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

Mbeki: Blair asked me to help overthrow Mugabe

One-Minute Read Thu 28 Nov, AT 13:22

Thabo Mbeki attacks UK’s 'interventionist' foreign policy in Africa and Middle East

Nairobi military at Westgate mall

Nairobi Westgate attack: four charged over mall massacre

One-Minute Read Mon 4 Nov, AT 16:03

First charges brought in relation to the four-day Kenyan shopping centre siege that left 67 dead