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The tiny West African state of Equatorial Guinea has demanded Brazil hand back more than $16m in cash and luxury watches that border officials confiscated from a delegation accompanying the president's son.
Chad's Foreign Minister Mahamat Zen Cherif, in a visit to Equatorial Guinea after a bid to overthrow long-time President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, has condemned the attempted coup as a "major threat" to central Africa.
The west African state of Equatorial Guinea has said it had thwarted "a coup" in late December mounted by mercenaries who sought to attack President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.
At the frontier between Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, a long queue stretches between two checkpoints as travellers wrestle with officialdom and the inevitable demand for a sweetener in order to cross.
Angry Aids activists are urging western and central Africa to step up the fight against HIV, saying millions of people, especially children, are at risk from complacency and underfunding.
One protester has been shot dead in western Kenya after a quarried election, and
Zimbabwean war veterans have reportedly apologised to their former boss after they vilified him for claiming that First Lady Grace Mugabe had staged a "bedroom coup".
Equatorial Guinea's government has moved its headquarters from the coastal capital of Malabo to an unfinished city deep in the rainforest, where it will stay for three months, state media has said.
The son of Equatorial Guinea's leader, a notorious playboy with extravagant taste in cars, homes and Michael Jackson memorabilia, will go on trial for corruption next week in a landmark case in France.
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China's biggest lender by assets, says it has signed an infrastructure deal worth $2bn with Equatorial Guinea.
Zambia's lead striker Emmanuel Mayuka is set to return to Southampton after a groin injury effectively ruled him out of AFCON.
The United Nations has said it will dispatch an envoy to Equatorial Guinea after authorities in the oil-rich country said they had thwarted a coup attempt against President Theodoro Obiang, Africa's longest-serving leader.
Troops in Equatorial Guinea shot dead a "mercenary" during clashes near the border with Cameroon, state television has reported, hours after an official said the government had thwarted a coup against President Teodoro Obiang.
The president of Equatorial Guinea has said a war is being organised against his regime, days after a government official warned of a "destabilisation attempt".
Equatorial Guinea's coastguard intercepted a makeshift boat carrying 205 West African migrants headed for Gabon, local media has reported.
After the stunning fall of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, attention has turned to other longtime African leaders accused of trying to extend their rule.
Gambia's government has cancelled the diplomatic passports of former President Yahya Jammeh and his family members.
West African leaders began crisis talks with President Yahya Jammeh over his refusal to leave power, as fears grew of a refugee exodus caused by the nation's political impasse.
Africa's longest-serving leader, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, is set for re-election as the tiny nation of Equatorial Guinea goes to the polls.
Bafana Bafana defender Thulani “Tyson” Hlatshwayo has been ruled out of the crucial final Group C AFCON clash against Ghana.
Substitute Moussa Sow has snatched a stoppage-time winner as Senegal hit back to defeat Ghana in their AFCON match.
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