Death toll from Gambia protest rises to three

2018-06-21 11:05

A 24-year-old student who was hit by police gunfire at an environmental protest in western Gambia has die, bringing the death toll from the violence to three, his campaign group says.

Nigeria's Buhari finally signs delayed 2018 budget

2018-06-20 20:04

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2018 budget into law, more than six months after it was first presented to parliament.

Death toll from Gambia protest rises to three

2018-06-20 17:53

A 24-year-old student who was hit by police gunfire at an environmental protest in western Gambia died, bringing the death toll from the violence to three, his campaign group has said.

Power woes hit Nigeria's football fans

2018-06-20 15:41

Football-loving Nigerians have had more than one reason to groan about the country's opening World Cup game: not only did they lose 2-0, many weren't even able to see the whole match.

Top Africa stories: Twin girls burnt to death, Mnangagwa

2018-06-20 08:00

Social media has reacted angrily after 5-day-old twin girls were 'burnt to death in hospital' in Zimbabwe, and Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa reportedly stopped his motorcade to queue for fried chicken.

Residents accuse Mali army of killing at least 25 civilians

2018-06-19 21:10

Malian soldiers killed at least 25 civilians in the central Mopti region last week, a civic association and residents have said, as concerns rose over alleged abuses during counterterror operations in an area where extremists linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group have carried out attacks.

Gambian police kill two anti-pollution protesters

2018-06-19 10:31

Gambian police have killed two young men during a village protest against sand excavation they claim is damaging their rice fields, official sources said.

Nigeria Eid suicide attack death toll rises to 43

2018-06-18 21:23

Deadly weekend attacks by suspected Boko Haram jihadists using young girls as suicide bombers killed 43 people in northeastern Nigeria, officials have said, updating the toll.

Mali's 'real life Spiderman' returns home to a hero's welcome... set to meet president – report

2018-06-18 14:05

The Malian migrant dubbed "Spiderman" following his heroic action in saving a small boy hanging in a balcony in Paris is expected to meet with Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

6 suicide bombers kill 20 in northeastern Nigeria

2018-06-18 06:00

Nigerian police and military officials say that six suicide bombers have killed at least 20 people in northeastern Nigeria.


Rights groups warn Gambia after 2 shot dead in protest

2018-06-21 05:58

Human rights groups have pressured Gambia to hold accountable those who ordered police to "shoot and kill" two protesters this week, warning that the excessive force brings up painful memories of the previous government.

Jihadist insurgency causes 16 000 to flee homes in Niger

2018-06-20 19:14

Incursions by jihadist insurgents into western Niger from neighbouring Mali have caused more than 16 000 people to flee their homes since the start of the year, the UN has said.

Gambia president vows justice after police kill two protesters

2018-06-20 15:41

Gambia's president Adama Barrow has promised justice would be done after police killed two young protesters at an anti-pollution rally, vowing such an incident would not happen again.

Mali admits soldiers implicated in deaths during security sweep

2018-06-20 10:12

Mali's defence minister has admitted that soldiers were involved in killings in the country's unstable centre, after the discovery of a mass grave backed up accusations of summary executions by government troops.

Boko Haram kills nine soldiers in Nigeria

2018-06-19 21:10

Boko Haram fighters killed nine soldiers and wounded two others in northeast Nigeria, according to military sources, just days after 43 civilians died in deadly suicide bombings.

Senegal President Sall to support World Cup team in Russia

2018-06-19 15:30

Senegal President Macky Sall is in Russia and will attend his country's World Cup game against Poland in Moscow.

Top Africa stories: Chamisa falls on stage, Mali's Spiderman

2018-06-19 08:17

A video of Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa falling on stage has gone viral on social media, and Mali's 'real life Spiderman' has returned home to a hero's welcome

Twenty-five bodies found after army sweep in Mali

2018-06-18 17:00

Twenty-five bodies were found in central Mali after the army carried out a sweep in the unstable region, sources have said, adding to concern about abuse by security forces in their fight against jihadists.

Ally of Ivory Coast president rejects plan for 'unified party'

2018-06-18 10:08

Ivory Coast's Democratic Party, a member of the ruling coalition, has rejected a proposal to form a unified party ahead of the 2020 presidential election, a plan which was supported by President Alassane Ouattara.

Hopes of a mining revival in oil-addicted Nigeria

2018-06-17 18:28

Locals have always known that a vast deposit of gold sits underneath the cocoa trees and towering thickets of bamboo in the tropical jungle of Osun state in southwest Nigeria.

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