Nigerian police arrest militant behind oil pipeline attacks

The DSS claimed the militant confessed to attacking pipelines operated by Agip -- the Nigerian subsidiary of Italy's Eni -- and Anglo-Dutch oil group Shell.

South Sudan ex-rebel leader fires possible rival

Riek Machar has fired a minister suspected by his group of being tapped by the government to replace him.

Zimbabwe probes veterans' statement on Mugabe

The government statement released Friday urges all war veterans to remain loyal to 92-year-old president Robert Mugabe who has been in power since Zimbabwe won independence.

Senegal cracks down on child begging

Youngsters are being taken off the streets and their parents or guardians, including Islamic teachers, face jail or hefty fines.

Kenya sentences Ivory 'kingpin' to 20 yrs in jail

Africa is home to between 450,000 to 500,000 elephants, but more than 30,000 are killed every year on the continent to satisfy demand for ivory in Asia.

VIDEO: Musician Koffi Olomide assaults female dancer

Olomide was caught on camera at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport kicking the woman in front of other passengers and airport police.

Ghana to hold elections December 7: Electoral commission

Lawmakers late on Thursday rejected a bill seeking to change the date for the polls from 7 December to the first Monday of November for every election year.

South Sudan ex-rebels accuse Kiir of plot to oust rival Machar

Machar has not been seen in public since he left the capital after days of intense fighting earlier this month that threatened to torpedo a shaky 2015 peace deal.


AU launches inaugural report on Women, Peace and Security in Africa

AU Special Envoy Bineta Diop said there was a great need to 'bridge the gap between policy and implementation', especially regarding issues covering women, peace and security.


How revenue from oil and gas in Africa can be made to work for ordinary people

Critics point out that ordinary people have not benefited from oil and gas exploitation in many African states, writes Jeremy Lind.

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