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Gambia's president-elect says Jammeh can't demand new vote

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Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow says the outgoing leader Yahya Jammeh who now rejects his defeat has no constitutional authority to invalidate voting results or call for another election.

Burundi talks: Mediator siding with govt, opposition claims

31 minutes ago

The latest effort to end Burundi's dragging political crisis has run into trouble as the opposition accused the mediator of siding with government by accepting it as "legitimate".

Boko Haram: Nigeria suicide attacks toll reaches 45

2016-12-10 16:36

Two female suicide bombers have killed 45 people and wounded 33 others when they detonated their explosives in a crowded market in Nigeria's restive northeast, the emergency service said.

Fresh Congo rebel violence displaces 13 000 - UN

2016-12-10 14:00

Fresh fighting between rebels in the Republic of Congo and government forces has displaced an estimated 13 000 people, the United Nations refugee agency says.

British journalist says detained in Kenya without charge

2016-12-10 12:10

A British journalist for The Times of London newspaper says he is being detained at a Nairobi airport without explanation or charge after entering Kenya.

 
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TEARS OF JOY:  A supporter cries as presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party Nana Akufo-Addo is declared elected by the Electoral Commission in Accra. (AFP)

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Dlamini-Zuma to Gambia's Jammeh: Respect election results

2016-12-10 14:00

The AU has called on President Yahya Jammeh to respect the results of Gambia's election in which he initially conceded defeat before changing his mind and rejecting the loss.

Zim Anglican bishop 'fired' for burying wife in church

2016-12-10 12:10

An Anglican church bishop in Zimbabwe has reportedly been fired after he pulled a shocker last month by digging a grave and burying his late wife inside a school chapel.

WATCH: I'll never accept being cheated by anyone, says 'defeated' Gambia's Jammeh

2016-12-10 10:05

Footage of Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh refusing to step down after initially conceding defeat in the west African country's elections last week has gone viral on social media.

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Ex-Gabonese premier's son guilty in Och-Ziff bribery case

2016-12-10 10:05

The son of a former prime minister of Gabon has pleaded guilty in a US federal court to bribing African officials to win mining rights in a case connected to New York hedge fund Och-Ziff.

2 teen girls in Morocco acquitted of homosexuality charges

2016-12-10 08:02

A Moroccan judge has acquitted two teenage girls put on trial for homosexuality, charges that angered LGBT rights groups who have long argued that same-sex relationships should not be a crime.

Kenya deploys army doctors as hospital strike deepens

2016-12-10 07:07

Kenya has deployed army doctors to the country's main teaching and referral hospital where the last remaining doctors have joined a five-day strike that has crippled healthcare services around the country.

At least 30 killed in double suicide attack on Nigeria market

2016-12-09 21:01

Two female suicide bombers have struck at a busy market in Nigeria, killing at least 30 people, the military says, in the latest bloodshed to hit the country's restive northeast.

Top Africa stories: AU, Ghana, Zim

2016-12-09 20:09

Tension is mounting in Ghana as the country awaits election results, and Joice Mujuru claims President Robert Mugabe knows of the circumstances that led to the death of her husband, Solomon.

Ghana challenger leads presidential vote - media

2016-12-09 19:30

Opposition challenger Nana Akufo-Addo has a clear lead in Ghana's hotly contested presidential election, local media reports, although official results have yet to be published.

Ghana president, facing possible upset, says respects result

2016-12-09 18:00

Ghana's president says he will respect the election results as local media predict his challenger, opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo, has won on his third run for the office.

Castro's troubled legacy in the Horn of Africa: hero or villain?

2016-12-09 17:03

Many Ethiopians regard Castro as the man who saved their country. Somalis view him as the man who denied them the Greater Somalia re-union, writes Martin Plaut.

Explosion on Cairo thoroughfare kills 6 Egyptian police

2016-12-09 15:41

An explosion on a main Cairo thoroughfare has killed six police and wounded another three, in what appears to be the deadliest attack on security forces in several months.

Scores of ISIS bodies found in former Libya bastion

2016-12-09 14:23

The bodies of scores of Islamic State group fighters have been retrieved from the former jihadist bastion of Sirte, which Libyan pro-government fighters seized this week, loyalist forces say.

Striking Kenyan doctors threaten to shut private hospitals

2016-12-09 12:34

Kenyan doctors and nurses have warned they will extend a strike crippling public hospitals to private clinics as well next week, unless the government offers them more in a pay dispute.

Somali political leaders OK presidential polls for Dec 28

2016-12-09 11:23

Somalia's political leaders say they have agreed to hold presidential polls on December 28 after three delays and amid allegations of bribery, fraud and voter intimidation.

Malawi police arrest exiled Rwandan genocide convict

2016-12-09 10:02

Malawian police say they have arrested a Rwandan who was convicted of genocide crimes back home but has been living in the country for 13 years.

Sudan arrests top human rights activist - Amnesty

2016-12-09 08:14

Sudanese security agents have arrested a prominent rights activist, Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, as part of an ongoing crackdown on dissent, Amnesty International says.

Amnesty calls for release of jailed Egyptian photojournalist

2016-12-09 06:30

Amnesty International has urged Egyptian authorities to release a photojournalist jailed for more than three years in what the London-based rights group calls a "politically motivated" case.

