UN rights chief deplores abuse reports in Ethiopia's Tigray

The U.N. rights chief said on Monday she was "deeply disturbed" by reports of continued violations including executions in Ethiopia's Tigray region, and added that a long-awaited...

Ghana plants 5 million trees in single day to combat deforestation

Ghana aimed to plant at least 5 million trees in a single day on Friday to help regrow the country's lost forests and curb the impacts of climate change, the president said.

‘This IS INSANE’: Africa desperately short of COVID vaccine

In the global race to vaccinate people against COVID-19, Africa is tragically at the back of the pack.

Suspected ADF militants kill 22 with knives, machetes in eastern Congo

Suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militants killed at least 22 civilians with knives and machetes in an overnight raid on villages near the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of...

Mali's president and prime minister resign following military takeover

Mali's interim president and prime minister resigned on Wednesday, two days after they were arrested by the military, an aide to the vice president said.

Military detain Mali's president, prime minister and defence minister

Military officers in Mali detained the president, prime minister and defence minister of the interim government on Monday, deepening political chaos just months after a military coup ousted the...

June 21, 2021
June 21, 2021

UN rights chief deplores abuse reports in Ethiopia's Tigray

The U.N. rights chief said on Monday she was "deeply disturbed" by reports of continued violations including executions in Ethiopia's Tigray region, and added that a long-awaited...

June 12, 2021
June 12, 2021

Ghana plants 5 million trees in single day to combat deforestation

Ghana aimed to plant at least 5 million trees in a single day on Friday to help regrow the country's lost forests and curb the impacts of climate change, the president said.

June 9, 2021
June 9, 2021

‘This IS INSANE’: Africa desperately short of COVID vaccine

In the global race to vaccinate people against COVID-19, Africa is tragically at the back of the pack.

June 5, 2021
June 5, 2021

Nigeria suspended Twitter days after president's post removed

Nigeria said on Friday it had indefinitely suspended Twitter's activities, two days after the social media giant removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish...

June 2, 2021
June 2, 2021

African Union suspends Mali after military coup and threatens sanctions

The African Union has suspended Mali's membership in response to last week's military coup and threatened sanctions if a civilian-led government is not restored, it said in a statement on...

May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021

Mali president and prime minister freed by military after resigning

Mali's ousted interim president and prime minister have been freed after they were detained by the military and later resigned, an aide to the vice president said on Thursday.

May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021

Suspected ADF militants kill 22 with knives, machetes in eastern Congo

Suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militants killed at least 22 civilians with knives and machetes in an overnight raid on villages near the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of...

May 26, 2021
May 26, 2021

Mali's president and prime minister resign following military takeover

Mali's interim president and prime minister resigned on Wednesday, two days after they were arrested by the military, an aide to the vice president said.

May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021

Military detain Mali's president, prime minister and defence minister

Military officers in Mali detained the president, prime minister and defence minister of the interim government on Monday, deepening political chaos just months after a military coup ousted the...

May 23, 2021
May 23, 2021

Court allows Suez Canal to keep holding container ship that blocked traffic

An Egyptian court today rejected a complaint by the Japanese owner of a container ship that blocked traffic in the Suez Canal for six days in March against the vessel's continued detention by...