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Liberia: 'Confusion' in UP Deepens

The row within the ruling Unity Party appears far from over amid reports that the Chairman of the party, Wilmot Paye, has been accused of corruption by a faction.
27 February 2017
 
Blast near Mogadishu hours after al-Shabab vows attack

A car laden with explosives has blown up near an army checkpoint outside Mogadishu, wounding at least four soldiers, according to a Somali security officer.
27 February 2017
U.N. chief urges Burundi parties to participate in peace talks

The United Nations has called on political parties in Burundi to commit fully to peace talks to resolve a two-year old political crisis in the east African nation.
25 February 2017
South African police break up anti-immigrant protests

South African police fired tear gas to disperse rival marches by hundreds of protesters in Pretoria on Friday, after mobs looted stores this week believed to belong to immigrants.
24 February 2017
Somalia and South Sudan to receive £100 million each in UK aid

The UK will give South Sudan and Somalia aid packages of £100 million each following famine warnings in the two war-torn states.
22 February 2017
The Gambia frees 'all prisoners held without trial'

President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country and ordered the release of all prisoners detained without trial.
20 February 2017
Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 39

A car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing 39 people and injuring around 50, a local official said, days after Somalia elected a new president.
19 February 2017
Mugabe, 92, says Zimbabweans see no replacement for him

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said his ruling ZANU-PF party and the people of Zimbabwe see no viable successor to him for next year's general elections.
19 February 2017
Uganda strained by influx of refugees from South Sudan

Uganda has warned that its resources are strained by the more than 400,000 refugees who have poured into the country from South Sudan’s civil war.
18 February 2017
Some 500 migrants cross border into Spanish enclave of Ceuta

Around 500 sub-Saharan African migrants crossed the fenced border surrounding Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco early on Friday, emergency services said.
17 February 2017
Burundi government will not attend planned peace talks

The government of Burundi has said it will not attend peace talks scheduled to resume in Tanzania on Thursday, although the main opposition alliance has confirmed its participation.
16 February 2017
Footballer turns spotlight on Cameroon’s anglophone crisis

Speaking after Cameroon’s triumph at the African Cup of Nations, goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa declared his solidarity with the English-speaking minority in his linguistically divided country.
15 February 2017
The Gambia: UK 'very pleased' about Commonwealth return

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who is in The Gambia, has said he is "very pleased" the West African state intends to rejoin the Commonwealth.
15 February 2017
Komla Dumor Award 2017: Seeking a future star of African journalism

The BBC is seeking a future star of African journalism for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award, now in its third year.

15 February 2017
Shell says receives indictment request in Nigeria oilfield dispute

Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said it received notice on Tuesday of a request for indictment related to a 2011 settlement of long-standing disputes over an offshore block in Nigeria (OPL 245)
14 February 2017
Angola's second-largest diamond discovered by Australian firm

A 227-carat diamond, the second-largest ever found in Angola, has been discovered at the Lulo Diamond Project mine east of the capital Luanda.
13 February 2017
Trial over Cameroon's Anglophone protests exposes national divide

The trial of three English-speaking protesters facing the death penalty opened at a military court in Cameroon on Monday in a case that has exposed national divisions
13 February 2017
Nigerian airport workers threaten walkout while capital's runway repaired

Nigerian airport employees may walk out over pay issues at the capital's temporary airport while the main airport's runway is being repaired, their trade union said on Saturday.
11 February 2017
Cameroon police kill two in protests in English-speaking northwest

Cameroon police killed two protesters and wounded 10 others on Friday in the latest bout of violence in the English-speaking northwest region.
10 February 2017
Why Kenya has been unable to end a two-month long doctors' strike

On 5th December last year doctors in public health facilities in Kenya went on strike setting off one of the longest and messiest industrial disputes by health workers in the country.
09 Frebruary 2017
Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo declared Somalia president

Incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud concedes defeat after two rounds of voting and congratulates new leader.
08 February 2017
Why has Cameroon blocked the internet?

Three weeks after reports that Cameroon had blocked the internet in English-speaking parts of the country, residents say services have yet to be restored.
08 February 2017
Nigeria's President Buhari extends medical leave in UK

Nigeria's President Buhari has asked to extend his medical leave in the UK, amid concerns that his health may be worse than officials are publicly saying.
06 February 2017
AFCON: Cameroon beats Egypt to lift African title

Vincent Aboubakar scores brilliant late winner, helping Cameroon to claim fifth African Cup of Nations football triumph.
05 February 2017
African Union backs mass withdrawal from ICC

The African Union has called for the mass withdrawal of member states from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
02 February 2017
Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat named AU Commission chair

Chadian diplomat elected as the new AU Commission chairperson after seven rounds of voting in Addis Adaba.

31 January 2017
African Union to elect new leader in Addis Ababa

African Leaders convene on Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to choose one of five candidates in the running to lead 54-member bloc.
30 January 2017
Morocco says more African states back bid to rejoin AU

Morocco has obtained the support of 42 members of the 54-strong African Union to rejoin the bloc at a summit which opens on Monday.
29 January 2017
Merkel says migrant deal with Libya needed, but not possible yet

Europe should work with Libya to control illegal migration, but cannot sign a deal similar to that reached with Turkey last year.
28 January 2017
Cameroon shuts down internet in English-speaking areas

Government orders internet blackout after protests against what activists call marginalisation of English-speakers.
26 January 2017
President Barrow mobbed as he returns to The Gambia, ECOWAS salutes with flypast

President Adama Barrow arrived in The Gambia on Thursday afternoon to a mammoth crowd at the Banjul International Airport.
26 January 2017
Trump to put limits on refugees, immigration

US president also reiterates he will build Mexico wall as he moves to fulfill some of his most controversial pledges.

25 January 2017
Morocco knock Ivory Coast out of AFCON

Morocco beat Ivory Coast 1-0 to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals and knock out the champions

24 January 2017
The Gambia 'missing millions' after Jammeh flies into exile

More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia's state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh.
23 January 2017
AFCON 2017 : Gabon limp out as Cameroon progress

Gabon became only the fourth hosts to exit the Africa Cup of Nations at the group stage after a 0-0 draw with Cameroon, who reach the quarter-finals.
22 January 2017
Gambia's Yahya Jammeh confirms he will step down

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who had refused to step down after losing the recent election, has confirmed that he has decided to relinquish power.
21 January 2017
Africa's big men: The continent's long-serving leaders

Africa's big men: The continent's long-serving leaders. Who are the nine longest-serving leaders in Africa and how long have they been in power?
19 January 2017
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