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AU to send delegation to unrest-hit Gabon

The African Union said Monday it is ready to send a delegation to Gabon where a disputed election has sparked deadly violence in recent days, a statement said.

Opposition says Gabon security forces try to storm HQ

Gabon security forces were attempting to storm the opposition headquarters early Thursday, leaving several people injured, party leaders said, hours after President Ali Bongo claimed victory in contested polls.

Car bomb kills five soldiers outside Somali president's palace: Police

A car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants killed five soldiers outside the president's palace in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and badly damaged two nearby hotels, police said.

Over 300 Al-Shabaab suspects nabbed in Somalia

Over 300 Al-Shabaab suspects were arrested on Tuesday in Mogadishu during a security operation by joint forces from Somalian government and African Union peacekeeping mission (Amisom), authorities said.

Suicide bomber was former Somali MP: Shabaab

A former Somali MP who joined the Shabaab group in 2010 was one of two suicide bombers who killed 13 people near a United Nations and African Union base, the militants announced on Wednesday.

Two explosions kill 8 near Mogadishu airport

At least eight people were killed on Tuesday when two huge bombs went off near Mogadishu's airport, including one close to the UN's political office in the Somali capital, a security source said.

Morocco wants to rejoin African Union: King Mohammed VI

Morocco wants to rejoin African Union: King Mohammed VI

Morocco wants to rejoin the African Union.

South Sudan struggles to avert `catastrophe`

Street sweepers in Juba have cleaned up the blood and bullet casings after gun battles at the Presidential palace.

South Sudan violence to dominate African Union meet

The AU`s goal of bringing peace to the continent by 2020 has been dealt a hammer blow by the fighting that raged for four days in the South Sudanese capital Juba.

Eight soldiers killed in Somalia military base attack, Al-Shabab militants claim responsibility

Eight soldiers killed in Somalia military base attack, Al-Shabab militants claim responsibility

Eight soldiers were killed when a suicide car bomb targeted a Somalia military training camp and attackers then entered the base on foot, the military said today.

Militants raid Ethiopian base in latest Somalia attack

 Shabaab fighters attacked an Ethiopian army base in central Somalia early Thursday in the latest raid targeting foreign soldiers deployed as part of an African Union force in the country, rebels and local residents said. 

UN pushes South Sudan to quickly form unity government

The United Nations on Tuesday pushed South Sudan`s rival sides to quickly form a new unity government after rebel leader Riek Machar returned to Juba and was sworn in as vice president.

Somalia executes two Shebab fighters for killing journalist

Two members of Somalia`s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab jihadist group were executed by firing squad Saturday for the murder of a journalist killed by a car bomb last year, a judge said.

Jacob Zuma`s ex-wife touted as possible South African president

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is a long-standing heavyweight in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, holding several ministerial positions since the end of white-minority rule in 1994.

China appoints special envoy to Syria

China on Tuesday said it has appointed its first special envoy to Syria, as part of efforts to increase its diplomatic footprint in the Middle East.

Somali militants overrun military base, killing at least one

The Islamist group al Shabaab attacked a Somali military base southwest of the capital Mogadishu on Sunday night, killing at least one person and seizing vehicles and other equipment, the government and the militants said.

EU suspends Burundi government aid over violence

The European Union, Burundi`s biggest aid donor, on Monday suspended all direct funding to the government for ignoring human rights and failing to stop a wave of deadly violence.

Nearly 10,000 displaced by clashes in Sudan`s Darfur: UN

Clashes between Sudanese forces and rebels in conflict-hit Darfur have forced some 10,000 people to flee their homes, the UN-African Union mission in the region (UNAMID) said on Monday.

All 54 African countries to attend India-Africa summit

All 54 countries, which have been invited, will be represented at the third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) that got underway here on Monday, a senior external affairs ministry official said.

Trade Ministers to meet next week ahead of India-Africa Summit

Trade Ministers to meet next week ahead of India-Africa Summit

Trade ministers from several African nations will converge here for the India Africa Trade Ministers' Meeting (IATMM) on October 23 in the run-up to the India-Africa Summit to discuss ways to bolster trade ties with India and fast-track regional agreements.