Nigeria VP comes out of the shadows with president Buhari away

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Nigeria's vice president Yemi Osinbajo seems to have been everywhere while his boss is away. He even conducted a spot check on the public toilets at Lagos international airport.

Thousands of loyalists gather for Mugabe's 93rd lavish birthday party

2017-02-25 11:10

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turned 93 this week, celebrates his birthday on Saturday with a lavish party attended by thousands of loyalists outside the second city of Bulawayo.

1 killed as bandits raid livestock in drought-plagued Kenya

2017-02-25 11:10

Kenyan police say an official has been killed by livestock bandits in the volatile Rift Valley county of Baringo, where a drought has increased cattle rustling.

Saved by a SNAKE: Woman, 29, 'escapes kidnappers'

2017-02-25 07:10

A woman from eastern Zimbabwe says she was kidnapped, dragged into a bushy area and about to be killed when a snake bit one of her attackers, a report says.

At least 9 hurt as heavy fire paralyses Libya capital

2017-02-24 22:07

Armed groups traded fire with heavy weapons in the centre of Tripoli, injuring at least nine people and paralysing the Libyan capital, residents and the Red Crescent have said.


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Morocco urges UN to end Polisario 'provocation'

2017-02-25 09:00

Morocco's King Mohammed VI has asked the UN to take urgent measures to end "provocation" by the Algeria-backed Polisario Front threatening the ceasefire in the disputed Western Sahara.

Czech FM to press Sudan to free jailed missionary

2017-02-25 07:10

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek is expected to travel to Sudan to try to free a Czech Christian aid worker sentenced to 24 years in prison on charges including spying and inciting hatred.

Egypt more than doubles foreign visitors' visa costs

2017-02-24 22:07

Egyptian airport officials say that authorities are doubling entry visas' costs for foreign visitors starting next week

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Cameroonians fleeing Boko Haram desperate for food

2017-02-24 21:03

Homeless and hungry, Fadi is a young widow from Cameroon who was forced by Boko Haram's brutal insurgency to flee her village near the Nigerian border.

Boko Haram leader killed spokesperson over 'leadership plot'

2017-02-24 19:59

The leader of Boko Haram's main faction, Abubakar Shekau, has admitted killing the group's purported spokesperson over an apparent plot to oust him, he said in an audio recording obtained by AFP..

Fear hangs over busy Uganda - DRC border post

2017-02-24 18:54

The jagged, ice-capped Rwenzori Mountains stab at the sky above Mpondwe, a bustling border town in western Uganda.

Egypt Christians flee Sinai as sixth of their kin killed

2017-02-24 16:37

Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian inside his home in northern Sinai, the sixth such killing in a month's time in the restive region, say officials, prompting some Christian families to flee from the area for fear of being targeted next.

Egyptians bear down under worst inflation in a decade

2017-02-24 15:29

Egyptians are bearing down under their worst inflation in a decade, cutting spending as much as possible, as prices surge on basic food items, transport, housing, and even some essential medicines.

Nigerian kidnappers demand $200 000 for German hostages

2017-02-24 13:11

A worker at a Nigerian excavation site says kidnappers are demanding a ransom of $200 000 for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week from a remote northern village.

Two Malians arrested in Senegal over I Coast beach attack

2017-02-24 10:08

Senegalese police have arrested two Malians suspected of involvement in a jihadist attack on an Ivory Coast beach resort last year that killed 19 people.

'Terrorist attack' kills 15 soldiers in Niger: army

2017-02-24 08:52

At least Fifteen soldiers have been killed and 19 wounded in a attack by "terrorist elements" in western Niger, authorities say.

East Libya imposes foreign travel curbs

2017-02-24 06:08

Authorities in control of eastern Libya have imposed foreign travel curbs on residents aged between 18 and 45, saying they would need security clearance.

Bashir orders full aid access to S Sudan famine areas

2017-02-23 22:22

President Omar al-Bashir has ordered Sudanese authorities to assist the delivery of international humanitarian aid to famine-hit South Sudan through the country, says an official said.

The Lake Chad region: 'Africa's most acute crisis'

2017-02-23 21:19

An international conference in Oslo aims to raise $1.5bn to help people affected by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in the Lake Chad region.

Aid group: 13 migrants suffocate in Libya shipping container

2017-02-23 20:22

Red Crescent official says 13 African migrants have died of suffocation inside shipping container while being transported in Libya.

Egypt denies reports about giving Sinai to Palestinians

2017-02-23 20:23

The spokesperson for Egypt's president is categorically denying Israeli reports that Egypt has proposed giving up part of Sinai Peninsula for the Palestinians to set up an independent state

Cameroon's anglophone regions offline for over a month

2017-02-23 19:24

Internet has been cut for over a month in Cameroon's English-speaking regions, believed to be a record in Africa, following anti-government protests by the country's linguistic minority, says a watchdog.

