Africa

Donald Trump's 's**thole' remark sparks outrage in Africa

Donald Trump's 's**thole' remark sparks outrage in Africa

Donald Trump issued a statement on Friday denying the vulgar words attributed to him.

Jan 13, 2018, 22:12 PM IST
Why should United States take immigrants from 'sh*thole countries': Donald Trump

Why should United States take immigrants from 'sh*thole countries': Donald Trump

President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries," according to two sources familiar with the comments.

Jan 12, 2018, 08:01 AM IST
Casamance: 13 killed in attack in restive southern region of Senegalese

Casamance: 13 killed in attack in restive southern region of Senegalese

Gunmen shot dead 13 people and wounded seven others on Saturday in the forest of Senegal`s southern region of Casamance, the army said. 

Jan 07, 2018, 09:38 AM IST
One-legged Egyptian soccer players aim for a league of their own

One-legged Egyptian soccer players aim for a league of their own

The team hope to inspire other disabled Egyptians to take up the sport and eventually establish a federation which could regulate a domestic league for the disabled.

Jan 02, 2018, 18:05 PM IST
Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?

Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?

In France, officials say, around 1,700 people went to Iraq and Syria since 2013 to join IS. Of those, 400 to 450 have been killed, and 250 returned to France.

Dec 16, 2017, 08:35 AM IST
African footballers star in Europe

African footballers star in Europe

Morocco defender Hakimi became only the sixth African to score for reigning European champions Real Madrid as they routed Sevilla 5-0 in La Liga.

Dec 11, 2017, 19:16 PM IST
About 11,000 displaced people flee violence in central Africa

About 11,000 displaced people flee violence in central Africa

Violence near the northern border of Central African Republican has forced thousands of people to flock to the tiny town of Paoua, the Red Cross said Wednesday.

Dec 07, 2017, 00:17 AM IST
Burundi opposition group boycotts new round of peace talks in Tanzania

Burundi opposition group boycotts new round of peace talks in Tanzania

Burundi has been gripped by unrest since April 2015 when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would stand for a third term.

Nov 28, 2017, 15:07 PM IST
Zimbabwe`s next leader prepares to take power tomorrow

Zimbabwe`s next leader prepares to take power tomorrow

 Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, will be sworn in as President at an inauguration ceremony on Friday.

Nov 23, 2017, 23:18 PM IST
African leaders wanted Mugabe, an 'embarrassment', to go: Zimbabwe intelligence

African leaders wanted Mugabe, an 'embarrassment', to go: Zimbabwe intelligence

African leaders were embarrassed by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and already encouraging him to step down before the army began moves last week to oust him, according to a secret Zimbabwean intelligence cable seen by Reuters.

Nov 22, 2017, 10:22 AM IST
Kingdom of Dixit: World's newest country claimed by Indian adventurer in Africa

Kingdom of Dixit: World's newest country claimed by Indian adventurer in Africa

While he named himself the ruler, he announced his father as the President of KoD and Suyog Dixit as acting Prime Minister and the Head of Military.

Nov 15, 2017, 17:15 PM IST
200-million-year-old dinosaur footprints found in Africa

200-million-year-old dinosaur footprints found in Africa

Researchers spotted several three-toed footprints measuring 57cm long and 50cm wide.

Oct 26, 2017, 17:57 PM IST
More than 1.1 billion people don't exist officially, says UN report

More than 1.1 billion people don't exist officially, says UN report

Among these "invisible people" - many of whom live primarily in Africa and Asia, says a UN report.

Oct 22, 2017, 09:31 AM IST
Africa's lions, wild dogs to get more protection

Africa's lions, wild dogs to get more protection

The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) will submit their action plans to the CMS COP12 wildlife summit in Manila from October 23-28.

Oct 19, 2017, 11:45 AM IST
Ancient humans left Africa to escape drying climate

Ancient humans left Africa to escape drying climate

Genetic research indicates people migrated from Africa into Eurasia between 70,000 and 55,000 years ago.

Oct 05, 2017, 16:12 PM IST

African countries call for support in peace, security efforts

African countries have called for international support in peace-keeping efforts and humanitarian work in the region at the annual United Nations General Assembly.

Sep 23, 2017, 07:36 AM IST

African, EU leaders meet on migrant crisis

Some 125,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean by boat this year, according to UN figures, with the vast majority arriving in Italy before travelling on to other EU members. An estimated 2,400 have died en route.

Aug 28, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

Fresh deadly clashes hit central Africa, over dozen killed

There were also clashes on Tuesday and Wednesday in Bria, a central town.

Aug 19, 2017, 22:54 PM IST

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame sworn in for third term

The 59-year-old Kagame, who was re-elected with nearly 99 per cent of the vote, took a swipe at critics who regularly highlight repression and lack of freedoms in the tiny east African nation.

Aug 18, 2017, 19:30 PM IST