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...

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...

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...

France pledges €2 billion for renewable energy in Africa

Projects would encourage use of solar, wind, hydroelectric and geothermal energy according to needs of each country: Hollande LE BOURGET, France -  France pledged on...

Turkey donates $265K to Burkina Faso election regulator

Turkish ambassador to Ouagadougou said the donation is to help the country's electoral commission to secure free and fair elections OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Turkey has...

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...

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...

AU Commission, Islamic charity to promote cooperation

The African Union Commission (AUC) and Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), an NGO, signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday calling for broad-based development cooperation. AUC...

Death toll in Ghana explosion, flooding rises

President declares three days' mourning after 150 killed in petrol station explosion, flooding in Accra ACCRA, Ghana – A petrol station explosion and flooding in...

Indonesia: Rescuers battle tough terrain to reach plane

No road access to wreckage of Aviastar airline; mountain site covered with thick forests, blanket of fog By Ainur Rohmah JAKARTA - Rescuers are struggling to evacuate...

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...

South African court finds Pistorius guilty of murder

'Bladerunner' Paralympian faces 15-year sentence for killing girlfriend after manslaughter verdict overturned By Hassan Isilow JOHANNESBURG - South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of...

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...

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...

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...