Police battle gunmen who stormed Nairobi hotel complex

Kenyan security forces are battling to retake control of an upscale hotel and office complex in Nairobi after gunmen stormed the compound on Tuesday...

Zimbabwe fuel protests turn violent after prices more than double

Protests have broken out in Zimbabwe's two main cities over a sharp hike in the price of fuel announced by the government. The army and...

Murdered journalists were tracked by police with shadowy Russian links, evidence shows

New evidence shows that three Russian journalists killed in the Central African Republic last year were victims of a well-planned ambush involving a senior...

3 stabbed, gunshots heard as Nigeria’s ruling party rally descends into chaos

At least three people were stabbed Tuesday after violence flared at a campaign rally in Lagos, southwestern Nigeria, police said. Lagos state Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode...

Gabon government says ‘situation under control’ after apparent coup attempt

The government in Gabon says the "situation is under control" and that rebels there have been arrested after military officers seized state media and...

China’s Xi Jinping begins his most important year at his weakest point

When Xi Jinping ascended the stage in the Great Hall of the People in March, officially the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong,...

Congo’s Catholic bishops and US demand release of accurate election results

A prominent church group in the Democratic Republic of Congo suggested that it knows the winner of the December 30 vote to pick a...

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...

Janjaweed, ghost squads and a divided nation: How Sudan’s Bashir stays in power

President Omar al-Bashir was addressing his top police officers on Sunday following days of unrest across Sudan. In a video disseminated by the state news agency...

Abiy Ahmed: The Ethiopian Prime Minister who captured Africa’s imagination

At the beginning of 2018, Africa watchers were still reeling from the departure of Robert Mugabe. The Zimbabwe leader's 37-year tenure had been figuratively bayoneted...

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