Britain and Rwanda strike a new treaty in efforts to revive asylum plan blocked by UK courts

The interior ministers of Britain and Rwanda have signed a treaty that aims to revive a plan to send asylum-seekers to the East African country that has been blocked by U.K. courts.

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai urges world to confront Taliban’s ‘gender apartheid’ against women

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai says the world needs to recognize and confront the Taliban’s “gender apartheid” against women and girls in Afghanistan.

Former president of Mauritania gets 5-year prison sentence for corruption

Attorneys for Mauritania’s former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz say he has been sentenced to five years in prison for money laundering and self-enrichment.

Hamas officials join Nelson Mandela’s family at ceremony marking 10th anniversary of his death

Hamas officials have joined members of Nelson Mandela’s family in laying wreaths at a statue of the statesman and Nobel Peace Prize winner in South Africa to mark the 10th anniversary of his death.

U.S. imposes sanctions on three Sudanese figures with ties to former leader Omar al-Bashir

The United States has imposed sanctions on three Sudanese individuals accused of undermining “peace, security and stability” in the conflict-stricken African nation.

Niger’s junta revokes key security agreements with EU and turns to Russia for defense partnership

Niger’s junta has scrapped two key military agreements that the West African nation signed with the European Union to help fight violence in Africa’s Sahel region.

Authorities say heavy rains and landslides in Tanzania kill at least 47 and hurt or strand many more

Authorities say at least 47 people are dead and 85 others injured following heavy flooding and landslides in northern Tanzania.

Rescuer raises hope of survivors at a Zambian mine where more than 30 have been buried for days

A member of a rescue team has raised hope that there may be survivors at a Zambian mine where more than 30 informal miners have been trapped under debris for days after heavy rain caused landslides.

South Africa intercepts buses carrying more than 400 unaccompanied children from Zimbabwe

Border officials in South Africa say they have intercepted dozens of buses carrying more than 400 young children from Zimbabwe without parents or legal guardians in an anti-trafficking operation.

2023 was marked by coups and a Moroccan earthquake on the African continent

DAKAR, Senegal (鶹ýapp) — Reports of gunfire in the capital, followed by a television announcement that the president has been deposed by mutinous soldiers.

Guinea-Bissau’s leader calls a shootout an attempted coup, heightening tensions in West Africa

Guinea-Bissau’s President Umaro Sissoco Embalo says a shooting incident in the nation’s capital was an attempted coup against his government.

In some neighborhoods in drought-prone Kenya, clean water is scarce. Filters are one solution

There is no piped water or sewage system in Athi River, near Kenya’s capital Nairobi, and drought is making clean water supplies more scarce and expensive for locals.

Burkina Faso rights defender abducted as concerns grow over alleged clampdown on dissent

Rights groups in Burkina Faso say a prominent human rights defender has been abducted by unknown individuals in what they say could be the latest attempt by the military government to target dissidents.

Zambia landslides bury miners digging tunnels illegally, killing 7 and leaving more than 20 missing

Police and local authorities in Zambia say seven miners have been confirmed dead and more than 20 others are missing, presumed dead, after heavy rains caused landslides that buried them inside tunnels they had been digging illegally at a copper mine.

UN ends political mission in Sudan, where world hasn’t been able to stop bloodshed

The United Nations Security Council has voted to end its political mission of a few hundred people dedicated to ending the civil war in Sudan.

Kenyan cult leader sentenced to 18 months for film violations but still not charged over mass graves

The leader of a doomsday cult in Kenya has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for the illegal distribution of films and operating a film studio without licenses.

More than 30 people are trapped under rubble after collapse at a mine in Zambia, minister says

A government minister says more than 30 people are trapped under rubble at an open-pit mine in Zambia after part of a waste pile was thought to have collapsed on them.

Gunfire erupts in Guinea-Bissau’s capital during reported clashes between security forces

Gunfire in Guinea-Bissau’s capital erupted late Thursday night and continued through Friday morning in what local media reported as clashes between security forces.

