Africa

UN: Moroccan peacekeeper killed, three wounded in CAR

The UN blamed pro-Christian armed groups for the shootings in the southern Central African Republic city of Bangassou.

UN: Moroccan peacekeeper killed, three wounded in CAR

Inside Story

What happens to child soldiers when war ends?

Thousands of children struggle to adjust back into society after being recruited for armed conflicts.

Africa

Soldiers killed in Somalia blast

Armed group al-Shabab claims responsibility for attack on security convoy near Baidoa in country's southwest.

Soldiers killed in Somalia blast

Opinion

Macron's Francafrique

President Emmanuel Macron was born after the end of colonialism but he very much displays colonial thinking.

Pape Samba Kane

by Pape Samba Kane

Pape Samba Kane

Africa

Liberia: Child soldiers struggle to reintegrate into society

Fourteen years since the end of Liberia's civil war, tens of thousands of former child soldiers are struggling to rebuild their lives.

Africa

Egypt sentences 28 to death over top prosecutor killing

Court hands death sentences to 28 and jails 38 others over the killing of Hisham Barakat in 2015.

Egypt sentences 28 to death over top prosecutor killing

Poverty & Development

Saving Senegal's sons from vanishing in European seas

Traumatised by loss of young men at sea, mothers and relatives work to find alternatives to perilous journey to Europe.

Saving Senegal's sons from vanishing in European seas

Africa

DR Congo loses $750m in mining revenues to corruption

Global Witness says at least $750m paid to Congo's tax bodies and state mining company disappeared in 2013-2015.

DR Congo loses $750m in mining revenues to corruption

Humanitarian crises

Week in pictures: From protests in Venezuela to Morocco

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including wildfire in California and Al-Aqsa tensions.

Week in pictures: From protests in Venezuela to Morocco

Africa

South Africa: Farmers concerned over proposed land reform law

In South Africa, land is a key issue in the run-up to the ruling party's national conference in December. The African National Congress is proposing that land expropriation without compensation should be allowed where “necessary and unavoidable”.

Africa

Cameroon troops 'killed, tortured' Boko Haram suspects

Group condemns arbitrary arrest of dozens, citing human rights violations at military bases used by US, French troops.

Amnesty: Cameroon troops tortured Boko Haram suspects

Human Rights

Risk of mass killing rose most in Yemen in 2016: report

Yemen rises as Syria tops UK-based rights group's annual 'People's Under Threat' index for third consecutive year.

Risk of mass killing rose most in Yemen in 2016: report

Western Sahara

Morocco sentences 23 over W Sahara police killings

Court sentences 23 civilians for 2010 Western Sahara clashes in retrial boycotted by defendants over fairness concerns

Sahrawis sentenced to jail over Western Sahara killings

Africa

Review ordered into ex-Ivorian leader's ICC detention

Laurent Gbagbo to stay behind bars as trial judges review decision denying him interim release during mass crimes trial.

ICC judges ordered to review Laurent Gbagbo's detention

Africa

Tobacco giant fights Kenya's anti-smoking laws

One of the world's biggest cigarette companies, British American Tobacco, has taken Kenya's government to court over its move to make anti-smoking laws stricter.