Mogadishu hotel siege ends with 15 dead

Al Shabaab fighters blasted and shot their way into the popular Hotel Maka Al Mukaram on Friday afternoon, trapping government officials who were among the hotel visitors.

Gunfire, explosions as Somali hotel siege enters day two

Over a dozen people are now believed to be dead as security forces fight back against attackers who stormed a Mogadishu hotel on Friday.

Nigeria goes to the polls

Incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan has warned against violence ahead of the presidential election, saying the government had tight security measures in place.

Togo to delay presidential election until April 25

Togo will delay presidential elections by 10 days to April 25, the government said, after the Economic Community of West African States said the voter list needed to be revised.

At least 9 dead as militants attack hotel in Somali capital

Al-Shabab militants blasted their way into a Mogadishu hotel and took positions inside, exchanging fire with security forces seeking to regain control of the facility late Friday.

Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday.

Nigerian troops 'capture Boko Haram headquarters'

Nigeria's Defence Force claims it has retaken the north-eastern town of Gwoza and killed many Boko Haram militants.

Australia warns of possible attacks in Kenya

Australia's government has issued a travel alert saying militants may be planning attacks in Kenya, a day after the US issued a similar warning about Uganda.


Malawi loses AIDS funding

The Global Fund has cancelled $574m in AIDS grants to Malawi - and its demanding a refund.


Africa is facing a poaching crisis: summit

Africa continues to face a poaching crisis that is likely to see elephant numbers fall further - that is the message from a summit on the African elephant in Botswana.


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