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Stay current with all the latest and breaking news from Africa, compare headlines and perspectives between news sources on stories happening today. In total, 45,913 stories have been published about Africa which Ground News has aggregated in the past 3 months.

Media Bias Breakdown

How is the media covering Africa?

Africa often is covered by Center Media sources.
Left24%
Center43%
Right33%

Top News Stories

Polio · Maputo

Mozambique discovers first wild polio case since 1992

55% Center coverage: 34 sources
Mozambique declares an outbreak of wild poliovirus. Child in north-eastern Tete province contracted the disease. Second imported case of wild polio in southern Africa this year, following outbreak in Malawi in mid-February. Virus strain is not indigenous, because it is linked to strain circulating in Pakistan in 2019.See the Story
Soccer · Libreville

Gabon's Aubameyang quits international football

40% Left coverage: 10 sources
Gabon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has announced his retirement from international football. The 32-year-old did not make an appearance for Gabon at this year's tournament after testing positive for COVID-19. He was later sent to Europe for tests on possible heart lesions caused by the coronavirus.See the Story
US & Canada

Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly split - reports | Channel

Coverage: 12 sources
South African-born comedian Trevor Noah and American actress and model Minka Kelly have reportedly broken up after almost two years together. A source confirmed to People that the pair have broken up and Minka is very happy. The Daily Show host reportedly invested in a mansion in Bel Air for the couple which cost an estimated $27.5 million.See the Story
Africa · South Africa

Stellenbosch University student arrested in connection with rape allegations | News24

Coverage: 4 sources
A Stellenbosch University student has been arrested in connection with a rape case. It is alleged that the student raped a 19-year-old fellow student at a residence. The student will be suspended, pending an internal and criminal investigation. This comes hot on the heels of an allegedly racist incident over the weekend.See the Story
Finance · South Africa

JUST IN | Trevor Manuel sues JJ Tabane over claims he helped form Cope, demands apology and retraction

67% Right coverage: 3 sources
Trevor Manuel filed an urgent application in the Gauteng High Court to force JJ Tabane to retract and apologise for his comments. Tabane claimed that Manuel had a hand in the formation of Cope. The former finance minister said there was no reason he should be forced to submit himself to "indignities and assaults" on his integrity.See the Story
College Students

Kidnappers of Nigerian college students arrested one year later - police

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Two suspects arrested in connection with kidnapping of students from Greenfield University. Gunmen stormed the college and killed a member of staff before seizing around 20 students. Five of the hostages were killed a few days later to force families to pay a ransom. Fourteen were released after 40 days in captivity.See the Story
Africa · Kyiv

Ukraine to seek damages from Russia over huge environmental damage

67% Center coverage: 3 sources
Kyiv has recorded 1,500 cases of the destruction of ecosystems or contamination of land. Fighting near the defunct Chornobyl atomic power station had caused fires over almost 12,000 hectares of land, killing flora and fauna in a unique environment. Russia did not immediately comment on Strilets' remarks.See the Story
Europe

Five die after tugboat sinks off southern Italy

Coverage: 2 sources
The Franco P tugboat sent an alarm signal on Wednesday evening, while sailing some 50 nautical miles (92.6 km) off the city of Bari. Four bodies have so far been recovered and another has been spotted at sea. The coastguard will transport the bodies back to Bari in south-eastern Italy.See the Story
Africa

Africa has contained monkeypox outbreaks during Covid-19 pandemic - Africa CDC

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
A handful of cases of the virus have been reported or are suspected in Britain, Portugal, Spain and the United States. The disease, which spreads through close contact and was first found in monkeys, mostly occurs in west and central Africa and only rarely spreads elsewhere. Since 2020 outbreaks had been seen and contained in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Cameroon and Central African Republic.See the Story

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