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Four fatalities were among six hostages taken by Boko Haram splinter group Islamic State West Africa Province in July. #Africa #Nigeria #ISISISIL #BokoHaram

 
Former PM and Bouteflika ally makes comeback but his election is rejected by protest movement seeking old guard's exit. #Algeria #Africa #MiddleEast

 
Rare talks between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba amid growing pressure to save peace deal. #Africa #SouthSudan #SalvaKiir #RiekMachar

 
Niger mourns fallen troops as Islamic State in Western Sahara Province claims responsibility for attack that killed 71. #Niger #Africa

 
Leaders of France, Germany and Italy call for restraint, say political solution only way to achieve stability in Libya. #Libya #Africa #KhalifaHaftar #MiddleEast

 
Experts say the confluence of armed groups in the West African country is complicating humanitarian efforts. #Africa #BurkinaFaso #Al-Shabab #BokoHaram #Nigeria

 
Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who served as PM under former President Bouteflika, wins election rejected by protesters. #MiddleEast #Africa #Algeria

 
If you are raised to eat with your hands, navigating the use of a knife and fork can unleash both power and pain. #Food #SouthAfrica #Family #Colonialism #Africa #Arts&Culture

 
Commander of self-styled Libyan National Army says 'zero hour has come for broad, total assault' to take over capital. #Libya #MiddleEast #Africa #KhalifaHaftar

 
President Buhari announces move to allow African passport holders into continent's largest economy with visa on arrival. #Nigeria #Africa #Business&Economy #Aviation

 
In villages across the country, volunteer community health workers are helping educate and mobilise to save lives. #Health #Rwanda #Africa #Maternalhealth #Women #Poverty&Development

 
Extremely low turnout reported in presidential vote as demonstrators in Algiers say deep reforms needed before polls. #Algeria #MiddleEast #Africa #Elections

 
Turnout expected to be low with protesters saying election is designed to preserve the status quo. #Algeria #Elections #AbdelazizBouteflika #MiddleEast #Africa

 
Abiy Ahmed received the award for his efforts towards ending Ethiopia's conflict with Eritrea. #Ethiopia #AbiyAhmed #Africa #Eritrea

 
Court says 'substantial grounds to believe' Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona, Alfred Yekatom behind crimes against civilians. #CentralAfricanRepublic #Africa

 
Shifting policies on land reform and food subsidies by successive governments have contributed to the dire situation. #Africa #Zimbabwe #Food #Inflation

 
Watch how a migrant rescue ship is saving migrants and refugees from dying at sea after they flee conflict and atrocities in Libya. #HumanRights #Africa #Europe #Migrants #Refugees #Exclusive

 
Libya is major gateway for African migrants hoping to reach Europe but they face 'unimaginable horrors' in the country. #Humanitariancrises #HumanRights #Africa #Europe #Migrants #Refugees

 
Everything you need to know about Thursday's presidential run-off. #Algeria #Elections #MiddleEast #Africa

 
Report names five Sudanese and four Chadian armed groups it says contributed combatants to Libya's civil war. #Libya #MiddleEast #Africa

 
Nine people were killed and more than 1,400 rendered homeless after a major storm slammed into the island. #Weather #Cyclone #Africa

 
Security officers initially mistook gunmen for police colleagues until they began shooting and throwing grenades. #Somalia #Africa #Al-Shabab

 
Demonstrators demand sweeping, systemic political change before any presidential vote takes place. #Algeria #MiddleEast #Africa

 
Fighting continues following attack on popular SYL hotel, located near the presidential palace. #Africa #Somalia

 
Demonstrators want root-and-branch political reform and the departure of the country's ruling elite. #Algeria #MiddleEast #Africa #Elections

 
Abiy won the prize, in part, for making peace with Eritrea after a two-decade conflict. #Ethiopia #Africa

 
Sister Fa is a Senegalese rapper and anti-FGM activist on a mission to eradicate the harmful cultural practice. #Arts&Culture #HumanRights #Africa #Senegal #Health #Women #FGM

 
The court has ordered the eviction of hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers living in the church in Cape Town, but they are refusing to leave. #Africa #SouthAfrica

 
Ethiopia's leader Abiy Ahmed will receive the Nobel peace prize for his efforts to resolve the conflict with Eritrea. #Africa #Eritrea

 
More technical meetings will take place in coming weeks centred on guidelines for the filling and operation of the dam. #Ethiopia #Water #Egypt #Sudan #Africa

 
The case against Abiri sets a dangerous precedent, threatening freedom of the press in Nigeria. #Nigeria #PressFreedom #Media #Africa

 
Ethiopian prime minister set to receive award in Norway's capital, but his win has generated a mixed reaction. #Africa #Ethiopia #Eritrea #AbiyAhmed

 
Sonko, who was arrested on Friday, and his associates are accused of misappropriating $3.5m of public funds. #Kenya #Africa

 
A look at the continent's Nobel laureates honoured for efforts in peace, chemistry, literature, medicine and physics. #Africa #AbiyAhmed #NelsonMandela #Literature

 
Meet the student from Ivory Coast who has created an award-nominated African emoji app, Zouzoukwa. #IvoryCoast #Africa #Arts&Culture

 
The trial is the first resulting from sweeping investigations launched after President Bouteflika stepped down in April. #Algeria #Africa

 
Two survivors found after a six-storey building collapsed in the Kenyan capital on Friday, authorities say. #Kenya #Africa

 
Red Cross says at least 16 bodies recovered after torrential rainfall causes landslides in Bundibugyo district. #Uganda #Africa #Weather

 
Planet SOS explores the battle for scarce water resources amid climate crisis. Plus, COP25 in Madrid. #Water #Kenya #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #Environment #Africa #Uganda

 
Scientists warn life in Africa's largest freshwater lake could die, if warning signs continue to be ignored. #Africa #Uganda #Environment

 
Opposition leaders say eight men were killed by security forces for speaking out against President Alpha Conde and his government. #Africa #TheGambia

 
Adama Barrow says probe launched as nation mourns 'national disaster' that saw dozens of people drowning off Mauritania. #TheGambia #Mauritania #Africa #Humanitariancrises #Migrants

 
Seven police officers among the dead after gunmen attacked a bus in northeast Kenya, local media reports. #Kenya #Africa #Al-Shabab

 
Royal drumming is now only allowed at official functions. The government says this is to avoid commercialising the culture. #Africa #Burundi #Arts&Culture

 
Authorities are warning of more heavy rain in Kenya. Thousands have already been displaced after two months of flooding. #Africa #Kenya #Environment

 
Mantumbi village of Mbau region in DR Congo's east was reportedly targeted by Allied Democratic Forces armed group. #Africa #DemocraticRepublicoftheCongo #Security

 
Rescue operation under way after six-storey residential structure in Kenyan capital collapses. #Africa #Kenya #Environment

 
Agnes Reeves Taylor had been due to face charges of torture and conspiracy to commit torture during Liberia's civil war. #Liberia #Africa #HumanRights #UnitedKingdom

 
At least 62 people died after their boat, which launched from the northern town of Barra in The Gambia, capsized. #TheGambia #Africa #Migrants

 
Rescue operation under way after six-storey residential structure in Kenyan capital collapses. #Africa #Kenya