Security Council calls for international support to fight Boko Haram

The council called for active participation and collaboration of all states as well as international, regional and sub-regional organisations to counter terrorism.

Compaore loyalists challenge treason indictment

On July 16, the west African country's transitional council indicted former president Blaise Compaore for 'high treason' and violating the constitution.

Gunmen kill Egypt policeman guarding Niger embassy: police

A second officer was wounded by the two armed men, who were on a motorcycle, according to the official. Niger's embassy is situated in southwest Cairo.

American accused of killing Zim's most famous lion

American Walter James Palmer has been identified as the man who hunted Zimbabwe’s famous lion.

Nigerian army frees dozens of women, children from Boko Haram

Nigeria's army said Tuesday it had liberated 30 hostages held by Boko Haram.

Obama takes aim at African leaders clinging to power

In an historic address to the AU, US President Barack Obama has criticised African leaders who refuse to relinquish power.

Gaddafi son sentenced to death

Seif al-Islam, the son of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, has been sentenced to death in abstentia by a Libyan court.

Suicide bomber may have been German national

Somali security sources say a suicide bomber who killed at least 13 people in Mogadishu on Sunday may have had joint German-Somali citizenship.


Obama wraps up landmark Kenya visit

Obama called for firm action against graft and warned that discrimination is the path whereby freedoms begin to erode and bad things happen.


Obama's visit to strengthen America's ties in East Africa

President Barack Obama makes history by becoming the first American president to make official visits to the vital allies of Ethiopia and Kenya this weekend.