Burkina's Kabore awaits mandate from parliament poll

33 minutes ago

Burkina Faso awaited the results of parliamentary elections with president elect Roch Marc Kabore hoping for strong support for his pledge to bring a "better tomorrow" to the west African country.

Eritrea's 'haemorrhaging' youth fleeing atrocities - Amnesty

2015-12-02 05:59

Amnesty International has warned of persistent atrocities in Eritrea, saying the country's claims it has ended indefinite national service are untrue and refugees arriving in Europe are fleeing because of it.

Former Nigerian minister arrested over arms deal

2015-12-01 22:01

A former Nigerian finance minister has been arrested by the country's anti-graft agency over a multi-billion dollar arms deal.

Nigeria launches government efficiency drive

2015-12-01 20:13

Replacing a single printer ink cartridge of the same make in different Nigerian government departments can cost $79 or $308.

UN peacekeepers, Uganda rebels in DRC clash

2015-12-01 17:48

Fierce fighting between UN peacekeepers and Ugandan rebels have raged in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

At least 34 Burundi police killed since April

2015-12-01 16:51

At least 34 policemen have been killed and almost 300 wounded in Burundi since violent protests erupted in April.

New Burkina Faso president promises 'better tomorrow' after landmark poll

2015-12-01 13:39

Roch Marc Kabore became Burkina Faso's first democratically elected leader in nearly four decades, vowing a brighter future for the western African country after a year of political turmoil and unrest.

Unaccompanied child refugees flee Burundi

2015-12-01 12:28

A bright purple bus roars into the dusty compound carrying scores of Burundians who have left their country to seek refuge in neighbouring Tanzania.

UN chief proposes peacekeepers, urgent talks for Burundi

2015-12-01 10:50

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that deploying peacekeepers to Burundi was an option to quell the violence but recommended that a UN team be first sent to help bolster dialogue.

CAR ex-leader Bozize to run for president

2015-12-01 11:49

Central African Republic's former president Francois Bozize, who was overthrown in a 2013 rebellion, filed his candidacy for the country's December presidential election, his party's secretary-general has told AFP.


UN says ISIS struggling to expand in Libya

2015-12-01 22:01

The Islamic State group has no more than 2 000 to 3 000 fighters in Libya and is struggling to expand its foothold in the north African country, a UN report says.

Rwandan genocide haunts French military

2015-12-01 20:56

New documents have come to light in the long-running controversy over whether French troops based in Rwanda at the time of the 1994 genocide failed to prevent the killings of Tutsis.

New Burkina president vows new beginning

2015-12-01 18:55

Burkina Faso's president in waiting Roch Marc Kabore has vowed a brighter future for the west African country.

Iran rejects Kenya 'attacks' plot

2015-12-01 16:00

Iran's embassy in Kenya has denied any links to two Kenyan men police said were allegedly recruited by an Iranian group to plot attacks in the east African nation.

Aid reaches South Sudan war zone but famine risk remains

2015-12-01 14:30

Aid workers in war-torn South Sudan have reached one of the worst hit areas where thousands are feared dying of starvation, the United Nations says, but warned conditions may yet worsen.

Egypt holds final 2 days of voting in parliament elections

2015-12-01 13:39

Egyptian polling centers in nearly half of the country, including in the capital of Cairo, have opened their doors to voters for the final round of runoffs in parliament elections.

4 dead as migrant truck attacked in Mali

2015-12-01 07:39

Armed men attacked a lorry carrying migrants in northern Mali, killing 4 people and wounding 6, UN and medical sources have told AFP.

Roch Kabore elected president of Burkina Faso

2015-12-01 06:31

Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won Burkina Faso's presidential election, after a year of turmoil that saw the west African country's former leader deposed and the military try to seize power.


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