Ivory Coast's parliament on Friday voted overwhelmingly in favor of holding a referendum on a new constitution that would among other measures remove a controversial nationality clause that contributed to years of unrest and civil war.
NEW YORK - More than 8,300 refugees fled violence in war-torn South Sudan and crossed into neighboring Uganda in a single day this week, setting a one-day record for this year, United Nations officials said on Friday.
Zimbabwe's government denounced leading independence war veterans as traitors on Saturday for an unprecedented attack on ageing President Robert Mugabe and vowed to identify its unnamed authors and put them on trial.
BANGUI - Rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army have kidnapped a record 344 civilians in the Central African Republic in the first half of 2016, according to two specialised NGOs.
Durban - A total of 145 potential direct jobs are to be created when a latex condom manufacturing plant at the Dube Trade Port in Durban is opened.
Durban - Achieving AIDS reduction targets and eventually ending the disease by 2030 is taking centre stage at the 21st International AIDS conference, underway in Durban.
Zalingei - 2016 is proving to the "the worst year since 2010" for malnutrition and disease in the five camps for the displaced at Zalingei in Central Darfur.
Kampala - More than 14,887 refugees have crossed into Uganda from South Sudan since July 7, when war broke out in Africa's youngest country.
Mogadishu - The president of the federal republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has Thursday met with top U.S. military experts at a secret base in Lower Shabelle region, reports said.