George Weah sworn in as Liberian president
George Weah said his first priority was to maintain peace in Liberia which was rigged by more than a decade of civil war.
Guinea faith healer held after feeding congregants fake pregnancy concoctions
At least 700 women were conned by faith healer N’na Fanta Camara. She fed them herbs and spices and she warned them against seeing doctors.
Family of H&M hoodie model move homes for safety reasons
Violent demonstrations against H&M stores in South Africa are cited as among the reasons for their concern.
Botswana makes official complaint against Donald Trump
The US president questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador or countries in Africa, reportedly using the term 'shithole countries'.
Gabon parliament paves way for Bongo to stay in power indefinitely
Lawmakers are at odds, with growing public protests calling for an end to the President Ali Bongo dynasty.
Kenya protests release of EU poll mission report
The head of that mission Marietje Schaake says the Nairobi government was not prepared to receive them to read the report there.
West Africa anti-jihadi force nears capacity
The so-called G5 Force has the endorsement of the United Nations Security Council and financial support from France.
Tunisian government says economic struggles will end amidst tax protests
Tunisians have been battling for the past seven years since the ousting of authoritarian president Ben Ali signalled the start of the so-called Arab Spring.
Ghana’s immigration service rejects applicants with bleached skin, tattoos
This has sparked outrage, with rights groups in Ghana labelling the move 'sexist' and 'unfair'.
UN sends Obassanjo to Liberia to help in peaceful transition of power
Former football ace George Weah has won that race to replace Africa’s first elected woman President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Controllers lose contact with Angola’s first commercial satellite
AngoSat-1, powered by a Ukrainian rocket, was launched from Russia’s Baikonur space pad on Tuesday.
Former Ivory Coast minister convicted for 2012 attack
Hubert Oulaye allegedly funded an attack that 18 people, including seven UN peacekeepers.
Liberian youth cast vote day after Christmas
They are selecting a winner between George Weah and Joseph Boakai to succeed Africa’s first elected woman President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Deposed Malian president Toure back home after 5 years in exile
Amadou Toure had been in power for a decade when mutiny soldiers, unhappy at the way he was handling the Tuareg rebellion, attacked several installations.
South Sudan ceasefire between opposing parties now in effect
The country is hoping to see an end to the conflict that has killed at least 50,000 people and left millions displaced.
Forces fighting jihadists get festive treat from Macron
Emmanuel Macron is taking a chef to cook a special meal for the soldiers from France, the United States, Canada and Germany.
Mngangagwa addresses hundreds at Zim consulate
Emmerson Mnangwaga met with President Jacob Zuma and is now addressing Zimbabweans at the consulate in Pretoria.
[OPINION] How will Cyril Ramaphosa deal with Morocco?
Jean-Jacques Cornish says the new ANC president would do well to remember that Morocco has nothing to offer South Africa.