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Sudan’s Burhan says army ousted government to avoid civil war

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Sudan's armed forces chief defended the military's seizure of power, saying he had ousted the government to avoid civil war, while protesters took to...

Sudan’s prime minister warns of risk of chaos, civil war

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Sudan's prime minister warned on Tuesday of the risk of chaos and civil war fomented by loyalists of the previous regime as he sought...

Half of Liberians fear country could plunge back into war

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Half of all Liberians think their West African nation could plunge back into conflict more than a decade after civil war ended,...

Mozambique faces uncertainty as Renamo ends 1992 peace pact

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Mozambique's Renamo opposition movement said on Monday it was abandoning its 1992 peace accord with the ruling Frelimo party that ended the...

Militias could drag Libya into civil war: NTC chief

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Libya risks sliding into civil war unless it brings under control the rival militias which filled the vacuum left by Muammar Gaddafi's...

Liberian election under cloud after boycott

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Liberia's main opposition candidate said he might seek the annulment of a presidential run-off boycotted by his supporters, raising the prospect of...

Libyans want jobs from “grey men” of government

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Jobs, normality and democracy are high on the wish lists of Libyans questioned on the streets of their capital, but after months...

Sudan pumps 117,900 bpd oil since southern independence

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Sudan has been producing on average 117,900 barrels a day of oil since its former civil war foe South Sudan became independent...

Algeria ex-minister arrested in Geneva over war crimes

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A former Algerian defence minister has been arrested and questioned in Switzerland on suspicion of committing war crimes during Algeria's civil war,...

UN rights boss warns of possible civil war in Syria

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The United Nations top human rights official called for international action to protect Syria's civilians, saying its "ruthless repression" of anti-government protesters...

Liberia ends peaceful vote, braces for results

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Liberians wrapped up a peaceful presidential election -- the West African state's second since a civil war -- though worries remained that...

In Yemen, soldiers blur lines of peaceful protests

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The line between protesters and mutinying soldiers backing them is becoming increasingly blurred in Yemen's eight-month revolt against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's...

Ivory Coast sets legislative poll Dec. 11

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Ivory Coast will hold a parliamentary election on Dec. 11, a government spokesman said the first poll since a civil war ended...

South Sudan inflation jumps 57 pct in August on food prices

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South Sudan's annual inflation rate surged to 57.1 percent in August, propelled by a surge in the cost of food, the new...

Gunmen kill at least 36 in Burundi bar attack

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Gunmen have stormed a bar in Burundi killing at least 36 people, the deadliest attack in the Central African country this year...

Burundi rights body reports surge in killings

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A Burundian rights body said it had documented 125 extra-judicial killings between May and August that mostly targeted former Hutu rebels in...

Ivorian army changes name to escape dark image

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Ivory Coast will change the official name of its armed forces in the coming days, the government said in what was seen...

Libya rebels fight for refineries; US sends drones

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Rebels to the west and east of Libya's capital fought forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi for control of oil facilities vital to...

Libya crisis takes toll on European oil groups

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Civil war shut off Libyan oil supplies to Austrian energy group OMV and Italian refiner Saras in the second quarter, driving down...

Berber culture reborn in Libya revolt

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In a packed classroom on a cool evening near the front line in Libya's civil war, 15-year-old Mira is teaching children to...

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