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Former Egyptian military ruler dies

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Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, former head of the military council that ruled Egypt temporarily after its 2011 popular uprising, died at the age of...

Aviation deaths rise worldwide in 2020 even as fatal incidents, flights...

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The number of people killed in large commercial airplane crashes rose in 2020 to 299 worldwide, even as the number of crashes fell by...

Law will prevail in Alexandra death probe – Mapisa-Nqakula

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said the law will take its course in the investigation into the death of an Alexandra man,...

Demonstrator dies in Guinea protests

A young demonstrator was killed in Guinea during protests against President Alpha Conde’s perceived attempt to extend his mandate, the security minister told Reuters....

Sis defends death penalty

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi defended the death penalty at a summit between Arab and European states, saying the regions had “two different cultures”. Rights...

Death sentence for former Kenya police officer

A Kenyan court sentenced a former senior police officer to death for killing a detainee in his custody, one of the harshest punishments over...

Sudanese teacher died from injuries caused by ‘solid object’

A Sudanese teacher arrested after protests died due to injuries caused by a “solid object”, according to a medical report cited by the head...

Death sentences possible for Cameroon separatist leaders

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Ten Cameroonian separatist leaders extradited from Nigeria earlier this year will face trial next month on terrorism charges that could lead to...

Egyptian court upholds three death sentences

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An Egyptian court upheld death sentences for three people for establishing and running a militant group known as Ansar al-Sharia, judicial sources...

Death sentences for Egyptian church bombings

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An Egyptian military court sentenced 17 people to death for involvement in bombing attacks on three churches and a police checkpoint in...

South Sudan civil war death toll

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An estimated 190,000 people have been killed in South Sudan's civil war and when factors such as population displacement, disruption to health...

Twenty death sentences confirmed by Egyptian court

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Egypt's highest court upheld death sentences given to 20 people convicted over a deadly attack on a police station in 2013, judicial...

UN appeals to Egypt to overturn mass death sentences

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United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet urged Egypt's appeals court to overturn mass death sentences handed down by a lower court...

Libya court sentences 45 to death over 2011 killings

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A Libyan appeals court sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad for killings committed in Tripoli during a 2011 uprising, according...

Grand Renaissance Dam death protest

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Hundreds of people marched in the Ethiopian capital to protest the death of a Nile dam project manager, a Reuters witness said....

Thirty-one death sentences handed down in Egypt

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Egyptian courts sentenced 31 people to death in two separate cases, one involving the killing of a policeman and a security guard...

Cameroon separatist death toll is over 80

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Armed separatists in English-speaking regions of Cameroon killed over 80 soldiers and police since their insurgency began in September last year, government...

Listeria death toll in South Africa tops 200

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The death toll from the largest ever outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria in the world has risen to 204 with new...

Woman stoned to death in Somalia

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Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents stoned to death a woman it accused of having multiple husbands, residents of a town in the south...

Migrant death in Italy shows dire conditions in Libya – aid...

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A 22-year-old Eritrean man died of tuberculosis exacerbated by severe malnutrition after being rescued at sea and brought to Italy, showing how...

Ten more death sentences handed down in Egypt

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An Egyptian court sentenced 10 people to death after they were convicted of forming a terrorist group and planning attacks on police...

Twenty-one death sentences handed down in Egypt

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An Egyptian court sentenced 21 suspected extremists to death, including 16 in absentia, on charges of bomb making and planning attacks on...

Gambia puts moratorium on death penalty

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Gambian President Adama Barrow announced a moratorium on the death penalty as the West African country rebuilds following the removal last year...

South Sudan rebel spokesman sentenced to death

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A spokesman for South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar was sentenced to death on charges of treason and incitement against government. James Gatdet...

Death sentence handed down in Somali military court

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A Somali military court sentenced to death a man convicted of driving a truck bomb as part of a deadly attack that...

Great lakes death toll reaches 170

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The death toll from inter-communal fighting between two clans in South Sudan's Great Lakes region reached at least 170, an official said,...

Death penalty recommended for disbanded militant group members

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Thirteen members of disbanded militant group Ajnad Misr were sentenced to death by a Cairo criminal court after being convicted of launching...

Twenty sentenced to death for killing Egyptian policemen

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An Egyptian court upheld the death penalty for 20 men charged with killing policemen in violence following the military's ousting of an...

DR Congo opposes international probe of UN investigators’ deaths

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Democratic Republic of Congo opposes an international investigation into the deaths of two U.N. investigators, the foreign minister said on Thursday, amid...

Uganda says security forces killed more than 100 in palace assault

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Uganda acknowledged on Wednesday its security forces killed more than 100 people in an assault on a tribal leader's palace last year,...

Mali attack death toll rises to 77

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The latest death toll from this week's bomb attack on a military camp in northern Mali stands at 77, a French army...

Mali attack death toll rises to 77

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The latest death toll from this week's bomb attack on a military camp in northern Mali stands at 77, a French army...

Zimbabwe pastor in court over Mugabe death threat

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A Zimbabwean activist pastor appeared in court on Wednesday after police arrested him for predicting President Robert Mugabe would die in October...

US estimates 50,000 IS fighters killed

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The US military believes about 50,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed since the United States started battling the group more than...

Militants charged in Sisi death plot to face military judiciary

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Egypt's public prosecutor has brought before the military judiciary 292 suspected Islamic State militants, some of whom are accused of plotting to...

Moroccans keep up pressure over fishmonger’s death

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Thousands of chanting, flag-waving Moroccans protested in a northern city, keeping up pressure on authorities a week after a fishmonger was crushed...

Morocco protestors take to streets again over fishmonger’s death

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Thousands of Moroccans took to the streets in a northern city on Monday protesting for the fourth day over the death of...

Kenya president commutes death sentences to life in prison

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President Uhuru Kenyatta commuted all death sentences in Kenya to life jail terms on Monday, removing 2,747 convicts from death row in...

Three burnt to death at DR Congo opposition headquarters

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The charred remains of three people were visible on Tuesday inside the headquarters of one of Democratic Republic of Congo main opposition...

UN deplores opposition detainee death in Gambia

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The UN human rights chief on Tuesday deplored the death of an opposition party member while in custody in Gambia and urged...

More Europe-bound migrants may be dying in Sahara than at sea

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African migrants trying to reach Europe may well be dying in greater numbers in the Sahara desert than the thousands who have...

Another soldier killed on border protection duty

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The death, at the weekend, of an infantry soldier in the Kruger National Park, brings to 17 the number of South African...

Another death at Infantry School

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Just over four months after Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula ordered a full investigation to correct "a hazardous and generally...

Al Qaeda No 2’s death not yet confirmed – Pakistan

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Pakistan still had no confirmation that al Qaeda's deputy chief had been killed in a recent U.S. drone strike near the Afghan...

Car crash claims three SAS Amatola sailors

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Three crewmembers of the South African Navy frigate SAS Amatola have died in what is described as a horror car crash along...

Eight Reserve medics killed in dawn crash

Eight South African Military Health Service reservists were killed and eight others injured in an accident in the Free State this morning,...