Kenya: Outrage as US TV show uses real life Westgate mall attack footage

2017-02-23 17:11

A United States television series has sparked outrage in Kenya after is used real life footage from the east African country's worst terror attack at the Westgate mall.

Somali president says no quick fix for nation's woes

2017-02-23 16:01

Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has sought to downplay soaring expectations of his new administration at his inauguration, warning it would take decades to fix the nation's many ills.

Zim 'won't tolerate Maimane's senseless insults' – minister

2017-02-23 12:33

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly slammed Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane for "attacking" President Robert Mugabe and "meddling in the country’s internal affairs".

'South Africa stop killing our people,' protesting Nigerians demand

2017-02-23 11:07

Nigerians in Abuja reportedly staged an anti-xenophobia protest outside the South African embassy in the capital Abuja on Wednesday, calling on authorities to "stop attacks on African nationals".

'I don't want to lead a party of thieves': Is Mugabe REALLY serious on corrupt ministers?

2017-02-23 10:03

"I don't want to lead a party of thieves and corrupt persons." That was President Robert Mugabe talking tough on his 93rd birthday. Sounds promising, don't you think? But there was also this from His Excellency: "If there is evidence, we will pursue that evidence."

Cameroon expels at least 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram

2017-02-23 08:30

Over 500 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram Islamists have been forced to return to Nigeria, the UN refugee agency says.

Top Africa stories: MTN, Mugabe, Gambia

2017-02-24 19:59

Mobile operator MTN has shut down its head office in Abuja after protesters against xenophobic attacks in SA tried to storm it, and all is set for President Mugabe's birthday bash.

Boko Haram attack kills seven in Nigeria: security sources

2017-02-24 17:27

At least seven soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack on military positions in northeast Nigeria, a civilian vigilante and a security source have said.

Tunisia overwhelmed, divided over returning extremists

2017-02-24 16:37

Tunisia has the unwilling distinction of being one of the world's primary exporters of jihadi fighters, only to see young men trained by the Islamic State group return home to attack, killing Western tourists, soldiers and even an unwitting shepherd.

Gambia's ex-spy chief, 8 others charged with murder

2017-02-24 14:23

Gambia's dreaded former spy chief - whose watch was marred by allegations of killings and torture - and eight subordinates have been charged with killing a leading opposition member in April.

Mugabe to hold birthday party in 'worst city in Africa' (but is it really?)

2017-02-24 10:08

The first of at least 100 000 party-goers have started arriving in Bulawayo where President Robert Mugabe's big bash is to be held at a school in the adjoining Matopos district. But is he about to hold his 93rd birthday party right next to the worst city in Africa?

5.7-magnitude quake strikes Lake Tanganyika region

2017-02-24 08:52

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has hit near Africa's Lake Tanganyika early, the US Geological Survey says, with the epicentre in northern Zambia.

Xenophobia: MTN 'shuts' offices in Nigeria, police 'on guard'

2017-02-24 06:08

Police in Nigeria are reportedly guarding the head office of the mobile phone giant MTN in the capital Abuja after protesters against xenophobic attacks in South Africa tried to storm it.

'24:Legacy' producers apologise for using Kenya attack video

2017-02-23 22:23

The executive producers of the new Fox series "24: Legacy" are apologising for using footage from a terror attack at a Kenya mall that killed 67 people.

Nigeria summons SA ambassador over anti-immigrant violence

2017-02-23 21:19

Nigeria says it had summoned South Africa's top diplomat to register its fears about a fresh wave of violence against immigrants near Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Tight security for Africa's top film festival in Burkina Faso

2017-02-23 21:19

Burkina Faso is laying on tight security for Africa's top film festival which kicks off Saturday in a nation hit a year ago by a major terror attack.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, SA, Nigeria

2017-02-23 20:22

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he doesn't want to lead a party of thieves, and alleged anti-xenophobic protesters have attacked offices of an SA company in Nigeria.

Buhari 'speaks to Nigerians via speakerphone' amid health concerns

2017-02-23 19:24

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been out of the west African country for more than a month, has reportedly made a surprise phone call to the governor of the northern state of Kano.

16 rebels killed in fighting with army in DRC's east

2017-02-23 18:14

A Congo military spokesperson says the army has killed at least 16 members of a former rebel group who crossed back into Democratic Republic of Congo's east.

Offices belonging to SA company 'attacked' in Nigeria

2017-02-23 15:00

Alleged anti-xenophobic protesters have attacked the offices of a South African company in Nigeria's capital Abuja, the department of international relations has said

Somalia's new president appoints prime minister

2017-02-23 11:07

Somalia's president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister just before he departed to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip since he was inaugurated.

Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 1 in northern Cameroon

2017-02-23 10:03

A Cameroon official says a suicide bomber has killed at least one person near the country's border with Nigeria.


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