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Gunmen from the Boko Haram jihadist group killed five people and abducted several others as they collected firewood in restive northeast Nigeria, security sources say.
An Angolan court has sentenced a policeman to 16 years in jail for gunning down a street vendor who refused to be evicted.
Fifteen people have gone on trial in the Moroccan capital over the theft of dozens of luxury watches belonging to King Mohammed VI.
Human rights remain at threat in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Amnesty International says in a report issued a year to the day since the country underwent historic change.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Friday of chaos in Libya unless peace is quickly established, as he hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Ian Scoones considers the post-Brexit future, in light of a UK-hosted Africa investment summit.
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This month has seen several failed attempts by foreign powers to broker a ceasefire in Libya, with Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar being key in stalling efforts. Here he leaves after talks with Greek Foreign Minister in Athens.(Aris Messinis/AFP)
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Police in Benin say they have arrested the alleged instigator of clashes between the opposition and security forces that left two dead in the restive bastion of the country's ex-leader.
At least 21 people have died in Madagascar following almost a week of torrential rain in the north-west of the island, the government says.
After years of life among fellow jet-setters and the super-rich, Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos today finds herself mired in scandal as accusations mount that she systematically looted her impoverished country.
A Nigerian court has remanded a former justice minister accused of corruption in custody pending a bail hearing.
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The head of one of Angola's largest banks has resigned after being named in a corruption probe centred around ex-first daughter Isabel dos Santos, according to a letter seen by AFP.
Angola's billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos on Thursday dismissed graft allegations against her and vowed "to fight through the international courts to defend my good name".
At least six soldiers were killed and several were wounded in an overnight attack in central Mali, the army say, in fresh violence in the war-torn west African state.
A Portuguese banker cited in the "Luanda Leaks" revelations who worked for the Eurobic bank in which Isabel dos Santos is the main shareholder has been found dead in Lisbon, police say.
Burundi lawmakers have adopted legislation offering a golden parachute to outgoing presidents, including a luxury villa and a one-off sum equivalent to more than half a million dollars.
A German businessman has been shot dead in his home in Liberia's third-largest city Buchanan, the government says.
Four people were killed in central Mozambique after assailants targeted a health centre, witnesses say, the first attack since President Filipe Nyusi began his second term last week.
Foreign ministers of states neighbouring Libya are set to meet in Algiers as part of international efforts to reach a political settlement to the country's conflict, the foreign ministry has announced.
At least 32 people have been killed after suspected nomadic Misseriya herders from Sudan attacked a village in the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei along the border of South Sudan, a local official says.
Six civilians, including a child, were killed in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, the army said, in the first assault this year in an area that has suffered multiple massacres.
African countries need to share their infrastructure, strategic advantages and resources in order to attract investment and drive growth more effectively, Business Unity SA President Sipho Pityana told the audience at a World Economic Forum panel discussion.
An invasion of crop-munching fall armyworm caterpillars has inflicted a further blow to food security in Malawi, where nearly two million people have already been hit by drought, the government says.
Zimbabwe's main opposition leader on Tuesday warned his supporters to prepare for more demonstrations to force political and economic change in a country lurching from one crisis to another.
A United Nations panel has said it had no 'credible evidence' of Sudanese paramilitaries fighting in conflict-wracked Libya for military strongman Khalifa Haftar as alleged by some media outlets.
Africa is close to Harry's heart and several of the patronages he will be able to continue working with relate to the continent.
Egypt's state of emergency is set to reach the three-year mark by April after the government announced it would extend it by another three months from Monday next week.
A new report by Oxfam shows that the world's wealthiest 1% continue to control more wealth than most others.
World leaders committed to ending all foreign meddling in Libya's civil war at a Berlin summit Sunday, and to uphold a weapons embargo as part of a broader plan to end the long-running conflict.
Kenyan authorities have arrested five people suspected of preparing a terror attack in Nairobi, according to a police report seen by AFP on Sunday.
Forces loyal to Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar blocked oil exports from the war-ravaged country's main ports Saturday, raising the stakes on the eve of an international summit aimed at bringing peace to the North African nation.
Two armed groups who last year joined an agreement aimed at bringing peace to the Central African Republic have clashed in a key northeastern town, the UN says.
Libya's neighbours have come together in Algiers as part of international efforts to find a political settlement to a crisis that threatens regional stability.
Isabel dos Santos, the tycoon daughter of Angola's former president, has been charged with money laundering and mismanagement, Angolan prosecutors say, as they launched a bid to have the billionairess and other suspects return home for questioning.
Closure of Tripoli's only working airport comes ahead of talks aimed at finding a political solution to Libyan conflict.
Angola's billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos has been charged with money laundering and mismanagement during her stewardship of state-owned oil firm Sonangol.
Leaked documents alleging the billionaire daughter of Angola's ex-president plundered state coffers to build her fortune have divided the nation.
A funding offer by a billionaire Zimbabwe telecoms tycoon has prompted the country's doctors to consider ending a long-running strike over wage payments.
Turkey's top diplomat says Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar is the only obstacle to a peace deal for the north African country, defending Ankara's cooperation with Moscow to end conflicts in Libya and Syria.
A Greek oil tanker captain and seven crew members kidnapped last month from a Cameroon port have been released, Greek officials say.
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been questioned by police over the 2017 murder of his estranged wife, a police chief says.
Malawi's anti-graft body says it has arrested a prominent businessman over allegations he tried to bribe judges hearing a legal challenge to the re-election of President Peter Mutharika.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has promised this year's general election will be "free and fair" and invited international monitors to observe proceedings amid concerns of a democratic crackdown in the East African nation.
Nigeria's anti-graft agency on Tuesday filed corruption charges against a former justice minister over a $1.3 billion dollar oil scandal involving international majors Shell and Eni.
Lesotho police have summoned Prime Minister Thomas Thabane for questioning over alleged links to the 2017 murder of his estranged wife.
Heavy rains have battered Zimbabwe's Hwange district, flooding coal mines and the country's biggest thermal power station raising fears that the country might experience increased power cuts this coming week.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets 16 African leaders at an investment summit that will see Britain cast out a net for trading partners in its new life outside the EU.
Four people were killed and several shops and vehicles burnt after thieves breached a fuel pipeline in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub, causing an explosion, emergency services said on Monday.
Tanzania will give rehouse 36 lions following a slew of attacks by the big cats on people and cattle, environmental authorities said Saturday.
World leaders will gather in Berlin on Sunday to make a fresh push for peace in Libya, in a desperate bid to stop the conflict-wracked nation from disintegrating into a "second Syria".
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