The Nigerian army ousted the Boko Haram terrorist group from its last stronghold in the northeastern part of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday.
Three people allegedly linked to Berlin truck attack chief suspect Anis Amri, including his nephew, were detained in Tunisia, the country's interior ministry said Saturday.
The recently formed Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation group (3R) in the Central African Republic is devastating the already unstable western part of the country, forcing tens of thousands of civilians from their homes, a spokesperson at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said Friday.
Somalia’s national women’s basketball tournament has been deemed “unIslamic” by the powerful Somali Religious Council (SRC).
A total of 11 children died and 17 others were seriously injured after a bus ran into a Muslim procession in northern Nigeria because of a brake failure, according to a police spokesman.
In late November, pirates attacked the Panama-flagged Saronic Breeze vessel heading for Nigeria in Benin’s territorial waters and captured three Russian sailors.
The US Embassy in Congo has urged in a security message on Tuesday all American nationals to stay indoors, remain vigilant and avoid demonstrations in the wake of the violent protests in that country.
An amateur photographer has captured breathtaking photos of snow-dusted sand dunes in the middle of the Saharan Desert. For the first time in 37 years, snow has been spotted in the Algerian town of Ain Sefra. While the 1979 snowfall only lasted half an hour, the 2016 coldfront lasted for a full day.
The people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) should stop recognizing the authority of President Joseph Kabila as his constitutional mandate had expired overnight, Etienne Tshisekedi, the head of the opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDSP) party, said Tuesday.
The Africa Command said the operation succeeded in driving Daesh out of Sirte.
International Organization for Migration (IOM) identified 1,770,444 people as displaced across Nigeria through its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), according to official statement.
France calls on the European Union to reexamine its relations with the Democratic Republic of Congo after the recent flare-up of violence in the country, the French Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
West African leaders will attend the inauguration of the president-elect of The Gambia and "take all necessary actions to enforce the results" of the December 1 election in the country, they announced December 17.
Crisis talks between the sitting president and the opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been suspended until next week and social networks have been ordered blocked as the country prepares for what may become a violent political transition.
The 92-year-old president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, was confirmed by his party as their candidate for the next presidential election, when he will 94.
Human rights organizations, genocide watch groups and the UN secretary-general are warning of a potential genocide in South Sudan, the world's youngest country, and asking the UN Security Council and regional leaders to take action.
Finland, which during last year's migrant crisis received a fair share of refugees, has come up with a solution to illegal migration. According to Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, the EU should make refugee-producing countries stem the flow of migrants in exchange for financial assistance.
Over 600 people, including more than 450 children, have been rescued from the Boko Haram extremist group, a Nigerian commander, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, has announced.
British MPs have said they are "staggered" by failures which led to the UK Government spending US$360m of taxpayers' money on building an airport on an island in the South Atlantic which is so badly thought out it cannot be used by commercial airlines.
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