Gambian President declares state of emergency2017-01-18
Gambian President Yaya Jammeh declared on Tuesday a state of public emergency in the country. The move came ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Adama Barrow, who is due to be sworn in January 19.
4 Al-Shabaab militants killed in southwest Somalia2017-01-16
A joint military operation of the Somali National Army and African Union forces AMISOM has felled at least four militants from the Somali-based militant group Al-Shabaab in the country's southwest region, a local administrator has said.
Kenyan president assents to elections law changes2017-01-10
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday assented to the elections law allowing back-up to electronic voting during the August general elections despite stiff resistance from the opposition.
9 policemen killed in blast in Egypt's Sinai2017-01-10
At least nine policemen were killed and 13 others, including four civilians, wounded in an attack at a security checkpoint outside a police building in North Sinai city of al-Arish on Monday, a security source told Xinhua.