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Detained Malian leaders freed

Mali's ousted interim leaders are free after they were detained by the army and resigned, a military representative said, as another questioned the feasibility...

Mali protests resume as thousands call for president to resign

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Thousands of people took to the streets of Mali’s rainy capital Bamako on Tuesday renewing calls for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to step down...

Zimbabwe president decries ‘divisive falsehoods’ over rights abuse claims

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Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday called criticism of human rights abuses by his government “divisive falsehoods” and said his administration was under renewed...

DR Congo president-elect steps out of father’s shadow

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For most of his life, Felix Tshisekedi lived in the shadow of his father Etienne, a firebrand veteran opposition leader in and out of...

Motion to impeach Somali president filed

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The top official of the Somali parliament administration filed a motion with the speaker of parliament to impeach the country's president, Mohamed Abdullahi. "We...

Ethiopia’s first woman president named

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The Ethiopian parliament approved senior diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde as the country's first female president, proceedings on state television showed, cementing another shift...

Jailed Senegal politician plans to run for president

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Senegal's jailed opposition leader and former mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall, plans to run for president in February 2019, he said in...

New Liberian president sworn in

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George Weah, a former international soccer star who won the presidency of Liberia last month, promised a crackdown on endemic corruption as...

Call for Togo president to quit

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Togo's opposition chief has called for the immediate resignation of President Faure Gnassingbe, current head of a half century-old political dynasty, rejecting...

Third presidential term for Rwanda’s Kagame

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Incumbent leader Paul Kagame swept to a landslide victory in Rwanda's presidential election, securing a third term in office and extending his...

First message from Nigerian President since May 7

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari delivered an audio message to mark the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday, senior presidency sources said, his first public...

Acting Nigerian president in Maiduguri after attack

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Nigeria's acting president is visiting the north-eastern city of Maiduguri after an attack by Boko Haram jihadists which killed 14 people and...

Dos Santos returns to Angola

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Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos returned from Spain, state-owned news Agency Angop said, following confirmation the 74-year-old was in the European...

Somali president shakes up security agencies

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Somalia's president replaced his security chiefs and called on al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents to surrender within 60 days in return for...

Nigerian Senate president faces car customs allegation investigation

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The president of Nigeria's upper house of parliament is to be investigated by lawmakers over allegations he attempted to evade payment of...

New Somali president calls on al Shabaab to surrender

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Somalia's new president was inaugurated on Wednesday, promising his people the era of al Shabaab and other Islamist militant groups was over. Mohamed...

Anti-corruption campaigner is new Somali president

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Thousands of Somalis fired guns in the air, cheered atop military vehicles and slaughtered camels to celebrate the election of anti-corruption campaigner...

Former prime minister Farmajo wins Somalia’s presidential vote

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Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, a U.S.-educated former prime minister, was sworn in as Somalia's new president on Wednesday after lawmakers gave him an...

Somali lawmakers gather at airport to vote for president

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Somali lawmakers gathered behind blast walls at the capital's airport on Wednesday to elect their president, after months of delays and following...

Dos Santos calls an end of 38 years in power

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Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos confirmed on Friday he will not run in this year's presidential election, calling an end to...

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