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Nearly 200 civilians were killed in violence last month in two volatile provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo's lawless east, the highest toll since June 2017, a monitor said Monday.
Mali began recruiting some 15,000 teachers on Monday, the government said, in order to break a nationwide strike which began last week over demands for higher pay.
Low-cost airline, Fastjet says it is yet to get funding meant to keep it afloat beyond March this year.
Angola's state-owned oil giant Sonangol has become a majority shareholder in mobile phone operator Unitel, a move that could threaten Isabel dos Santos' position as head of the telecoms firm.
Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba has attacked mob justice after a second person was lynched by a crowd in the capital Libreville after rumours spread of child kidnappings.
Despite food crisis, Zimbabwe fields lie fallow as farmers grapple with drought, hyperinflation and onerous taxes.
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This month has seen several failed attempts by foreign powers to broker a ceasefire in Libya, with Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar being key in stalling efforts. Here he leaves after talks with Greek Foreign Minister in Athens.(Aris Messinis/AFP)
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Unknown gunmen have killed at least 13 people in an attack in central Nigeria, police say, in an area known for ethnic clashes.
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Lawyers for a Portuguese computer hacker said on Monday he was responsible for revealing the dealings of Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, a corruption scandal with fallout across Europe and Africa.
Africa is the only world region projected to have strong population growth for the rest of this century.
Social media users have come out in support of Ugandan climate advocate Vanessa Nakate after she was cropped out of a photograph taken with her white peers in Davos.
An Angolan court has sentenced a policeman to 16 years in jail for gunning down a street vendor who refused to be evicted.
Police in Benin say they have arrested the alleged instigator of clashes between the opposition and security forces that left two dead in the restive bastion of the country's ex-leader.
At least 21 people have died in Madagascar following almost a week of torrential rain in the north-west of the island, the government says.
After years of life among fellow jet-setters and the super-rich, Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos today finds herself mired in scandal as accusations mount that she systematically looted her impoverished country.
A Nigerian court has remanded a former justice minister accused of corruption in custody pending a bail hearing.
Two armed groups who last year joined an agreement aimed at bringing peace to the Central African Republic have clashed in a key northeastern town, the UN says.
Libya's neighbours have come together in Algiers as part of international efforts to find a political settlement to a crisis that threatens regional stability.
Isabel dos Santos, the tycoon daughter of Angola's former president, has been charged with money laundering and mismanagement, Angolan prosecutors say, as they launched a bid to have the billionairess and other suspects return home for questioning.
Closure of Tripoli's only working airport comes ahead of talks aimed at finding a political solution to Libyan conflict.
Angola's billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos has been charged with money laundering and mismanagement during her stewardship of state-owned oil firm Sonangol.
Leaked documents alleging the billionaire daughter of Angola's ex-president plundered state coffers to build her fortune have divided the nation.
A funding offer by a billionaire Zimbabwe telecoms tycoon has prompted the country's doctors to consider ending a long-running strike over wage payments.
Turkey's top diplomat says Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar is the only obstacle to a peace deal for the north African country, defending Ankara's cooperation with Moscow to end conflicts in Libya and Syria.
A Greek oil tanker captain and seven crew members kidnapped last month from a Cameroon port have been released, Greek officials say.
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been questioned by police over the 2017 murder of his estranged wife, a police chief says.
Malawi's anti-graft body says it has arrested a prominent businessman over allegations he tried to bribe judges hearing a legal challenge to the re-election of President Peter Mutharika.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has promised this year's general election will be "free and fair" and invited international monitors to observe proceedings amid concerns of a democratic crackdown in the East African nation.
Angola's chief prosecutor says funds that Isabel dos Santos - who is accused of stealing millions of dollars from state companies - invested in Portugal were embezzled from her home country.
At least 31 killed and thousands displaced by heavy rains and flooding in southern African island nation, officials say.
Gunmen from the Boko Haram jihadist group killed five people and abducted several others as they collected firewood in restive northeast Nigeria, security sources say.
Fifteen people have gone on trial in the Moroccan capital over the theft of dozens of luxury watches belonging to King Mohammed VI.
Human rights remain at threat in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Amnesty International says in a report issued a year to the day since the country underwent historic change.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Friday of chaos in Libya unless peace is quickly established, as he hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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The head of one of Angola's largest banks has resigned after being named in a corruption probe centred around ex-first daughter Isabel dos Santos, according to a letter seen by AFP.
Angola's billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos on Thursday dismissed graft allegations against her and vowed "to fight through the international courts to defend my good name".
At least six soldiers were killed and several were wounded in an overnight attack in central Mali, the army say, in fresh violence in the war-torn west African state.
A Portuguese banker cited in the "Luanda Leaks" revelations who worked for the Eurobic bank in which Isabel dos Santos is the main shareholder has been found dead in Lisbon, police say.
Burundi lawmakers have adopted legislation offering a golden parachute to outgoing presidents, including a luxury villa and a one-off sum equivalent to more than half a million dollars.
A German businessman has been shot dead in his home in Liberia's third-largest city Buchanan, the government says.
Four people were killed in central Mozambique after assailants targeted a health centre, witnesses say, the first attack since President Filipe Nyusi began his second term last week.
Foreign ministers of states neighbouring Libya are set to meet in Algiers as part of international efforts to reach a political settlement to the country's conflict, the foreign ministry has announced.
At least 32 people have been killed after suspected nomadic Misseriya herders from Sudan attacked a village in the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei along the border of South Sudan, a local official says.
Six civilians, including a child, were killed in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, the army said, in the first assault this year in an area that has suffered multiple massacres.
African countries need to share their infrastructure, strategic advantages and resources in order to attract investment and drive growth more effectively, Business Unity SA President Sipho Pityana told the audience at a World Economic Forum panel discussion.
An invasion of crop-munching fall armyworm caterpillars has inflicted a further blow to food security in Malawi, where nearly two million people have already been hit by drought, the government says.
Zimbabwe's main opposition leader on Tuesday warned his supporters to prepare for more demonstrations to force political and economic change in a country lurching from one crisis to another.
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