Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga has spoken for the first time since he lost the election saying his coalition "totally and without reservations reject the presidential results" in a televised address on Tuesday.
Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto has been elected as the country's next President. Veteran opposition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is disputing the election results. CNN's Larry Madowo reports.
At least 50 people have died and "many" displaced after recent torrential rains caused flooding in northern Nigeria, Sani Yusuf, executive secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for Jigawa State said.
At least 41 people were killed, and at least 14 injured after a fire broke out at Abu Sefein church in Cairo's Imbaba neighborhood on Sunday, according to a spokesperson for the Egyptian Coptic Church citing health officials.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday said he had raised "serious concerns" related to human rights as well as issues about regional tensions with the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo during a meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame in the capital Kigali.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone on Wednesday, protesting inflation and the rising cost of living in the West African country, according to people that CNN spoke to.
"Fintech" is Africa's modern-day gold rush, with investors betting big on startups that offer services from digital banking to retail payments and health care. In Uganda, pioneers in this emerging realm are catapulting even rural communities into the digital era.
Uganda's government shut down operations of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), a non-governmental organization for LGBTQ rights, accusing it of operating illegally in the country, according to a statement from the government.
On July 1, a cable emerged from the Atlantic Ocean in Swakopmund, a small coastal city in western Namibia. Mostly known as a seaside resort, Swakopmund is used to visitors. But the giant ship out at sea, the string of buoys, and a fleet of smaller vessels manned by workers in hard hats and fluorescent bibs was an arrival of a different kind.
It's been over 10 years since Kenya set a constitutional requirement of having at least one-third female members of parliament. Long after the deadline, Kenya still has the lowest number of elected women in East Africa. CNN's Larry Madowo speaks with the women running to change that.
Just before sunset, Umra Omar boards a speedboat that will take her around the historic Lamu channel for meetings with voters. As her boat zooms past idyllic islands and arrives at shore 30 minutes later, dozens of women and children rush to greet a candidate they hope will be their next governor.