Guinea opposition rejects constitutional referendum result

World / Politics Mar 29, 2020

Guinea opposition rejects constitutional referendum result

The Guinean opposition on Saturday rejected the result of a constitutional referendum, which they fear will be used by President Alpha Conde to extend his grip on power. The proposal to change the constitution was hugely controversial in the West African state, spurring mass demonstrations ...

Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of Africa

World Mar 28, 2020

Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of Africa

Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country's first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos. Elsewhere, officers were captured in mobile phone footage whacking people with batons. Virus prevention measures have taken a violent turn in parts ...

World Mar 26, 2020

Boko Haram kills 139 Chadian and Nigerian troops

Boko Haram Islamist militants operating in Africa's Lake Chad region killed 92 Chadian soldiers and 47 Nigerian troops in separate attacks on the same day, dealing a blow to a multinational effort to defeat their 11-year-old insurgency. At least 92 soldiers were killed and 47 ...

World / Science & Health Mar 20, 2020

Black rhinos making a 'modest' comeback in Africa

The tentative recovery of Africa's black rhino population was hailed by conservationists on Thursday as a cause for hopes that ambitious protection efforts could overcome the "acute threat" of poaching. The International Union for Conservation of Nature said the number of black rhinos, which were ...

'Preparing for war': Africans scramble for groceries

World / Science & Health Mar 17, 2020

'Preparing for war': Africans scramble for groceries

Alarmed consumers thronged markets across Africa on Tuesday, many in masks and gloves, to stock up as the coronavirus spread on the world's poorest continent. Food prices rose in some parts, though at least one country, Rwanda, sought to control costs of staple foods. "It is ...

South Sudan to form unity government by Saturday deadline

World / Politics Feb 21, 2020

South Sudan to form unity government by Saturday deadline

Oil-rich South Sudan's former rebel leader and its president will form a unity government by Saturday's deadline, they announced on Thursday, quashing fears the deadline would be pushed back again. South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 but plunged into a civil war in ...