Nigeria president finally accredits for polls

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has accredited for Saturday's presidential polls after three failed attempts to recognize his card. The card reader was finally able to...

At least 18 dead in northeast Nigeria suicide blast

Suspicion immediately fell on Boko Haram militants who are waging a violent insurgency in the northeastern region By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria -- A female suicide...

Blast kills 20 in Nigeria’s Kaduna State: Governor

Attack comes only hours after suicide bombing at mosque in nearby Kano State LAGOS, Nigeria – At least 20 people were killed – and a number...

UN warns Burundi slipping into ‘full-fledged civil war’

At least 277 people have been killed in Burundi since the outbreak of the political and security crisis in April 2015, the UN has...

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...

UN: Number of female suicide bombers in Nigeria on rise

- More women and children have been used as suicide bombers in northeastern Nigeria in first five months of this year than during the...

46 convicted of sex crimes in DR Congo

Court says ‘trial shows Democratic Republic of Congo’s commitment to fighting sexual violence’ BUNIA, Democratic Republic of Congo  – A regional court in the Democratic...

Nigerian Muslim group aims to help Boko Haram victims

Nigeria's Muslim Public Affairs Center launches campaign to help Boko Haram victims by Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's Muslim Public Affairs Center (MPAC) has launched a...

Kenyan court frees 8 of 12 detained Muslim clerics

Clerics who were arrested Sunday were suspected of recruiting youths for al-Shabab group By Magdalene Mukami NAIROBI, Kenya – A Kenyan court has set free 8 of...

At closure, Nigeria voter card collection hits 82%‏

Nigerians will elect new president and parliament on March 28 Nigeria's independent election commission concluded on Sunday the distribution of voter cards ahead of the...

At least 15 killed in Burundi landslide

At least 15 people were killed near Burundian capital Bujumbura after a hill collapsed on Sunday due to torrential rains, according to Bujumbura Rural...

$250mn shortfall to affect S. Sudan aid operation: WFP

The WFP aims to assist 3 million people in South Sudan this year The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) warned on Sunday that a...

Nigeria: NGO to track President Buhari’s campaign promises

'Buhari Metre' launch event in Abuja attended by prominent civil society leaders By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will have his campaign promises...

Voting begins in Burkina Faso general election

More than five million people eligible to vote in first ballot since last September's coup attempt OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Voting in Burkina Faso’s general...

Hundreds march against climate change in South Africa

Activists urge South African government to reduce carbon emissions ahead of COP21 in Paris JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, - Hundreds of activists marched in Johannesburg on Saturday...