Teen killed as Guinea police fire tear gas on banned demo

2018-10-24 10:08

A teenager, Samba Diallo, has been killed, as Guinean police clashed with youths in the capital Conakry.

Africa corruption probe: French tycoon brought before magistrates

2018-04-26 10:28

Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore has been brought before investigating magistrates to face possible corruption charges after two days of questioning by police over allegations his company helped two African leaders win elections in return for lucrative contracts.

E Guinea president vows to 'protect' exiled Gambian leader

2018-01-28 08:33

Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has said he will "protect" former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh who has been living in exile in the central African country after being forced to quit power last year, adding that the African Union also opposed his extradition.

Guinea cracks down on media as education strike grinds on

2017-11-27 21:18

Guinea has suspended broadcasting by a radio station after it attempted to interview the leader of a teachers' strike which has drawn thousands of pupils onto the streets in support.

Guinea schoolchildren protest in support of teachers' strike

2017-11-20 20:31

Thousands of schoolchildren in Guinea have descended onto the streets of the west African country on Monday to support a walkout by their teachers against the government.

African Union says Zimbabwe crisis 'seems like coup'

2017-11-15 18:46

The head of the African Union has said the crisis in Zimbabwe "seems like a coup" and called on the military to halt their actions and restore constitutional order.

Liberia's election delay divides already tense nation

2017-11-05 17:03

The extraordinary delay in electing Liberia's new leader amid claims of electoral fraud is entrenching existing divides between the candidates and outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as voters wait nervously for a resolution.

Togo opposition leader calls on France for help

2017-10-20 17:45

French President Emmanuel Macron has been urged to step in to help find a solution to an increasingly violent power struggle between Togo's opposition and the government.

French miner signs Guinea bauxite deal with Franco-Asian consortium

2017-06-14 20:15

France's Alliance Miniere Responsable (AMR) has signed a deal with a Franco-Asian consortium to exploit bauxite in a western Guinean city that was recently the target of deadly protests against mining firms.

Tablet revolt: Guinea president's rant ignites student debate

2017-06-13 13:00

Footage of Guinea's President Alpha Conde, 79, berating and mocking students has morphed into a national debate about his conduct, forcing the government to repeat a promise to provide university-goers with tablet computers.


Ex-minister named new Guinea PM: state media

2018-05-22 12:17

A former government minister and economist has been named the new prime minister of Guinea by President Alpha Conde, according to a decree read out on state media.

At least 50 arrested in Guinea post-electoral violence

2018-02-08 16:50

Police have arrested at least 50 people following an arson attack that killed five children in central Guinea after last weekend's local elections, a local official has said.

There was no coup in Zim… Mugabe 'submitted his resignation willingly', says AU

2017-12-23 11:00

Zimbabwe’s dramatic ouster of Robert Mugabe last month was “not a coup” and did not break any of the African Union’s rules, a top official in the continental body says.

Togo's president visits opposition stronghold after protests

2017-11-27 19:59

Togo's president, Faure Gnassingbe, says he remains convinced of national unity after a weekend visit to the country's second city that was hit by anti-government protests.

African Union head says will 'never' accept Zimbabwe 'coup'

2017-11-16 16:44

The head of the African Union has said that the body "will never accept the military coup d'etat" in Zimbabwe.

Opposition march again in Togo over political reform

2017-11-07 20:33

Thousands of people took to the streets in Togo's capital, Lome, in the latest protest calling for the long-standing President Faure Gnassingbe to step down.

Top Africa stories: Malawi, Zim, S Sudan

2017-11-03 08:30

A Malawian court has found three suspects guilty of illegally exhuming the body of a 16-year-old girl living with albinism, and the IMF says Zimbabwe is among the most fragile economies in the world.

AU chief says Kenya poll ruling 'does honour to Africa'

2017-09-04 15:26

The decision of Kenya's Supreme Court to annul the re-election of outgoing president Uhuru Kenyatta and order a rerun "does honour to Africa", African Union chief Alpha Conde says.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Kenya, Nigeria

2017-06-14 10:00

Zimbabwe's military and several Zanu-PF heavyweights have reportedly been "caught in farm invasion", and several people have gone missing after a seven-storey building collapsed in Nairobi.

AU chair calls for 'dialogue' in Gulf crisis

2017-06-12 08:47

African Union chair Alpha Conde has put himself forward as a mediator in the crisis between Qatar and other Gulf countries, urging dialogue after several African nations also recalled their ambassadors to Doha.

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