Kidnapped Australians held by al Qaeda groupThe militant group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of two Australians near Burkina Faso’s border with Mali on Jan. 15, according…
Al Shabaab militants take Somali port townSomalia’s al Shabaab militants took control of the southern port town of Marka on Friday hours after African Union troops and the Somalia National Army left, the rebels and…
Timbuktu re-opens mausoleums destroyed by IslamistsMali's fabled city of Timbuktu on Thursday celebrated the recovery of its historic mausoleums, destroyed during an Islamist takeover of northern Mali in 2012 and rebuilt thanks…
In pictures: Fears mount over Ethiopia’s overlooked droughtEthiopia’s government has mitigated much of the fallout of the country's worst drought for decades — but on closer inspection the situation on the ground remains precarious.
Tunisia lifts curfew imposed after unemployment unrestTunisia said on Thursday it is lifting a nationwide night-time curfew imposed last month following violent demonstrations against unemployment, the worst social unrest witnessed…
Egypt court overturns death sentences of 149 IslamistsAn Egyptian appeals court on Wednesday overturned death sentences for 149 pro-Islamists accused of killing policemen in a mob attack on their station, a judicial source said.
AU abandons plans to send peacekeepers to BurundiAfrican leaders failed on Sunday to authorise a proposed peacekeeping force to stem violence in Burundi in the face of vehement opposition from the government in Bujumbura.
Amnesty says dozens buried in Burundi mass gravesAmnesty International has published satellite images they say show five mass graves of victims of Burundi’s security forces killed in December 2015.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Fresh claims of child sex abuse by EU troops in CARThe United Nations has uncovered fresh allegations of child sexual abuse in Central African Republic (CAR) by European Union troops, with six more cases now being investigated.
Burundi frees French and British journalistsTwo respected foreign journalists working in volatile Burundi were released safely Friday, 24 hours after police arrested them in a raid, colleagues said.
Foreign journalists among 17 arrested in BurundiA British and a French journalist were arrested in the Burundian capital Bujumbura while reporting on gunmen opposed to the government in the troubled central African country,…
IVORY COAST - JUSTICE
Gbagbo pleads not guilty at opening of ICC trialFormer Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo pleaded "not guilty" to four charges of crimes against humanity at the start of his long-awaited trial at the International Criminal Court…
IVORY COAST - JUSTICE
All eyes on trial of Ivory Coast's fallen strongman GbagboFive years after 3,000 people died in post-election unrest in Ivory Coast, former president Laurent Gbagbo goes on trial Thursday charged with crimes against humanity, as…
Al Qaeda claims kidnapping of Swiss nun in MaliAl-Qaeda's north Africa affiliate has claimed the kidnapping of a Swiss woman in Mali's Timbuktu in a video seen by AFP on Wednesday, as Switzerland demanded her unconditional…