For two days in November 2020, Uganda witnessed some of the most violent riots in a decade. The riots were triggered by the arrest of opposition ... presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, who is challenging the incumbent Yoweri Museveni in the February 14, 2021, election.
Aurélien Agbénonci, Benin's foreign affairs minister, complained to his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama, that goods are still being ... blocked at the border of the two countries, despite Abuja announcing its reopening almost a month ago.
Slapped with sentences ranging from two and a half to five years in prison in the 100 days programme trial, Modeste Makabuza and Benjamin Wenga ... were released on 8 January, with no formal reason given.
Elon Musk, the one-of-a-kind South African boss of Tesla and SpaceX, briefly saw his fortune exceed that of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Here is ... the life story of the genius who seeks to explore space.
Polls open today across Uganda after a violent election campaign. In his effort to end the 34-year rule of President Yoweri Museveni, opposition ... candidate Bobi Wine has suffered a series of brutal attacks on both himself and his campaign staff. He is now unreachable, according to his lawyer, and an internet blackout is now in force.
South Africa’s largest general insurer Santam, which has finally acknowledged that it is liable for business interruption claims filed by policyholders ... as a result of COVID-19, says it will offer hospitality and leisure customers a “full and final” settlement to cover three months of losses.
The latest round of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) talks wrapped up on the evening of 10 January after reaching another stalemate. But ... one thing that did become apparent was the changing dynamics between Sudan and Ethiopia.
Despite their strong misgivings, the UAE signed the AlUla Agreement, which paves the way for the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with ... Qatar. However, nothing is settled between Abu Dhabi and Doha, whose rivalry is particularly strong when it comes to Africa.
After Tanzania's President John Magufuli swept to victory in the 31 October national elections, Tanzanian oppositionist Tundu Lissu – who already ... survived an assassination attempt – went into exile, fearing for his safety.
On 17 January 1961, just sixty years ago, the first legally elected prime minister of the DRC was assassinated after being overthrown with help ... from Washington. A sinister episode that Larry Devlin, the 'Mr. Congo' of the CIA from 1960 to 1967, would reveal half a century later in his fascinating book, 'Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone.'
The Arkestra, a musical ensemble formerly led by the late African American jazz musician Sun Ra, is releasing a new album called 'Swirling'. ... Journalist Joseph Ghosn looks back on Sun Ra’s work and radical political thinking.
For years, Eastern DRC has been embroiled in one of the most murderous and complex conflicts in Africa. National forces, local fighters and foreign-backed ... militias have piled in, battling for political control, resources, borders and ethnic identity.