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Nigerian soldiers killed by IS

Islamic State said it killed 30 Nigerian soldiers in an attack in north-eastern Borno state, a claim disputed by the Nigerian Army. A Nigerian Army...

Islamic State attacks soldiers, captures Christian in Sinai

Islamic State carried out an attack on Egyptian security forces in Sinai a week ago and captured a Christian criminal research expert, the militant...

International Anti-Corruption Day

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South Africa is no stranger to the murky world of bribery, corruption and graft, so much so the country has a presidentially appointed Commission...

Narrow win for Nigeria ruling party in state vote

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Nigeria's ruling party narrowly won a key governorship election in south-western Osun state, officials said, suggesting the region that helped sweep President...

Nigerian military struggling against Islamic State

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Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in north-eastern Nigeria in recent weeks, security and military sources say, forcing a...

State capture commission starts in South Africa

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The judge leading an inquiry into claims of influence-peddling against former South African president Jacob Zuma urged more witnesses to come forward,...

South African state attorneys to be probed

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South Africa will probe allegations that state attorneys defrauded government of billions by deliberately losing cases, the justice minister said, the latest...

Curfew imposed in Nigeria

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Nigeria imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in central Plateau state after least 70 people died in communal clashes between farmers and...

Parliament approves lifting of Ethiopia state of emergency

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Ethiopia's parliament approved government's decision to lift a six-month state of emergency two months earlier than planned, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting reported. Government...

Ethiopia to lift state of emergency

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Ethiopia's parliament is set to lift a six-month state of emergency two months early, after cabinet approved a draft law saying calm...

Extra peacekeepers deployed to Unity State

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The UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is sending 150 peacekeepers to Unity State to protect civilians targeted in clashes between government...

Protests and publications inciting violence banned in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia's state of emergency imposed on Friday includes a ban on protests and publications that incite violence, Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa said. The...

Ethiopia state of emergency to last six months

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A state of emergency imposed in Ethiopia a day after the prime minister resigned will last for six months, the defence minister...

Zuma approves state capture commission

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South African President Jacob Zuma will set up a commission of inquiry into allegations of influence-peddling, after a 2016 anti-graft report called...

State of emergency extension in Egypt

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Egypt has extended a state of emergency for another three months, starting Friday, the official gazette said. Egypt first imposed the state of...

Churches warn South Africa becoming “a mafia state”

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The influential South African Council of Churches has warned corruption is turning South Africa into a "mafia state" under a government that...

Mali extends state of emergency

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Mali's National Assembly voted to extend a state of emergency by six months in a bid to quell an upsurge in attacks...

Egypt approves three month state of emergency

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Egypt's cabinet has approved a countrywide state of emergency for three months it said in a statement a day after two church...

Libyan forces say Islamic State beaten back in Sirte

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Libyan forces said they captured a residential neighbourhood in central Sirte from Islamic State on Monday, leaving just one district of the...

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