Obama says US stands with Africa against terror, conflict

President Barack Obama said today that the United States stood with Africa to defeat terrorism and end conflict, warning that the continent's progress will "depend on security and peace".

Time for world to `change approach to Africa`: Obama
Time for world to `change approach to Africa`: Obama

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that it was time for the world to change its approach to Africa, as he made the first address to the African Union by a US leader.

Obama says `Africa on the move` in landmark Kenya visit
Obama says `Africa on the move` in landmark Kenya visit

US President Barack Obama said Saturday "Africa is on the move", as he praised the spirit of entrepreneurship at a business summit in Kenya during his first visit to the country of his father`s birth since his election as president.

World's first malaria vaccine approved by EU regulators

The world`s first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it should be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

Kenya lockdown as Obama comes to talk security, trade

US President Barack Obama arrives in his ancestral homeland Kenya late Friday, with a massive security operation under way to protect him from Al-Qaeda-linked Somali militants.

Obama upbeat on Africa on eve of Kenya, Ethiopia trip

On the eve of his trip to Africa, US President Barack Obama said he was excited about the impending visit to his ancestral continent, which he said had great resilience and enormous potential for growth.

Kenya `homecoming` to cap Obama Africa charm offensive

Barack Obama will make a first presidential pilgrimage to his father`s homeland of Kenya this week, the capstone of a weeklong overture to Africa taking in three key nations.

Climate, IS group top list of global worries: Poll

Climate change is a big worry in Latin America, Asia and Africa, but the Islamic State group spells more anxiety among Europeans and North Americans, a global opinion poll released on Tuesday suggests.

Two French soldiers suspended over Burkina child sex claims

France has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children, including a five-year-old girl, in the west African country of Burkina Faso, the defence ministry said Tuesday.

Formula E hopes to expand to Africa, India
Formula E hopes to expand to Africa, India

The Formula E electric car racing series is aiming to expand to Africa and India after a successful debut season in Asia, the Americas and Europe.

Gambia opposition attacks plan to expand death penalty

Opposition activists have vowed to fight plans announced by The Gambia to expand the list of offences punishable by death to any crime deemed sufficiently serious by parliament.

Grenade attacks injure 11 police in Burundi capital

Eleven Burundian police officers were wounded, one of them seriously, in a string of overnight grenade attacks in the capital of the crisis-hit central African nation, security sources said today.

Warrant reveals chilling details of US church massacre

The suspected white supremacist who slaughtered nine African-American churchgoers shot them multiple times with a high-caliber handgun then stood over a survivor to make a "racially inflammatory" statement, according to his arrest warrant.

In Macedonia, EU-bound migrants cycle to better lives

Fleeing their trouble-torn countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, streams of EU-bound migrants are driving an unexpected trade in a quiet town in Macedonia - bicycles.

Migrants trade tales of hope and despair in African desert town

In a dusty town on the edge of the Sahara Desert, migrants waiting to be whisked away towards a new life in North Africa or Europe cross paths with others who have returned destitute and devoid of all illusions.

Chad's Habre suffers heart problems ahead of landmark trial

Chad`s deposed president Hissene Habre has suffered a serious heart problem while in detention in Senegal, his lawyer said on Sunday, days before he is due to go on trial for crimes against humanity in a landmark case for human rights in Africa.

World`s biggest wine fair eyes Africa`s new tipplers
World`s biggest wine fair eyes Africa`s new tipplers

The world`s biggest wine fair opens in Bordeaux, wine capital of France, this weekend, with vintners eyeing new tipplers in Africa as global consumption rises in Asia and elsewhere.

Boko Haram: From Islamic sect to deadly armed group

Nigeria`s Boko Haram has over the years morphed from an Islamic sect into an IS-affiliated armed movement waging a deadly insurgency that threatens regional stability.

Aviation security endangered by spread of missiles: Study

The spread of portable anti-aircraft missiles in the Middle East and North Africa could pose a threat to aviation security if the weapons fall into the hands of Islamic extremists, a report said on Wednesday.

African leaders to discuss joint piracy response: Togo

African leaders will meet later this year in Togo to discuss drawing up a continental charter against maritime piracy, the country`s authorities have announced.