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Africa

Tsvangirai joins other opposition parties in coalition talks aimed at unseating Mugabe

03 May 2016, 16:52

Zimbabwe's main opposition party leader Morgan Tsvangirai has said that his party is ready to join other opposition parties in coalition talks aimed at dislodging president Robert Mugabe and Zanu-PF in 2018 elections, a report says.

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Malawian mom dumps newly born baby in toilet for fear of SA-based husband

03 May 2016, 15:45

Police have arrested a Malawian woman who dumped her newly born baby in a toilet for fear of her husband, who is allegedly based in South Africa since 2012, a report says.

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Nigeria says lost $15 bn in military procurement fraud

03 May 2016, 14:40

Nigeria's Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has accused the previous administration of stealing some $15 billion (13 billion euros) of public money through fraudulent arms deals.

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Guy Scott under fire over continued attacks on Zambian president

03 May 2016, 13:29

Former Zambian president Guy Scott has come under fire for his incessant attacks against President Edgar Lungu, according to a report.

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New national pledge for Zim school kids sparks controversy

03 May 2016, 12:24

Zimbabwe's higher education minister Jonathan Moyo has waded into the controversy over a national pledge for children.

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Man loses arm for wearing Museveni's t-shirt

03 May 2016, 10:19

He was leaving a drinking dean when the youths ambushed him.

UN Security Council to make Somalia visit ahead of vote

03 May 2016, 07:38

The 15 envoys will also travel to Nairobi during the May 17-21 trip.

Mystery deepens over killing of student

02 May 2016, 22:12

An Egyptian family has accused the police of killing their relatives and trying to pin the death of an Italian student on them.

Grace Mugabe ally paid to get trafficked Zim women home

02 May 2016, 11:34

A rich Zimbabwean businessman with links to First Lady Grace Mugabe has paid for 32 women, trafficked to Kuwait under false pretences, to fly home, it has emerged.

11 soldiers killed as Al Shabaab retake town

01 May 2016, 18:39

Al-Shabaab however claimed to have killed 32 soldiers during the attack.

Gunmen on camels wound 6 in Darfur camp attack

01 May 2016, 15:51

Gunmen riding camels shot and wounded six people in an attack on a camp housing thousands of people displaced by the brutal conflict in Sudan's Darfur, residents say.

Police recover bones of missing albino toddler in Malawi

29 April 2016, 18:13

Police in Malawi have recovered the bones of a 23-month-old missing albino child, several weeks after her mother found the baby’s skull, teeth and clothes in the Kasungu district.

Zim ruling party threatens to unleash violence before 2018 polls

29 April 2016, 16:36

Top Zanu-PF officials have reportedly threatened to track down and kill all suspected MDC, who attended Morgan Tsvangira's campaign rally in Gutu, Masvingo last weekend.

Old cultural practices 'a threat to Malawi girls'

29 April 2016, 15:22

Ancient cultural practices in some parts of Malawi remain a serious threat to the future of the southern African country’s girl child, activist Darlington Harawa has said.

We will cause trouble for Lungu, says former Zambian president

29 April 2016, 14:20

Former Zambian president Guy Scott has declared that if President Edgar Lungu and the MMD don't voluntarily step down he will make life difficult for them to rule the country.

Body of rumba king Papa Wemba returns to the Congo

29 April 2016, 13:06

The body of Congolese "rumba king" Papa Wemba has arrived home in Kinshasa, greeted by dignitaries, relatives and tens of thousands of distraught fans.

The rape culture no one talks about

29 April 2016, 13:06

South African prisons is where a rape culture thrives and it involves men as both perpetrators and victims, writes Faatimah Hendricks.

Court to rule on President Zuma corruption charges

29 April 2016, 07:03

The President faces more than 700 corruption charges.

Sudan police teargas students

28 April 2016, 21:01

Sudanese police have fired tear gas as clashes broke out during a protest at Khartoum University over the killing of a student by security forces.

Nigeria, France strengthen military co-operation

28 April 2016, 18:57

Nigeria and France have signed an agreement on closer military co-operation, including intelligence sharing.

Mali military blamed for deaths

28 April 2016, 17:28

Mali rights groups warn the army and its allies are torturing and killing civilians from an ethnic group accused of collaborating with Islamic militants in central Mali.

Ivory Coast counts on new schools to cut child labour in cocoa sector

28 April 2016, 15:32

"At five years old, I went to work in the fields with my dad. Today, my children go to school," says Peter, a cocoa farmer in Bonikro in the centre of Ivory Coast.

Ghanaian dad beheads son, hangs himself

28 April 2016, 14:44

A 34-year old father ion Ghana reportedly beheaded his 3-year-old son on Tuesday before committing suicide.

When schools and students become spoils of war

28 April 2016, 13:38

Two years have passed since Boko Haram abducted 276 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, and 219 of the girls remain missing. The anniversary, and that of the kidnapping of another 300 schoolchildren from another town, marks a grim roll call for education in the country's northeast.

UN council weighs measure to restore Western Sahara mission

28 April 2016, 07:22

The United States on Wednesday circulated a draft UN resolution that stresses the "urgent need" to restore the UN mission in Western Sahara after Morocco expelled dozens of staff, leaving peace operations hanging by a thread.

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