Rival Lionel Zinsou, the incumbent prime minister, concedes defeat to businessman after second round of voting.
War & Conflict
Politics25 Feb 2015 11:26 GMT
Army says it killed 207 fighters near Nigerian town close to the border with Cameroon.
Business & Economy16 Jan 2015 08:15 GMT
The economic transformation of African countries and the falling price of oil.
Talk to Al Jazeera03 Jan 2015 13:58 GMT
The Grammy-winning singer talks about Ebola, terrorism and challenging negative media perceptions about Africa.
Business & Economy06 Oct 2014 12:24 GMT
Government preparing request for the return of ancient artefacts taken by Europeans.
Bangladesh06 Aug 2014 09:52 GMT
Hailed as a model for countries trying to build their health systems, scheme is still shunned by millions.
Politics05 Jul 2014 13:38 GMT
At least 15 Seleka members killed after being mistaken for LRA fighters inside the Central African Republic, police say.
Arts & Culture24 Jun 2014 08:35 GMT
Singer and activist Angelique Kidjo calls on African mothers to help eradicate polio.
Politics30 May 2014 10:40 GMT
Police fire shots to disperse thousands demanding resignation of interim government and removal of foreign troops.
Inside Story18 May 2014 20:50 GMT
African leaders agree to join forces and declare war on the armed group in Nigeria.
Africa17 Jan 2014 01:47 GMT
Thirteen killed in violent clashes since President Michel Djotodia resigned at a peace summit in Chad on January 11.
Africa13 Jan 2014 08:46 GMT
Thirteen people killed in clashes after President Michel Djotodia's decision to step down two days ago.
Politics12 Jan 2014 06:21 GMT
Michel Djotodia, who seized power backed by rebels last March, resigned under pressure from regional leaders.
Benin11 Nov 2013 10:36 GMT
Disease thrives amid drinking water shortage in Lagos' 200-year-old Makoko slum.
Environment20 Oct 2013 09:24 GMT
A report suggests that the failure to address natural disasters could undermine attempts to end global poverty.
Environment28 Sep 2013 17:22 GMT
Rescue teams searching for bodies after vessel with estimated 150 passengers travelling on Niger River capsizes.
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