New African Union Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat officially takes up his post on Tuesday. But who is Faki and what does he stand for?
Mahamat led anti-Islamist efforts during his tenure as Chad's foreign minister.
UPDATE: Chad ex-dictator Habre gets life in landmark war crimes trial—and why the ICC will be watching closely
'This case is a tremendous precedent to show that African courts can deliver justice for crimes committed in Africa'.
Profile: Chad President Deby—current African Union chief is a warrior leader who enjoys near-blind western backing
Veteran leader this week won a fifth term in office, extending his 26 years in power--but not all are impressed.
Growth of civil-society groups with names such as “Enough is enough” and “We’re tired” reflect widespread unhappiness with the lack of regime change
Battling wave of suicide bombers, West African leaders seek ban on full-face veil to prevent attacks
Jihadists have resorted to using young women and girls as suicide bombers by hiding explosives in their loose-fitting clothes
Chad has been a decisive player in a regional coalition against the Nigerian jihadists, and has been attacked several times.
UN peacekeepers in Bangui raped a 12-year-old girl and killed a 16-year-old boy, says Amnesty International citing witnesses.
Nigeria is facing a sharp spike in attacks since Buhari became president at the end of May after campaigning to crush Boko Haram.
Fewer direct confrontations against the military indicates the group is weakening, says Nigerian president.
The judges in the Habré trial are all African, and the case is paid for mainly by Africa. What does it all mean?
Last month Chad banned Islamic veils after terror attacks in its capital, following earlier similar action by Congo.
In Egypt too, the veil is largely unpopular among the middle class. In 2012, high-end joints controversially declared themselves “hijab-free zones."
The contest could well rival the drama of the 1995 election that saw a stalemate that was only resolved two months later.
There were surprises. In Egypt, the Justice minister resigned after he said that the “sons of garbage collectors” should not become judges.
It’s sub-Sahara Africa’s 3rd richest nation, drives Porsches, wears Armani – but tops world in under-5 child deaths
Region hosts all 12 countries where more than 10% of children die before their 5th birthday. Another oil-rich economy, Nigeria, is ninth on the list.
Nigeria army beats Boko Haram out of 'last stronghold'; here are 10 other notable rebel routs in Africa
Insurgents don't always have it their own way on the continent. Often they lose.
Senegal clears the way for Chad ex-president Habre to become first African leader tried for major crimes on 'home' soil
Delayed for years by Senegal where Habre has lived since being ousted in 1990, his trial will set a historic precedent.