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A resurgence of fighting in Sudan's western Darfur region has driven 300,000 people from their homes so far this year, UN humanitarian aid chief Valerie Amos said on Thursday.
Niger's defence minister announced that 20 Nigerien soldiers were killed and another 16 injured following a suicide bombing attack.
Abdi Farah Shirdon will remain as Somali’s Prime Minister.
Global mining giants Vale and Rio Tinto have neglected thousands of Mozambicans who have been moved from mining areas and resettled without proper homes or income, according to HRW
More than 20,000 inmates were broken out of prison while police were tied down with Egyptian protests.
Amnesty International has expressed its disappointment at the international community's failure to deal with Africa's refugees.
EU governments approved a mission to help Libya improve its border security on concerns that Islamist militants and weapons move freely across the North African country's frontier.
Hospitalised Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is recovering well in Paris and will return home soon.
Mali's main Tuareg separatist group said it supports a nationwide presidential poll in July but ruled out allowing the army in its northern bastion of Kidal for the vote.
Madagascar strongman Andry Rajoelina has announced that he will take part in the presidential elections which are scheduled for July.
The UN and World Bank chiefs made a fresh push for peace and development as they arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A military operation by the Nigerian government would not be enough to put an end to the Boko Haram Islamist guerilla group, analysts warned.
South Sudan's government spokesman said the country will continue to export oil through Sudan and that there had been only a temporary slowdown in production.
African nations this week mark the 50th year since the founding of a continent-wide organisation that spearheaded efforts to liberate Africa from its colonial masters.
The body of revered Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe arrived in his home state in Nigeria where hundreds of admirers packed a stadium to pay tribute a day ahead of his funeral.
The trial of two Zambian men charged with sodomy was delayed and the suspects were remanded in custody, after the constitutionality of the case was challenged by the defence.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi appealed to the opposition for unity, in the face of criticism he is failing the revolution that brought him to power almost a year ago.
President Robert Mugabe has signed Zimbabwe's new constitution into law, clearing the path to crucial elections later this year.
Fresh fighting erupted between the army and rebels in the eastern DR Congo ahead of a visit by UN chief Ban Ki-moon to the troubled country.
Twenty years since Eritrea won independence from Ethiopia, people are bowing to a repressive government and increasingly frustrated at the lack of rights they fought for.
The World Banks and the United Nations have pledged $1 billion in aid to Africa’s Great Lakes region.
The illegal trade in elephant ivory may constitute an important source of funding for armed groups, threatening peace and security in central Africa.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says Mozambique has made tremendous progress in 20 years of peace but must put to good use the new natural resources income.
Kidnappers on Wednesday released three Egyptian policemen and four soldiers seized in the Sinai, the army said would like to send you push notifications.
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