Africa

DR Congo senior Muslim cleric shot dead in mosque

The cleric was a strong critic of Islamic militancy in the region.

Parents of Nigeria kidnap victims plead for government help

President Buhari said "rewarding" crimes with money could boomerang..

Rwandans return from Burundi after UN slashes food aid

More than 100,000 refugees fled to neighbouring Rwanda during the 2015 political crisis in Burundi

Rival Somali armed units fight in Mogadishu

Witnesses reported hearing heavy gunfire in the streets.

Former Amisom head dies of Covid-19 complications

Ambassador Diarra is credited with driving al Shabaab out of Mogadishu, and “Operation Free Shabelle”

Ghana basks in Twitter’s surprise choice as Africa HQ

Twitter said it was establishing a regional hqs in the West African nation

Chad set for president's funeral as leaders arrive

He was killed on Monday on the frontline against fighters of the Front for Change and Concord in Chad

Suluhu tells off MPs on Magufuli comparison

Suluhu disappointed parliament was discussing her differences with former president

Why Kenya is dying for a new chapter with Tanzania

President Hassan has promised to enhance Tanzania's ties with the EAC region states

Nigeria refines energy reform bill to attract Big Oil cash

Nigeria got just 4% of the $70 billion invested in sanctioned projects in Africa between 2015 and 2019.

Three killed in Tigray as Eritrean troops open fire - Amnesty

Eritrean soldiers on the back of one Ural military truck and another heavy truck started shooting.

Cracks in Somalia's security agencies over term extension

Cracks likely to pose a weak link in the war against al Shabaab.

Farmajo signs law extending his mandate for two years

Somalia’s main donors say they will not support any term extension.

US, UK 'disappointed' after extension of Farmaajo's term

Farmaajo signed controversial law extending his mandate for another two years.

South Africa suspends Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Johnson & Johnson said it was also delaying its vaccine rollout in Europe.

Egypt seizes ‘Ever Given’ ship pending $900m compensation

A court on Tuesday granted the request by the Suez Canal Authority.

South African variant can 'break through' Pfizer vaccine

The researchers cautioned, though, that the study only had a small sample size.