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October 05, 2017
Rape a war tactic in Central African Republic, says group
Young girls and teens raped by Christian militia members. Mothers raped in front of their children by Muslim fighters.
October 02, 2017
17 dead after protests in Cameroon English-speaking areas
Cameroon's military is heavily deployed in the country's English-speaking regions and few people are on the streets after 17 ...
September 29, 2017
Boko Haram leaves 3 million kids out of school in N. Nigeria
Boko Haram's ongoing insurgency in northern Nigeria has forced the closure of more than 57 percent of schools in Borno state, ...
September 28, 2017
UN fund for sexual abuse victims grows to $1.5 million
A U.N. fund to help victims of sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers and U.N. staff has now grown to $1.5 million ...
September 27, 2017
Rights groups: Cameroon forces return of 100k Nigerians
Cameroon's military has forcibly deported at least 100,000 Nigerian asylum seekers in the past two years in an effort to slow ...
September 19, 2017
Congo leader opens peace conference in bloody Kasai region
Congo President Joseph Kabila declared Tuesday that "justice must be done" as he opened a peace conference in the bloody ...
September 11, 2017
Congo conflict, weak education leave millions out of school
Fighting in Congo has forced hundreds of thousands of children to stop their education, making them a part of the 7.4 million ...
September 08, 2017
Amnesty says 'horrific' violence in Central African Republic
Rebels in a volatile region of Central African Republic are raping women and killing their male relatives in a "horrific ...
September 05, 2017
Boko Haram killings have doubled in 5 months: Amnesty report
Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 380 people in the Lake Chad region since April, a major resurgence ...
September 03, 2017
With Mahrez missing, Algeria loses in World Cup qualifying
Algeria may regret the decision to allow Riyad Mahrez to leave the team camp to sort out his club future. Without its best ...
August 30, 2017
Cameroon releases Anglophone activists in effort to pacify
A Cameroon presidential decree says Cameroon has dropped charges and released civil society leaders and several others who ...
August 11, 2017
No longer king of the jungle: New fund to aid Africa's lions
Senegal's Niokolo-Koba National Park is home to fewer than 50 lions after years of poaching decimated not only them but also ...
July 30, 2017
Senegalese vote in election that brought back ex-leader
Voters in Senegal are casting ballots in a legislative election that has brought the country's former longtime leader back ...
July 16, 2017
8 killed in soccer stampede in Senegal
Witnesses said at least eight people have died and more than 50 were injured after a stadium wall collapse and stampede at ...
July 07, 2017
Drones, DJs and Kardashian advisers at Dakar Fashion Week
When it launched 15 years ago, Dakar Fashion Week had a handful of aspiring local designers and models gathering in often ...
July 06, 2017
Gambia robotics students granted US visas after rejection
The mentor for a Gambian student team says the five teens have been granted U.S. visas after initially being denied the ...
July 04, 2017
US denies visas to Gambia teens in global robotics contest
The United States has denied visas to five teenage students from Gambia competing in a prestigious international robotics ...
July 03, 2017
Al-Qaida-linked Mali extremists release hostage video
An al-Qaida-linked group in Mali has released a proof-of-life video showing six foreign hostages, a group that monitors ...
June 27, 2017
51 migrants presumed dead after abandonment in Niger desert
The International Organization for Migration says 51 migrants are presumed dead in the Sahara Desert in Niger after smugglers ...
June 17, 2017
Senegal artist a legend fusing West African, modern dance
The glow of a tobacco pipe illuminates the stage before dancer Germaine Acogny begins to move. She uses a simple black cloth ...