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The insurgents came in large numbers to raid the town and clashed with security forces in it, Gana said
The election was initially scheduled for October 14 before being postponed due to Ebola outbreak
Hundreds of South Africans gathered Saturday at OR Tambo international Airport in Johannesburg to welcome Rolene Strauss
An Africa-wide satellite data provider run by the African Union plans to expand its service coverage to the countries of North Africa, an official with the provider said Friday
South Africans have expressed happiness after their compatriot Rolene Strauss was crowned Miss World, becoming the first Miss South Africa to win the prestigious title since 1974.
Lanzer warned that if supplies were not pre-positioned early and roads not improved, aid deliveries would be hampered
As many as 187 Ethiopian health workers who have volunteered to lend a hand in the fight against West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak are preparing to make their perilous trip.
The death toll from the sinking of an overloaded boat in the southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Somali army units on Monday seized the city of Guriel in Somalia's central Galguduud province after members of the Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a militant group fled the city
Sudanese police on Monday barred activists and families of detainees from staging a demonstration in capital Khartoum to demand the release of detained opposition leaders
Many believe Mugabe sided with his wife against vice president Mujuru
Maalin the attacked base was the fortified Halane base in the Somali capital Mogadishu, by far the largest AMISOM military base in Somalia
Al-Kordofani called on the government of South Sudan to immediately refrain from backing Sudanese rebel movement
Forces loyal to Libya's former army chief Khalifa Haftar on Sunday took control of the country's western Bokmash area
onsultations among experts of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt aimed at determining the impact of Ethiopia's $4.8 billion dam project on the Nile's upper reaches halted amid differences between Egypt and Ethiopia
Eleven people were killed and 16 others wounded on Sunday in a traffic accident that took place in the Hassi Fahl district of Algeria's central Ghardaia province, a security source said
Algeria recalled its envoys to Belgium and Holland on Sunday after an Algerian airliner was held in Brussels on Friday over a legal dispute between the country's flag carrier with a Dutch company
Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party said Saturday that it will not back a specific candidate in the upcoming presidential runoff vote
At least four people have been killed in an attack blamed on bandits from a local ethnic group against a rival tribe in Kainuk town
Sudan's Foreign Ministry on Saturday called on the UN Security Council to annul its resolution 1591
A leading Algerian member of al-Qaeda militant group was killed in clashes Libya's eastern city of Benghazi earlier this month, an Algerian security source said on Saturday
Ugandan police have deployed additional forces across the East African country to maintain security ahead of the Christmas holiday season
Tunisian activist Bachir Essid, who heads an NGO that advocates for the rights of displaced Libyans, said Saturday that Libyans displaced in Tunisia are suffering harassments which contravenes international law and humane treatment
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has hailed a decision by the International Criminal Court to suspend its investigation into alleged crimes in Sudan's western Darfur region
Hundreds of South Africans on Saturday participated in a 6-kilometer walk in Pretoria in commemoration of late anti-apartheid icon and former president Nelson Mandela, who died last year at 95
Clashes erupted Saturday morning between members of the Islamist Dawn of Libya militia and guards of petroleum facilities in the Wadi al-Ahmar region in eastern Libya, eyewitnesses reported
Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh has hailed his country's relations with Turkey, China and neighboring Horn of Africa states, saying his country was working to promote peace across the African continent.
At least 15 people were killed in clashes Saturday between government forces and members of the Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a (ASW) militia in the city of Dhusamareb in Somalia's central province of Galguduud
The ICC's chief prosecutor is shelving investigations into Darfur war crimes becasue of UN Security Council inaction
Atta said Sudan would crack down on rebel groups – even those found on South Sudanese territory
Kenyatta used the occasion to reflect on a string of terrorist attacks in the country that had left more than 300 people dead since last year
Baccouche said certain Tunisian parties had agreed to join a Nidaa Tounes-led parliamentary bloc that would ultimately bring the number of assembly seats controlled by the party to 120
Essebsi's victory would bring the country back to square one and ensure the return of the old regime, Marzouki said
Witnesses said the attackers wore military fatigues when carrying out the attack, which occurred late Wednesday
Kobia said about 20 attackers had raided the police camp, noting that the slain officer had been deployed as a sentry
Kuol said security forces had been drawn from the National Police Service, the Sudan People's Liberation Army, and the national security services
The mayor, who is in his 50s, had been on his farm when terrorists shot him, the source said
The Djiboutian Chamber of Commerce has complained that the accumulation of Ethiopian containers was causing congestion at the Port of Djibouti, the country's principal outlet for maritime trade with neighboring Ethiopia
Ship carrying 1,500 tons of food and medical supplies heads to Ebola-hit West Africa
More than 100 members of the Boko Haram militant group were killed after Cameroonian forces raided the northern town of Amchide near the Nigerian border, a Cameroonian security source said Friday
Djiboutian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf has said that his country enjoys excellent relations with all its neighbors – except Eritrea
At least 32 people were killed and 45 others injured in Thursday's twin suicide bombings in central Nigeria's Jos city, the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency has confirmed
The West African country's last Ebola patient has been treated and discharged from hospital after 12 days, according to official sources
Ethiopia will send a public diplomacy delegation to Egypt early next week, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry said Friday
At least 16 people have been killed and 25 others injured in Thursday's twin suicide bombings in central Nigeria Jos town, the military said on Friday
Activists complain that the country's main HIV/AIDS center lacks both equipment and staff
Discussions in the summit focused on the implementation of infrastructure projects aimed to transforming Northern Corridor states or states that link East Africa with Central Africa
The twin blasts were simultaneous, including one that occurred at Terminus area near Mr. Bigg's, Theophilus Tunkus, a resident of Jos said
Understanding and Countering Extremism and Terrorism in Africa and the Middle East symposium brought together a host of Arab and Africa diplomats along with scholars and researchers
Lamamra said around 60 percent of the problems and files discussed by the United Nations were African ones
According to the Somali government, at least 100 people have been hospitalized
The second Ethiopian-Turkish Business Council Forum kicked off on Thursday in Addis Ababa.
