Monday, January 4, 2016
Twenty-five candidates out of 28 have been cleared to run in the first round of next month's presidential elections in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Comoros, the Constitutional Court confirmed in a ruling on Saturday.
One year after a massive attack ranked among the worst in Boko Haram's 6-year insurgency, the residents of Baga in northeast Nigeria say their home is a ghost town.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Tens of thousands of Algerians massed in a mountain village for a chaotic burial ceremony Friday of a national hero of the brutal independence war with France.
Nigeria on Friday unveiled a 9-meter tall statue of Jesus Christ carved from white marble, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Africa.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Egyptian search parties on Friday recovered an elderly man's body from the Nile River, bringing the death toll to 15 from the sinking of a small ferryboat on New Year's Eve, officials said. Two more people believed to have been on the boat were still missing.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame declared Friday he will run for a third term in office after his second seven-year term expires in 2017, a move opposed by the U.S., a key ally.
At least one person was killed and a dozen injured in a series of grenade attacks early Friday in Burundi's capital Bujumbura, police and official sources said.
Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara announced Thursday in his New Year's address that he had reduced the sentences of 3,100 prisoners held over bloody post-election unrest.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said Wednesday he would fight proposed African Union peacekeepers if they set foot on Burundian soil, defying intense global pressure to accept the force.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The U.N.'s health agency on Tuesday declared Guinea's Ebola outbreak over two years after it emerged, spreading death across west Africa and pushing the region's worst-hit communities to the brink of collapse.