Nigerian princess seeks funds to help Boko Haram survivors

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Nigerian princess Modupe Ozolua wants to help survivors enduring the continuous attacks from the Boko Haram militant group through a fundraiser in Atlanta

Burkina cancels arrest warrant for ousted leader Compaore

2016-04-29 08:48

A top Burkina Faso court has cancelled an international arrest warrant for ex-president Blaise Compaore who fled the country after a popular uprising in 2014, the prosecutor general in Ouagadougou told AFP.

Amnesty urges probe into missing Chad troops

2016-04-29 07:27

Amnesty International has expressed alarm over the disappearance of more than 20 soldiers and police officers in Chad since this month's presidential election.

Libya unity govt wants joint military force to combat ISIS

2016-04-28 23:13

Libya's new unity government has announced plans to establish a joint military command to drive the Islamic State jihadist group out of the North African country.

Mozambique blames insurgency for hidden debt

2016-04-28 20:58

Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario has blamed the country's instability for a government decision to hide $1.4bn of debt used to fund maritime security vessels and shipyards.

Sudan police teargas students

2016-04-28 19:16

Sudanese police have fired tear gas as clashes broke out during a protest at Khartoum University over the killing of a student by security forces.


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Africa's longest-serving leader re-elected president in E Guinea

2016-04-28 22:03

Africa's longest-serving leader, Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, has extended his 36-year rule after being re-elected president with 93.7% of the vote, according to the provisional results of weekend elections.

Nigeria condemns attacks blamed on herders

2016-04-28 19:58

A leader of Fulani herdsmen in southeastern Nigeria has blamed 'criminals and mercenaries' for an attack police say killed 20 people this week.

Nigeria, France strengthen military co-operation

2016-04-28 18:17

Nigeria and France have signed an agreement on closer military co-operation, including intelligence sharing.

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Mali military blamed for deaths

2016-04-28 17:05

Mali rights groups warn the army and its allies are torturing and killing civilians from an ethnic group accused of collaborating with Islamic militants in central Mali.

Kenyan journalist recounts how former first lady Lucy Kibaki 'terrorised' media house

2016-04-28 14:02

Macharia Gaitho, a former managing editor for special projects at Kenya's Daily Nation, has narrated how the former first lady Lucy Kibaki stormed the media house 2005 and lashed out at editors for writing a negative story about her.

Zim to probe 7 companies over looted diamonds – VP Mnangagwa

2016-04-28 13:46

Zimbabwe’s government has launched a forensic audit of at least seven firms that operated in the Chiadzwa diamond field amid reports the country lost $15 billion of revenue.

UN condemns killing of 12 Egyptians, 3 others in Libya

2016-04-28 09:25

The United Nations' Libya envoy has condemned the killing of 12 Egyptians and three Libyan nationals in a string of incidents in the central town of Bani Walid.

Three Egypt policemen killed in Sinai bombing

2016-04-28 05:54

A roadside bomb in the North Sinai town of El-Arish killed three Egyptian police conscripts, the interior ministry says.

Egypt cop referred to court for 'killing man over tea'

2016-04-27 22:10

An Egyptian policeman who shot dead a vendor over the price of a cup of tea will stand trial, a prosecution official says, amid growing outrage at police abuses.

Nigeria taking action as piracy and clashes on rise

2016-04-27 22:00

Nigeria needs to step up security to stem a rise in incidents of piracy and communal clashes, as well as the continued threat from Boko Haram insurgents, Defence Minister Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali says.

Egyptian family seeks help for conjoined twins

2016-04-27 14:07

The parents of two conjoined twins in Egypt are calling for help to separate the girls, saying they have been unable to find treatment so far

Sudan police tear-gas students protesting 'uni selloff'

2016-04-27 10:33

Sudanese police have used tear gas against students protesting over what they say is a plan to sell off buildings belonging to Khartoum university, despite the government denying the charge.

Military barracks in Cape Verde attacked

2016-04-26 23:03

Media reports in West Africa's Cape Verde islands say police there have found eight dead soldiers and three dead civilians at a military barracks.

UK unhappy about Egypt student murder probe

2016-04-26 20:59

Britain says it is unhappy at the lack of progress in the investigation into the murder of an Italian student studying at Cambridge who was found dead in Egypt.

Rights group Amnesty slams Egypt

2016-04-26 18:56

Rights group Amnesty International has accused Egypt of 'paranoia' in its crackdown to prevent protests the previous day against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government.

