Dr Congo Opposition Group Vows To Defy Protest Ban

UN ends sanctions on Liberia

Soldiers of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) patrol polling stations in Monrovia during parliamentary elections on December 20, 2014.  By Zoom Dosso (AFP/File) Wednesday, May 25, 2016

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The last remaining United Nations sanctions on Liberia were lifted on Wednesday in a decision the United States called a tangible sign of progress in the West Af ...

Fresh Mau Mau damages claim against UK government in court

Britain funded a memorial in Nairobi (pictured) to people killed in the state of emergency during the 1952-60 Mau Mau rebellion, but it did not accept legal liability for what happened.  By Tony Karumba (AFP/File) Wednesday, May 25, 2016

London (AFP) - A lawyer for Britain's government argued Wednesday it was too late to claim damages for 40,000 Kenyans who say they were tortured and abused by colonial officials during a state of emer ...

Sudan accuses UN official of 'false' reports on displaced

Ivo Freijsen, the head of the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) looks on during an interview in Khartoum on November 16, 2015.  By Tom Little (AFP/File) Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Khartoum (AFP) - Sudan on Wednesday accused a senior United Nations humanitarian affairs official it effectively expelled of having filed "false reports" about people displaced by conflict in the east ...

Huge pro-Mugabe march in Zimbabwe capital

Supporters of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe march through Harare during a pro-regime rally on May 25, 2016.  By Jekesai Njikizana (AFP) Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Harare (AFP) - Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans marched through Harare on Wednesday in support of veteran President Robert Mugabe after the main opposition party staged a rally last month calling for ...

DRCongo opposition group vows to defy protest bans

Demonstrations have been prohibited by authorities in DR Congo's restive North Kivu province in the east and in the second city of Lubumbashi in the south.  By Junior Kannah (AFP/File) Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Kinshasa (AFP) - A Democratic Republic of Congo opposition group, angered by a court decision to let President Joseph Kabila remain in office beyond his term, on Wednesday vowed to hold nationwide pro ...

Liberia charges politicians, mining firm in corruption case

Chairman of Liberia's ruling Unity Party Varney Sherman was arrested following allegations that he orchestrated a vast political patronage network based on bribery on behalf of London-based Sable Mining.  By Olivier Laban-Mattei (AFP/File) Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Monrovia (AFP) - Three top politicians and a British mining firm at the centre of a massive corruption scandal have been charged with "economic crimes," Liberia's Information Minister Eugene Nagbe sai ...

Nigeria facing 'tomato Armageddon' over crop infestation

Tomato prices in Nigeria have been steadily climbing for months.  By  (AFP) Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Lagos (AFP) - Rose Edet never thought buying tomatoes for her busy Lagos restaurant would be an issue. But the rising cost is causing her a headache and affecting her customers' favourite Nigerian dis ...

Kenya opposition suspends protests after violence

A schoolgirl runs past a burning barricade in Nairobi on May 23, 2016.  By Carl de Souza (AFP/File) Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Nairobi (AFP) - Kenya's opposition said Wednesday it is suspending weeks of protests to allow for talks with the government after a heavy police crackdown, but warned they would return if no action wa ...

Africa’s Business Magnate Tony Elumelu Addresses Two Key Events in France

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

[B]African businessman and philanthropist Tony O. Elumelu addressed two key events in Paris, France, this week. [/B] Elumelu is the Chairman of pan-African bank, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) an ...

Tunisia president says its war on 'terror' has cost $4 bn

Tunisian authorities have tightened security after a spate of terror attacks in 2015.  By Fethi Belaid (AFP/File) Thursday, May 19, 2016

Doha (AFP) - Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi said in Doha on Thursday that ...

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South Africa detains 3 Chinese fishing vessels, 100 crew

A view of the Port Elizabeth skyline from summerstrand beach on May 12, 2010.  By Gianluigi Guercia (AFP/File) Monday, May 23, 2016

Johannesburg (AFP) - South African authorities have detained three Chinese vesse ...

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S. Africa's Zuma to hear if 800 graft charges reinstated

South African President Jacob Zuma has been accused of having accepted bribes from international arms manufacturers in a 1999 deal.  By Rodger Bosch (AFP/File) Monday, May 23, 2016

Pretoria (AFP) - South African state prosecutors will Monday respond to a court ...

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S.African police fire warning shots at Uber clashes

Uber can assess drivers with help of rider reviews and GPS tracking of each trip.  By Thomas Oliva (AFP/File) Friday, May 20, 2016

Johannesburg (AFP) - South African police fired warning shots during clashes bet ...

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Libya unity government pleads for arms to fight IS

Pro-government forces in Abu Grein, south of Libya's third city Misrata, on May 18, 2016.  By Mahmud Turkia (AFP) Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tripoli (AFP) - Libya's unity government urged the international community Thurs ...

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Libya coastguard intercepts 850 migrants: navy

A breakwater barrier is picture at the port serving the Zawiya Oil Refinery.  By Marco Longari (AFP/File) Sunday, May 22, 2016

Tripoli (AFP) - Libyan coastguards said they intercepted seven vessels on Sunday ...

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