African Extremists: Islamic State Offers Grim Insp

Niger parliament chief, facing baby-trafficking probe, 'in Belgium'

A photo taken on November 6, 2013 shows Hama Amadou (C), head of Nigers' parliament, delivering a speech at the Parliament House in Niamey.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File) Sunday, August 31, 2014

Niamey (AFP) - Niger's head of parliament, who faces questioning in a probe into international baby-trafficking, has turned up in Belgium, an opposition official said Saturday, confirming a media repo ...

Boko Haram kill scores in captured Nigeria town

This photo taken on June 17, 2014 in Dabanga, northern Cameroon, shows Cameroon's army soldiers deploying as part of a reinforcement of its military forces against Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram.  By Reinnier Kaze (AFP/File) Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram gunmen have killed scores of residents in a Nigerian town on the border with Cameroon that they captured in recent raids, witnesses told AFP on Saturday. The milit ...

Tunisia recovers 41 bodies from sea near Libya

A picture taken on August 29, 2014 shows what remains of a boat carrying illegal migrants from Libya that sank off the shores of the coastal town of Ben Guerdane, in southeast Tunisia.  By F. Nasri (AFP/File) Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ben Guerdane (Tunisia) (AFP) - Tunisian rescuers have recovered the bodies of at least 41 migrants since Friday after their ship sank off the Libyan coast and more are expected to be found, officials ...

Lesotho PM flees military 'coup' for S.Africa

Soldiers atop a military vehicle leave the army barracks on August 30, 2014 in Maseru.  By Mujahid Safodien (AFP) Saturday, August 30, 2014

Maseru (Lesotho) (AFP) - Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane on Saturday said he had fled for his life across the border to South Africa, accusing the military of seizing power in a coup and leaving th ...

Algerian diplomats freed after two years' captivity in Mali

Members of Islamic group of Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) stand guard near the Gao, Mali on August 7, 2012.  By Romaric Ollo Hien (AFP/File) Saturday, August 30, 2014

Algiers (AFP) - Two Algerian diplomats kidnapped in Mali in April 2012 by the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) were freed on Saturday, the Algerian foreign ministry announced. ...

Guinea Ebola riots wound dozens

Health workers take off their protective suits after finishing disinfecting areas at the Pita hospital in Pita, Guinea on August 25, 2014.  By Cellou Binani (AFP/File) Saturday, August 30, 2014

Conakry (AFP) - Clashes between protesters and security forces in a Guinean city at the epicentre of the west African Ebola outbreak have left at least 55 wounded, the local government said on Saturda ...

One dead as migrants, residents clash in Morocco

Spanish Guardia civil surround would-be immigrants who tried to scale a boarder fence separating Morocco from the Spanish enclave of city of Melilla on June 18, 2014.  By Jose Colon (AFP/File) Saturday, August 30, 2014

Rabat (AFP) - A clash between sub-Saharan migrants and residents of a Tangiers neighbourhood in northern Morocco left a Senegalese man dead, the prefecture and an NGO said on Saturday. A "disagreem ...

Guinea-Bissau in nationwide anti-Ebola clean-up

Health care workers, wearing protective suits, leave a high-risk area at the French NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without borders) Elwa hospital on August 30, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia.  By Dominique Faget (AFP) Saturday, August 30, 2014

Bissau (AFP) - Guinea-Bissau launched a nationwide hygiene drive on Saturday, declaring itself "on alert" after the announcement that the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa had spread to neighbouring ...

Seven die as Ukraine plane crashes in Sahara: Algeria

Picture taken January 2, 2008 shows a view of the Tamanrasset desert, 2,000 kms south of Alfgeria's capital Algiers.  By  (AFP/File) Saturday, August 30, 2014

Algiers (AFP) - A Ukrainian cargo plane crashed in the Sahara desert early on Saturday, killing all seven people on board, Algeria's transport ministry said. The Antonov 12, which had come from Gla ...

Boko Haram leader proclaims 'Islamic caliphate' in Nigeria town

A screengrab taken from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram,  Abubakar Shekau (centre) on July 13, 2014.  By HO (Boko Haram/AFP/File) Sunday, August 24, 2014

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram's leader said he has created an Islamic caliph ...

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Nigeria military rejects Boko Haram 'caliphate' claim

A screengrab taken on August 24, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram shows the group's leader, Abubakar Shekau, delivering a speech at an undisclosed location.  By  (Boko Haram/AFP) Sunday, August 24, 2014

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's military on Sunday rejected a claim by Boko Haram's lead ...

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Malawi president rejects ministers' 600% pay-hike bid

Malawi President Peter Mutharika, pictured during the US Africa Leaders Summit on August 5, 2014 in Washington, DC.  By Brendan Smialowski (AFP/File) Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blantyre (Malawi) (AFP) - Malawian President Peter Mutharika has shot down a pro ...

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Thousands flee to Cameroon after Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

This picture taken on March 1, 2014 shows an internally displaced persons' camp in Minkamman.  By JM Lopez (AFP/File) Monday, August 25, 2014

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - A Boko Haram attack on a border town in northeast Nigeria ...

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South Africa beat Zimbabwe despite Utseya hat-trick

South Africa's bowler Wayne Parnell (C) is seen in action as Zimbabwe's captain Elton Chigumbura (R) looks on at the Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, August 17, 2014.  By Jekesia Njikizana (AFP) Friday, August 29, 2014

Harare (AFP) - Prosper Utseya became just the second Zimbabwean to take a hat-tr ...

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Algeria president dismisses Islamist-leaning ex-premier

Algerian former prime minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem is surrounded by journalists during a meeting of the FLN party Central Committee in Algiers, June 24, 2014.  By Farouk Batiche (AFP/File) Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Algiers (AFP) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika dismissed regime veteran ...

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