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.

India proud to host India-Africa Summit: Modi

PM Narendra Modi Saturday said India was proud to host the event which reflects a desire by the two sides to engage more intensively for a better future.

12 Somali soldiers killed in Shebab attack: Officials

Twelve Somali government soldiers have been killed in an attack by al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.

African Union suspends Burkina Faso and slaps sanctions on coup junta

The African Union suspended Burkina Faso and slapped sanctions on the leaders of its military coup Friday as troops tried to stop protesters from marching on the capital`s Revolution Square.

Islamists retake town in Somalia after African forces quit

Islamist militant group al Shabaab has retaken another town in Somalia from African troops, adding to a string of settlements it has seized this month, the group and an official said.

Al Shabaab militants retake Somali town from African Union

 The Islamist militant group Al Shabaab took control of a sizeable town in central Somalia on Sunday after African Union forces left the area, the third town the insurgents have seized since Friday, militants and local officials said.

Al Shabaab raids Somali African Union base, many killed

Al Shabaab militants stormed an African Union base in southern Somalia on Tuesday, where they say they killed 50 peacekeepers, in what the AU mission called a "heinous" attack.

Shebab militants attack African Union base in Somalia

Somalia`s Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants rammed a suicide car bomb into an African Union base Tuesday before storming the compound, with witnesses reporting many dead, although the AU insisted it had fought off the attack.

South Sudan ceasefire takes effect after eleventh-hour clashes

A ceasefire aimed at ending a brutal civil war in South Sudan has come into effect, hours after fresh clashes between government forces and rebels, which sparked concern for a hard-won peace deal.

African Union admits Somali civilian wedding killings

 The African Union force in Somalia apologised Friday for the "tragic" killing of seven civilians at a wedding last month, an attack it previously denied, saying three soldiers had been charged.

South Sudan peace deal: Key points to end war

South Sudan peace deal: Key points to end war

South Sudan`s government has until early September to sign a peace deal or face possible international sanctions.