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18:26, 25 March 2017 Saturday
Africa

11:35, 25 March 2017 Saturday
Tunisia calls in UK envoy over 'unjustified' laptop ban

From Saturday, passengers on flights to the United States and Britain from major hubs in Turkey and the Arab world will have to check in any device larger than a smartphone, including laptops and tablets.

11:25, 25 March 2017 Saturday
HRW calls on DRC to search for kidnapped UN workers

HRW calls on DRC to search for kidnapped UN workers

11:02, 25 March 2017 Saturday
At least 50 killed by armed men in Central African

One of the world's poorest nations, the Central African Republic has been struggling to recover from a three-year civil war between the Muslim and Christian militias that started in 2013. 

10:14, 25 March 2017 Saturday
Somali pirates hijack fishing vessel off Puntland coast

Seizure of Somali ship thought to be in preparation for larger attack in Indian Ocean

02:01, 25 March 2017 Saturday
Student dies in violent Sierra Leone university protests

Lecturers at Njala University have been on strike since October, the beginning of the academic year, over unpaid wages and pensions, triggering protests there and in three other cities on Thursday.

21:04, 24 March 2017 Friday
ICC orders Congo's Germain Katanga to pay victims

First-time symbolic $250 payments follow conviction of rebel leader Germain Katanga over massacre of almost 300 people

20:29, 24 March 2017 Friday
Second car bomb claims 2 lives in Somali capital

Blast near presidential palace also injures 5, comes hours after earlier car bomb attack killed 1 person

21:27, 23 March 2017 Thursday
Around 250 feared dead in Libya refugee boat sinking

Despite rough winter seas, migrant departures from Libya on boats chartered by people traffickers have accelerated in recent months from already-record levels.

18:34, 23 March 2017 Thursday
Zambia ponders leaving ICC

Government launches countrywide consultation on potential to withdrawal from International Criminal Court

17:43, 23 March 2017 Thursday
French national kidnapped in Chad

Identity of kidnappers is unknown

17:06, 23 March 2017 Thursday
Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds

The bond is named M-Akiba, which means "mobile savings" in Swahili, and was launched with a value of 150 million shillings (1.3 million euros, $1.4 million) ahead of the main launch of a five billion shilling bond in June.

13:56, 23 March 2017 Thursday
10 killed in clashes between Somali army and al-Shabaab

In pre-dawn raid, al-Shabaab forces attack national army base in Barawa, strategic southern port city

08:58, 23 March 2017 Thursday
Mauritania vows referendum to abolish Senate change flag

Mauritania's lawmakers vow to put through a referendum that will see the Senate abolished

22:03, 22 March 2017 Wednesday
UN envoy voices deep concern over Libya violence

Martin Kobler makes assertion amid continued reports of grievous rights violations across troubled nation

20:39, 22 March 2017 Wednesday
ICC jails ex-Congo VP for bribing witnesses

Found guilty last year of bribery, the verdict and sentence are the first of their kind in the history of the ICC.

19:54, 22 March 2017 Wednesday
Tunisian PM in Khartoum for talks with Sudan officials

Visit is first trip to Sudan by Tunisian PM since toppling of Ben Ali regime in 2011

15:53, 22 March 2017 Wednesday
ICC jails ex-Congo VP for bribing witnesses

"The chamber imposes on you an additional 12 months, one year, imprisonment," presiding judge Bertram Schmitt told Bemba, adding a "substantial fine" was necessary "to discourage this kind of behaviour".

12:47, 22 March 2017 Wednesday
Bombers hit refugee camps in northeast Nigeria 7 dead

Among the killed are 3 suspected suicide bombers, a woman and a child; Boko Haram suspected in attack



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