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Gambia election: Internet and international calls banned

The Gambia has banned the internet and international phone calls as presidential elections are held in the West African state. Officials have also banned demonstrations...

Nigeria joins African Union campaign to end child marriage

Women's rights activists on Wednesday urged Nigeria to accelerate efforts to end child marriage after it joined an African Union (AU) campaign to eliminate...

Morocco accuses African Union chief of obstructing readmission

Morocco accused African Union Commission head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma of blocking its efforts to rejoin the organization it left 32 years ago, the country's foreign...

Ethiopians and Somalis lead in migrants making deadly sea crossing to Yemen

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is warning against risky migration from the Horn of Africa region to Yemen. According to the...

Ghana Elections: Incumbent president to debate opposition party leaders

Presidential and parliamentary elections are due in Ghana on December 7, but voters are yet to witness a debate featuring the various presidential candidates...

Rwanda investigates French officials over 1994 genocide

Officials in Rwanda have launched a probe into the involvement of some 20 French officials in the 1994 genocide in the country. There has been...

Gambia Election: Jammeh faces rare challenge in December 1 poll

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh will face a rare challenge from a revitalized and united opposition in an election on Thursday as he seeks to...

Ugandan monarch charged with murder

King Charles Wesley Mumbere. Photo Credit: BBC     The chief of the Rwenzururu kingdom in western Uganda, Charles Wesley Mumbere has been officially charged with murder...

Uganda orders closure of schools backed by Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg

Ugandan authorities have ordered the closure of a chain of “for-profit international schools” backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg over...

[Update] 76 dead in Colombia plane crash

The plane crashed in a mountainous area on its way to Medellin. Photo Credit: TELEANTIOQUIA VIA TWITTER 76 people have now been confirmed by police to...

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