World health would have to be at stake to cancel Tokyo Games: Pound

Allison Lampert For this year’s Tokyo Olympics to be canceled or postponed over the coronavirus outbreak, the world’s health would have to be at stake, International Olympic Committee...

Iran’s death toll from coronavirus reaches 26: health ministry

 Iran said on Thursday its death toll from coronavirus had risen to 26 and the total number of infected people now stood at 245, the highest number of deaths from the virus...

Coronavirus: Chinese airline resumes flights to Kenya

Daniel Mumbere with ABDUR RAHMAN ALFA SHABAN The coronavirus was confirmed in the Chinese city of Wuhan on January 7, 2020. Cases have since been confirmed in several other...

Locust invasion: East Africa hunger crisis warning

Mary Harper The invasion of locusts in East Africa is likely to cause the region's worst humanitarian crisis in recent times, an international charity says. A...

Egypt buries autocrat Hosni Mubarak with military honours

By Agencies Egypt held a military funeral Wednesday for former president Hosni Mubarak, whose three decades of strong-arm rule ended in the Arab Spring protests of 2011.

Kenya university berated for blaming ‘reckless’ rape victim

George Obulutsa A major Kenyan university has caused widespread public offense by accusing a student who was gang-raped of “recklessness” for walking back to campus after a night out.

Report finds pregnant HIV+ women sterilized in South Africa

by Reuters HIV-positive women in South Africa have been forced to accept sterilization in some public hospitals, according to a report released by the Commission for Gender...

Guinea president ‘snubs West African leaders’

Guinea's President Alpha Condé has refused to meet a delegation of West African leaders as the country heads towards a referendum that could allow him run for a third term, reports Radio France...

At least 22 ‘criminals’ killed in clash with Burundi police

By Agencies At least 22 “armed criminals” and two police officers were killed in clashes between Burundi security forces and an unnamed armed group at the weekend, police said...

Shelling stops flights at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport – statement

 Shelling on Thursday morning forced a suspension of flights at Mitiga, the only functioning airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli, airport authorities said in a statement on Facebook. The airport...

Sudan stumbles through transition without fresh donor help

Aidan Lewis, Khalid Abdelaziz Sudan has made a surprise opening to Israel, announced compensation over the bombing of a U.S. warship 20 years ago, and said it will fully...

Uganda’s Museveni advises Nile Basin countries to exploit River Congo

by bbcafrica Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday advised African countries that share the River Nile to consider expanding their consumption to the River Congo, as a way of...

Kenya bans commercial slaughter of donkeys

Abattoirs in Kenya will be banned from slaughtering donkeys from next month, the agriculture minister has said. The East African nation legalised trade in donkey meat and hide in...

Algeria announces first confirmed case of coronavirus

By Agencies Algeria has reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, after an Italian man who arrived in the country on February 17 was put into isolation.