ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has eased its visa rules in an effort to boost trade and tourism as an African trade agreement promoting freer movement of goods and services comes into effect, interior minister Rauf Aregbesola said on Tuesday.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Wachira Waheire was 25 years old when he was thrown into Kenya's notorious torture cells for possessing a poster saying hunger will lead to revolution.
LAGOS (Reuters) - The United States and the British dependency of Jersey have agreed with Nigeria to repatriate more than $300 million in funds stolen by former military ruler General Sani Abacha, the three governments said.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan cast doubt on Tuesday on an early normalisation of historically hostile ties with Israel, a day after Israeli officials said the two countries' leaders had met and were working towards that goal.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Turkey's Karpowership, one of the world's largest powership firms, has submitted a plan to South Africa to provide "several" ships capable of plugging a severe power shortage in the country, a senior company official said on Tuesday.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's gold production probably fell slightly last year due partly to security problems and attacks targeting industrial miners, the country's mines minister said on Tuesday.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Edcon, the country's largest non-food retailer, said on Tuesday it will sell stationary retailer CNA to a consortium majority owned by Astoria Investments.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African court issued an arrest warrant for former president Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, after he skipped court on grounds of needing medical treatment, but the judge stayed the warrant until his corruption trial resumes on May 6.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. envoy to Libya said on Tuesday there was a "genuine will to start negotiating" between rival factions as they started military talks in Geneva aimed at securing a lasting ceasefire in the North African country.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations' top humanitarian official in Mali urged more engagement with armed groups including jihadists, and more aid and development funding, saying on Monday that extra troops would not help to stabilise the country.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Michael "Mad Mike" Hoare, one of the most famous foreign mercenaries to have played a role in Africa's violent transition from colonial rule, has died aged 100.
NAIROBI/LAGOS, Nigeria (Reuters) - An Eritrean father yearning to be reunited with his four children after 15 years apart. An American woman adopting a Nigerian toddler. A Nigerian man desperate to be with his American wife and children.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi died aged 95, leaving behind a country still riddled by corruption that became rampant during his rule over the East African nation from 1978 to 2002.
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PARIS, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Fallout from the Airbus bribery scandal reverberated around the world on Monday as the head of one of its top buyers temporarily stood down and investigations were launched in countries aggrieved at being dragged into the increasingly political row.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Fourteen children were killed in a stampede as they rushed down a staircase at the end of classes at a primary school in western Kenya on Monday, officials said.
LILONGWE (Reuters) - Malawi's Constitutional Court on Monday annulled the May 2019 presidential vote that declared Peter Mutharika a winner and ordered a re-run after an application from opposition parties citing irregularities.
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda is "studying" the possibility of opening an embassy in Jerusalem, President Yoweri Museveni said on Monday, during a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda is "studying" the possibility of opening an embassy in Jerusalem, President Yoweri Museveni said on Monday, during a visit from long-standing ally Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Armed men attacked a gas pipeline in the north of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula late on Sunday, security sources and witnesses said, but gas imports through North Sinai from Israel were unaffected.