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15 days ago
Militants ‘kill 43’ in attack on AU base
Militants ‘kill 43’ in attack on AU base

Somalia's al-Shabaab militant group said it rammed a suicide car bomb into an AU military base and killed 43 Ethiopian soldiers.

15 days ago
Liberia ‘is again free of Ebola’
Liberia ‘is again free of Ebola’

Liberia was free of Ebola, meaning there are no known cases of the deadly tropical virus left in west Africa, the health ministry said.

16 days ago
Six children die during baptism in Zimbabwe
Six children die during baptism in Zimbabwe

Six children died while being baptised in Muriwo village, police said, adding that the organisers of the event had tried to flee before being caught.

16 days ago
Chadian troops arrive in troubled Niger
Chadian troops arrive in troubled Niger

The first of an expected 2 000 troops from Chad began arriving in Niger following a deadly attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Bosso.

16 days ago
Al-Shabaab attack base of Ethiopian troops
Al-Shabaab attack base of Ethiopian troops

Somalia al-Shabaab militants reportedly stormed into a base used by Ethiopian troops in the latest assault on soldiers serving with AMISOM.

Travel News
16 days ago
Travelling to Zim? Take loads of cash
Travelling to Zim? Take loads of cash

Zimbabwe, which has not had its own currency since 2009, has been hit by the shortage of its main circulation currency - the US dollar since March.

16 days ago
Yellow fever reported in Congo
Yellow fever reported in Congo

A new case of yellow fever has been detected in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a spokesman for the World Health Organisation said.

16 days ago
Six children die during baptism ceremony in Zim
Six children die during baptism ceremony in Zim

Six children from the same family died during a baptism ceremony near Sadza, a town about 150 kilometres south-east of the capital Harare.

16 days ago
Sudans leaders call for SA-style TRC
Sudans leaders call for SA-style TRC

The newly-reconciled leaders of South Sudan have called for a SA-style truth commission to heal the scars of a gruesome war.

16 days ago
‘Bomb threat’ forces EgyptAir plane to land
‘Bomb threat’ forces EgyptAir plane to land

An EgyptAir passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Uzbekistan after receiving “a false bomb threat”.

16 days ago
Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks
Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks

Tens of thousands fled their homes in south-east Niger following attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on the town of Bosso, the UNHCR said.

17 days ago
Pic shows SA hunter with slain Zambian hippo
Pic shows SA hunter with slain Zambian hippo

Zambian animal rights activists warned of the possible slaughter of up to 2 000 hippos allegedly by a South African professional hunter.

17 days ago
‘Monkey caused’ Kenya’s nationwide blackout
‘Monkey caused’ Kenya’s nationwide blackout

Kenya’s power generation company says a monkey that fell onto a transformer, tripping it caused a three-hour nationwide blackout.

17 days ago
Kenya bans anti electoral body protests
Kenya bans anti electoral body protests

Kenya's opposition said it would defy a ban imposed by the government on its protests against the electoral commission.

17 days ago
UN slams Burundi over schoolchildren expulsions
UN slams Burundi over schoolchildren expulsions

The UNICEF said it was concerned about the arrests, expulsions from school and injuries of students in Burundi schools.