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Three female suicide bombers kill at least 13 in Nigerian city

2017-10-23 06:00

Three female suicide bombers have killed 13 people and wounded 16 in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, security sources said.

Campaign launched to bring Gambia's Jammeh to justice

2017-10-22 10:43

Victims of the regime of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh have announced an "international campaign" to bring him to justice.

Protests in Benin over economic reforms

2017-10-20 20:02

Thousands of people took to the streets of Benin's commercial capital Cotonou on Friday to protest against President Patrice Talon's economic reforms and the high cost of living.

Togo opposition leader calls on France for help

2017-10-20 17:45

French President Emmanuel Macron has been urged to step in to help find a solution to an increasingly violent power struggle between Togo's opposition and the government.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Togo, Somalia

2017-10-20 08:18

Youths from Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF are reportedly divided over plans to amend the party's constitution, and Togo's security minister says at least five people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters

Jihadist ambush on US forces shows new danger in Sahel

2017-10-20 06:10

The ambush in West Africa that killed four US service members has highlighted the danger posed by a newly rebranded jihadist group in the region.

Video released of Mali troops held by al-Qaeda-linked group

2017-10-19 20:29

A video has been released that reportedly shows 11 Mali soldiers held hostage by an extremist group linked to al-Qaeda

Uneasy calm in Togo ahead of new opposition demo

2017-10-19 19:30

Gangs of youths and the security forces have clashed sporadically in Togo's capital, Lome, before a planned opposition protest that the government has ruled illegal.

ICC says probing several crimes in Mali

2017-10-19 10:59

The ICC says it is investigating several potential war crimes, including murder in Mali, months after finding an ex-jihadist guilty liable for millions worth of damage in the landlocked country.

5 dead, 60 arrested during Togo protests for term limits

2017-10-19 10:59

Togo's security minister says at least five people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters demonstrating for presidential term limits.

 

Mali extends state of emergency by a year

2017-10-22 14:39

Mali says it will extend by a year the state of emergency that was first introduced after a November 2015 attack on a Bamako hotel.

Twelve Niger soldiers killed in attack: minister

2017-10-21 14:30

Twelve paramilitary police have been killed in a fresh attack in Niger's restive southwest bordering Mali, Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum says.

Shell Nigeria lifts force majeure on Bonny Light exports

2017-10-20 18:51

Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary says it has lifted the force majeure imposed on Bonny Light crude oil exports a month ago.

Liberia's controversial school reforms divide the nation a year on

2017-10-20 17:45

On a weekday morning in Cecelia Dunbar school, a bumpy hour's drive from Liberia's capital, a group of seven-year-olds concentrate on their maths lesson, seated at individual wooden desks.

5 injured in new clashes in Togo's capital

2017-10-20 06:10

Five people have been shot and injured as gangs of youths and the security forces clashed sporadically in Togo's capital Lome, ahead of a planned opposition protest that the government has ruled illegal.

Nigerian police arrest four after Britons kidnapped

2017-10-19 20:29

Four people have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of four British nationals in southern Nigeria, police have said.

Rejected Ghanaian asylum-seeker convicted of rape in Germany

2017-10-19 19:30

A Ghanaian man has been convicted of the rape of a camper in Germany

Turkey seeks Nigeria's support against US-based cleric

2017-10-19 18:28

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged Turkish cooperation in Nigeria's fight against Boko Haram

4 British nationals kidnapped in Nigeria's delta region

2017-10-19 10:59

Nigerian police say gunmen have kidnapped four British nationals in the Niger Delta region.

Top Africa stories: Kenya, Grace Mugabe, Tanzania

2017-10-19 08:14

Grace Mugabe is suing a Lebanese businessman more than a million US dollars in a botched diamond ring deal, and one of Kenya's eight election commissioners has quit, saying that next week's election cannot be 'credible'.

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