FAYOUM, Egypt (Reuters) - Ahmed Abd-Rabo used to get all the water he needed to feed his crops in northern Egypt. Then the canal linking his seven acres to the River Nile started drying up and he had to abandon half the plot.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Nearly half of Kenyans surveyed by the government's police watchdog IPOA said they had suffered police abuse of power, according to a survey it released on Wednesday, underscoring the scale of the task the body faces in holding officers to account.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Competition in Egypt's ride-hailing and tech-enabled transport market is heating up as rivals from global giant Uber to smaller local firms vie for a slice of the Middle East's largest market.
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe police on Wednesday blocked a handful of public sector workers from marching to government offices with a petition demanding better pay, reneging on an earlier pledge to allow the demonstration.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's senate voted on Wednesday to raise the government's debt ceiling to 9 trillion shillings ($87.29 billion), as authorities abandon a limit pegged to the GDP due to a growing debt burden.
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda will begin refurbishing its century-old rail network this month to boost bulk cargo transportation, after failing to secure $2.2 billion in Chinese funding for a new standard-gauge line, a senior rail official said on Wednesday.
CAPE TOWN, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Ghana's Deputy Energy Minister
Amin Adam said on Wednesday that domestic laws must be changed
to allow companies already producing to further explore offshore
areas for more oil.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Mozambique's government plans to appeal a South African court's decision to revoke the planned extradition of former finance minister Manuel Chang, wanted in both his home country and the United States, a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed.
DAURA, Nigeria, (Reuters) - The first thing 15-year-old Burhani saw when he arrived at an Islamic reformatory school in October was rows of youths and young men sitting on a courtyard floor, naked, bleeding and in chains.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan bank shares gained in early trade on Wednesday after President Uhuru Kenyatta's bid to remove a cap on commercial lending rates was passed in parliament on Tuesday, a move that could boost the flow of credit to the economy.
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe state workers will go ahead with Wednesday's street protest after the government failed to give in to their demand for U.S. dollar-indexed salaries to cushion them against soaring inflation, union officials said on Tuesday.
(Reuters) - Nigeria launched a crackdown on informal Islamic schools and rehabilitation centres in late September after a man was refused permission to see his nephews at one institution and complained to police. Nearly 1,500 people have been freed so far.
LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigerian police have freed 259 people being held at an Islamic rehabilitation centre in the southwestern city of Ibadan, police said on Tuesday, adding that some complained of being beaten regularly by their captors.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Kenyan president's bid to remove a cap on commercial lending rates passed through parliament on Tuesday, after legislators opposed to lifting it failed to muster the required numbers to overturn it.
CHEJU, Zanzibar (Reuters) - Scientists seeking a breakthrough in the fight against malaria have used drones to spray rice fields in Zanzibar - not with traditional pesticides but with a thin, non-toxic film.
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Eight Ugandan journalists were detained on Monday as they marched in the capital Kampala to protest what they said were police abuses, including beatings and detentions, during coverage of student protests last month, a rights group official said.