News24.com : Africa (143)

News24.com | Morgue workers in Tanzania jailed for stealing drugs from corpse's stomach

Tanzanian police have said that they had arrested two morgue employees in Dar es Salaam after they admitted to cutting open a dead man's corpse and stealing the drugs hidden in his stomach.

News24.com | Pro-Haftar air force says took part in Egyptian raids

The air force loyal to Libya's strongman Khalifa Haftar has said it took part in Egyptian air strikes on jihadist positions in the country after a deadly attack on Egypt's Copts.

News24.com | Egypt FM says those behind Copt attack trained in Libya

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry t,old his US counterpart Rex Tillerson that jihadists who attacked a Christian convoy had trained in Libyan militant camps, says a statement

News24.com | Spain saves 73 migrants in 3 boats crossing from Africa

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 73 migrants from three small boats attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to European shores

News24.com | G7 urged to douse Libyan inferno

G7 nations including France and Britain came under pressure Saturday from Libya's neighbours to help put out the fires of a conflict that is already causing trouble further afield.

News24.com | Scandinavian leaders condemn Egypt Copts attack

Scandinavian leaders have joined the chorus of world leaders condemning the attack on Coptic Christians traveling to a remote desert monastery south of Cairo that killed 29

News24.com | Burundi 'peace run' attracts 8 000, say organisers

More than 8 000 people took part in a "Burundi Peace Run" through the capital Bujumbura, organisers have said, in a bid to show the country has overcome more than two years of political crisis.

News24.com | ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt bus attack

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on Coptic Christians traveling to a remote desert monastery south of Cairo that killed 29.

News24.com | S Korean-skippered vessel outruns Somali 'pirates'

A fishing vessel, initially believed to have been hijacked off the Somalian coast was confirmed to be operating as normal, the South Korean foreign ministry has said.

News24.com | Ramadan in Libya: little cash and too much violence

The holy Muslim month of Ramadan began Saturday with a bitter taste for residents of Libya's capital, as a cash shortage bites, prices rise and deadly clashes returned to Tripoli.

News24.com | Christmas comes in May for DRC's Kimbanguists

A cow carried on a stretcher as an offering plus a choir chanting effervescent songs of praise while a brass band plays.

News24.com | UN Security Council condemns Egypt bus attack

The United Nations Security Council is condemning "in the strongest terms" the attack in Egypt on a bus carrying Coptic Christians that left at least 28 people dead and dozens injured.

News24.com | Zim ranked 13th among world's most fragile states, report shows

Zimbabwe has been ranked among the most fragile states in the world - just a few weeks after President Robert Mugabe, 93, insisted that his country was the "most highly developed country in Africa after South Africa," a report shows.

News24.com | Libyan group seizes jail holding ex-Gaddafi officials: judicial source

An armed Libyan group on Friday seized Al-Hadhba jail in south Tripoli where former officials of the regime of late strongman Moammar Gaddafi are being held, a judicial source says.

News24.com | '52 dead' in militia clashes in Libya capital

Forces loyal to Libya's unity government has said that 52 of its fighters were killed as they repelled rival militias in fierce clashes in the capital Tripoli.

News24.com | Tears and anger as Egyptian Copts bury attack victims

Mourners sang, women sobbed and men cried out in anger in a packed Egyptian church at the funeral of some of the 28 Coptic Christians killed in Friday's bus attack.

News24.com | S Korea fishing vessel 'hijacked' off Somalia

A South Korean fishing vessel was apparently hijacked in waters off Somalia on Saturday, a defence ministry official has said.

News24.com | Rwanda to vet campaign messages of presidential hopefuls

Rwanda's electoral commission has announced it must approve any social media messages of candidates in the August presidential election, a decision that many in the opposition see as an attack on free speech.

News24.com | Death toll in Egypt attack on Christians rises to 29

Egyptian authorities say the death toll in the ambush attack on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo has risen to 29

News24.com | Pope lashes 'barbaric' attack on Copts

Pope Francis denounced a bloody attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt as "barbaric" and urged the country to join in reconciliation, the Vatican has said.

News24.com | Hunter-gatherers win battle against Kenya government

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights Friday ruled the Kenyan government has violated the rights and freedoms of the Ogiek hunter-gatherer people by driving them out of their ancestral lands.

News24.com | Rights groups condemn Ugandan inaction over killings

Rights groups have accused the Ugandan government of inaction over the deadly assault by security forces on a tribal king's palace six months ago, renewing their call for an independent probe.

News24.com | Trump on Egypt attack: 'Bloodletting of Christians must end'

President Donald Trump has decried an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt that left at least 28 dead, calling on allies to band together to defeat terrorism.

