The ex-Sudanese president's cronies tried to break him out of jail ahead of his trial

Posted: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:44:11 GMT
Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir appeared in a Khartoum court for the first day of his high-profile corruption trial on Monday, against a backdrop of heightened security following a failed attempt to break him out of prison, CNN has learned.

At least 17 dead in Uganda fuel truck explosion

Posted: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:19:24 GMT
At least 17 people died after a tanker truck carrying fuel exploded at a small trading center in western Uganda, police said on Monday.

Kenyan musician John De' Mathew dies in car crash

Posted: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:50:05 GMT
Kenyan musician John De' Mathew has died in a fatal car crash, police said .

Mother dies of Ebola in Congo

Posted: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:33:45 GMT
A 24-year-old woman has died after contracting Ebola in the South Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the World Health Organization.

Facebook introduces more African languages

Posted: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:35:51 GMT
Facebook has announced more African languages will be covered in its effort to curb fake news.

Violence escalates in Zimbabwe over banned protests

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:49:47 GMT
Tensions between Zimbabwe's main opposition party and President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government escalated into violence in the country's capital on Friday after a court ruled against a planned opposition protest.

Tanzania governor to create a database for married men to curb infidelity

Posted: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:42:11 GMT
The governor of Tanzania's largest city has announced a plan to create and publish a national database of married men to protect women from "heart breaks."

Nigeria's president moves to stop funding for food imports

Posted: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:29:59 GMT
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the country's central bank to stop providing foreign currency for food imports, according to a statement from his spokesman.

Police in South Africa arrest 560 foreigners in raid

Posted: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 18:33:04 GMT
Nearly 600 foreigners were arrested in a police raid on a business district in Johannesburg, South Africa, police and government officials said Thursday.

Millions in Zimbabwe facing starvation, UN says

Posted: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 13:59:44 GMT
More than two million people in Zimbabwe are facing starvation after a severe drought that affected food harvests, the World Food Programme said in a report.

Kenyan governor revealed a lawmaker's affair at his funeral. Now he's set up a hotline to out deadbeat politician dads

Posted: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:22:46 GMT
The governor of Nairobi has ignited an explosive debate amongst Kenyans over the issue of children born out of wedlock to powerful politicians and their lovers.

Sudan just got a step closer to full democracy. Big obstacles remain

Posted: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:17:32 GMT
After almost nine months of violence and wrangling, Sudan came a step closer to a civilian government on Saturday when opposition leaders and military generals signed a power-sharing agreement in the capital, Khartoum.

YouTube is helping African music acts go global, here's how

Posted: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 09:45:55 GMT
Joseph Akinfenwa, aka Joeboy, is one of Nigeria's fast-rising music artists. The 22-year-old went from singing in his bathroom to topping music charts in Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria in the space of a few months.

Haneefah Adam turns food into art you can eat

Posted: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:04:52 GMT
Most people dispose of their food leftovers, but in Nigerian-born visual artist Haneefah Adam's kitchen, they're put to good use.

Life inside the world's worst traffic jam

Posted: Fri, 02 Aug 2019 10:01:09 GMT
Lagos, Nigeria, is an African boom city, no doubt. But traffic is so 'hellish' and gridlocked that it's taking a terrible toll on workers who grapple with commutes that last for hours.

This 9-year-old has built more than 30 mobile games

Posted: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 11:57:09 GMT
Seated in a stylish living room of a home in a suburb of Nigeria's commercial center, Lagos, Basil Okpara Jr. is tapping away on his laptop keyboard.

China is slowly expanding its power in Africa, one TV set at a time

Posted: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 06:06:25 GMT
In China, few people have heard of StarTimes. But in Africa, the Chinese company is helping villages switch from analog to digital television and exerting China's power along the way.

Ethiopia's leader promised to protect freedom of expression. But he keeps flicking the internet kill switch

Posted: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:02:10 GMT
Abel Wabella is no stranger to the dangers of pursuing digital activism in Ethiopia.

In Nigeria, your genetic makeup can decide if you get a second date

Posted: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 17:01:26 GMT
First date questions in many parts of the world usually revolve around hobbies or favorite TV shows. But in Nigeria, the first date conversation is more likely to be about your DNA than if you watch 'Grey's Anatomy' or where you like to vacation.

Activist: Protesters will keep using peaceful tactics

Posted: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 05:31:46 GMT

How Sudan targeted the women driving protests

Posted: Sat, 18 May 2019 19:01:31 GMT

Remembering the Rwanda genocide, 25 years on

Posted: Thu, 30 May 2019 16:54:30 GMT
President Paul Kagame says 'Rwanda is a family again', 25 years after more than a million people were slaughtered in genocide.

Zimbabwean scholar named one of the most inspiring women in the world

Posted: Thu, 09 May 2019 12:37:37 GMT
A Zimbabwean scholar will be honored with a life-size statue in New York alongside media mogul Oprah Winfrey, Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, and the popstar Pink for their work championing gender equality.