Libyan general orders navy to confront ships entering waters

Cairo – The commander of Libya’s self-styled national army in the east has ordered naval bases to confront any vessel entering the country’s territorial waters without military permission. A statement released by the forces of Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter on Wednesday says the command was directed to eastern bases in Benghazi, Ras More...

By afriknews On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou rules out bid for third term

Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou has stated on Saturday that he would not amend the constitution to seek a third term after his second and last five-year legal term in 2021. “One of my greatest ambitions More...

By afriknews On Friday, November 25th, 2016

Ethiopia: A year after protests started – Timeline of events

This is the concluding part of our article, Ethiopia: A year after protests started – Timeline of events [1] which took a retrospective look at the events in Ethiopia a year after anti-government protests broke More...

By afriknews On Friday, September 30th, 2016

Jean Ping rejects Bongo’s dialogue, announces formation of ‘new Gabon’

Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping has rejected President Ali Bongo’s national dialogue proposition and announced the formation of a “new Gabon” after a rival inclusive national dialogue. Jean Ping made More...

By afriknews On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Illegal African migrants detained in Yemen

Dozens of illegal African migrants have been detained in Yemen’s second city Aden. The migrants mostly from Ethiopia were arrested by Yemeni authorities on suspicion that they might be recruited to join militant More...

By afriknews On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

EFF rules out coalitions with ANC‚ and warns DA to not underestimate its ‘catalytic capacity’

The African National Congress (ANC) is on the ropes because of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). That’s according to EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. Undoubtedly‚ this election has been a massive More...

By afriknews On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Sudanese warring factions agree to end years of conflict

Years of conflict in Darfur, South Kordofan and the Blue Nile is expected to come to an end as negotiations have advanced after the signing of a roadmap agreement on peace and dialogue by Sudanese warring groups. Brokered More...

By afriknews On Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Is an Africa-wide passport within reach?

The free movement of people, goods and services in Africa has been a major goal of both the African Union (AU)since its inception and its predecessor the Organisation of African Unity, which was formed some 63 More...

By afriknews On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Central African Republic: CAR Wave of Killings Multiply

The capital Bangui and Batangafo in the north are the recent battle grounds. Clashes resulting to scores of people being killed are now recurrent in the Central African Republic with the most recent case being fighting More...

By afriknews On Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Somali President: Hard Times Driving Youth to Migrate

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said lack of opportunity is to blame for the number of young Somalis boarding rickety boats in hopes of reaching Europe. The United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday that More...