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Africa

Uganda says 12 of its soldiers killed in Islamist attack in Somalia

03 September 2015, 12:57

Twelve Ugandan soldiers who served as African Union peacekeepers were killed when militants attacked their base in Somalia this week, a Ugandan military spokesman said.

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Employer saves domestic worker's breech baby

03 September 2015, 11:14

Domestic worker Colleen Arends never thought she’d end up giving birth to her baby girl on the floor of her employer’s Cape Town home.

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Al Shabaab warn against 'immoral culture' at hotels, beaches

03 September 2015, 09:47

Al Shabaab militants have issued a warning against Somalis who frequented hotels, beaches and nightclubs in the capital Mogadishu, saying it will target men and women who engage in "immoral culture".

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Jilted woman caught while attempting to poison her children

03 September 2015, 08:09

After the going getting tough and being abandoned by the father of her three children, Justine Nabulime decided to buy poison and use it to kill herself and the children.

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Sudanese poachers kill elephants amid Central Africa chaos

02 September 2015, 19:03

Sudanese poachers have been taking advantage of the chaos in conflict-torn Central African Republic and are killing elephants for their ivory and other wild animals, an expert panel that monitors U.N. sanctions said.

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Rhino crushes tour guide to death in Zimbabwe

02 September 2015, 14:40

Rhino crushes experienced tour guide to death at a game park in Zimbabwe.

Congo militia leader pleads 'Not guilty' as ICC trial opens

02 September 2015, 13:05

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda pleaded "Not guilty" to crimes including the rape of child soldiers in a campaign of pillage and murder in northeast Congo's Ituri province in the early 2000s.

Africa in the dock at the ICC

02 September 2015, 10:09

The International Criminal Court where the trial of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntangada is set to open, has launched investigations in eight African countries.

Elderly woman killed by her young lover

02 September 2015, 08:25

A 23-year old man living in Uganda has been arrested for allegedly killing his 88-year old lover due to infidelity.

Motion of impeachment against Zuma rejected

02 September 2015, 07:14

The motion to impeach SA President Jacob Zuma has been rejected in the National Assembly.

Deep, unresolved racism in SA – Jansen

01 September 2015, 16:25

Recent statements by student leaders and politicians about Nazi leader Adolf Hitler reveal a "deep, unresolved racism" in South Africa says University of the Free State Vice-Chancellor Professor Jonathan Jansen.

Nigeria charges ex-national security adviser with illegal arms

01 September 2015, 14:11

Nigerian prosecutors has slapped a charge of unlawful possession of arms against the former national security adviser of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.

Al Shabaab attack African Union base in south Somalia

01 September 2015, 08:09

Al Shabaab militants attacked an African Union (AU) base in southern Somalia early on Tuesday, the Islamist group and residents said, with unconfirmed reports that dozens of AU soldiers were killed.

South Sudan rebels say peace at risk

01 September 2015, 07:07

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar has accused government forces of repeatedly breaking a ceasefire and putting at risk a peace deal.

Thousands of young women to dance for Swazi king

31 August 2015, 18:08

Thousands of young women are preparing to sing and dance in front of Swaziland's King Mswati III to honour Africa's last absolute monarchy.

Egypt fills Gaza border to stop smuggling tunnels

31 August 2015, 14:01

Egypt launches project to fill Gaza border area with water to stop militant activity.

Gunmen kidnap journalist in Nigeria

31 August 2015, 11:37

Gunmen in Nigeria's southern oil city Port Harcourt have kidnapped a senior journalist working for a private national newspaper, police and the daily announced.

South Sudan rebels: Clashes continue after cease-fire

31 August 2015, 10:06

South Sudan rebels: Attacks continue after cease-fire takes effect.

Boko Haram kills 56 in Nigeria

31 August 2015, 07:20

Islamic extremist group Boko Haram kills 56 in remote part of Borno state.

Algeria detains former counter-terror chief - report

30 August 2015, 19:34

A retired Algerian intelligence chief, formerly in charge of counter-terrorism, is being held in a military prison after his arrest in Algiers.

Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members

30 August 2015, 06:11

Chad has executed 10 alleged members of Nigeria-based Islamist group, Boko Haram, by firing squad, a day after they were found guilty of a double suicide killing that left 38 people dead in the capital N'Djamena.

7 die in Nigeria air force plane crash

29 August 2015, 19:04

The Nigerian air force says one of its aircraft has crashed into a residential house in Kaduna state killing all four crew and three passengers.

Rwandan judiciary least corrupt in the region: report

29 August 2015, 07:41

Rwandan judiciary has been ranked low in terms of corruption related tendencies, according to Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (CPI) report.

Libyans collect the bodies of drowned migrants

28 August 2015, 17:17

Libyan workers are collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the country' coast.

Healer arrested for administering medicine through sexual contact

28 August 2015, 17:16

Ten women have come out to testify against a traditional healer on allegations that he tricked them into having sex with him after saying that it is the only way to make his medicine work.

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