Africa

Africa Why Tunisia’s revolutionary fire still burns seven years after Arab Spring uprising

Tunisia on Sunday marked the seventh anniversary of a revolution that saw the ouster of its autocratic leader, sparking the region-wide Arab Spring. But Tunisia’s revolutionary spirit never died,... More

Africa Bloody clashes shut Libya's main international airport

Fighting at the Libyan capital’s only working international airport killed nine people Monday, officials said, after militiamen attacked it in an attempt to free colleagues held at a jail there. More

Africa Fresh violence in Tunisia after protests marking Arab Spring anniversary

Violent protests erupted again on Sunday in two areas of the capital Tunis and another town after a relatively calm two days, the latest protests in the country against austerity measures. More

Africa The luxury SUV made for Africans

Africa's roads are notorious. More than half of them are unpaved. More

Africa Writer's epic clapback when asked if Nigeria has bookshops

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie was asked during an interview in France if there were any bookshops in her country -- and her clapback was epic. More

Africa Cape Town is about to run out of water

In Cape Town, South Africa, they're calling it "Day Zero" -- the day when the taps run dry. More

Africa Trump dodges questions about 'shithole' remark

US President Donald Trump hailed his country's "great relationships" with Rwanda after meeting Friday with its leader, Paul Kagame, but did not say whether they had discussed Trump's reportedly... More

Africa Why Mali has homegrown version of Facebook

In 2017, it was reported that Facebook had 170 million users in Africa -- seven out of every 10 Africans on the internet log into Facebook. More

Africa Captives whipped and filmed begging their families to pay a ransom

Disturbing video clips shared on social media by their desperate families have revealed the ordeal of Sudanese migrants kidnapped and tortured for ransom in Libya. More

Africa Kenya's footballing minnows beat Barcelona

European football academies have long been considered a global conveyor belt for talented young footballers aspiring to break into the lucrative world of professional football. More

Africa Shocking video shows migrants tortured in Libya

Footage has emerged showing the torture of Sudanese migrants for ransom. Libya's UN-backed government say they arrested four men. More

Africa Mnangagwa: 'Zimbabwe is open for business'

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the country was "open for business" after almost four decades of oppressive rule by former leader Robert Mugabe. More

Africa Bombers strike near Benghazi mosque

At least 34 people have been killed after two car bombs were detonated near a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazi, state media reported, in one of the deadliest attacks in the country since the... More

Africa Egypt arrests presidential candidate

Egypt's former military chief of staff and current presidential candidate, Lieutenant General Sami Anan, was arrested Tuesday, according to campaign aides. More

Africa Hugh Masekela dies after long cancer battle

Legendary South African musician Hugh Masekela died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, the South African government announced on its official Twitter page. He was 78. More

Africa Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: What is her legacy?

This is a significant year for people who believe in the limitless power of transcendent leadership to change the world. More

Africa Nation's first democratic transfer in 70 years

Football star George Weah was sworn in as President of Liberia Monday, in the country's first democratic transfer of power for more than 70 years. More

Africa The Nigerian women making a fortune on social media

Social media is changing how the world works and nowhere is that more apparent than in one of the most populous cities in the world: Lagos. More

Africa Seized foreign nationals rescued in Nigeria

Two Americans and two Canadians who were abducted by gunmen in northern Nigeria this week have been rescued, a police official said Saturday. More