Africa: Child suicide bombers rise 10-fold says UN

New report reveals huge two-year rise in minors carrying out suicide attacks in Lake Chad region By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria – UNICEF said on Tuesday...

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...

Police say 23 killed in Nigeria’s Benue clash‏es

Police spokesman Ezeani told AA arrests had been made LAGOS – Nigerian authorities announced on Sunday that at least 23 corpses had been recovered from...

Verdict in Wade’s son triggers Dakar clashes

Clashes erupted on Monday between opposition activists and police in Senegalese capital Dakar, hours after the Illicit Enrichment Court slapped the son of former...

South Africa’s Zuma calls for more investment in Africa

President Zuma’s comments came during World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, South Africa  –  Cape Town's International Convention Center hosted the World Economic...

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...

WRAP – Nigeria’s Buhari leads Jonathan by 2.2 million votes

In 19 states announced so far.  Nigeria's opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari is leading the presidential race against incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan with more than...

5 killed in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian village

At least five people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents on a village in Nigeria's northeastern Borno State, a military source...

Sudan suffers major electricity outage

A major power outage hit Sudan on Monday, plunging capital Khartoum and other states into the dark. Abdalla Ali, a Khartoum resident, said electricity went...

Africa moves to solar power at the speed of light

Statistics show that over 600 million Africans do not have access to electricity; solar power offers a new opportunity By Felix Nkambeh Tih and Esma Ben...

New round of South Sudan peace talks begins in Ethiopia

'We have no time to lose, particularly with regard to peace work,' Sudanese Vice President Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid says ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – A new...

South Africa witnesses first interfaith marriage

South Africa witnessed on Saturday its first official interfaith marriage between a Muslim female and a Christian male. A reception was held on the occasion...

Khartoum declaration opens door for cooperation: Ethiopia

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom has said that a ten-point declaration of principles – signed Monday by his country, Sudan and Egypt – would...

UPDATE – Army kills senior Shia cleric in northwestern Nigeria

Day after killing six people, Nigerian military has killed a senior Shia cleric in northwestern Nigeria as it hunts down Islamic Movement of Nigeria...

Suicide bomber targets mosque in Nigeria’s Kano State

Blast kills bomber, said to be a female teenager, injures several others LAGOS, Nigeria – A suicide bomber – said to have been a teenage...