AS IT HAPPENED: Zim finance minister presents 2017 budget

2016-12-08 16:00

Get the latest details as Zimbabwe’s finance minister Patrick Chinamasa presents his 2017 National Budget, which according to reports is unlikely to be above $4bn.

Hackers target election website a day after Ghana vote

2016-12-08 13:26

Hackers have targeted the website of Ghana's electoral commission ahead of the release of results from a narrowly contested presidential election.

Zim 2017 budget: All you need to know about Mugabe's fin min

2016-12-08 11:15

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has the unenviable job on Thursday afternoon of presenting Zimbabwe's national budget - just as the southern African country looks dangerously near to economic collapse again.

WATCH: Austerity measures fuel discontent in Bashir's Sudan

2016-12-08 09:45

Tensions are high as Sudan’s government tries to resolve the country's economic troubles. Following the secession of South Sudan in 2011, Sudan’s economy has struggled to recover after losing three-quarters of its oil production.

BREAKING: Ghana president Mahama concedes defeat, sparking opposition joy

2016-12-10 08:02

Ghana's president John Mahama has conceded defeat two days after a hotly contested election, seen as a test for a country generally viewed as a beacon of stability in west Africa.

BREAKING: 'Defeated' Gambia's Jammeh refuses to bow out, demands fresh polls

2016-12-10 07:07

Gambia's leader of 22 years Yahya Jammeh has announced that he would no longer accept defeat in recent elections, plunging the west African country into turmoil with a demand for fresh polls.

New Gambia leader pledges to repeal peaceful protest ban

2016-12-10 07:07

Gambia's president-elect says his administration wants to repeal all laws that criminalize nonviolent protests in the tiny West African country.

Ghana's opposition candidate 'confident' he's won

2016-12-09 21:01

Ghana's opposition candidate Nana Akufo-Addo has claimed victory in the presidential election, despite the official results not yet being released.

Zim fin min wants to hike roadblock fines

2016-12-09 19:30

Bad news for drivers in Zimbabwe: the finance minister wants to increase the fines at roadblocks, something seen by many as a way for the cash-strapped government to raise money.

Bomb blasts kill 10 in northeast Nigeria; Boko Haram blamed

2016-12-09 18:00

Two explosions have ripped through a bustling market in northeast Nigeria's Madagali town, and a survivor says they killed at least 10 people.

Norwegian Refugee Council staffer detained in South Sudan

2016-12-09 17:03

The Norwegian Refugee Council says that one of its staffers in South Sudan has been detained by the turbulent east African country's National Security Service.

Zim First Lady Grace Mugabe in $1.4m diamond ring scandal – reports

2016-12-09 15:41

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has been dragged to court for allegedly occupying three properties of a Lebanese businessman in a dispute over the purchase of a $1.4m diamond ring, reports say.

Mugabe knows what happened to my husband, Joice Mujuru insists

2016-12-09 14:23

Former Zimbabwean vice president Joice Mujuru, has reportedly claimed that President Robert Mugabe knows of the circumstances that led to the death of her husband, Solomon.

Egypt police arrest son of deposed Islamist president Morsi

2016-12-09 14:23

Egyptian police have arrested the son of former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi on charges linked to a protest against his father's ouster that resulted in hundreds of deaths, officials say.

New Zealander to head UN mission in South Sudan

2016-12-09 11:23

A New Zealand lawmaker who has led UN aid efforts worldwide is to be named the UN mission chief in South Sudan, one of the world's toughest peacekeeping jobs, diplomats say.

Inaugural debate for AU contenders 'to be live streamed'

2016-12-09 10:02

The African Union is set to hold its first ever debate for the post of African Union Commission chairperson, the AU says, adding that the event would be live streamed.

Angola to announce President Dos Santos's successor

2016-12-09 08:14

Angola is set to formally announce the end of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos' controversial 37-year rule, and name a successor to lead the ailing African oil-producing country.

Tensions mount as Ghana awaits election results

2016-12-09 06:30

Tension is mounting in Ghana over delays in releasing the results of a nail-biting presidential election already tainted by sporadic outbreaks of violence.

Boos, cheers for Zimbabwe's 'bond' budget

2016-12-08 20:00

Zimbabwe's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has galloped through his budget speech to parliament, leaving even President Robert Mugabe looking thoughtful.

Top Africa News: Ghana, Zim, Sudan

2016-12-08 18:11

Ghana's president John Mahama says he stands a "very good" chance of winning the presidential poll, and Zim central bank says it is about to "drip-feed" another seven million US worth of bond notes into circulation.

Egypt's Sisi says his economic reforms are no 'picnic'

2016-12-08 17:01

The Egyptian president is defending the tough economic measures his government has undertaken, saying there was no other alternative in the face of deteriorating economy.

Mugabe 'has nothing to do with cash shortages' – minister

2016-12-08 13:26

A Zimbabwean minister has reportedly defended President Robert Mugabe's State of the Nation Address, which left many "disappointed", as it did not address critical issues affecting the southern African country.

Nigeria's Boko Haram battle stalls as population starves

2016-12-08 12:14

Nigeria's military campaign against Boko Haram Islamists is increasingly bogged down as it confronts suicide attacks, looting and indiscriminate slaughter while the UN warns the affected region faces the "largest crisis in Africa".

Dozens killed, vanished as Kenya fights extremists - report

2016-12-08 11:15

A human rights organisation says at least 81 extremism suspects have been killed illegally or forced to disappear by Kenyan police after a series of attacks.

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