Nigeria

Confusion over missing Nigerian school girls

Parents express grief and disappointment after the government retracts a statement that some girls were rescued.

Confusion over missing Nigerian girls, parents demand answers

Africa

African countries ban secondhand clothes imports

African countries are trying to support their domestic textile industries, but pressure from the US and a flood of cheap clothing from China are making it difficult.

Africa

G5 Sahel military force still needs money

Only half of the projected $500m that the G5 Sahel force needs has been raised, and African leaders are pushing the international community for more funding.

Ethiopia

Who will be Ethiopia's next prime minister?

Will the appointment of a new Ethiopian prime minister only act to save the ruling party, or usher in deeper reform?

Who will be Ethiopia's next prime minister?

Human Rights

Week in pictures: From Syria's war to the Winter Olympics

A photo roundup of some of last week's events, including US protests against gun violence and Indonesia volcano eruption

Week in pictures: From Syria's war to the Winter Olympics

Nigeria

Dozens still missing after Boko Haram school assault

Government retracts earlier statement that some of the girls had been rescued after Boko Haram attacked their school.

Dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls still unaccounted for after attack

Democratic Republic of Congo

26 Congolese refugees die of diarrhoea in Uganda

552 diarrhoea cases identified as refugees continue to flee inter-ethnic violence in DRC's Ituri province.

26 Congolese refugees die of diarrhoea in Uganda

Africa

Africa's 'lion economies' growth exceeds forecasts

The nations of West Africa, including Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Ghana have recently seen a significant increase in growth.

Reporter's Notebook

The day the mountain fell: Sierra Leone's mudslide

A look at how and why predictions of environmental disaster were ignored in a country recovering from war and disease.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia reveals details of state of emergency

State television says government has shed more light on six-month state of emergency order issued last Friday.

Ethiopia reveals details of 6-month state of emergency

Africa

Cape Town's 'Day Zero' pushed to July

Officials say reduced consumption has helped pushed back the date which was set at June a week ago.

Opinion

Democratic Republic of Congo: a country on the brink

Despite what President Kabila and his supporters may say, everything is not 'fine' in DR Congo.

Patrick Litanga

by Patrick Litanga

Patrick Litanga

Nigeria

Dozens of Nigerian girls feared abducted by Boko Haram

More than 110 schoolgirls are missing a day after suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked their school, police say.

Dozens of Nigerian girls feared abducted by Boko Haram

Inside Story

Is the golden age of water over?

Cape Town is facing 'day zero' when the city's taps will be shut off.

Africa

'Assault on the poor': S Africa's new budget slammed

Uncertainty surrounds South Africa's latest budget as observers critique an economy in trouble, and wonder whether the finance minister will stay on or leave.