Congo fighting leaves dozens dead

Local activists say at least 500 civilians have been killed in the area since October 2014, most in overnight raids by rebels carried out with machetes and hatchets.

Urbanisation growth calls for new strategies

Delegates are discussing local governance and administration, urban planning and infrastructure development at the summit.

Pope to visit mosque in besieged CAR enclave

Healing rifts between Christian and Muslim communities has been a theme throughout Francis' first visit to the continent, which has also taken him to Kenya and Uganda.

Power ship steams into Ghana port to help end blackouts

Power has become a political issue, and anger over the blackouts, which can last for 24 hours at a time, threatens President John Mahama's chances of re-election next year.

Under tightest security, pope urges peace in central Africa

In an unprecedented precaution for papal trips, a UN soldier armed with a rifle rode in each of the minibuses carrying reporters accompanying the pope.

Pirates' Confed road ends in defeat

The Soweto Giants failed to replicate their win in the premier African competition 20 years ago.

Five killed by female suicide bombers in north Cameroon: Governor

The attacks in the village of Dabanga are seen to be the latest in a series of cross-border raids into Cameroon's Far North Region by members of Nigeria-based Islamist militants.

African cities can be drivers of growth or centres of poverty: AU

The growth of cities is proving to be a major development challenge facing Africa, said African Union commissioner for political affairs Dr Aisha Abdullahi on Sunday.


Child marriages ‘set to soar in Africa’

The United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF says child marriages will double by 2050 unless urgent measures are taken.


IN PICTURES: The Pope's historic first mass in Africa

Pope Francis has conducted his first mass in Africa at an open-air event in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Thousands of Catholics braved cold, rainy weather to see the pontiff.

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