Africa News

South Africa re-opens apartheid-era case of activist's deathA South African court has re-opened an inquiry into the 1971 death of an anti-apartheid activist whose family believe he was tortured and killed by police
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
51 migrants presumed dead after abandonment in Niger desertThe International Organization for Migration says 51 migrants are presumed dead in the Sahara desert in Niger after smugglers abandoned them during their journey north to Libya
The Associated Press2 hours ago
10 more mass graves uncovered in restive central CongoAuthorities say 10 more mass graves have been uncovered in the restive region of central Congo where the Catholic church has estimated more than 3,300 people have died
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom smiles during a press conference about the release of Sweden's Johan Gustafsson who was kidnapped in Mali by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in 2011, at the government headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday, June 26, 2017. Gustafsson was flown back to Sweden where he arrived Monday afternoon. (Marcus Ericsson /TT via AP)
Swedish government announces release of hostage in MaliThe Swedish government has announced that a man held by Islamic extremists in northern Mali for 6 years has been released
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Zimbabwe pastor and government critic arrested after speechZimbabwe police arrest a popular pastor and government critic after he addressed protesting university students
The Associated Press23 hours ago
At least 9 dead in Boko Haram attacks in northeast NigeriaAuthorities in northeast Nigeria say at least nine people have been killed by suicide bombers after a series of attacks in the area
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Sudan censors press, restricts reporters in civil warAs South Sudan's civil war creates the world's largest refugee crisis and widespread allegations of sexual violence and ethnic violence, the government is clamping down on the news media, journalists charge
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 file photo, rhino are photographed at the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Limpopo province, South Africa. A rhino breeder in South Africa is planning an online auction of rhino horn, capitilizing on a court ruling that opened the way to domestic trade despite concerns about poaching. (AP Photo/Renee Graham, File)
Rhino breeder in South Africa plans online auction of hornA rhino breeder in South Africa plans an online auction of rhino horn, capitalizing on a court ruling that opened the way to domestic trade despite an international ban
The Associated Press1 day ago
In world's largest refugee camp, youth are drawn to soccerIn world's largest refugee camp, young South Sudanese keep themselves entertained with soccer
The Associated Press2 days ago
Angola expels 8,000 Congolese fleeing violence, UN saysAngola expels 8,000 Congolese fleeing deadly violence at home, UN report says
The Associated Press3 days ago
New plea hearing set for Ohio man accused of links to ISA federal judge has rescheduled a plea hearing for an Ohio man accused of trying to travel to Libya to join the Islamic State group
The Associated Press3 days ago
South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their deadFar from home, South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead
The Associated Press3 days ago
Namibia buries leader who campaigned against apartheidNamibia buries independence leader who campaigned against apartheid, was jailed with Mandela
The Associated Press3 days ago
Earthquake hits central Mozambique; no reports of casualtiesEarthquake with magnitude of 5.8 hits central Mozambique; no reports of casualties
The Associated Press3 days ago
Ghana assures public of security of ex-Guantanamo detaineesGhana assures public of ex-Guantanamo detainees' security after court challenges transfer
The Associated Press4 days ago
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