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African leaders meet for 'last push' on AU reforms

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African leaders are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to their pan-continental body.

Media watchdog slams Gabon over 'erosion' of freedom

2018-11-14 21:02

Freedom of the press is being eroded in Gabon, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has said, after the government suspended a newspaper for commenting on the hospitalisation of President Ali Bongo.

Madagascar heading toward runoff poll in presidential race

2018-11-14 17:45

Madagascar's election officials say two former presidents are in a tight race with results in from 70% of the polling stations, indicating that a runoff election is likely in December

Nigerian ISP's configuration error disrupted Google services

2018-11-14 17:45

A Nigerian internet provider says a configuration error during a network upgrade disrupted several Google services by diverting traffic through China and Russia.

Egypt calls on Israel to end military action in Gaza

2018-11-14 13:01

Egypt has called on Israel to end its military action in Gaza, after Palestinian militants in the enclave agreed to a Cairo-brokered ceasefire to halt the spike in violence.

Top Africa stories: DRC land dispute, Media laws in Africa

2018-11-14 08:10

German bank has been caught in a DRC colonial land dispute, and there has been a 'looming threat' of media laws in Africa.

DRC candidate pleads for opposition unity after bustup

2018-11-14 10:27

A DRC legislator chosen by opposition leaders to be their champion in next month's presidential election has pleaded for unity after their historic deal was shot down by party activists.

 

Nigerian judge says Biafran separatist must appear in court

2018-11-15 05:50

A Nigerian judge says she wants a missing pro-Biafra leader back in court after he resurfaced in Israel following a months-long disappearance.

Ugandan police say 10 students killed in arson attack

2018-11-14 21:02

Ugandan police say 10 students were killed in an alleged arson attack targeting a school dormitory in central Uganda

UN 'increasingly alarmed' by fighting in eastern DRC

2018-11-14 18:49

The UN has sounded the alarm over fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, warning that violence, which is unfolding alongside an Ebola outbreak, could hamper next month's elections.

Four kidnapped priests rescued in Nigeria: police

2018-11-14 16:28

Four Roman Catholic priests who were kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria last week have been rescued, police have said .

Boko Haram kills at least 16 farmers in latest attacks in Nigeria's Borno state

2018-11-14 13:01

Boko Haram jihadists have killed at least 16 farmers and left dozens missing in the latest attacks in restive northeast Nigeria's Borno state, militia and residents say.

3 civilians killed in attack targeting foreign troops in Mali

2018-11-14 06:06

Three Malian civilians have been killed and around 30 people wounded in a suicide attack in the country's violence-hit north, officials say.

Ethiopia jails ex-head of military company over corruption

2018-11-14 11:45

Ethiopia has detained the former head of a large military-run industrial conglomerate, a day after the country's attorney general disclosed that several hundred million dollars was embezzled from the firm.

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