Ethiopia: Deadly Explosion Hits Ethiopia's PM Abiy Ahmed's Rally
A deadly explosion struck a huge rally for Ethiopia's reformist new prime minister on Saturday shortly after he spoke and was waving to the crowd that had turned out in numbers… Read more »
Africa: Official Quits AU Anti-Corruption Body Over 'Multiple Irregularities'
A member of the African Union's anti-corruption advisory board has resigned over the body's alleged corruption. Daniel Batidam, who served for three years, denounces "multiple… Read more »
Cameroon: Us Throws Weight Behind Cameroon's Humanitarian Plan for Anglophone Regions
The US says it may support a humanitarian plan unveiled by the Cameroonian government aimed at responding to the crisis in the north west and south west regions of the country. The… Read more »
Nigeria: Nigeria Face Test of Character Against 'Team Iceland'
Nigeria can survey their future selves in their second Group D game on Friday against Iceland, according to the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr. Read more »
Africa: Could African Migration Stem Migrant Crisis?
Policy makers are calling for a new approach to the migrant and refugee crisis, after 68.5 million people were displaced last year according to a new report by the UN refugee… Read more »
Africa: 5 Shots From Day 6 - Own Goals Roll On!
Taking one for the team might not help the team Read more »
Zimbabwe: Honoring Those Who Lived Through Zimbabwe's Gukurahundi
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, author of "House of Stone", a Zimbabwean epic novel Kwela Books Read more »
Africa: Group G - Belgium, England Stamp Their Authority
Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane both bagged a brace as Belgium and England respectively secured three points against Panama and Tunisia to head Group G after the opening round of… Read more »
Africa: 5 Shots From World Cup Day 5 - Southgate's England Plan Is in Motion
Shin digs in Read more »
Africa: African Press Review 19 June 2018
There's still no agreement on a venue for tomorrow's South Sudan peace talks between Salva Kiir and Riek Machar. The African free trade agreements hits another snag. Is Egypt's new… Read more »
Africa: Group D - Croatia Oozes Savvy, but Spare a Thought for Argentina's Messi
Croatia oozed savvy on Saturday night to beat a willing but limited Nigeria side at the Kaliningrad Stadium. An own goal in the first half and a Luka Modric penalty separated the… Read more »
Africa: 5 Shots From World Cup 2018 Day 3 - Everyone Misses Penalties, Even Messi!
Our Cristiano Ronaldo is better than your Lionel Messi Read more »
Nigeria: Nigeria Begins World Cup Campaign Aginst Resurgent Croatia
Nigeria launch their World Cup campaign on Saturday with a match against a Croatia side seeking to reassert itself as one of the dominant forces in international football, writes… Read more »
Africa: Achilles the Cat Says Russia Will Be Purrrrrfect!
Russia's football team has failed to chalk up a single victory in eight months but things could be about to improve -- according to Achilles, a supposedly clairvoyant cat who… Read more »
Africa: Swiss Voters Say No to Olympics
Voters in the southern Swiss canton of Valais on Sunday rejected a bid for the town of Sion to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, according to a near-final count of ballots. Read more »
Nigeria: Presidential Hopeful Duke to Defy Zoning Tradition
A former Nigerian governor has told RFI that he will run in next year's presidential election regardless of the unwritten rules which see the presidency alternate between northern… Read more »
Africa: African Press Review 8 June 2018
Is Pierre Nkurunziza's announcement that he will step down as president of Burundi in 2020 a clever trick? Will the South Sudan peace negotiations work better in Sudan? How poor is… Read more »
Africa: African Press Review 1 June 2018
Burundi's Constitutional Court upholds the result of last month's referendum. The authorities in Juba say threatened UN sanctions against three government ministers will not help… Read more »
Africa: Kenyan Writer Kiprop Kimutai's Short Story Speaks About the Privilege of Wealth in a Queer Environment
In his short story "The Man at the Bridge", Kenyan writer Kiprop Kimutai explores the conflicted feelings of a closeted gay man-- a story that has garnered the 2018 Gerald Kraak… Read more »
Africa: UNESCO Joins Africa Day Celebrations of Unity
On May 25, 1963, 32 African states joined together to create what would become the African Union to fight colonialism. Fifty years on, that goal of unity is still being sought. Read more »
Mali: Malian Migrant Saves Child From Fourth-Floor Paris Balcony
A young Malian man was hailed a hero on Sunday after he sprang into action to save a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony by single-handedly scaling the facade… Read more »
Burkina Faso: Three Presumed Terrorists Killed in Ouagadougou Shootout
Three suspected jihadists and a gendarme were killed on Tuesday in Burkina Faso's capital in a pre-dawn raid led by security forces on the suspects' house. Burkinabè… Read more »
Burundi: Burundi Votes in Referendum to Keep Nkurunziza in Power
Burundi votes Thursday in a referendum on sweeping changes to the constitution that will allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power until 2034. Read more »
Africa: African Press Review 17 May 2018
Nigeria approves German plans to repatriate 30,000 illegal Nigerians migrants living in Germany. Read more »
Africa: African Press Review 16 May 2018
South Africa's ruling party chiefs call for a down-grade of ties with Israel as bloody crackdown on Palestinians worsens. Read more »
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