Guinea’s ruling party nominates President Conde for third term

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By CGTN Guinea’s ruling party on Thursday nominated President Alpha Conde to stand for a third term, taking advantage of a new constitution to circumvent a two-term limit...

West African leaders start virtual summit on Mali crisis

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By CGTN Africa West African leaders kicked off a virtual summit on Mali’s deepening political crisis on Monday, officials said, after two efforts at mediation this month ended...

Senegal strengthens coronavirus testing for travellers

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Senegal is strengthening its coronavirus testing capacity to enable travellers to get tested before leaving the country, and testing those arriving in the West African state. Senegal, which...

MALI: Macky Sall and four fellow Ecowas leaders are activated for end to political...

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By CGTN Africa Presidents from five West African countries arrive in Mali on Thursday to try to negotiate an end to a political crisis that has rocked the...

Top Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for coronavirus

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By CGTN Africa Top Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan announced on Saturday that he tested positive for COVID-19. Considered one of Bollywood’s most iconic actors of all time, Bachchan urged...

Mali president Keita meets leader of protest movement

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By CGTN Africa Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has met with the leader of a protest movement that has seen thousands of Malians take to the streets. The Malian...

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help

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By Al Jazeera Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out...

Ivory Coast: Henri Konan Bedie says he will run in 2020 election

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By Reuters Ivory Coast’s octogenarian former President Henri Konan Bedie will run for office again in presidential elections in October, he said in a statement on Saturday. Bedie’s candidacy...

Ecowas urges Mali to re-run disputed elections amid mass protests

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By Reuters West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Saturday called on Mali to re-run some of its contested local elections and convene a government of national unity after...

Burundi’s incoming president vows to unite nation isolated over rights abuses

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By Reuters Burundi’s incoming president Evariste Ndayishimiye was sworn in on Thursday after the sudden death of predecessor Pierre Nkurunziza, and he pledged to unite a country that...

Pope Francis calls El Paso bishop and thanks him for showing solidarity with George...

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A bishop in Texas received a call of support from Pope Francis after he was pictured kneeling during Black Lives Matter protests that have swept across the...

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is charged with the murder and manslaughter of George...

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Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been taken into custody over the death of black man George Floyd, four days after he was seen kneeling on his...

Chinese people ditch handshakes and now greet each other by tapping their feet together...

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People in China have abandoned traditional handshakes and started to greet each other by tapping their feet together to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus. Trending videos...

And he’s 80 years old! Lesotho Prime Minister goes on the run on the...

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The 80-year-old Prime Minister of the tiny African country of Lesotho failed to appear in court of Friday where he was due to be charged with the...

‘Not guilty as charged’: Donald Trump is acquitted on two articles of impeachment bringing...

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Donald Trump was acquitted on the two articles of impeachment against him on Wednesday, bringing a four-month fractious trial and inquiry to a close. The final outcome was...

Donald Trump becomes third US president to be put on senate trial after impeachment

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Donald Trump became the third president in American history to be impeached on Wednesday on a largely party line vote, setting up a formal trial next year...

The man who can’t grow old: Chinese farmer, 34, is trapped in a child’s...

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A 34-year-old man in China has been trapped in a child's body due to brain injuries he had when he was six. Farmer Zhu Shengkai from the province...

Thousands in Guinea march against president’s possible third term bid

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Thousands took to the streets of Guinea on Thursday in the largest of a series of protests over a suspected effort by President Alpha Conde to seek...

Alpha Conde’s plan to cling to power starts misfiring as several people are killed...

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At least five people have been killed in Guinea during demonstrations called to oppose a possible change to the constitution that could allow President Alpha Conde to...

Teenagers arrested for having sex with corpse of 84-year-old in…

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Two teenagers were arrested after allegedly robbing the grave of an 84-year-old grandmother and having sex with her corpse. The youngsters, who cannot be identified, were caught after...