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One in two Africans don't know HIV status: expert

2017-12-08 19:30

Thirty-five years after the start of the Aids epidemic, one person in two in sub-Saharan Africa "does not know their HIV status," according to a French expert.

Huge fire at Abidjan paint factory leaves two in hospital

2017-12-06 22:27

A huge fire has ripped through a paint factory in the Ivorian capital of Abidjan, causing multiple explosions, destroying nearby businesses and leaving two people in hospital.

AU to help evacuate 15 000 migrants from Libya this year

2017-12-05 21:38

The African Union and member states will repatriate more than 15 000 migrants stranded in Libya by the end of the year amid outrage over recent footage that showed migrants being auctioned off as slaves, the AU's deputy chairperson has said.

World Aids chief warns of risk for Africa's child brides

2017-12-05 17:01

The head of the UN's Aids agency has urged African countries to protect young women and children who are bearing the brunt of the continent's Aids epidemic.

AU, EU summit winds up after anti-slavery initiative

2017-11-30 18:30

A summit gathering European and African leaders from more than 80 countries drew to a close with plans for the immediate evacuation of some 3 800 African migrants stranded in Libya.

Slavery scandal overshadows EU-Africa summit

2017-11-29 21:48

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has demanded action to combat migrant slave trading in Libya, as the issue dominated a Europe-Africa summit meant to focus on long-term growth and stability.

Merkel wants to help Africa curb illegal migration flow

2017-11-29 18:30

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union wants to work more closely with Africa to address illegal migration.

Zuma jetting off to Ivory Coast for AU-EU summit

2017-11-26 19:01

President Jacob Zuma is jetting off to the Ivory Coast this week to attend the Fifth African Union-European Union summit, the presidency has said.

Progress on balanced food goals 'poor' in Africa: FAO

2017-11-18 16:32

Africa is making only faltering progress towards food and nutrition security, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned.

Ivory Coast inaugurates huge China-funded dam

2017-11-03 16:09

President Alassane Ouattara has inaugurated a huge Chinese-funded dam in southern Ivory Coast designed to boost the country's power capacity by nearly 14%.

 

Hundreds of West African migrants return home from Libya

2017-12-08 19:30

Hundreds of West African migrants who had been stranded in Libya are returning home as worried governments repatriate them amid outrage over slave auctions.

'Many badly hurt' as huge fire engulfs Abidjan paint factory

2017-12-06 18:29

A huge fire ripped through a paint factory in the Ivorian capital, causing multiple explosions, and witnesses have said several people were badly burnt.

Security experts ponder Gulf of Guinea terror threat

2017-12-05 20:38

Security experts from West Africa, France and the United States have gathered in Abidjan for talks on beefing up anti-terrorism measures at sea in the Gulf of Guinea.

Nearly 1 300 Nigerians repatriated from Libya in November

2017-12-02 12:56

Nearly 1 300 Nigerian migrants were brought home from Libya in November - nearly twice as many as in the previous month, the head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said.

France to host talks on accelerating Sahel force deployment

2017-11-30 17:16

French President Emmanuel Macron will host talks in Paris on December 13 on "speeding up deployment" of a five-nation anti-terrorism force in the Sahel, aides have said.

Squalid Libya migrant camps in spotlight at EU-Africa summit

2017-11-29 20:47

European Union leaders have launched high-level talks with their African counterparts on migration, seeking to portray themselves as pragmatic partners but desperate to stem the flow of thousands setting out on dangerous voyages across the Mediterranean in search of better lives in Europe.

Macron kicks off Africa tour in Burkina Faso

2017-11-28 16:32

French President Emmanuel Macron has landed in Burkina Faso evening for the opening leg of a three-day Africa tour aimed at boosting France's regional influence and stemming the continent's migrant exodus.

Migrants sold into slavery in Libya tell of 'total hell'

2017-11-22 19:07

Survivors of slave auctions in Libya have described a "total hell" that they wouldn't wish on their "worst enemy" as global outrage grows over footage showing migrants being sold off in the war-torn country.

Mugabe: The last of Africa's 'fathers of independence'

2017-11-17 10:35

At 93, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is the last living African head of state to have fought for his country's independence from a colonial power before becoming its leader.

West African bloc's 2020 single currency goal fails

2017-10-24 20:00

The 15-nation West African bloc Ecowas has told regional leaders that the goal of establishing a single currency among their economies in 2020 had failed.

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