The offensive took place on Friday near the borders of Burkina Faso and Niger, where government troops are struggling to rout an Islamic insurgency, as per French defense minister Florence Parly
35 civilians, mostly women, killed after terror attack on Burkina Faso military base and Arbinda town, says President Roch Marc Kabore
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in Burkina Faso. The President has declared two days of national mourning.
Islamic State claims responsibility for Mali attack which killed 53 soldiers, one civilian; group has claimed several strikes since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death
At least 53 soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali, the government said, in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country’s military in recent memory
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says team will emerge stronger from narrow semi-final loss to Algeria
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said that there were plenty of positives to take from his side's Africa Cup campaign after their exit in the semifinals
Burkina Faso forces say they killed 146 jihadists after 14 civilians died in shooting attack on village
Burkina Faso's commander general says armed forces have killed 146 jihadists in three counterattack operations in the northwest near its border with Mali
Taiwan president gives speech in US after 15 years, vows to promote regional stability 'under principle of democracy'
In response, China's Taiwan Affairs Office reiterated its opposition to any attempt to promote Taiwan's independence when asked to comment on Tsai's travels
Torrential rains in Niger have caused heavy floods. 22 people were killed and over 45,000 people are displaced
Mali's prime minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his government resigned on Saturday, a surprise move just months ahead of presidential polls.
Grenade thrown at French troops in Burkina Faso shortly before Emmanuel Macron starts Africa tour; 3 civilians injured
Three civilians were wounded in Burkina Faso on Monday after a grenade was thrown at French troops shortly before President Emmanuel Macron touched down.
After 1960, where no less than 17 African nations declared independence, the continent has seen a large number of dictatorships who have depended on the military.
Senegal striker Sakho opened the scoring off a pass from Liverpool attacker Mane and both were involved in the move that led to a Thamsanqa Mkhize own-goal before half-time.
Four Moldovan nationals were killed and three French soldiers hurt on Saturday when a transport plane chartered by France's army crashed off Ivory Coast
A 73rd-minute strike by Arsenal forward Iwobi handed the Nigeria a 1-0 success over Zambia in Uyo, ensuring top spot in Group B with a game to spare.
Facing an escalating threat from North Korea and exodus of minority Muslims from Myanmar, world leaders gather at UN starting Monday to tackle these challenges
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: South Africa consider appealing against decision to replay Senegal match
FIFA on Wednesday ordered the African zone Group D game, which South Africa won 2-1 in Polokwane, to be played again this November after referee Joseph Lamptey lost his last bid to overturn a life ban.
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: South Africa-Senegal match to be replayed after referee banned on fixing charges
The November 2016 tie, which will be restaged in November, was won by South Africa 2-1 after Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey awarded them a controversial penalty
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifers: Mohamed Salah takes Egypt closer to their first qualification since 1990
African giants Egypt moved closer to a first World Cup appearance since 1990 when they defeated Uganda 1-0 on Tuesday thanks to an early goal from Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah.
Donald Trump threatens to slap embargo on North Korea's partners: US has a lot to lose if plan is executed
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to say the US is considering slapping a trade embargo on countries that currently do business with North Korea
Pope Francis is calling for an end to the "inhuman violence" that has targeted innocents in Burkina Faso, Spain and Finland in recent days.
Emmanuel Macron condemned an overnight assault by presumed jihadists on a Turkish restaurant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.