MALI: GUNMEN KILL MORE THAN 30 TUAREGS IN ONGOING VIOLENCE

BAMAKO, Gunmen on motorbikes have killed more than 30 Tuareg civilians this week in northern Mali, where clashes over land and scarce water are common, an official said.

The violence compounds an already dire security situation in the desert region …

ZIMBABWE: GOVT RESTORES INTERNET, MAINTAINS FREEZE ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER

HARARE, Zimbabwe’s government Wednesday restored the internet but kept social media sites blocked as tensions remained high in a country that has seen violent protests past three days.

This was revealed in messages sent to subscribers by mobile telecoms provider, …

Ethiopia Allows Almost 1 Million Refugees to Leave Camps, Go to Work

NAIROBI Ethiopia passed a law Thursday giving almost 1 million refugees the right to work and live outside of camps, in a move praised for providing them with more dignity and reducing reliance on foreign aid.

Home to Africa’s second …

SOUTH AFRICA CONDEMNS KENYA TERRORIST ATTACKS

PRETORIA, President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack that killed 15 people and left several others injured in Kenya.

South Africa condemns in the strongest possible terms the attacks on the government and the …

ESWATINI TO EASE BAN ON SOUTH AFRICAN MEAT AFTER FOOT AND MOUTH OUTBREAK

MBABANE, The Kingdom of eSwatini said it would partially lift a ban on some meat and dairy products from South Africa after its neighbour took steps to contain an outbreak of highly contagious foot and mouth disease.

The disease, which …

Canadian Kidnapped in Northern Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU A Canadian national was kidnapped in an area of Burkina Faso that the government has warned is under growing threat from jihadist attacks, Security Minister Clement Sawadogo said on Wednesday.

Sawadogo said the man was abducted around 1945 GMT …