Abiy Ahmed: The Ethiopian Prime Minister who captured Africa’s imagination

At the beginning of 2018, Africa watchers were still reeling from the departure of Robert Mugabe. The Zimbabwe leader's 37-year tenure had been figuratively bayoneted...

Congo voters cast ballots in election delayed for 2 years

Citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo headed to the polls Sunday for a long-delayed presidential election originally scheduled to be held in...

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...

Sudan cracks down on growing anti-government protests

Anti-government protesters in Sudan faced a violent crackdown Tuesday in the capital of Khartoum, marking the seventh day of demonstrations that have rocked the northern African...

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...

Meet the 21-year-old tech whiz who’s coded for Instagram and Snapchat

Iddris Sandu has done a lot in his 21 years. Besides creating algorithms for Instagram and Snapchat and consulting for Twitter, he's now working with...

Petition calls on Disney to drop ‘Hakuna Matata’ trademark

An online petition is calling on Disney to relinquish its trademark of the Swahili phrase "Hakuna Matata." The phrase, which roughly translates to "no problems" or "no...

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...

Fire destroys 8,000 voting machines 10 days ahead of Congo’s presidential election

A fire still under investigation has destroyed 8,000 voting machines in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital -- 80% of the city's stock --...

Kenya promotes wildlife heritage on new currency coins

The Central Bank of Kenya on Tuesday unveiled four new currency coins with inscriptions depicting the country's rich wildlife. Kenya's new 1, 5, 10 and...

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