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24 days ago
Families want access to executed relatives
Families want access to executed relatives

Families of at least 20 convicts executed under the death penalty by the Botswana government have requesting access to their graves.

24 days ago
Protesters demand Kenyan electoral body quit
Protesters demand Kenyan electoral body quit

Protesters in Kisumu blocked roads with burning tyres and stones to demand an electoral body quit, a witness said.

24 days ago
Another Somali female journalist murdered
Another Somali female journalist murdered

A second female journalist has been killed in Somalia in a period of less than six months.

25 days ago
22 soldier killed in Niger Boko Haram attack
22 soldier killed in Niger Boko Haram attack

Thirty soldiers from Niger and two from Nigeria were killed in a Boko Haram attack on the southeastern town of Bosso close to the border with Nigeria.

26 days ago
Boko Haram attack in southeast Niger kills 32
Boko Haram attack in southeast Niger kills 32

Thirty soldiers from Niger and two from Nigeria were killed in a Boko Haram attack by ‘hundreds of assailants’ close to the ...

26 days ago
Nigeria’s corruption crackdown continues
Nigeria’s corruption crackdown continues

Nigeria's government has recovered $9.1-billion in stolen money and assets, its information and culture minister said.

26 days ago
Burundi cops shoot at protesting kids
Burundi cops shoot at protesting kids

Police in Burundi shot and wounded a student and a taxi-driver during a protest by schoolchildren against the arrest of their colleagues.

27 days ago
Time to liberate Africa’s last colony
Time to liberate Africa’s last colony

The Mandela of Western Sahara - Mohamed Abdelaziz - passed away re-igniting the calls for Western Sahara’s liberation.

27 days ago
Injured magician ‘left to die’ by Swazi police
Injured magician ‘left to die’ by Swazi police

A seriously-injured popular Swazi magician died after he was “dumped by two police officers” in the middle of a Mbabane township road.

27 days ago
Swazi king to chair SADC
Swazi king to chair SADC

King Mswati III will be the next chairman of the SADC when the regional heads of state and government meet in Mbabane in August.

27 days ago
Burundi’s criminals given 15 days to surrender
Burundi’s criminals given 15 days to surrender

President Pierre Nkurunziza offered a pardon to armed groups in the country’s southern provinces if they surrender within 15 days.

27 days ago
UN mobilises to help S Sudanese refugees
UN mobilises to help S Sudanese refugees

Two UN agencies joined forces to distribute seeds and agricultural tools to 200 000 refugees and their host communities across South Sudan.

27 days ago
Gbagbo would’ve hit me: I Coast’s ‘Iron Lady’
Gbagbo would’ve hit me: I Coast’s ‘Iron Lady’

Former first lady Simone Gbagbo said her husband would have hit her if she had suggested in 2010 that he should step down to avoid bloodshed.

27 days ago
Swazi king rebrands monarchy as democracy
Swazi king rebrands monarchy as democracy

Swaziland’s King Mswati III, Africa’s last remaining absolute monarchy, is seeking to rebrand his rule as a form of democracy.

28 days ago
Malawi bans witchdoctors
Malawi bans witchdoctors

A Malawi court has reportedly banned witchdoctors from operating in the country following a spate of albino killings linked to witchcraft.