Anti-Balaka fighters show their weapons outside Bangui

UN to send peacekeepers after Central African Republic flare-up

One-Minute Read Fri 11 Apr, AT 15:08

At least 30 people, many of them civilians, died in clashes between Christian and Muslim militias this week

Egypt sentences 528 Muslim Brotherhood backers to death

One-Minute Read Mon 24 Mar, AT 12:39

Ruling is the largest death sentence in Egypt's modern history; army accused of 'new dictarorship'

Robert Mugabe

Mugabe plans 90th birthday party as millions starve

One-Minute Read Thu 20 Feb, AT 15:00

Celebrations expected to cost £600,000 as millions of Zimbabweans go hungry

Abubakar Shekau of Boko Haram

Nigeria attack: what is Boko Haram and can it be stopped?

Briefing Mon 17 Feb, AT 10:38

As Boko Haram kills dozens, the Nigerian government appears unable to rein in the Islamist group

South Sudan: government and rebels sign peace deal

One-Minute Read Fri 24 Jan, AT 13:38

Welcomed as 'critical first step' to peace, but critics warn of 'unpredictable' future

South Sudan: why does Africa's newest state face civil war?

Briefing Tue 7 Jan, AT 10:05

The worsening conflict in South Sudan could become a 'fully-fledged war' if no action is taken, says UN

Mel B

Mel B: Scary Spice's 'amazing' Christmas with Rwandan leader

One-Minute Read Wed 11 Dec, AT 11:30

Singer will spend Christmas in palace with president who 'could face a war crimes trial' for aiding rebels

Two French soldiers killed in Central African Republic

One-Minute Read Tue 10 Dec, AT 09:05

Deaths come as France and the UN begin disarming rebel militia after fierce fighting

Nelson Mandela: the day South Africans dreaded has arrived

Fri 6 Dec, AT 09:39 The Conversation

He achieved a miracle, leading a diverse nation from the brink of war. What now, asks Michele Alexander

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