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Rastas in Ghana preach peace ahead of presidential vote

2016-12-04 21:32

Ghana is internationally renowned for being a peaceful country on a continent scarred by ethnic clashes, dictators and crime. So what's its secret?

'All hell will break loose': Opposition official on Zimbabwe's #bondnotes

2016-12-04 19:34

Less than a week after Zimbabwe introduced its controversial bond notes, the under-fire central bank has sent out an SMS to local phone numbers detailing the specific features of these notes.

Malema 'entrusted with mammoth task of dethroning Mugabe', claims PAC

2016-12-04 17:30

Economic Freedom Fighter leader Julius Malema has reportedly come under fire following the remarks he made recently that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe must step down.

Gambia's new leaders push for political prisoners' release

2016-12-04 17:03

Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow held talks with his team to plot his transition to power, with the release of political prisoners emerging as a top priority for the new administration.

Egypt's court rules part of protest law unconstitutional

2016-12-04 14:32

Egypt's top court has struck down part of a law that allowed authorities to ban all but officially sanctioned protests, a court official says.

Algeria premier rues low regional trade in Africa

2016-12-04 11:04

Algeria's premier says regional trade in Africa was much lower than in other continents as the oil exporter seeks to diversify its revenue stream because of low crude prices.

 
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Gabon delays parliamentary poll, citing 'force majeur'

2016-12-04 14:32

Gabon's parliamentary elections, which had been due to take place this month, have been postponed for up to seven months, the interior ministry said, citing a lack of funds.

Angola coup trial opens with 35 accused

2016-12-04 11:04

An Angolan court was on Friday shown automatic weapons allegedly used in a coup attempt against long-ruling President Jose Eduardo dos Santos in January.

Gambia's political transition begins after election shock

2016-12-04 09:00

Gambia's Ppesident-elect Adama Barrow is set to hold talks with his coalition to plot his transition to power, following a shock election victory that ended the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh.

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Nigeria, Morocco mull gas pipeline mega-project

2016-12-04 09:00

Nigeria and Morocco are in talks over a huge project to extend a west African gas pipeline to stretch up towards Europe, officials say.

Mixed rulings for protest law by Egypt constitutional court

2016-12-04 07:03

Egypt's Constitutional Court has issued mixed rulings on the constitutionality of a protest law, which rights groups have decried as repressive.

Morocco arrests 8 over alleged ties with ISIS

2016-12-03 21:01

Morocco has arrested eight men with alleged ties to the Islamic State jihadist group active in the cities of Fez and Tangiers, the interior ministry says.

Zim opposition in anti-Mugabe coalition talks

2016-12-03 19:00

Zimbabwe's opposition is talking up an anti-Robert Mugabe coalition for the 2018 elections but differences over strategies and implementation are threatening the establishment of such an electoral alliance.

'Allah is telling me my time is up,' Gambia's Jammeh told Barrow

2016-12-03 17:00

Gambia President Yahya Jammeh has congratulated the opposition coalition leader Adama Barrow, who won the majority of votes in the just ended elections, telling him: "Allah is telling me my time is up".

Adopt SA rand: Tsvangirai tells Mugabe

2016-12-03 14:34

Zimbabwean opposition MDC party leader Morgan Tsvangirai has called on President Robert Mugabe's administration to adopt the SA rand as its major trading currency amid cash shortages in the southern African country.

Fake news? Mugabe's got it covered

2016-12-03 12:00

That post-Trump fixation on fake news and how to stop it? It could be playing right into the hands of regimes like Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's.

WATCH: Yahya Jammeh calling president-elect Barrow to concede defeat

2016-12-03 09:36

A video of Gambian President Yahyah Jammeh conceding defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow has gone viral on social media.

PHOTO: Zim activist abducted, left for dead

2016-12-03 07:29

Pro-democracy activists in Zimbabwe are worried that a period of gross human rights abuses may be returning to the southern African nation after a prominent social rights activist was abducted by unknown assailants this week and left for dead in Harare.

Angolan President Dos Santos to stand down in 2017

2016-12-02 22:00

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, in power for 37 years, will stand down before next year's general election, state radio says, citing sources in the ruling MPLA party.

Top Africa News: Gambia, Libya, Zim

2016-12-02 20:30

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has conceded defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow, and UN rights team says 'ethnic cleansing' is under way in S Sudan.

Petrol tanker explosion kills 14 in Nigeria

2016-12-02 19:16

A petrol tanker has skidded off the road and exploded in central Nigeria, killing at least 14 people, witnesses say.

Opposition candidate Barrow wins Gambia election

2016-12-02 17:46

Gambia's opposition candidate has defeated longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh in the West African country's presidential vote, an upset victory that could lead to the country's first transfer of power in more than two decades.

Militias clash in Libya's Tripoli, worst violence in 2 years

2016-12-02 15:02

Clashes are continuing for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli in what appears to be the worst outbreak of violence there in two years.

