'Cattle war' rages in Central African Republic

Sectarian violence in the Central African Republic is being complicated by a cattle war raging in the country between rival villagers.

Former Nigeria captain to run for FIFA presidency

Segun Odegbami, the former Nigerian football skipper, is aiming to replace Sepp Blatter as president of world football’s governing body.

Cameroon involved in Central Africa 'blood diamond' trade - UN experts

The export of diamonds from CAR was banned in May 2013 by the Kimberley Process.

Mozambican economist charged with libel over Facebook post

Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco is on trial before the KaMpfumo Urban District Court for supposedly libeling former president Armando Guebuza in his Facebook post.

PICTURES: Heroes' welcome for Kenya athletes

Supporters thronged to the Jomo Kenyatta Airport on Tuesday to welcome home Kenya’s all-conquering athletes from the world athletics championships in Beijing.

Government forces 'breaking peace deal', claims Machar

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar says government forces have repeatedly violated a ceasefire agreement just days after signing a peace deal.

Dangote to construct factory in Zim

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, has promised to build a new cement factory in Zimbabwe early next year.

Militants storm AU base in Somalia

Al-Shabaab operatives rammed a suicide car bomb into an African Union army base on Tuesday and managed to get inside, according to witnesses.

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'No resource bias' in China's Africa investments

China tends to prefer politically stable environments in which to make investments in Africa, write Wenjie Chen and Heiwai Tang.

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Race to be the first black African in space hots up

A Nigerian who was part of the AU's Ebola response team and two South Africans are competing to become the first black African in space.

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