Twenty people have been killed and a number wounded in a terror attack in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says.
Several people, including foreigners, were reportedly shot as suspected Islamist militants attacked a Turkish restaurant in central Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina-Faso, and started a gun battle with the military.
An attack by gunmen on a Turkish restaurant left at least four people dead late Sunday in the capital of Burkina Faso, a West African country that has seen a surge in violence by Islamic extremists over the past few years.
Two protesters were shot dead by police in the Kenyan capital Wednesday as unrest broke out after opposition claims of massive rigging in an election that President Uhuru Kenyatta looked certain to win.
Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital and elsewhere after opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged electoral fraud due to hacking.
President Kenyatta leads partial results but the opposition say the counting process was flawed and dispute the tally.
South African President Jacob Zuma faces a no-confidence vote by secret ballot in parliament Tuesday, with opponents hoping that discontented ANC lawmakers could help oust him from office.
South African MPs will vote in secret on a motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, the parliament's speaker has announced.
Obama identifies himself as a “friend of the Kenyan people.
Kenyans go to the polls Tuesday in a tightly fought presidential election as President Uhuru Kenyatta faces veteran opposition challenger Raila Odinga amid fears of violence.
Thousands of Kenyans are retreating to rural areas in anticipation of next week’s vote because they fear a reprise of the election-related unrest a decade ago in which 1,200 people were killed.
SHAMED athlete Oscar Pistorius has been treated in hospital after complaining of chest pains while in prison for murdering Reeva Steenkamp, it’s claimed.
The ruling coalition had "emerged victorious"
Charges have been dropped against a 41-year-old Nigerian man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari.
Researchers present 'rare phenomenon' at International AIDS Society conference in Paris
Dozens of Boko Haram suspects have died in Cameroon custody at a military base that has also been used by American and French troops, rights group Amnesty International said Thursday.
Thirty-four Cameroonian soldiers from the elite Rapid Intervention Brigade were missing Monday, a day after an army vessel capsized off the country's southeastern coast.
A French public prosecutor on Wednesday asked a court to sentence the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president to three years in jail on charges of using money plundered from his country to buy Parisian luxury properties and exotic cars.
El Hadji Diouf is a hero in Senegal. Everywhere he goes, he is mobbed by fans both young and old. His countrymen are still grateful for the stellar role he played during the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.
A luxury resort popular with expatriates outside Mali’s capital Bamako came under attack by gunmen on Sunday, leaving at least three dead. According to government sources, "suspected jihadists" are behind the attack.