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South African opposition leader Julius Malema was escorted by security guards outside parliament on Friday along with some of his party's lawmakers after disrupting an address by President Jacob Zuma
The Algerian army on late Tuesday killed two militants on the border with Mali, an Algerian security source has said.
At least 200 members of the radical Boko Haram group were killed in Niger between Friday and Tuesday in confrontations with troops from both Niger and Chad.
A Chadian soldier was killed and 11 others injured in clashes with Boko Haram militants on Wednesday in Nigeria's northeastern town of Gambaru near the border with Cameroon, a military official has said
The remarks drew immediate rebuke from workers' representatives
The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has temporarily suspended its support for a DRC military campaign against Rwandan rebels, a source close to the mission said Wednesday
Since 1964, there have been 79 attempts to reform Malawi's public sector
Citing security advice. the electoral commission postponed general elections for 6 weeks
Central African Republic Sports Minister Armel Sayo has been freed by militants following 16 days in captivity, a family member said Wednesday
Officials from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on Wednesday held an unannounced meeting to discuss a multibillion-dollar dam being built by Addis Ababa on the Nile River
Residents currently pay water consumption charges at the end of each month
Bauchi State alone is hosting over 1.2 million IDPs
Nigerien government has declared state of emergency in Diffa town on the border with Nigeria after it came under several attacks by Boko Haram militant group
Libya faces worst political crisis and escalation of violence since 2011 armed conflict, UN human rights report says
Nigeria has set up a committee to investigate claims of abuses against people displaced from their homes in the insurgency-gripped northeastern region
Seven people have been injured, including two critically, in clashes between security forces and demonstrators protesting repeated electricity outages in Comoros islands, the Comorian army said Tuesday
One student told AA she had learned to be more careful online
Malian Prime Minister Modibo Keita said Tuesday that Malians had no other option but to secure a viable peace deal at internationally-backed talks currently underway in Algeria
The Black Stars lost the final 9-8 in a spot kick against Ivory Coast
Minister of State for the Sudanese Foreign Ministry Obeid-Allah Mohamed said Tuesday that Uganda had expelled a number of Sudanese rebels from its territory
South Sudan and Uganda have denied reports about the deployment of an additional 7,000 Ugandan troops to the war-torn country
Following the protester's death, the UGTT renewed for a ban on using birdshot to disperse demonstrations in Tunisia
At least 15 people were killed and 20 others injured in clashes between army troops and militants in Somalia's central Galguduud region, eyewitnesses have said
UNEP chief Steiner told AA Kenya should harvest rainwater and improve water distribution systems
Photos emerged on social media outlets in Libya showing 4X4 vehicles – some bearing the ISIL's trademark black flag – entering the town
National parks tourism brings some $120 million per annum
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has pledged to expel senior members of Sudanese rebel forces out of his country, according to a senior Sudanese official
The African Union has called for calm following a decision by Nigerian authorities to postpone presidential elections, originally scheduled for Feb. 14, by six weeks
Ivory Coast aka 'Les Elephants' (The Elephants) manage to win the Africa Cup of Nations title after a 22-year break
Malawian Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe on Friday presented a 2014/15 mid-year budget review statement to parliament in which he proposed a $64-million supplementary expenditure
Nigerian authorities on Saturday will decide whether to proceed with the country's high-stakes elections on Feb. 14 – as originally scheduled – or postpone it to a later date
The Kenyan government on Friday announced a $416-million project to improve healthcare in the East African country
Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda movement, said the country's stability depended on consensus between Islamists and members of the Constitutional Democratic Rally party, which ruled the country before a 2011 popular uprising
Tunisia's Nidaa Tounes party has vowed to take 'disciplinary measures' against members who defied the party's decision
New Tunisian Prime Minister said that the country had 'no choice but to work, support political stability, and undertake major development projects to foster national prosperit'
Four people were killed on Friday in an attack by Boko Haram militants on the Nigerien town of Bosso on the border with Nigeria – the group's first such attack in Niger
Nigeria's presidency said on Friday that no directives were given to the country's electoral body to proceed with or reschedule the polls, due later this month, saying the committee is the only side responsible for setting the dates
Three people were killed in a suicide bombing that targeted a gathering of armed supporters of the army in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a military source said Friday
Ethiopia's population is projected to hit 90 million this year, the country's state Central Statistical Agency said Friday
Some white South Africans say they were not being recruited because of their color
Health Minister Kasonde told AA employees sell the drugs to private pharmacies
The semi final match between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea was interrupted for more than 30 minutes when Equatorial Guinea fans' rampancy
A Libyan court on Thursday overturned a previous court ruling considering the elections of Libya's House of Representatives unconstitutional
Nigeria's highest advisory body on Thursday said the country's elections should proceed as scheduled earlier, noting that this decision was taken after over seven hours of deliberations in capital city Abuja
Somalia's Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke on Thursday unveiled a 40-strong cabinet lineup.
