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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.

AU leaders 'endorse' Dlamini-Zuma for SA's next president as they say goodbye

2017-02-01 08:32

African Union leaders bade farewell to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma by giving her ringing endorsements for her battle back home.

PICS: Yahya Jammeh leaves The Gambia

2017-01-22 12:00

Gambian's Yahya Jammeh has flown out from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow. Here are some of the pictures of him at the airport in Banjul.

Guinea to hold local elections in February 2017 - opposition

2016-10-07 16:00

Guinea will hold its first local elections in 12 years in February 2017, an opposition spokesperson says, following prolonged talks with the ruling party over the timetable for a vote already postponed several times.

Guinea president names new prime minister

2015-12-27 19:12

Guinea's president has appointed mining executive Mamady Youla as the West African country's new prime minister.

 

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.

Guinea's Conde lays down law with tardy lax presidents

2017-01-31 20:17

African presidents who wander into meetings hours late, or don't bother showing up at all, received a slap on the wrists from new African Union leader, Guinea's Alpha Conde.

Jammeh's rights abuses: 'We want justice,' Gambian activists insist

2017-01-21 19:00

Gambian human rights activists are insisting that defeated president Yahya Jammeh be held accountable for alleged human rights abuses during his 22-year rule and that he not be able to keep funds illegally amassed.

Guinea president, opposition meet after anti-govt protests

2016-09-02 16:45

Guinea’s president Alpha Conde and opposition leader Cellou Diallo have met for talks, two weeks after violent protests over alleged government corruption swept the capital.

Guinea president sacks minister, officials over violence

2015-11-20 09:37

Guinean President Alpha Conde has sacked his interior minister and two other government officials for "gross misconduct", for their handling of deadly violence that broke out at a religious gathering last weekend.

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