Cameroon suspends journalists, media outlets
Despite Cameroon's poor ranking for press freedom, various journalists praise the latest move
Congo opposition: We will not accept further delay to presidential vote
Opposition leader says the new election date is a red line and tells his followers if there is delay, 'you don't need to wait for our instructions'
Congo opposition candidate accepts election delay, for now
A leading opposition candidate in Congo announced on Friday his coalition accepts a week-long delay in the presidential election until Dec. 30 but not one day more.Felix Tshisekedi spoke to supporters a day after Congo's electoral commission announced the latest delay in a vote that was meant to take place ...
Partial results show Rajoelina leading in Madagascar election
With more than two million of about five million ballots counted, Rajoelina had 54.68 percent of the vote
Gunmen kill 25 in northern Nigeria village raids
Gunmen on motorcycles on Wednesday invaded the villages of Gidan Halilu and Gidan Kaka in Birnin Magaji district of Zamfara state, police say
Zimbabwe teachers end two-week march for better pay
Educators say they are short-changed by pay in bond notes rather than dollars
Nigeria oks firearms for its road safety officers
Many Nigerians wonder when a road safety officer is permitted to pull the trigger
In Congo, will president’s chosen successor have real power?
The crowd roared as the wife of Congo's departing president pressed her palm to the forehead of the anointed successor and appeared to pray.A benediction for the man whom President Joseph Kabila has positioned to take over is likely not needed. As this huge Central African nation swings toward a ...
Morocco arrests 3 more in hiker deaths; is link suspected
Killings were 'politically motivated and thus an act of terror,' Danish PM says
Somalia’s parliament drops impeachment of president
After weeks of bickering, supporters and opponents of President Farmajo agree to call impeachment motion 'invalid'
Migrants and refugees in Libya face horrific abuse, UN reports
Migrants and refugees are subjected to "unimaginable horrors," including unlawful killings, torture, arbitrary detention, gang rape, slavery, forced labor and extortion
Red cross: Nigeria flood victims a ‘major emergency’
Some 200 people died in floods across 12 states after the main Niger and Benue rivers burst their banks earlier this year
Six suspected Jihadists killed in French airstrike in Mali, says military
The French military did not specify which jihadist group the men belonged to, but a regional al-Qaida affiliate has long been active in the region
Candidates: DR Congo polls postponed
Election to replace President Joseph Kabila was already two years delayed
Thousands protest corruption, economic hardship in northeast Sudan
Economic conditions in Sudan deteriorated sharply in recent months amid rising inflation and rampant fuel and bread shortages
PHOTOS: Migrant families wait, torn between hope, grief
Barely 20 years old, Mariama Konte was neither widow nor wife.For nearly four years, she told her two young children that their father is traveling for work. Only in the last few weeks has she begun to accept the possibility that Abdrahamane drowned at sea, like so many migrants from ...
Hunt for names in deadly migrant shipwreck yields more dead
The quest to trace the identities of all the victims of the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant shipwreck has instead revealed that the sinking was far deadlier than anyone knew.One of the two investigators on the project, tracing families and survivors in Africa, has confirmed that the boat that sank on April ...
Solar power brings water to South Sudan neighborhood
U.S.-funded plant seen as preventing attacks on women looking for water
Clashes erupt in Congo after vote campaigning halted in Kinshasa
Opposition leaders allege the government is trying to rig the results with new electronic machines and falsified voter registrations, which the government denies
Nigeria leader presents 2019 budget to raucous lawmakers
The 2019 budget must still be approved by parliament, a process that can take months