Rwandan rebel leader pleads guilty to foreign-backed terrorism

National Liberation Front spokesman Callixte Nsabimana’s court admission likely to heighten tension between Rwanda and neighbours DRC and Burundi

Move to end Sudan's deadlock

Protest leaders to confer with demonstrators on how to deal with a military which is insisting on heading governing body

Zimbabwe awards concession for platinum exploration

Bravura Holdings, in which Nigerian billionaire Benedict Peters is a major shareholder, will mine platinum on Zimbabwe’s mineral-rich Great Dyke

Black Africans must pick up Everest challenge, says Saray Khumalo

Saray Khumalo, who reached the summit of Everest last week, says she now knows ‘how big a deal it is’ for black African women

Fierce divide as Botswana lifts ban on wildlife hunting

Government argues an increase in elephant population is decimating livelihoods of rural people,

Foreign forces helping Libya to commit suicide, says UN envoy

Warning that the conflict in the oil-rich country could be a prelude to a long and bloody war

UN hopes new Ebola emergency response official will help end the crisis in DRC

The drive to rein in the deadly virus has been hampered by attacks on treatment centres by armed groups, and distrust among local residents who view the ...

Tanzania and China argue about terms of $10bn port project

In 2013, Tanzania signed a deal with China's largest port operator to build a port and SEZ that aim to transform Tanzania into a regional trade hub

Armed group kills 34 civilians in Central African Republic

The bloodshed will further test a peace agreement strained by fighting over cabinet posts

‘Tired’ Sudan military wants to hand over power quickly

The military council has been locked in talks with an alliance of protest and opposition groups demanding civilian leadership

Zambia hikes key rate for first time since 2015

Governor Denny Kalyalya says the kwacha’s 13% slide against the dollar in 2019 could push it beyond central bank's inflation target range

Charities fear for children separated from parents in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Government has set up a task-force with Save the Children and Unicef to register more than 400 separated children

Gabon vice-president and forests minister fired over hardwood scandal

President Ali Bongo axes officials after containers of illegally logged kevazingo wood went missing

Mnangagwa’s trumpeted $27bn investment delivers empty promises

Many of the projects announced by Zimbabwe's government are still in the planning stages

Zimbabwe on security alert as price of fuel soars 50%

Emerson Mnangagwa's stumbling government reversed a call earlier in the day banning fuel hikes

Former Credit Suisse banker pleads guilty in Mozambique bribes scandal

Detelina Subeva was involved in a $2bn fraud and money-laundering scam tied to loans to the African country

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