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UN accuses Boko Haram of 'almost unimaginable' brutality

28 July 2016, 14:42

The UN humanitarian chief is accusing Boko Haram of "almost unimaginable" violence and brutality that has forced massive numbers of people to flee their homes and led to unprecedented number of people in need

Britain not bankrolling Mugabe's regime - ambassador

28 July 2016, 09:00

Britain’s ambassador to Zimbabwe has denied claims that her government is secretly supporting President Robert Mugabe’s regime, says a report.

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MSF: UN must declare Nigeria 'top emergency'

28 July 2016, 08:03

Northeastern Nigeria is close to famine with hundreds of thousands trapped without help, and must be declared a "top emergency" by the UN, says medical charity Doctors Without Borders.

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HRW: Burundi militia raped women with opposition links

27 July 2016, 21:07

Young supporters of Burundi's ruling party have raped women with perceived links to political opponents ever since unrest began to flare there in 2015, Human Rights Watch says.

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SABC reinstates 7 dismissed employees

27 July 2016, 19:16

The SABC has reinstated seven dismissed journalists, the public broadcaster has announced.

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Nigerian militants blow up state-run gas pipeline

27 July 2016, 17:15

The NDA militant group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a gas pipeline belonging to the state-run oil company in southern Nigeria.

Malawi's 'hyenas' flee into caves as police hunt 9 over sex crimes

27 July 2016, 16:10

Police in Malawi's Nsanje district are on the hunt for nine men notorious for raping young girls as part of an cultural cleansing tradition.

UN calls for reconciliation in Central African Republic

27 July 2016, 15:03

The U.N. Security Council is calling on the Central African Republic's president to urgently promote reconciliation between Muslims and Christians and reunify the country that has been plagued by sectarian violence

Nigeria lifts headscarf ban in Lagos schools

27 July 2016, 13:58

Nigerian groups welcome court ruling that lifts ban on girls wearing the headscarf in government schools in Lagos state.

Thousands of Mugabe supporters gather in Harare

27 July 2016, 12:38

Robert Mugabe has rallied thousands of supporters including veterans of the 1970s independence war in response to harsh criticism he received last week from a previously loyal group of veterans.

Men protest against ''husband raping wife'' case

27 July 2016, 11:31

Men in central Uganda district of Masaka have protested against the law that incriminates a man who forcefully plays sex with his wife.

Suicide bomber was former Somali MP

27 July 2016, 11:31

A former Somali MP is one of the two suicide bombers who killed 13 people in Mogadishu.

Mali arrests senior jihadist blamed for military base attack

27 July 2016, 09:08

Malian special forces arrested a senior figure from the Ansar Dine jihadist group on Tuesday close to a central military base where he is accused of planning an attack that killed 17 soldiers.

Libya unity government demands explanation over French troops

27 July 2016, 07:14

The head of Libya's unity government has asked for an official explanation from Paris about the presence of French troops in the conflict-ridden country.

South Sudan president replaces rival as vice president

26 July 2016, 20:03

South Sudan's president has replaced his deputy and opposition leader Riek Machar, who has gone into hiding amid renewed clashes with government forces.

Nigeria petrol tanker fire causes mayhem

26 July 2016, 18:33

Two people have been killed and several hurt when a stationary petrol tanker exploded after being rammed by a speeding vehicle on a busy road in Lagos, Nigeria.

Obama's Kenyan half-brother voting for Trump

26 July 2016, 17:16

A Kenyan half-brother of President Barack Obama says he will vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying he has a lot of energy and is straightforward.

Malawi man held over paid sex with 100 girls

26 July 2016, 16:04

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has ordered the arrest of a man paid to have sex with more than 100 adolescent girls as part of a traditional ritual marking their passage to womanhood.

PHOTO: Man caught having sex with a donkey

26 July 2016, 15:03

An unknown man has been photographed having sexual intercourse with a donkey in broad daylight!

Fire kills 38 in Madagascar, including 16 children

26 July 2016, 14:03

A fire during a house-warming party in central Madagascar killed 38 people, including 16 children, as the blaze ripped through a thatched roof, police said.

87 bodies wash up on Libya beach

26 July 2016, 11:12

The number of bodies of migrants recovered on a Libyan beach since the weekend has risen to 87.

2 Kenyans held for unlawful acquisition of gun in Uganda

26 July 2016, 11:12

The two will face charges related to unlawfully acquiring firearms.

Two explosions kill 8 near Mogadishu airport

26 July 2016, 09:32

At least eight people have been confirmed dead.

Rwanda registers least armed crimes in EAC

26 July 2016, 08:20

Kenya came third after Uganda and Burundi in the report on the status of armed crimes in East Africa while Rwanda came last.

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