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.

'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".

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.

Tunisia parliament adopts anti-graft law

2017-02-23 06:06

Tunisia's parliament has approved a law to fight widespread corruption that has plagued the North African country's economy since the 2011 revolution.

Sunni Islam's Al-Azhar in Cairo dialogue with Vatican

2017-02-22 21:46

Representatives of Sunni Islam's prestigious Al-Azhar institution and from the Vatican have held talks in Cairo following up on a rapprochement launched in 2016.

Over 100 migrants drowned off Libya shores, survivor says

2017-02-22 21:46

A survivor of this week's deadly migrant boat disaster says over 100 migrants drowned off the Libyan coast when their boat lost its engine shortly after starting their perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea.

Christian father and son killed in ISIS hotbed in Egypt

2017-02-22 20:58

Two Coptic Christians, a father and his son, were found murdered in Egypt's North Sinai, a stronghold of the Islamic State jihadist group, police and medics have said.

Tunisia torture cases falling but abuses persist: NGO

2017-02-22 20:58

Cases of torture in Tunisia are falling but abuses persist in prisons and detention centres, a rights group has said.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Buhari, Somalia

2017-02-22 19:50

The EU has given 'birthday boy' Mugabe a "hostile" birthday gift, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari needs a "longer period of rest" in London.

Malawi leader Mutharika sacks minister amid 'maizegate' graft probe

2017-02-22 19:04

Malawi's president Peter Mutharika has fired the country's agriculture minister who is alleged to have profited from a $35m deal to import maize from Zambia.


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.

2 men sentenced for hate crime attack against Somalis

2017-02-23 08:30

Two southwest Kansas men have been punished for their roles in a hate crime attack on three Somali that a federal judge said flies in the face of everything cherished in this country.

Uganda gold refinery raises alarm over conflict minerals

2017-02-22 20:58

The inauguration of Uganda's first gold refinery has sparked concern over the possibility of dirty minerals from regional conflict zones making their way into the country.

I Coast hosting bid to save its last chimpanzees

2017-02-22 21:46

Ivory Coast, which has seen a 90% decrease in its chimpanzees in just 20 years, is to host international talks in July in a bid to save the primates.

Top Libyan security official wounded in car bomb attack

2017-02-22 21:46

A Libyan spokesperson says a top security official in the eastern city of Benghazi has survived an assassination attempt by a car bomb.

DRC investigating alleged army massacre video

2017-02-22 20:58

The Democratic Republic of Congo has said it was investigating "facts brought to the public's attention" after a video purportedly showing government troops massacring civilians prompted outrage.

Schools reopening in Guinea after 3-week strike, violence

2017-02-22 17:18

Schools began to reopen across Guinea after a three-week strike and violent protests that left seven people dead in the capital this week, an AFP journalist and school staff have said.

Frenchman who signed Arabic terrorism confession appeals

2017-02-22 19:04

A Frenchman arrested in anti-terrorism raids in Morocco is in court to appeal his conviction, claiming he signed a confession in Arabic that he could neither read nor understand.


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