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AU welcomes Libya ceasefire deal, urges external parties to refrain from interfering – SABC News

African Union Chairperson, Cyril Ramaphosa, has welcomed the signing of a Libya agreement, which ill see a countrywide and permanent…

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Nigerian police mobilize to quell worst unrest in two decades – SABC News

Nigeria’s police chief ordered the immediate mobilisation of all force resources on Saturday to try to control the worst street…

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African Export Import Bank ready to raise up to $5 bln for COVID-19 vaccines for Africa: John Nkengasong – SABC News

The head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), John Nkengasong, says the African Export Import Bank…

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Five children killed in attack on Cameroonian school, say officials – SABC News

Gunmen killed five children and badly wounded about nine others when they opened fire in a school in the city…

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Sudan becomes third Arab state to set aside hostilities with Israel in 2020 – SABC News

Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalise relations in a deal brokered with the help of…

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Mali says troops have regained control of village besieged by militants – SABC News

Malian troops have regained control of a village in the centre of the country where more than 2 000 residents…

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Burned-out buildings and armed gangs in Lagos despite president’s plea – SABC News

Gangs armed with knives and sticks blocked major roads in Lagos on Friday, with many on the streets angered by…

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Armed gangs seen in Lagos as protests continue – SABC News

 Armed gangs stopped cars on a main road leading into Lagos on Friday – a day after Nigerian President Muhammadu…

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Warring Libya rivals sign truce but tough political talks ahead – SABC News

Libya’s warring factions signed a permanent ceasefire agreement on Friday, but any lasting end to years of chaos and bloodshed…

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Warring Libya rivals sign truce but tough political talks ahead

Reports reaching our news desk says acting United Nations envoy Stephanie Williams said the ceasefire would start immediately and all…

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African leaders urged to take precautions to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 infections – SABC News

President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as Chairperson of the African Union (AU), has urged African leaders to take necessary…

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A free and fair election is the solution to South Sudan’s woes – SABC News

By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth   The Republic of South Sudan was born – literally out of the ashes – on…

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Nigeria’s president urges end to protests but remains silent on demonstration shooting – SABC News

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called for an end to street protests in the country, as authorities in the…

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Pro-Sisi party set to lock in control as Egypt heads to polls – SABC News

As Egyptians prepare to vote for a new parliament, a party that champions the president seems assured of a sweeping…

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Interruption to HIV, TB services could lead to devastating COVID-19 deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa – SABC News

COVID-19 could lead to the deaths of half a million HIV-positive people in Sub-Saharan Africa if interruption to HIV and…

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Policeman killed in Guinea violence after election results show Conde leading – SABC News

A policeman was killed in Guinea’s capital Conakry on Wednesday during clashes with opposition supporters who burned barricades in the…

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Unrest flares again in Lagos after civilians fired on in anti-police demonstrations – SABC News

Nigeria’s biggest city Lagos and several states were under curfews on Wednesday as unrest rooted in anti-police protests broke out…

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Concerns pour in over developments in Nigeria – SABC News

Nigerians living in South Africa have added their voice to the calls for an end to police brutality in Nigeria.…

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Spurred by COVID-19, African schools innovate to close learning gap – SABC News

In rural Sierra Leone, teenagers tuned into solar-powered radios for their lessons, while Kenyan students texted a code to receive…

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Sudan says it has transferred compensation for US bombing victims – SABC News

Sudan has transferred the compensation it has agreed to pay US victims of militant attacks and their families, paving the…

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At least two hit as soldiers fire on Nigerians protesting police brutality in Lagos: Witnesses – SABC News

Soldiers opened fire on Nigerians protesting against police brutality in the Lekki district of the commercial capital Lagos on Tuesday,…

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Soldiers open fire on Nigerian protesters in Lagos – Witnesses – SABC News

Soldiers opened fire on Nigerian protesters in the Lekki district of the commercial capital Lagos on Tuesday, shooting at least…

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ICC prosecutor says Bashir and other suspects must face justice over Darfur – SABC News

Ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and other suspects wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes and genocide…

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Suspected Islamists free 900 prisoners from east Congo jail – SABC News

Armed men freed around 900 prisoners from a jail in Beni, east Democratic Republic of Congo, in a coordinated attack…

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East Africa exit point for human trafficking syndicates – SABC News

