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Central African Republic transitional leader Michel Djotodia on Saturday denied European assertions that his country was on the brink of genocide and all-out inter-religious war.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila said Sunday the fight against insurgents in the country's conflict-torn east was not over despite the recent defeat of the M23 rebels.
Gambia’s Information Minister, the prolific writer and journalist Nana Grey Johnson, has been relieved of his cabinet post. It is the latest in a series of ministerial sackings, with President Yahya Jammeh still evidently unhappy with his team.
Despite ground-breaking legislation, strong campaigns conducted by both international and local NGOs and the personal engagement of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the incidence of rape in Liberia shows no sign of abating.
France said on Thursday that Central African Republic was "on the verge of genocide" and it expected the United Nations to give Paris and the African Union permission to intervene.
Family members and supporters of ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor have said they are ready to take action against British interests for what they see as Taylor’s humiliation by the British prison authorities.
South African municipal authorities had obtained a court order a month ago to block construction at a mall which collapsed on Tuesday, killing at least one person and trapping up to 50 more under rubble, a senior official said.
Gunmen have killed a journalist inIvory Coast's economic capitalAbidjan, the head of the Union of the Private Press of Ivory Coast(Synapp-CI) said Tuesday, calling the murder "a bad sign".
Father Georges Vandenbeusch's glasses are still lying abandoned on his desk, a reminder of his sudden kidnapping three days ago near Cameroon's border with Nigeria by Islamist group Boko Haram.
UN leader Ban Ki-moon warned Monday that anarchy in Central African Republic risks spiralling further out of control and could need up to 9,000 peacekeepers.