Malawi mob burns 7 to death over witchcraft

BLANTYRE: A mob in southern Malawi burned seven men to death for allegedly possessing human bones for use in witchcraft, police said yesterday. The...

Ugandan oppn leader arrested as election outcry grows

KAMPALA: Police arrested Uganda's main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, for the fourth time in eight days yesterday, after an election that the United States...

Uganda’s Museveni wins election, oppn cries foul – EU, Commonwealth observers slam handling of...

KAMPALA: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni extended his 30-year rule yesterday, winning an election that international observers said lacked transparency and his main opponent, who...

Security, tensions cloud Niger’s presidential vote – Niger stands last in UN Human Development...

NIAMEY: Niger will hold an election tomorrow in which President Mahamadou Issoufou is running for a new term with a vow to crush an...

In Congo, a war for Africa’s elephants

GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK: André Migifuloyo and Djuma Uweko lived together, worked together and last October died together fighting to protect Congo's elephants from voracious...

Kenyan federation CEO dismisses bribery claim

NAIROBI: Top Kenyan athlete Francisca Koki, suspended for doping, said she and fellow runner Joyce Zakari were asked to pay nearly $50,000 in bribes...

40,000 starving to death as South Sudan teeters on famine – UN reporting worst...

JUBA: At least 40,000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations said...

The grave-diggers of Maiduguri: Burying Boko Haram and the past – ‘They had guns,...

MAIDUGURI: Even the dead weren't safe from Boko Haram when the Islamist insurgency erupted in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri nearly seven years...

Somali, AU troops retake key port from Islamists

MOGADISHU: Somali government troops backed by African Union peacekeepers yesterday recaptured the key port of Merka from Shebab insurgents, just one day after the...

Blast on Somalia jet points to bomb

MOGADISHU: A blast that ripped a hole in a commercial airliner shortly after takeoff from Somalia’s capital was probably caused by a bomb, aviation...

South Sudan troops suffocated 50 people in a container

ADDIS ABABA: South Sudan government troops killed some 50 people by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat, ceasefire monitors have said...

Millions of Ethiopians facing worst drought for decades

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia is struggling from its worst drought for 30 years with millions in dire need of life saving aid, UN Secretary-General Ban...

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