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Boat capsizes on Lake Kariba, 20 feared dead

At least 20 people, mainly schoolchildren, are believed to have died in Zambia after a boat capsized during celebrations.

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iol afr oct 25 Filipe Nyusi
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Moz ruling party wins presidential race

The ruling party candidate for president in Mozambique has won the election with about 57 percent of the vote.

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iol travel april 23 Kigali Genocide Memorial
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Genocide doccie angers Rwanda

The Rwandan government has expressed anger over a BBC documentary on the 1994 genocide and there have been calls to suspend the global media outlet.

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Burkina Faso split on push to extend Compaore’s rule
October 22 2014 at 08:56

Supporters of President Blaise Compaore have called for a referendum on removing a two-term limit for the presidency.

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Ramaphosa heads to Lesotho
October 22 2014 at 06:26

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa will travel to Maseru to facilitate Lesotho’s return to political normalcy.

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Ebola cases rise sharply in Sierra Leone
October 21 2014 at 19:18

The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily, the government reported.

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Minister ‘optimistic’ Boko Haram will free girls
October 21 2014 at 19:18

Nigeria's foreign minister said that Abuja hopes to end the conflict with Boko Haram militants soon.

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Police stand guard as Cairo campuses open
October 21 2014 at 11:05

Egyptian police took up positions at tertiary institutions in Cairo as the new academic term began.

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Elders question Boko Haram ‘ceasefire’
October 21 2014 at 11:05

Violence continues unabated in north-eastern Nigeria despite the government’s supposed ceasefire deal with Boko Haram.

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DRC pushed to rescind expulsion
October 21 2014 at 11:05

The United States has urged Kinshasa to reverse a decision to expel a top UN envoy from the DRC.

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Sudan’s ruling party backs Bashir
October 21 2014 at 10:20

Sudan’s National Congress Party has named President Omar al-Bashir as a possible candidate for the April presidential polls.

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Libya’s parliament struggles to assert authority
October 21 2014 at 10:20

Libya’s beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general.

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Explosives seized in Kenya
October 21 2014 at 09:29

Kenyan troops have found 100kg of TNT inside the vehicle of five suspected al-Shabaab fighters.

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