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A former spy chief shot at least five times in the capital, Bissau.
As Lagos Fashion Week closes, Nigeria's designers set sights on New York.
The 85-year-old incumbent president says he is still confident of victory.
West African countries discuss sending peacekeepers to Mali.
U.S. analysts say Boko Haram a threat to Nigeria and the world.
FIFA says The Gambia is not allowed to replace elected soccer leaders with government appointees.
Originally formed against “Western” education in Nigeria, Boko Haram comes full circle.
After militants burned down as many as 12 schools, the U.S. pledges support for Nigeria against insurgents.
Activists say military action is necessary to stop poachers from destroying the savannah elephants.
Liberian refugees will lose legal refugee status on June 30.
Aid organizations say they don't have enough money to stave off the epidemic.
Piracy in West Africa's Gulf of Guinea threatens local and world economies.
In an intense year of elections in Africa, the stakes are high for Guinea-Bissau.
Court to decide if it can rule on multinationals accused of abuses abroad.
Oil is by far Nigeria's biggest industry, and source of suffering.
Without emergency funds, famine could hit 23 million people in West Africa.
Activists say oil spills in the Niger Delta have become a human rights abuse.
Three radio stations in Democratic Republic of Congo off the air.
Scientists say they've made an advance in the fight against a deadly African disease.
Islamist militant group says it will attack mobile phone companies that help security forces.