Africa

US to cut troop figures in Africa by 10 percent

Currently, about 7,200 US military personnel are based in dozens of African countries.

US to cut troop figures in Africa by 10 percent

Africa

More than 40 killed in Zimbabwe bus accident

Accident in Gwanda, 550km south of capital Harare, also left 20 other people injured, some with severe burns.

More than 40 killed in Zimbabwe bus accident

European Union

EU 'deeply concerned' over rights situation in Tanzania

The European Union's ambassador to Tanzania was forced to leave the country after facing government pressure, bloc says.

EU 'deeply concerned' over rights situation in Tanzania

Africa

Seven UN peacekeepers killed in fight against DRC rebels

Several DRC soldiers also killed or wounded in joint operation targeting Allied Democratic Forces fighters in northeast.

Seven UN peacekeepers killed in fight against DRC rebels

Morocco

'Africa's fastest train' steams ahead in Morocco

The $2.4bn project will halve the travel time between Tangier and Casablanca but has also drawn criticism.

'Africa's fastest train' steams ahead in Morocco

Africa

Central African Republic calls on Russia to train its army

The army is helpless as it deals with an arms embargo and 14 militia groups fighting for control.

South Africa

South Africa parliament panel backs constitutional change on land

Review team adopts recommendation that makes possible the expropriation of land without compensation.

South Africa parliament panel backs constitutional change on land

Interactive

Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

Cameroon

Dozens of Anglophone separatists killed in Cameroon

Cameroon army says at least 30 separatists were killed as clashes intensify in restive English-speaking region.

Dozens of Anglophone separatists killed in Cameroon

War & Conflict

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea after nine years

In 2009, the UN imposed, among other measures, an arms embargo on Eritrea for allegedly supporting armed groups.

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea after nine years

Africa

Central African Republic: Leader of Seleka fighters speaks up

'General Force' looks too powerful to be arrested as he is well-protected by determined young men who have nothing to lose.

Human Rights

UN 'alarmed' by fighting in DR Congo ahead of December elections

UN concerned by conflicts in DRC, warning that violence and Ebola outbreak could hamper December poll.

UN 'alarmed' by fighting in DR Congo ahead of December elections

Reporter's Notebook

Central African Republic: A crisis Russia didn't forget

While the West remains complacent and aloof towards the humanitarian crisis, Russia steps in.

Africa

How Nigeria's fear of child 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

Abandonment, persecution, violence: Childhoods lost as young Nigerians are branded as witches.

How Nigeria's fear of child 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

Africa

A year after Mugabe, hopes for a new Zimbabwe still low

With fears of economic collapse and deepening divisions, government will have to act much faster on its promises.

A year after Mugabe, hopes for a new Zimbabwe still low