Britain’s Health Minister says a COVID-19 variant newly discovered in South Africa may be ‘more transmissible’, making vaccines ‘less effective’.
Sudan's military ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has consolidated power after a coup by appointing himself chairman of a new ‘Sovereign Council’.
High-profile Tigrayans, from bank officials to religious leaders, are being rounded up by government authorities, reports say, as conflict rages in Ethiopia.
Ousted Sudanese prime minister Abdalla Hamdok has urged all detainees be released and governing bodies restored before he agrees to a deal with coup leaders.
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Al-Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing that killed at least eight people near the presidential palace in Mogadishu.
Nigeria's air force says it may have killed civilians by mistake amid reports nine people have died in the country's northeast.
France's president has announced the death of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara's leader, calling Abu al-Walid al-Sahrawi's killing ‘a major success’.
South African scientists say they have identified a new coronavirus variant that has a concerning number of mutations and appears to be more transmissible.
A school principal says six of the scores of students who were abducted from a Nigerian school have died, with the kidnappers urging the ransom still be met.
The number of dead from an attack on a convoy by Islamist miliants in northern Burkina Faso has risen to 80, the government says.
Algeria's president says more than 20 arsonists have been arrested following the worst wildfires in the country's history.
A crowd has attacked Indian-owned businesses in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid a furore over a student's death in India.
Officials in Algeria say wildfires have killed at least 42 people and destroyed homes east of the capital Algiers.
It’s easy to look at the violence and riots that racked South Africa over the past fortnight and write off the country as the latest tragic chapter in Africa’s sad history of post-colonial implosion.
The crisis has exposed the deep inequity that still exists across the country 27 years after Nelson Mandela ushered in a peaceful transition to democracy.
At least 17 Bengali migrants have drowned and nearly 400 have been rescued in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya.
‘We don’t know where (the jihadis) are going to come from. They see us, but we don’t see them. They know us, but we don’t know them.’
About 25,000 South African troops have begun taking up positions to help quell riots sparked by the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma.
Ralf Krueger, dpa
Days of unrest and looting sparked by the imprisonment of ex-President Jacob Zuma have left at least 72 people dead.
The death toll has climbed to 72 from rioting in South Africa, with dozens trampled to death during looting at stores sparked by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has pleaded for calm following days of brutal protests that have claimed 10 lives — triggered by last week’s incarceration of his predecessor.
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