Five dead hostages found after eastern DR Congo massacre

Five hostages taken by an armed group that killed 10 people in eastern DR Congo this week have been found dead, a local official said Wednesday. Five bodies “were discovered in the neighbourhood of the Virunga National Park,” John Kambale…

Dozens of migrants missing off Canary Isles as others flown home

Rescuers were searching on Wednesday for two boats carrying dozens of migrants missing at sea between Western Sahara and the Canary Islands as Spain continued to repatriate those who survived the perilous voyage from Africa’s western coastline. A spokeswoman for…

Libya’s UN-backed government halts participation in Geneva talks

Libya’s unity government has announced it is halting its participation in UN talks aimed at brokering a lasting ceasefire in the war-torn country where a fragile truce has been repeatedly violated. The pull-out came after a barrage of rocket fire…

Al-Shabaab militants attack two Somali military bases

Al-Shabaab Islamists on Wednesday carried out attacks on two Somali military bases, using a suicide vehicle bombing and dozens of heavily armed militants, a military official said. African Union troops stepped in to help repel the second, larger attack, after…

Libya’s UN-backed government suspends participation in Geneva talks

Libya’s unity government announced late Tuesday it would halt its participation in UN talks aimed at brokering a lasting ceasefire in the war-torn country where a fragile truce has been repeatedly violated. The pull-out came after a barrage of rocket…

China craving for Senegal peanuts rattles local business

Large peanut orders from Chinese traders have cut Senegal’s traditional selling season short this year, rewarding farmers with fat profits but leaving local buyers with slim pickings. Peanuts are an important export in the West African state of Senegal, with…

Lesotho ruling party gives PM resignation deadline

Lesotho’s ruling party gave its embattled prime minister an ultimatum to resign by Thursday after his wife was charged in connection with the murder of her rival. Thomas Thabane’s current wife Maesaiah Thabane, 42, appeared in court Tuesday over the…

Cameroonian Journalist Martinez Zogo Jailed Since January On Defamation Charges

Police officers are seen in Buea, Cameroon, on October 3, 2018. Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo has been jailed since January. (AFP/Marco Longari) New York, February 18, 2020 — Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release journalist Martinez Zogo, drop all charges…

EAPI Summit Forecasts Uptick In Kenyan Real Estate As Finance Flows Reopen

The real estate market is poised for an uptick in activity, according to East African Property Investment (EAPI) Summit analysts, following the recent moves to reopen financial flows into the sector by uncapping interest rates. The change follows a decline…

Changing The Fertility Narrative On The African Continent

The support group Vessel is Me comes all the way from Uganda and will be appearing at Fertility Show Africa, the continent’s first dedicated fertility show which takes place in Johannesburg next month. This NGO focuses on maternal mental health…