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Boko Haram kills six in NE Nigeria: militia, local

2017-11-20 21:39

Boko Haram fighters killed six farmers outside the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the civilian militia and the brother of one of the victims have said

US urges action on rights abuse for closer Nigerian ties

2017-11-20 18:56

The United States has called for Nigeria to probe human rights abuses in the fight against Boko Haram, as it pledged more funds to help recovery from years of conflict.

15 dead, 10 hurt in a stampede for food aid in Morocco

2017-11-20 12:07

Morocco's Interior Ministry says at least 15 people have been killed and 10 others injured in a stampede as food aid was being distributed in a village.

UN seeks to put human rights experts into new Sahel force

2017-11-18 15:03

The United Nations is seeking to put human rights advisers and monitors into the 5 000-troop African force from five nations that in charged with fighting extremists in western Africa's vast Sahel region

Suspected jihadists kill at least 6 in northern Burkina Faso

2017-11-18 14:18

Local government and security officials say suspected jihadists have staged an attack in Burkina Faso's northern Soum province, killing at least six people.

Major damage as fire sweeps through Cameroon parliament

2017-11-17 15:09

A fire has swept through the main building of Cameroon's parliament in Yaounde overnight, causing substantial damage but no injuries.

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.

France says 'go ahead' to African security initiatives

2017-11-16 09:51

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has encouraged African nations calling for greater autonomy over their security to "go for it", following the launch of a regional anti-jihad force in the Sahel.

Top Africa stories: Zim coup fears, Mugabe, Kenya

2017-11-15 06:10

Zimbabwe is on the edge as army tanks have been seen outside the capital, and Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF youths say they are "prepared to die" in defence of President Robert Mugabe's government.

Lagos authorities urged to stop mass evictions

2017-11-14 20:04

Timu Elijah was heavily pregnant and asleep at her shanty town home in the Otodo-Gbame area on the water's edge of Lagos, Nigeria, when she was woken up by her neighbours.

 

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.

Nigerian and gay: dodging police and the Yahoo Boys

2017-11-20 17:43

It was a life-changing moment for Daniels when five police officers in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, locked him in the back of a van two years ago.

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.

Togo faces calls to end political crisis

2017-11-18 14:18

Togo's authorities have been urged to end their crackdown on anti-government protests and open talks to end a months-long political crisis.

Mauritania broadens death penalty for blasphemy

2017-11-17 18:14

Showing repentance will no longer prevent the death penalty from being applied for blasphemy and apostasy, Mauritania has said, as the conservative Muslim nation hardens up its religious laws.

In restive anglophone Cameroon, fear, anger and a curfew

2017-11-17 14:04

It's only 20:00, but in the bars by the Hospital Roundabout, one of the liveliest nightspots in Bamenda, thoughts are already turning to last orders.

US Embassy expresses confidence in Liberia disputed election

2017-11-16 17:56

The US Embassy in Liberia is expressing confidence in the credibility of the West African nation's elections as the runoff vote is postponed for investigations into allegations of fraud and irregularities.

International pressure ramps up over Liberia election delay

2017-11-16 09:51

The European Union has joined an international chorus urging Liberian political parties and its electoral commission to end "unnecessary delays" and elect a new president.

Togo opposition says president's claim a 'declaration of war'

2017-11-14 21:03

Togo opposition leaders has said President Faure Gnassingbe "declared war on the Togolese people" by accusing them of orchestrating violence in massive anti-government protests across the West African country.

Senegal vows stricter driving laws after 50 pilgrimage deaths

2017-11-14 06:02

Senegal has vowed it would introduce a long-delayed points system for its drivers after more than 50 people died on the roads during a week of Muslim pilgrimage to a holy Sufi site.

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