Gunmen in Ivory Coast loot base of rapid response unit

The raid is the latest outburst of violence after months of military mutinies

DRC’s first family worth millions, according to new report

The Congo Research Group’s report is based almost entirely on public records such as land titles and incorporation documents

Reports of Kaunda’s death is fake news

The Zambian High Commission in SA has dismissed reports that Dr Kenneth Kaunda has died, saying he is likely to be discharged from hospital on Thursday

Angolan president returns from ‘private visit’ to Spain amid rumours of ill health

Jose Eduardo dos Santos left Angola early in July, five weeks after a month-long stay in Barcelona for medical tests

IMF calls for Mozambique to come clean on debts

Funder says the southern African country must fill in ‘critical information gaps’ over $2bn of secret government loans

Africa is entering a long period of easier money, poll shows

The continent’s major economies are trying to stimulate growth after months of drought, austerity drives and confidence issues

ICC judges ordered to review freeing Gbagbo

Appeals court judges find more consideration should be given to the former Ivory Coast leader’s age, his health and the six years he has already spent in ...

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara reshuffles cabinet

The world’s top cocoa producer has endured successive waves of army mutinies this year that have cost it hundreds of millions of dollars in pay-outs to soldiers

Post-election violence expected in Kenya

Questions about the integrity of the country’s electoral authority, and its impunity, mean a heightened risk of violence next month

Inga 3 dam delays a chance for DRC to weigh options

Mismanagement, misspending and corruption have conspired to keep the Inga 3 project at blueprint stage, writes Tom Nevin

Facing multiple security crises, DRC’s Kabila reshuffles police

With President Joseph Kabila refusing to step down, and elections unlikely to be held this year, people are taking to the streets to demonstrate

Armyworm in Sudan threatens farming and food shortages

The war-torn South Sudan, where half the population is already facing hunger, sees its crops and pastures destroyed by the invader

Attack adverts raise the temperature in run-up to Kenya’s elections

A toxic social media campaign is potentially explosive in a country where politics and ethnicity are closely aligned, and election violence a decade ago left ...

Energy revenue ‘will aid restructuring of Mozambique debt’

IMF delegation arrives in Mozambique to follow up on a damning external audit into loans that were not cleared through parliament

Mobile money services proving ever popular and growing in much of Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for more than half of all mobile money services worldwide, with 140 active products across the region, according to a report

Zimbabwe police use tear gas on protesters calling for free elections

Heavily armed police officers in Harare ‘brutally crushed our peaceful demonstration’, the opposition MDC party’s Lovemore Chinoputsa said

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