Minister Lokodo told AA they will amend Leadership Code Act to allow asset recovery from corrupt officials
Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 6,388 out of 17,942 cases in West Africa.
Only one of the royal couple's first children can take the throne
The Houthi group on Wednesday accused the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) of "interfering" in Yemen's internal affairs following calls by a GCC summit for the Shiite group to withdraw from all areas under its control.
The announcement came barely 24 hours after sacking vice president Joyce Mujuru
Blasts come two weeks after at least 50 people were killed by bombings at Kano's central mosque
He suspected they had colluded with Al-Shabaab to kill his wife
An Ethiopian official on Wednesday denied claims that a multibillion-dollar hydroelectric dam currently being constructed on the Nile River was facing financial problems.
In October, Pistorius was sentenced to five years in jail on one count of culpable homicide of girlfriend
The government was hoping to see 250,000 men circumcised each year between 2009 and 2015
An official with a Mogadishu university was shot dead in the Somali capital on Wednesday by unidentified militants, eyewitnesses said.
The footage showed purported policemen confessing to executing terror suspects
Libya's Operation Dignity – which is led by former army chief Khalifa Haftar – has laid out eight conditions
Mujuru has been accused of corruption and plotting to kill Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980
Algerian army forces on Tuesday arrested 19 alleged African smugglers, taking the total number of people detained for trafficking charges in the past three days to 163, the Defense Ministry has said
Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has strongly denied accusations of corruption following alleged leaks by Anonymous hackers' group accusing him of misusing public fund
Thousands of Moroccans on Tuesday participated in the funeral procession of late Moroccan Minister of State Abdellah Baha, who died in a train accident this weekend near the capital Rabat
Hassan Hanafi, described as head of Al-Shabaab's propaganda machinery, is accused of killing Somalia journalists
Marzouki expressed regret that Essebsi refused to engage him in a televised debate
Over 10 opposition political parties in Burundi have teamed up in a petition to the United Nations to extend assistance to ensure the holding of free and fair elections in the country next year
Serge Lazarevic, released after being kidnapped from a hotel in northeast Mali in 2011, French President Francois Hollande has announced
Gender Minister Kaliati told AA raising educational standards will help alleviating girls' plight
They included pistols and AK 47 assault rifles, in addition to non-firearms such as machetes, knifes and clubs
Sangomas are generally viewed as people with supernatural healing powers who can communicate with ancestors
Nigeria is battling a five-year insurgency by Boko Haram in the country's northeastern region
The virus has killed at least 3145 Liberians in recent months
Djibouti said the two ports would be used in exporting its salt and Ethiopian potash to other countries, expressing hopes that the two new ports could contribute to the development of its economy
Aboubaker Omar Hadi, the chairman of the state-run Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority, said the government only sought to get funding to upgrade the port infrastructure, not privatize it
Kenya is home to more than 460,000 Somali refugees who fled their country since 1991
A criminal court on Monday acquitted an Algerian man – who was previously held at the notorious U.S. detention facility in Cuba's Guantanamo Bay – of terrorism charges.
Cameroonian authorities have arrested prominent opposition writer and activist Patrice Nganang
A local official in Libya's western town of Ghadames announced Monday that a scheduled second round of talks between Libyan factions would be postponed until Wednesday
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila has unveiled a "national unity government" that includes seven opposition figures.
Tens of thousands of Ethiopians from all over the country gathered in the western city of Assosa, capital of Benishangul-Gumuz State, to celebrate their national charter's 20th anniversary.
Senegalese Health Minister also said that 50 quarantine centers would be opened for suspected Ebola patients in Senegal
Tunisia's Independent High Electoral Commission announced Monday that the runoff vote for presidential elections would be held on December 21.
African Union Peace and Security Commissioner Smail Chergui said Monday that there were over 4,000 African militants fighting within the ranks of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
The rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) has shelled Kaduqli, provincial capital of Sudan's South Kordofan State, eyewitnesses have said.
Ethiopia, which is currently in the middle of a biannual spike in malaria, is scrambling to protect millions of citizens from the parasitic disease, the Health Ministry said Sunday.
Nigeria complains that western countries, including the U.S., have refused to sell it arms
Since declaring independence from Sudan in 2011, South Sudan has experienced a general upsurge in retail prices ahead of and during every Christmas holiday season.
She was caught on camera slapping, beating and kicking the baby
Baha had served as the deputy secretary-general of the ruling Justice and Development Party since 2004
France insisted that there were absolutely no weapons or ammunitions on board of the impounded aircraft
Ennahda's leadership held a meeting in Nabeul to settle on the candidate its members would support in the second round of the presidential vote
A Haftar airplane struck two sites of the Dawn of Libya militia around 20km away from Libya's border with Tunisia, the source said
The attack had taken place in the northeastern city of Beni, which is located in the North Kivu province, Omar Kavota, a spokesman for the civil society of North Kivu, said
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