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Gambia investigators find dozens more Jammeh-linked assets

2017-07-21 14:18

Gambia's justice minister says investigators have uncovered dozens of additional properties, bank accounts and companies belonging to former president Yahya Jammeh.

Deadly clashes in Ivory Coast ahead of international games

2017-07-21 12:50

Fresh violence in Ivory Coast left one member of the security forces dead as gunmen attacked a police training school just hours before the start of an international sports tournament.

Clashes between herdsmen, farmers kill 33 in Nigeria

2017-07-21 06:18

At least 33 people were killed in clashes between cattle herders and farmers in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state, a police chief says.

Top Africa stories: Kaunda, Africa, Zim

2017-07-20 20:00

The office of the Zambian high commissioner in SA says Kenneth Kaunda is not dead,and France has refuted recent media allegations that President Emmanuel Macron made a controversial and racist remark regarding Africa.

Boko Haram suspects killed, tortured in Cameroon custody: AI

2017-07-20 13:16

Dozens of Boko Haram suspects have died in Cameroon custody, rights group Amnesty International says, with security forces torturing them in the fight against the jihadist group.

Obasanjo: 'If Americans can choose Trump, they're as human as Africa'

2017-07-20 08:27

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has said that there was some good in US President Donald Trump's election because "the fact that America can produce a Trump in this day and age, it means Americans are as human as we are".

Nigeria and the hunt for oil in Boko Haram's heartland

2017-07-19 19:00

Nigeria is reviving its search for oil in the country's conflict-riven northeast, aided by China and emboldened by gains made against Boko Haram.

Top Boko Boko Haram leader surrenders to Nigerian military

2017-07-19 14:00

A high ranking Boko Haram leader has reportedly handed himself over to the Nigerian military.

ICC judges to rule on release of Ivory Coast ex-leader Gbagbo

2017-07-19 09:06

War crimes judges will rule whether former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo can be released from prison for the rest of his trial on charges arising from deadly election violence that rocked his nation in 2010.

Call for Boko Haram peace talks masks ethnic tensions

2017-07-18 10:13

A group of community elders in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram has waged a bloody eight-year insurgency are urging the Islamists to enter peace talks, a move some see as motivated by ethnic self-interest.

 

Cameroon finds 2 bodies after 34 soldiers missing in capsize

2017-07-21 14:18

Cameroon's coast guard says two bodies have been found out of 34 soldiers who went missing when a military vessel capsized off the Central African country's Atlantic coast.

African leaders 'treat former presidents like animals', says Nigeria's Obasanjo

2017-07-21 08:32

frican leaders should treat their former presidents with more dignity because currently "we are being seen as animals", former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has said.

An African village's monkey guardian draws researchers

2017-07-20 20:58

An Ivory Coast village where monkeys are sacred has drawn the interest of primatologists who hope the approach can help protect animals elsewhere in West Africa.

Nigeria court orders forfeiture of ex-oil minister's luxury $37.5m property

2017-07-20 19:06

A Nigerian court has ordered the temporary forfeiture a $37.5m property belonging to the country's ex-oil minister, with prosecutors alleging it was bought with ill-gotten funds.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Uganda

2017-07-20 10:00

A 10 year-old girl has been killed by a lion outside her home in south-eastern Zimbabwe, and ex Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda has been hospitalised.

ICC to review detention of ex-Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo

2017-07-20 06:23

International Criminal Court appeals judges have ordered a new review into whether former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo should be released from detention while his long-running trial continues.

Malala meets her Chibok 'heroes' in Nigeria

2017-07-19 18:01

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai has called for a "state of emergency for education" in Nigeria, as she visited the country and met some of the Chibok school girls whose cause she championed.

Migrants rescued crossing Sahara desert

2017-07-19 12:30

Twenty-three west African migrants, including a seven-year-old girl, were found alive after being abandoned in the depths of the Sahara, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said

Nobel winner Malala in Nigeria speaks out against Boko Haram

2017-07-19 07:24

Nobel winner Malala in Nigeria has spoken out against Boko Haram, asks government to free captives.

Malian soldiers' bodies recovered after 'jihadist' attack

2017-07-17 20:03

The bodies of eight missing Malian soldiers have been found following a presumed jihadist attack on July 9, official sources say.

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