Militants heading for Sahel region was arrested by Algeria army

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria’s army has arrested eight people planning to join Islamist militants in the neighboring Sahel region, the defense ministry said on Wednesday. The eight were arrested...

Burna Boy concert cancelled in South Africa

Two concerts in South Africa expected to feature Nigerian star Burna Boy have been cancelled following "increasing threats of violence", a statement from the organisers says. He had been...

South Africa investigates possible IP theft from defense firm Denel

by Joe Bavier and Emma Rumney JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa is investigating the alleged misappropriation of intellectual property rights belonging to state defense firm Denel, the...

EAC heads summit postponed over lack of quorum

The East African heads of state summit scheduled for 30 November has been postponed due to the lack of a quorum. The official correspondence from the Rwandan Minister of...

Zimbabwe coach Joey Antipas steps down

By Agencies Zimbabwe caretaker coach Joey Antipas has reportedly resigned less than 24 hours after guiding the Warriors to a 2-1 away victory over Zambia in a 2021 Africa...

Ghana turns to Boeing in bid to relaunch airline, Air Senegal buys 8 Airbuses

BY REUTERS The Republic of Ghana and Boeing signed a provisional order for three 787-9 Dreamliners on Tuesday at the Dubai Airshow. Ghana intends to launch...

Court postpones hearing for eighth time for Tanzanian journalist

by Nuzulack Dausen DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - A Tanzanian court on Wednesday postponed the hearing for the eighth time of a prominent Tanzanian journalist arrested...

Unions up ante at South African Airways as finances approach crunch

by Emma Rumney JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Unions are escalating a crippling strike at South African Airways (SAA) after talks broke down, leaving the state-run carrier...

FIFA supremo considers Costa Rica, Panama as Nigeria replacement

By Agencies Costa Rica and Panama are both capable of filling in for unready Nigeria as co-hosts for next year’s Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup, according to Fifa president...

2021 Afcon qualifiers: Ethiopia shock Ivory Coast as Madagascar win big

Ethiopia under the guidance of local coach Abraham Mebratu, caused an upset in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying with a 2-1 win over visiting Ivory Coast. That loss...

Sidama referendum holds as Ethiopia awaits 10th regional state

BY REUTERS Polls opened on Wednesday for Ethiopia’s Sidama people to vote on self-determination in a referendum closely watched by other ethnic groups also seeking more autonomy since reforms...

Zimbabwe, the land where cash barons thrive-Letter from Africa

In our series of letters from African writers, journalist-turned-barrister Brian Hungwe says the need for cash has not been eased by the release of new Zimbabwean dollar notes over the last week.

Noise pollution:Lagos governor shuts down places of worship

by:William Niba In Nigeria, the Governor of Lagos Babajide Sanwo-Olu has begun a controversial crackdown on noisy churches and mosques, following scores of petitions to the environmental protection authority from...

Southern Somalia-U.S. drone strike kills top Al-Shabaab official

by AP A Somali intelligence official says a U.S. drone strike has killed a senior officer with the al-Shabab extremist group. The official says the unidentified...