Boko Haram Kill 'dozens' In Ne Nigeria: Locals

Kenya government makes major security reshuffle

Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government Joseph Nkaissery speaks at the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism at the State Department on February 19, 2015, in Washington, DC.  By Mandel Ngan (AFP/File) Thursday, September 3, 2015

Nairobi (AFP) - Kenya's government on Wednesday announced major changes in its administrative and security personnel, with a clear focus on tackling the worsening insecurity linked to Somalia's Al-Qae ...

Libya's Tripoli authorities to join Geneva peace talks

Talks in Geneva aimed at ending more than a year of violence and political chaos in the North African country are due to take place in the Swiss city on Thursday and Friday.  By Abdullah Doma (AFP/File) Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tripoli (AFP) - Libya's Tripoli-based authorities said Wednesday they will take part in crucial peace talks, a day before their expected start in Geneva. The talks, aimed at ending more than a year ...

South Africa jails Mozambican rhino poachers

New figures showed that South Africa has lost a record 749 rhino to poaching this year, an almost five percent increase from the same period last year.  By Stephane de Sakutin (AFP/File) Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Johannesburg (AFP) - South Africa has jailed two Mozambicans for 11 years for rhino poaching, police said Wednesday, as latest tallies revealed slaughter of the iconic animals climbing to a new high. ...

Shell reopens two key Nigeria pipelines shut over leaks, sabotage

Gas flare is seen at Shell Cawtharine Channel, Nembe Creek in the Niger Delta on March 22, 2013.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File) Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lagos (AFP) - Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell said it re-opened Wednesday two key supply pipelines in Nigeria shut last week because of leaks and sabotage that forced it to declare a "force majeure" on cr ...

Eight in race for Guinea presidency

Guinea's President Alpha Conde gestures during a press conference on August 27, 2015 at the presidential palace in Conakry.  By Cellou Binani (AFP/File) Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Conakry (AFP) - Eight contenders including current head-of-state Alpha Conde have been approved as candidates for Guinea's second democratic presidential election, the constitutional court said on Wed ...

DR Congo bans film on doctor who treats rape victims

Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege addresses a press conference to present the documentary Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Brussels (AFP) - The Democratic Republic of Congo has banned an acclaimed film about Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege, who has treated thousands of women raped during conflict, the government said. ...

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on attack targeting AMISOM in Somalia

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BERLIN, Germany, September 2, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement today (2 September) in response to the attack by the Isl ...

Commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command Visits Egypt

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

CAIRO, Egypt, September 2, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Lieutenant General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, visited Egypt August 31-September 1, marking ...

The Signing of the South Sudan Agreement mediated by IGAD and Others (Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Kawamura)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

TOKYO, Japan, September 2, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- 1. The Government of Japan welcomes that an agreement on the resolution of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan has been sig ...

Boko Haram kill 'dozens' in NE Nigeria: locals

A grab taken from a video posted on YouTube on June 2, 2015 by Boko Haram shows an alleged Boko Haram member delivering a speech at an undisclosed location.  By  (YouTube/AFP/File) Thursday, September 3, 2015

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram gunmen on horseback killed dozens of people in ...

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe inks law to stop mass lay-offs

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe delivers his State of the Nation address in Parliament in Harare on August 25, 2015.  By Jekesai Njikizana (AFP/File) Friday, August 28, 2015

Harare (AFP) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has signed a new law banning m ...

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Nigeria military claims recapture of key town from Boko Haram

A boy walks past burnt shops at Ngumborum central Market, on May 11, 2014, after an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents at Ngala in Gamboru Ngala district, Borno State in northeastern Nigeria.  By  (AFP/File) Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Abuja (AFP) - The Nigerian army said Tuesday its troops have recaptured Gamboru ...

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South Sudan rebels, army trade blame for fresh fighting

Over two million people have fled their homes from a war marked by ethnic killings, gang rapes and child soldier recruitment in South Sudan.  By Fabio Bucciarelli (AFP/File) Saturday, August 29, 2015

Juba (AFP) - South Sudan's army and rebels accused each other of sparking fresh ...

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Africa's richest man Dangote plans Zimbabwe investments

Business magnate man Aliko Dangote, ranked by Forbes Magazine as the richest man in Africa, plans to invest in Zimbabwe.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File) Monday, August 31, 2015

Harare (AFP) - Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, said Monday that he planned ...

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South Africa sets date for Pistorius parole review: family

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced in October to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013.  By Phill Magakoe (Pool/AFP/File) Thursday, August 27, 2015

Johannesburg (AFP) - The South African review board that will decide on the rele ...

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