KAMPALA (Reuters) - Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that he hopes long-standing African ally Uganda will open an embassy in Jerusalem soon, becoming the third nation to do so after the United States and Guatemala.
ABIDJAN, Feb 3 (Reuters) - No rain fell last week in most of
Ivory Coast's cocoa regions, farmers told Reuters, adding to
their concerns over the crop's development during a crucial
growing period for the world's top producer.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Swarms of desert locusts could ravage more countries in eastern Africa and threaten the livelihood of many more people, the United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said on Monday.
LISBON (Reuters) - It's good news that Angola's Isabel dos Santos has decided to sell her investments in Portuguese companies, Portugal's Economy Minister Pedro Siza Vieira told Reuters, saying that would avoid any potential damage to them as she battles fraud charges.
DUBAI (Reuters) - United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan on Sunday allocated $2 billion for investment and development projects in Mauritania, as well as loans, UAE state news agency (WAM) said.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The United States on Sunday invited General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of Sudan's sovereign council, to visit Washington, the council said, highlighting warmer bilateral ties since the army toppled President Omar al-Bashir last year.
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - At least 20 people were killed and more than a dozen hurt in a stampede as worshippers rushed to be anointed during a church service in northern Tanzania, officials said on Sunday.
LAGOS (Reuters) - Eritrea denounced a U.S. ban on immigrant visas for its citizens as "unacceptable" on Saturday, while Nigeria's government said it had created a committee to address the issues that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to add the country to the ban.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 62 civilians in a series of attacks this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the army is waging a counter-insurgency campaign against the rebels, the government said on Saturday.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Several thousand protesters took to the streets in Ethiopian cities this week, demanding Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed do more to tackle simmering ethnic violence following the kidnapping of a group of university students.
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania said on Saturday it had not been officially notified by the United States about a travel ban after it was targeted alongside five other countries by President Donald Trump's expanded travel restrictions on Friday.
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced Hisham al-Ashmawy, a former special forces officer turned Islamist militant, and 36 others to death after they were convicted of terrorism, court officials said.