Asantehemaa's Death: Ban on funerals, drumming and noisemaking in Ashanti region

The 39th Asantehemaa of the Ashanti Kingdom passed way "peacefully at her palace on Monday 14th November 2016." There will be no funeral, drumming...

Trump: U.S. president-elect looms large over future of climate action

U.S. president-elect, Donald Trump has weighed in heavily on the future of climate actions at the UN conference. From across the Atlantic, Donald...

Simone Gbagbo: Ivory Coast's ex-first lady clashes with judge at trial

Simone Gbagbo is the wife of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, who was forced from power in 2011. Ivory Coast's former first...

In Gambia: Jammeh seeking a fifth term in office

On September 26, 1996, Jammeh wins a presidential election but observers express doubts about the transparency of the vote Key dates in the...

Yahya Jammeh: Devout and erratic leader of The Gambia

Jammeh controls several businesses in the country and has in the past seized them without warning. Gambian President Yahya Jammeh seized power in...

In South Africa: Opposition in court to block ICC exit

The government notified the United Nations that it would leave the ICC, dealing a major blow to the troubled institution. South Africa's main...

In Kenya: Over 100 psychiatric patients escape as doctors strike

Some 5,000 Kenyan medical experts went on strike on Monday after negotiations with government over a pay rise collapsed. More than 100 patients...

Int'l Recognition: Cameroon, Ivory Coast reporters win Africa fact-check awards

The awards were handed out by Africa Check, which was set up in South Africa in 2012. Journalists from Cameroon and Ivory Coast...

In Uganda: Engineers invent 'smart jacket' to diagnose pneumonia

The idea came to Olivia Koburongo, 26, after her grandmother fell ill, and was moved from hospital to hospital before being properly diagnosed...

Nnamdi Azikwe Airport: US Embassy issues security warning to citizens travelling within Nigeria

The embassy advised citizens to consider their personal safety during trips as the FG plans to close down the Nnamdi Azikwe airport for...

Etienne Tshisekedi: DR Congo opposition leader dies in Brussels

Tshisekedi, who had only flown from Kinshasa to the capital of former colonial power Belgium on January 24, for medical treatment, died at...

Al-Jazeera Reporters: TV station says two abducted staff freed in DR Congo

The two men were kidnapped last in the south of the restive Nord-Kivu province and were freed on Monda. Two Congolese working for...

In Tunisia: Ex-president gets new jail term for corruption

He was found guilty on Tuesday by a court in Tunis in a case involving "administrative and financial corruption". Tunisian ex-president Zine el...

In Africa: Climate change adds to pressures on endangered penguins

The report in the journal Current Biology describes a dire predicament for African penguins. Climate change and overfishing have left already endangered young...

Boris Johnson: British Foreign Minister makes first trip to Africa

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who notoriously sparked fury over comments about Africans made when he worked as a journalist, will visit the...

In Uganda: US to give $25m in aid to government for refugees

The United States will give over $25 million in humanitarian aid to Uganda, to help the nation cope with a huge influx of...

Benjamin Mkapa: Mediator seeks heads of state summit on Burundi crisis

The mediator in Burundi's nearly two-year political crisis on Sunday asked regional leaders to call an urgent summit as deep discord and a...

In South Sudan: Oil workers seized by rebels freed

The foreign engineers had been seized separately from near their workplaces earlier this month in oil-rich Upper Nile state. Three foreign petroleum engineers...

In Zambia: Opposition leader says was attacked during arrest

The leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND), who appeared before a magistrates court, faces multiple charges over the alleged motorcade...

Cameron Makes a Perfect Diving Catch

The University will kick off its fall semester lecture series this Wednesday, with the Yes Men. Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum, a.k.a. the Yes Men,...

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