A military helicopter crashed in southwest Senegal, killing eight people and injuring 13 others, the army said on Thursday. Senegalese army spokesperson Abdou Ndiaye told Reuters the Mi17 helicopter was traveling from the southern Casamance region to the capital Dakar on Wednesday with 20 passengers aboard when it came downRead More →

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday Washington was considering lifting a travel ban on Chad, offering an olive branch to a key ally in the fight against Islamist militant groups in West Africa. The top U.S. diplomat flew into the Chadian capital N’Djamena on the last dayRead More →

Opposition supporters in Guinea protested and erected barricades in the mining towns of Boke and Kamsar on Tuesday, disrupting some shipments of the aluminium ore bauxite, industry officials said. The unrest sparked by a row over local elections held in February spread from Conakry, paralysing much of the capital sinceRead More →

Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim will step down next week, the prime minister said on Friday, after she was accused of using a credit card issued by an international non-governmental organisation to buy clothes and jewellery. Pravind Jugnauth, the prime minister, told reporters Gurib-Fakim would resign after March 12, after theRead More →

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has re-affirmed the U.S. commitment to Africa, two months after President Donald Trump’s reported derogatory comments about the continent. “I think the United States commitment to Africa is quite clear in terms of the importance we place on the relationship,” said Tillerson at theRead More →

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga are holding their first public meeting since last year’s contested election, a senior opposition official told Reuters on Friday. “It’s happening now, but we’ll come out with the details once it’s over,” said Senator James Orengo. Presidential spokesman Manoah Esipisu saidRead More →