DAKAR - Gunmen in Ghana killed an investigative journalist who had helped uncover corruption in football, rights groups and his employer said on Thursday.More about this news
KHARTOUM - Sudanese police shot live ammunition as mourners gathered outside the home of a 60-year-old protester who died early on Friday from a gunshot wound sustained during anti-government demonstrations, a Reuters witness said.
NAIROBI - Kenyan detectives have arrested nine suspects in connection with a Somali militant attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex that killed 21 people, police said on Friday, indicating the search for possible accomplices in the raid is gathering pace.
GENEVA - The U.N. human rights office called on Zimbabwe’s government on Friday to “stop the crackdown against protesters” and “excessive use of force” by security forces including firing live ammunition.
PRETORIA - Saudi Arabia plans to build an oil refinery and a petrochemicals plant in South Africa as part of $10 billion of investments in the country, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Friday.
GENEVA - Armed groups have killed more than 100 soldiers and captured a huge stock of weapons in clashes in northeast Nigeria since Dec. 26, a report by a group of aid agencies said on Friday.
KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo has rejected an African Union demand to delay its announcement of final presidential election results, the government said on Friday.
KHARTOUM-- Sudan's Prime Minister Mutaz Musa on Thursday inaugurated the "Youth Markets" at the Green Square here as part of community initiatives to address the economic crisis and curb price hike of basic commodities.
ALGIERS -- Algerian Interior Minister Noureddine Bedoui said on Thursday his administration is prepared to organize presidential election scheduled for April.