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Mozambique extends stay for foreign military observers

Mozambique has extended the mission of foreign military observers deployed across the southern African country since October to ensure post-election peace.

US envoy to Africa`s Great Lakes stepping down

The US special envoy to Africa`s Great Lakes region, Russ Feingold, is stepping down next month amid speculation the former senator may seek to regain his seat in the Senate.

Drug-resistant malaria parasite spreading: Study

Parasites resistant to the frontline malaria drug have spread westward from southeast Asia to just short of the Indian border -- a gateway to Africa, researchers warned Friday.

US Army to provide equipment, intelligence to fight Boko Haram

The United States military will provide communications equipment and intelligence to help African nations in the fight against Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, the commander of US Special Forces operations in Africa said.

300 feared drowned in new Mediterranean boat tragedy

More than 300 migrants are feared drowned after their overcrowded dinghies sank in the Mediterranean, triggering calls for the world to act after the latest boat disaster on the perilous crossing from Africa to Europe.

Boko Haram attack Chad troops in Nigerian border town

Militants from the Boko Haram Islamist movement attacked Chadian troops stationed at a Nigerian border town before being repulsed Wednesday, a Chadian military source said.

`The curse is over!` - Ivorians rejoice in African Cup win

A million ecstatic Ivorians flocked to the streets of Abidjan Monday to welcome home the national football squad after its nail-biting victory over Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations final, police said.

30 bus passengers kidnapped by Boko Haram in Cameroon
30 bus passengers kidnapped by Boko Haram in Cameroon

About 30 passengers of a bus were kidnapped Monday by suspected Boko Haram militants in a town in Cameroon along the border with Nigeria, military sources told Xinhua.

China launches first Maritime Silk Road cruise liner

China on Monday launched its first cruise liner to sail via its ambitious transcontinental initiative Maritime Silk Road (MSR) on its maiden voyage during which it will visit three South-East Asian nations including Malaysia and Vietnam.

''Fear, instability made it difficult to control Ebola in Africa''

Fear associated with Ebola disease coupled with political instability made it difficult to control the deadly outbreak which has so far claimed around 9,000 lives in West Africa, an African public health official said Monday.

Somali lawmakers approve new cabinet as Shebab kills MP

Somali lawmakers approved a new cabinet on Monday, hours after Shebab insurgents assassinated a colleague as he made his way to parliament.

Africa Cup of Nations: Fit Gyan to face Ivory Coast in final

Ghana star Asamoah Gyan has recovered from a hip injury and will face Ivory Coast later Sunday in the Africa Cup of Nations final in Bata, officials said.

Violence flares as Ghana knock hosts out in African Nations Cup semi-final
Violence flares as Ghana knock hosts out in African Nations Cup semi-final

Violent scenes overshadowed the African Nations Cup semi-final as Ghana reached Sunday’s final with a 3-0 win over hosts Equatorial Guinea on Thursday in a match halted for 34 minutes late in the second half.

Eighteen dead after boat capsizes in Ivory Coast

Eighteen people were killed after an overloaded boat capsized in western Ivory Coast, a local official have said.

UN chief warns South Sudan's warring leaders to put people first

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned South Sudan`s leaders on Tuesday that they must put the interests of their people above their own if lasting peace is to be achieved in the world`s newest country.

Death toll in Mozambique floods rises to 159

Floods that have ravaged northern and central parts of Mozambique have killed 159 people and affected nearly 160,000, a new report showed today amid fears that fresh rains could wreak more havoc in the coming days.

Boko Haram a threat for Africa: AU chief
Boko Haram a threat for Africa: AU chief

Nigeria`s Boko Haram militants are a threat beyond Nigeria`s borders and the crisis requires a "collective, effective and decisive response" by African nations, the African Union`s Commission chief said Friday.

African leaders gather for conflict, Ebola talks

African leaders meet on Friday for their annual summit with conflict topping the agenda, especially Nigeria`s Boko Haram insurgents, as well as efforts to stem Ebola.

Brad Pitt in talks for Angelina Jolie's 'Africa'
Brad Pitt in talks for Angelina Jolie's 'Africa'

Actor Brad Pitt is reportedly in talks to play Richard Leakey in his wife Angelina Jolie‘s drama film ‘Africa’.

Angelina Jolie to direct Brad Pitt in 'Africa'
Angelina Jolie to direct Brad Pitt in 'Africa'

Hollywood star Brad Pitt is eyeing another collaboration with his wife Angelina Jolie and is set to appear in the actress-turned-director's 'Africa'.