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Obama to give keynote address to African Union

Members of the Ethiopian Defense Forces Band await the arrival of US President Barack Obama for a welcoming ceremony at the National Palace in Addis Ababa on July 27, 2015.  By Simon Maina (AFP) Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Addis Ababa (AFP) - Barack Obama will be the first-ever US president to address the African Union on Tuesday, in the culmination of a short tour of the region that has seen him focus on security and h ...

Nigeria's Buhari to visit Cameroon for talks on Boko Haram

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari, pictured during an interview with Agence France-Presse on June 14, 2015, will travel to neighbouring Cameroon to consult with counterpart Paul Biya on Boko Haram's insurgency.  By Mujahid Safodien (AFP/File) Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Abuja (AFP) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to neighbouring Cameroon on Wednesday for talks with that country's President Paul Biya on combatting the regional threat from Boko Haram, ...

Chadian forces in 'major' hunt for Boko Haram on Lake Chad

People use a boat to cross Lake Chad, where hundreds of islets separated by channels hidden by tall grass provides cover for Boko Haram to steal livestock and crops from locals.  By Philippe Desmazes (AFP/File) Monday, July 27, 2015

N'Djamena (AFP) - The Chadian army has launched a "major operation" to flush out jihadists from the Nigeria-based Boko Haram group from islands in Lake Chad, a security source said Monday. "Violent ...

Egypt police kill two suspected jihadists in Cairo raid

Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and other officials walk past the bombed compound of the Italian consulate in Cairo on July 13, 2015.  By Khaled Desouki (AFP/File) Monday, July 27, 2015

Cairo (AFP) - Egyptian police killed two alleged jihadists suspected of involvement in the recent bombing of the Italian consulate in Cairo in a raid Monday on an apartment in the capital, security of ...

Nigerian president in Cameroon Wednesday over Boko Haram: spokesman

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari, pictured during an interview with Agence France-Presse on June 14, 2015, will travel to neighbouring Cameroon to consult with counterpart Paul Biya on Boko Haram's insurgency.  By Mujahid Safodien (AFP/File) Monday, July 27, 2015

Abuja (AFP) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to neighbouring Cameroon on Wednesday to consult with counterpart Paul Biya on Boko Haram's insurgency, presidential spokesman Femi Adesin ...

Morocco media boss to pay minister defamation damages

According to the weekly Tel Quel site, Transport minister Aziz Rabbah (pictured) filed a complaint about two articles.  By Chafik Arich (AFP/File) Monday, July 27, 2015

Rabat (AFP) - The director of Morocco's Arabic-language newspaper Al-Akhbar, Rachid Niny, said he was sentenced Monday to pay 400,000 dirhams ($41,000, nearly 37,000 euros) in defamation damages to a ...

African leaders demand end to Sudan sanctions

Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's recently reelected president waves during a campaign meeting in Khartoum on March 31, 2015.  By Ashraf Shazly (AFP/File) Monday, July 27, 2015

Nouakchott (AFP) - African leaders issued a joint statement from a conference in Mauritania on Monday calling for the lifting of sanctions against Sudan, whose president is wanted for a string of atro ...

Chadian army battles Boko Haram on Lake Chad islands: security sources

Chadian army soldiers sit in a military vehicle in Malam Fatori, northern Nigeria, on May 25, 2015.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File) Monday, July 27, 2015

N'Djamena (AFP) - Heavy fighting broke out Monday between the Chadian army and Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists, security and local sources said. "Violent clashes" are under way near Baga Sola, one o ...

Pirates triumph through superb Rakhale goal

Orlando Pirates' supporters celebrate in Soweto on November 2, 2013.  By Alexander Joe (AFP/File) Monday, July 27, 2015

Johannesburg (AFP) - An exquisite Thabo Rakhale goal gave Orlando Pirates of South Africa a 1-0 victory at CS Sfaxien of Tunisia and a great chance of reaching the CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals. ...

Somalia's Shebab militants kill 13 in Mogadishu hotel blast

A man stands on rubble next to the damaged Jazeera Palace hotel following a suicide attack in Mogadishu on July 26, 2015.  By  (AFP) Monday, July 27, 2015

Mogadishu (AFP) - Somalia's Shebab insurgents killed at least 13 people Sunday i ...

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African leaders demand end to Sudan sanctions

Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's recently reelected president waves during a campaign meeting in Khartoum on March 31, 2015.  By Ashraf Shazly (AFP/File) Monday, July 27, 2015

Nouakchott (AFP) - African leaders issued a joint statement from a conference in ...

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Burundi presidential vote not credible: UN observers

A man working for the electoral commission sits in an empty polling station in the neighbourhood of Rohero in Bujumbura  on June 29, 2015.  By Phil Moore (AFP/File) Monday, July 27, 2015

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - A United Nations observer mission said Mo ...

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Burundi opposition in parliament despite 'not credible' polls

Burundi's main opposition leader, Agathon Rwasa at the opening session of the National Assembly in Bujumbura, on July 27, 2015.  By Phil Moore (AFP) Monday, July 27, 2015

Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Burundi's main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa took ...

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Female suicide bombers kill dozens in Cameroon, Nigeria

File picture shows security forces removing bodies after a double blast in the northern Cameroonian city of Maroua on July 22, 2015.  By  (AFP/File) Sunday, July 26, 2015

Yaoundé (AFP) - A 12-year-old girl suicide bomber killed 20 people in an attack ...

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South Sudan rebels split, sacking key warlord

Picture released by the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) shows then SPLA (Sudan People's Liberation Army) Major General Peter Gadet (L) addressing his troops before their withdrawal from Abyei on July 2, 2008.  By Tim McKulka (UNMIS/AFP/File) Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Nairobi (AFP) - South Sudan's rebels have split from a key commander, a spokesma ...

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