Timbuktu: 'No justice befitting for victims,' says lawyer following ICC ruling
The ICC has ruled that a Malian jihadist be fined $3.2 million for the destruction of Timbuktu shrines. International Bar Association executive director, Mark Ellis, told DW he welcomed the court’s landmark ruling.
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:55:00 GMT

Congo prime minister and cabinet resign amid economic turmoil
The central African nation has been struggling economically since a 2014 drop in oil prices.
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:02:00 GMT

Sierra Leone 'still in shock' after deadly floods
Sierra Leone has begun Thursday mass burials of the hundreds of victims of the deadly flooding and mudslides that hit Freetown. A third of the victims were children. Red Cross has said about 600 are still missing.
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:26:00 GMT

Number of South Sudan refugees in Uganda tops 1 million
More than 1 million people fleeing South Sudan's civil war have sought refuge in Uganda, according to the United Nations. Uganda has called for help with housing and feeding the newcomers.
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:51:00 GMT

ICC: Timbuktu destruction to cost Islamist rebel $3.2 million
ICC judges have made legal history by ruling that a former rebel must pay compensation for the destruction of ancient shrines in Mali's Timbuktu. The historic sites were destroyed in 2012.
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:09:00 GMT

Search for survivors underway as Sierra Leone mourns mudslide dead
Sierra Leone began a week of mourning for the victims of the mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of capital Freetown. With 600 people still missing, aid groups say it’s a race against time to find survivors.
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:04:00 GMT

Zimbabweans livid over first lady Grace Mugabe
The wife of President Robert Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a South African model. Many Zimbabweans have condemned her behavior.
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:47:00 GMT

Opinion: Kenya - from the court of the people to the courts of law
Opposition leader Raila Odinga has announced he will contest the election results in court. For many Kenyans, the decision to take the judicial path rather than protest on the streets comes as a relief, says Sella Oneko.
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:31:00 GMT

Kenya's Odinga to take poll dispute to top court
Defeated Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said Wednesday he has decided to take his claims that the presidential election was rigged to the Supreme Court, after previously refusing to do so.
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:08:00 GMT

Opinion: Support needed for Burkina Faso's north in fight against terror
Not for the first time, a terror attack in Ouagadougou has left many people dead. But terror is not only a problem in the capital of Burkina Faso. The threat is present throughout the country, says Thomas Mösch.
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:16:00 GMT

Zambia opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema released from prison, treason charges dropped
Hakainde Hichilema had been charged with treason for failing to give way to President Lungu's motorcade. Once a stable democracy, Zambia now risks becoming increasingly authoritarian.
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:57:00 GMT

'War crimes': ICC issues arrest warrant for Libyan commander
From ordering executions to shooting vulnerable prisoners, a Libyan commander has been accused of committing war crimes. The ICC has urged authorities to detain to determine his culpability in several summary executions.
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:14:00 GMT

Kenyan baby dies after being 'beaten by police' in protest crackdown
A six-month old girl was choked with tear gas and then beaten by police in Kenya, her parents allege. She was one of the victims of a bloody crackdown on post-election protests.
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:51:00 GMT

Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe after refusing to face assault charges in S. Africa
Zimbabwe's first lady returned home after failing to turn herself in to police in South Africa. She is accused of assaulting a young model with an electrical cable in a Johannesburg hotel where her sons were staying.
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:58:00 GMT

Marikana massacre: 'Anger, sadness and total disbelief'
Five years after the Marikana massacre of 34 miners by the South African police, charges have yet to be brought against the officers involved. Survivors and their families are still clamoring for justice.
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:39:00 GMT

Children among victims of post-election violence in Kenya
Following the August 8 presidential election in Kenya, one child was shot dead by a stray bullet while playing on the balcony of her home in Mathare. In Kisumu a baby is in intensive care.
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:55:00 GMT

Gunmen attack United Nations bases in Mali
An early-morning attack on a UN base in the central region was followed by another hours later in northwestern Mali. The assaults confirmed the West African state as the world's deadliest active UN deployment.
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:12:00 GMT

Few heed opposition's call for strike in Kenya
Life on Monday returned to normal in most of Kenya, despite a call for a strike by the opposition. It insists the elections were rigged and refused to concede defeat, raising fears of more violence.
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:45:00 GMT

Hundreds feared dead in Sierra Leone mudslide
Hundreds of people are believed to have died after a mudslide flattened dozens of houses on the outskirts of Freetown. Sierra Leone's mayor has said 270 bodies have already brought into the morgue.
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:05:00 GMT

Uganda: Stepping up male circumcision to fight HIV
Male circumcision is said to reduce a man’s risk of contracting HIV by 60 percent. Uganda is making an effort to revive these procedures, which recently went into decline. Frank Yiga reports from Kampala.
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:26:00 GMT

Many killed when gunmen attack Burkina Faso restaurant
Suspected extremists have killed several foreigners during a raid at a Turkish restaurant in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, officials say. At least two assailants were shot dead as police secured the area.
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 02:55:00 GMT

Egypt train crews detained following fatal crash in Alexandria
At least 41 people were killed and more than 130 injured when two trains collided in Alexandria on Friday. The incident has prompted the resignation of Egypt's railway authority and the arrest of both train drivers.
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:44:00 GMT

Pressure grows on Kenya's Raila Odinga to calm supporters amid post-election violence
Friday's announcement that President Kenyatta had been re-elected sparked two days of violent protests that has left as many as 24 people dead. But as of Sunday calm appears to have returned to the East African country.
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2017 12:10:00 GMT

Kenyan government warns social media users
A senior government official has warned social media users that security forces will arrest those sharing messages or information deemed inflammatory after a disputed election. Several people have already been detained.
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:28:00 GMT