France wants Mali to implement peace deal with rebels

France will press Mali’s re-elected President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to move more quickly to bring into force faltering peace accords with...

Sad tales from Tanzania ill-fated ferry as death toll hit 86

Fear has gripped residents of Tanzania's Mwanza region as they wait to hear about the fate of their relatives who were...

Cameroon militants behead security official

AN estimated 400 civilians and 160 state security personnel have been killed in the protests in English-speaking regions of Cameroon over...

Divine Nduwimana, Burundi budding pen portraitist

Divine Nduwimana is the first woman in Burundi to organise a solo art exhibition, which opens next weekend in the capital, Bujumbura.

Scores drowned in Lake Victoria ferry sinking, death toll may top...

A Tanzanian passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria and the death toll of 44 was expected to rise when rescue efforts...

Pop star, MP Bobi Wine vows to continue freedom fight against...

Ugandan pop star turned opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi pledged on Thursday to continue what he calls a fight for freedom for...

Libya reopens runway at Wafa oilfield after protest ends

Libyan state oil firm NOC has reopened the airfield at the southwestern Wafa oilfield after state guards ended a blockade, it...

Nigeria struggles against Islamic State in West Africa

Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks, security and military sources say, forcing...

Uganda bans rallies by Bobi Wine supporters ahead of return from...

Uganda on Wednesday banned rallies to welcome a prominent opponent of President Yoweri Museveni home from the United States where he...

Liberia ban 15 officials from foreign travels over ‘vanishing’ cash

Liberia's government has banned 15 people, including the son of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, from leaving the country while it...

Italian priest kidnapped near Niger-Burkina Faso border

An Italian priest has been kidnapped in a part of Niger where a number of extremist groups are active, the West...

Equatorial Guinea ask Brazil to return seized $16m

Equatorial Guinea has demanded that Brazil hand back more than $16m (£12m) worth of cash and luxury watches confiscated from a...

President Weah in shock as Liberia ‘banknotes worth $60m vanish’

The Liberian government says it is investigating what has happened to two huge consignments of money that were printed abroad and...

Moroccan police tangle with Africans headed to Europe

Moroccan police conduct regular raids of areas popular with people from elsewhere in Africa and have bussed thousands to the other...

FIFA axe dangles on Sierra Leone after raid of FA offices

Sierra Leone face the prospect of a ban from international competition by FIFA after the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) followed through...

Edgar Lungu probes theft of Zambia aid money

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu wants his officials to act on the results of an investigation into stolen donor funds.

Court in South Africa legalises cannabis for private use

South Africa's constitutional court has ruled to allow the private use of cannabis.Deputy Chief Justice Raymond...

Morocco cracks down on African migrants heading to Spain

Hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants escaping poverty and violence in their home countries are fleeing to forests to escape police raids in...

Armed men attack school in Cameroon’s English-speaking area

Armed men attacked a school in Cameroon’s southwest English-speaking region, wounding more than 20 people, a government official said Monday.

Ethiopians rally in Addis against ethnic-based attacks

Several thousand Ethiopians demonstrated in the streets of the capital on Monday morning to protest ethnic-based attacks in the outskirts of...