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.

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.

Gambia's Jammeh stares down deadline to quit

2017-01-20 17:14

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh faced a "last chance saloon" deadline to step down as troops from five African nations stood by for action and key regional leaders flew in to make a final plea.

Mali blast death toll rises to over 70

2017-01-19 22:07

More than 70 people died in a suicide bomb attack in Mali targeting militia groups committed to restoring peace in the African country, according to an updated toll Thursday.

Death toll in Mali suicide blast rises to more than 50

2017-01-18 19:26

A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle has attacked a camp in northern Mali killing more than 50 people and wounding more than 100 soldiers and former fighters now trying to stabilize the region.

UN chief: Consider sanctions on those thwarting Mali peace

2017-01-17 06:14

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is urging the Security Council to consider imposing sanctions on key players in Mali who are obstructing implementation of a peace agreement approved in mid-2015.

African leaders vow to end conflict

2017-01-16 17:00

African leaders at the just ended 27th edition of the France-Africa summit in Mali have reportedly vowed to end conflicts across the continent.

Step down and avoid unnecessary 'bloodbath', Gambia's Jammeh told

2017-01-15 07:01

Mali's president has called for Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh to step down and avoid an unnecessary "bloodbath" by clinging to power and forcing a potential military intervention.

EXCLUSIVE: Mugabe, Hollande to hold talks over 'diplomatic tiff'

2017-01-13 19:20

President Robert Mugabe is expected to come face-to-face with his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Mali to discuss the "diplomatic tiff" that emerged following anti-Mugabe protests held in some parts of Zimbabwe last year.

Former rebels enter key Mali city for mixed patrols with army

2017-01-06 14:00

Former Tuareg rebels on have entered Gao, the main city in northern Mali, to begin joint patrols with government troops, a key part of a peace accord for the troubled region.


Three Malian soldiers killed in landmine blast

2017-01-23 11:30

Three Malian soldiers have died and a fourth has been seriously injured after their vehicle hit a landmine in the troubled north, the army says.

14 members of pro-govt militia killed in Mali attack

2017-01-22 12:00

A pro-government militia in Mali says it has lost 14 fighters in an attack blamed on former rebels, three days after a suicide car bomber left more than 70 dead.

French military: Death toll in Mali base attack rises to 77

2017-01-20 06:31

A French military spokesperson says the death toll in the attack on an army camp in Gao, in northern Mali, has risen to 77.

Mali minister: 'barbaric' attack won't deter peace efforts

2017-01-18 22:31

Mali's foreign minister says the "criminal, cowardly, barbaric attack" on the armed forces and former fighters will not deter the government from moving forward "to promote peace and to act against those who are trying to sabotage the peace process."

Suicide attack on pro-govt militia camp in Mali kills 37 fighters

2017-01-18 14:33

A suicide bomb attack on a camp housing former rebels and pro-government militia in northern Mali killed 37 fighters, a UN peacekeeping source and a local official says.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, DRC

2017-01-16 20:31

President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe, and fearful of a looming political violence, Gambians are fleeing their tiny west African nation.

Gambia's Barrow in Senegal 'until his inauguration'

2017-01-15 17:00

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow is in neighbouring Senegal and will remain there at the request of west African leaders until his planned inauguration this week, Senegalese sources have said.

Gambian crisis takes centre stage at Mali summit

2017-01-14 21:29

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow was due to meet world leaders at a summit jointly hosted by France in Mali as the international community strives for an end to The Gambia's political crisis.

Use summit in Mali to support ICC, African leaders told

2017-01-13 14:00

The Africa-France Summit has kicked off in Mali, with the Human Rights Watch urging African countries to "stand with victims of grave international crimes by voicing their support for the ICC.

Dozens of Malians flown out of Libya recount prison ordeal

2016-12-31 09:00

Dozens of Malian migrants kept locked up in Libyan jails after failing to make it onto boats bound for Europe have arrived home, with some reporting maltreatment by authorities in the unstable north African nation.

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