Suicide bomber kills at least 15 at police academy in Somalia’s capital

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A suicide bomber disguised as a policeman blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday...

South Africa’s Zuma appeals court ruling on state prosecutor’s appointment: local media

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has filed an appeal against a court ruling that his appointment of a state prosecutor to...

Egypt minister set to sign deal to resume Russian flights: agencies

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s aviation minister will travel to Russia to sign protocol agreements as early as Friday to allow the resumption of Russian...

Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe visits Singapore hospital: sources

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe visited a hospital in Singapore this week apparently for medical checks, his first trip outside his...

Hit by wild weather, Africa moves to modernize its forecasting

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After five years of poor rains, Mcharo Mwanyumba, a farmer in southeast Kenya, was looking forward to a...

Brazil tops places to Watch for deforestation, satellites show

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazil topped the list of the world’s most important Places to Watch for deforestation on Wednesday, in...

Froome’s positive Salbutamol test result unusual, says expert

LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome’s positive test for excessive levels of the asthma drug Salbutamol at this year’s Vuelta a Espana was unusual but...

LafargeHolcim ‍ends talks with South Africa’s PPC

ZURICH (Reuters) - LafargeHolcim (LHN.S) has ended talks with South African cement maker Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) (PPCJ.J) about a possible deal, the Swiss...

Nigeria seeks to amend deep offshore oil act to raise crude revenue

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria is seeking to amend a law on deep offshore oil exploration and drilling, aiming to increase government revenue from crude...

U.S. sanctions two Africans over ivory, weapons trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday blacklisted two people it said supported the outlawed Lord’s Resistance Army in Central African Republic...