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Togo elections: Results so far put Gnassingbe in lead

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC or CENI) of the Republic of Togo has so far released the results of the Presidential elections from 11 collation centres, which put the incumbent President Gnassingbe Faure Essonzimna of the Union Pour La Republique (UNIR) in the lead with 328,531 votes.

Nigerian army 'rescues nearly 300' in Sambisa Forest

The Nigerian military says it has rescued 200 girls and 93 women from an area where the Islamist militant group Boko Haram is active.

Chaos in Burundi after President Nkurunziza declared poll candidate

Police in the central African nation of Burundi on Sunday clashed with small groups of protestors, witnesses said, the day after the president was declared as candidate for a controversial third term.

South African shops in Blantyre were under heavy security

Malawians boycott South African shops

South African-owned shops in Malawi have remained closed after calls for a boycott from activists angered at recent xenophobic attacks.

Ebola drug cures monkeys

An experimental drug has cured monkeys infected with the Ebola virus, US-based scientists have said.

Nigeria president sacks police chief ahead of handover

Nigeria's outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday fired the country's police chief, a surprise move less than six weeks before leaving office that raised questions of a political motive.

President Jacob Zuma visited a camp for those displaced by he violence

South Africa anti-immigrant violence: Hundreds held

More than 300 people have been arrested in South Africa in connection with a wave of violence against immigrants from other parts of Africa, the minister of home affairs says.

Nigeria mystery deaths: Pesticides suspected, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says pesticide poisoning is the probable cause of 18 mysterious deaths in south-western Nigeria.

'Mystery disease' kills 18 in Nigeria - officials

A "mysterious" disease has killed at least 18 people in the past several days in south-eastern Nigeria, local officials say.

President Mahama congratulates Obama

President John Dramani Mahama has congratulated President Barack Obama for his bold decision to rescind America’s designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Al-Shabab militants have been battling African Union forces in Somalia

Al-Shabab recruiting in Kenyan towns

Somalia's Islamist al-Shabab militants are recruiting heavily in north-eastern Kenya, according to evidence gathered by the BBC.

Nigeria girls remembered one year on

Ceremonies are to be staged around the world to mark one year since more than 200 girls were abducted by Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

Epic tragedy: 800,000 Nigerian kids displaced by Boko Haram, violence

(CNN)The abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls a year ago this week captured global attention and inspired the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, but the horrors for Nigeria's children are widespread.

Libya violence: Shooting at South Korea embassy in Tripoli

Two people have been killed and another wounded in a shooting outside the South Korean embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, security officials say.

Funerals have been going on for the victims of the Garissa attacks

Kenya stampede over Nairobi terror scare after Garissa

A student has died and more than 100 were hurt in a stampede which followed the explosion of an electricity transformer at a Kenyan university.

Protesters in Nairobi said they could no longer live under the threat of attacks by militants

Kenyans protest against al-Shabab after Garissa attack

About 2,500 people have marched in Kenya's Garissa town in a show of defiance against militant Islamist group al-Shabab following its deadly assault on a local university.

Al-Shabab says it is at war with Kenya

Kenya bombs Somalia al-Shabab bases after Garissa attack

Kenyan fighter jets have bombed positions of militant Islamist group al-Shabab in neighbouring Somalia, a military spokesman has told the BBC.

Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan stops PDP’s planned Court challenge to Buhari’s victory

President Goodluck Jonathan may have prevailed on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to challenge President-elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in last Saturday’s election.

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