Africa

Millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo have just celebrated Christmas

For followers of central Africa's Kimbanguist church, yesterday (25 May) was Christmas Day.<p>Christmas may be months away, but for millions of …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Search for children abducted from school in Nigeria

<b>Nigerian police are searching for six children abducted from their school on the outskirts of the main city, Lagos.</b><p>The abductors freed four other children after "profiling" their parents, police said, apparently referring to the fact that they were not regarded as wealthy.<p>The men came through a …

Nigeria

Health Ministry: 28 killed in Libya militia fighting

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The spokesman for the Libyan health ministry says a total of 28 people have been killed and over 130 wounded in intense fighting between militias in the capital, Tripoli.<p>Anwar Nasr told The Associated Press that most of the injuries were sustained from the gun battles among …

North Africa

Betrayal of the Promise: The Anatomy of State Capture

When President Jacob Zuma executed his most overt act of betrayal of the people and party who put him in power by firing Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi …

Jacob Zuma

The majority of American combat fatalities since 2015 have been US special ops

As the United States wages a protracted war in Afghanistan and a 16-year-long Global War on Terror that has received renewed commitments from President Donald Trump, the Los Angeles Times has highlighted a stunning reality in a new profile published May 25: More than half of the American combat …

War

'Why is she here?': the Nigerian herder’s daughter who became UN deputy chief

Mother of six Amina Mohammed rose from a humble upbringing in the Lake Chad region to become a government minister and second in command at the UN<p>In a Twitter aside during his election campaign, Donald Trump dismissed the UN as “just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time”. …

South Sudan refugees scrounge for scraps as rations slashed in Uganda camps

PAGIRINYA, Uganda (Reuters) - Hunger is forcing desperate refugees from South Sudan to steal food from poverty-stricken locals in northern Uganda, residents say, after a funding crisis compelled the United Nations slash rations in refugee camps by half this month.<p>More than 875,000 refugees have …

South Sudan

South Sudan freed UN journalist held 2 years without charge

The United Nations says South Sudan has released a U.N. journalist held for two and a half years without trial.<p>George Livio was arrested in August …

South Sudan

Opinion: Why Lagos must face up to its water crisis

<b>Lagos (CNN) —</b> Lagos is a city surrounded by water, yet there is none to drink.<p>Access to formal clean water is abysmally low, with the majority of Lagos residents relying on the informal sector comprised of wells, boreholes, rivers and rain water.<p>In 2016 daily demand in the state stood at 724 …

Water

UN marks International Day Peacekeepers Day

2017-05-25 Vatican Radio<p>UN on Wednesday held ceremonies to pay tribute to the more than 3,500 peacekeepers who have died on duty since 1948 and …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Divisions between Trump and G7 killing hopes for migration crisis plan

The Italian hosts of the Group of Seven summit did not choose Taormina, Sicily, as the G7 site just because nature and history had made it a pocket-sized heaven on Earth. They chose it also because it has a front-row seat to one of the greatest humanitarian tragedies of the decade – the …

South Sudan

Why I Quit My Best Life

This is a really long-winded way of telling the world why I gave up my best life in exchange for one that is not only better, but gives everyone a …

Women of Color

Announcing the Fourth Annual TMC African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular

It’s Memorial Day weekend and at TMC, that can only mean one thing: It’s time to announce our selections for the Fourth Annual African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular! As usual, we’ll be featuring book reviews, guest posts and author Q&As on some of the best books published on African politics …

Boko Haram

Ethiopia gives journalist 18-month jail term for subversion

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - An Ethiopian journalist was sentenced on Friday to 18 months in prison on charges of subversion, his lawyer said, but is expected to be freed within a week as he has been in jail since his arrest in late 2015.<p>Critics say Ethiopia, an important Horn of Africa ally of the West …

Addis Ababa

The road to Robocop: Policing in the 21st century

Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) promise to revolutionize almost every field of human endeavor, and law enforcement is certainly no …

Robots

NEC showdown: More than half are now against JZ

ANALYSIS<p>President Jacob Zuma’s political career will again come under the spotlight when the ANC national executive committee (NEC) meets on Friday …

Jacob Zuma

In the 1980s, Italy paid a Nigerian town $100 a month to store toxic waste—and it’s happening again

Toxic colonialism at its worst<p>In the mid 1980s, Italy could only process 20 percent of the toxic waste it generated. The rest it quietly sent abroad. …

History

Uganda, Tanzania agree on world's longest heated pipeline

Uganda and Tanzania sign an agreement for a proposed $3.5B crude export pipeline project, which is expected to start pumping Ugandan oil to …

Uganda

Tottenham target Zaha signs long-term Palace deal

Despite interest from the White Hart Lane outfit, the Ivory Coast international committed his future to the Eagles, signing a long-term extension.<p>Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha signed a five-year contract extension with the Premier League club.<p>Zaha, 24, was linked to Tottenham before committing …

Soccer

Ramaphosa 'taking bribes from Kiir', South Sudan rebels claim

Luthando Vikilahle, News24<p>Cape Town – Rebels in South Sudan have claimed that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is "taking bribes" from President …

South Sudan

African leaders urged to improve good governance | Africa | DW | 26.05.2017

As African countries commemorate more than 50 years since their liberation from colonialism, the Africans Rising Movement in Germany is calling on …

Burkina Faso

Under pressure in Syria, ISIS looks to Libya to plot terror attacks

Even as the so-called Islamic State has lost territory and men in Libya, it has maintained an underground network of cells in some of the most populous parts of the country. That network, according to security forces in the capital Tripoli, supported the Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi and …

North Africa

Did Manchester bomber SWITCH SIDES? Claims Salman Abedi once fought against ISIS in hardline Libyan militia

The Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was injured fighting AGAINST Islamic State in Libya, it has been claimed.<p>The 22-year-old boasted to friends that …

North Africa

Manchester bombing’s Libya roots: another mess Obama left for Trump

After the Manchester bombing, can President Trump keep saying America has “no role” to play in Libya?<p>Libya keeps popping up in the investigation into …

North Africa

Maimane to brief media after deportation from Zambia :Friday 26 May 2017

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane, will hold a press conference in Pretoria on Friday following his deportation from Zambia.<p>Maimane …

News (South Africa)

Exclusive: Somali police get first drones to combat Islamist bombings | Reuters

By Abdirahman Hussein and Katharine Houreld<br>| MOGADISHU/NAIROBI<p>MOGADISHU/NAIROBI A former U.S. intelligence specialist has donated surveillance drones …

Al-Shabaab

Frequent flier Mugabe racks up the air miles - and dollars

HARARE (Reuters) - Despite his advancing years and increasing frailty, 93-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe shows few signs of losing his love for foreign travel, a predilection that is costing his cash-strapped country dear.<p>Graphic: http://tmsnrt.rs/2r4sTjN<p>Having racked up 200,000 air …

Robert Mugabe

Fight Terrorism Or Control Resources: What's the Real Reason for U.S.'s Increased Presence In Africa?

Advertisement<p>Although the Trump administration has not expressed much of an interest in Africa, the U.S. has an increased presence in the continent. …

War

Africa is Not Poor, its Wealth is Being Stolen

We must change the way we talk and think about Africa. It's not about making people feel guilty, but correctly diagnosing a problem in order to …

Nigeria stocks higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 2.17%

Investing.com – Nigeria stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Banking, Oil & Gas and Insurance sectors led shares higher.<p>At …

Nigeria