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Court rejects all petitions calling for re-run of Cameroon elections

Cameroon’s Constitutional Council on Friday rejected the last of 18 petitions calling for a re-run of an Oct. 7 election that the opposition said was marred by fraud, paving the way...

New documentary on 1980 Zimbabwe massacres targets president

A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe’s military has led to harsh exchanges as the 1980s killings challenge a new president who preaches unity but refuses to apologize for his...

New technology in rice farming changing lives in Mali

When rice farmers started producing yields nine times larger than normal in the Malian desert near the famed town of Timbuktu a decade ago, a passerby could have mistaken the crop...

Beninese politician handed 20 years jail term for drug trafficking

Prominent Benin businessman and former presidential candidate Sebastien Ajavon has been sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison in connection with a haul of 18 kg (40 pounds) of cocaine...

Tribe of slain Libya rebel chief protest appointment of key suspect as minister

Libyan tribesmen staged a demonstration at the eastern oil port of Hariga on Thursday in protest against the appointment of a government minister, a leading member of the tribe said.

Algeria bans wearing of full-face veils at work

Algerian authorities on Thursday banned women from wearing full-face veils, or niqabs, at work, citing reasons of identification for the decision. The country has been split between moderate...

Ethiopia’s Abiy says soldiers’ protest meant to stop reform

Ethiopia’s reformist prime minister says a meeting with disgruntled soldiers last week was an attempt to derail dramatic reforms and “there were some sides who regretted I was not killed.”

EU to beef up border security to stop flow of migrants

European Union leaders are set to push ahead with plans to boost cooperation with North African countries and beef up the bloc’s borders in an effort to stop migrants entering Europe.

As Atiku momentum builds, Campaign says Nigerian youths not Lazy

The acting National Coordinator of The Atiku Advancement Project, Barr. Soalabo West has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on Nigerian youths, saying that Mr. President should apologise to the youths for...

Somali intel says US airstrike wiped out one al-Shabaab camp

Somali intelligence officials say the largest U.S. military airstrike against al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia in nearly a year largely destroyed a training camp where recruits were preparing to graduate and killed...