Burkina parties for top film festival a year after attacks

2017-02-28 17:58

A year after jihadist attacks killed 33 people, Burkina Faso's capital is kicking up its heels on the back of Africa's top film festival, which it has hosted since 1969.

Jihadists attack two police posts in Burkina Faso: officials

2017-02-28 10:20

Two police posts in Burkina Faso have been attacked by jihadists, officials say, just months after 12 soldiers were killed by militants in a raid near the Mali border.

Gambia's Barrow replaces armed forces chief: military source

2017-02-27 21:23

Gambia's President Adama Barrow has fired the head of the armed forces, General Ousman Badjie, a former loyalist of the ousted government, says a military source.

Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for Germans

2017-02-27 20:20

Nigerian police say it is not clear if a ransom was paid for the release of two German archaeologists freed over the weekend

Gambian leader Barrow sacks head of notorious prison system

2017-02-27 08:46

The Gambia's new president has fired the head of the national prison system, say officials, taking aim at a service denounced for alleged abuses under the former regime.

France sends backup to Niger after 16 troops killed

2017-02-26 14:42

France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defence ministry has said.

Timbuktu bars smashed by Muslim protesters in Mali

2017-02-26 07:01

Dozens of young Muslims opposed to alcoholic beverages have smashed bars and liquor stalls in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu , saying they are "places of depravity", local sources has.

Nigeria VP comes out of the shadows with president Buhari away

2017-02-25 13:09

Nigeria's vice president Yemi Osinbajo seems to have been everywhere while his boss is away. He even conducted a spot check on the public toilets at Lagos international airport.

Boko Haram leader killed spokesperson over 'leadership plot'

2017-02-24 19:59

The leader of Boko Haram's main faction, Abubakar Shekau, has admitted killing the group's purported spokesperson over an apparent plot to oust him, he said in an audio recording obtained by AFP..

Gambia's ex-spy chief, 8 others charged with murder

2017-02-24 14:23

Gambia's dreaded former spy chief - whose watch was marred by allegations of killings and torture - and eight subordinates have been charged with killing a leading opposition member in April.


Nigeria's growth drops, but oil looking up

2017-02-28 15:55

Nigeria's battered economy suffered a year-long contraction in 2016, official data has showed, but the oil sector showed signs of recovery, raising hopes for an end to recession.

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.

Top Africa stories: Xenophobia, Buhari, Mugabe

2017-02-27 20:20

Family, ministers are reportedly being barred from seeing Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari in the UK, Zimbabweans in SA have engaged the ANC to intervene following recent xenophobic attacks.

Family, ministers 'blocked from seeing Nigerian leader Buhari in UK'

2017-02-27 12:00

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's "powerful" aides are reportedly denying ministers, family and friends access to the 74-year-old, who is on an extended medical vacation in London.

Nigerian governor says 2 kidnapped Germans are freed

2017-02-26 19:02

A Nigerian governor says security agents have freed 2 German archaeologists who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria,

Togo police fire tear gas at protest for media rights

2017-02-26 11:00

Police have fired tear gas at hundreds of people as they marched through Togo's capital to protest the shutdown of two private media channels.

Four killed in pipeline blast in oil-producing Nigerian state

2017-02-25 21:28

At least four people were killed following a gas pipeline explosion in Nigeria's oil-producing south, a local official has said.

Cameroonians fleeing Boko Haram desperate for food

2017-02-24 21:03

Homeless and hungry, Fadi is a young widow from Cameroon who was forced by Boko Haram's brutal insurgency to flee her village near the Nigerian border.

Boko Haram attack kills seven in Nigeria: security sources

2017-02-24 17:27

At least seven soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack on military positions in northeast Nigeria, a civilian vigilante and a security source have said.

Nigerian kidnappers demand $200 000 for German hostages

2017-02-24 13:11

A worker at a Nigerian excavation site says kidnappers are demanding a ransom of $200 000 for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week from a remote northern village.

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