Category: Africa

staffJuly 19, 2018

Archaeologists find ancient pottery workshop in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered an ancient pottery manufacturing workshop dating to more than 4,000 years ago. Thursday’s statement by ...

staffJuly 18, 2018

South Africa commemorates Mandela centennial with charity

South Africans along with former U.S. President Barack Obama were marking the centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth on Wednesday with ...

staffJuly 17, 2018

Egypt targets social media with new law

Egypt’s parliament has passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalize journalists held to ...

staffJuly 14, 2018

2 blasts, gunfire heard near Somalia’s presidential palace

Two large explosions followed by gunfire have been heard near the presidential palace in Somalia’s capital. The blasts come a ...

staffJuly 10, 2018

Egypt’s inflation rate spikes in June amid price hikes

Egypt’s official statistics agency says annual inflation increased to 13.8 percent in June after a new round of austerity measures ...

staffJuly 9, 2018

UN chief to meet Ethiopia’s PM on Monday after peace breakthrough with Eritrea

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres will meet Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday, a day after he agreed with ...

staffJuly 5, 2018

Ethiopia fires senior prison officials

Ethiopia’s attorney general has fired several senior prison officials, saying they failed to respect prisoners’ human rights. Attorney General Berhanu ...

staffJuly 4, 2018

125 rescued from migrant boat off Libya

The Libyan coastguard has rescued 125 people and recovered six bodies after their boat sank east of Tripoli, the latest ...

staffJuly 4, 2018

UN envoy holds ‘fruitful’ talks with Yemen rebel chief

The UN envoy for Yemen said Wednesday he had held “fruitful” talks with rebel leader Abdulmalik al-Huthi in his bid ...

staffJuly 3, 2018

First female mayor of Tunis elected

Islamist-backed candidate Souad Abderrahim defeated a city official who served under ousted despot Zine el Abidine Ben Ali on Tuesday ...