Murdered journalists were tracked by police with shadowy Russian links, evidence shows

New evidence shows that three Russian journalists killed in the Central African Republic last year were victims of a well-planned ambush involving a senior...

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...

The business trends shaping Africa in 2019 — and beyond

The performance of some of Africa's largest economies in 2018 does not inspire confidence for the year ahead. Nigeria has endured a slow recovery from...

South Sudanese man responds to international backlash to his marriage

The South Sudanese man at the center of a row over his recent wedding says the marriage process conformed to the traditions of his...

9 more people arrested in Morocco tourist beheadings

A total of 13 suspects have been arrested in connection with the deaths of two tourists in Morocco, the state-owned 2M news agency reported. Four...

Nigeria’s elections will be a battle between youth and the old order

More than 60 percent of Nigeria's population of 190 million people is aged below 25. Yet the current make up of Nigeria's parliament does not...

Africa’s youngest billionaire kidnapped by gunmen from luxury hotel

Gunmen have kidnapped an African billionaire from a luxury hotel in Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, police told CNN. Mohammed Dewji, 43, was...

Gabon government says ‘situation under control’ after apparent coup attempt

The government in Gabon says the "situation is under control" and that rebels there have been arrested after military officers seized state media and...

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...

NASA made thousands of aerial images of Africa available to the public

On the ground in Cairo you might get distracted by the papyrus sellers or a view of the pyramids, but from above the city...

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