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18:56, 06 December 2016 Tuesday
Africa

16:43, 05 December 2016 Monday
S African opposition in court to block ICC exit

In October the government notified the United Nations that it would leave the ICC, dealing a major blow to the troubled institution that was set up to try the world's worst crimes.

16:24, 05 December 2016 Monday
Kenya health workers strike despite court order

Medics launch action over 2013 deal with government on pay, conditions

15:35, 05 December 2016 Monday

Sirte, on Libya's Mediterranean coast, was the last significant IS-held territory in the north African country.

03:07, 05 December 2016 Monday
Somali army Puntland forces recapture Qandala town

Puntland forces backed by Somali National Army retake control of strategic coastal town from ISIL

23:20, 03 December 2016 Saturday
Gambia's political transition begins after election shock

Gambians celebrated after the surprise defeat of their longtime president.

23:18, 03 December 2016 Saturday
Nigeria Morocco mull gas pipeline mega-project

Algeria held talks with Nigeria as far back as 2002 for a similar pipeline crossing the Sahel region, however the Algerian government was unable to finance the project.

18:46, 03 December 2016 Saturday
Three Burundi army officers held over assassination attempt

Burundi police had already arrested a lieutenant-colonel and a corporal on Monday, hours before the assassination attempt.

16:53, 03 December 2016 Saturday
French appeal verdict due for Rwandan genocide convict

Prosecutors argued that his conviction should be upheld, but Pascal Simbikangwa insisted he had been "demonised".

13:47, 03 December 2016 Saturday
Morocco arrests eight over alleged ties with ISIL

An initial investigation pointed towards the men having ties with IS in Syria and Iraq, "recruiting and sending Moroccan volunteers" there.

12:34, 03 December 2016 Saturday
Libyan forces suspend anti-ISILcampaign in Sirte

The anti-ISILcampaign was suspended temporarily

10:55, 03 December 2016 Saturday
Benin cuts off four opposition broadcasters

All were shut down on the grounds that they were transmitting from places away from their original locations, RSF said.

10:32, 03 December 2016 Saturday
Morocco sacks high security officials over violations

High-ranking Moroccan security officials dismissed for alleged ‘professional breaches’

03:06, 03 December 2016 Saturday
UN warns of looming genocide in South Sudan

The world’s youngest nation could see a near-repeat of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, warns UN human rights team

02:03, 03 December 2016 Saturday
Ethiopia defends detention of opposition leader

Negeri Lencho appeared at European Parliament with dissident athlete and leader of outlawed armed group

19:31, 02 December 2016 Friday
Nigerian court orders release of pro-Iranian Shiite leader

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the immediate release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky who is the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, a pro-Iranian shiite group

17:54, 02 December 2016 Friday
UN court to rule on E Guinea case against France

The ruling will be read at the International Court of Justice on Wednesday at 3:00 pm (1400GMT) by its vice president Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, the court said in a statement.

17:23, 02 December 2016 Friday
Opposition wins Gambia presidential poll

Barrow won 263,515 votes, while Jammeh took 212,099 votes (36.66 percent) and third party candidate Mama Kandeh 102,969 votes (17.80 percent), the Independent Electoral Commission said. Turnout was around 65 percent.

16:14, 02 December 2016 Friday
Iran urges Kenya to release two lawyers

Ebrahimi and Safaee were arrested Tuesday by Kenyan anti-terrorism police after filming outside the Israeli embassy, allegedly in an Iranian embassy car.



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