BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A Libyan crude pipeline owned by the al-Waha oil company, feeding the port of Es Sider, was set on fire on Saturday causing the loss of between 70,000 barrels per day and 100,000 bpd, state firm NOC said.
ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Madagascar police fired teargas at opposition demonstrators protesting against new electoral laws they say are designed to lock out their candidate from a presidential election due later this year.
RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan and EU officials started closed-door negotiations on Friday on a new fisheries agreement, a diplomatic source said, following legal disputes over whether a deal could include the waters of the disputed Western Sahara region.
KIGALI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the rainy season, water used to pour into Dativa Nyiramajyambere’s house on a cheap plot of land in the Kigali suburb of Rugenge. Outside her home, a half-metre-wide hole in the pavement gathered rubbish.
DAKAR (Reuters) - Botswana's new leader has urged President Joseph Kabila not to stand for re-election in Congo's long delayed presidential poll, saying he had already been in power longer than expected.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The introduction of a national minimum wage of 20 rand ($1.66) an hour in South Africa could be delayed by up to two months as parliament is yet to approve necessary draft legislation, a spokesman for the labour ministry said on Friday.
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's parliament has ordered former leader Robert Mugabe to answer questions next month about whether the state was deprived of $15 billion in diamond revenue, a legislator said on Friday.
MAHIKENG, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa visited North West province on Friday to try to quell protests over poor local services that have turned violent, after cutting short a trip to the Commonwealth summit being held in London.
This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events
FRIDAY APRIL 20
** LONDON - Russian Ambassador to Britain, Alexander Yakovenko, gives a news conference in
** LONDON - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa gives a news conference on the sidelines of
the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
** LONDON - British foreign minister Boris Johnson meets with his
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza replaced his foreign minister with the former head of the ruling party's youth wing less than a month before a constitutional referendum that could keep him in power until 2034.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday it would strongly support Zimbabwe's re-entry to the Commonwealth and praised President Emmerson Mnangagwa for impressive progress since Robert Mugabe was toppled in a military coup.
(Reuters) - A former Liberian warlord known as "Jungle Jabbah" was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday for gaining U.S. asylum by lying about his role in the civil war in his homeland and atrocities he committed, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday.
LAGOS (Reuters) - President Muhammadu Buhari has drawn criticism from social media and the opposition alike for saying many young Nigerians think they need "do nothing" to enjoy free homes, hospitals and schooling because they live in an oil-rich country.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African prosecutors will charge former president Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane with homicide after a 2014 car crash that left one woman dead, a spokesman said on Thursday, reversing a previous decision not to do so.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his visit to Britain by a day to return home to deal with protests in the country's North West province, his office said on Thursday.