Building collapse in Nigerian capital spurs casualty fears

2018-08-17 21:08

A half-finished building has collapsed in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, triggering fears of multiple casualties.

Nigerian court releases detained journalist on bail

2018-08-17 18:00

A Nigerian court granted bail to a journalist accused of criminal trespass and stealing police documents, his employers have said.

Top Africa stories: Ex-Zim VP fights for pension, croc worshipped as god

2018-08-17 06:54

Zimbabwe's former deputy president Phelekezela Mphoko is still fighting for his pension payout, and a 78-year-old crocodile is reportedly being worshiped as a god by some people living in south-western Nigeria

UN chief urges Mali's leaders 'not to go backwards' in election row

2018-08-16 21:07

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has spoken by phone with Mali's leaders to urge them "not to go backwards" following contentious elections in the strife-torn West African country, a spokesperson has said.

'No shrinking violet': Mali's re-elected Keita

2018-08-16 19:02

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who notched up a landslide re-election victory, has built a reputation as an uncompromising leader.

Mali election results 'do not reflect the truth': opposition

2018-08-16 16:50

Mali's opposition has rejected the results of presidential elections and vowed to use "all democratic means" to contest the outcome.

Chad orders illegal gold miners out of troubled area

2018-08-16 15:36

The Chadian government has said it would assert control over part of the country's far north which has been troubled by a gold rush and a rebel incursion from neighbouring Libya.

PIC: 78-year-old crocodile worshipped as a god in Nigeria, says report

2018-08-16 11:50

A 78-year-old crocodile is reportedly being worshiped as a god by some people living in south-western Nigeria.

Cholera kills scores in DRC, Niger

2018-08-16 06:12

A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 127 people since February, while a further 22 have died in Niger, officials say.

Mali presidential election results postponed to Thursday

2018-08-15 19:12

Provisional results for the runoff vote in Mali's presidential elections have been postponed from Wednesday to Thursday for logistical reasons, a senior official has said.


MSF launches emergency aid after dozens of children die in NE Nigeria camp

2018-08-17 19:16

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said it was providing emergency help after 33 children died in a camp housing people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria.

WATCH: Incumbent Keita wins Mali run-off election

2018-08-17 13:20

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected for a five-year term after winning in a runoff ballot by 67%.

Save the trees, Niger urges ahead of roast sheep festival

2018-08-16 21:07

Niger has warned it would prevent excessive use of wood for roasting sheep for an upcoming Muslim festival, declaring the problem imperilled the Sahel country's fragile forests.

17 000 displaced by conflict in western Niger: UN

2018-08-16 20:12

More than 17 000 people have been displaced by violence in western Niger's Tillaberi region, which has been hit by jihadist incursions from neighbouring Mali, the United Nations has said .

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.

Nigerian police secretly arraign detained journalist

2018-08-16 16:50

Nigerian police at a secret court appearance have accused a detained journalist of criminal trespass and stealing police documents, his news organisation has said.

Mali's president wins runoff vote with more than 67%

2018-08-16 13:26

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has won another term in a runoff election with more than 67% of the vote.

Top Africa stories: Ex-Zim first lady's grave, Zanu-PF files court papers

2018-08-16 08:05

Former Zimbabwean first lady's grave was reportedly 'abandoned' as ex-president Robert Mugabe 'snubbed heroes day celebrations', and Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has filed a counter-petition challenging the opposition's court bid to overturn election results.

Fears for historic city of Agadez as flooding continues

2018-08-15 20:49

Authorities in Niger have said floods threatened the historic centre of the 15th-century city of Agadez after weeks of heavy rain.

Nigerian soldiers protest as Boko Haram attacks surge

2018-08-15 19:12

Disillusioned and exhausted, Nigerian troops battling a surge in Boko Haram jihadist attacks have reached breaking point, protesting less than six months before presidential polls.

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