Africa News

Botswana opposition files election challenges alleging fraudAn opposition coalition in Botswana has begun filing court challenges to the recent election alleging fraud and arguing that its candidate should be president
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
Rwanda opposition leader says she was barred from travelingA prominent Rwandan opposition leader says authorities barred her from leaving the East African nation this week to receive a human rights award in Spain
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Report: Burundi's youth militia runs pre-vote extortion ringA new Human Rights Watch report asserts that Burundi’s ruling party is using its feared youth militia to extort money from citizens for next year’s elections
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Governor of Nairobi arrested while fleeing graft chargesKenya's anti-corruption commission says the governor of Nairobi has been arrested while trying to flee prosecution for alleged money laundering and other crimes
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday Nov 22, 2019 file photo,  Janie Van Heerden feeds Jazz, a nine-day-old giraffe at the Rhino orphanage in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Jazz, who was brought in after being abandoned by her mother at birth, died of brain hemorrhaging and hyphema it was announced Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Abandoned baby giraffe befriended by dog in Africa diesA South African animal orphanage says a baby giraffe that was befriended by a dog after it was abandoned in the wild has died
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Toll rises to 63 in migrant boat capsizing off MauritaniaThe death toll from a migrant boat capsizing off Mauritania has risen to 63 after the coast guard found five more bodies
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, Steven Lacchin, 39, left, meets for the first time with Gerald Erebon, 30, right, who DNA tests indicate is his half-brother, in Nairobi, Kenya. An Associated Press story on the front page of a newspaper in Nairobi brought together the two Kenyan men - one who knew that his father was an Italian missionary priest, and the other who wanted proof that he was the son of the same priest. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Italian priest, and 2 Kenyan men who say he’s their fatherAn Associated Press article on the front page of a newspaper in Nairobi brought together two Kenyan men -- one who knew that his father was an Italian missionary priest, and another who wanted proof that he was the son of the same priest
The Associated Press8 hours ago
People watch as rescue workers attend the scene of a building that collapsed in Tasia Embakasi, an east neighbourhood of Nairobi, Kenya on Friday Dec. 6, 2019. A six-story building collapsed in Kenya's capital on Friday, officials said, with people feared to be trapped in the debris. Police say people have been rescued by residents using their bare hands. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
6-story building collapses in Nairobi; at least 4 killedOfficials say at least four people are dead and others are trapped after a six-story residential building collapsed in Kenya's capital, Nairobi
The Associated Press8 hours ago
6-story building collapses in Kenya’s capital, with people feared trapped in the rubble6-story building collapses in Kenya’s capital, with people feared trapped in the rubble
The Associated Press8 hours ago
UN says Zimbabwe’s cash shortage hurts aid delivery effortsUN says Zimbabwe’s cash shortage hurts aid delivery efforts as millions face severe hunger
The Associated Press1 day ago
Authorities say at least 28 killed in landslides in BurundiAuthorities say at least 28 killed in landslides in Burundi, with many others missing
The Associated Press1 day ago
Authorities say at least 28 people killed in landslides in Burundi, with many others missingAuthorities say at least 28 people killed in landslides in Burundi, with many others missing
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pirates attack ship off Nigeria, take 19 of crew hostagePirates attack Greek-owned oil tanker off Nigeria, take 19 hostage in world’s riskiest waters
The Associated Press1 day ago
Map shows location of Mauritanian city where survivors of a capsized boat are being treated.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
As 58 migrants drown off Africa, a call to stop smugglersAs 58 migrants drown off Africa in one of year’s worst disasters, a call to stop smugglers
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN says 58 migrants dead as boat capsizes off MauritaniaUN says 58 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Mauritania while 83 swim to shore
The Associated Press1 day ago
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