Ugandan police shot dead five suspects and arrested 21 people on Thursday as part of an investigation into twin suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State group that killed four people.   Tuesday’s explosions were the latest in a string of attacks in the country, which has tightened security and mounted an investigation into the bombings.   President Yoweri Museveni […]

Libya’s parliament speaker Aguila Saleh registered Saturday to run in next month’s presidential election, joining a military strongman and the son of Moamer Kadhafi in the contest.   Libya’s first ever direct presidential poll, due on December 24, comes as the United Nations seeks to end a decade of violence in the oil-rich nation since a NATO-backed uprising that toppled […]

Sudanese anti-coup activists called for mass protests on Sunday, as medics said the number of people killed since last month’s military takeover had risen to at least 40.   Both the United States and African Union have condemned the deadly crackdown on protesters and called on Sudan’s leaders to refrain from the “excessive use of force.”   Sudan’s top general […]

Ethiopia on Saturday hailed the return of precious artefacts looted by British soldiers more than 150 years ago, after a long campaign for their restitution.   The collection — recovered from Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands — includes a ceremonial crown, an imperial shield, a set of silver-embossed horn drinking cups, a handwritten prayer book, crosses and a necklace.   […]

Kurt Okraku, the president of the Ghana Football Association [GFA] has hit back at Danny Jordaan, who is the president of the South Association Football Association [SAFA] insisting he should admit they lost to a better side.   Andre Ayew’s first-half penalty was enough as Ghana defeated Bafana Bafana 1-0 to top Group G and book a place in the […]