16 villagers hacked to death in eastern DR Congo

The brutal attack reportedly took place late Tuesday in the Beni region of North Kivu province, an area which has witnessed numerous massacres in the past.

WEF leaders campaign to bring internet to all in Africa

The immediate priority of the Shapers’ #internet4all campaign is to make sure that the voices of millennials are heard at the forthcoming World Economic Forum on Africa.

Floods worsen Ethiopian hunger

Flash floods have effectively transformed dry dirt tracks into impassable quagmires, adding to the woes of the victims in remote areas.

Senegal authorities cancel annual jazz fesitval

The west African nation has until now avoided the kind of deadly attacks mounted by Al-Qaeda-linked groups.

West Africa pirates switch to kidnapping as oil prices decline

Analysts say the pirates have emerged from Nigerian militant groups such as the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta.

The ever-present US force in Senegal

It also allows for training to enable US and Senegalese forces "to be better prepared to respond together to the risks which threaten our common interests," said a US ambassador.

Central African Republic villagers use tech to combat LRA

Since 2010, US charity Invisible Children has given the village chiefs high-frequency radios and satellite telephones.

Two journalists jailed in Egypt

Journalists jailed in Egypt for 15 days over allegations of incitement.


Senegal, Mauritania bet on oil and gas in perilous climate

Senegal and Mauritania's current oil and gas ventures will transform them into net exporters by 2020, betting on long-term demand and the eventual recovery of the slumped market.


Seaweed farmers in hot water as Zanzibar struggles

Seaweed is one of Zanzibar's key exports - used for food, cosmetics and medicines in Asia, Europe and America - but now the industry is struggling with warmer water killing crops.


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