Ethiopia's new premier Abiy Ahmed named a new defense minister on Thursday as part of a reshuffle to help implement reforms demanded by the public during unrest in which hundreds were killed by security forces.
Ethiopia premier reshuffles cabinet to implement reform
Police in Senegal have clashed with people protesting against a proposed law that would demand more strict requirements for presidential election candidates.
Senegal protest against proposed election law turns violent
Morocco is reportedly to pull its warplanes out of a Saudi Arabia-led coalition, which has been pounding Yemen for more than three years now, citing a need for military buildup at home.
Morocco to pull warplanes from Saudi-led coalition: Report
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has announced the extension of a nationwide state of emergency for three months from April, already in place following two deadly church bombings early last year.
Egypt’s President Sisi extends state of emergency for three months
Algeria suffered its deadliest ever air catastrophe Wednesday when a military plane crashed near the capital, killing 257 people on board, mostly army personnel and their family members, officials said.
257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria's worst air disaster
An aid worker was killed in South Sudan when gunmen shot at his agency vehicle, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
UN aid worker killed in South Sudan
The speaker of Somalia's parliament has resigned after a dispute with President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.
Speaker of Somalia’s parliament resigns
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed on Monday he will seek another term in elections next year, ending months of speculation about his future after bouts of ill health.
Nigerian President Buhari to seek second term in 2019
South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma was charged with corruption linked to a 1990s arms deal.
Zuma charged with corruption

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