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Nigeria appoints new commander against Boko Haram

2018-11-12 19:10

The Nigerian army has appointed a new commander to lead the fight against Boko Haram jihadists in the country's restive northeast, where attacks on military targets have spiked in recent months.

DRC opposition party rejects deal on unity candidate

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DRC's main opposition party has rejected a deal agreed by its leader just a day earlier to select a single opposition candidate for upcoming presidential elections.

DRC ruling party gives a nod to opposition presidential candidate

2018-11-12 17:10

The Democratic Republic of Congo's ruling party has acknowledged the opposition's choice of a little-known lawmaker to run for next month's key presidential elections but wondered if he would have enough time to prepare.

Ivory Coast twins struggle for a way between superstition and poverty

2018-11-12 14:36

Cutely clad in matching white robes and skullcaps, five-year-old twins Salim and Mahamadou Cisse step carefully through blocked traffic and pedestrians in Abidjan's teeming Abobo district, holding up a begging bowl. Read more...

PICS: DRC opposition picks joint presidential candidate

2018-11-12 10:02

Seven opposition leaders have picked little known lawmaker Martin Fayulu as theur joint candidate for key and long delayed presidential elections at the end of December.

Libya in chaos since 2011 overthrow of Gaddafi

2018-11-12 11:25

Libya has been mired in chaos since the ouster and killing of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with two rival authorities and a multitude of militias still vying for control of the oil-rich country.

Libyan players in Italy for fresh bid to solve crisis

2018-11-12 07:56

Libya's key political players are set to meet with global leaders in Palermo in the latest bid by major powers to kickstart a long-stalled political process and trigger elections.

Hundreds flee their homes after Boko Haram raid in northeast Nigeria

2018-11-11 19:18

Hundreds of villagers have fled their homes in Nigeria's northeast late after an attack by Islamist militants from the Boko Haram group, militia officials and witnesses say.

 

At least 11 boys die in Uganda boarding school fire

2018-11-12 17:10

At least 11 boys perished and another 20 suffered severe burns in a fire that gutted their dormitories in Uganda while they slept, police say.

Cholera outbreak: 175 dead, over 10 000 affected in Nigeria

2018-11-12 15:15

Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded camps, the Norwegian Refugee Council says.

Rebels kill six, kidnap five in east DRC

2018-11-12 12:48

Suspected Ugandan rebels killed six people, hacking one to death, and kidnapped five others - mostly children - in the DRC's restive east, officials say.

Gabon: Government says president recovering in Saudi Arabia

2018-11-12 10:02

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba is recovering from an undisclosed illness in Saudi Arabia and still performing his duties, a statement says amid mounting speculation about his health.

Nigerian opposition candidate says 'intimidated' by govt agents

2018-11-12 11:25

The presidential nominee of Nigeria's main opposition party has alleged that he was "intimidated" by armed government agents who searched his private plane at the Abuja airport.

Kagame defends Rwanda courts as key dissident faces trial

2018-11-12 08:01

President Paul Kagame has insisted that Rwanda's courts will operate freely in the case of leading dissident politician Diane Rwigara, as prosecutors push for her to face 22 years in jail.

WATCH: Thousands join Ethiopia-Eritrea peace run

2018-11-11 20:05

Thousands of Ethiopians and Eritreans have taken part in a 10km reconciliation run Sunday in Addis Ababa in the first joint sporting event since the former bitter foes launched a rapid diplomatic thaw in July.

Madagascar ex-president Rajoelina leads in vote count

2018-11-11 17:40

Former Madagascar president Andry Rajoelina is leading after last week's presidential election aimed at ending a political crisis, ahead of rival Marc Ravalomanana, according to preliminary results.

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