Heavy security as opposition takes Banjul in Gambia vote

2016-12-02 12:03

Security forces have deployed heavily in Banjul as counting gets under way after a tense election, with early results showing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has lost ground in the capital, his traditional stronghold.

It is time for Mugabe to step down – Malema

2016-12-02 10:48

Although the EFF loves Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, it's time for the long-serving president to go, its leader Julius Malema says.

At least 8 killed in Libya clashes

2016-12-02 08:36

Rival militias have clashed in neighbourhoods across the Libyan capital of Tripoli, and the state agency Lana says at least eight militiamen have been killed.

Giant of African art Ousmane Sow dies at 81

2016-12-02 07:28

Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow, one of the giants of African art, has died in Dakar at the age of 81, his family says.

2 Iranians charged in Kenyan court with terrorism

2016-12-02 06:17

A Kenyan prosecutor has charged two Iranian men with collecting information to facilitate a terrorist act after they were allegedly found with video footage of the Israeli embassy.

Morocco arrests suspect tied to thwarted French attack plot

2016-12-04 07:03

Moroccan police have arrested a "dangerous element" who allegedly served as a liaison between the Islamic State group's external operations and members of a French cell that was dismantled last month while allegedly planning an attack.

Newly elected Gambian leader to reverse Jammeh's decision on ICC

2016-12-03 22:00

Gambia's newly elected leader Adama Barrow says he plans to reverse President Yahya Jammeh's decisions to pull out of the Commonwealth and the ICC.

Iran summons Kenyan envoy over detention of 2 Iranians

2016-12-03 21:01

Iran's Foreign Ministry has summoned the Kenyan ambassador over the detention of two Iranian citizens in Kenya.

Rape used for ethnic cleansing in South Sudan, says UN team

2016-12-03 19:00

Rape in South Sudan is "one of the tools being used for ethnic cleansing," a UN team of human rights investigators has said, adding that sexual violence in the east African nation "has reached epic proportions".

Rape-accused DRC police decapitated

2016-12-03 17:00

Two DRC police officers accused of rape were decapitated as violence flared between authorities and supporters of a traditional tribal chief killed in August, a governor's aide says.

Yahya Jammeh: devout and erratic leader of The Gambia

2016-12-03 14:34

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who has been defeated in this week's poll, seized power in a 1994 coup and clung to office for 22 years with a blend of severity, mysticism and iron-clad self-belief.

GALLERY: Gambia celebrates Adama Barrow election win

2016-12-03 12:00

Gambians have taken to the streets to celebrate the defeat of longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh by his rival Adama Barrow in the just ended elections. See the pictures

Iran urges Kenya to release two lawyers

2016-12-03 09:36

Iran has urged Kenya to release two of its citizens charged by a Nairobi court with planning a terrorist act after being arrested for filming the Israeli embassy.

Gambia's shock presidential victor Barrow hails 'new era'

2016-12-03 07:29

Opposition candidate Adama Barrow has hailed a "new Gambia" after he pulled off a stunning presidential election victory, putting an end to the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh.

Nigerian court orders release of pro-Iranian shiite leader

2016-12-02 22:00

A Nigerian court has ordered the release of the leader of a pro-Iranian Shiite group detained since December after his followers clashed with soldiers.

The Gambia at a glance

2016-12-02 20:30

The impoverished west African nation of The Gambia is set for a rare handover of power after long-serving President Yahya Jammeh suffered a shock defeat at the polls.

Adama Barrow: Gambia's estate agent of change

2016-12-02 19:16

He is quiet, understated and until recently unknown, but now presidential election winner Adama Barrow has become the flagbearer for a new era of change in The Gambia.

Morocco uses business diplomacy to win friends in Africa

2016-12-02 17:02

With contracts across Africa running into billions of dollars, Morocco is placing business at the heart of its strategy to win support for its re-entry into the African Union.

Gambia's Jammeh concedes defeat in presidential race

2016-12-02 16:04

President Yahya Jammeh, who has ruled The Gambia for 22 years, has conceded defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow, says the chairman of the independent electoral commission.

PHOTOS: Chaos in Libyan capital Tripoli

2016-12-02 13:30

At least eight people have been declared dead after fresh fighting broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli, reports say.

Ethiopia arrests opposition figure for violating emergency

2016-12-02 10:28

The Ethiopian government says it has arrested an opposition figure for violating the terms of a state of emergency declared in October.

Zim govt won't disclose where bond notes are printed – report

2016-12-02 08:36

Zimbabwe's deputy president Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly refused to disclose where the newly introduced surrogate currency known as "bond notes" is being printed.

UN rights team says 'ethnic cleansing' under way in S Sudan

2016-12-02 07:28

The UN human rights experts say "ethnic cleansing" is under way in South Sudan after visiting the country where violence has soared since a peace deal collapsed in July.

Nigeria's Soyinka 'not surprised' Buhari's shine is dulling

2016-12-02 06:17

Nigerian literary icon Wole Soyinka says he is not surprised that President Muhammadu Buhari has lost popularity just 18 months into office, given the high expectations that weighed on his government.

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