Africa

Locust invasion is set to leave East Africa on the verge of famine, UN official warns East Africa is facing a plague of a billion locusts which are devouring crops  Insect population could increase 500...

Countries in the Horn of Africa are in a race against time to tackle a desert locust invasion, UN warns, as footage emerges of motorist driving through huge swarm of the bugs Warning comes as footage...

The Rodamón Riad in Marrakech, Morocco looks and feels more like a boutique hotel than a hostel. Recently voted the best hostel in Africa by Hostelworld's HOSCAR awards, it has an outdoor pool,...

Nigerians say vote postponement has hit them financially and forced some to change well-laid plans. Abuja, Nigeria – Okiti Erhovwo, a physiologist and relationship coach, planned his wedding for...

Some civil society activists backed the opposition party’s rejection of the initial results and ‘collusion’ accusations. Abuja, Nigeria – The main opposition in Nigeria on Monday...

Paris: European aid money earmarked for development in Africa is increasingly tied to how well countries can block their own citizens from trying to migrate across the Mediterranean and may be hurting...

JOHANNESBURG — Locusts by the millions are nibbling their way across a large part of Africa in the worst outbreak some places have seen in 70 years. Is this another effect of a changing climate? Yes,...

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The United Nations World Food Programme said on Thursday that a record 45 million people in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community faced growing hunger following...

Protest organisers vow to stage new demonstrations, including for the first time in the region of war-torn Darfur. Police have fired tear gas at protesters in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and the...

Zimbabwe president will skip Davos amid widespread protests, in which rights groups say 12 people have been killed. Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has broken off a foreign tour as criticism grew...

Warm air from Africa brings a sense of spring to the UK ahead of New Year’s Eve as temperatures soar to 57F – but yet more rain leaves 55 flood alerts in place across the country The Environment...

Rare talks between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba amid growing pressure to save peace deal. South Sudan’s government has allocated $40m to speed up the integration of...

Thundery rain flooded the streets of Cairo but for northern Egypt, there is worse to come. Several people have died since heavy rains and flooding began to paralyse Egypt’s capital, Cairo, and other...

Zimbabwe’s former leader died on Friday in Singapore, at the age of 95. Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95. The rebel leader who led Zimbabwe to independence...

Many Zimbabweans call Mugabe an autocrat and divisive while others remember him for anti-colonial liberation struggle. Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – “Our President has died,” Ernet Sibanda said...

General Gilbert Diendere sentenced to 20 years in prison while General Bassole handed 10-year sentence. Two senior allies of Burkina Faso’s deposed former president Blaise Compaore were sentenced...