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Africa

South African tourism damaged by new visa rules: minister

29 July 2015, 14:56

South Africa's new visa regulations have badly hurt the country's key tourism sector, a government minister said, as visitors dry up from key markets such China.

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Men due in court for killing Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion

29 July 2015, 13:30

Two men were due to appear in a Zimbabwean court on poaching charges after a wealthy American dentist killed a beloved lion just outside a national park, sparking criticism around the world.

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Nigerian army frees dozens of women, children from Boko Haram

29 July 2015, 12:36

Nigeria’s army says it has liberated 30 hostages held by Boko Haram, including 21 children and seven women, amid ongoing offensives against the extremists in the country’s northeast.

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Cop stabbed to death while changing flat tyre

29 July 2015, 09:24

A police officer who was on his way to work has been stabbed to death on the N2 highway in Cape Town after stopping to change a flat tyre.

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Gunmen kill guard outside Niger embassy

29 July 2015, 09:24

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a security guard outside the embassy of Niger in Cairo, the Egyptian interior ministry says.

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Obama warns African leaders who refuse to step down

29 July 2015, 07:06

Barack Obama has condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power and urged the continent to end "the cancer of corruption", in the first ever address to the African Union by a US president.

Boko Haram kill 29 villagers in northeast Nigeria

28 July 2015, 16:35

Boko Haram kill 29 villagers in northeast Nigeria, latest in spate of attacks.

Obama condemns Burundi President for hanging onto power

28 July 2015, 14:19

Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power, as he made the first address to the African Union by a US leader.

Obama to be first US president to address AU

28 July 2015, 08:13

Barack Obama will be the first-ever US president to address the African Union, in the culmination of a short tour of the region that has seen him focus on security and human rights.

Obama vows to keep up pressure on Al Shabaab

28 July 2015, 07:07

US President Barack Obama praised recent advances by Somali and African Union troops against Al Shabaab militants, but said it was important to keep up the pressure.

Tenant pours urine on landlord

27 July 2015, 20:35

A landlord who usually knocks at the doors of his tenants very early in the morning to demand for rent, got shocked when one of his female tenants poured urine on him.

Obama challenges Ethiopia on democracy but praises Shabaab fight

27 July 2015, 17:52

US President Barack Obama praised key African ally Ethiopia for its fight against Shabaab militants in Somalia, but also challenged Addis Ababa on its democratic record.

Chinese state media snipe at Obama's Africa trip

27 July 2015, 17:52

Chinese state media snipe at Obama's trip to Africa, US aid programs.

Kenyan diplomat dies in Somalia hotel bombing

27 July 2015, 13:06

Toll for Somali hotel truck bomb rises to 15, including diplomats, journalists.

Ambulance thief crashes into Curry den

27 July 2015, 11:38

A truck driver stole an ambulance and crashed it into a restaurant after causing a fatal accident on the M7 near Sarnia in Durban.

Obama in Ethiopia, focus on South Sudan peace bid

27 July 2015, 09:15

Barack Obama on Monday officially begins a two-day visit to Ethiopia, the first-ever trip by a US president to Africa's second-most populous nation and the seat of the African Union.

Al Shabaab kill at least six in Mogadishu hotel car bombing

27 July 2015, 06:30

Somalia's Al Shabaab insurgents killed at least six people in a huge car bomb attack on a heavily guarded hotel in the capital Mogadishu that is also home to several diplomatic missions, officials and witnesses said.

On Africa trip, Obama unveils more ivory sale restrictions

25 July 2015, 17:54

Obama uses Africa trip to highlight proposed rules on ivory sales.

Burundi: President Nkurunziza wins third term amid unrest

24 July 2015, 18:44

Burundi: President Pierre Nkurunziza wins 3rd term in office amid unrest over his candidacy.

Somali, AU troops capture Shabaab stronghold

24 July 2015, 16:25

Somali government troops backed by African Union forces captured the Al Shabaab stronghold of Dinsor, the second town seized from the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamists this week, the defence minister said.

World's first malaria vaccine gets go-ahead

24 July 2015, 09:30

The world's first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it should be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

Trouble ahead for Burundi as president set for hollow victory

24 July 2015, 08:17

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is set to win a controversial third term in office, but analysts say his victory will be hollow, with the country divided, isolated and facing aid cuts.

Zimbabwe MP waves used underwear in parliament

23 July 2015, 14:20

A Zimbabwean lawmaker held up a pair of used female underwear in parliament during a televised debate as she sought to highlight the plight of poor women unable to afford new garments.

Boko Haram kill 29 as Buhari blames US for hampering fight

23 July 2015, 12:51

Bombs kill 29 as Nigerian leader warns US refusal to sell arms hampering war on Boko Haram.

21 dead as cargo ship hits party boat north of Cairo

23 July 2015, 09:32

At least 21 people celebrating an engagement were killed on the Nile north of Cairo late Wednesday when a cargo ship hit their chartered boat, medical and security sources said.

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