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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.