A young protester was killed after a police vehicle “accidentally” ran him over outside an oil and gas installation in south Tunisia after weeks of social unrest, a ministry has said.
Hundreds of demobilised rebels took to the streets of this central Ivory Coast city to demand government funds after disrupting a funeral attended by a cabinet minister.
The Gambia’s justice minister has said that ex-leader Yahya Jammeh stole around $50m via a state telecoms company, while a court froze his assets in the small west African nation.
German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has demanded the immediate release of its Burundian correspondent who was arrested last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Three Algerian naval officers were killed when their helicopter crashed after striking power lines during a night patrol southwest of Algiers, the defence ministry says.
West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities.
Kenya’s progressive 2010 Constitution brought improved women’s representation in Parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections, writes Beatrice Akala.
Security forces fired tear gas at protesters as they tried to storm a gas and oil installation in southern Tunisia, local radio stations have reported.
Activists in Zimbabwe have ridiculed plans to build a Robert Mugabe University, adding that naming an education institution after the veteran leader would be “palpably unfair and a monument of Zimbabwean injustice”.
The Institute for Security Studies has criticised Nigeria’s “sudden policy change” after it agreed to release some Boko Haram fighters in exchange for 82 Chibok girls.