MDC’s Chamisa will testify at Zimbabwe inquiry only if president does

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has been summoned to appear before a commission of inquiry into post-election violence

No sea change in Eritrea despite the lifting of UN sanctions

With no Parliament nor constitution, country remains under the dictatorship of President Isaias Afwerki

Zimbabwe's inflation at highest level in decade as dollar shortage bites

Zimbabwe's inflation at highest in a decade as dollar shortage bites

Gabon opposition party raises temperature on Bongo’s health

Bongo was taken to hospital in Riyadh on October 24 after he arrived to attend an economic forum

Ethiopia arrests former head of army firm as crackdown targets security services

Kinfe Dagnew, a brigadier-general in Ethiopia’s army, was detained near the northwest town of Humera

Rival Libyan leaders meet in Italy to discuss possible election

Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj, whose weak but internationally recognised government is based in western Libya, met the commander who rules most of the east, ...

DRC opposition reneging on unity boosts Kabila protege

The move means the next government will be less likely to modify new mining legislation that’s deeply unpopular with miners including Glencore and Randgold 

Security agents attack Ethiopian premier’s rally after graft arrests, official says

Abiy Ahmed has pledged a range of reforms, including reining in the security forces, since coming to power in April

Former Ivory Coast president’s trial is ‘fake reality’ and must end, says lawyer

Defence lawyers applying for Laurent Gbagbo’s acquital say prosecutors have distorted history of postelectoral violence in 2010

DRC ruling party nod to opposition presidential candidate

The surprise choice appears to be based on opposition to electronic voting machines

UBS fraudster Kweku Adoboli a step closer to being deported to Ghana

The former banker, who caused a $2.3bn loss at UBS’s London unit, was released from prison in 2015

Cash runs out in Khartoum as Sudan battles to halt economic crisis

Rampant inflation, a lack of trust in the banking system and the central bank's policy of restricting money supply have contributed to the liquidity crunch

Zimbabwe targets foreign currency traders

President Emmerson Mnangagwa will use executive powers to amend the exchange control and money-laundering laws

Calls mount for the $80bn Grand Inga power project to be scrapped

The project, driven by three construction giants from Spain and China, has been embroiled in controversy since it was announced

Tanzania’s president fires two ministers over cashew nut prices, dissolves regulator

Cashews are the most valuable of the East African nation’s export crops, but falling prices have prompted Tanzanian farmers to halt sales

DRC reports deadliest Ebola outbreak to date

Ebola outbreak is worst in Democratic Republic of Congo's history, says health ministry

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