Authorities in Zimbabwe have ordered street food and produce vendors operating in the capital, Harare to cease operations in efforts to curb a typhoid outbreak.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara confirms his government has reached an agreement with soldiers to end a two-day mutiny.
Gabon prepares to host the 2017 African Nations Cup set to kick off on January 14. For months last year, the build up to the tournament was overshadowed by doubts on where it would be staged, as the aftershocks of Gabons controversial presidential elections continued to be felt.
There were close to 20 elections in Africa in 2016. Ghana and Benin stood out as the most peaceful and democratic, while countries like Uganda were mired by violence as Gabon and Gambia had disputed outcomes. Continue reading
Gambia’s president says he now rejects the outcome of an election which he lost after 22 years in power. Paul Chapman reports. Continue reading
Bulgarian lawmakers vote to ban the wearing of face veils in public, with nationalists saying it will limit radical Islam and the country’s ethnic Turkish party saying it will fuel tension.
At least two people were killed when armed men in uniform torched the headquarters of the main opposition party overnight in Democratic Republic of Congo, witnesses said, beginning a second day of violent protests. Nathan Frandino reports.
Hundreds of Mozambicans continue to cross over the border into neighbouring Malawi as they escape fighting between rebels and government forces in the country’s west. The UN is increasing support to cater for a growing number of affected civilians.
Local residents of Bademli village say the flow of migrants to Europe from the area has almost stopped, after a deal between Turkey and the European Union was sealed.
Amid a slump in oil revenues, business is struggling to cope with the current downturn in Nigeria. It’s not, though, stopping Hard Rock from opening its latest a rock ‘n’ roll-themed café in Lagos. Hayley Platt reports.