Nigeria’s elections will be a battle between youth and the old order

More than 60 percent of Nigeria's population of 190 million people is aged below 25. Yet the current make up of Nigeria's parliament does not...

Four killed in ambush on Catholic parade in Burkina Faso

Four people were killed and a statue of the Virgin Mary was destroyed in an attack on parishioners during a religious procession in Burkina...

Cameroon’s Paul Biya seeks seventh term in office

(CNN) Cameroonians are heading to the polls on Sunday where they are expected to re-elect their 85-year-old president to a seventh term. The election comes amid...

Nigeria calls off search for survivors at building collapse site

Rescue operations have ended at the site of a Lagos, Nigeria, building collapse, an emergency services spokesman told CNN Thursday. "We have searched all the...

Petition calls on Disney to drop ‘Hakuna Matata’ trademark

An online petition is calling on Disney to relinquish its trademark of the Swahili phrase "Hakuna Matata." The phrase, which roughly translates to "no problems" or "no...

Why Tech giants like Google and Microsoft are investing in Africa

What if you could tell what was wrong with your plant by simply hovering your smartphone over it? Well, farmers in Africa now can. Thanks to...

51 people killed in South Africa floods

Fifty-one people have died in floods that ravaged parts of the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa's southeast, local authorities said. The flooding began...

Democratic Republic of Congo internet shutdown shows how Chinese censorship tactics are spreading

As citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) pointlessly refresh their web browsers this week, they may be getting a preview of...

Mozambique lashed by strongest tropical storm to hit region since records began

At least nine people have died since Tropical Cyclone Kenneth, the strongest storm to hit the region since records began, made landfall in Mozambique...

Siege ends after wave of deadly car bombings rocks Somali capital, security sources say

A nearly day-long standoff between Islamic militants and security forces in Somalia ended on Friday after three deadly car bomb explosions killed at least...

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