Peace agreement expected in South Sudan talks

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South Sudanese President Salva Kiir’s sudden illness was not serious enough to cancel crucial peace talks on the sidelines of the AU summit in Addis Ababa, a report says.

CAR government rejects ceasefire deal

2015-01-29 14:50

The government of CAR says it has rejected a ceasefire deal made in Kenya between two militia groups aimed at ending more than a year of clashes and attacks in which thousands have died.

AU 'mixed signals' as Mugabe tipped for top job

2015-01-29 14:19

African leaders are expected to elect Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe to the 54-member AU’s rotating chair, a choice critics say risks tarnishing the organisation’s reputation.

War, Ebola, elections top AU summit

2015-01-29 08:41

Conflict in Africa and efforts to stem Ebola will top the agenda of the AU annual summit this week, with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe expected to be enthroned the next chair of the bloc.

Kenya drops most charges against British terror suspect

2015-01-28 21:10

A Kenyan court has acquitted a suspected British Islamist militant of nine charges but the key charge of terrorism for which he is on trial remains.

CAR militia agree ceasefire, says mediator

2015-01-28 21:10

Warring forces in the Central African Republic have agreed an initial ceasefire agreement, the top mediator at Kenyan based peace talks says.

AU pledges Ebola fund

2015-01-28 19:07

The African Union plans to launch an Ebola Solidarity Fund as aid agency Oxfam warned the continent's leaders needed to keep their promises to boost healthcare.

Dozen killed by Mali militia

2015-01-28 17:40

An attack in northern Mali by a pro-government armed group including suicide bombers has killed a dozen people.

Nigeria military 'warned before major Boko Haram attacks'

2015-01-28 15:51

Amnesty International has claimed that Nigeria's military top bras were warned of brutal Boko Haram attacks on the northeast towns of Baga and Monguno but failed to take action.

Somali PM issues new cabinet list after MP veto

2015-01-28 13:24

Somalia’s new PM has proposed a new cabinet after parliament rejected his last list of candidates, prompting international concerns political power struggles are stalling progress.

3 killed after UN troops in Mali fire at protest

2015-01-28 11:50

UN peacekeepers in the northern Malian town of Gao have killed at least three people when they used live rounds to disperse protesters there, witnesses say.


UN chief: Boko Haram to top discussions at AU meet

2015-01-29 14:19

A spokesperson for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he will be attending the AU heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and that the threat posed by Boko Haram in Nigeria will be a focus.

UN warns Ebola epidemic not yet contained

2015-01-29 14:50

The Ebola epidemic is decreasing but is still present in a third of the areas of the three worst affected west African nations, the UN warns.

Boko Haram attacks send 14 000 Nigerians fleeing to Chad

2015-01-29 07:57

More than 14 000 people fleeing Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria have streamed into Chad since the beginning of 2015, according to the UN.

No military solution to Libya: AU

2015-01-29 05:00

Ending conflict in Libya can only be achieved through a political deal, Libyan and regional leaders say.

Sudan rebels detain Bulgarian aid chopper crew

2015-01-28 21:10

Six Bulgarians working with the UN's World Food Programme have been detained by Sudanese rebels after their helicopter made an emergency landing in South Kordofan.

World's largest Ebola unit incinerated

2015-01-28 17:40

A potent symbol of the nightmare enveloping west Africa at the height of the Ebola outbreak, the ELWA-3 treatment centre is being dismantled and incinerated.

Jonathan takes election campaign to Niger Delta

2015-01-28 19:08

Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan has taken his re-election campaign to the Niger Delta, knowing that victory in the key region will help to determine overall victory in the vote.

Extremists rampage in northeast Nigeria, no troops fighting

2015-01-28 14:20

Residents say Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa state and no troops have deployed to protect civilians.

Dlamini-Zuma says she's deeply horrified by Boko Haram

2015-01-28 10:04

AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says she is "deeply horrified" at the rise of Boko Haram, warning the group is "not just a threat to some countries, it is a threat to the whole continent".

VW, Germans to boost Malawi schools

2015-01-28 06:14

A group of 46 German citizens will deliver donated off-road vehicles over 3700km by road to Malawian development projects for the global organisation Opportunity International.


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