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Chad orders illegal gold miners out of troubled area

23 minutes ago

The Chadian government has said it would assert control over part of the country's far north which has been troubled by a gold rush and a rebel incursion from neighbouring Libya.

Ugandan pop star, government critic, to face military court

23 minutes ago

A pop singer and prominent critic of Uganda's government has been due to face a military court for his alleged role in clashes in which the longtime president's motorcade was attacked by people throwing stones.

WATCH: Tunisians push for equal inheritance rights for women

2018-08-16 13:26

Thousands of people have rallied in Tunis in support of the announcement made by Tunisia's president Beji Caid Essebsi to submit a draft bill to parliament equalising inheritance rights between men and women.

Darfur rebels strengthen foothold in Libya: UN report

2018-08-16 11:50

Rebel groups from Sudan's Darfur region are strengthening their foothold in Libya, building up their military strength in a bid to return to Sudan and fight on, according to a confidential report seen by AFP.

Top Africa stories: Ex-Zim first lady's grave, Zanu-PF files court papers

2018-08-16 08:05

Former Zimbabwean first lady's grave was reportedly 'abandoned' as ex-president Robert Mugabe 'snubbed heroes day celebrations', and Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has filed a counter-petition challenging the opposition's court bid to overturn election results.

WATCH: Tunisian migrant boat turns down Aquarius rescue attempt

2018-08-16 08:05

A group of Tunisian migrants onboard a small dingy in the Mediterranean ocean has told rescuers from the Aquarius charity ship "we don't want to be rescued".

Fears for historic city of Agadez as flooding continues

2018-08-15 20:49

Authorities in Niger have said floods threatened the historic centre of the 15th-century city of Agadez after weeks of heavy rain.

Angola to exhume body of rebel chief Savimbi for 'dignified' burial

2018-08-15 19:19

The body of Angola rebel chief Jonas Savimbi, killed in 2002, will be exhumed before the end of the year so it be can be buried "with dignity," his party has said.

Mali presidential election results postponed to Thursday

2018-08-15 19:12

Provisional results for the runoff vote in Mali's presidential elections have been postponed from Wednesday to Thursday for logistical reasons, a senior official has said.

In heart of West Africa, Burkina Faso faces rising extremism

2018-08-15 18:06

The extremists approached the shepherd and made their intentions clear: They were seizing only the cattle owned by the deputy mayor of Burkina Faso's rural commune of Deou and leaving the others alone.

 

Egypt razes historical Cairo district, angering residents

2018-08-16 10:30

Egyptian authorities are demolishing a historical 19th century neighbourhood in Cairo to make way for high-end housing and business development a stone's throw from the Nile, angering residents who say they have not been properly compensated.

Cholera kills scores in DRC, Niger

2018-08-16 06:12

A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 127 people since February, while a further 22 have died in Niger, officials say.

Congo, IMF in talks rooted in 'trust', says president

2018-08-15 20:49

Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso says his government is negotiating "on a basis of trust" with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the country's financial problems.

Libya condemns 45 to death for 2011 demo killings: ministry

2018-08-15 20:49

A Libyan court sentenced to death by firing squad 45 militiamen for killing demonstrators in Tripoli during the 2011 uprising against dictator Muammar Gaddafi, the justice ministry has said.

Nigerian soldiers protest as Boko Haram attacks surge

2018-08-15 19:12

Disillusioned and exhausted, Nigerian troops battling a surge in Boko Haram jihadist attacks have reached breaking point, protesting less than six months before presidential polls.

22 children dead in Nile boat accident: Sudan media

2018-08-15 15:30

At least 22 Sudanese children drowned when their boat sank in the Nile while they were on their way to school, official media has said.

Nigerian journalist detained over report on parliament siege

2018-08-15 18:06

Nigerian police have detained a journalist for refusing to disclose the source of a story about last week's takeover of parliament by security agents, his employers has said.

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