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Goodluck Jonathan to mediate in Zanzibar poll stalemate

The Commonwealth has appointed former President Goodluck Jonathan to lead the charge for the resolution of the political stalemate in the semi-independent island of...

Saudi King has ‘full confidence’ in Egypt security

Saudi King Salman has expressed "full confidence" in Egyptian security measures, ordering Riyadh's national airline to continue flights to Sharm el-Sheikh despite suspicions a...

Birth app a hope for Ethiopian women

In Ethiopia, where almost nine in 10 women give birth at home with little or no support, a mobile phone app is coming to...

Niger army kills 20 Boko Haram militants in village attack

About 20 members of the Islamist militia Boko Haram group were killed on Wednesday in Southern Niger by Niger soldiers. The militants had staged an...

Thousands flee camp in CAR after rebel attack

United Nations’ officials have reported that at least five people have been killed and thousands have fled a camp for displaced people in Central...

UN Investigating allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeeping troops in CAR

  The United Nations (UN) says it is investigating the allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by its peacekeeping troops in violence-ridden Central African Republic...

What lies in the famous Egyptian pyramids?

As the technology develops to see behind walls, we may be about to discover hidden wonders in the pyramids of Egypt, secret chambers, concealed...

SA police jailed for murdering Mozambican taxi driver

Eight former South African police officers have been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of a Mozambican taxi driver. The police officers...

UN considering deploying troops in violence-hit Burundi

The United Nations and key Western nations are discussing the possibility of deploying international peacekeepers in Burundi if the violence in the East African...

China-Africa Summit to review trade and investment ties: officials

A high-level summit of Chinese and African leaders due to take place on Dec. 4-5 in Johannesburg, South Africa, will revise the economic and...