Tough talk but no force against Boko Haram

2014-11-27 17:41

Nigeria and its neighbours have vowed to have nearly 3 000 troops on the ground to combat Boko Haram by the start of this month, but a regional force has yet to be deployed.

Hollande embarks on trip to Ebola-hit Guinea

2014-11-27 08:47

French President Francois Hollande is set to visit Guinea, making him the first Western leader to travel to a country hit hard by the deadly Ebola virus.

Togo opposition slams president

2014-11-27 05:15

Togo's opposition has slammed President Faure Gnassingbe's rejection of political reform before next year's general election.

24 killed in Burkina's anti-Compaore uprising

2014-11-26 17:55

Twenty-four people were killed and 624 others were wounded in the popular uprising that toppled long-time president Blaise Compaore in October, a committee appointed by PM Isaac Zida says.

Lassa fever kills 9 in Benin, no Ebola found

2014-11-26 13:16

The health ministry in Benin says nine people have died from Lassa fever, a viral disease common in West Africa with symptoms similar to Ebola.

Nigeria Central Bank devalues currency

2014-11-25 20:36

Nigeria has devalued its currency, seeking to stabilise the naira after it hit historic lows against the US dollar.

Two soldiers killed by landmine in Mali desert

2014-11-25 17:30

Two soldiers in a convoy providing security to a government minister have been killed when they drove over a landmine in northern Mali.

Boko Haram in control of another Nigerian town

2014-11-25 14:23

Boko Haram has taken over another town in Nigeria’s far northeast, a lawmaker, a local government official and a security source say.

Mali confirms eighth Ebola case, monitoring 271

2014-11-25 12:21

Mali says that another person had tested positive for the Ebola virus, bringing the total number of cases in the West African nation to eight.

Nigeria's top Islamic leader slams military

2014-11-24 22:32

Nigeria's top Islamic leader has accused the military of fleeing when Boko Haram attacks and terrorising civilians, in the harshest ever criticism from the key cleric.

Burkina govt set to be named after delay

2014-11-23 14:06

The delayed announcement of Burkina Faso’s interim minister is expected, with the country waiting to see the extent of military influence under civilian President Michel Kafando.

Boko Haram kills 48 fish vendors in Nigeria

2014-11-23 12:00

Boko Haram gunmen have killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria's restive Borno State, near the border with Chad, the head of the fish traders association says.

Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected

2014-11-22 18:01

Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola and identified two new suspected cases, raising concern about further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country.

Bikes for Ebola

2014-11-22 08:26

Germany has sent 400 motorcycles to the areas of west Africa worst hit by the Ebola epidemic to speed up testing for the virus.

Burkina's Compaore to stay for limited period – Morocco

2014-11-21 19:37

Burkina Faso's former president Blaise Compaore, who was toppled in a popular uprising last month, will stay in Morocco for a limited period after fleeing his country, the Moroccan government says.

Ousted Burkina leader arrives in Morocco from I Coast

2014-11-21 08:47

Burkina Faso’s deposed president Blaise Compaore has arrived in Morocco from Ivory Coast, where he has been in exile since his ouster in a popular revolt last month, the Moroccan foreign ministry says.

TB Joshua challenges summons

2014-11-20 18:15

Lawyers for Nigerian preacher TB Joshua have mounted a legal challenge against a coroner who has ordered him to testify about the fatal building collapse.

WHO: Ebola transmission 'intense' in Sierra Leone

2014-11-20 13:26

The WHO says the transmission of Ebola remains "intense" and widespread in Sierra Leone, even as some improvements are being seen in the two other countries worst hit by the crisis.

Burkina Faso army maintains hold on power

2014-11-20 11:20

Burkina Faso’s military is maintaining a grip on government despite pressure for a civilian transition, with the army officer who took power after the fall of president Blaise Compaore coming in as PM.

Boko Haram steps up attacks in Cameroon

2014-11-20 09:52

Nigerian Islamist extremists Boko Haram are intensifying attacks in neighbouring Cameroon, targeting new villages with increasingly sophisticated weapons.

Burkina Faso: Military leader Zida is new PM

2014-11-19 18:47

The military colonel who briefly seized control of Burkina Faso after the long-time president stepped down has been chosen to serve as prime minister of the transitional government.

Nigerian opposition: Govt playing politics with Boko Haram

2014-11-19 17:42

Nigeria’s main opposition party has accused the government of playing politics with Boko Haram, as it held its first major election rally.

Nigeria facing serious issues amid oil price collapse

2014-11-19 12:01

Nigeria has made pragmatic moves to curb spending to offset falling global oil prices, analysts say, but blamed corruption for the failure to prevent a budget crisis that many saw coming.

Burkina Faso set to appoint army's Zida as PM

2014-11-19 10:03

Veteran diplomat Michael Kafando, just sworn in as Burkina Faso’s interim president,is set to appoint army strongman Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida as prime minister, an official says.


