The Lake Chad region: 'Africa's most acute crisis'

2017-02-23 21:19

An international conference in Oslo aims to raise $1.5bn to help people affected by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in the Lake Chad region.

Sahel leaders say terror threat requires immediate action

2017-02-06 22:06

Africa's Sahel region risks becoming a "space for terrorists" unless immediate, co-ordinated action is taken, Chad's President Idriss Deby warned, as the area's leaders gathered for security talks in the Malian capital.

Top Africa stories: Mawarire, AU, Malema

2017-02-01 19:46

Zimbabwe's pastor Mwarire has been detained at the Harare International Airport, and African leaders have adopted a strategy calling for a collective withdrawal from the ICC.

The top five things to know about the new African Union Chairperson

The AU elected Moussa Faki Mahamat as the new African Union Commission chairperson.

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Top Africa stories: Zim, Africa, Zambia

2017-01-30 19:43

Chad’s foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat is the next AU Commission chairperson, Joice Mujuru's party says Julius Malema's attack on President Robert Mugabe was "spot on".

Zuma 'likely to vote for Kenyan candidate to replace Dlamini-Zuma at AU'... find out why

2017-01-27 11:30

Even though SA should officially support a candidate from southern Africa, unofficial talk is that President Jacob Zuma will vote for the Kenyan candidate to replace Nkosazana Dlamani-Zuma as AU Commission chair. Find out why?

Top Africa stories: Zim, Sudan, Malawi

2017-01-13 20:15

A 17-year-old boy with albinism was choked and hit with a sharp object in a brutal murder in Malawi, and leading gold producer has claimed ownership of the cargo after a plane crashed in Zimbabwe.

Boko Haram: UN Security Council plans visit to Nigeria

2017-01-13 10:10

The UN Security Council is planning a visit in the coming weeks to Nigeria and two other countries affected by the Boko Haram insurgency which has sparked one of the world's biggest humanitarian crises.

Cameroon claims progress in fight against Boko Haram

2017-01-12 06:11

Cameroon says its military offensive against Boko Haram across the Nigerian border has made major progress, with scores of jihadists killed and hundreds of hostages freed since December.

Ex-Chad leader Habre appeals war crimes conviction

2017-01-09 19:19

Chad's former president Hissene Habre has begun an appeal against his life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity after a conviction hailed as a landmark for Africa.


Chad president names film-maker culture, tourism minister

2017-02-07 12:08

Chad's president Idriss Deby has named award-winning art-house movie director Mahamat Saleh Haroun as minister of culture, tourism and crafts as part of a government reshuffle.

Chad's Deby postpones elections, citing lack of funds

2017-02-03 18:32

Chad's veteran President Idriss Deby has announced a further postponement of parliamentary elections initially due in 2015, blaming a lack of funds as the oil-exporter struggles with a drop in oil prices.

AU leaders 'endorse' Dlamini-Zuma for SA's next president as they say goodbye

2017-02-01 08:32

African Union leaders bade farewell to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma by giving her ringing endorsements for her battle back home.

Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat, a career politician at AU helm

2017-01-30 20:45

As Chad's foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has been at the forefront of the fight against Islamists in Nigeria, Mali and the Sahel, raising his profile at home and abroad.

Boko Haram in deadly ambush on motorists in NE Nigeria

2017-01-30 19:43

More than 20 people were feared dead after Boko Haram gunmen opened fire on a convoy of motorists travelling under military escort in northeast Nigeria, witnesses say..

Africa's big men: The continent's long-serving leaders

2017-01-19 14:17

Who are the nine longest-serving leaders in Africa and how long have they been in power?

Humanitarian crisis triggered by Boko Haram is 'worsening'

2017-01-13 13:00

The UN humanitarian chief says the humanitarian crisis triggered by Boko Haram's "violent and inhuman campaign" is worsening, with 10.7 million people in need of aid in northeast Nigeria and parts of Cameroon, Chad and Niger

Court to rule on ex-Chad dictator's appeal on April 27

2017-01-12 22:16

A special African Union court has said it will rule on April 27 on an appeal on behalf of Chad's former president Hissene Habre against a life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Victims of ex-Chad dictator risk losing compensation: lawyer

2017-01-10 22:06

Thousands of victims of rape, torture and arbitrary detention under former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre could lose their right to compensation, their lawyers has said.

Nigeria marks 1 000 days since kidnap of Chibok girls

2017-01-08 22:59

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is hopeful the remaining 195 Chibok schoolgirls will be rescued, as he marked 1 000 days since the mass abduction by Boko Haram that drew global attention to the jihadist insurgency.

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