Russian warships visit east African seaport

The tour aims to strengthen military ties between Moscow and Djibouti

Macron says era of French interference in Africa is ‘over’

Anti-French sentiment runs high in some former African colonies as the continent becomes a renewed diplomatic battleground, with Russian and Chinese influence growing in the region.

African leaders call for greater trade on continent

The presidents of Uganda and South Africa met in Pretoria to strengthen economic ties

Contract killings come cheap in South Africa

"Few murders involving hitmen end up in court and when they do hitmen are often killed," Mary de Haas, an academic focusing on political violence in Durban's KwaZulu-Natal province, told AFP.

Horn of Africa drought drives 22 million to hunger

In the afflicted areas, inhabitants -- who eke out a living mainly from herding and subsistence farming -- are experiencing their fifth consecutive poor rainy season since the end of 2020.

​​French forces kill ISGS Sahel jihadist leader: Macron

Defence Minister Florence Parly said Sahrawi died following a strike by France's Barkhane force, which battles jihadists in the Sahel. Sahrawi in 2015 formed the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS), which is blamed for most of the jihadist attacks in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.

Egypt to make 1 billion Sinovac vaccines a year

Chinese experts had previously travelled to Egypt to inspect equipment and materials for producing the Sinovac vaccine at factories belonging to state firm Vacsera.

Pakistan to open diplomatic mission in Djibouti

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday announced that his country would soon establish its resident diplomatic mission in Djibouti. He made the announcement during...

Ethiopian-Tigrayan conflict: Political challenges for the Horn of Africa & beyond

Ethiopia, an African darling of the international community, is sliding towards civil war as the coronavirus pandemic hardens ethnic fault lines. The consequences of prolonged...