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Moves to limit Algiers protests

Algeria’s army chief ordered buses and cars bringing protesters to the capital stopped and seized, the latest measure aimed at quelling weekly demonstrations demanding...

Nigeria boycotts Africa economic summit

Nigeria is boycotting an Africa economic summit in Cape Town, intensifying a diplomatic row after deadly attacks on foreigners in South African cities. The...

Union officials arrested in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s government offered to raise public sector wages by 76% , an umbrella group for public sector unions said, in a bid to tackle...

“Bloodshed’ avoided in Zimbabwe – MDC

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader said his party backed down from a planned anti-government protest to avoid bloodshed and signalled the MDC would change tactics...

Algerian protesters back on the streets

Thousands of Algerians returned to the streets in Algiers and other cities to demand radical political reforms and the departure of the ruling elite. Protesters...

Sudan demonstrations mark 40 days since crackdown

Thousands demonstrated in cities across Sudan on Saturday to mark 40 days since security forces killed dozens when they stormed a protest camp in...

ISS: Ethiopia’s power, security and democracy dilemma

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Recent assassinations of senior political and military leaders in Ethiopia sent shock waves across the country, casting another shadow over the transition process. These...

Sudan protests to be stepped up

Sudan’s main opposition coalition announced plans to step up protests to pressure the military council to hand power to civilians and blamed the council...

Teargas used on Sudan student protest

Security forces fired teargas to disperse students demonstrating against the ruling military council at a financial academy in the capital Khartoum, a Reuters witness...

Demonstrations in Sudan state capitals

Hundreds of Sudanese demonstrated in state capitals seeking to revive a push for civilian rule in ongoing tumult since the overthrow of former President...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...