EU: migration cooperation with Africa is bearing fruits

European efforts to tackle migration in concert with African countries of origin and transit are beginning to bear fruits, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Tuesday, four months...

Study finds nearly 385 million children worldwide live in poverty

Nearly 385 million children worldwide live in extreme poverty, UNICEF and the World Bank said Monday.

More than 300 kilogrammes of elephant tusks seized at Vietnam airport

More than 300 kilogrammes of elephant tusks have been confiscated at Hanoi's international airport, a customs official said Monday.

Push for closure of domestic ivory markets sparks controversy

The United States and 29 African countries on Monday pushed for a large-scale ban on the domestic ivory trade in an attempt to stop the dramatic decline of Africa's elephant populations.

Number of African elephants has dropped by a fifth in past decade

The number of African elephants in their home continent has dropped by more than a fifth in the past decade due to a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (...

South Sudanese refugee count climbs above 1 million

The internal conflict in South Sudan has forced more than 1 million people out of the country, the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR) said Friday.

Zimbabwe introduces bond notes to combat cash shortages

Zimbabwe will launch notes with equivalent US dollar values to ease cash shortages and promote exports starting next month, the central bank announced Thursday.

EU parliament approves trade deal with six southern African countries

The European Parliament cleared the way Wednesday for a new trade agreement between the European Union and six southern African countries, approving the deal despite concerns among European...

Thousands of opposition supporters detained in Gabon, official says

Thousands of opposition supports have been arrested in the wake of rioting that erupted over the election victory of President Ali Bongo, according to opposition leader Jean Ping.

South African school accused of discrimination against afro hairstyle

Protests have erupted at a South African girls' school after teachers were accused of making racist remarks about black pupils' hairstyles, the local news agency ANA reported Monday.

Japan pledges 30-billion-dollar investment in Africa over three years

Japan will invest 30 billion dollars in Africa's infrastructure over the next three years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said during a two-day summit on Saturday.

Tunisia's new unity government wins confidence vote

The new national unity government in Tunisia won a parliamentary vote of confidence late on Friday, almost a month after the last government was dismissed.

15 illegal migrants found in cargo train in east Croatia

Railway workers found 15 illegal migrants of African and Asian background hidden in carriages of a cargo train in Slavonski Brod, eastern Croatia, and a police investigation is under way.

Rioting in Zambia after president takes narrow election victory

Zambian President Edgar Lungu secured a narrow victory in last week’s general elections, the electoral commission announced Monday, while the opposition decried fraud.

Governor estimates 36 killed in rebel attack in eastern Congo

Dozens of people in eastern Congo were confirmed dead on Sunday after gun- and machete-wielding militants from the Uganda-based rebel group ADF launched an attack at the southern edge of the city...