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  • Suicide blasts kill 20 in Somalia

    The death toll has risen to 20 people yesterday following two suspected suicide bombers that struck in the southern Somali city of Baidoa

  • At least 30 killed in Nigeria pipeline fire

    At least 30 people were killed when a petrol pipeline caught fire and exploded in southeast Nigeria after a raid by suspected oil thieves, a

  • Egypt condemns 17 to death for church attacks

    An Egyptian military court yesterday sentenced 17 people to death over a series of suicide bombings of churches claimed by the Islamic State group that left dozens dead. Seventy-four people were killed in the attacks in 2016 and 2017 targeting Coptic Christians in Cairo, Alexandria and the Nile Delta city of Tanta.

  • Kenya bus crash kills 50

    At least 50 people were killed when the bus they were travelling in overturned and its entire roof was ripped off in an accident in western Kenya, police say.

  • Nigerian troops fight off Boko Haram attack

    Nigerian troops have repelled an attack on a military base by Boko Haram jihadists in the country's northeast, the army and security

  • Boko Haram kills 9 villagers in Nigeria

    Nine people were killed and nine others injured when Boko Haram fighters raided two villages in northeast Nigeria, the civilian militia

  • 27 drown as riverboat capsizes in DR Congo

    At least 27 people drowned when an overloaded riverboat capsized in northern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said

  • Mistrust hampering South Sudan peace

    The United Nations warned Wednesday that entrenched suspicion was clouding a newly-minted deal to restore peace to South Sudan, as Amnesty International accused government forces of war crimes.

  • 100 die in Nigeria flooding: agency

    Nigeria has declared a national disaster after severe flooding left about 100 people dead across 10 states, the country's main relief

  • Nigeria troops repel fresh Boko Haram base attack

    Soldiers have thwarted another Boko Haram attack on an army base in northeast Nigeria, the latest in a series of offensives against military targets in the remote region.

  • South Sudan rivals sign peace deal

    South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a much-anticipated peace deal on Wednesday, the latest attempt to end five years of a vicious civil war that's torn the world's youngest nation apart.

  • Ghana bids farewell to Kofi Annan

    Ghana bid farewell to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan yesterday in a state funeral attended by African leaders and international statesmen who hailed his record as an advocate for humanity and world peace.

  • Many feared dead after Islamist attack in northeast Nigeria

    Many people are feared dead after an Islamist militant attack on the northeast Nigerian town of Gudumbali, two residents and a vigilante say.

  • Bangladeshis in Tripoli advised to remain alert

    Bangladesh Embassy in Libya asks its countrymen living there to limitise their outdoor activities to avoid any untoward incidents as the country's government declared a "State of Alert" recently.

  • 'Incalculable' loss

    A massive fire raced through Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night, probably destroying its

  • Boko Haram raid kills 30 Nigeria troops

    At least 30 Nigerian soldiers died in combat with Boko Haram jihadists who overran a military base in the northeast near the border with

  • Top court bars Lula from race

    A majority of Brazil's top electoral court shot down late Friday the candidacy of popular leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the country's

  • British PM wraps Africa tour with post-Brexit trade promises

    British Prime Minister Theresa May ended a three-nation tour of Africa in Kenya yesterday, promising post-Brexit trade continuity and hoping to strengthen ties before quitting the European Union.

  • 'Save me'

    A Nigerian Christian schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram jihadists has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to secure her release, local media said yesterday, citing a purported audio recording of the hostage.

  • Mnangagwa takes oath as Zimbabwe president

    Emmerson Mnangagwa took the oath as Zimbabwe's president in front of a stadium crowd yesterday after a divisive election. The

  • Kofi Annan to get Ghana state burial

    Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan will receive a state funeral and burial in Ghana on September 13, the Ghanaian

  • Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa

    Zimbabwe court dismisses opposition bid to annul election

    Zimbabwe's top court dismisses an opposition bid to have presidential election results annulled over alleged rigging in favour of Robert Mugabe's successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

  • Several trapped in Nigeria construction site collapse

    Nigerian rescue officials say they are working to pull out a number of people trapped under the rubble of a collapsed shopping complex that was under construction in the capital, Abuja.

  • 9 dead in Congo's Ebola outbreak

    Nine confirmed Ebola victims have died since the virus resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo this month, the country's health

  • Rivals on collision course

    President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday called for Zimbabwe to unite behind him after he was declared winner of national elections, but the opposition leader insisted he had won and said he would use all means necessary to challenge the result.

  • Tense calm grips Harare

    Soldiers and police cleared the streets of central Harare yesterday a day after a deadly crackdown on protestors as the Zimbabwean authorities begged for patience over the release of the results from landmark presidential elections.

  • 12 killed in attack on Mali election convoy

    Gunmen attacked a convoy carrying election materials in central Mali, triggering a shootout in which four soldiers and eight attackers were killed, a Defence Ministry spokesman said yesterday. The attack occurred late on Tuesday on the road between Nampala and Coura in Segou.

  • Ruling party retains power

    European Union observers yesterday listed several problems in Zimbabwe's presidential and parliamentary election, including voter intimidation and mistrust in the electoral commission, as the main opposition leader accused the ruling party of trying to rig the result.

  • Tense count as opposition claims victory

    Zimbabwe's opposition MDC party yesterday claimed victory in the country's historic elections, setting the scene for a showdown with the ruling ZANU-PF that has held power since independence in 1980.

  • Zimbabwe votes in first post-Mugabe election

    Zimbabweans yesterday voted in the first election since former president Robert Mugabe was ousted in a de facto coup, with allegations of voter suppression raising fears of a disputed result.