MTN to cut jobs in Africa's youngest nation amid economic crisis spurred by war--showing just how bad things there are.
Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza softens stance on talks with opposition, and to free hundreds of political prisoners as peace effort resumes.
Apparent U-Turn to stoke speculation over what it means for race to succeed frail 91-year-old leader in 2018 elections.
This could be awkward for Tanzania, which in the past called on Rwanda to negotiate with the rebels now turned kidnappers.
Except Eritrea, all of Africa now holds elections. However, most go for the form and ritual. Truly free elections are still few and far in between.
France helps Compaore flee, underscoring its continued Africa influence as Burkina Faso talks strike deal>M&G Africa Reporter & Agency
Regional bloc ECOWAS to hold meeting Thursday as Paris shadow looms large.
The militants have grown stronger, secured powerful new weapons and refreshed their ranks while the Nigerian military is mired in crisis.
Spread of the blaze could cause potential "humanitarian and environmental catastrophe".