News24.com | At least 28 dead as militias clash in Libya capital

At least 28 people were killed and nearly 130 wounded in fierce clashes on Friday between forces loyal to the UN-backed unity government and rival militiamen, the health ministry has said.

News24.com | Fifty years of Lagos. But what about the next 50?

The Nigerian megacity of Lagos, with its 20 million inhabitants, is the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa and is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

News24.com | Mugabe's daughter Bona 'gets SECOND board appointment in a week' – report

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's only daughter Bona has just been named to the board of a new bank in her second high-profile appointment in a week, a report says.

News24.com | Egypt forces hit jihadists after attack on Copts: Sisi

Egyptian forces hit a jihadist training camp in retaliation for an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians that killed at least 28 people, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said.

News24.com | Tunisia freezes businessmen's assets over 'corruption'

Tunisian authorities have froze the assets of eight businessmen suspected of corruption, including some already under house arrest.

News24.com | Israel sends Egypt condolences over bus attack

Israel has strongly condemned the attack by masked gunmen on a bus carrying Christians in neighbouring Egypt that killed 28 people.

News24.com | In moral 'crusade', Burundi forces unwed couples to marry

Unmarried couples have until the end of the year to legalise their relationships, the Burundi government says, as part of an effort to reform morals in the country.

News24.com | South Sudan freed UN journalist held 2 years without charge

South Sudan has released a United Nations journalist held for two and a half years without trial, the UN has announced.

News24.com | Hezbollah condemns attack on Egyptian Copts

Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group has condemns attack that targeted a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt, killing at least 28

News24.com | Thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe: Libya navy

At least 20 boats carrying thousands of migrants on their way to Italy were spotted off the coast of the western city of Sabratha, the Libyan navy has said.

News24.com | Hamas condemns fatal attack on Copts in Egypt

The militant Islamic group Hamas that rules Gaza is condemning the attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt.

News24.com | Switzerland returns millions linked to ex-leader to Tunisia

Switzerland is transferring $3.9m to Tunisia that had been frozen in connection with a close relative of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

News24.com | At least 5 dead as militias clash in Libya capital

At least five people were killed in fierce clashes between rival armed groups in the Libyan capital Tripoli, seat of a UN-backed unity government, a hospital official has said.

News24.com | Attempt to broker South Sudan political agreement fails

South Sudan's government and opposition groups have failed to reach a political agreement mediated by Uganda's president in the latest setback to efforts to end the country's civil war.

News24.com | Tunisia opens trial over 2015 beach massacre

A Tunisian court has held its first public hearing in the trial of 33 people in connection with a 2015 jihadist beach massacre that killed dozens of foreign tourists.

News24.com | Death toll on new attack on Egypt Christians reaches 28

Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital, killing at least 28 people including children, officials have said.

News24.com | Ethiopia charges 2 with terrorism over deadly stampede

Ethiopia has charged two people with terrorism, saying they caused a stampede last year that killed dozens of people and led the government to declare a state of emergency.

News24.com | Germany condemns attack on Copts in Egypt

The German government is condemning the attack against a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt in which 24 people were killed and 25 wounded

News24.com | Ethiopian journalist jailed for talking to dissident

Ethiopian journalist Getachew Shiferaw has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for speaking to a dissident, capping a case that rights groups have called an assault on press freedom.

News24.com | BREAKING: Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack, at least 23 dead

Egyptian state TV says at lest 23 have been killed and 25 wounded in an attack by gunmen on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of Cairo.

News24.com | Mugabe 'not given chance to speak in Mexico', leaves 'in a huff'

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe reportedly left Cancún, Mexico "in a huff" after he was not given a "speaking slot" at the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

News24.com | Rights groups urge Uganda to back probe into deadly clashes

Dozens of human rights watchdogs and lawyers have urged Uganda's government to allow an independent investigation into killings by security forces during violent clashes with a tribal kingdom last year that left over 100 dead.

News24.com | Africa 'is not poor, we are stealing its wealth'

Africa is poor, but we can try to help its people. It's a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that it takes on the weight of truth, writes Nick Dearden.

News24.com | Libya: Breeding and training ground for jihadists

Feeding on the chaos that has gripped Libya since the overthrow and killing of longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, jihadists have used the country to recruit and export militants.

News24.com | Populism on the rise as SA, Namibia gear up to elect new presidents

South Africa's ANC and Namibia's Swapo, governing parties, enter crucial leadership elections this year, with presidents Jacob Zuma and Hage Geingob both facing challenges, writes Henning Melber.

News24.com | Forces loyal to LNA seize control of Libyan air base

A spokesperson for the Libyan National Army says forces loyal to the LNA have seized control of an air base in the country's south that had been under control of western militiamen

News24.com | Last Japanese peacekeepers pull out of South Sudan

The last Japanese peacekeepers with a United Nations mission have left South Sudan.