A deputy leader of Libya’s Western-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has tendered his resignation.
This edition of Africa Today looks back at the most important stories, events and developments in 2016.
The outgoing UN chief warns of ‘genocide’ amid ongoing violence in South Sudan.
Coptic Church Carnage: Who benefits from religious conflicts in Egypt?
Why did it take so long for Libyan forces to take back Sirte? And could the city’s liberation be the start of a new dawn for Libya in the post-Gaddafi era?
Why has the world so far failed millions of children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
How could the Catholic Church's apology for its role in Rwandan genocide impact its future in East Africa?
Nigeria’s latest massacre of Shias is a clear demonstration that the country’s leadership, government, and army are openly persecuting a minority.
White-owned land in South Africa belongs to the indigenous population and must be returned at once, so says firebrand opposition figure Julius Malema.
Elections and South Sudanese refugees: Is the Democratic Republic of the Congo heading for more chaos?
Reports suggest corrupt Nigerian army officers may be involved in funneling arms, including those Abuja buys from the West, to Boko Haram Takfiris.
There is trouble brewing in the West African, resource-rich country of Gabon.
The UN-backed government in Libya faces a major blow as lawmakers in the internationally-recognized parliament reject the cabinet.
The battle for power in South Africa has entered a new era. The ruling ANC Party has lost control of Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
What has prompted the latest crisis in the East African country of Ethiopia?
For Nigeria, the violent killing of hundreds of Shias has cast a long shadow.
Is Africa now being carved up by a complicated web of offshore accounts, tax havens and tricky paper trails?
Is the International Criminal Court (ICC) targeting Africa disproportionately?
In a fledgling country still wracked by food insecurity and simmering conflict, just how close are we to an irreversible war?
Is Israel secretly trafficking thousands of refugees to Africa? There are some 45,000 African asylum seekers in the occupied territories. Many have been forced to protest their appalling living conditions.
As the fallout from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union continues, the continent of Africa might not have been the most obvious area to watch on in concern.
Africa Today marks the 40-year anniversary of the June 1976 Soweto uprising, where hundreds of young people protested against the apartheid government and their impositions
With Libya a political mess, will further Western intervention just make the situation worse?
Scores of people are being mercilessly hacked to death in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ghanaians go to the polls in a matter of months.
The east African nation was heralded as a future success story.
Nigeria’s surprising failures include the ill-treatment of some of its minorities, including Shia Muslims.
South African politics is standing on the edge of a very slippery slope as President Jacob Zuma struggles with yet more revelations of inappropriate conduct in office.
A quarrel over the sovereignty of disputed territory is threatening to escalate as Sudan and Egypt lock horns. Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has reiterated Khartoum’s ‘sovereign rights.’
The Rwandan genocide was one of the darkest periods of African history, up to a million Tutsi and moderate Hutu massacred by extremist Hutu in brutal scenes.
From its colonial exploits to the current day, is France still manipulating the affairs of its former subjects for its own ends?
Africa Today asks whether the Congo, with decades of turmoil since independence, is facing a new age of unrest.
Shocking allegations of sexual abuse on a mass scale continue to shadow the UN's so-called peace-keeping mission in the Central African Republic.
Nigeria continues to stand widely condemned for having brutally massacred members of a religious minority.
The new Egyptian government has been criticized for being complicit in the siege of Gaza.
The recent visit to Tunisia by the French foreign minister underscores the growing role Tunisia has as a buffer to the chaos of its neighbor, Libya.
The recent violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) was not altogether surprising. Tensions have been simmering there for the past three years.
The combined car bomb and suicide attacks in the Somali city of Baidoa that killed scores of people recently appear to be part of an accelerating offensive by al-Shabab.
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has told a security conference in Germany that terrorist groups have trained in his country.
Somalia is at risk of losing tens of thousands of children to starvation if the world does not act now.
Is Libya to face more Western military intervention? What would it mean for the country?
The role of the UN’s peacekeeping force is again under scrutiny after sexual allegations surfacing up in the Central African Republic (CAR).
The UN is calling on African Union states to help pull South Sudan’s warring sides out of a deadlock in the country’s peace process.
Have leaders in some African countries failed to grasp the full extent of the Takfiri threat and are they now paying the price?
Observers condemn Djibouti, Sudan and Somalia for cutting ties with Iran at the behest of Saudi Arabia despite having previously cordial relations with Tehran.
In Africa Today, we ask ‘when will the persecution of Shias under these two regimes end?’
