Politics

As South Africa sees a resurgence of xenophobic attacks against migrants from the rest of Africa, we investigate what is…
Thousands of refugees flee to Gambia as violence flares in Senegal’s troubled Casamance region. By Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Monrovia.
Liberia’s Ministry of Health has come under the spotlight after misappropriating international funding. By Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Monrovia.
The latest developments from South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Nigeria, Cameroon and South Sudan.
Questions are raised about why the ANC has done so little to investigate its predecessor's abuses, following a historic ‘suicide’…
Zimbabwe's recent by-election results show next next year's crucial presidential poll could go either way. By Christopher Clark in Cape…
The future of the disputed region lies in ruins following an intervention by Spain. By Christopher Clark.
As Liberia marks its bicentenary, Jonathan Paye-Layleh discovers how, 200 years after freed US slaves established their plantation society, the…
As the sentence against Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina is expected to be increased this month, following an unusual appeal…
The Sahel is a ticking timebomb that requires urgent action, according to the Independent Diplomat's Cat Evans.
The son of former president Guebuza and other high-profile Mozambicans will wait until August to hear the outcome of the country's largest ever…
Congolese express anger after a video of a man marrying three triplets on the same day went global. By Issa…
Two-minute read: Your round-up of the latest news from Africa, including Nigeria's on-going drug ring trial and the jihadist violence…
As schools and business finally open after nearly two years, Ugandans find they have sunk into economic hardship as a…
Members of new opposition grouping are beaten and killed, sparking concerns for next year's pivotal presidential poll. By Tomas Queface…
Algeria threatens Morocco’s lucrative gas pipeline to Europe, after severing diplomatic ties with its neighbour. By Christopher Clark.
Thousands still struggling to survive following the May eruption of Congo’s Mount Nyiragongo. By Issa Sikiti da Silva in Kinshasa.
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