Zimbabwe crackdown a sign of things to come, says Mnangagwa spokesperson

Rights groups and lawyers fear a brutal return to authoritarianism

DRC court confirms Felix Tshisekedi winner of disputed presidential election

Constitutional Court says Tshisekedi had won by a simple majority, paving the way for him to take over from longterm leader Joseph Kabila

Zimbabwean police erect roadblocks to hunt protesters

Human rights organisations have recorded at least 12 deaths, 78 gunshot injuries and more than 240 incidents of assault and torture

DRC tells AU it will not delay announcing final election result

DRC says while the AU delegation is welcome, the post-electoral process will not change as Kinshasa has a sovereign right to control it

Kenyan police arrest nine people after fatal attack in Nairobi

An officer says police are looking for a woman suspected to have ferried weapons from Kiunga through Mombasa to Nairobi

Zimbabwe government tells Econet to shut down internet

‘We were served with another directive for total shutdown of the internet until further notice’, Econet says

AU urges DRC to delay releasing final election results, noting ‘serious doubts’

The final tally is set to be released by the election commission once the constitutional court rules on challenges to the provisional results on Friday

Gunmen kill Ghanaian journalist who helped expose soccer corruption

Ahmed Husein was part of an investigative team whose exposé lead to the resignation of the Ghana Football Association head and bans on dozens of refs and ...

Zanu-PF youths implicated in Monday’s violence

Despite the ruling Zanu-PF government blaming the opposition party MDC Alliance for Monday’s violent demonstrations, seven of its members have appeared in ...

Sniffer dogs and bomb experts comb through Kenya attack site

No people remain trapped inside the hotel or surrounding office buildings after the assault, during which about 700 civilians were rescued, police say.

ICC halts release of Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo

Prosecutors filed a challenge to keep pair behind bars while ICC considers an overall appeal against acquittal

UN rights chief decries ‘excessive force’ against Sudan protesters

Michelle Bachelet slams government’s ‘repressive response’ to daily antigovernment demonstrations which started in December

December inflation rises to more than 42% in Zimbabwe

But there are big price discrepancies depending on whether goods are paid for electronically or with banknotes, casting doubt on the official figure

19 people still missing after deadly Nairobi attack leaves 21 dead

Al-Shabaab says the attack is ‘a response to the witless remarks of US President, Donald Trump’ and that it is targeting ‘Western and Zionist interests ...

Mnangagwa breaks his silence, says he has no immediate plans to come back home

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says on Twitter violence will not improve the economy and build the nation

Suspected anglophone separatists kidnap 30 in Cameroon, say sources

More than 200 members of the security forces and at least 500 civilians have been killed since 2017 as a result of the conflict

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