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Sudan buys arms, slides back to war: reports

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North and South Sudan are sliding back towards war, a think-tank warned as a separate report said both sides were caught up...

Nigeria dismisses corruption case against ex-governor

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A Nigerian court dismissed graft and money laundering charges against a former ex-governor of the oil-producing state of Delta yesterday, dealing a...

Angola accuses Congo of violating common border

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Angola accused the Democratic Republic of Congo of changing their common land border, an area rich in oil and diamonds, and said...

Sudan leaders reach deal on disputed referendum

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The two main parties in Sudan's north and south agreed the terms of a controversial referendum on southern independence, defusing a row...

Ethiopia rebels spread jitters in oil region

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A rebel group's claims to have captured seven towns and killed 1000 soldiers in fierce fighting in Ethiopia's oil-producing Ogaden region are...

IAEA head to visit Nigeria

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New UN nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano will visit Nigeria next week for his first official trip, a choice aimed at wooing...

Angolan president signals 3-year election delay

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Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos signalled the oil-producing nation's first post-war presidential election, scheduled for 2009, would have to wait at...

Nigeria oil reform must benefit communities: governor

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Nigeria's plans to overhaul its energy sector must result in a fairer deal for communities in the Niger Delta if there is...

Angolan president re-elected as ruling party head

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President Jose Eduardo dos Santos was re-elected head of Angola's ruling MPLA party yesterday, a move that signals the 67-year old leader...

The day Venezuela taught Nigeria a hard lesson

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The Nigerian minister of information and communication, Professor Dora Akunyili, was given a good lecture by the Venezuelan ambassador to Nigeria, Enerique...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...