Climate change: Deadly African heatwave ‘impossible’ without warming

April 18 (BBC/GNA) – A deadly heatwave in West Africa and the Sahel was “impossible” without human-induced climate change, scientists say. Temperatures soared above…

More than $600 million in UN aid raised for Ethiopia

Geneva, Apr. 17, (dpa/GNA) – Some $610 million were collected at a donor conference in Geneva for millions of Ethiopians suffering from the ill effects of climate…

Paris hosts Sudan aid conference one year after start of war

Paris, Apr. 4, (dpa/GNA) – One year after a brutal war erupted between rival factions of Sudan’s security forces, France and Germany are leading an international donor…

Russia sends air defence system and soldiers to Niger

Dakar, Apr. 12, (dpa/GNA) – Russia has sent an air defence system and 100 military trainers to Niger in West Africa. Military personnel from the Russian Ministry…

More than 90 people killed as boat sinks off Mozambique coast

Nairobi, Apr. 8, (dpa/GNA) – More than 90 people have died after a boat capsized off Mozambique’s northern coast on Sunday, authorities reported. Those aboard the boat…

Somalia closes Ethiopian diplomatic missions and expels ambassador

Mogadishu, Apr. 5, (dpa/GNA) – The Somali government has decided to close Ethiopia’s diplomatic missions in the Horn of Africa country amid rising tensions between the two…

Study: Mineral extraction threatens great apes across Africa

Halle, Apr. 4, (dpa/GNA) – More than a third of the great ape population in Africa is endangered by mining, according to a new study. The threat…

Luke Fleurs: South African footballer shot dead in car hijacking

April 4 (BBC/GNA) – South African footballer Luke Fleurs has been shot dead in a car hijacking, police say. The shooting took place at…

Uganda’s Constitutional Court upholds criminalizing homosexual acts

Nairobi, Apr. 3, (dpa/GNA) – Uganda’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday upheld a controversial law that criminalizes homosexual acts, retaining almost all its provisions, including the options of…

New Senegalese president appoints controversial ally prime minister

Dakar, Apr. 3, (dpa/GNA) – Newly elected Senegalese President Bassirou Diomaye Faye has formally appointed opposition leader Ousmane Sonko the country’s new prime minister. Faye, 44, made…

Cattle thieves in South Sudan attack two villages, kill 24

Juba, Apr. 2, (dpa/GNA) – At least 24 people were killed in armed attacks by cattle thieves on two villages in South Sudan on Monday, according to…

Mali’s opposition, civil society groups demand democratic elections

Bamako, Apr. 2, (dpa/GNA) – A coalition of Malian opposition parties and civil society organizations called for democratic elections in the country which is ruled by the…

Bus carrying Easter worshippers falls off cliff killing 45 people in South Africa

March 29 (CNN/GNA) — Dozens of worshippers died after a bus headed to an Easter conference plunged off a cliff in South Africa’s Limpopo province on…

At least 12 dead in Madagascar as cyclone Gamane strikes

Antananarivo, Mar. 28, (dpa/GNA) – At least 12 people have died in the south-east African island state of Madagascar as cyclone Gamane struck the country. Around 21,000…

At least 11 dead in Madagascar as cyclone Gamane strikes

Antananarivo, March 28, (dpa/GNA) – At least 11 people have died in the south-east African island state of Madagascar, as cyclone Gamane struck the…

A Nigerian woman reviewed some tomato puree online. Now she faces jail

Abuja, March 27 (CNN/GNA) — A Nigerian woman who wrote an online review of a can of tomato puree is facing imprisonment after its manufacturer accused…

Senegal decides – Ruling party candidate Ba accepts defeat, congratulates opposition Faye

Dakar, Mar. 26, (Allafrica/GNA) – Like Mr Ba, some of the other 15 presidential candidates in Senegal have also congratulated Mr Faye. The former…

Several migrants found dead off Tunisia’s coastal city of Sfax

Cairo, Mar.26, (dpa/GNA) – The Tunisian coastguard said they recovered the bodies of five migrants off the coast of Sfax in the Mediterranean Sea…

Abducted Nigerian schoolchildren have been freed, official says

Dakar, March 24, (dpa/GNA) – A group of nearly 300 schoolchildren, abducted by gunmen from their school in north-western Nigeria two weeks ago, are…

Another 14 people abducted in north-west Nigeria

Lagos, Mar. 18, (dpa/GNA) – At least 14 people were abducted during an attack on a village in the north-western Kaduna State of Nigeria, an official said…