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South African President announces extension of Covid-19 restrictions, closes land borders

The current measures were were due to expire on January 15 and include closing beaches and public parks, and banning the sale of alcohol."The pandemic in our country is now at its most devastating....

Dozens killed, some decapitated, in suspected rebel attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo

An armed group shot civilians and decapitated others with machetes in Ambedi, a village in Irumu territory in Ituri province, said Christophe Munyanderu, regional coordinator for the NGO Convention pour le respect de droit...

Ugandan President Museveni wins re-election in vote his rival says was rigged

Bobi Wine -- a singer-turned-politician, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi -- came a far second in the vote, according to the country's election commission. Wine said his team was considering all peaceful, nonviolent...

Uganda’s lesson to other authoritarians: controlling the internet works

"The only sad thing ... is that we are missing the communication because some lines have been cut off. We don't have internet so we are lacking communication," she said. "Outside Kampala, we don't...

An audiobooks app will tell unheard African stories

Afrikan Echoes is due to launch in March, featuring up to 50 original and unpublished African works that have been translated into multiple African languages, including Yoruba, Amharic and Swahili.The Ghanaian innovator says his...

Ghana president warns of health system overload as Covid cases soar

Ghana is not yet close to a peak seen during the first wave of infections in the middle of last year, but could quickly reach that level if cases keep rising at the current...

After five days of internet blackout, Ugandans are back online as Bobi Wine remains under house arrest

Internet connectivity was restored after five days of blackout and rose to 90% on Monday but extensive social media and messaging restrictions remained, internet monitor Netblocks told CNN. "This was a textbook case," said...

Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine says his home is ‘under siege’

"The military has jumped over the fence and has now taken control of our home," he said in a tweet on Friday, adding in another that "None of these military intruders is talking to...

The designer choosing pan-African pride over Western attention

Written by Binwe Adebayo, CNNBubu Ogisi is making African fashion in Africa for Africans. The Nigerian creative director, stylist and the designer behind the label IAMISIGO, Ogisi is committed to celebrating African philosophies, fabrics...

Prominent Zimbabwe journalist Hopewell Chin’ono arrested again

Mtisi Gift, from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights said he is being charged with "peddling falsehoods," adding they are awaiting the full list of charges. "He is still being detailed and is likely...

If he wins Uganda election, Museveni will work with his seventh US president. Here’s how the US has helped...

"I have regularly been beaten and pepper-sprayed on the campaign trail," Wine, who escaped unhurt from the incident, told CNN in a phone conversation two days prior to the incident. Following the incident, the...

African Union secures 270 million extra Covid vaccine doses for the continent

African Union Chair President Cyril Ramaphosa said "From the onset of this pandemic, our focus as a continent has been on collaboration and collective effort. We have held steadfastly to the principle that no...

Uganda internet shutdown causes polling problems as ex-popstar takes on veteran President

There was calm on election day itself, however, with a heavy military presence in Uganda's capital, Kampala, as long lines of people waited patiently to cast their votes when polls opened at 7 a.m....

At least 5 dead in Sudan border attack as tensions with Ethiopia escalate

Tensions have simmered between the two countries for decades over the contested Al-Fashqa region, which falls on the Sudanese side of their disputed border. On Wednesday the situation further escalated after the Sudanese accused...

Distributing vaccines in Africa is a huge challenge. These companies want to help.

Even if enough vaccines are secured, there is an enormous logistical challenge: how to transport temperature-sensitive vaccines to places without reliable electricity and refrigeration.The answer is in developing a "cold chain" -- a network...

Negotiations over Ethiopia dam project break down

"We cannot continue this vicious cycle of circular talks indefinitely," Sudanese irrigation minister Yasir Abbas said in a statement.However, Egypt and Ethopia, in separate statements, blamed Sudanese objections to the framework for the talks...

Mohamed Salah tests positive for coronavirus, Egyptian Football Association says

The news comes the day before Egypt is due to face Togo in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Cairo."The coronavirus test taken by our national team has shown that our international player...

Why can’t Nigeria protect its children from Boko Haram?

A large number of attackers riding motorbikes ambushed the children at the school."They said they were not here to rob us, that we shouldn't run. 'We are going to help you,'" said 13-year-old Khalid...

This startup wants to be the Spotify of Africa

That means African artists are missing out on streaming revenue and royalties. According to the International Confederation of Authors and Composers, its African members only collected €72 million ($88 million) in music licensing fees...

344 kidnapped Nigerian boys freed, says state official

More than 300 schoolboys were missing for nearly a week, after an attack on the Government Science Secondary School Kankara in Katsina State. The Nigerian military late on Thursday rescued 344 of them, and...
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