TUNIS (Reuters) - Nine people, including eight policemen, were wounded when a woman blew herself up in what a spokesman for the Tunisian Interior Ministry described as a "terrorist explosion" in central Tunis on Monday.
ABIDJAN, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Above average rainfall in Ivory
Coast's cocoa growing regions could improve the crop size next
year, farmers said on Monday, although early signs of
rain-induced black pod disease worried some.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Violence in South Sudan is blocking deliveries of food aid needed to stave off severe hunger in some areas, the World Food Programme said, adding to evidence that a peace deal signed last month is not holding.
PARIS (Reuters) - Russia's expanding influence in Central African Republic (CAR), a former French colony, over the past months is not likely to stabilise the country, French Defense Minister Florence Parly told weekly Jeune Afrique.
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are dying from Ebola at an unprecedented rate due largely to poor sanitary practices at clinics run by traditional healers, the health ministry said on Sunday.
REMADA, Tunisia (Reuters) - Tunisian Zubair Abdel-Moula lost his work selling smuggled fuel on the streets of a poor southern town after the government tightened controls with Libya to stop militants crossing the 460km (286 miles) border.
MBABANE (Reuters) - eSwatini's King Mswati has appointed Ambrose Dlamini, chief executive of the local unit of telecoms group MTN, as new prime minister of the southern African kingdom, local media reported.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Congolese rallied on Saturday in support of President Joseph Kabila's preferred successor, two months before an election that could mark the country's first democratic transition of power.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's former finance minister Malusi Gigaba said on Sunday a private sex video was leaked after his phone was hacked and he had faced blackmail threats over it when he headed the Treasury.
Oct 27 (Reuters) - Leicester City manager Claude Puel was pleased to see his side avert another Premier League defeat on Saturday but was more concerned with the condition of Daniel Amartey who was carried off on a stretcher and needed oxygen on the pitch.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner FW de Klerk has been hospitalised for a lung condition but is recovering and is expected to be discharged next week, his foundation said on Saturday.
COTONOU (Reuters) - Benin's government raised its economic growth forecast for this year to 6.5 percent, up from an earlier estimate of 6 percent, and said it anticipates 6.5 percent growth in 2019 too.
ACCRA, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The yield on Ghana's 91-day
treasury bill rose further to 13.91 percent at an auction on
Friday, compared with 13.75 percent at the last sale on Oct. 19,
the central bank said.
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia has scrapped a requirement for companies seeking mining exploration licences to be partly owned and managed by black Namibians, the country's mining industry group said on Friday.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa used an investment summit on Friday to reassure investors that his government was committed to protecting property rights as it pursues plans to accelerate the pace of land redistribution.
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet expressed outrage on Thursday at comments by Burundi's ambassador in New York comparing the chairman of a U.N. inquiry into the country to a participant in the slave trade.