'heavy Toll' Feared After Boko Haram Attacks Niger

Zimbabwean Named Among Judges of Africa Youth Awards

Mr Alvin Nyika, Social Entrepreneur, Founder - Core Foundation Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mr Alvin Nyika, a youthful Zimbabwean who is the founder of Core Foundation, a social entrepreneurship organization, has been named among the judges of the African Achievers Awards. The awards whic ...

Tribunal tells Ghana to suspend new oil drilling in disputed waters

The emblem of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is pictured at the court's entrance on November 6, 2013.  By Patrick Lux (AFP/File) Sunday, April 26, 2015

Frankfurt (AFP) - An international tribunal on Saturday ordered Ghana not to carry out any new oil drilling activities in waters disputed with Ivory Coast, pending a final judgement. The African oi ...

Vermeulen foils Pollard and Stormers triumph

Western Stormers players celebrate following their win in the Super 15 rugby union match against Australia'’s Western Force in Perth on April 18, 2015.  By Greg Wood (AFP/File) Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cape Town (AFP) - Western Stormers skipper Duane Vermeulen blocked a late drop-goal attempt by Northern Bulls Handre Pollard to help his team win a pulsating Super 15 clash 15-13 at Newlands Saturday. ...

Dutchman tapped to head UN Ebola mission

A girl walks past a slogan painted on a wall in Monrovia on August 31, 2014.  By Dominique Faget (AFP/File) Saturday, April 25, 2015

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The United Nations announced Saturday it has nominated Peter Jan Graaff of the Netherlands as the world body's new chief of mission to fight Ebola. Graaff is ...

Togo vote sees low turnout as president seeks third term

Togo's incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe prepares to vote in the presidential election at a polling station in Lome on April 25, 2015.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP) Saturday, April 25, 2015

Lome (AFP) - Togo's presidential election on Saturday saw low turnout, likely boosting President Faure Gnassingbe chances of winning a third term and extending his family's grip on power into a second ...

Burundi president launches controversial re-election bid

Burundi's government has slapped a nationwide ban on demonstrations, following threats by the opposition and activists to step up protests in order to block President Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to illegally stay in office.  By Francois Guillot (AFP/File) Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Burundi's president was Saturday declared his candidacy for a controversial third term in office, despite mounting protests over a move the opposition says is unconstitutio ...

I.Coast's Ouattara nominated to seek re-election as president

Interim general secretary of the Saturday, April 25, 2015

Abidjan (AFP) - The ruling coalition in Ivory Coast on Saturday nominated incumbent President Alassane Ouattara for re-election in October's presidential poll as the country seeks to move on from year ...

South Sudan opposition leader kept under 'house arrest'

South Sudanese opposition leader Lam Akol says he appears to have been put under house arrest.  By Isam al-Haj (AFP/File) Saturday, April 25, 2015

Juba (AFP) - A South Sudanese opposition leader who has spoken out against both sides in the civil war said Saturday he was spending a second day under house arrest without any explanation from the go ...

Table Mountain Cableway Joins Hands With The Community

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Several hundred community health workers and staff from the Desmond Tutu TB Centre (DTTC) at Stellenbosch University celebrated a near perfect autumn day as they took the cable car up Table Mountain, ...

Nigeria president sacks police chief ahead of handover

Nigerian police chief Suleiman Abba, pictured in February, was relieved of his duties Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday fired th ...

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Boko Haram kill two soldiers in NE Nigeria: residents

Nigerian troops patrol in Baga, Nigeria, on March 25, 2015, as the military has retaken the city from Boko Haram, but signs of mass killings carried out by Boko Haram earlier this year remain.  By Nichole Sobecki (AFP/File) Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Two soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram rocket attack on ...

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Nigerian troops forced to retreat from mined Boko Haram stronghold

A screen grab from a Boko Haram video shows leader Abubakar Shekau speaking at an undisclosed location.  By  (Boko Haram/AFP) Thursday, April 23, 2015

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigerian troops were forced to retreat from Boko Haram's ...

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Guinea opposition urges protests over elections

People assist a protester injured during clashes with police at an anti-government protest in Conakry on April 20, 2015.  By Cellou Binani (AFP/File) Thursday, April 23, 2015

Conakry (AFP) - Guinea's opposition called for protests across the country again ...

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South Africa sends in army to quell anti-immigrant attacks

South African Army soldiers leave the suburb of Jeppestown at the end of a joint police and army raid in Johannesburg on April 21, 2015.  By Marco Longari (AFP) Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Johannesburg (AFP) - South African soldiers were deployed overnight to tackle ga ...

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Three killed in restaurant car bombing in Somali capital

Somali police secure the area of a suicide car bombing in Mogadishu in January 2015.  By Mohamed Abdiwahab (AFP/File) Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mogadishu (AFP) - Three people were killed and six wounded in a car bomb blast o ...

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