Pre-election violence in Guinea kills 3, injures 50

17 minutes ago

A hospital official and residents say at least three people have died and some 50 have been injured in pre-election violence in Guinea.

Ivory Coast opposition candidate quits 'rigged' presidential race

17 minutes ago

Former Ivory Coast parliament speaker Mamadou Koulibaly has announced on Twitter that he is leaving what he called a "rigged" presidential election.

Suspected jihadists attack central Mali, kill official

2015-10-10 14:24

A mayor says a group of suspected jihadists attacked a village in central Mali, killing a local official in front of his family.

4 sentenced to hard labour in Madagascar

2015-10-10 09:52

A Madagascar court has handed down four men the maximum sentence of hard labour for life over the mob lynching of two Europeans and a local man.

Nigeria's former oil minister will fight graft claims - lawyer

2015-10-10 08:38

Nigeria’s former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke will strongly contest corruption allegations against her once she has recovered from breast cancer treatment, her lawyer says.

Armed group kills three Burkina police

2015-10-09 22:22

Three police have been killed in western Burkina Faso as their barracks were attacked by "about 50" assailants, the defence ministry says.

DRCongo airline aims to overhaul air transport

2015-10-09 21:42

A new airline, which has been launched in the Democratic Republic of Congo, aims to revolutionise air transport in a country where flights are irregular.

Libya rivals urged to sign peace deal

2015-10-09 18:05

World leaders have urged Libya's warring parties to sign a proposed peace deal installing a national unity government.

Johnson & Johnson starts Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone

2015-10-09 15:23

Johnson & Johnson has begun clinical trials for an Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone. The vaccine regimen is part of a new study being conducted in Sierra Leone's Kambia district.


More than 500 migrants rescued off Libya coast

2015-10-10 16:48

The Spanish Civil Guard says it has rescued 523 African migrants off the coast of Libya with the help of the Italian coastguard.

Central Africa elections chief resigns

2015-10-10 13:21

The head of the authority in charge of elections in conflict-torn Central African Republic has resigned over pressure to hold national polls before the end of 2015.

Guinea on knife-edge after deadly clashes ahead of presidential poll

2015-10-10 11:23

Guinea is on a knife-edge on the eve of a presidential election, after clashes between supporters of incumbent leader Alpha Conde and his main rival left seven people dead,.

Head of CAR's election commission resigns

2015-10-09 22:22

The president of Central African Republic's election commission says he has resigned, casting further doubt on plans for a vote meant to restore democracy.

Guinea's Conde drops final campaign rally

2015-10-09 21:42

Guinea President Alpha Conde's last campaign rally ahead of the election has been cancelled due to security concerns.

Mozambican politician under house arrest

2015-10-09 19:21

Mozambique's opposition party leader Afonso Dhlakama has been placed under house arrest upon his return from hiding after a shootout.

Tanzania: Wildlife activists praise arrest of Chinese woman

2015-10-09 16:12

Wildlife activists are applauding the arrest by Tanzanian authorities of a Chinese woman for alleged ivory smuggling.

Nobel committee hopes Tunisian quartet can inspire others

2015-10-09 14:47

The Norwegian Nobel Committee hopes that the Nobel Peace Prize for the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet can "be of inspiration for those who want to work for peaceful processes".

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