U.N. secures pledge to free 3,000 South Sudan child soldiers

The United Nations has secured a pledge for the release of about 3,000 child soldiers in South Sudan, in what it called "one of...

Zambian Defence Minister To be Sworn In As President After Narrow Election Win

Zambia's electoral commission has announced that the country's defence minister Edgar Lungu, of the ruling Patriotic Front, has narrowly won the country's presidential race,...

DR Congo: 36 People Killed In Deadly Crackdown On Protests Against Electoral Law Changes

Human Rights Watch has said that the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has used unlawful and excessive force to crack down on demonstrators who...

Kenya reintroduces IMF approved Capital Gains Tax (CGT) – Yussuf Bashir

Like their counterparts the world over, Kenyan politicians have long been more reluctant to tax the rich than the poor. But this month, the...

Sons of Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak leave prison pending retrial – state media

Two sons of Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak seen as symbols of his era’s corruption were freed from prison on Friday pending a graft...

Cameroonian Army Frees German Citizen Kidnapped By Boko Haram

Cameroonian president, Paul Biya, has said that the country forces have successfully freed a German citizen who was kidnapped by the Nigerian Islamist group...

Congo DR Protests: Catholic Church Backs Demonstrations

The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has thrown its weight behind protesters demonstrating against President Joseph Kabila extending his rule. It called...

‘You Will See What We Will Do To You’ – Boko Haram Threatens To...

The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has released a new video threatening to attack more African countries after leaders on the continent agreed to...
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Northern Kenya: Uncertainty for schools as nearly 1,000 teachers seek transfers

Public schools reopened today after two weeks of a countrywide teachers strike over pay. Parents and students in Northern Kenya are hopeful that teachers...

Kenyan Police Use Tear-gas On Protesting School Children

A Kenyan human rights activist has alleged that the Kenyan police, on Monday, tear-gassed schoolchildren demonstrating against the removal of their school's playground, which...

30 Hostages Taken by Boko Haram in Cameroon Are Released – Military

About 30 hostages abducted in Cameroon over the weekend by members of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram have been released, Cameroon's military said...

I Never Said President Jonathan Will Hand Over To The Military – Doyin Okupe

The office of the President has expressed its displeasure at the claims by the Presidential Campaign Organisation of the All Progressives Congress, APC, that...

Zambia Set To Hold Presidential Election On Tuesday To Replace Michael Sata

Zambia will hold a presidential election on Tuesday to replace Michael Sata, who died in October after a long illness. Eleven candidates are vying for...

Boko Haram Kidnap 80 Women And Children In Cross-Border Attack On Cameroon

The Cameroonian army and government officials have confirmed that suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters from Nigeria have kidnapped around 80 people, many of them...

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