Vote counting begins in Togo

Election workers began counting votes in Togo after voting stations closed on Saturday evening in an election expected to give President Faure Gnassingbe a third time in power.

Burundi ruling party nominates president for 3rd term, risking unrest

Burundi's ruling party has chosen President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term violating the constitution and a peace agreement that ended a 12-year civil war.

Nigeria recalls envoy to SA over attacks on foreigners

Earlier this week, Nigeria summoned South Africa's high commissioner over the xenophobic unrest as protesters picketed the South African embassy in Lagos.

Two Nigerian soldiers die in accidental explosion

Some of the unserviceable ammunitions exploded in the process of moving them to the demolition site in the bush.

Smuggling gangs treat African migrants more harshly

Traffickers smuggling migrants across the Mediterranean are more likely to treat Africans including women and children more harshly than Syrians and others from the Middle East.

Burundi ruling party seen picking president for third term, risking unrest

Representatives from Burundi's ruling party are expected to elect President Pierre Nkurunziza to stand for a third term risking unrest in the country.

Togo votes in delayed presidential election

Togolese headed to the poll Saturday to choose a president but the incumbent is widely expected to remain in power for a third term, results are expected to trickle in on Sunday.

Togo presidential election divides voters

Voters in Togo's presidential election are split, as incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe looks set to win a third term, extending his family's leadership to more than 50 years.


New oil and gas port to open up Ghana to regional offshore market

A US$600 million oil and gas free port enclave to be built in Ghana will open up the country’s oil and gas industry to the African regional offshore market.


Kenya asks for donor help to pay for Somali refugee eviction plan

The country wants more than 360,000 refugees living in its Dadaab refugee camps to leave its soil but does not have the money to send them to Somalia.