Morsi faces possible death penalty in first verdict

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Egypt's ex-president Mohammed Morsi faces being sentenced to death Tuesday on charges of inciting the killing of protestors in the first verdict against him nearly two years after his fall from power.

Sudan newspaper quotes governor as saying rebels kill 136

2015-04-19 08:40

Sudanese newspapers are quoting a governor as saying that rebels killed 136 civilians in attacks during the presidential election that ended last week.

'Mysterious' disease kills 17 in Nigeria - official

2015-04-19 07:07

A "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives in a south-eastern Nigerian town, the government says.

Boko Haram attack: Many beheaded in Cameroon

2015-04-18 22:02

Nineteen people have been killed in an attack on a Cameroonian village by Nigeria-based Boko Haram militants, a security source says in an updated toll.

UN: Assailants attack convoy, kill 2, wound 1 in north Mali

2015-04-18 22:02

The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali says two assailants have attacked a UN convoy of civilian workers in north Mali, killing two.

Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem

2015-04-18 19:56

Young Egyptians are organising running events on social media and hundreds have started running in the chaotic streets of Cairo.


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Heavy clashes erupt in Libyan capital

2015-04-18 22:02

Heavy clashes have broken out in Libyan capital, residents say, with gunfire and explosions heard in areas home to groups that oppose the Tripoli-based government.

Shabaab militants kill regional Somali lawmaker

2015-04-18 19:56

Gunmen from Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab have killed a regional lawmaker after he had taken his wife to hospital in the capital Mogadishu, the group and officials say.

Sudan security seizes 'paper - editor

2015-04-18 17:56

Sudanese security agents have seized the entire Saturday edition of a newspaper over an article about an activist, says its editor-in-chief.

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All Africans in SA must be treated with dignity – Mugabe

2015-04-18 17:56

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said that all Africans in South Africa must be treated with dignity, as he expressed shock and disgust at attacks on immigrants in Durban and Johannesburg.

UN still trying to broker Libyan talks

2015-04-18 14:49

The UN says it is trying to narrow differences between Libya's rival parliaments over an agreement aimed at forming a unity government.

Ship collision delays Suez Canal traffic

2015-04-18 14:06

A source says two container ships have collided in Egypt's Suez Canal, delaying traffic through a vital global trade route for several hours.

At least 21 killed in fighting near Tripoli

2015-04-18 13:01

Military sources say at least 21 people have been killed in fighting near Libya's capital Tripoli as the country's rival parliamentarians met for UN-brokered peace talks.

We will investigate police attack on xenophobia protesters: Zim minister

2015-04-18 11:55

A minister in President Robert Mugabe's government has promised to investigate reports that riot police brutally beat up a Zimbabwean rights activist protesting xenophobic violence.

Jihadists claim deadly attack in Mali

2015-04-18 10:58

A jihadist group led by al-Qaeda-linked Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide attack on the UN in Mali.

Burundi police fire tear gas at protesters

2015-04-17 22:16

Police in Burundi have fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters calling for the president not to run for a third term.

Burundi cops fire tear gas at protest against presidential 3rd term

2015-04-17 18:48

Burundi’s police have fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of protesters who were calling on the president not to run for a third term, a witness says.

Boko Haram militants kill at least 10 in north Cameroon – army

2015-04-17 16:23

Fighters from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have killed at least 10 people in attacks on two villages in neighbouring northern Cameroon, army sources say.

Riot police monitor Zim Black Friday protest

2015-04-17 13:56

Riot police in Harare are monitoring an anti-xenophobia protest by civil society activists and Zimbabweans at the South African embassy, an NGO official says.

Xenophobia: Zimbabweans to march to SA embassy

2015-04-17 10:48

Zimbabweans have taken to social media to mobilise for a "Black Friday" campaign following the deadly xenophobic attacks targeting foreign nationals in South Africa.

Nigeria: No need for UN military enforcement to battle Boko Haram

2015-04-17 09:21

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has told the UN his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram.

Jonathan: No need for intervention in Boko Haram fight

2015-04-17 07:09

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has told the UN his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram.

Libya rivals in decisive peace talks

2015-04-16 22:01

UN envoy Bernardino Leon has shuttled between delegates of Libya's rival parliaments in Morocco as he pushes for a unity government to stem growing unrest in their country.

Rescued African migrants still dream of Europe

2015-04-16 21:47

Their rickety boats may have broken down as they tried to sneak into Italy, but for African migrants now stuck in Tunisia their dream of reaching Europe is far from over.

Guinea finds nine new Ebola cases

2015-04-16 20:29

Guinean authorities have confirmed at least nine new cases of Ebola in the southwest region of Forecariah near the border with Sierra Leone.

UN presses Libya peace talks under shadow of drowning

2015-04-16 18:05

Delegates from Libya’s rival parliaments have gathered in Morocco for what the UN mediators demanded be a “final” push for a unity government to stem mounting jihadism and a desperate exodus of asylum-seekers.

