Death toll from suicide blast at Mali army base rises

At least 77 killed in attack claimed by AQIM, French army spokesman says, as three-day mourning period begins.


Gambia: Military threat looms as Jammeh clings to power

Thousands of people flee the country and African troops edge towards borders as President Yahya Jammeh's term ends.


Africa's big men: The continent's long-serving leaders

Who are the nine longest-serving leaders in Africa and how long have they been in power?


Thousands flee Gambia as crisis deepens

Civilians and tourists leave and regional forces deploy as President Jammeh refuses to cede power despite election loss.


Deadly suicide blast sets back Mali peace efforts

Dozens dead in car-bomb attack at camp housing government soldiers and rival armed groups in northern city of Gao.


Death toll rises in air strike on Nigeria camp

At least six ICRC staff members among 76 people killed in accidental bombing of camp for displaced people in Rann.

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The problem with photojournalism and Africa

Why African photographers don't get to tell African photo stories in Western media.

by M Neelika Jayawardane


Uncertainty looms as Gambia MPs extend Jammeh's term

Resolution passed by national assembly allows president to stay in power for 90 more days despite losing December vote.


Gambia 'lockdown' as Jammeh declares state of emergency

Political crisis deepens as president refuses to step down following defeat in last month's presidential election.


Refugees and aid workers killed in Nigeria air strike

Military says jet accidentally bombed refugee camp in Borno, killing - according to MSF - at least 50 and wounding 120.


Crisis in the Horn of Africa: Somalia's Famine

REWIND revisits a Fault Lines probe into Somalia's disastrous 2011 famine and the role of US counterterrorism.


Gambia: Four ministers resign from Jammeh government

Finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment ministers quit Jammeh's government as end of his term looms.


Football fails to bring relief to Gabon

The African Cup of Nations tournament was expected to bring relief after the post-election crisis in Gabon.


Suicide bomb blast rips through Nigerian university

At least four killed and 15 wounded when a suicide bomber believed to be a teenage girl detonated herself in Maiduguri.


Boko Haram Attacks

Explore our interactive map to examine in detail the violent incidents in and around Nigeria from 2009 to 2016.