The training facility in the Somali capital Mogadishu was secured by presidential palace guards following 90-minutes of sporadic gunfire, according to a witness.
The so-called war on terror has deformed the Ethiopian state and society. The social fabric as a result has been badly frayed with widespread extrajudicial killings and torture. Can anything be done to improve this?
Dozens of countries have already signed on to the pan-African treaty, in an effort to create a single market for goods and services in the continent. But some trade unions in Nigeria are against it.
Israel wants to return to Africa. But it doesn't want Africans to come to Israel.
Robert Gitta is one such boat-maker whose income has seen a gradual drop due to the deforestation caused by the plantations for palm-oil production.
The new bed net has a special chemical that blocks mosquitoes resistance to insecticides and in a test has proven to cut malaria prevalence by as much as 44 percent.
Making fun of the former president would earn a person the wrath of the ruling party, but now that Robert Mugabe has been ousted, a satirical theatre production making fun of the former strongman and his loathed wife to loud applause.
Seventeen people were killed in a flashpoint Muslim enclave of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), where a UN soldier also reportedly died.
It is the first time in almost two decades that observers from the West will be allowed to monitor Zimbabwe's elections.
An estimated 500,000 black people live in Germany, but for some parts of society, being black means you can’t be German. Here, Jana Pareigis, the country's first female black anchor on public TV, describes the racism she has experienced there.
Crowds have been gathering outside Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's home following the veteran political campaigner's death on Monday.
The Trump doctrine in Africa is limited to security, and the administration sees the whole continent as a threat to be managed. This could have grave implications for peace and stability in the continent.
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