A religious edict in Somaliland has banned some forms of FGM. Perpetrators will be punished and those undergoing the procedure will be compensated. Neighbourhood committees 'to be established' to oversee implementation.
Senior Somali military commander identified as Farhan Barkhadle has been killed in Mogadishu's Hodan district
5 month ago
Kenyan media reporting Miguna Miguna is being deported to Canada (he has dual citizenship)
Three soldiers + deputy police boss injured in gun-and-bomb attack in Bosaso town
South Africa postpones State of Nation address: parliament speaker
Yesterday Israel sent notices to thousands of single African men of working age, ordering them to leave the country within 60 days for an unspecified third country, or be removed forcefully or be imprisoned indefinitely. Disgusting
South Africa's ANC divided on Zuma's fate: party official
Tanker, MT Marine Express, has been released by pirates off the coast of Benin, West Africa. All 22 crew members reported to be safe and well.
Kenya politician, Miguna Miguna, charged with treason for administering Raila Odinga's 'swearing in'
South Africa's Zuma summons ministers to cabinet meeting: eNCA TV
Supporters of Zimbabwe's largest opposition party have been told to "brace for the worst" over the future of their cancer-stricken leader Morgan Tsvangirai
Kenya charges opposition figure present at Odinga 'swearing in' with treason
A commercial ship carrying millions of dollars worth of cargo has run aground near Bosaso port in Puntland. The ship was said to have been contracted by Somali merchants who were importing food and supplies from the United Arab Emirates. Somalia
South Sudan peace talks to staunch civil war begin in Ethiopia as pressure mounts on leaders to end the crisis
slaps sanctions against four individuals in the Democratic Republic of Congo deemed "human rights abusers perpetuating the horrific conflict" there. Includes a general in the DRC Armed Forces.
U.S. sanctions four involved in Democratic Congo violence
Morocco jails journalist for four years over 'Facebook post calling for protests'
Nigerian cleric shot during protests for release of Sheikh Zakzaky dies of wounds.
Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - 125km NE of Bukama, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Boko Haram kill six in northern Cameroon, two in northeast Nigeria - attack coincides with new claim by Nigeria military that jihadists have been defeated
Kenya police fire teargas at demonstrators demanding TV stations reopen
At least 23 people killed in weekend of ethnic violence in DR Congo's northeastern Ituri province, local official says
South Africa's ANC to hold urgent meeting on Zuma's future
200 tons of explosive remnants of war destroyed in Misrata
Zuma should resign, says senior official in South Africa's ruling party
Kenyan police briefly detain legislator over opposition leader's 'swearing in'
US imposes arms embargo on South Sudan, says it 'appalled' by the violence in the country
Al Shabab militants have recaptured El-Wak town in Somalia's Gedo province following the withdrawal of Somali national army forces on Friday morning
Kenya arrests lawyer, keeps TV stations shut after Odinga 'inauguration'
Most of those who drowned migrants are said to be from Pakistan