Ennahdha projected to win 17.5 percent of the vote, slightly ahead of Qalb Tounes, tipped to secure 15.6 percent. The conservative Ennahdha party has come in first in Tunisia’s parliamentary election, according to an exit poll broadcast by state TV. The poll by Sigma Conseil showed Rached Ghannouchi’s moderate Islamist party would secure 17.5 percentRead More →

Jihadists have attacked a military base where US soldiers train commandos in Somalia, causing casualties, reports say. Local residents reported heavy blasts and gunfire at Baledogle airport in the southern Lower Shabelle region. The al-Shabab militant group said it had carried out the attack, using a car bomb to blastRead More →

Said Bouteflika was arrested with two former intelligence chiefs as the nation grappled with mass protests. The brother of Algeria’s former president went on trial on Monday alongside two ex-intelligence chiefs over charges that included plotting against the state and undermining the military. Said Bouteflika and Generals Mohamed Mediene and BachirRead More →

A chronic shortage of professional opportunities drives country’s youth to informal work and feeds social unrest. Tafadzwa Chirimumimba jogs with the ease of an athlete as he waves down a slow-moving bus on the Julius Nyerere road in Zimbabwe’s capital city. The bus pulls over. Chirimumimba, energetic despite the scorching midday sun,Read More →

Government seeks answers from UN health agency which accused it of failing to share data on suspected Ebola cases. Tanzania has summoned the local representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) after the United Nations’ health agency accused the government of failing to share detailed information on suspected Ebola cases. Hassan Abbasi, a Tanzanian governmentRead More →