Former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo is named UN peace envoy to the crisis in the DR Congo; a fresh diplomatic row erupts between Rwanda and France; and singing legend, Miriam Makeba "Mama Africa" dies in Italy at 74.
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Religious and ethnic clashes continue in the central Nigerian town of Jos.
Will Joseph Kony, Ugandan rebel LRA leader meet the deadline to sign a peace agreement?
The Ugandan government and LRA rebels are to sign a final peace agreement today.
Efforts to restore peace to DR Congo continue with the return of the UN special envoy.
Riots in the Nigerian city of Jos leave several civilians dead the day after local elections.
Thousands flee Congo into Uganda but what is the government planning on doing?
The UN special envoy to the DR Congo is back in Kinshasa, what's on his agenda?
Kenya's government has agreed to implement two internationally backed reports.
"The preparations are underway" Chissano on Uganda peace signing.
Refugees flee Eastern DRC into Uganda as the WHO warns of a looming cholera outbreak.
A Kenyan project practises universal testing and treatment in a bid to eradicate AIDS.
More than 20 people burnt alive in Ghana while scooping fuel from an overturned tanker.
25 children have died in Nigeria after being administered a fake drug.
Somalia's interim government and opposition faction sign a deal to expand the government.
Falls in global copper and cobalt prices hit Zambia's economy.
Early treatment could drop full blown AIDS cases by 95 percent, a new report says.
A new round of power sharing talks in Zimbabwe - but what happens if no progress is made?
Human Rights Watch accuse DR Congo of committing atrocities against opposition groups.
EU shipowners call for the proposed anti-piracy force to have a robust mandate.
Rival Zimbabwean political factions set to meet yet again in South Africa.
South Africa's governing party steps into the feud between Zimbabwe's political rivals.
More talks about Somalia in Djibouti. Are they still relevant given the recent violence?
Ecowas condemns attack on the Guinea Bissau presidential palace by mutinous soldiers.
A tense ceasefire holds, a day after General Laurent Nkunda holds a rally in Rutshuru.
The Zimbabwe government denies entry to Kofi Annan and his Elders team.
Ghana's president John Kufuor makes his final official visit to Liberia.
A group of elders including Kofi Annan, say they will defy President Mugabe and go to Harare.
Ethiopian troops due to lay down arms in Somalia but fierce fighting continues.
Call for ‘Elite troops’ in DR Congo as humanitarian crisis takes a turn for the worse.
Who is David Matsanga and what is he to Ugandan LRA leader Joseph Kony?
Why is Rwanda not convinced that sending more UN troops to the DRC will stop the war?
Togo's PM Gilbert Houngbo describes how his role works.
Our reporter Thomas Fessy reports on what life is like behind rebel lines in DR Congo.
Rwandan diplomat Rose Kabuye is free in France but still has to fight charges connected with the genocide.
Kenyan prison service under scrutiny after a video of prisoner torture appeared on tv.
Rwandan diplomat Rose Kabuye is extradited to France to appear before the investigating judge.
General Nkunda offers to withdraw troops from positions north of Goma in DR Congo.
Anger in Rwanda as the diplomat accused of causing the genocide faces a French court.
Hijacked Saudi oil tanker reaches the Somali coast. Saudi Arabia condemns the pirates.
East African ministers impose sanctions on those obstructing the Somali peace process.
Rebels in Niger's uranium rich north launch an attack on government troops.
President Kabila appoints a new head for the DR Congo's army - but will it help?
The new UN envoy for eastern DR Congo wraps up his first round of shuttle diplomacy.
African Union troops in Somalia prepare for the withdrawal of Ethiopian forces.
Amnesty International accuses the Ugandan government of neglecting displaced people.
Why is a long-standing Swazi opposition leader being held under new anti-terror laws?
Chad and Sudan announce plans to deploy a joint force to patrol their common border.
Rwanda and DR Congo say they have found a way to end the crisis in the east.
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