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29 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.

29 days ago
Blast, gun raid claim 16 at Migadishu hotel
Blast, gun raid claim 16 at Migadishu hotel

At least 16 people were killed in a car bomb and gun attack on a hotel in the centre of Mogadishu where sporadic gunfire could still be heard.

29 days ago
Pics: Kenyans mark Madaraka Day
Pics: Kenyans mark Madaraka Day

Kenyans turned out in their thousands at two separate public events to celebrate the country’s 53rd Madaraka (Freedom) Day.

30 days ago
#EgyptAir ‘black box signals detected’
#EgyptAir ‘black box signals detected’

A French navy vessel detected signals from one of the black boxes of the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean, investigators said.

30 days ago
Lone voices speak out as Mugabe clings on
Lone voices speak out as Mugabe clings on

Individual voices in Zimbabwe are taking a stand and tapping into anger bubbling below the surface.

30 days ago
Moz clashes revive spectre of civil war
Moz clashes revive spectre of civil war

The Mozambican region of Gorongosa has been witnessing an increase in skirmishes and sporadic clashes between the army and rebels.

30 days ago
Uganda opposition leader’s treason trial begins
Uganda opposition leader’s treason trial begins

Kizza Besigye's treason trial began with the prosecutor saying he could not be brought to court for security reasons.

30 days ago
Egypt hospital shuts down after FGM death
Egypt hospital shuts down after FGM death

The death of a teenage girl during FGM raises questions about Egypt's efforts to end the practice, anti-FGM campaigners said.

30 days ago
Kenya protests dogs, slaves reference
Kenya protests dogs, slaves reference

An Egyptian diplomat has been accused of calling sub-Saharan Africans “slaves and dogs.”.

30 days ago
Call for Kenyan electoral officers to resign
Call for Kenyan electoral officers to resign

Embattled IEBC officials are facing mounting pressure to vacate office and pave the way for new officials ahead of the 2017 ...

30 days ago
Smaller Zim opposition parties launch coalition
Smaller Zim opposition parties launch coalition

Smaller opposition parties in Zimbabwe signed a coalition agreement in Harare, dubbed the Coalition of Democrats.

30 days ago
Uganda accused of redeploying troops in S Sudan
Uganda accused of redeploying troops in S Sudan

Uganda has been accused of redeploying its troops inside South Sudan, in breach of a 2015 peace agreement which demanded their withdrawal.

31 days ago
Bemba back in ICC dock for bribing witnesses
Bemba back in ICC dock for bribing witnesses

Convicted war criminal Jean-Pierre Bemba found himself back in the dock at the ICC - this time accused of bribing witnesses.

31 days ago
Unite against IS, Libyan armed groups urged
Unite against IS, Libyan armed groups urged

The UN's special envoy on Libya, Martin Kobler, called on all the country's armed groups to unite against the Islamic State group.

31 days ago
Alleged blasphemy riot claims 4 in Nigeria
Alleged blasphemy riot claims 4 in Nigeria

Two days of violence over an alleged blasphemy by a Christian trader against Prophet Mohammed left at least four dead, a report said.