Mali Names New Prime Minister After Ethnic Massacre

Mali's president has appointed a new prime minister, after the country's government resigned. Boubou Cisse, who had been serving as finance minster, is now charged with easing growing unrest.

Zimbabwe: Chamisa Clinches Victory

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa is two nominations away from clinching an uncontested presidency at the May 24 congress when the party meets to elect a new leadership, including a substantive replacement of its late president Morgan Tsvangirai.

Sudan: Talks Stop Amid Demands for Radical Change

Sudanese who have been protesting across the country have vowed to accelerate their demonstrations until a civilian government takes power.

Nigeria: Former Top Judge Banned From Public Office for Ten Years

Nigeria's former Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen has been barred from holding office for ten years after an ethics tribunal found him guilty of six counts of false declaration of assets.

Mali: Killing of Egyptian Peacekeeper in Mali 'May Constitute War Crimes' Guterres Warns, Urging 'Sw

An improvised roadside mine which exploded hitting a UN peacekeeping convoy in Mali, killing one 'blue helmet' from Egypt, and wounding four others, may constitute a war crime, the UN Chief said on Saturday, as senior UN officials condemned the blast.

South Sudan: International Rescue Committee Urges New Approach to Malnutrition

More than 750,000 South Sudanese children under age 5 are expected to face acute malnutrition this year, according to the International Rescue Committee.

South Africa: 'We are a people for whom others have died' - Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

It was a time of reflection for Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba as he addressed Humanities graduands on the final day of the University of Cape Town's (UCT) autumn graduation season.

Africa: How the BUILD Act Can Invigorate U.S. Economic Ties

Guest Column - Since the U.S. BUILD Act was signed into law last October, many people across Africa as well as members of the Africa Diaspora have been asking what this global initiative might do to help revitalize American engagement with the continent. The answer is: quite a lot!

Southern Africa: 1.6 Million Children Still Need Urgent Assistance After Cyclone Idai

Just over a month after Cyclone Idai tore through Southern Africa bringing devastating floods, UNICEF says the needs in Mozambique remain massive, with 1 million children in need of assistance, followed by more than 443,000 in Malawi and 130,000 in Zimbabwe.

Sudan: Two of Al-Bashir's Brothers Arrested

Al Jazeera has reported that Sudan's military rulers arrested two brothers of deposed President Omar al-Bashir as hundreds of people marched in the capital, Khartoum, calling for a swift handover of power to civilian leadership. Abdullah and Abbas Hassan al-Bashir were taken into custody as part of a continuing campaign of arrests against "sym

Africa: 2019 Most Influential People List Features Six Africans

Time Magazine has published its annual list of the world's most influential people - and six Africans made it on to the list, according to Ugandan website Hire The Youth.

Nigeria: Visa Horrors - U.S. Embassy Tries to Give Tips

Blog - Have you ever been denied a visa?