Boko Haram

Nigerian court releases 475 Boko Haram suspects

Justice ministry says no evidence of their involvement with the armed group, after some detainees were held for years.

Nigerian court releases 475 Boko Haram suspects

Witness

Kayayo: Ghana's Living Shopping Baskets

A young girl's dream to return home after two years of working in the markets of Accra clash with family pressures.

Refugees

Somali refugees enslaved in Libya return home

Eleven refugees who had been subjected to slavery and auctioned in Libya have arrived home after being repatriated by the Somali government and the UN refugee agency.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia bans protests in 6-month state of emergency

Defence minister says measure includes ban on dissemination of publications that 'could incite and sow discord'.

Inside Story

What triggered unrest in Ethiopia?

How will PM Hailemariam Desalegn's resignation affect the future of Africa's second most populous country, Ethiopia?

Africa

South Africans react to Ramaphosa speech

The new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, promised to cut unemployment, boost the economy and tackle widespread corruption in his first SONA, but many in South Africa are anxious to see if he can deliver.

Human Rights

Kenya's indigenous communities threatened

Efforts to protect the Embobut forest in Kenya are coming into conflict with the native Sengwer people, with the Sengwer accusing the government of burning their homes and forcibly evicting them.

Boko Haram

Nigeria: Boko Haram blamed as suicide blasts kill 19

The attack, which killed at least 19 people, took place at a fish market close to Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria.

Nigeria: Boko Haram blamed as suicide blasts kill 19

UpFront

Libya: From Arab Spring to failed state?

We debate whether today's war-torn Libya can be blamed on the legacy of Colonel Gaddafi's 42 years in power.

Libya: From Arab Spring to failed state?

Politics

'New dawn': Ramaphosa outlines vision for South Africa

The South African says 'negativity' should be left behind in address with inequality and economy as central themes.

'New dawn': Ramaphosa outlines vision for South Africa

Zimbabwe

What next for opposition after 'iconic' leader's death?

Zimbabwe's main opposition party has installed Nelson Chamisa as acting president following Morgan Tsvangirai's death.

Zimbabwe: What's next for MDC after Morgan Tsvangirai?

Ethiopia

Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM quits

The state of emergency declaration comes a day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned amid social unrest.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM quits

Politics

Cyril Ramaphosa set to give his first SONA

South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa is set to give his first State of the Nation Address and is expected to appoint a new cabinet.

War & Conflict

Week in pictures: From US school shooting to Zuma exit

A photo roundup of some of last week's events, including the Russian passenger plane crash and 2018 Winter Olympics.

Week in pictures: From US school shooting to Zuma exit

Inside Story

What can be done to help children in war?

Save the Children says more children are being killed or injured than ever before.