Burkina Faso’s Roch Kabore in landslide win as opposition claims fraud

Roch Kabore wins with nearly 58% of the vote, beating 12 opponents and claiming victory in the first round

Exxon and Total review Mozambique gas sharing deal

Energy companies in talks to cut costs and boost production

Sudan’s former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi dies from Covid-19

The politician, who was ousted in a 1989 coup, had been in hospital in the United Arab Emirates

Ethiopia in ‘final push’ against Tigray forces

The prime minister says the army has devised a military strategy that will ‘leave civilians and property unharmed’

Africa looks to China and Russia for Covid-19 vaccines

Many the world’s richest nations and regions have arranged to buy hundreds of millions of vaccine doses, raising fears of delays for Africa

Kgalema Motlanthe joins AU envoys in Ethiopia as Tigray surrender deadline nears

Motlanthe and former presidents Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia on peace mission as Ethiopian forces poised to attack ...

Angola aims for three-year ‘breathing space’ from creditors

Africa's second-largest oil exporter is in talks with bank creditors and China

DRC militia commander gets life sentence for war crimes

Rights group says the jailing of Ntabo Ntaberi  is an important step in the fight against impunity in Democratic Republic of Congo

Algeria’s president has not been seen since his Covid-19 diagnosis

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who went to Germany for treatment, has left his country in limbo amid protests and the pandemic

Warring parties both say they are winning in Ethiopia

Amid the carnage Tigrayans say their troops are scoring some big victories while the military says it is closing in on the Tigray region

Beginning of end in reach, Ethiopia says of Tigray uprising

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has told the TPLF to lay down arms by Wednesday or face a final assault on Mekelle, a city of 500,000 people

Burkina Faso goes to polls overshadowed by Islamist attacks

Parts of the West African gold producer are now ungovernable as Islamist insurgency takes hold

Conflict escalates in Ethiopia as Tigray forces fire rocket into neighbouring areas

It has been two weeks since fighting began, and the UN says it is making plans for as many as 200,000 refugees fleeing into neighbouring Sudan

Ghana criticises ethical cocoa programmes as firms refuse to pay more for beans

Some exporters are said to be resisting paying a sustainablitly premium due to slowing demand

Zimbabwe’s diaspora remittances surge as lockdowns forced use of official channels

Central bank governor welcomes flow of money through formal system after border closures blocked unofficial channels, including buses and trucks

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