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Cameroon shuts down on armed youths after police station attacks

Cameroon has arrested hundreds of people who allegedly attacked police stations in the capital Yaounde to protest human rights abuses, brutality and extortion. Huge stashes of locally made guns and explosives have been seized as the arrests continue. Martin...

Front runners neck-and-neck as Central Africa vows to continue election

Two former premiers were neck-and-neck Tuesday in vote-counting for the Central African Republic's presidency as the government dismissed a call for the two-round election to be stopped. With 53 percent of the votes in the first round counted, Anicet...

UN peacekeepers in Central Africa Rep. hit with fresh sex allegation

UN peacekeepers are facing fresh allegations that they sexually abused four young girls in the Central African Republic (CAR), the latest in a wave of child rape cases to hit the mission. The United Nations said on Tuesday it...

Gabon teachers union launch one-month strike

Teachers in Gabon launched a one-month strike on Monday over demands for bonuses and unpaid salaries, less than a year after a wage dispute closed many schools for almost three months, a union leader said. "Our demands have not...

20 candidates call for halt in Central African Republic vote count

Twenty out of 30 candidates standing for president of Central African Republic on Monday demanded the authorities halt the vote count because of what they said were irregularities in the ballot. Many voters hope the Dec. 30 poll will...

Outsider former pm Touadera in early lead in C.Africa presidential race

Early results from Central African Republic's presidential election Saturday gave former premier Faustin Archange Touadera a slim lead in the capital after a vote seen as vital to restoring stability after ending years of unrest. Partial results in Bangui...
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Suicide bomber kills at least 7 at Mogadishu ice-cream shop

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing seven...
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Burkina Faso main opposition leader concedes defeat in election

Burkina Faso’s main opposition leader has conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential election after initial results showed a comfortable victory for President Roch Kabore, ending...

Ethiopian PM again rejects Tigray conflict talks at AU meeting

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed again ruled out dialogue with the leaders of the defiant Tigray region Friday but said he was willing to...

German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya intercepted a Turkish freighter in...

FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...