One of the most wanted fugitives sought in connection with atrocities committed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide has been arrested after 21 years on the run, the United Nations has announced.
Google has launched its first wi-fi network in Uganda’s capital Kampala, as part of a project to broaden access to affordable high-speed internet.
China has announced $60bn (£40bn) of assistance and loans for Africa to help with the development of the continent. President Xi Jinping said the package would include zero-interest loans as well as scholarships and training for thousands of Africans. The Chinese leader made the announcement at a major summit between China and Africa in Johannesburg.…
The allegedly illegal hunt blurs the line with controversial trophy hunting. The killing of one of Zimbabwe’s best known and most-studied lions, Cecil the Lion, has stoked a debate around a growing trend in trophy hunting of endangered species. Cecil was shot with a bow, stalked for 40 hours, and gunned down by trophy hunters.…
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela became known and respected all over the world as a symbol of the struggle against apartheid and all forms of racism; the icon and the hero of African liberation. Mandela or Madiba, as he was affectionately known, has been called a freedom fighter, a great man, South Africa’s Favourite Son, a global…
Police fired tear gas at crowds mounting a third day of protests in Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday against a proposed change to the law that the opposition says will delay elections by years and keep president Joseph Kabila in power.
Somalia’s new prime minister was on Saturday given two more weeks to present a new cabinet to parliament after lawmakers rejected his first list, extending a period of drift in government that donors say is hurting recovery efforts.
Gunmen have launched an attack on a UN camp in Mali, killing a UN peacekeeper, residents and eyewitnesses say. The attack took place at about 06:00 in the northern town of Kidal. Residents said at least two suicide bombers were involved and a car bomb was detonated.