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Africa

Tunisia declares state of emergency after hotel attack

04 July 2015, 18:49

Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday following an Islamic militant gun attack on a Sousse beach hotel, where 38 foreign tourists, mostly Britons, were killed, TAP news agency said.

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Man dies on a flight

04 July 2015, 10:33

A Mango flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town has been diverted to George after one of its passengers had a heart attack.

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In under two days, Boko Haram kills nearly 170

03 July 2015, 18:51

Boko Haram waged fresh attacks in northeastern Nigeria, bringing to nearly 170 the number of people killed this week in violence President Muhammadu Buhari blasted as "inhuman and barbaric."

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East African leaders to meet Monday over Burundi crisis

03 July 2015, 18:51

East African leaders will meet in the latest bid to resolve the political crisis in Burundi, after controversial elections were internationally condemned for not being free and fair.

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US calls for Burundi election delay

03 July 2015, 15:28

The US has called for presidential elections in Burundi to be delayed, ratcheting up international pressure on the defiant incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Twin blasts kill 10 in northeast Nigeria

03 July 2015, 11:41

Two suicide bomb blasts along a highway in northeast Nigeria killed at least 10 people, state police said.

Nigeria returns €10 000 to love scam victim

03 July 2015, 10:04

Nigeria's anti-graft agency says it has returned €10 000 to a French man who thought he had met a beautiful Nigerian woman online willing to move to France... only to find out it was a scam.

Cop arrested for allegedly raping woman in police cell

03 July 2015, 08:27

A police officer has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman at a South African police station, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate says.

Tunisia arrests eight with 'direct links' to beach attack

02 July 2015, 17:34

Tunisia has arrested eight people in connection with last week's jihadist massacre at a seaside resort, as the remains of more slain Britons were set to be flown home Thursday.

Six children drown in Nigeria boat tragedy

02 July 2015, 13:27

Six children have drowned after the boat taking them to school capsized in a waterway in Lagos, Nigeria's economic capital, an emergency management agency spokesman said.

Over-size man scares sex worker

02 July 2015, 14:47

Hell broke loose Wednesday evening at Idudi trading centre in eastern district of Bugiri after a sex worker sounded an alarm while having an affair with a South Sudanese man of Dinka origin.

Burundi awaits vote results after deadly clashes

02 July 2015, 12:03

Burundi awaited the results of controversial elections boycotted by the opposition, with the capital calm a day after battles in which at least six people were shot dead.

Chad forces arrest Boko Haram leader, hold 74 others

02 July 2015, 10:42

Chad’s chief prosecutor says security forces have arrested one of the leaders of the Nigerian extremist group, Boko Haram.

UN asks Nigeria to ease abortion restrictions for Boko Haram rape victims

02 July 2015, 08:07

The United Nations rights chief has urged Nigeria to show compassion and make it easier for women and girls who became pregnant in Boko Haram captivity to access abortions.

450kg man transported to hospital

02 July 2015, 07:07

A 450kg man has successfully been transported to hospital, after he was turned away from 10 hospitals who said they could not accommodate a person his size, according to reports.

Facebook opens South African office, targets Kenya

01 July 2015, 17:07

Facebook opens South Africa office to grow investment in African market, tap into mobile users.

Woman wears husband's suit to escape from debt collectors

01 July 2015, 17:07

A woman was forced to dress in her husband's suit in a bid to escape from debt collectors.

Six killed in Burundi gun battle

01 July 2015, 15:05

Six people, including one police officer, were killed in gun battle in a part of Burundi's capital that has led protests against the president's third-term bid, police said.

British death toll from Tunisia attack rises to 27

01 July 2015, 13:39

The number of Britons confirmed killed in Tunisia has risen to 27 from 22, British Prime Minister David Cameron said.

At least 30 killed in militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai

01 July 2015, 12:33

At least 30 people were killed when militants attacked several checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai, security and medical sources said.

20 die in Kampala accident

01 July 2015, 11:17

At least 20 people have been reported dead following an accident that occurred Wednesday morning along Kampala-Masaka road.

Man accused in Boko Haram abduction of Chibok girls arrested

01 July 2015, 09:38

Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram’s mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the north-eastern town of Chibok last year, Nigeria’s defence ministry says.

Mugabe to marry Obama after gay nuptials bill passed

01 July 2015, 08:32

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has joked that he planned to travel to Washington DC 'get down on one knee and ask his (Obama's) hand'.

Ethiopia mulls tough trafficking law, including death penalty

01 July 2015, 08:32

Human traffickers in Ethiopia could face life in jail or the death penalty under a bill aimed at curbing the illegal flow of people in and out of the Horn of Africa country.

Besigye prepares fourth presidential challenge

01 July 2015, 07:13

Veteran Ugandan politician Kizza Besigye will seek the opposition's nomination to challenge Yoweri Museveni in presidential elections next year, that could provide the toughest test of the incumbent's almost three decades in power.

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