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South Africa Ford recalls Kugas over fires

US car giant Ford has recalled more than 4,500 of its Kuga model in South Africa for safety checks after dozens of them caught fire since 2015.
17 January 2017
Nigeria: Boko Haram claims Nigeria university attack

Islamist militant group Boko Haram has said it was behind Monday's twin suicide bombing at a university in north eastern Nigeria which killed two people.
17 January 2017
Gambia: Four ministers resign from Jammeh government

Finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment ministers quit Jammeh's government as end of his term looms.

17 January 2017
South African guide killed at crocodile farm outside Cape Town

A South African tour guide working at a crocodile farm in the Western Cape province near Cape Town has been mauled to death by the beasts.
16 January 2017
Ivory Coast: Mutinying troops strike deal with government in Bouake

Ivory Coast: Rebelling soldiers promised $8,000 bonuses after they seized control of cities, forcing government into negotiations.
14 January 2017
African Union will not recognise Gambia's Jammeh from Jan. 19

The African Union will cease to recognise Yahya Jammeh as Gambia's president as of Jan. 19, the date he is due to hand power.
13 January 2017
Ivory Coast's Ouattara slims down government in modest reshuffle

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara named a new and smaller government team with few changes to top positions.
11 January 2017
Mahama 'refused permission' to keep official residence

Ghana's former President John Mahama has not been given permission to stay in the house he occupied while in office, an official says.
10 January 2017
Uganda's Museveni promotes son to special adviser role

Uganda's leader Yoweri Museveni has promoted his eldest son to become a special presidential adviser in a reshuffle of army commanders.
10 January 2017
Former Chadian leader Hissene Habre appeals against life sentence

Former Chadian president Hissene Habre is set to appeal against his conviction of crimes against humanity, torture and sexual slavery.
09 January 2017
Nana Akufo-Addo sworn in as Ghana's new president

Ghana: President vows to not let Ghanaians down after taking oath of office at ceremony attended by dozens of African leaders.
08 January 2017
Former Petroleum Minister, Diezani, forfeits $153.3 million to Nigeria

Former Nigerian oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, temporarily forfeited $153.3 million to the Nigerian government on Friday.
08 January 2017
Ivory Coast defence minister freed by mutinous soldiers

Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast have released the country's defence minister after detaining him for two hours in a standoff over pay.
08 January 2017
Gambia: Army chief declares support for Yahya Jammeh

The Gambia's army chief has reaffirmed his loyalty to President Jammeh, who has spent more than two decades in power and refuses to step down.
05 January 2017
ACN: Joel Matip & Allan Nyom not selected by Cameroon

Liverpool defender Joel Matip and West Brom's Allan Nyom have not been named in Cameroon's 23-man squad for this month's Africa Cup of Nations.
05 January 2017
Egyptian authorities to probe CAF president over corruption

The Egyptian Competitions Authorities said evidence proved that Issa Hayatou abused his current position as CAF president.
05 January 2017
Cameroon: President Biya calls Anglophone protesters extremists

Cameroon: President Biya calls Anglophone protesters extremists in New Year speech.

02 January 2017
Massive blast hits near Mogadishu airport

Suicide bombers attacked the main peacekeeping base in Somalia's capital, killing at least three Somali security officers.
02 January 2017
Equatorial Guinea's VP Obiang on trial in France

Equatorial Guinea's flamboyant vice-president has gone trial in absentia in France on charges of corruption after he failed to stop the landmark case.
02 January 2017
Congo rulng party, opposition sign deal for Kabila to step down

Congo's opposition leaders signed a deal with the party of President Joseph Kabila that will require him to step down after elections.
31 December 2016
Nigeria's Buhari says will pursue peace in restive Niger Delta in 2017

Nigeria's government will seek a lasting peace settlement with militants in the oil-producing Niger Delta region in 2017, President Buhari said.
31 December 2016
DR Congo floods leave 50 dead in Boma

At least 50 people have died and thousands have been left homeless after severe flooding in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
29 December 2016
Khartoum : Sudanese miners risk health for gold

Toxic chemicals used to extract gold from Sudan's mines are not only harming the health of miners, but also those who live nearby.
28 December 2016
Suicide bomber in Cameroon kills two in attack on Christmas market

A suicide bomber in the northern Cameroon town of Mora killed a young student and a woman in an attack on a market full of Christmas shoppers.
25 December 2016
Nigeria in talks to secure release of more Chibok girls

Nigerian authorities are involved in negotiations aimed at securing the release of some of the more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014.
22 December 2016
Nigerian former state governor Ibori released from British jail

James Ibori, who as governor of oil-producing Delta State became one of Nigeria's richest men has been released from a British jail.
22 December 2016
Nigeria: House of Reps to Endorse President's Plan to Borrow

The House of Representatives may back-pedal and endorse the plan by President Buhari to borrow N2.36trillion to fund the 2017 budget deficit.
19 December 2016
Gambia : African leaders back Adama Barrow as new president

West African leaders have announced they will travel to the Gambia in January for the inauguration of Adama Barrow.

19 December 2016
Didier Drogba urges better working conditions for African players

Former Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba has called on Africa's clubs to improve the treatment of footballers.

16 December 2016