Mosque Bombing kills at least 50 in Nigeria

Some worshippers in a mosque were attacked by a teenage suicide bomber as they had gathered for prayers that morning, at a mosque located...

Eleven Chadian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

Attack is considered deadliest perpetrated by Nigerian armed group in Chad N´DJAMENA, Chad -  At least 11 Chadian soldiers and 17 Boko Haram militants have...

For Ivorian Muslims, Ramadan spirit will always triumph

Despite the sharp rise in prices and harsh climate, Ivorians welcome the Holy month of Ramadan with serenity. BOUAKE, Ivory Coast  - Ivorian Muslims, like other Muslims...

Zimbabwe: 2016 budget fixed at $4 billion

Strategy in place to clear arrears with IMF and other international lenders By John Cassim HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa presented the country's $4 billion 2016...

S.Africa: Thousands protest against job cuts

-Labor activists say 8 million people of working age in South Africa are currently unemployed By Hassan Isilow JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Thousands of South African...

Uganda struggles to boost trade with South Africa

Ugandan exporters must improve product quality, improve conformity to standards to increase exports to neighboring country By Halima Athumani KAMPALA - Ugandan business has had little...

Chinese-South African firms sign deals worth $930 mln

Deals with South African firms comes before Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Africa where he is expected to announce economic aid BEIJING – Chinese...

Six killed in al-Shabaab attack in central Somalia

Attack targeted meeting aiming to form local administration as part of government plan to institute federal form of governance MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Six people were killed...

At least 18 were killed when attackers attacked the restaurant in...

Suspected Islamic militants in Burkina Faso opened fire on a Turkish restaurant Sunday, killing 18 people in another attack on a popular restaurant among...

UPDATE 2 – Burundi tense as army confirms 87 deaths

US warns its citizens to leave after violence claims the lives of at least 79 anti-government protesters and eight soldiers UPDATES WITH U.S. TRAVEL WARNING BUJUMBUR/...

“Fluid, unpredictable, but Mugabe remains in power”: what will happen next...

Harare: It was an amazing week in Zimbabwe. A man, who once considered untouchable, Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president, was dismissed and expelled...

Robust global inventories drive world food prices down : FAO

Ample supplies, lower energy prices and a strong dollar were all factors in lower food prices, FAO says ANKARA - Global food prices fell in...

Johannesburg signs twinning deal with Ramallah

Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city, on Saturday signed a twinning agreement and a memorandum of cooperation with the occupied Palestinian city of Ramallah. The agreements...

Kenyans falling victim to ‘Devil’s Breath’ criminals

Victim of drugging had home cleared out while under influence following meeting at petrol station By Magdalene Mukami NAIROBI, Kenya - When Ann Njeri left home one...

Burkina Faso may close borders for general election

Election is scheduled for this upcoming Sunday OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso is setting up checkpoints at the country’s borders and will eventually look to close...