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Muhammadu Buhari Leads Goodluck Jonathan

Partial results from Nigeria's election give ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari a substantial lead over the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan. With two-thirds of Nigeria's states declared, Gen ... Full story

Boko Haram HQ Gwoza In Nigeria Retaken

The Nigerian army says it has retaken the north-eastern town of Gwoza, believed to be the headquarters of militant Islamist group Boko Haram. "Several terrorists died ... Full story

Ex-Liberia President Charles Taylor To Stay In UK Prison

Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor has been ordered to serve the rest of his jail term in the UK, after losing a request to be transferred ... Full story

South Africa Convicts Ex-Tennis Star Bob Hewitt Of Rape

Former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt has been found guilty by a South African court of raping underage girls. Hewitt, 75, had denied two charges ... Full story

Thousands Gather For Collins Chabane's Funeral

Thousands of people have already started arriving in Xikundu, Limpopo, for the funeral of public service and administration minister, Collins Chabane, according to reports. Chabane will ... Full story

Tunisia Names Gunmen Behind Deadly Museum Attack

Tunisian authorities have named the two gunmen who launched an attack on a museum that killed 19 people, saying one of the assailants was known ... Full story

Wife Of Burundi Politician Agathon Rwasa Shot

The wife of prominent Burundian opposition politician Agathon Rwasa has been shot and wounded at a hair salon in the capital, Bujumbura. The gunman fled after ... Full story

South Africans Perform First Successful Penis Transplant

The world's first successful penis transplant has been reported by a surgical team in South Africa. The 21-year-old recipient, whose identify is being protected, lost his ... Full story

Forced On Their Knees And Shot Dead In Cold Blood

Militants fighting for the Islamic State have released a video claiming to show the execution of two Libyan soldiers. Footage shows three balaclava-clad gunmen standing behind ... Full story

More Troops Deployed By Federal Government To Stabilise North East For Elections

Federal Government has deployed additional troops in the North-East to intensify the on-going war against members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram. The troops would help ... Full story

Four Independent National Electoral Commission Commissioners Shortlisted To Succeed Attahiru Jega

The Federal Government might have shortlisted four national commissioners to take over from Prof. Attahiru Jega as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission. SUNDAY ... Full story

Robert Mugabe I Will Never Choose Successor

Longtime president Robert Mugabe has insisted he will “never” choose a successor, while hinting that the person who takes his place may not be one ... Full story

Ugandan Gay People Abused By Police

Ugandan police harass and physically abuse gay people in custody, a report by a human rights group has said. Chapter Four Uganda documented several cases of ... Full story

DR Congo Launches Strikes Against FDLR Hutu Rebels

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has launched its first strikes as part of a long-awaited offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels. Ministers had previously pledged to ... Full story

South Africa Harmony Gold Mine Fire To Be Investigated

A leading gold mining firm in South Africa says an investigation will be launched into the cause of fire which left 486 workers trapped underground ... Full story

Boko Haram Crisis Nigerian Abductees Reunited With Families

A group of 158 women and children abducted by Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria in December have been reunited with their families. They were kidnapped ... Full story

Goodluck Jonathan Postponed Polls To Frustrate Buhari - New York Times

The United States-based New York Times says the postponement of the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission was orchestrated by President Goodluck Jonathan to ... Full story

Egyptian Military Carry Out Airstrikes On ISIS Territory

The Egyptian military said Monday it has bombed ISIS targets in Libya after the militant group released a video that appeared to show the mass ... Full story

Chad Ex-Leader Hissene Habre To Be Tried In Senegal

A court in Senegal has ordered former Chadian President Hissene Habre to stand trial for alleged war crimes, torture and crimes against humanity. Judges at the ... Full story

DR Congo Conflict UN Pulls Out Of Planned Assault On FDLR

The UN has withdrawn its backing for a planned offensive against rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after the government refused to sack two ... Full story

Somali 'Al-Shebab' Gunmen Assassinate Lawmaker

Gunmen shot dead a lawmaker in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday, a fellow MP said, the latest in a string of assassinations of politicians ... Full story

