01/17/2014 4:31amA court in Madagascar has confirmed the presidential election victory of Hery Rajaonarimampianina, a candidate who was backed by the country's former strongman.
01/17/2014 8:25amThe South African government says the number of rhinos killed for their horns topped a record 1,000 in 2013, and that three dozen have been poached so far this year.
01/17/2014 8:27amA spokesman for Congo's army says it has launched an offensive in the east against a group of Islamic rebel fighters led by Ugandan commanders.
01/17/2014 8:30amThe strife-torn nation of Central African Republic has begun accepting candidate materials for a new transitional leader one week after former rebel leader Michel Djotodia stepped down as president, officials said Friday.
01/17/2014 8:34amLeaders of a Tuareg rebel group in northern Mali say they have withdrawn from negotiations with Mali's government scheduled to take place in Algeria after faulting the terms of the talks.
01/17/2014 9:28amExcerpts from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's letter to the speaker of Parliament about an anti-gay bill, as published Friday in the Kampala newspaper Daily Monitor:
01/17/2014 9:43amTuareg rebels withdrew from negotiations with Mali's government scheduled to take place in Algeria this week over fears their political grievances wouldn't be addressed, a spokesman said Friday, highlighting continuing tension between the two sides.
01/17/2014 1:04pmSenegalese soldiers wounded two students at a demonstration in the country's south, shooting into the air to disperse a crowd that had blocked traffic in a rare altercation between the military and civilians, witnesses said Friday.