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
Rallies banned in Congo’s capital city days before elections
Days before Congo's elections, the Kinshasa's governor banned campaign rallies in the capital city, citing security concerns.The capital's governor Andre Kimbuta on Wednesday cancelled all political rallies in the city for the 21 candidates vying for the presidency in the Dec. 23 elections.Kimbuta issued a communique saying he had information ...
Somali region gets new president after deadly election campaign
Mukhtar Robow, a former leader of militant group al-Shabab, was kept off the ballot despite deadly protests last week from supporters
More than 100 killed in Congo clashes days before vote
Fighting in Mai-Ndombe province is some of the worst to hit the normally peaceful area in years and comes days before Sunday's long-delayed presidential, legislative and provincial elections
Madagascar holds presidential runoff vote
Former president Andry Rajoelina faces off against man he helped to drive out of office in 2009, Marc Ravalomanana
UN urges sides to reject violence ahead of DRC vote
At least six people have been killed in violence in run-up to Dec. 23 election, which will see conflict-ridden central African country emerge from President Joseph Kabila's 17-year rule
UN: Sexual violence in South Sudan ‘escalated dramatically’
UN official says sexual violence as weapon of war 'rampant' in South Sudan and accountability urgently needed to punish perpetrators and deter potential ones
African art restitution claims gain traction
After years of rebuffing restitution arguments, France is catalyzing hope — and concern — that African artifacts may finally head home
Zimbabwe inquiry finds army, police killed 6 during protest
Zimbabwean soldiers and police used "unjustified and disproportionate" force to kill 6 people during election protests in August, according to an official report released Tuesday.The report was widely seen as a test of whether the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa would disown the kind of harsh action by security forces ...
$2. 7 billion appeal launched for South Sudanese refugees
South Sudan is Africa’s largest refugee crisis and one of its most seriously under-funded
Rediscovering truth: African storytellers tap into rich tradition
Although written history has existed for centuries in West Africa, elsewhere on the continent knowledge and morality have mostly been transmitted through performance art, including the spoken word
Profiles of main candidates hoping to succeed Kabila in DRC
A look at three of the 21 candidates running in Sunday's long-delayed vote to choose President Joseph Kabila's successor
US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead
Six U.S. airstrikes that killed more than 60 people in a coastal Somali town were pre-emptive strikes to prevent a major extremist attack, according to a Somali intelligence officer. The U.S. military said Monday it carried out four strikes on Dec. 15 in which 34 people were killed and two more ...