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At least 20 dead in blast at Cairo Coptic cathederal - report
At least 20 dead in blast at Cairo Coptic cathederal - report
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An explosion inside the Coptic cathedral in Cairo killed at least 20 people and injured 35.

3 hours ago
At least 10 killed in southern Nigeria church collapse - reports
At least 10 killed in southern Nigeria church collapse - reports
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At least ten people were killed and some 15 wounded when a church collapsed during a service in southern Nigeria, police and a local resident said.

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57 dead in Nigeria schoolgirl suicide bombings
57 dead in Nigeria schoolgirl suicide bombings
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The death toll from a deadly attack in which two schoolgirls blew themselves up in a busy market has risen to 7, with another 177 wounded.

13h
Up to 60 killed in Nigeria church building collapse
Up to 60 killed in Nigeria church building collapse
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A church building collapseed in Uyo killing 60 people, two years after a similar collapse claimed the lives of 70 people - many of them South African.

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Burundi recalls ambassador from Belgium
Burundi recalls ambassador from Belgium

The Burundi government has recalled its ambassador to Belgium for consultations to assess the state of relations between the two countries.

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Car bomb kills 2 cops at checkpoint near Mogadishu
Car bomb kills 2 cops at checkpoint near Mogadishu

A car bomb killed at least two policemen when it exploded at a checkpoint near Mogadishu, police and militants fighting to topple the government said.

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I will not let you down, promises Nana Akufo-Addo
I will not let you down, promises Nana Akufo-Addo

Erudite 72-year-old human rights lawyer Nana Akufo-Addo won Ghana's national election, tapping into an electorate fed up ...

1 day ago
Ghana's president concedes election
Ghana's president concedes election
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Ghana's President John Mahama has reportedly called opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo to concede defeat in the national election.

1 day ago
Facilitator says Burundi president is legitimate
Facilitator says Burundi president is legitimate
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The facilitator in the Burundian crisis says both President Pierre Nkurunziza and the 2015 elections are legitimate.

1 day ago
Grace Mugabe and the R17m diamond ring saga
Grace Mugabe and the R17m diamond ring saga
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Zimbabwe's first lady is being sued by a diamond dealer who claims she seized his Harare properties after a R17.8 million diamond deal went sour.

1 day ago
Five candidates in live TV debate to replace Dlamini Zuma
Five candidates in live TV debate to replace Dlamini Zuma
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The five candidates vying for the position of AU Commission chairperson will have a live television debate in which they ...

2 days ago
Southern Africa faces worst drought in decades
Southern Africa faces worst drought in decades
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Nearly 14 million people in southern Africa are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance, aid agencies say.

3 days ago
Botswana minister's son nabbed with 41 cocaine 'blocks'
Botswana minister's son nabbed with 41 cocaine 'blocks'
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Lone Kgathi, the son of Botswana's security minister, was released on bail of R1 300 after being arrested for possession of 41 packages of cocaine.

3 days ago
Death toll rises as Kenyan doctors and nurses strike
Death toll rises as Kenyan doctors and nurses strike

The death toll of patients who have died because of lack of care over the course of a nationwide strike by both doctors and ...

4 days ago
Mugabe's State of the Nation address uninspiring
Mugabe's State of the Nation address uninspiring

Seeming out of touch with the reality, Zimbabwe's president said huge strides had been made in improving the ease of doing ...