Rwandan leader reshuffles team after losing foreign minister

2018-10-19 14:19

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has carried out a major ministerial reshuffle following the voluntary departure of foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo, notably removing his influential defence minister from the post.

Comoros clashes worsen despite official claims

2018-10-18 13:46

Comoros' government has claimed that clashes between troops and opponents of President Azali Assomani on the island of Anjoiuan had subsided despite witnesses describing continued violence.

African Union calls for talks to end 'crisis' in Comoros

2018-10-17 17:22

The African Union has called for peace talks to urgently re-start in the coup-prone Comoros islands after clashes erupted between government forces and opponents of President Azali Assoumani.

African Union urges 'restraint' in Cameroon vote spat

2018-10-10 20:34

The African Union has called for "maximum restraint" in Cameroon following an opposition candidate's declaration of victory following the weekend's presidential vote.

France says 'no alternative' to AU-led plan on CAR

2018-09-25 12:20

France's foreign minister says an African Union-led plan is the only viable way to end fighting among rival factions in the Central African Republic, pushing back against an alternative peace process steered by Russia.

African Union denounces 'slaves' jibe from Italy's Salvini

2018-09-19 17:41

The African Union has called on Italy's far-right interior minister to withdraw comments he made last week in which he referred to Africans as slaves.

African Union sees 'positive' talks on CAR

2018-08-31 19:23

Representatives from 14 militias in the strife-torn Central African Republic have held "positive" talks that could lead to negotiations with the government, the AU, acting as a mediator, has said.

PICS: British Prime Minister May in Kenya to boost economic ties

2018-08-30 16:10

British Prime Minister Theresa May has become the first UK leader to visit Kenya in 30 years, bringing security and development funding to East Africa's commercial hub and neighbouring Somalia as Britain seeks to boost economic ties ahead of a bumpy exit from the EU in March.

PICS: After 7 years, AU quits base at Somali national stadium

2018-08-29 15:49

African Union troops have pulled out of their base in Somalia's national stadium, freeing up the venue for sporting events for the first time in years, an AFP correspondent said.

C Africa armed groups present peace demands to AU panel

2018-08-23 10:00

Armed groups in the Central African Republic have presented nearly 100 demands, including a general amnesty, to an African Union expert panel seeking to broker peace in the country.


Gunfire in Comoros as govt tightens crackdown

2018-10-19 10:34

Comoros security forces have intensified their crackdown against anti-government rebels on the island of Anjouan, with witnesses reporting heavy gunfire on the fourth day of clashes.

US airstrike wiped out al-Shabaab camp, intel officials say

2018-10-17 19:32

Somali intelligence officials say the largest US military airstrike against al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia in nearly a year largely destroyed a training camp where recruits were preparing to graduate and killed more fighters than the US announced.

Tiny Rwanda boosts influence with Francophonie chief role

2018-10-12 16:43

Rwanda has scored a major win with the election of its foreign minister to head a global association of French-speaking nations, as it seeks to boost its influence on the continent and further afield.

UN, AU ask S Sudan's warring sides to deliver on peace deal

2018-10-09 20:58

The United Nations and African Union has called on South Sudan's warring parties to take concrete steps to implement the latest peace deal signed last month.

AU calls for eSwatini to end ban on political parties

2018-09-22 19:34

African Union election observers have urged eSwatini to lift a ban on political parties and allow candidates to campaign freely in the tiny country, which went to the polls this week.

4 dead in blast at district headquarters in Somali capital

2018-09-10 12:31

At least four people are dead after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Mogadishu, a Somali police officer says.

Mauritanians in last vote before key presidential election

2018-08-30 18:31

Mauritania, a frontline state in the Sahel's fight against jihadism, is going to the polls for triple elections that will test head of state Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's record seven months before a presidential vote.

Russia, Sudan foster deal among C African militia

2018-08-30 11:58

Russia and Sudan have hosted talks in Khartoum among some of the Central African Republic's rival militias, Central African Republic officials have said, while documents showed the groups had signed a preliminary agreement.

Rights movements oppose amnesty for armed groups in C Africa

2018-08-24 20:19

Leading human rights movements have united to oppose any amnesty for atrocities by fighters in armed groups in Central African Republic as a trade-off for peace, they have stated.

Keita re-elected Mali president with landslide

2018-08-16 18:02

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected for a five-year term after winning a landslide in a runoff ballot, according to official figures.

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