At least 14 killed as Kenya hotel siege is declared over

An American and a Briton were confirmed to be among at least 14 people killed in a terrifying attack at a hotel complex in...

Janjaweed, ghost squads and a divided nation: How Sudan’s Bashir stays in power

President Omar al-Bashir was addressing his top police officers on Sunday following days of unrest across Sudan. In a video disseminated by the state news agency...

Child bride auctioned on Facebook in ‘barbaric use of technology’

Facebook has come under fire for a "barbaric use of technology" that allowed the sale of a child bride to be held on its...

Dambe: Forgotten Nigerian martial art is growing online

From Nollywood actresses to afrobeat superstars, August Udoh, has captured them all. He's lauded as Nigeria's most talented celebrity photographer but it is the stories of those on...

Could this startup end Nigeria’s reliance on generators?

Imagine being able to purchase clean energy cheaply and through cryptocurrency. Sounds futuristic? But it's a possibility that OneWattSolar, a startup based in Lagos wants to...

Internet shutdowns aren’t just Africa’s problem. They’re happening worldwide

When Hong Kong police fired tear gas at peaceful pro-democracy protesters in 2014, the news moved swiftly through social media. Photos and videos of...

Siege ends after wave of deadly car bombings rocks Somali capital, security sources say

A nearly day-long standoff between Islamic militants and security forces in Somalia ended on Friday after three deadly car bomb explosions killed at least...

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly assault on Foreign Ministry in Tripoli

ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly assault on the Foreign Ministry of Libya's internationally recognized government in Tripoli on Tuesday, according to the...

South Africa’s ‘boxing grannies’ juke and jab their way to healthier lives

The women range in age from the mid-60s to the early 80s. They love to dance and sing. And twice a week, they come...

At least 25 dead in Cairo railway station fire after train’s fuel tank explodes

At least 25 people were killed and 40 others injured Wednesday morning in a fire at Egypt's busiest railway station, the country's health ministry...

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