 11:28:14BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Malawi's President Peter Mutharika and the country's electoral commission have formally filed an appeal against a court ruling

South African government calls for review of SAA 2020-02-07 11:24:54JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday that his government did not agree with plans to cut some of struggling

Tightrope Thiam: comeback CEO stung by a spying 2020-02-07 10:09:58LONDON/ZURICH (Reuters) - Tidjane Thiam is unlikely to quietly retire after his abrupt exit as chief executive of Credit Suisse, some of those who hav

Fighters step up attacks in Mozambique gas region, 2020-02-07 08:56:31GENEVA (Reuters) - People are fleeing a surge of attacks in northern Mozambique where witnesses have described beheadings, mass kidnappings and villag

Cape Town restaurant wins Guiness world milkshake record 2020-02-07 08:12:05CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Guiness World Records has named a South African restaurant as the official titleholder for 'Most Varieties of Milkshakes Commer

Botswana auctions permits to hunt elephants to ease 2020-02-07 05:51:39GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana will auction licences on Friday to hunt a total of 70 elephants in seven districts, the first such hunting to take place

Kenyan sculptor turns scrap metal into art with 2020-02-07 05:43:48KAJIADO, Kenya (Reuters) - Two life-size lions crafted from scrap metal guard the entrance to the studio of Kenyan metal sculptor Kioko Mwitiki. Nearb

Eight-year-old rapper strikes chord in Uganda with songs 2020-02-07 05:34:58KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan rapper "Fresh Kid" has racked up hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube, won a U.S. music award and emerged victorious

Two die in Zimbabwe gold mine collapse 2020-02-07 05:30:12HARARE (Reuters) - Two illegal Zimbabwean miners died and another was injured after the gold mine they were working in collapsed, the disaster managem

Ex-Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo wants unconditional release 2020-02-06 10:27:09THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Lawyers for Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo argued on Thursday that he should be released without conditions whil

Two illegal Zimbabwe miners die in gold mine 2020-02-06 10:19:59HARARE (Reuters) - Two illegal Zimbabwean miners have died after the gold mine they were working in collapsed, while 20 others remained trapped underg

AllAfrica News: Economy,

Senegal: Pompeo to Discuss Trade, Security on Senegal 2020-02-15 01:23:17[VOA] U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to visit three African countries, beginning in Senegal this weekend. The West African nation ha

Tanzania: Rural Electrification in Africa - Tanzania Leads 2020-02-15 01:00:20[Daily News] Rural electrification, a programme being implemented through Rural Energy Agency (REA), has yielded sub- stantial achievements, placing T

Uganda: World Bank Questions Uganda's Growth With No 2020-02-15 00:56:38[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The World Bank has said Uganda should ask hard questions on why the country is growing but not creating enough jobs a

Nigeria: Govt to Re-Evaluate Ogoniland Clean-Up Project 2020-02-15 00:51:24[Premium Times] The federal government says it is planning to make critical changes on Ogoniland clean up with intent to accelerate the pace of the pr

Sudan: Central Bank of Sudan Orders 47 Al 2020-02-14 23:40:51[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS) has instructed Sudan's Real Estate Bank to freeze 47 accounts in the name of leaders of th

Zimbabwe: Defiant Mthuli Remains Optimistic 2020-02-14 11:04:56[263Chat] Finance and Economic Development Minister, Mthuli Ncube is optimistic of economic recovery efforts government is undertaking in light of a m

Mozambique: 38,000 New Electricity Connections for Maputo Province 2020-02-14 10:43:34[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government intends to make 38,000 new connections to the national electricity grid in Maputo province by the end of this

Mozambique: Minister Calls On Norway to Diversify Investment 2020-02-14 10:43:27[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Minister of Industry and Trade, Carlos Mesquita, declared in Maputo on Thursday that those interested in investing in Moz

Africa: Ten Years Left to End Hunger - 2020-02-14 10:22:18[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Extreme weather events are becoming the new normal, posing an existential threat to our food systems.

Angola: Sweden Provides Technology to Angola 2020-02-14 10:21:42[ANGOP] Luanda -The ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Angola, Ewa Polano, promised last Thursday, in Luanda, that her country will support Angola

Somalia: IMF and World Bank Consider Somalia Eligible 2020-02-14 09:49:28[World Bank] The Executive Boards of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank met, on February 12 and 13, respectively, to consider Somali

Zimbabwe: French-Owned Company Injects U.S.$1 Million Investment 2020-02-14 09:49:23[263Chat] A French owned company, Saint-Gobain Construction Products yesterday officially commissioned a USD$ 1 million Weber plant for tile adhesives

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