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Congolese general related to president detained over alleged coup plot

An army general in the Republic of Congo has been put under house arrest over an alleged coup plot in the Central African country.
08 December 2017
 
How AU got it wrong on Zimbabwe

For the first time in more than two years - the longest stretch since the late 1950s - a coup d'etat rocked a country in Africa.
08 December 2017
Ramaphosa believes South Africa's President Zuma guilty of rape

A leading contender to replace President Jacob Zuma as head of South Africa's governing ANC has said he believes the woman who accused Mr Zuma of rape over a decade ago was telling the truth.
08 December 2017
Is it Cameroon’s turn to be suspended from US trade pact with Africa?

Cameroon has been a member of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) initiative since it was launched in 2000.
07 December 2017
Nigeria's anti-Boko Haram general Attahiru Ibrahim sacked

Nigeria's military has sacked the commander leading the fight against militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
07 December 2017
Zimbabwe budget woos foreign investors

Zimbabwe has taken steps towards ending its economic isolation in its first budget since the end of Robert Mugabe's 37-year authoritarian rule.
07 December 2017
Liberia election: Court gives go ahead for run-off poll

Liberia's Supreme Court has ruled that evidence of fraud during October's first round of presidential elections was insufficient to merit a re-run.
07 December 2017
Joyce Banda: Africa is not poor

oyce Banda became the first female president of Malawi, second in African history, when she took office in 2012 following the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika.
06 December 2017
Cameroon escalates military crackdown on Anglophone separatists

Cameroon’s government has ordered thousands of villagers to leave their homes in the Anglophone Southwest region as it deploys troops to root out armed separatists who have vowed to loosen President Paul Biya’s long grip on power.
Nigerians return home with a warning to others: Don't go to Libya

Nigerians return home with a warning to others: Don't go to Libya.
06 December 2017
US warns Kenya's opposition against Odinga 'inauguration'

The United States is urging Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga to call off an "inauguration ceremony" next week meant to protest President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election.
06 December 2017
Key 'coup' leaders appointed to Zimbabwe cabinet

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday unveiled a new cabinet in which two senior military officials who played a central role in bringing him to power were given key jobs.
05 December 2017
Internet blackout in Zimbabwe

Harare - A core platform failure at Zimbabwe’s largest internet access provider saw Zimbabwe lose internet services for the better part of Tuesday.
05 December 2017
AU to help evacuate 15 000 migrants from Libya this year

The African Union and member states will repatriate more than 15 000 migrants stranded in Libya by the end of the year amid outrage over recent footage that showed migrants being auctioned off as slaves.
05 December 2017
HRW: DRC recruited M23 to crush anti-Kabila protests

At least 62 people were killed as security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recruited former rebel fighters to quash protests against President Joseph Kabila last year, a rights group claims.
05 December 2017