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Doubts about fire that destroyed Sierra Leone opposition’s party offices

Sierra Leone opposition leader has seen his party office go up in flames, been arrested on several occasions and charged in court.

Rwanda police arrest presidential critic Diane Shima Rwigara for forgery, tax evasion

Rwanda police justified the arrest of the former presidential hopeful, saying Diane Shima Rwigara had failed to respond to previous summonses.

UN names first victims’ rights official to combat sexual abuse by soldiers

UN head Antonio Guterres has tapped Jane Connors to put victims first as she works to eliminate sexual exploitation committed by peacekeeping troops.

Kenya elections: Three women make political history

Under the shadow of an ongoing tallying dispute in Kenya’s presidential election, three women are set to become governors.

UN warns of genocide in Central African Republic

The UN's aid chief has alerted member states of the "early warning signs of genocide" amid increasing violence.

Kenyan police end deadly siege at home of deputy president

A 20-hour siege at Kenyan Deputy President Ruto's home has ended with the death of the suspected assailant

Burundi robotics team goes missing from US competition

Six Burundian teenagers have vanished after taking part in a robotics tournament in Washington DC.

The Gambia’s post-election blues

Seldom has an election given rise to so much hope on the African continent as the one that placed Adama Barrow at the helm of the Gambia.

Meet one of the women credited with Emmanuel Macron’s success: Sibeth Ndiaye

Sibeth Ndiaye has been recognised as a key component of Macron's success, and is even considered a role model to young women

Kabila names new DRC government despite agreement on elections

The president's list followed last month's naming of a former opposition leader as his prime minister.

ANC ‘must end corruption’ to win back voters

The ruling party has published a policy paper calling for an end to internal squabbles, poor governance and corruption.

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