Promoter Of Election Shift Implacable Despite Council Of State’s Decision - All Progressives Congress

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that in spite of the commendable and patriot decision by the National Council of State that the 2015 ... Full story

Nigeria Elections No Delay To Poll, Says Council Of State

Nigeria's influential council of state has decided to press ahead with presidential elections on 14 February, rejecting calls for a postponement. Nigeria's national security adviser had ... Full story

Ghana's Kumasi Prison Hit By Deadly Clashes After Fire

One person has been killed and four others seriously wounded in clashes at a prison in Ghana's Kumasi city when inmates tried to escape after ... Full story

Libya Revokes Bill Which, Banned 'Gaddafi-Era' Officials From Office

Libya's internationally recognised parliament has revoked a controversial law which banned Gaddafi-era officials from taking part in politics. The law was passed under duress in 2013 ... Full story

Ugandan 'Lords Resistance Army' Commander, 'Okot Odhimabo's' Grave found

Ugandan troops have found the grave of what is believed to be that of a rebel commander wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). A deserter ... Full story

South Africa Apartheid Assassin 'Eugene de Kock' Granted Parole

South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock has been granted parole after 20 years in jail. He was nicknamed "Prime Evil" for his role ... Full story

Amnesty International Warned Nigerian Military Before Attacks

 Amnesty International on Wednesday claimed that Nigeria's military top brass were warned of brutal Boko Haram attacks on the northeast towns of Baga and Monguno ... Full story

Rewanda Receives $70m To Fight Poverty From World Bank

Rwanda received $70 million in aid from the World Bank to help reduce poverty by improving the African state’s social protection benefits meant for the ... Full story

LRA Commander 'Ongwen' Due To Appear In Hague Court

Top Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen is due to appear at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to face war crimes charges. A leader ... Full story

'Boko Haram' Crisis 'UN' Not Needed Against Nigerian Militants

Nigeria does not need the help of UN or African Union troops to take on Boko Haram, the country's national security adviser has told the ... Full story

Ebola Experimental Vaccine Shipped To Liberia

The first batch of an experimental vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia. The shipment will be the first potentially preventative medicine to reach ... Full story

DR Congo Clashes Over Cut Internet In Goma

Clashes have erupted in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo because the internet has been cut off since Tuesday, witnesses have told. Hundreds of angry ... Full story

Boko Haram 'Leader Abubakar Shekau' Claims Baga Raid

A man purporting to be the leader of the Boko Haram Islamist group has said in a video that his fighters carried out a deadly ... Full story

12 More Nigerians Are On Death Row

Following the execution of two Nigerians in Indonesia, it has been revealed that 12 more citizens of the West African nation are on death row ... Full story

Boko Haram Attacks Bauchi,Yobe States Abducts 80 In Cameroon

Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday struck again in Yobe and Bauchi states, killing   11 people, including five soldiers. The Bauchi attack was carried out by ... Full story

UN Camp In Mali Attacked Peacekeeper Killed

Gunmen have launched an attack on a UN camp in Mali, killing a UN peacekeeper, residents and eyewitnesses say. The attack took place at about 06:00 ... Full story

President Visits Borno 276 Days After Chibok Girls Abduction

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday paid a surprise visit to Maiduguri, Borno State, one of the three North-Eastern states worst hit by Boko Haram insurgency. Jonathan ... Full story

Insecticide Resistant Mosquitoes Discovered Scientists

Scientists have found a new species of mosquitoes resistant to bed nets treated with malaria insecticide in Mali. The discovery by scientists from the University of ... Full story

Free Mohamed Cheikh! African Youth Sign Petition For Journalist Sentenced To Death

We African youth and defenders of freedom and human dignity, with the support of human rightsliberty and freedom defenders, have learned with great sorrow that ... Full story

NGO In Nigeria Collaborates With Canada To End Child Marriage

Canada and Nigeria are collaborating to end child, early and forced marriages in the country, the Canadian High Commission in Nigeria said on Thursday. A statement ... Full story

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