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Ivory Coast's ruling party is to chose its presidential candidate for the next election.
The efforts to unite people who've lost contact as a result of the war in Somalia.
Zambia prepares to bid farewell to the late president Levy Mwanawasa.
Zimbabwe lift the ban on NGO activity whilst mediation talks resume in South Africa.
Libya's Colonel Gaddafi takes his campaign for a United States of Africa to traditional leaders.
Fighting in eastern DR Congo between government troops and Laurent Nkunda's forces.
Civilians forced to flee as heavy fighting breaks out in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Somalia's president rebukes MPs for heckling him and the Prime Minister in parliament.
An African Green Revolution: is it the solution to the continent's food crisis?
Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major US party.
The hijackers of a plane from Sudan's Darfur region have surrendered in Libya.
Sudan's President Bashir is reminded of the need for peace on a rare visit to Juba.
South Africa's controversial land expropriation bill is shelved for the time being.
A hijacked Sudanese plane winds up in Libya Is the rebel SLM faction behind this?
Opposition heckling disrupts the opening of Zimbabwe's parliament.
The Alexandria International Film Festival opens in the Egyptian coastal resort today.
Zimbabwe's president will officially recognise the MDC's Lovemore Moyo as speaker of parliament.
Zimbabwe has a new speaker of parliament for the first time from the opposition.
Trouble in the biggest internally displaced people's camp in Sudan's Darfur region.
Candidates for Rwanda's parliamentary elections begin their campaigns.
Crunch time for Zimbabwe? Members of parliament are due to be sworn in this morning.
The UN security council will meet to discuss the problem of increasing violence in Somalia.
Civil society activists in Sierra Leone slam a bill tabled to increase the president's salary.
Thousands will line the streets today in Zambia to receive the remains of President Mwanawasa.
New home owners encouraged by Kenya's economy have been fuelling a construction boom.
An Islamist militant group claims responsibility for two recent bomb attacks in Algeria.
Insurgents in Somalia have apparently taken control of the key southern port of Kismayu.
Security officers in Kenya unearth a major smuggling racket of snakes, frogs and spiders.
Calm in the Somali port of Kismayo after days of fighting, we have an eye witness account.
In Swaziland women protest as nine royal wives charter a plane to go shopping abroad.
Fighting flares once more in Somalia, why is the port town of Kismayo now being targeted?
Protesters gather outside the parliament in Mauritania to 'defend democracy'.
In with the new so out with the old. Nigeria's president sends his military chiefs packing.
A fire disaster has broken out in a prison holding thousands of inmates in Cameroon.
Two bomb attacks in Algeria have killed more than 10 people and injured many more.
World leaders hail the late Zambian president, Levy Mwanawasa, as Zambians mourn their leader.
Former Kenyan anti-corruption advisor John Githongo returns home after three years of exile.
Zambia begins a week of mourning as President Mwanawasa dies in hospital.
Kenya's Nairobi residents face water rationing to ensure reserves aren't depleted.
The Kenyan prime minister has called for men to be circumcised to help curb the spread of HIV.
Joachim Chissano says that the LRA has asked for the re-start of peace talks in Uganda.
Efforts to secure a political deal in Zimbabwe resume after a weekend of deadlock.
Burundi launches its first census in 20 years to help provide services and develop the country.
The SADC summit enters its last day, but is a power-sharing deal for Zimbabwe imminent?
In Zimbabwe expectations are high as South Africa is to host the SADC summit.
SADC heads of state meet in South Africa with Zimbabwe on top of the agenda.
Botswana will boycott a regional meeting in protest against Robert Muagbe's attendence.
Ivorian ministers face unprecedented questioning over corruption in the cocoa industry.
South African authorities due to close camps for migrants who fled xenophobic violence.
Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai speaks for the first time since power sharing talks were adjourned.
Cameroon grew today when Nigeria formally gave it full control of the Bakassi region.
Plans to create an internet search engine in Uganda's local Luganda language.
Nigeria prepares to hand over the potentially oil-rich Bakassi peninsular to Cameroon.
Sudanese Darfuri rebels say the army has launched a major operation against them.
A ceremony in Bujumbura marks four years since the massacre of 160 refugees.
Thabo Mbeki heads to Angola, still hoping for a deal in Zimbabwe's power-sharing talks.
The shine wears off East African telecoms giant Safaricom's massive share offer.
Zimbabwe's leaders discontinue talks for now: is it a break - or a breakdown?
Zimbabwe's trade unions disapprove of the ongoing political power sharing talks.
Somalia's president dispels rumours of a personality clash between him and his PM.
Mauritania's military council frees four officials including the PM, say coup leaders.
It's day three of talks between the main players in Zimbabwe's political negotiations.
Kenya's president orders 24 hour deliveries at the Mombasa port to ease congestion.
President Mugabe leads Zimbabwe's remembrance of its liberation war fighters and victims.
When is a coup not a coup? The general who seized power in Mauritania last week explains.
Zimbabweans who fled the turmoil speak of their hopes and fears as talks continue.
More than 30 people have died at an illegal gold mine in Boussoukoula, Burkina Faso.
Why is the Angolan government restricting the movement of diplomats ahead of their polls?
Is a power sharing deal close as South African President Mbeki holds talks in Zimbabwe?
News of an agreement in Sudan over the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei.
James Copnell examines the ramifications of the latest change of power in Mauritania.
A human rights group launches an investigation into alleged mass rape in Zimbabwe.
The daughter of ousted Mauritanian President Abdallahi talks to Uduak Amimo.
Analysis of why coup d'etats are so commonplace in the poor desert nation of Mauritania?
Remembering the bomb blasts from 10 years ago today which rocked Kenya and Tanzania.
In South Africa a general strike has paralysed public services. We hear from Cape Town.
In Mauritania the military stages a coup, reports say that the president is under arrest.
Sudan appoints a chief prosecutor to investigate crimes committed in the Darfur region.
South African trade unions step up their fight against the rising cost of living.
Political parties in Angola begin their campaigns ahead of September's elections.
The Rwandan government release evidence implicating France in the 1994 genocide.
What's behind the fall, rise and second fall of Guinean politician Mamady Sam Soumah?
Angolan President Dos Santos addresses the nation as election campaigning kicks off.
South Africa's ruling party leader asks a court to drop corruption charges against him.
How satisfied are Africa's Anglican Bishops at the end of the Lambeth Conference?
Jacob Zuma is due in court today: the ANC says their leader is being hounded by the law.
The once-a-decade Anglican Lambeth conference ends today. So what has been achieved?
The AU Commission chairman goes to Sudan for talks with President Omar al-Bashir.
Sierra Leone introduces tough new legislation to tackle drugs trafficking.
Concerns are being raised that the peace agreement in eastern DR Congo is under threat.
The AU loses another Ugandan peacekeeper, killed in Somalia. Elizabeth Blunt reports.
Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai seeks support of more African leaders.
The UN security council extends the UN-AU mission mandate in Darfur for one year.
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