The South Sudan government and the United Nations say about 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a million more on the brink of famine.
The Gambia has sworn in its new president, Adama Barrow, for the second time, in front of a crowd of thousands.
The task ahead of the new President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi is anything but easy though citizens of the country believe his administration will improve security in the terror-ravaged country.
The High Court in Kenya has blocked the government’s bid to close the Dadaab refugee camp, the largest refugee camp in the world housing over 260,000 Somali refugees
Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has said that he will not seek re-election this year, marking an end to nearly 38 years in power.
In the last year, three African nations have expressed intent to begin the lengthy and complicated withdrawal process — Burundi, Gambia and South Africa.
African Union chairman, Guinea’s President, Alpha Conde, has given a tough-lashing to leaders who come late or leave meetings of the commission early, AFP news agency has reported.
Ten people have died and more than 50 wounded after a car bomb and gun attack at a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a senior minister has said.
Gambia’s exiled strongman Yahya Jammeh plundered millions of dollars in his final weeks in power leaving state coffers “empty”, an aide to new President Adama Barrow said as West African troops prepared to secure his arrival.
“I have decided today in good conscience to relinquish the mantle of leadership of this great nation with infinite gratitude to all Gambians.