As we enter 2016, here on Africa Today we’ll take a look back at 2015 to see which key political events took place in the continent and how they may shape what’s to come.
As 2015 comes to an end, we at Africa Today look back at the year marked by the relentless spread of terrorism.
When the photo of Sheikh Zakzaky’s beaten body went viral, the Nigerian president’s claim that he opposes terrorism was seriously called into question.
Just weeks since the visit of Pope Francis to the CAR and there are fears that the conflict that has blighted the country has returned with additional vigor.
Mali has been witnessing violence linked to militant activity in its northern region since 2012.
Is the world doing enough for Somalia or has the country been left to go it alone in the battle against al-Shabaab?
The general elections in Tanzania took place a month ago, yet the political fallout from the heavily contested polls continues.
The recent student protests echoed similar protests in 1976 when students opposed the Apartheid regime.
With South Sudanese people losing their lives on a daily basis, Africa Today asks: are there any winners if South Sudan continues to fail?
Despite warnings from the US not to do so, President Paul Kagame has secured the right to run for a third term in Rwanda.
Is South Africa’s planned withdrawal from the ICC the beginning of independent African criminal justice?
As the people of Burkina Faso prepare to exercise their right to vote, Africa Today has the update, asking if honor can triumph in the land of honorable people.
The escalating violence in the CAR sparked by the murder of a taxi driver in September is threatening upcoming elections.
Burkina Faso’s interim President Michel Kafando said he was back in charge after coup soldiers relinquished power.
Amnesty International blasts the UN for not tackling sexual abuse by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.
Nigeria has been making moves against Boko Haram, which began an armed rebellion against the government in 2009.
The Supreme Court in Zimbabwe has ruled that employers can terminate contracts on notice without compensation, causing over 20,000 people to lose their jobs.
Why has the US had a contingent of 10,000 troops at the base in Djibouti?
After twenty months of a deadly civil war, a tentative peace agreement is in place signed between South Sudan and the rebel forces.
Is Somalia losing the battle with al-Shabab militants?
While the world’s attention has been drawn to land reform in Zimbabwe, there is increasing tension in Namibia over the legacy of German colonialism.
The US has at times sabotaged the natural evolution of democratic African institutions. How genuine is the US in promoting growth in Africa?
How different is Kagame from the other presidents?
This show will examine why Kenya is key to long-term US-Africa relations.
How has the Nigerian president done in his first few weeks in office?
Another controversial election in Francophone Africa. Is the resistance to Burundi’s election a sign of increased demands for meaningful elections?
In this program, we will examine why Ghana’s economic status has deteriorated.
Africa Today asks whether the AU will establish a trustworthy African criminal court so that Africa can hold leaders who commit crimes accountable.
In this edition of Africa Today, we ask: Why do so many Africans support Sepp Blatter despite the claims made against him?
Is it just Western propaganda, or is there a case to answer that the Eritrean president is a dictator?
Have French soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR) ended up defiling those they were supposed to be protecting?
Impact of Tanzania's new law on the number of foreign workers in the country.
Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari plans a war against insecurity and corruption. So how will he deliver?
Burundian President Nkurunziza has survived a coup. His opponents say he is in breach of the constitution for seeking a third term. Will he go ahead with the presidential bid?
The Mediterranean has claimed thousands of African migrants. EU leaders have come up with a security rather than humanitarian rescue plan.
What is the root cause of the current attacks on foreigners in South Africa? And what policies does the ruling party have to address the challenge?
Elections are due in Ivory Coast this year, but some analysts say the country is too fragile. So should the country go ahead with or postpone the poll?
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has not delivered on the promise of democracy and is losing popular support.
Rwanda, regularly criticized in Western mainstream media, has come out on top as having the happiest population in Africa.
Is the African Union (AU) finally exercising its umbrella role of protecting African interests, with its recent criticism of the US, Norway and Britain?
A Liberian leading think tank accuses multinational mining companies of failing local communities while they get rich from national resources.
In this edition of the Africa Today, we ask our guests whether the Economic Freedom Fighters can be the voice of the voiceless in Africa.
In this edition of Africa Today we ask: Is Gabon about to embrace real democracy and end its former colonial master's rule?
In this edition of Africa Today, we will discuss the controversial decision to postpone the Nigerian presidential election.
In this edition of Africa Today, we will address the plight of Bushmen whose rights are reportedly being violated in Botswana.