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Militia kills dozens in Central African Republic despite 2019-05-22 12:20:31More than 26 people were killed on Tuesday and many were wounded when an armed group attacked two villages in northwestern Central African Republic, t

South African lawmakers re-elect Cyril Ramaphosa president 2019-05-22 11:37:25South African lawmakers on Wednesday re-elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the nation’s president, two weeks after the ruling ANC party returned to powe

French-Spanish nun murdered in Central African Republic 2019-05-22 06:00:44A French-Spanish nun has been brutally murdered in a village in the Central African Republic where she taught sewing to young girls, the Vatican said

Voters head to the polls in Malawi presidential 2019-05-21 03:50:02Malawi polls opened on Tuesday after a closely fought election campaign, with President Peter Mutharika battling to hold off two serious rivals in a r

Talks on Sudan's political transition fail to produce 2019-05-20 21:27:59Sudanese army rulers and protesters failed Tuesday to reach an agreement yet again on the make-up of a new ruling body as negotiations also became dea

Algeria's army chief says elections are best way 2019-05-20 16:03:14Algeria's armed forces chief said on Monday that elections were the best way to overcome the country's political crisis and avoid a constitutional v

DR Congo's Tshisekedi names new prime minister 2019-05-20 11:31:10DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday named the head of the country's railways, Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba, as the next prime minister, a mov

Exiled political heavyweight Moise Katumbi returns to DR 2019-05-20 09:44:10Thousands of people welcomed Moise Katumbi, a prominent foe of former DR Congo president Joseph Kabila, as he landed at Lubumbashi airport on Monday a

Sudanese army and protesters to resume negotiations after 2019-05-20 01:54:22Sudan’s army rulers and protest leaders said more talks were planned for Monday on finalising the makeup of a new ruling body, after hours of ne

Libya documentary puts female footballers in spotlight 2019-05-19 15:16:05A documentary on female Libyan footballers offers an intimate portrait of women living in a time of war and sets their stories against the fading drea

Sudanese 'revolution' continues with nightly gatherings 2019-05-19 05:06:51Talks between Sudan’s military council and protesters are set to resume, army rulers said on Saturday, as thousands rally nightly to determine t

With Sudan talks suspended, protesters vow to continue 2019-05-17 04:02:42Sudanese protesters voiced regret Thursday at an army decision to suspend crucial talks on installing civilian rule but vowed to press on with a sit-i

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Libyan commander Haftar told Macron no ceasefire for 2019-05-23 04:06:03PARIS (Reuters) - Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, speaking on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron, ruled out a ceasefire and said

Somalia protests after its officials deported by Kenya 2019-05-23 03:57:20MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia has criticised neighbouring Kenya for deporting two Somali lawmakers and a minister after authorities in Nairobi blocked

Islamic State West Africa claims killing and execution 2019-05-23 03:56:12ABUJA (Reuters) - Islamic State's West Africa branch claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a raid in Nigeria two days earlier in which it said 20 s

South Africa's newly-elected Ramaphosa promises to work for 2019-05-23 03:55:20CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African lawmakers elected Cyril Ramaphosa president on Wednesday, and he promised to create jobs and work for the interest

South African lawmakers elect Ramaphosa as state president 2019-05-23 03:55:03CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African lawmakers on Wednesday elected Cyril Ramaphosa as state president in the first sitting of parliament since the rul

Botswana lifts ban on big game hunting 2019-05-23 03:45:29GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa's elephants, lifted a ban on big game hunting on Wednesday, citing growing conflict b

Sudan military wants to cede power quickly - 2019-05-22 11:48:25CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan's military wants to hand power to a democratically elected government as soon as possible in the tumultuous aftermath of form

Kenyan writer Wainaina, challenger of African stereotypes, dies 2019-05-22 09:54:54NAIROBI (Reuters) - Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice

Somalis escape to the beach and a new 2019-05-22 09:52:58MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Few restaurateurs consider the threat of piracy in their plans but Abdulkadir Mohamed did so for his La Lanterna floating restau

Gabon president fires VP, forests minister over hardwood 2019-05-22 09:17:49LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon's President Ali Bongo has fired his vice president and his forests minister, his office said on Wednesday, after hundred

Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams 2019-05-22 04:06:16YAOUNDE (Reuters) - When Gaelle Asheri first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home in Cameroon's capital, she was the only girl on

Sudan protest group makes strike call with talks 2019-05-22 03:48:29KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's main protest group called on Tuesday for a general strike, saying two late-night negotiation sessions with the military

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