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13 Dec 2015
Burundi's army said that 79 "enemies" and eight soldiers were killed during the bloodiest day in months of unrest Friday, which left the streets of the capital strewn with bodies, many bearing gunshot wounds. The violence began with coordinated attacks by unidentified gunmen on three military installations, which triggered a fierce riposte from the security…
11 Dec 2015
Dozens of people were killed in coordinated assaults on two army barracks in the Burundi capital Bujumbura early Friday, according to witnesses and a military source.
1 Dec 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mr Roch Marc Kabore of the Movement of People for Progress Party on his historic election as the second civilian President of Burkina Faso.
1 Dec 2015
Gambia would hold presidential election in December, 2016, with legislative and local polls following in April, 2017 and April, 2018, respectively, the electoral commission said.
1 Dec 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Zimbabwe on Tuesday, the first visit by a Chinese leader since 1996.
1 Dec 2015
Burkina Faso’s electoral body on Tuesday announced Mr Roch Marc Kabore as winner of the presidential election.
1 Dec 2015
POPE Francis ventured into one of the world’s most dangerous neighborhoods yesterday to implore Christians and Muslims to end a spiral of hate, vendetta and bloodshed that has killed thousands over the past three years and divided a nation.
30 Nov 2015
The UN Childrens’ Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says an estimated 1.2 million children are now in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in the Central African Republic (CAR).
30 Nov 2015
Ghana has taken delivery of a power generating ship which would boost power supply- bringing an end to the chronic blackouts the nation had been thrown into.
29 Nov 2015
Pope Francis landed in conflict-ridden Central African Republic on Sunday, flying in from Uganda to what is considered the most dangerous destination on his three-nation Africa tour. Thousands of believers, many from neighbouring countries, are expected to pour into CAR's capital Bangui to see the 78-year-old pontiff, and workers have been busily repairing potholes and…
29 Nov 2015
Voters in Burkina Faso began casting ballots Sunday for a new president and parliament, hoping to turn the page on a year of turmoil during which the west African nation's people ousted a veteran ruler and repelled a military coup. Security was tight as some five million voters in the nation of 20 million went…
20 Nov 2015
Around 80 of 170 hostages seized when gunmen went on a shooting rampage at a luxury hotel in Mali's capital on Friday have been freed, local television reported. "Radisson hotel attack: special forces launched an operation, first hostages released, about 80," the state-run ORTM channel said on a scrolling banner, without specifying the source of…

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