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Africa

Sudan police teargas students

28 April 2016, 22:01

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.

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Nigeria, France strengthen military co-operation

28 April 2016, 19:57

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

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Mali military blamed for deaths

28 April 2016, 18:28

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.

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

28 April 2016, 16:32

"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.

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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.

Cholera outbreak hits Zanzibar, kills at least 45

27 April 2016, 21:32

A Zanzibar health official says a cholera outbreak on the island archipelago has killed at least 45 people since March.

Nigeria taking action as piracy and clashes on rise

27 April 2016, 20:05

Nigeria needs to step up security to stem a rise in incidents of piracy and communal clashes, as well as the continued threat from Boko Haram insurgents, Defence Minister Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali says.

Ex-soldier arrested for defiling his 3 daughters

27 April 2016, 14:19

The 30-year-old ex-soldier was dismissed from the army two years ago after being found with marijuana.

Burundi govt won't join crisis talks unless consulted

27 April 2016, 14:19

Burundi's government on Wednesday refused to take part in stalled talks to end months of political crisis unless it was first consulted on who else was taking part.

Man sentenced to prison in slaying of US official in Niger

27 April 2016, 07:08

A man charged with killing a U.S. Department of Defense official and wounding a marine during a carjacking in Niger in 2000 has been sentenced in New York to 25 years in prison

Riek Machar sworn in as first vice president

26 April 2016, 21:55

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as first vice president after arriving in the capital Juba in a long awaited UN brokered peace deal.

Nigeria pirates release 6 Turks

26 April 2016, 19:46

A Turkish maritime company says six crew members of a tanker ship who were captured by pirates off the coast of Nigeria have been released and are in good health.

Rebel leader returns to Juba

26 April 2016, 18:10

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has arrived in Jubal, raising hopes for peace.

Lawyers in Zambia demand probe into xenophobic attacks

26 April 2016, 17:03

The Law Association of Zambia has called on politicians to look into the killings that sparked recent xenophobic violence in the southern African country.

Man faces jail time for forcing 3 girls to have sex with him

26 April 2016, 15:49

A 31-year-old Malawian national is facing jail time over the alleged defilement of three young girls aged 7, 8 and 10, a report says.

Stop abusing freedom of speech, Zambian president tells politicians

26 April 2016, 14:21

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has urged politicians to desist from using unsavory language when referring to one another and steer away from confrontations.

Almost 30 children, supervisors killed in road crash

26 April 2016, 08:53

Nearly 30 schoolchildren and their supervisors were killed and many more injured when their truck crashed in eastern Burundi overnight, a local official said Monday.

ICC to investigate Burundi political violence

26 April 2016, 07:19

A UN estimate says at least 430 people have been killed in the past year after President Nkurinziza launched his election campaign.

Ghana, Togo boost security after attack warning

25 April 2016, 22:57

Security has been beefed up in Accra and Lome following a leaked intelligence report that indicated Islamist militants were likely to launch their next attacks in Ghana and Togo.

Bensouda opens ICC probe into Burundi violence

25 April 2016, 18:20

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary probe into atrocities in Burundi over the last year, saying violence in the African nation has reportedly left more than 430 people dead and forced 230 000 to flee their home.

Religious body gives Mutharika 90 days to quit

25 April 2016, 16:49

Religious groupings under Malawi's Public Affairs Committee have called for President Peter Mutharika's resignation, citing his failure to solve economic woes within the country, reports say.

Malawi arrests 10 men for albino murder

25 April 2016, 15:35

Ten Malawian men have been arrested for murdering a 21-year-old albino woman, police said Monday, as a United Nations team conducts a two-week assessment after a series of similar killings.

Zambia: Xenophobic attacks due to political discontent, says Guy Scott

25 April 2016, 14:34

Former Zambian President Guy Scott has stated the reasoning for the xenophobic attacks is a result of political discontent in the South African nation.

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