'MPs to approve Constitution'

2010-01-13 20:05

Angola's parliament is set to approve the country's constitution next week, state media has reported, in a move which should end confusion over the long-delayed presidential election.

Guinea 'needs intervention'

2009-10-05 20:03

France's foreign minister says international intervention is needed in Guinea after soldiers there recently opened fire on demonstrators.

Journo gets death threats

2009-09-30 22:20

A Gabonese journalist at the country's only national paper says he has received death threats over articles that questioned the official death toll in recent post-election violence.

Humanitarian crisis in Yemen

2009-09-22 18:39

The humanitarian situation affecting tens of thousands of people displaced by fighting in north Yemen remains dire after a weekend truce failed to take hold, says the UN refugee agency.

Ex-foes sign peace plan

2009-08-19 21:23

Former enemies from north and south Sudan have signed a deal aimed at bolstering the 2005 peace deal that ended Sudan's 22-year civil war - the African continent's longest.

Women, kids targeted in Sudan

2009-07-08 18:03

Fighting among tribes in southern Sudan has increasingly targeted women and children and likely killed over 1000 people since January, saysa senior UN official.

Corruption the 'bane' of Moz

2009-06-30 19:03

Mozambique has reversed the economic collapse caused by its civil war, but corruption has become the 'bane' of its public service, African experts say.

17 vie for Congo top job

2009-06-13 18:23

Seventeen candidates are in the fray for Congo's presidential election on July 12, including incumbent Denis Sassou Nguesso.


Nigeria militants cease fire

2009-10-25 21:26

Oil-rich Nigeria's main militant group has declared an indefinite cease-fire to encourage dialogue with the government.

Army blamed for violence

2009-10-05 13:21

South Sudan's president has blamed the military in the north for a major escalation in violence in his semi-autonomous region emerging from decades of civil war, a southern official says.

Troops to stem tribal violence

2009-09-24 07:38

South Sudan's army has been sending hundreds of troops to the scenes of recent tribal massacres to guard civilians and try to stem an escalation of ethnic killings in the oil-producing region.

76 killed in S Sudan clashes

2009-09-21 21:44

Seventy-six people have been killed in clashes in the troubled Jonglei area of southern Sudan, says a military spokesperson, revising an earlier toll.

Nigerian cease-fire threatened

2009-07-15 18:06

Nigeria's main militant group is threatening to end a cease-fire just 12 hours after halting attacks on oil installations.

TRC: Sirleaf should be banned

2009-07-06 22:17

Liberia's Truth and Reconciliation Commission has recommended that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf be banned from holding public office for 30 years.

Charm fails on snakes

2009-06-13 21:21

Power hoses and AK-47 assault rifles have succeeded where Sierra Leone's snake-charmers failed by removing 400 cobras and vipers that overran a police station.

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