Burkina Faso holds 1st vote since popular uprising

47 minutes ago

Hundreds of voters have lined up to vote in Burkina Faso's first presidential and legislative elections since a popular uprising toppled the West Africa nation's long-time leader last year.

Ansar Dine claims attack on Mali UN base

2015-11-28 22:56

The jihadist group Ansar Dine says it was responsible for Saturday's attack on a United Nations base in Mali that killed two UN peacekeepers and a civilian contractor.

Rocket attack on UN base in Mali

2015-11-28 13:41

An attack on a UN base in Mali's northern Kidal area has killed at least three people and injured 20.

Former Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo 'fit for trial' - ICC

2015-11-27 22:29

Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo has been declared "physically and mentally able" to stand trial for crimes against humanity, the International Criminal Court says.

Burkina Faso: 'Large-scale attack' thwarted ahead of vote

2015-11-27 16:37

Burkina Faso’s security minister says soldiers have disrupted a “large-scale attack” in the west of the country, arresting 13 suspects and seizing weapons and bomb-making materials.

Mali leader: Peace process won't be derailed

2015-11-27 10:55

Mali’s president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has discussed last week’s attack on Bamako hotel, focussing on what his government plans to do next and the volatile north.

18 killed in Boko Haram attack in Niger

2015-11-26 17:22

Local authorities say 18 people have been killed and 100 homes torched in Niger in an attack by Nigeria's Boko Haram fighters on a southeastern village.

Mali leader to bestow medals on hotel assault victims

2015-11-26 07:34

Mali’s president has announced that he would bestow medals on the 19 people killed during an assault at a luxury in the capital last week, as funerals were held for three of its employees.

Germany to send 650 troops to Mali to relieve France

2015-11-25 13:42

Germany will send up to 650 soldiers to Mali, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen says, to provide some relief to France in its global fight against the ISIS jihadists.

2 guards, 3 staff among Mali siege hotel dead - CEO

2015-11-25 08:59

Two armed guards and three employees, all locals, were among the 20 victims of a jihadist attacks on a Mali hotel last week, the chief executive of the hotel’s owners says.


Twin suicide bombings kill at least 5 in Cameroon

2015-11-29 09:17

Two female suicide bombers have detonated their explosives in a town in north Cameroon, killing at least five people and injuring 12 others.

Boko Haram claims Kano suicide attack

2015-11-28 14:16

Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a Shi'ite Muslim procession near the northern Nigerian city of Kano that killed 22 people.

Suicide bomber hits Shi'ite Muslim procession in NE Nigeria

2015-11-27 22:29

A suicide bomber has blew himself up among crowds at a Shia Muslim procession outside the north Nigerian city of Kano, in the latest violence to hit the troubled region.

Top civil servants probed over hardwood traffic in Gabon

2015-11-27 19:32

Security agents in Gabon are investigating several top civil servants, including an advisor to the president, for illegal trafficking in a precious hardwood, a source close to the government says.

Polish cargo ship attacked off Nigeria, 5 abducted

2015-11-27 15:40

Armed attackers have abducted five Polish seamen, including the captain and three officers, from a cargo ship on Nigerian waters, Poland’s government says.

Mali arrests 2 suspects over Bamako hotel attack

2015-11-27 09:33

Two people suspected of having links to a siege at a luxury hotel in Mali's capital Bamako earlier this month have been arrested, the country's security ministry has says.

The case of Sierra Leone's missing ambulances

2015-11-26 15:49

Despite vehicle donations and purchases during the Ebola epidemic, many patients still struggle to reach a hospital in Sierra Leone.

Five journalists arrested in Niger

2015-11-25 22:04

Media rights group Reporters Without Borders has condemned a string of arrests of journalists in Niger, saying five had been detained in 10 days.

Gambian president calls halt to female genital mutilation

2015-11-25 11:48

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has banned female genital mutilation, branding the practice as outdated and not a requirement of Islam, the information ministry announced Tuesday.

UN staffer killed in Mali attack on peacekeeping convoy

2015-11-25 07:36

A UN employee has been killed in an attack on a peacekeeping convoy in northern Mali, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.

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