DAR ES SALAAM -- A Tanzanian court on Thursday jailed eight fishermen for three years each after it had convicted them of involvement in illegal fishing in a national park northwest of the country.
KAMPALA-- Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda on Wednesday said the country is on high alert as locusts draw close to the common border with Kenya.
OUAGADOUGOU-- Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore declared on Tuesday a 48-hour national mourning on Wednesday and Thursday in memory of the 36 civilians killed in Monday's terrorist attacks.
YAOUNDE, -- Cameroonian troops on Tuesday rescued 24 school children held hostage by armed separatists in the country's restive English-speaking region of Meme division, an official said.
RABAT -- Morocco's Mohamed Wahab was named Africa's best technical official of 2019 by the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA).
LAGOS - E-commerce unicorn Jumia Technologies, which last year became Africa’s first tech firm to list in New York, will focus on proving it can turn a profit after a bruising 2019, one of its co-founders told Reuters.
KIU, Kenya - The soporific buzz of bees fills the abandoned train station at Kiu, a two-hour drive from Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Rusting rail sleepers lay on the grass outside; a slender snake slithers away after footsteps disturb his sunbaked snooze.
TRIPOLI - The only functioning airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli closed on Wednesday after rockets were fired toward it, the airport said in a statement.
JOHANNESBURG - From drone-mapping in Mozambique to community radio weather programs in Zambia, aid agencies are innovating to help millions of people in drought-ravaged southern Africa prepare for climate threats and produce enough food on a warming planet.