Coronavirus pandemic

Tracking Africa's coronavirus cases

Experts warn fragile healthcare systems in many nations could be overwhelmed in the face of a severe COVID-19 outbreak.

Tracking Africa's coronavirus cases

Somalia

At least six prisoners killed in Mogadishu prison shoot-out

Two guards also believed to be killed after convicted al-Shabab fighters engaged in a shoot-out with prison guards.

At least six prisoners killed in Mogadishu prison shoot-out

Africa

Mali swears in new Constitutional Court judges

Appointment of nine judges is aimed to help resolve impasse between president and opposition coalition seeking his exit.

Mali swears in new Constitutional Court judges

Environment

Mauritius PM: Brace for 'worst-case scenario' after oil spill

Fears of an ecological catastrophe keep mounting despite massive local clean-up operation under way in island nation.

Africa

Indian Ocean faces growing threat of fuel spill

The MV Wakashio ship still has more than half of its 4,000 tonnes of fuel on board after running aground off Mauritius last month.

Africa

Many killed in ethnic violence in eastern DR Congo

At least 19 killed and two others wounded in attacks on three villages in the troubled province of Ituri.

Many killed in ethnic violence in eastern DR Congo

Opinion

The murder of three Russian journalists should not go unsolved

Russian and Central African authorities have put little effort into finding the perpetrators.

Lewis Mudge

by Lewis Mudge

Lewis Mudge

Press Freedom

Algeria jails journalist for three years over protest coverage

Khaled Drareni, editor of Casbah Tribune website and reporter with TV5 Monde, sentenced to three years in prison.

Algeria jails journalist for three years over protest coverage

Niger

French, Nigerien troops hunt for killers of aid workers

French military said it was providing air support for the operation, which is unfolding over a vast wooded area.

French, Nigerien troops hunt for killers of aid workers

The Stream

How are displaced people coping with coronavirus?

Millions of dispossessed people face sickness, economic hardship and marginalisation as COVID-19 pandemic continues.

How are displaced people coping with coronavirus?

Mauritius

In Pictures: Oil spill threatens ecological disaster in Mauritius

Greenpeace said the spill likely to be one of the most terrible ecological crises in Mauritius.

In Pictures: Oil spill threatens ecological disaster in Mauritius

Africa

Mauritania's president appoints a new government

Move comes after former ministers appeared in a controversial report on the financial dealings of ex-leader.

 Mauritania's president appoints a new government

Nigeria

A new master's house: The architect decolonising Nigerian design

Demas Nwoko's structures are a model of culturally relevant and sustainable African design.

A new master's house: The architect decolonising Nigerian design

Niger

Gunmen kill 8 in Niger, including six French aid workers

No claim of responsibility for attack that also killed a Nigerien guide and driver in wildlife park near town of Koure.

Gunmen kill 8 in Niger, including six French aid workers

Environment

Mauritius PM warns damaged ship leaking oil could split

Pravind Jugnauth says response crews bracing for the worst as nation battles an unprecedented environmental emergency.