UPDATE: Three killed 30 wounded in mortar attack on UN base in Mali

The attack is a fresh sign of instability in the desert region that is home to Muslim groups including al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who have targeted the UN base several times.

Critical ruling expected at Ruto ICC trail

A crucial ruling on the admissibility of witness testimony against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto could make or break the credibility of the International Criminal Court.

Tanzanians jailed after murder of British pilot

Four Tanzanians on trial for the murder of a British conservation pilot have been found guilty of a separate charge of possession of firearms.

Three Burundian peacekeepers sent home from CAR

The UN says it is repatriating three Burundian peacekeepers from the Central African Republic on suspicion that they committed human rights violations in their home country.

Militants attack UN base in Mali

Several people have been killed and many more wounded in an attack by suspected Islamist militants on a United Nations peacekeeper base in northern Mali.

Benin's presidential poll postponed

Benin’s constitutional court says the country’s presidential elections have been postponed by a week to 6 March 2016.

Machar reappointed South Sudan vice president

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has appointed his rival Riek Machar as his deputy for the second time, in a move aimed at ending over two years of civil war.

Guinea opposition arrested over journalist’s death

Seventeen members of the Guinean opposition have been arrested in connection with the death of a journalist, who was shot during clashes outside their headquarters on 5 February.

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Why Africa can’t afford the Zika virus

Adamson Muula argues that Africa is unprepared for an outbreak of the Zika virus because of limited institutional ability and a lack of laboratory facilities.

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Nigerians have image problem abroad: president

President Muhammadu Buhari was quoted as saying a minority of his countrymen could do with improving their behaviour.

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