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30 migrants, mostly toddlers, drown off Libya

More than 30 migrants, mostly toddlers, drowned on Wednesday when about 200 people without life jackets fell from a boat into the sea off the Libyan coast before they could be hauled into waiting...

Seychelles ranked first in Africa on visa openness policy

The Africa Visa Openness Index, a system that tracks countries’ visa policies, has ranked the Seychelles as the top African nation for allowing free movement of people across the country's borders with limited restrictions. Following...

Car bomb kills at least four in Mogadishu

At least four people are reported dead after a car bomb went off in the Somali capital Mogadishu. AP reports a police source from the country to say the blast also left more than 10...

DR Congo violence leaves 400,000 children at risk of malnutrition

The hike in violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left more than 400,000 children facing acute malnutrition, the United Nations has said. The UN’s children agency wants the situation resolved soon to enable...

EU to impose sanction on more Congolese officials

The European Union is set to impose more sanctions against more Congolese officials amid worsening violence in the country. Reuters reports that the EU is poised to add up to nine names onto its list...

Iranian fishing boat seized by pirates off Somalia

Somali pirates have hijacked an Iranian fishing boat and taken it to a port in the north of the country, a watchdog group said on Wednesday. The ocean-going dhow with a crew of up to...

Africa’s tallest building in Nairobi set to boost Kenya’s tourism sector

Africa's tallest building is being constructed right here in Nairobi. It will be 300 metres tall and house a hotel, restaurants, offices, a luxury shopping mall, and homes. It is hoped the ambitious project will...

Ethiopia’s Adhanom becomes first African to lead UN health body

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom has been elected as the new head of the World Health Organisation. It is the first time an African has been appointed to lead the United Nations health agency. Adhanom beat British...

Tanzania Presidents asks Minister to step down following a troubling report

Tanzania's president has fired the cabinet secretary od the mining ministry and the chief of the state-run mineral audit agency  after receiving a report into whether mining companies were under-declaring the value of their...

African nations urged not to depend on foreign donors

As the continent prepares to mark the 54th anniversary of Africa Day later this week, there are calls for nations to become more independent. African countries are being urged to stand up for themselves and...