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  1. Angolans vote for president as dos Santos retires

    Angolans vote for president as dos Santos retires

    Millions of Angolans are voting for their first new president in 38 years. Wednesday’s election will see President Jose Eduardo dos Santos quit after nearly four decades in power, with the outgoing leader praised by some of leading the country to recovery after the end of its civil war in 2002, and accused by others […]

  2. Buhari's unconvincing return from medical leave

    Buhari's unconvincing return from medical leave

    Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, brought his 103-day medical leave in the UK to a grand end on Saturday. Despite protests at home and abroad against his lengthy absence from work, his return to Nigeria was surprisingly heroic. Once Femi Adesina, his much-maligned spokesman, confirmed the president’s anticipated return, a “joie-de-vivre” atmosphere enveloped the capital, […]

  3. UNICEF: Boko Haram use of child bombers soars

    UNICEF: Boko Haram use of child bombers soars

    The number of children, mainly girls, used by the Nigerian armed group Boko Haram as “human bombs” has quadrupled this year, according to UNICEF. The UN’s children agency said on Tuesday that since January 1, 2017, 83 children have been used by the group to carry out bomb attacks in north-eastern Nigeria – four times […]

  4. Guinea: Several buried alive in rubbish dump collapse

    Guinea: Several buried alive in rubbish dump collapse

    At least eight people have died and dozens more injured in Guinea when a rubbish dump on the outskirts of the capital, Conakry, collapsed after heavy rain. Five bodies, including those of two children, were taken to a morgue in Conakry following Tuesday’s incident, according to senior police official Boubacar Kasse. The incident happened in […]

  5. What we need to learn from Freetown's landslide tragedy

    What we need to learn from Freetown's landslide tragedy

    Last week, disaster hit Sierra Leone, one of the jewels of Africa. At least 500 people were killed after a mudslide tore through a suburb of the capital Freetown. Hundreds of people are still missing and thousands more are left homeless. This is a moment of pain that will forever be etched in our memories […]

  6. Angola to elect new president as dos Santos retires

    Angola to elect new president as dos Santos retires

    Angola goes to the polls on Wednesday in a historic election marking the end of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ 38-year reign, with his party set to retain power despite the country’s economic crisis. The MPLA (People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola), which has ruled the country since its 1975 independence from Portugal, is […]

  7. Sierra Leone mudslide survivors angry as hundreds remain missing

    Sierra Leone mudslide survivors angry as hundreds remain missing

    It has been a week since mudslides buried large areas of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, and hundreds of people are still missing. The number of confirmed deaths is soon expected to exceed 500 as recovery efforts continue in the West African nation.   Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Freetown, where survivors’ grief has turned […]

  8. Tensions in Togo as anti-Gnassingbe rally turns deadly

    Tensions in Togo as anti-Gnassingbe rally turns deadly

    Tensions have erupted in Togo after protests against the ruling Gnassingbe family dynasty over the weekend turned deadly.  Two protesters were killed, and 12 gendarmes were wounded in Sokode, 338km north of the capital, Lome, when security forces opened fire to break up demonstrations, the security ministry said on Saturday.  Tikpi Atchadam, Togo’s opposition leader and president of the PNP […]

  9. S Africa launches probe into more than 90 'political murders'

    S Africa launches probe into more than 90 'political murders'

    The South African government has set up an inquiry to investigate what activists call political murders in KwaZulu Natal province. More than 90 people have been killed in and around the Glebelands Hostel since 2014, and yet no arrests have been made in connection with the deaths. There are also concerns the violence could escalate […]

  10. Italy and France are playing a dangerous game in Libya

    Italy and France are playing a dangerous game in Libya

    After the United Nations lifted sanctions imposed on Libya in 2003, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi set off to improve relations with Europe. He knew that the two most important cards he held were oil money and migration. He knew that France was looking for yet another market for its arms industry and he knew that […]

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