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4 dead as migrant truck attacked in Mali

01 December 2015, 10:34

Armed men attacked a lorry carrying migrants in northern Mali, killing 4 people and wounding 6, UN and medical sources have told AFP.

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Roch Kabore elected president of Burkina Faso

01 December 2015, 09:18

Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won Burkina Faso's presidential election, after a year of turmoil that saw the west African country's former leader deposed and the military try to seize power.

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Somalia fighting: 30 dead, 40 000 flee

01 December 2015, 07:52

Fighting in Somalia has killed over 30 people and forced 40 000 to flee according to estimates.

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Gunmen kill army major in bar attack

30 November 2015, 19:01

Gunmen shot dead an army major and wounded the husband of the senate's deputy speaker, police said Monday, the latest violence in near daily gun battles.

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Mugabe lashes out at rich but mean West

30 November 2015, 18:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe lashed out at "miserly" developed nations at the UN climate summit Monday, accusing them of trying to shift the burden for curbing carbon emissions onto poor countries.

Floods displace 700 people in Uganda

30 November 2015, 13:54

At least 700 people from 107 homes in eastern Uganda's Teso region have been rendered homeless due to severe floods in the area.

Mob lynches 4 men accused of murder

30 November 2015, 12:23

A mob lynched four men accused of the murder of a gold seller in east Guinea, a witness and official sources say, after dragging them out of the prison where they were being held.

Gunmen ambush Burundian army commander

30 November 2015, 06:52

Gunmen have wounded a senior army commander in western Burundi, a military spokesperson says, with at least four killed in following clashes.

Pope takes peace message to Central African Republic

29 November 2015, 16:04

Pope Francis takes message of peace to Central African Republic on final leg of Africa trip.

Burkina Faso votes for new president

29 November 2015, 11:13

Voters in Burkina Faso began casting ballots Sunday for a new president and parliament, hoping to turn the page on a year of turmoil during which the west African nation's people ousted a veteran ruler and repelled a military coup.

Somali pirates killed as hijacked boat freed

29 November 2015, 11:13

A boat held by Somali pirates has been freed after a gun battle, fishermen and witnesses said Sunday, claiming several of the pirates were killed.

Boko Haram claims suicide attack on Shiite Muslims that killed 22

28 November 2015, 15:21

Boko Haram on Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a Shiite Muslim procession near the northern Nigerian city of Kano that killed 22 people.

In Uganda, pope honours Christian martyrs, meets youth

28 November 2015, 09:17

In Uganda, pope honors Christian martyrs, inspires missionaries and reaches out to youth.

'Church is for love': Gay Ugandans send message to Pope Francis

27 November 2015, 18:01

A member of Uganda's LGBTI community says he hopes the pontiff spreads a message of love and tolerance during his visit.

Huge crowds cheer as Pope arrives in Uganda on Africa tour

27 November 2015, 18:00

Pope Francis landed in Uganda Friday on the second leg of a landmark trip to Africa, with huge crowds, choirs and dancers celebrating as he touched down.

Tanzanian officials jailed for lateness

27 November 2015, 14:57

Six government officials in Tanzania were jailed this week after turning up late for a meeting, reports said, amid a government campaign to tighten standards and tackle corruption.

Uganda passes controversial NGO bill on eve of Pope's arrival

27 November 2015, 13:18

Ugandan lawmakers have passed a bill that would give authorities sweeping powers to regulate civil society, which rights groups say will "strangle" criticism of the government just hours before the arrival of Pope Francis.

2 arrested over attack on luxury hotel in Mali

27 November 2015, 10:04

Mali's security forces say they have arrested two men in connection with last week's attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that killed 19 people.

Tunisia detains key militant after deadly attack

27 November 2015, 07:16

Tunisian media report that the authorities have detained a former member of an outlawed hardline group as part of a crackdown on suspected jihadists.

10 kilograms of explosives used in Tunisia attack

25 November 2015, 16:47

10 kilograms of explosives used in Tunisia attack; death toll at 13.

Pope brings peace message to Africa amid security fears

25 November 2015, 14:41

Pope embarks on Africa trip despite security fears, brings message of peace, reconciliation.

More UN peacekeepers needed for South Sudan

25 November 2015, 12:43

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wants 1 100 extra peacekeepers to be sent to South Sudan to help protect civilians.

Pope leaves Rome for landmark Kenya trip

25 November 2015, 10:46

Pope Francis flew out of Rome on Wednesday, bound for Kenya on the first leg of a landmark trip to Africa that is fraught with security risks.

Pope Francis takes environmental, social messages to Africa

25 November 2015, 08:36

Pope Francis heads to Africa for the first time on Wednesday on a trip aimed at pushing the key themes of his papacy but also fraught with security concerns.

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