Security, tensions cloud Niger’s presidential vote – Niger stands last in UN Human Development...

NIAMEY: Niger will hold an election tomorrow in which President Mahamadou Issoufou is running for a new term with a vow to crush an...

In Congo, a war for Africa’s elephants

GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK: André Migifuloyo and Djuma Uweko lived together, worked together and last October died together fighting to protect Congo's elephants from voracious...

Kenyan federation CEO dismisses bribery claim

NAIROBI: Top Kenyan athlete Francisca Koki, suspended for doping, said she and fellow runner Joyce Zakari were asked to pay nearly $50,000 in bribes...

40,000 starving to death as South Sudan teeters on famine – UN reporting worst...

JUBA: At least 40,000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations said...

The grave-diggers of Maiduguri: Burying Boko Haram and the past – ‘They had guns,...

MAIDUGURI: Even the dead weren't safe from Boko Haram when the Islamist insurgency erupted in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri nearly seven years...

Somali, AU troops retake key port from Islamists

MOGADISHU: Somali government troops backed by African Union peacekeepers yesterday recaptured the key port of Merka from Shebab insurgents, just one day after the...

Blast on Somalia jet points to bomb

MOGADISHU: A blast that ripped a hole in a commercial airliner shortly after takeoff from Somalia’s capital was probably caused by a bomb, aviation...

South Sudan troops suffocated 50 people in a container

ADDIS ABABA: South Sudan government troops killed some 50 people by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat, ceasefire monitors have said...

Millions of Ethiopians facing worst drought for decades

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia is struggling from its worst drought for 30 years with millions in dire need of life saving aid, UN Secretary-General Ban...

Sudan opens border with South Sudan

KHARTOUM/JUBA: Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir ordered the opening of his country's border with South Sudan for the first time since the south's secession...

Angola’s chaotic capital chokes under trash piles

LUANDA: For half an hour, the passenger boat sat stranded off the coast of Angola's seaside capital Luanda. Streams of rubbish clogged its engine...

Al-Qaeda affiliate claims Swiss woman’s kidnap in new video

NOUAKCHOTT: Al-Qaeda's North Africa affiliate has claimed the kidnapping of a Swiss woman in Mali's Timbuktu in a video seen by AFP yesterday, as...

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