As they disembarked, Captain Arthur King Timbaganya, the Military Police spokesperson, led three other warrant officers to the school headmaster's office to announce their arrival
Tanzania and Iran on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding for the promotion and protection of investments in both countries
Nigeria is suffering from dwindling oil revenues
Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda movement on Thursday denounced the recent burning to death of a Jordanian pilot by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group
Gustafson is accused of counterfeiting dollars, euros, Indian rupees, Ghanaian cedis and Congolese francs
Gauck said East African countries should not be discouraged by setbacks
One inmate was killed and several security officers wounded in clashes
The Tunisian parliament on Thursday voted to give confidence to the new government of Prime Minister Habib Essid
Some 276 people died when floods hit Malawi in early January
The recent looting of shops owned by African and Asian immigrants poses an ideological threat to the party that has ruled South Africa since the end of apartheid, a prominent scholar has suggested
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said Thursday that construction of several national megaprojects was proceeding on schedule
President Lungu has ordered police to contain the violence
Rachid Ghannouchi, the head of Tunisia's Ennahda Islamist movement, predicted that the new leadership of Gulf powerhouse Saudi Arabia will adopt a mediatory role in Egypt and Syria
Rachid Ghannouchi, the leader of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda movement, has deplored the immolation of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasba by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Uganda sent troops to South Sudan after the latter country slid into chaos in December of 2014
A coalition of Cameroonian and Chadian troops on Wednesday recaptured Fotokol, a town in northern Cameroon near the border with Nigeria, Cameroonian military and security sources have said
Recent media reports suggested Chadian troops were fighting Boko Haram inside Nigeria
Development partners withhold nearly $500 million in budget support over financial scandal
Libya has remained in turmoil since Gaddafi's ouster and death in 2011
The Nigerian military has liberated several towns captured by Boko Haram militants in the restive northeastern region
A medicine registered in one ECOWAS country, will be automatically registered in the other 14 member states
Two drug trials will be carried out in Ugandan capital Kampala in hopes of finding a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus, which in recent months has killed thousands of people in West Africa
Kenya's world marathon champion Rita Jeptoo has been banned from competing after failing a drug test, an official said Friday
The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council has postponed the release of a fact-finding commission's report on alleged human rights violations in South Sudan
Somalia has made progress in its fight against the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab militant group, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has said
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said that Africa was capable of combating epidemics and terrorism
Maman Sidikou, head of the African Union's peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM), said Friday that 2015 would be a 'decisive' year for Somali politics.
South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has accused the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African regional bloc, of 'taking custody' of the fledgling country
A group of South Sudanese Catholic bishops has slammed the country's government, saying it had lost legitimacy by failing to bring peace to the young country, which has been gripped by violence for over one year
An official with the U.S. State Department said Friday that her country had been working with the African Union Commission to establish an African version of the U.S. Center for Disease Control
The African Union summit will back plans to deploy a taskforce mandated with fighting the Boko Haram militant group in four African countries, the AU commissioner for peace and security has said
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged African leaders not to use 'undemocratic' constitutional changes to cling to power.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest sitting political leader, has taken over the gavel of the yearlong chairmanship of the African Union
Egypt's President and Ethiopian Prime Minister have agreed to formulate principles that tackle Egypt's concerns on a multi-billion dollar dam being built by Addis Ababa on the Nile
It confirmed that the number of new Ebola cases had fallen significantly
Haftar said during a Wednesday interview with BBC news channel that rebuilding the Libyan army was his pre-condition for a deal with militias
The International Contact Group on Libya on Wednesday described political solution as the only way-out of the Libyan crisis.
Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian military of ignoring warnings on imminent attacks by Boko Haram group on key northeastern towns, a claim flatly rebutted by the army
Libya's Health Minister Rida al-Awkali on Wednesday warned against a health catastrophe in the eastern part of the North African state
Some police officers in South Africa are involved in serious – even violent – crimes, including rape and murder, according to a damning report released on Wednesday.
The WFP said the cuts could last for 6 months or longer unless it receives substantial contributions
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development held a closed-door meeting in Addis Ababa on Wednesday to discuss South Sudan's year-long conflict, a diplomat has said.
The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North rebel group said Wednesday that it was negotiating with the UN for the release of a helicopter crew that it captured earlier this week
There has been a marked increase in the number of female representatives in African parliaments, a senior African Union (AU) official said Wednesday.
At least six people have been killed in multiple suicide bombings that targeted members of the MNLA, Mali's main Tuareg rebel group, in the northern town of Tabankort.
A commission was appointed in March 2014 to investigate human rights violations
The mountainous kingdom has faced food insecurity for years
The government has set April 30 as the date for its planned referendum
The International Contact Group on Libya convened on Wednesday in Addis Ababa to assess the situation on the ground in Libya amid boycott from the Libyan government and Egypt.
The two diplomat's absence as well as the session's delay signaled the failure of reported attempts by African Union and UN officials to convince Egypt and Libya to attend the conference
Closed-door meetings of the African Union Executive Council on the Libyan crisis have been marred by 'deep divisions', a source close the meeting has said.
The group said it was tired of the Holocaust being monopolized to serve pro-Israeli interests
At least five people were killed on Tuesday in clashes between Kenyan forces and Al-Shabaab militants near the southern port city of Kismayo.
The African Union (AU) on Tuesday launched an agricultural action plan aimed at realizing the agricultural transformation of Africa.
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