Madagascar’s top court ratifies president’s reelection in vote boycotted by opposition

Madagascar’s top court has ratified the victory of incumbent President Andry Rajoelina in last month’s election.

Biden hosts the Angolan president in an effort to showcase strengthened ties as Africa visit slips

President Joe Biden is hosting Angolan President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço in the Oval Office as he seeks to reaffirm his commitment to Africa.

Golden mole not seen for 80 years and presumed extinct is found again in South Africa

Researchers in South Africa say they have rediscovered a mole species that has an iridescent golden coat and the ability to “swim” through sand dunes after it hadn’t been seen for more than 80 years and was thought to be extinct.

Somali maritime police intensify patrols as fears grow of resurgence of piracy in the Gulf of Aden

Somalia’s maritime police force has intensified patrols in the Gulf of Aden following a failed pirate hijacking of a ship earlier this week.

South African company to start making vaginal rings that protect against HIV

A South African company will make vaginal rings that protect against HIV, which AIDS experts say should eventually make them cheaper and more readily available.

Nigeria’s leader presents a $34 billion spending plan that prioritizes the economy and security

Nigeria’s leader has presented a $34.8 billion spending plan for 2024 to federal lawmakers with a focus on stabilizing Africa’s largest but ailing economy and tackling a deadly security crisis.

South Africa march demands a permanent Gaza cease-fire on day of solidarity with Palestinians

Members of South African political parties, civil society organisations and other supporters have marched through the streets of Johannesburg demanding a permanent cease-fire in Gaza as they marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

Mali’s government will probe Tuareg rebel leaders as crucial 2015 peace deal appears to crumble

Mali’s military government has announced an investigation into the Tuareg rebel leaders who signed a peace agreement in 2015 and now accuse the government of failing to comply with it.

Italian migration odyssey ‘Io Capitano’ hopes to connect with viewers regardless of politics

Matteo Garrone’s migration odyssey “Io Capitano” played at the Marrakech International Film Festival this weekend, returning to the country where pivotal scenes were shot.

Burkina Faso’s state media says hundreds of rebels have been killed trying to seize vulnerable town

Burkina Faso’s state broadcaster reports that hundreds of rebels were killed as they tried to seize a town in the northern part of the country on Sunday.

13 Sierra Leone military officers are under arrest for trying to stage a coup, a minister says

The attacks on Sierra Leone’s main military barracks and prisons are a failed coup attempt and have resulted in the arrest of 13 military officers, the government’s spokesman said Tuesday.

Elevator plummets at a platinum mine in South Africa, killing 11 workers and injuring 75

A mine operator says an elevator suddenly dropped about 650 feet while carrying workers to the surface in South Africa, killing 11 and injuring 75.

Niger’s junta revokes a key law that had slowed migration for Africans desperate to reach Europe

Niger’s junta says it has signed a decree revoking a 2015 law that was enacted to curb the smuggling of international migrants traveling through a key migration route in Niger en route to Europe.

Kenya raises alarm as flooding death toll rises to 76, with thousands marooned by worsening rains

Kenya’s government is urging people living in flood-prone areas to relocate to higher ground as heavy rains and flash floods continued to wreak havoc across East Africa.

Madagascar’s main opposition candidate files a lawsuit claiming fraud in the presidential election

The main opposition candidate in Madagascar says he has filed lawsuits with the country’s highest court seeking to have the results of this month’s national election canceled and incumbent President Andry Rajoelina’s victory declared invalid.

ICC prosecutors halt 13-year Kenya investigation that failed to produce any convictions

The International Criminal Court prosecutor’s office is halting its long-running investigation into deadly violence that followed Kenya’s 2007 presidential election.

An abducted German priest is freed in Mali, a year after being seized in the country’s capital

A German priest who was abducted by al-Qaida-linked rebels in Mali’s capital in November 2022 has been released by his captors.