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Tanzania to vote on new constitution

2014-10-23 16:53

Tanzania will hold a referendum next year on a constitution, the government has announced, a move rejected by the opposition.

Nigerian schoolgirls face uncertainty if they are freed

2014-10-23 15:24

The Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists will face uncertainty if the extremists make good on an apparent pledge to free the teenagers they seized six months ago.

Gunmen kill at least 30 in new CAR attacks

2014-10-23 14:08

Gunmen have killed at least 30 people in fresh attacks this week in the strife-torn Central African Republic, the UN peacekeepers say.

Rwanda ends Ebola checks on travellers from US, Spain

2014-10-23 12:32

Rwanda has lifted Ebola travel restrictions on travellers who had been in the US and Spain after the president publicly told the health minister it was not necessary.

3 years after Libya revolt, 'Dubai dream' still far off

2014-10-23 10:56

Three years after Muammar Gaddafi’s regime collapsed, Libyans fear a Somalia-like “failed state” status, with the North African nation awash with weapons, lawlessness and political chaos.

Kagame allies seek vote to allow him a 3rd term

2014-10-23 09:16

A campaign for Rwandan President Paul Kagame to seek a third term has begun with allies suggesting a constitutional change to allow him to run in 2017.

Blast rocks bus station in north Nigeria

2014-10-23 06:14

A large explosion has rocked a bus station in a north Nigeria area previously targeted by Boko Haram, witnesses say, in what appeared to be the latest crack in the government's purported ceasefire with the Islamists.

Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls

2014-10-23 09:16

A week after Nigeria announced a ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, which it says would include the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist group, there is still no sign of the girls being freed.

Lagos 'Ebola hospital' battles to recover

2014-10-22 22:33

Nigeria may have been declared officially Ebola-free but at the First Consultants hospital in Lagos, doctors believe it'll take the facility that treated the first victim years to recover.

Nigeria truce shaky

2014-10-22 20:10

Fighting in Nigeria continues and their is still no news of the kidnapped schoolgirls.

DRC, UN troops fire during protest

2014-10-22 18:58

DRC troops and United Nations peacekeepers have fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a UN base at Beni.

 

Slow justice for Tunisia torture victims

2014-10-23 16:41

Within hours of his arrest by police, Walid Denguir was dead -- just one of many alleged torture victims at the centre of a fight for justice in post-revolution Tunisia.

Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food

2014-10-23 14:08

Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, a report says.

Bombing at Nigeria bus station kills 5 - police

2014-10-23 12:32

A bomb blast at a bus station in north Nigeria previously targeted by Boko Haram has killed at least five people, police say.

Polls: Botswana’s ruling BDP struggles to retain its grip

2014-10-23 07:55

Botswana’s ruling party, which has governed the diamond-rich country since 1965, is facing an unprecedented electoral battle as a traditionally fragmented opposition unites against it.

Ebola sleuths scour DRC jungle for source of outbreak

2014-10-23 10:55

Medical sleuths are deep in the jungle of the Democratic Republic of Congo trying to track down the origins of the latest Ebola outbreak in the country.

Ebola death toll rises to almost 4 900

2014-10-23 07:55

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10 000 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation says, as the scramble to find a cure gathers pace.

Ramaphosa in Lesotho

2014-10-22 20:57

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Maseru, Lesotho to facilitate the country's return to political normalcy.

Cairo blast wounds 10

2014-10-22 18:58

An explosion outside Cairo University has wounded at least 10 people among them police and civilians.

Egypt jails 25 on terrorism charges

2014-10-22 17:57

An Egyptian court has jailed 25 men for from seven years to life for planning 'terrorist attacks' on state institutions during the presidency of Islamist Mohammed Morsi.

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