Somali president pleads to UN for aid to avert famine

Somalia, a Horn of Africa country of 12 million people, is facing its third famine in 25 years of civil war and anarchy.

Giant diamond discovered in Sierra Leone to be auctioned

Evangelical preacher Emmanuel Momoh obtained his first mining licence in 2012 when the paltry income he received from the Deeper Life Church in Kono.

Mugabe allies hint they could ditch his party

Zimbabwean war veterans were ready to work with politicians considered enemies by ruling ZANU-PF.

UN Security Council again eyes sanctions on South Sudan

While concern about continued fighting, atrocities and the worsening humanitarian crisis seemed to be unanimously shared.

Rwandan-British wife of exiled opponent in Kigali court

Violette Uwamahoro, who moved to the United Kingdom in 2004, went to Rwanda for her father's funeral and then disappeared on February 14.

20 killed as militias clash in Central Africa

Most of the victims were civilians caught up in battles between Christian anti-balaka (anti-machete) militiamen and fighters from the mainly Muslim Seleka.

Eight dead in ethnic clashes in central Mali

Increased availability of arms from Libya has also contributed to intercommunal violence in Mali, experts say.

Libyan court blocks refugee deal with Italians

The EU had agreed to donate $215-million to reinforce Libya’s coastguard and improve the appalling conditions in Libyan detention centres.


Nigerian immigrant sues Home Affairs

Justin Ejimkonye says police and immigration officials have brutalised and harassed him for years.


Water carriers in Madagascar bear brunt of global crisis

Madagascar is one of the world's worst countries for rural access to clean water.

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