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People look at flames at the scene where a suicide car bomb exploded at a hotel in Mogadishu on Thursday. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

Somali government troops shot dead three Islamist militants holed up in a building in central Mogadishu on Friday, police said, ending a day-long bom(...)

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari speaks to the media after casting his vote in  Daura, in northern Nigeria. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP Photo

Nigeria’s opposition leader has rejected incumbent Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that he won the presidential election, denouncing the poll as a “sham” a(...)

Electoral commission officials at the state office in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria, go over the results of the country’s presidential election on Monday. Photograph: Nyancho NwaNri/Reuters

President Muhammadu Buhari took an early lead on Monday in initial official results from Nigeria’s presidential election but the party of his main cha(...)

Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the Congolese main opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, gestures to supporters at party headquarters in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, earlier this month. Photograph: Olivia Acland/Reuters

First the good news. When Felix Tshisekedi is inaugurated as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Kinshasa today, it will be the cou(...)

African Union chairman and president of Rwanda Paul Kagame speaks during a meeting with African leaders  in Addis Ababa on Thursday. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday rejected an African Union demand to delay announcing final results from its presidential election, compound(...)

Jean Joseph Mukendi, lead advocate for Felix Tshisekedi’s legal team, addresses the constitutional court in Kinshasa on Tuesday   during the opening of a legal challenge to the result of the country’s presidential election, in which Mr Tshisekedi was declared   the winner. Photograph:  Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

Neighbouring African countries have rowed back on a call for a recount in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s disputed presidential election. Opposit(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping  and US president Donald Trump: Stock markets have risen on optimism  the two sides are making progress on trade talks.  Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP

The Trump administration has vowed to come up with ways to ensure that China complies with trade commitments it makes to the United States, after thre(...)

Independent National Election Commission (CENI) workers load a truck with voting materials to be distributed to polling stations in Bukavu,  Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Fredrik Lerneryd/AFP/Getty Images

Polling stations in the Democratic Republic of Congo are ill-prepared for Sunday’s presidential vote, diplomats and an observer mission said, as polli(...)

Rwanda’s president and African Union chairman Paul Kagame, centre, chats with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Photograph: Florian Wieser/EPA

Who needs fixed-line phone networks? Africa has embraced mobile telephony, and with the electronic wallet, the continent that is least integrated in w(...)

Plan proposes a 25% increase in EU spending on Africa to €40bn.

Strategic thinking is evident in the plan announced by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker for an Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable(...)

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