Nigeria’s second largest airline Aero Contractors has laid off two-thirds of its workforce to save costs and prevent it from going under, a government agency official has confirmed.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the military to be deployed to the volatile counties of Baringo and Laikipia to calm deadly violence fueled by drought.
President Donald Trump’s proposed deep cuts in foreign aid could mark the retreat of US support for South Sudan, a nation America enthusiastically helped to create.
Boko Haram’s elusive leader has made his first appearance in months, claiming responsibility for a spate of suicide bombings and rejecting claims that scores of his fighters have been killed.
The spokesperson for Uganda’s police has been shot dead by gunmen outside his home in the capital, a government official says, in the latest of a series of assassinations that have stocked fears of insecurity in Kampala.
At least 33 Somali refugees, including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat on the Red Sea, officials in Yemen’s rebel-held Hodeida says.
Namibia contributes a positive image to Africa in governance and other indicators. But the reality for most of the country’s 2.3 million people isn’t quite as rosy, writes Henning Melber.
Three diamond workers arrested in eastern Zimbabwe for allegedly swallowing gems had to pick through their excrement to find them, a report says.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly denied claims that he donated biscuits and children’s snacks to flood victims in the southern African country.
The president of Central African Republic have called for additional training and equipment for the country’s armed forces so they can be deployed to deal with the conflict among groups that is leading to loss of lives “and massive destruction”.