Opinion

The French colonial designs in Mali

France stands to benefit if Mali's territorial integrity is pulled apart.

Pape Samba Kane

by Pape Samba Kane

Pape Samba Kane

Somalia

Somalia's Jubaland region re-elects Ahmed Mohamed as president

Ahmed won more than two-thirds of the votes cast by the semi-autonomous region's lawmakers in the port city of Kismayu.

Somalia's Jubaland region re-elects Ahmed Mohamed as president

Witness

Ghana Controversial: Music from the Ground Up

Young artists in Ghana shake things up as they question global powers and local values with their music.

Migrants

Ocean Viking rescue ship awaits port access in latest standoff

Hundreds, including children, stranded onboard Ocean Viking as Malta denies entry and Italy ignores docking requests.

Ocean Viking rescue ship awaits port access in latest standoff

Middle East

New ruling body ushers in Sudan's complex shift to civilian rule

Abdalla Hamdok sworn in as prime minister alongside a top general who is tasked to oversee a military-civilian council.

Sudan

Abdalla Hamdok: Who is Sudan's new prime minister?

Appointment of veteran economist signals intention to address Sudan's chronic economic problems.

Abdalla Hamdok: Who is Sudan's new prime minister?

South Africa

South African court partially bans display of 'apartheid flag'

Johannesburg court rules that gratuitously displaying the flag amounts to 'hate speech' and 'harassment'.

South African court partially bans display of 'apartheid flag'

AJ IMPACT

Presidents of Rwanda and Uganda sign pact to ease tensions

The East African neighbours have accused each other of espionage and meddling in an escalating standoff.

Presidents of Rwanda and Uganda sign pact to ease tensions

Africa

Sudan forms 11-member sovereign council, headed by al-Burhan

The members of the Sovereign Council and the prime minister will be sworn in on Wednesday.

Sudan forms 11-member sovereign council, headed by al-Burhan

Inside Story

Why is Jubaland election important for East Africa?

Kenya, Ethiopia among countries jostling for influence over Somali region.

Burkina Faso

Dozens of Burkina Faso troops killed in 'major terrorist attack'

At least 24 soldiers killed in attack on a military base in Burkina Faso's northern Soum province.

Dozens of Burkina Faso troops killed in 'major terrorist attack'

AJ IMPACT

Qatar to build new port in Somalia's Hobyo

Doha to enter investment partnership with Mogadishu, according to Qatar's ministry of transportation and communications.

Qatar to build new port in Somalia's Hobyo

Africa

Cameroon anglophone separatist leader gets life sentence: Lawyers

Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe and nine of his followers convicted for 'terrorism and secession', says government lawyer.

Cameroon anglophone separatist leader gets life sentence: Lawyers

Africa

Nigerian ethnic violence: Conflict amplifies religious divide

An imam and a pastor have been mandated to try to heal the divide.

AJ Impact

For Nigeria, it's 2015 all over again

Pressure is again building on the naira, Nigeria's currency.

For Nigeria, it's 2015 all over again