Togo's opposition wants huge street protest

2014-11-27 15:46

Togo's opposition has called for a large-scale protest on the streets of the capital to demand political reforms before next year's general election.

Sierra Leone seeks help to fight Ebola

2014-11-27 06:39

Sierra Leone has appealed to the United States to send military aid to help it battle Ebola as it falls behind its West African neighbours.

Nigerian 'terror mastermind' challenges conviction

2014-11-26 18:47

A Nigerian jailed in Johannesburg for masterminding a series of terror attacks in his homeland is to challenge South Africa's right to try him.

Cameroon liberates hostages

2014-11-26 17:55

Cameroon's military have freed 15 of its nationals, along with a Polish priest, being held as hostages after being abducted by rebels from the Central African Republic.

Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

2014-11-26 11:04

With plenty of flat screen TVs, game nights and even an outdoor fire pit, life in isolation for members of the US military who have returned from the Ebola mission in West Africa can look a lot like summer camp.

Sierra Leone Ebola workers dump bodies over pay

2014-11-25 19:10

Burial workers in Sierra Leone have dumped dead bodies in the street outside a hospital in protest at authorities' failure to pay bonuses for handling Ebola victims.

2 teenage female bombers kill dozens in Nigeria's Maiduguri

2014-11-25 17:23

Two teenage female suicide bombers have blown themselves up in a crowded market in Nigeria’s north-eastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, witnesses say.

Italian doctor with Ebola arrives in Rome

2014-11-25 14:15

An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has arrived in Rome, where he will receive specialist treatment, reports say.

Stolen Ebola blood lost for good, says Guinea

2014-11-25 10:20

Guinea says a cooler carrying a stolen blood sample infected with the deadly Ebola virus, stolen en route to a test centre, is unlikely ever to be found.

Liberia chasing Ebola now

2014-11-25 05:15

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has hailed Liberians' efforts in fighting the country's worst ever haemorrhagic fever outbreak.

Interim government meets in Burkina Faso

2014-11-24 15:42

Burkina Faso’s interim government has met for the first time, with the military retaining key jobs about three weeks after it seized power amid a popular uprising.

Suspected Islamist fighters kill 2 kids, abduct 10

2014-11-23 14:06

Suspected Islamist fighters have kidnapped 10 children and killed two others who tried to escape near two towns in Mali, a military official says.

UK health volunteers head to S Leone to tackle Ebola

2014-11-23 08:18

A first group of volunteers from Britain's state National Health Service has left for Sierra Leone to join the Ebola epidemic fight-back.

UN warns Ebola still far from over

2014-11-22 13:48

The head of the UN Ebola mission has warned that the world was "far, far away" from beating the deadly outbreak and said a huge increase in aid is needed to fight the virus in Africa.

Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

2014-11-21 20:31

Roadside bandits in Guinea have stolen a cooler containing blood samples that are believed to have Ebola, officials say.

Ebola-infected Cuban doctor arrives in Geneva

2014-11-21 09:11

A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone has arrived in Geneva, where he will be treated for the deadly virus.

Ramaphosa is in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

2014-11-20 19:41

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to attend the second Africa-Turkey summit of heads of state and government.

Teargas fired at Nigeria parliament before key vote

2014-11-20 14:18

Nigerian security forces have fired teargas inside the parliament complex as opposition lawmakers arrived for a key vote on emergency rule in the northeast.

Coroner threatens TB Joshua for 2nd inquest no-show

2014-11-20 13:26

A coroner says he would order the arrest of Nigerian preacher TB Joshua after he again failed to appear to give evidence about a deadly building collapse at his Lagos megachurch.

Ebola death toll rises to 5 420 - WHO

2014-11-20 11:17

The World Health Organisation says 5 420 people have so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 15 145 cases of infection, since late December 2013.

Military plane was mystery Joshua aircraft

2014-11-19 22:31

A mysterious aircraft that a popular Nigerian preacher linked to the collapse of a guest house at his Lagos megachurch was an air force plane.

12 kids, 1 villager dead after Niger hippo attack

2014-11-19 17:42

Twelve children and a villager have been confirmed dead after a hippopotamus attacked a boat near the Niger capital Niamey earlier this week, officials say.

I Coast soldiers return to barracks after protests over pay

2014-11-19 15:37

Ivory Coast soldiers have returned to their barracks after protests over a pay dispute in several cities that saw them storm a TV station and set up barricades, soldiers and residents.

Cuban doctor in Sierra Leone tests positive for Ebola

2014-11-19 12:01

A Cuban doctor treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the disease and will be sent to Geneva for treatment, a report says.

Protesting Ivory Coast troops enter state TV station in Bouake

2014-11-19 08:44

Soldiers protesting against unpaid wages have entered state television and radio headquarters in Ivory Coast's second city of Bouake but failed to broadcast a statement after staff fled.

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