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.
Will the UN Security Council succeed in passing a resolution to create a joint counter-terrorism force by five countries in Africa’s Sahel region? The project, in large part conceived and supported by France, faces steep resistance from Washington.
Two laws in particular, the Charities and Societies Proclamation and the Anti-terrorism Proclamation, both passed in 2009, have given the government wide latitude to imprison opposition members and journalists and shut down groups advocating for human rights, Carnegie found.
Slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son has been released following nearly six-years of detention.
Eight guards among the dead when armed men attack the central prison of Kangbayi in DR Congo's restive east.
SEIF al-Islam, the son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, has been released after more than five years in detention.
Tributes were paid to the midfielder
A SOUTH African man has been left severely traumatised after he was allegedly drugged, kidnapped and raped by a trio of women over a three day rape ordeal.
Gunmen opened fire Friday on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of Cairo in Egypt killing 26 people and wounding 25, according to officials.
THE bodies of at least 34 migrants, many of them young children, have been recovered from the Mediterranean Sea off Libya’s coast.
Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded £1 ($1.30) for being unlawfully detained for 42 hours in the UK.
Fresh unrest erupts as army press operation aimed at ending a mutiny by soldiers demanding bonus payments.
IT’S the night of April 14, 2014.
Islamist militants of the Boko Haram group have released at least 80 schoolgirls from a group of 276 they abducted in north-eastern Nigeria three years ago, officials say.
South Africa's scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma has abandoned a May Day rally after he was booed by workers demanding his resignation.
France says its forces in West Africa have killed or captured more than 20 militants in a forest near Mali's border with Burkina Faso.
A special court in Senegal on Thursday upheld former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré's life sentence for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, but acquitted him of rape.
Six of the seven countries are former French colonies; Rwanda was colonized by Belgium and was mainly French-speaking before the current Rwandan Patriotic Front took power following the 1994 genocide.
Allen Grane and I have recently written a Council Special Report urging the Trump administration to make support of anti-corruption efforts by the Nigerian and South African governments a priority.