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Boko Haram kills 48 fish vendors in Nigeria

2014-11-23 12:00

Boko Haram gunmen have killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria's restive Borno State, near the border with Chad, the head of the fish traders association says.

Suspected Islamist fighters kill 2 kids, abduct 10

2014-11-23 14:06

Suspected Islamist fighters have kidnapped 10 children and killed two others who tried to escape near two towns in Mali, a military official says.

Tunisians vote for new president

2014-11-23 10:00

Tunisians are voting for a new president in just the third free election since the 2011 revolution that ended the regime of autocrat Zine el-Abidine Beni Ali.

General accused of coup bid leaves Lesotho

2014-11-22 22:10

The renegade general accused of leading a failed coup attempt in Lesotho has left the kingdom along with two of his rivals as part of a deal to restore security.

DRC army hunts assailants after attack in east

2014-11-22 20:13

A provincial governor says the Democratic Republic of Congo's army is searching for the perpetrators of a new attack in the country's east that a civil society groups say killed at least 50 people.

Shabaab militants hijack bus, kill non-Muslims

2014-11-22 11:52
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Police officials say al-Shabaab militants from Somalia have hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board.

Bikes for Ebola

2014-11-22 08:26

Germany has sent 400 motorcycles to the areas of west Africa worst hit by the Ebola epidemic to speed up testing for the virus.

SADC officials to observe Namibian elections

2014-11-21 22:13

A group of SADC officials has arrived in Namibia to observe its elections and ensure adherence to democratic principles, the organisation says.

No vendetta against EFF, says Botswana govt

2014-11-21 16:00

The Botswana government does not have a vendetta against members of South Africa’s EFF, Labour and Home Affairs Minister Edwin Batshu says.

Mosque raids provoke clashes in Kenya's Mombasa port

2014-11-21 14:58

Armed police are patrolling streets in Kenyan port city of Mombasa and many businesses have been shut after clashes broke out with Moslem youths following a raid on a mosque.

Runner begs for cash to fly S Sudan flag at Olympics

2014-11-21 14:11

South Sudan marathon runner Guor Mading Maker has been forced to resort to crowd-funding to raise his civil war-torn nation’s flag for the first time at the Olympics.

 

Kenya bus attack 'an attempt by Shabaab to start religious war'

2014-11-23 07:25

A senior adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta says the killing of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is an attempt by al-Shabaab militants to start a "religious war", according to a report.

Burkina govt set to be named after delay

2014-11-23 14:06

The delayed announcement of Burkina Faso’s interim minister is expected, with the country waiting to see the extent of military influence under civilian President Michel Kafando.

Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected

2014-11-22 18:01

Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola and identified two new suspected cases, raising concern about further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country.

Plague outbreak kills 40 in Madagascar: WHO

2014-11-22 14:15

An outbreak of plague has killed 40 people in Madagascar, the World Health Organisation says.

WHO confirms DRC Ebola-free status

2014-11-22 06:00

The WHO has confirmed that DRC is Ebola-free, as 42 days have passed since the last case in an outbreak that killed 49.

Zambia ruling party suspends acting president Scott

2014-11-21 22:13

Zambia's governing Patriotic Front party has suspended Guy Scott from the party, weeks after he took over as interim president of the country following the death of Michael Sata last month.

Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

2014-11-21 20:31

Roadside bandits in Guinea have stolen a cooler containing blood samples that are believed to have Ebola, officials say.

Burkina's Compaore to stay for limited period – Morocco

2014-11-21 19:37

Burkina Faso's former president Blaise Compaore, who was toppled in a popular uprising last month, will stay in Morocco for a limited period after fleeing his country, the Moroccan government says.

Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns after violence

2014-11-21 14:58

Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as the army prepares to intensify a battle with Islamist militants that turned the daily trip to lessons into a 'journey of death'.

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