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Africa

Zim prophet predicts chaos, strife in southern Africa

01 July 2016, 21:02

A popular Zimbabwean prophet has warned of chaos and strife across southern Africa due to a wave of political violence that could manifest at any time, a report says.

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Amnesty documents 'horrifying' abuse of migrants in Libya

01 July 2016, 18:31

An international rights group has published "horrifying" accounts of exploitation and sexual abuse _ including gang rape_ of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Europe

Libya's unity government says four ministers sacked

01 July 2016, 17:15

Libya's UN-backed unity government said on Friday that four of its ministers had been sacked just three months after it set up office in the capital Tripoli.

Nigeria's Lagos shuts down 'noisy' churches, mosques

01 July 2016, 16:13

In an attempt to reduce high noise levels, authorities in Nigeria's Lagos state have shut down 70 churches and 20 mosques, including 10 hotels pubs as well as club houses, reports say.

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Survival and resurrection after Congo's civil war

01 July 2016, 15:03

Daniel Kanyarahuru was imprisoned for 15 months in torturous conditions but was rescued and now lives happily in the US.

Lagos shuts churches, mosques over noise

01 July 2016, 12:34

Authorities in Nigeria's commercial hub of Lagos have shut down dozens of churches, mosques and hotels in a bid cut noise pollution, officials said Thursday.

10 held in Burkina over jihadist attacks

01 July 2016, 09:04

Authorities in Burkina Faso have arrested 10 people over a jihadist attack on a hotel and café in the capital and a separate rampage at a resort in neighbouring Ivory Coast.

Dead man walks... into court

01 July 2016, 09:04

A man believed to have burnt to death in December last year has walked into a Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

6 Egypt soldiers killed in clash with smugglers

01 July 2016, 07:19

Egypt's military says six soldiers were killed in clashes with armed smugglers near the country's western border with Libya.

Zimbabwe to restore relations with the West, excludes Opposition

30 June 2016, 18:07

The Zimbabwean administration under President Robert Mugabe has expressed its efforts to re-enter into the global financial system, disregarding the Oppositions role.

Nigerian president's bodyguard arrested for having ties to Boko Haram

30 June 2016, 17:03

A bodyguard of President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly been arrested for having close ties with Boko Haram militants.

Pay newspaper's debt if you want it back, Zambian leader tells US envoys

30 June 2016, 15:41

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has told US diplomats to raise the funds owed by The Post newspaper to the Zambian Revenue Authority if they feel that the newspaper is being victimised, a report says.

Roadside bomb kills eight on Somalia minibus

30 June 2016, 13:26

A roadside bomb ripped apart a minibus just outside Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least eight people and injuring several others, a witness said.

Ivory Coast: Gay men attacked over event for Orlando victims

30 June 2016, 12:16

Gay men in Ivory Coast say they've been assaulted and forced to flee their homes after the US Embassy published a photo of them signing a condolence book for victims of this month's killings at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Ten killed in jihadist suicide bombing in Cameroon

30 June 2016, 09:40

At least 10 people have been killed in a suicide bombing by a Boko Haram jihadist in northern Cameroon, a security source said Thursday.

Risk of full-blown famine in South Sudan: UN

30 June 2016, 07:16

Over a third of South Sudanese face starvation as the war-torn nation runs the risk of a full-blown famine, the UN and the government say.

Algeria foils jihadist mall attack - reports

29 June 2016, 20:09

Algerian security services have foiled an attempt by ISIS-linked militants to attack a shopping mall in the eastern city of Setif, a government newspaper reports.

Interview: Frustrations force Uganda to consider troops withdrawal from Somalia

29 June 2016, 18:50

Frustrations with the international community to boost support to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have forced Uganda to consider pulling its troops out of the country before the end of next year.

Nigerian star missing after new anti-graft song

29 June 2016, 18:50

A popular musician in northeast Nigeria has gone missing just days after releasing a scathing song accusing local lawmakers of corruption, police and family say.

Ivory Coast: Gay men attacked over event for Orlando victims

29 June 2016, 17:58

Gays in Ivory Coast assaulted after US Embassy published photo of them giving condolences for killings at gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida

Egypt since Morsi's ouster: 10 key dates

29 June 2016, 16:48

Three years ago the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi was ousted, only a year after becoming Egypt's first freely elected president after the 2011 revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

Amnesty International demands immediate release of newspaper owner

29 June 2016, 15:46

Amnesty International has demanded the "immediate and unconditional" release of the owner of The Post newspaper, Fred M'membe, his wife Mutinta and the newspaper's deputy managing editor, Joseph Mwenda.

Algeria foils jihadist mall attack plot: govt newspaper

29 June 2016, 14:45

Algerian security services foiled an attempt by Islamic State group-linked militants to attack a shopping mall in the eastern city of Setif, a government newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Sympathy pours in for Zim's Tsvangirai

29 June 2016, 13:34

Messages of support and sympathy poured in for Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai following his disclosure that he had cancer of the colon, reports say.

Why Britain’s decision to leave the EU is bad news for Africa

29 June 2016, 13:34

The fallout from the UK referendum that ended in victory for those wanting the country to exit from the European Union is still reverberating around the world. But what does it mean for Africa?

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