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France wound up the Sangaris mission in the Central African Republic in 2016 after three years.  By PATRICK FORT (AFP/File)

Case dismissed against French troops accused of child rape in C.Africa

Monday, January 15, 2018

French investigating magistrates have closed a probe into allegations that ...

Travellers pass through security at Tripoli's Mitiga airport in July 2014 after clashes between rival militias closed the main international airport.  By MAHMUD TURKIA (AFP/File)

20 killed in clashes at Libya's main international airport

Monday, January 15, 2018

Fighting at the Libyan capital's only working international airport killed ...

Protesters in central Tunis on January 14, 2018 celebrate the seventh anniversary of the uprising that ousted ex-president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and launched the Arab Spring.  By Anis MILI (AFP)

Tunisia says more than 900 arrests in anti-austerity violence

Monday, January 15, 2018

Tunisia said Monday more than 930 people have been arrested since social un ...

The army last week announced an offensive against the ADF.  By ALAIN WANDIMOYI (AFP/File)

Three DR Congo soldiers killed fighting Ugandan rebels

Monday, January 15, 2018

Three Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers died on Monday while repelling ...

Zambian police have been deployed across the capital to stop a public protests against measures to curb a cholera outbreak.  By DAWOOD SALIM (AFP/File)

Zambia police tear gas traders angered by anti-cholera ban

Monday, January 15, 2018

Police in Zambia's capital Lusaka on Monday fired tear gas at angry traders ...

A billboard for Equatorial Guinea's ruling PDGE party, which is led by Teodoro Obiang, Africa's longest-serving president.  By STRINGER (AFP/File)

Activist dies in E.Guinea prison after 'torture': opposition

Monday, January 15, 2018

An opposition activist died in prison after being tortured in Equatorial Gu ...

Mugabe's 37-year rule ended in a welter of protests after the military intervened in a struggle over his succession.  By ALEXANDER JOE (AFP)

Zimbabwe army warned Mugabe faced being 'lynched': aide

Monday, January 15, 2018

An aide to former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has revealed how gener ...

Cameroonian police were deployed in Buea, the main city of Southwest Region, in a crackdown on separatists last October.  By STRINGER (AFP/File)

Policeman killed in fresh violence in anglophone Cameroon

Monday, January 15, 2018

A policeman was killed on Sunday by presumed separatists in a restive Engli ...

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