BAMAKO/DAKAR - Pro-government armed groups in Mali seized the northern town of Menaka from Tuareg separatists on Monday during fierce fighting, a spokesman for the group and a resident said.
BUJUMBURA - Police on Monday fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters rallying in Burundi's capital to oppose President Pierre Nkurunziza's plan to run for a third term, a move they saw as a violation of the peace deal that ended a civil war 10 years ago. | Video
KHARTOUM - Sudan has accused a peacekeeping force in Darfur of killing seven civilians in three separate incidents last week, threatening to exacerbate the government's strained relations with the international mission.
BANGKOK - Thai customs officials on Monday announced their second big seizure of African ivory in two weeks, amounting to around three tonnes of tusks worth about $6 million.
MOMBASA - Kenyan authorities are questioning a legislative employee about a suspected plot to attack parliament in Nairobi, police and lawmakers said on Monday, amid concern after assaults by Islamist militants.
LUANDA - Angolan opposition party UNITA said on Monday more than 1,000 civilians were killed when Angolan police clashed with members of a Christian sect last week, rather than the 13 reported by police.
BUJUMBURA - Burundi police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters on Monday in the second day of demonstrations against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office, a Reuters witness said.
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DAKAR - Rebels from north Mali told mediators they will initial a long-delayed U.N.-brokered peace proposal on the future of Mali's north next month, a spokesman for the lead northern separatist group said late on Sunday.
LOME - Togo's presidential election took place without major incidents, although turnout appears to have been just over 50 percent, West African and local election observers said on Sunday.
COTONOU - Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi promised on Sunday to leave power when his mandate expires next year as crowds across the cotton producer voted in legislative elections.
Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.