VIDEO: Musician Koffi Olomide assaults female dancer

Olomide was caught on camera at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport kicking the woman in front of other passengers and airport police.

Ghana to hold elections December 7: Electoral commission

Lawmakers late on Thursday rejected a bill seeking to change the date for the polls from 7 December to the first Monday of November for every election year.

South Sudan ex-rebels accuse Kiir of plot to oust rival Machar

Machar has not been seen in public since he left the capital after days of intense fighting earlier this month that threatened to torpedo a shaky 2015 peace deal.

Nigerian militants deny talks to end oil attacks

Militant group the Niger Delta Avengers on Friday denied being in talks with the government to end attacks on key oil facilities that have cut output and hammered revenue.

SADC to launch R38.5-billion appeal for food aid

Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama will tell the world 23 million people in the region face imminent starvation.

Ban on child brides becomes law in Gambia

The parents of an underage girl who gets married will be sent to jail for 21 years and the imam who presides over the marriage will also serve time in prison.

Buhari: Nigeria in talks with oil rebels

Nigeria is talking to the oil rebels to find a long lasting solution.

Zim government to pay army two weeks late

The Zimbabwean army will only receive their July salaries two weeks later than usual.


AU launches inaugural report on Women, Peace and Security in Africa

AU Special Envoy Bineta Diop said there was a great need to 'bridge the gap between policy and implementation', especially regarding issues covering women, peace and security.


How revenue from oil and gas in Africa can be made to work for ordinary people

Critics point out that ordinary people have not benefited from oil and gas exploitation in many African states, writes Jeremy Lind.

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