Out of Rwanda
A former Congolese rebel commander told war crimes judges Wednesday the "horrific events" he saw during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide shaped him to vow to do everything he could to prevent "it happening again".
NGOs celebrated when the courts set aside the refugee status of a Rwandan alleged war criminal last month. But what happens next is anybody’s guess. KRISTEN VAN SCHIE reports.
After an 11-hour-long battle, Somalian security forces have finally ended the siege at a Mogadishu restaurant early Thursday. The seige, however, resulted in the loss of 19 civilian lives.
Demand for a form of traditional Chinese medicine is putting the donkey population at risk in South Africa and other parts of the continent.
China welcomes Uganda’s clarification that two Chinese nationals allegedly involved in an ivory trafficking case are not diplomats, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.
The United Arab Emirates have expelled a Somali national who was taking part in an annual Quranic competition. Ismail Madar, who was representing Somalia, told journalists in the Gulf state on Tuesday that authorities told him his participation had ended in the recitation contest that began last week.
A massive fire raced through a high-rise apartment building in West London early Wednesday, leaving an unknown number of people dead and dozens more hospitalized.
The Manchester Arena suicide bombing occurred partly because of poor UK security cooperation with Libyan authorities, security officials from the North African state claim.
The son of toppled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been released from captivity by the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq militants following a request from the Tobruk-based government in eastern Libya. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, senior Middle East expert Jacques Neriah explained why Gaddafi’s release may have important implications for country’s future.
East African leaders at a summit meeting held in Addis Ababa on Monday called for the revitalization of the 2015 South Sudan peace accord, saying the peace agreement is the only political solution for the country.
About 15 people are missing after a seven-storey building collapsed in a residential area of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, rescue services said on Tuesday, and authorities said they had asked its occupants to leave before it came down.
He was arrested just before an anti-corruption protest in Moscow.
With a Labour surge in the General Election under his leadership, could Jeremy Corbyn do what looked unthinkable before the campaign and become the next Prime Minister?
Police in Mozambique Tuesday warned that bald people could be the targets of ritual attacks, after the brutal killing of two men whose body parts were to be used in witchcraft.
Zimbabwe’s president is angering some back home with his latest trip overseas, this time to a U.N. conference on oceans even though his country is a landlocked state.
Five suspended levels and cars going in all directions: a new highway interchange is driving motorists to tears, as they find themselves lost in a concrete maze resembling a plate of spaghetti.
Nikki Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, said the U.S. is considering its membership in the U.N. Human Rights Council, citing among other things its bias against Israel.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday leaders he met on a Middle East trip had warned him that Qatar was funding “radical ideology” after he had demanded they take action to stop financing militant groups.
South Africa has entered recession for the first time in eight years, data showed on Tuesday, piling pressure on a government facing corruption allegations and credit downgrades.
This year, there’ll be four pivotal elections across the continent—namely, in Kenya, Rwanda, Angola (all in August) , and Liberia (October). These general and presidential elections could reshape not only the political institutions in these nations but are also likely to have an impact on peace and security, governance, development and economic growth.
The only Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ)-linked school in Rwanda has shut down, Rwandan Minister of Education Papias Musafiri Malimba confirmed on Friday.
Blaming multiculturalism for tragedies like London and Manchester overlooks Europe’s colonial history of terrorism.
Eleven people kidnapped by rebels in eastern Congo have been released after days of fighting, said a military spokesman.
Netanyahu’s security personnel said to bar Gnassingbé’s bodyguards from entering the room, leading to ‘shoving’ and ‘punching’
British prime minister Theresa May yesterday called for a stronger response to Islamist extremism.
The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and suspended air, sea and land access to and from Doha over its support for terrorist groups. This is the most serious crisis to face the GCC in years.
New railway line will not kill business for public transport operators, who fear of being rendered jobless, says president
Kenya launched a major Chinese-African project, the Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway (SGR) on Wednesday, just a day before the June 1 national holiday that commemorates the 54th anniversary of the country becoming a sovereign state.
The term “special relationship” was used in 1946 by Winston Churchill to describe Anglo-American ties and was evoked by Prime Minister Theresa May as she flew to meet Donald Trump in January. It is not so special now.
An 18-year-old girl is selling her virginity through an infamous auction website which invites potential buyers to ‘inspect’ her purity.
The sister of Salman Abedi claims her brother acted out of revenge against “Muslim children dying everywhere”.
Donald Trump met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday, a day after promising to make a renewed effort at peace between the Palestinians and Israelis.
An unverified video has also appeared on the social media purportedly showing a man claiming ‘loyals’ of ISIS were behind the attack.
Mr.Mugabe is still one of the hottest news stories on the African continent - and as he gets older that’s unlikely to change.
’He keeps things vague, and then pokes his way into a given explanation, but leaves himself room to change direction in case he senses disapproval’
The Chiefs of Defence Forces received briefs from the AMISOM Special Representative, Force Commander and Police Commissioner, US, EU and UNSOS thereafter, important issues were discussed
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about Antediteste Niragira, a Burundian reporter for German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle, who went missing after calling his wife two days ago to say he was crossing the land border between Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
“What we want to do as a Jewish community is educate the world about the Rwandan genocide, just like we want to educate the world about the Holocaust.”
African countries, including Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, have heightened surveillance measures at borders following an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).
Uganda’s deputy speaker of parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has called on the European Union to assist African countries deal with the ever-rising problems of youth unemployment and underemployment.