DRC illegally detained, tortured pro-democracy activists - HRW

2015-04-16 16:09

Security forces in DRC have illegally detained and tortured pro-democracy advocates as part of a crackdown before a presidential election next year, HRW says.

Terrified Burundi refugees flee as tense polls approach

2015-04-16 13:12

As elections in Burundi approach, thousands of people are fleeing into neighbouring Rwanda, fearing violence from the hands of the ruling party’s young wing, the Imbonerakure.

Zimbabwe takes tobacco road to agriculture recovery

2015-04-16 12:07

Fifteen years after Zimbabwe’s agriculture sector collapsed in the face of President Robert Mugabe’s seizure of white-owned farms, its tobacco industry is again booming, with black farmers funded by private firms producing a near record crop.

17 die from 'mysterious' disease in Nigeria

2015-04-18 15:47

A Nigerian government spokesperson says a "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives.

Mugabe expresses shock, disgust at 'horrible' xenophobic attacks

2015-04-18 14:39

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has expressed his "shock and disgust" at "horrible" xenophobic attacks in neighbouring SA in his first public reaction to the violence that has swept parts of Durban and Johannesburg.

Mugabe, Grace arrive for independence celebrations

2015-04-18 13:11

President Robert Mugabe has arrived at a wet sports stadium in Harare for Zimbabwe's 35th anniversary of independence celebrations, which have been overshadowed by xenophobic attacks in SA.

Boko Haram slit throats of 12

2015-04-18 12:35

Boko Haram militants have slit the throats of 12 people in northeast Nigeria as the army was trying to evacuate civilians from the area, a source says.

‘Free walking’ may be banned in key Zimbabwe game park

2015-04-18 11:55

Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe are about to stop visitors walking freely in one of the country's best-loved national parks - and some locals are up in arms.

At least 19 killed in Tanzanian mine collapse

2015-04-18 08:50

An official says t least 19 Tanzanian gold miners have been killed after the pit they were working in collapsed in the northwestern Msalala district.

At least 19 dead after minibus plunges into river

2015-04-18 07:16

At least 19 people have died after a minibus they were travelling in plunged into a river in southern Tanzania.

Zimbabwe to bring home nationals caught in SA

2015-04-17 21:10

Zimbabwe will evacuate its nationals caught in anti-foreigner violence that has left six people dead, the country's ambassador says.

Mugabe at children's party as Zim activists protest xenophobic attacks

2015-04-17 16:55

While rights activists in Harare have protested xenophobic attacks in South Africa, President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace attended a children's party, according to the state broadcaster.

Nigeria air traffic controllers suspend crippling strike

2015-04-17 15:32

Nigeria air traffic controllers have suspended a strike that had grounded all domestic flights, but warned that a more damaging work stoppage would be launched next week if their demands were not met.

Xenophobia: Zimbabweans 'fear' travelling to SA

2015-04-17 12:38

Zimbabwe’s cross-border transport operators are reportedly bemoaning a decline in business following the deadly xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

How Nigeria's 'smooth' election nearly went wrong

2015-04-17 10:32

As Muhammadu Buhari closed in on Nigeria’s presidency, an aide to election commission chairperson Attahiru Jega sent a text message to an independent voting monitor, warning of an imminent threat to the electoral process.

Toll from DRC machete attack rises to 19

2015-04-17 09:21

Nineteen people, including a pregnant woman, have been killed in a machete attack in a region of the DRC that has been repeatedly attacked by Ugandan rebels, according to an updated death toll.

Orange is The New Black drug baron now Nigerian senator

2015-04-16 22:01

An alleged drug baron, wanted in the US Orange is The New Black case has been elected senator in Nigeria.

DRC agrees to exhume bodies from mass grave

2015-04-16 22:01

DRC's government has agreed to exhume the bodies from a mass grave after accusations of killings.

Law protecting Mugabe from insults must stay - Zim vice president

2015-04-16 20:29

A law that makes it a jailable offence to criticise Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is "reasonable" and must remain on the statute books, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa says.

Morocco arrests French woman, companion for militant links

2015-04-16 20:29

Moroccan police have arrested a French woman of Moroccan origin and her male companion in the southern city of Safi for suspected links to the Islamic State extremist group.

Xenophobic attacks: Mugabe under fire

2015-04-16 16:56

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe who also chairs the SADC and the AU has come under fire over his silence as xenophobic attacks targeting foreign nationals spread from Durban to Johannesburg.

Ousted Zim vice president still being paid – minister

2015-04-16 14:14

Zimbabwe has not stopped paying ex-vice president Joice Mujuru her salary, although some payments to her account may have been delayed, says Information Minister Jonathan Moyo.

Liberia rebuilds devastated child healthcare system

2015-04-16 13:13

Estella Verdier keeps vigil by her sick four-month-old grandson's hospital bed, praying for his recovery but placing her faith in the earthly healing powers of Liberia's first ever children's hospital.


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