Nigeria investigates Boko Haram AttacksNigeria's army on Sunday said it has launched a probe into recent attacks by Boko Haram militants which claimed dozens of lives of lives near Maiduguri, capital of northeast…
French general testifies in Rwanda probeA French general has defended France’s response to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, saying his troops did not give so much as a bullet to the perpetrators and did not immediately grasp…
Algerian MPs reinstate presidential term limitsAlgeria’s parliament adopted a package of constitutional reforms Sunday that authorities say will strengthen democracy, but opponents doubt it will bring real change.
Australian woman freed by al Qaeda affiliate in Burkina FasoAn elderly Australian woman kidnapped with her husband in Burkina Faso by a group affiliated to al Qaeda has been freed, neighbouring Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou said on…
Blast on Somalia plane caused by bomb, minister saysA blast that punched a hole in the fuselage of a plane this week was caused by a bomb meant to kill everyone on board, Somalia’s minister for transport and aviation said on…
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.