East Africa, especially Kenya, remains the exit point for smugglers transporting Africans to the Middle-Eastern countries to be exploited in…

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Guinea opposition candidate says he won first round of presidential vote – SABC News

Guinea opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo said on Monday that he had won the first round of the presidential election…

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Nigerian anti-police protesters must enter dialogue, minister says – SABC News

Nigerians protesting against what they condemn as police brutality must end their daily demonstrations and enter into dialogue with the…

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Spike in new cases in Africa up 14% in a week with substantial deaths: CDC & WHO – SABC News

The World Health Organization warns that Africa is experiencing a resurgence in COVID-19 infections as countries relax their restrictions. According…

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Nigerian police pledge ICRC training as thousands protest nationwide – SABC News

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will help train Nigeria’s new tactical force as thousands nationwide continued to…

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Polls open in tense Guinea election – SABC News

Polls opened in Guinea on Sunday with incumbent President Alpha Conde hoping to extend his decade in power. That third…

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Mixed mitigation measures must be in place to avoid second wave of COVID-19 – SABC News

Mixed mitigation measures must be put in place to avoid a second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the…

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Youth in Nigeria keen to keep their demands of transformation in justice system – SABC News

The youth in Nigeria says it will not back down from its demand for transformation in the justice system. Thousands…

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Nigerian army plans nationwide exercise as protests rock country – SABC News

The Nigerian army will begin a two-month national exercise, it said on Saturday, while denying the move was part of…

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Libyan government detains alleged human trafficker – SABC News

Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) has detained Abdalrahman al-Milad, a coast guard commander sanctioned by the United…

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Why are Nigerians protesting against police brutality? – SABC News

Nigerians protesting police brutality have hit the streets across Africa’s most populous nation for more than a week, and the…

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WHO trial to assess other antibody, antiviral drugs after remdesivir doubt – SABC News

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it would assess monoclonal antibodies and other antiviral drugs in its trial…

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New African-made films challenge Hollywood stereotypes – SABC News

Producers of two African-made films premiering on Netflix this month believe their work will show there’s subscriber appetite for movies…

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Guinea military base attacked two days before presidential election – SABC News

Armed men attacked a military base in western Guinea overnight, killing the camp’s commander, the defence minister said on Friday,…

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Kenyan woman rescues 24 children from possible marriage/circumcision – SABC News

Schools in Kenya are only partially reopening now after a seven-month closure. While many children have been home with their…

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Nigeria’s army says it is ready to maintain order as police protests continue – SABC News

Nigeria’s army says it is ready to maintain law and order and deal decisively with any situation created by “trouble…

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US Foreign Policy: Will Joe Biden do things differently? – SABC News

When it comes to US foreign policy under President Donald Trump, Africa, hasn’t featured prominently. Despite his wife Melania and…

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Nigerian protesters demand an end to police brutality – SABC News

Nigerian protesters demanding an end to police brutality returned to the streets on Wednesday, saying they were unconvinced by the…

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Somali insurgents pile up cash, says UN report – SABC News

Somalia’s insurgents are moving millions of dollars through the formal bank system and appear to be investing in businesses and…

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At least 11 die as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia – SABC News

At least 11 migrants from Africa died when their boat sank off Tunisia on Sunday, as they tried to cross…

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Pandemic spurs illegal gold rush in Zimbabwe mountains – SABC News

Known for their rugged ranges, grassy plains, and forest waterfalls, the Chimanimani mountains in eastern Zimbabwe have long been a…

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South Africa working with Sudan in double murder investigation in Khartoum – SABC News

South African police are now working with their Sudanese counterparts in an investigation that implicates South Africa’s deputy ambassador to…

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Tanzanian firefighters battle blaze on slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro – SABC News

Tanzanian firefighters were battling for a third day on Tuesday to control a blaze on the slopes of Africa’s highest…

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Stung by the pandemic, Ethiopia boosts health budget 46%: PM – SABC News

Ethiopia has raised its health budget by 46% this year after the coronavirus crisis exposed the need for more equipment,…

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Pandemic adds to war in keeping Libyan children out of school – SABC News

Their young lives already disrupted by war, Libyan schoolchildren face even bigger obstacles to their education during the global pandemic…

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Kenyan schools re-open for face-to-face learning – SABC News

Kenyan schools re-opened for face-to-face learning “>on Monday, with grades four, standard eight and form fours returning to class for…

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