Nigeria’s President Buhari appears in public amid health concerns

Nigeria’s President Buhari appears in public amid health concerns

Media captionPresident Buhari walking through the presidential palace in Abuja on Friday Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has made a rare public appearance amid ongoing questions about the state of his health. Photos and a video posted on Twitter showed Mr Buhari, 74, attending Friday prayers at a mosque in the presidential villa in the capital […]

Somalia conflict: US suffers rare combat loss in al-Shabab clash

Somalia conflict: US suffers rare combat loss in al-Shabab clash

Image copyright AFP Image caption Al-Shabab fighters perform military drills at a village about 25km outside Mogadishu in 2011 A member of the US military has been killed in Somalia, the first confirmed US combat death there since the 1993 disastrous Black Hawk Down incident. This happened on Thursday during operations against al-Shabab militants about […]

North Korea claims CIA plotted to kill Kim Jong-un

North Korea claims CIA plotted to kill Kim Jong-un

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The plot involved targeting Kim Jong-un at a public event, officials said North Korea has accused US and South Korean agents of plotting to kill its Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un. A North Korean referred to only as “Kim” was paid to carry out an attack with biochemical substances, the ministry […]

Tech innovation could build Africa's economies, if governments let it – Quartz

Tech innovation could build Africa's economies, if governments let it – Quartz

Durban, South Africa As long as technology is seen as a separate industry, rather than a tool to industrialize, innovation in Africa won’t reach its full potential. That’s the experience of several innovators on the continent, who said on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Durban that technology continues to be siloed or […]

US soldier killed on Somalia mission

US soldier killed on Somalia mission

A US soldier has been killed in Somalia during operations against al-Shabab militants, the American military says. The death occurred on Thursday 40 miles (64km) west of the capital Mogadishu, near the town of Barii. American forces were carrying out an “advise and assist” mission alongside members of the Somali National Army, the US military […]

Nigerian officials jailed for selling food aid

Nigerian officials jailed for selling food aid

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Millions of displaced people rely on food aid in Nigeria Two Nigerian officials have been jailed for selling food aid meant for people fleeing militant attacks and food shortages in the country’s north-east. The two sold 180 bags of rice donated by an international aid agency, the court in […]

Algeria election: Governing coalition wins parliamentary vote

Algeria election: Governing coalition wins parliamentary vote

Image copyright EPA Image caption Interior Minister Noureddine Bedoui announced the results on national TV Algeria’s governing coalition has retained its majority in parliamentary elections, official results show. The National Liberation Front (FNL) won 164 seats in the 462-seat lower house with its ally, the National Democratic Rally (RND), on 97. Turnout was just over […]

Votes counted in Algeria parliamentary elections

Votes counted in Algeria parliamentary elections

Image copyright EPA Image caption First official results are expected on Friday morning Votes are being counted in parliamentary elections in Algeria. The ruling National Liberation Front (FNL) is expected to retain its majority despite deep economic problems and uncertainty over the health of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The 80-year-old leader voted from a wheelchair in […]