WATCH: Kenyan opposition leader Odinga caught up in heavy teargas during protests

2016-04-26 11:56

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has been caught up in teargas fired by police during protests against the electoral body, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

Mozambique applauds Malawi for hosting of refugees

2016-04-26 11:59

The Mozambican government has applauded Malawi over its willingness to host refugees fleeing violence in their home country, a report says.

ICC to investigate Burundi political violence

2016-04-26 05:32

A UN estimate says at least 430 people have been killed in the past year after President Nkurinziza launched his election campaign.

Burundi general assassinated

2016-04-25 22:42

A military general in Burundi who was an adviser to the country's vice president has been shot dead in the capital.

Ghana, Togo boost security after attack warning

2016-04-25 21:53

Security has been beefed up in Accra and Lome following a leaked intelligence report that indicated Islamist militants were likely to launch their next attacks in Ghana and Togo.

Funding crunch threatens S Sudan refugee aid

2016-04-25 20:06

UN agencies have warned that an acute funding shortfall is hampering their work in assisting thousands of South Sudanese refugees who have fled to neighbouring Sudan.

Burundi govt won't join crisis talks unless consulted

2016-04-28 10:34

Burundi's government has refused to participate in stalled talks to end months of political crisis unless it was first consulted on who else was taking part.

Several Egyptians killed in clashes with smugglers in Libya

2016-04-28 08:04

At least a dozen Egyptians have been killed in clashes with smugglers in central Libya, Egypt's Foreign Ministry says.

Cape Verde police nab suspect in slaying of 11

2016-04-27 22:10

Police in Cape Verde have captured a soldier suspected of killing 11 people at a military barracks in the West African island nation, an official at Cape Verde's Defence Ministry says.

Cholera outbreak hits Zanzibar, kills at least 45

2016-04-27 19:59

A Zanzibar health official says a cholera outbreak on the island archipelago has killed at least 45 people since March.

Ivory Coast counts on new schools to cut child labour in cocoa sector

2016-04-27 17:59

"At five years old, I went to work in the fields with my dad. Today, my children go to school," says Peter, a cocoa farmer in Bonikro in the centre of Ivory Coast.

When schools and students become spoils of war

2016-04-27 14:47

Two years have passed since Boko Haram abducted 276 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, and 219 of the girls remain missing. The anniversary, and that of the kidnapping of another 300 schoolchildren from another town, marks a grim roll call for education in the country's northeast.

Morocco's ouster of UN staff from Western Sahara denounced

2016-04-27 12:00

The African Union's special envoy for the disputed Western Sahara says Morocco's expulsion of most of the UN peacekeeping mission's civilian staff sets "a very dangerous precedent" and undermines the UN Security Council.

Chad extends state of emergency

2016-04-26 22:07

Chad has extended by six months the state of emergency imposed in the Lake Chad region in response to cross-border attacks by Boko Haram jihadists.

Riek Machar sworn in as first vice president

2016-04-26 19:59

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as first vice president after arriving in the capital Juba in a long awaited UN brokered peace deal.

Nigeria pirates release 6 Turks

2016-04-26 18:10

A Turkish maritime company says six crew members of a tanker ship who were captured by pirates off the coast of Nigeria have been released and are in good health.

Egypt looks to avert water crisis driven by demand, waste

2016-04-26 16:00

New plough holds promise in Egypt, which faces a grim future of water shortages due to waste and surging demand.

Egypt jails 11 men accused of homosexuality

2016-04-26 11:13

An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 men accused of homosexuality to jail terms of between three and 12 years, legal sources say.

New Libyan government takes over more ministries

2016-04-25 23:31

Libya's new unity government has taken control of more ministries in Tripoli including foreign affairs as it seeks to assert its authority over the violence-plagued country.

Kenya demonstrators storm election commission

2016-04-25 21:53

Police have fired tear gas to prevent opposition demonstrators - including former premier Raila Odinga - from storming the offices of Kenya's electoral commission to demand its dissolution.

South Sudan rebel general returns to Juba

2016-04-25 21:01

South Sudan's top rebel military commander Simon Gatwech Dual has returned to Juba in a key step forward in a floundering peace process.

Police, protesters clash in Cairo over islands

2016-04-25 18:54

Witnesses say police fired tear gas and birdshot to disperse hundreds of demonstrators calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down over his government's decision to surrender control over two strategic Red Sea islands.


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