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Suicide car bomb targets military convoy in Nigeria

A suicide car bomber has attacked a military convoy in northeast Nigeria, killing five soldiers and injuring another 40, security forces have said.
28 April 2017
 
Tanzania's President Magufuli sacks 10,000 over fake certificates

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked nearly 10,000 civil servants for having fake education certificates.
28 April 2017
Football: Former Gabon defender Moise Brou Apanga collapses and dies

Tributes have been paid to former Gabon international Moise Brou Apanga who died on Wednesday from a suspected heart attack.
27 April 2017
Raila Odinga chosen to challenge president in Kenya vote

Kenya's veteran politician Raila Odinga has been confirmed as the main opposition coalition's presidential candidate for August's election.
27 April 2017
First malaria vaccine to be widely tested in Africa next year

The World Health Organization announced Monday that it has the go-ahead to try the first malaria vaccine in the field in real-world settings next year.
26 April 2017
The Gambia seeks to rejoin Commonwealth

The new government made its official request shortly after a visit by Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, to the West African nation in February.
23 April 2017
Nigerian corruption agency uncovers $43m in cash

The discovery of a massive cash haul in a flat has prompted calls for the president to take action. Nigeria's president has suspended his spy chief after a series of corruption scandals.
21 April 2017
UN: 17 new mass graves found in central DRC

United Nations investigators have found 17 new mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo , in an area that has seen fighting between soldiers and members of a local armed group.
17 April 2017
The Gambia: Former president Jammeh accused of stealing millions

The Gambia's new government says former president Yahya Jammeh stole hundreds of millions of dollars from the state. The government is launching an investigation and trying to get the money back.
17 April 2017
Three years on, 195 Chibok schoolgirls still captive

Nigerians on Friday marked three years since the mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls by the armed Boko Haram group.
14 April 2017
African migrants traded in Libya's 'slave markets'

Hundreds of African refugees and migrants passing through Libya are being bought and sold in modern-day slave markets before being held for ransom, forced labour or sexual exploitation.
11 April 2017
Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema detained

Zambian police have detained opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema for cmmitting "treason", according to his lawyer.
11 April 2017
Thousands displaced as police raze Lagos' Otodo Gbame

Thousands of people in Nigeria's Lagos State were left homeless on Sunday after police stormed an informal fishing settlement and set fire to their homes, according to rights groups and residents.
10 April 2017
Almost 230 refugees rescued off Libya's coast

A Spanish aid agency rescued almost 230 refugees from the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya. The refugees, now being processed in Italy's Sicily, were trying to make the dangerous crossing from Africa into Europe.
09 April
Random breath tests illegal, Kenyan court rules

A Kenyan court has banned random breathalyser tests as a way to catch drivers who are over the limit.
08 April 2017
Tens of thousands march against Jacob Zuma in South Africa

South Africa’s political crisis has intensified as tens of thousands of people joined demonstrations across the country calling for Jacob Zuma to step down.
08 April 2017
Congo-Kinshasa: What Next for the Political Process?

The Catholic bishops of DR Congo have ended their mediation efforts between President Kabila and a deeply divided opposition.
06 April 2017
Al-Shabab fighters offered amnesty as new Somali president declares war

Somalia's new president has offered al-Shabab militants a 60-day amnesty amid a declaration of war on the group.
06 April 2017
Morocco's king names new coalition government

Appointments come after new prime minister agreed to form government with five parties, ending a political deadlock.
05 April 2017
South Africa President Jacob Zuma gets backing from ANC

South Africa's embattled president has been backed by a major decision-making body within the ruling ANC.
05 April 2017
DRC leader promises election but doesn't say when

Democratic Republic of Congo's president said on Wednesday he would appoint a prime minister within 48 hours as a political impasse looms
04 April 2017
Meningitis outbreak in Nigeria kills more than 300

A meningitis outbreak has killed more than 300 people in Nigeria, the country's Center for Disease Control said.
03 April 2017
Nigerian army in 'final push' to remove Boko Haram

Nigeria's military has begun what it calls the "final offensive" to retake Boko Haram's last strongholds. For years, Nigeria's Sambisa Forest served as a hide-out for the armed group
02 April 2017
South Africa's new finance minister wants 'radical' changes

Newly appointed finance minister Gagiba sets out goals as pressure on President Zuma increases after cabinet reshuffle.
01 April 2017
Geremi - nine African World Cup places 'a fair number'

The proposal to give nine World Cup places to Africa means the continent's football 'future looks very good,' says former Cameroon international Geremi.
01 April 2017
South Africa rand falls after President Zuma sacks Gordhan

South Africa's rand plunged more than 5% overnight after President Jacob Zuma sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Nine other ministers were sacked as the president overhauled his cabinet.
31 March 2017
South African president Jacob Zuma 'may step down early' in 2018

Jacob Zuma is considering offering to step down next year, at least 12 months before his term as South African president ends, under a deal with opponents in his ruling party.
30 March 2017
Extra slots for Africa at World Cup

The bureau of football’s world governing body, Fifa, has proposed that at least nine African nations can qualify for the World Cup when it expands from 32 teams to 48 in 2026.
30 March 2017
Indian minister condemns 'deplorable' race riots targeting African students

India’s foreign affairs minister has condemned “deplorable” race riots targeting African students near Delhi this week that put two men in hospital and led to seven arrests.
29 March 2017
Anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies

Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail for acts of sabotage against South Africa's white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning at the age of 87.
28 March 2017
South Sudan ambush leaves six aid workers dead, UN says

Six aid workers have been killed in an ambush in South Sudan, the UN says, in the deadliest single incident for humanitarians since the country's civil war began.
26 March 2017
Nigeria friendly with Burkina Faso cancelled

Nigeria's friendly with Burkina Faso on Monday in London has been called off after several Burkina Faso players failed to gain visas to enter the UK.
25 March 2017
Egypt's Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown.
24 March 2017
More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

More than 200 migrants are feared dead in a boat sinking off the coast of Libya, a Spanish aid organisation says.
23 March 2017