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Senegal's president says he is "shocked" by President Donald Trump's vulgar remark about immigrants from African countries and Haiti, saying that "Africa and the black race merit the respect and consideration of all."
Opposition parties in Togo this weekend hold their first anti-government protest of the year, with progress on constitutional reform in an apparent stalemate after months of action.
Soldiers in Côte d’Ivoire’s second largest city looted weapons from the base of an elite military unit overnight before setting it on fire, leaders of the faction said on Wednesday.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has praised Liberians for over the peaceful conduct of a presidential runoff that saw the election of former footballer George Weah as the new president.
Gunmen killed at least 13 people on Saturday in Senegal who were gathering firewood in the forest, the military said. It was the worst attack in years in the West African nation's restive southern region, where a separatist insurgency has dragged on for more than three decades.
A leading member of a separatist movement in Cameroon has been taken into custody in the capital of neighboring Nigeria with his aides, sources and secessionists said Saturday.
Magistrates in Benin on Thursday announced a five-day strike in protest against a parliamentary decision to ban strikes by workers in essential services.
The United Nations said on Thursday it will dispatch an envoy to Equatorial Guinea after authorities in the oil-rich country said they had thwarted a coup attempt against President Theodoro Obiang, Africa's longest-serving leader.
Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe broke his silence after months of protests against his rule, calling on the opposition to "dialogue" in his New Year address given late Wednesday.
Clashes were reported in Equatorial Guinea near the border with Cameroon on Wednesday, shortly after the West African state said it had thwarted a coup against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa's longest-serving leader.
The West African state of Equatorial Guinea said Wednesday it had thwarted "a coup" against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa's longest-serving leader, that had allegedly been mounted by foreign mercenaries recruited by his political opponents.
Small lines formed at banks in Mauritania on New Year's Day as customers withdrew new banknotes and swapped cheque books after the government revamped the currency, the ouguiya, in a bid to fight inflation.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize as a champion of women's rights, made history in 2005 when she became Africa's first elected female president in Liberia.
George Weah gave his first public address as Liberia's president-elect on Saturday, telling potential investors that the nation is "open and ready for business" and calling on Liberians who live abroad to come home.
Mikel Arteta is keen to bring the Brazilian to north London from Barcelona, where he is expected to be surplus to requirements once he returns to the Camp Nou from his loan at Bayern Munich.
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the harassment and arbitrary arrest of the journalist, Rotimi Jolayemi, also known as Oba Akewi on the orders of the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, over a poem read during a radio programme the minister considers critical of him.
Spanish health workers on the front line of the fight against coronavirus gathered on Monday outside hospitals in the Madrid region to rally against shortages of protective equipment.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo State Chapter, has commended Muslims in the state for complying with government directives on Eid-el-Fitr celebration amidst COVID-19.
Saudi Arabia will end its nationwide coronavirus curfew from June 21, except in the holy city of Mecca, the interior ministry said Tuesday, after more than two months of stringent curbs.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday fired outspoken deputy information minister Energy Mutodi hours after he insulted three “abducted” opposition officials in a tweet.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will look to sign Nigeria forward Emmanuel Dennis as replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.
The Moses Oisakede Leadership Foundation has asked the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, to stop harassing and intimidating with the police and other security agencies, his former Chief Press Secretary (CPS), John Mayaki.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Pantami, has been accused of evicting the Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, and other staff of the commission from the NCC complex in Abuja.
Nigerian Reggae and Dancehall star, Cynthia Morgan, has disclosed why she stayed away from the spotlight due to an ailment and some family issues.