Central Africans Express Mixed Reactions to Continental Free Trade Area

Analysts and businesspeople in the six-member Central African Economic and Monetary Community say that although the African Continental Free Trade Area launched in Niger last Sunday at an African Union summit brings hope for pan …

Sudan Activists Call for ‘Justice’ for Killed Protesters

Tens of thousands of Sudanese flooded the streets of Khartoum and other cities Saturday to mark the 40th day since the deadly dispersal of a protest sit-in, and a protest leader said a planned meeting …

Alleged Trafficking Kingpin Faces Deportation, Even as Case Against Him Unravels

An Italian court has ruled that an Eritrean man, Medhane Tesfamariam Berhe, who was thought to be a human trafficking kingpin is a victim of mistaken identity, but he now faces deportation.

Medhane had been …

Toll in Migrant Boat Accident off Tunisia Rises to 82

The number of bodies recovered by Tunisia after a ship packed with migrants sank off its coast last week has risen to 82, in one of the worst disasters in recent years, the Tunisian Red …

Sudan on High Alert After Military Says it Foiled Coup Attempt

Sudanese troops were deployed in the streets of Khartoum following the Transitional Military Council’s announcement Thursday that it had stopped a coup attempt by military officers.

“After an accurate monitoring, the security forces have arrested …

White Nationalism Moves Into South African Mainstream Politics

White nationalism has long lurked on the fringes of South African life, stoked by far-right groups that feel their culture is under threat in the multiracial country.

But as the May elections showed, far-right white …

AU Envoy: Sudan Military, Protesters to Sign Political Deal

A transition agreement between Sudan’s ruling military council and a pro-democracy coalition was scheduled to be signed Saturday, a top African Union diplomat said, just hours after the military claimed it thwarted an attempted coup …