Liberia, NGO seize three vessels for illegal fishing

2017-02-28 08:35

The Liberian coastguard has seized three foreign vessels that were fishing illegally in the country's waters, in a joint operation with the Sea Shepherd environmental group, the defence ministry says.

Forced evictions dragging down African investment: report

2017-02-10 11:45

Forced evictions are at the heart of most African land disputes, and local anger over those displacements threatens investment across the continent, a report has said.

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.

African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.

Nigerian legislators OK offering asylum to Gambia leader

2017-01-13 15:16

Nigerian legislators have voted to offer asylum to Gambia's longtime leader, who is refusing to cede power after losing elections.

African leaders apply pressure as Jammeh faces isolation

2017-01-10 06:06

West African leaders have announced they would return to Gambia to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down, as the strongman was left looking increasingly isolated at home and abroad.

Gambia crisis: West Africa bloc to apply diplomatic solutions

2017-01-08 07:00

The chair of the west African regional bloc says the body stands with the people of Gambia and will apply diplomatic solutions to solve the country's political crisis.

Nigeria, Morocco agree to build natural gas pipeline

2016-12-07 22:03

Nigeria and Morocco say they have agreed to build a pipeline to carry Nigerian natural gas to North Africa and Europe in a major initiative to boost energy production and create industrial hubs to attract foreign investment.

Liberia editor detained over 'cannibal' African leader story

2016-09-16 06:00

A Liberian newspaper editor has been arrested after republishing an article from Britain's Daily Mail website that alleges the president of Equatorial Guinea is a cannibal.

Migrants face torture, rape in journey from Libya to Europe

2016-07-11 05:56

In Libya, migrants trying to find better lives or reach Europe face imprisonment, torture and rape at the hands of multiple armed groups, complicating Europe's efforts to stem the flow.


Liberians accuse 2 boats of illegal fishing, seek $1m

2017-02-10 21:06

Liberian authorities say they've impounded two foreign fishing vessels and are seeking $1m in compensation

Liberia leader Sirleaf bars official travel abroad for 60 days

2017-02-06 13:30

Liberia's president has ordered a 60-day moratorium on official overseas travel to curb the depletion of foreign currency reserves.

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

No deal in talks to persuade Gambian leader to step down

2017-01-14 17:30

No deal has been reached in last-ditch attempts by a regional mediation team to persuade Gambia's longtime leader to step down.

Nigeria leader heads delegation to Gambia in election crisis

2017-01-10 16:02

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is set to lead three West African heads of state to Gambia in an effort to persuade its longtime leader to step down, officials have said.

US orders families of embassy personnel out of Gambia

2017-01-08 09:00

The US has ordered relatives of diplomats and embassy staff to leave Gambia and warned all its citizens to depart "now", saying those who choose to stay should "prepare for the possible deterioration of security".

Liberian leader Sirleaf refused entry into Gambia

2016-12-10 20:00

Gambia has stopped Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of a regional mission, from entering the country after a U-turn by the former's long-term ruler over election results, an official said.

12 Liberian political parties join forces ahead of 2017 elections

2016-09-21 11:52

Twelve political parties have joined forces in Liberia to take on the ruling Liberty Party in the 2017 presidential polls, a report says.

Sierra Leone, Liberia risk Ebola-like outbreaks from poor sanitation

2016-08-10 09:24

Sierra Leone and Liberia risk new deadly epidemics akin to the impact of the Ebola virus due to lack of clean water and hygienic conditions in most homes.

Liberia takes over security from UN for the first time in 13 years

2016-07-01 10:57

Liberia is assuming responsibility for its security for the first time since civil war ended in the West African country 13 years ago, a move welcomed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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