A Cameroon lawmaker shot dead in North West region
Henry Kemende, a prominent Cameroon lawyer and opposition member of the senate, was shot by suspected separatist fighters in the English-speaking city of Bamenda on Tuesday.
Biden raises concerns to Ethiopian PM about Tigray conflict
President Joe Biden expressed concerns on Monday in a phone call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed about detentions and civilian killings in the conflict in the Tigray region.
Mali's leader urges regional bloc to reconsider sanctions
Mali's coup leader Col. Assimi Goita urged West African leaders to reconsider tough new economic sanctions that went into effect Monday after he announced a plan to delay new elections by four years.
Libyan security forces break up protest sit-in by migrants
Libyan security forces raided and violently broke up a protest sit-in by migrants outside a shuttered U.N. community center in the capital of Tripoli, activists and migrants said Monday.
Libyan security forces break up protest sit-in by migrants
The migrants, including women and children, had camped outside the abandoned U.N. center in Tripoli since October, seeking protection following a massive crackdown on migrants, and demanding better treatment at the hands of Libyan authorities.
West African regional leaders impose new sanctions on Mali
West African regional leaders imposed new sanctions Sunday on Mali, suspending most commerce and financial aid to the country after its military rulers said they would stay in power for four more years.
Sudan protest group rejects UN offer for talks with military
The move is a blow to international efforts seeking an end to Sudan's political deadlock, and suggests that relentless street protests are likely to continue. Over 60 people have been killed since the military takeover.
This will be South Sudan's hungriest year ever, experts say
Two years of floods have prevented people from farming and killed more than 250,000 livestock in Jonglei state alone, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
UN: Sudan talks will aim to salvage political transition
The U.N. offer came a week after embattled Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigned, citing the failure to reach a compromise between the military and the pro-democracy movement.
Ethiopia grants amnesty to high-profile political detainees
Ethiopia's government on Friday announced an amnesty for some of the country's most high-profile political detainees, including opposition figure Jawar Mohammed and senior Tigray party officials, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed spoke of reconciliation for Orthodox Christmas.